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Coldfuson

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About Coldfuson

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System

  • CPU
    i7 4930k
  • Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 LE
  • RAM
    16GB G.skill rampage
  • GPU
    Asus Strix R9 380X
  • Case
    NZXT Phantom
  • Storage
    1TB Green drive, 500 GB blue drive, 500GB Crucial SATA SSD, 120GB Sand disk SATA SSD
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Black Widow 850W semi modular power supply
  • Display(s)
    2x Asus 22" IPS LED
  • Cooling
    H100i
  • Keyboard
    Razer Black Widow
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Molten edition
  • Sound
    Klipsh Audio 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Coldfuson

    Tracing a hacker

    Dude... Youve been over this a thousand times... Please just calm down. You're just paranoid.
  2. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994147&cm_re=hot_swap_bay-_-17-994-147-_-Product The guys at Icy dock did you one better. They fit 6!
  3. Can you really? It seems plausible, just never seen it or even thought about it that way. Hell mine is just duct taped to my face!
  4. Coldfuson

    PC newb looking for help

    In the US there is only a 10$ difference between the 6700k and the 7700k. in most cases I would say upgrading is foolish, but if you're already spending that much, you might as well be on the bleeding edge! I don't know where you are shopping, but there are GTX1070's available in the US for wayyyy closer to $400. Also you need to add in what kind of gigabyte Z170. Also I would look into a cheaper air cooler. Not sure what they go for where you are, but they go for $35 here.
  5. The lack of proof that they do exist is the proof that they in fact do not exist.
  6. This is the basically the predecessor to painfully tacky RGB lighting
  7. Sorry I may have been wrong about specifics. I checked and it seems to cap out at 1 year. I don't even have an Amex.
  8. Coldfuson

    How to format a PC

    Nevermind, I stand corrected. Didn't see his build in his signature.
  9. Coldfuson

    How to format a PC

    I'm saying that backing up to a D or an E drive isn't as easy when you don't actually have a secondary internal storage device. Don't get me wrong, I've got a 1tb and 500gb HDD to backup from my 120 gb and 500gb SSD's but that doesn't seem to be the case in OP's situation.
  10. Coldfuson

    Wirelessly powered hardware components?

    but... but... but... tempered glass!
  11. Coldfuson

    How to format a PC

    >implying that the OP has more than one storage device already in his computer
  12. All he meant is that the MFG warranty covers defective parts and workmanship. Warranty not to be confused with a protection plan or insurance.
  13. Apple care can be a little trickier. With my experience with the "geniuses", they're god awful human beings with NO idea what the hell makes a device work. They told my wife that her iPhone 5 had a fan in it, and that it was broken, and that's why it was overheating. When she called them on their bullshit, they insisted that there was a fan in the device. Aside from the terrible people at the apple store, they also have a deductible that makes it a pricey exchange even after paying a hefty premium. Most repairs can be done on a mac pro with an ifixit kit and the replacement part you need. Motherboards don't fail too often, so I would opt for not getting it. The only issue is if you think you are careless enough to break a $1000+ device.
  14. Former best buy employee here. So the thing you want to check out is what type of protection plan it is. They have GSP-ADH (offered on most portable electronics including laptops) and GSP-R (Covers desktops and peripherals). You want to be careful that you are in fact getting the ADH (accidental damage from handling) if you do opt for the plan. And you do want to be careful. I wasn't around when smart watches were really huge(not that they're really huge now), so I didn't see any come in under protection plans. Best buy outlines in their protection plan perms that they have the right to try and fix the device up to 3 times before giving you a new product. In which case, you end up with the device out for service more than you've been able to use it. This is the express reason why I will not get an extended protection plan on laptops. HOWEVER. If you want to "upgrade" at the end of the warranty, you can do so by throwing your laptop down the stairs. Just make sure that you've done enough damage to make it not worth their time to repair. Though they do have a clause that states any falls from excessive heights, or crazy damage like being ran over by a car, will invalidate your protection plan. sidenote: if you have gotten bodily fluid on the device the protection plan is void. For the love of god, nobody is willing to touch your vomit to fix your device. With the ADH, you can sort of abuse the system. If the repair quote comes in at more than 60% of product value they will generally "Junk it out" And give you store credit for the original price of the item that you purchased. My greatest suggestion is when dealing with the geeksquad, to be as kind as possible. A lot of the decisions are left up to their managers and what kind of hit they are willing to take on their bottom line (against their bonuses), and having the geeksquad rep feel that you deserve to be treated with respect can be a great perk to have on your side. This also may not be a bad time to mention if you have are an elite plus member or what have you. This (however stupid it sounds) will impact how the manager feels about you.
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