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lexidobe

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About lexidobe

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  • Gender
    Male

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6850K
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99 Deluxe
  • RAM
    2 X 8GB G Skill Tritent Z RGB 3200 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 FTW with EK FC waterblock @ 1617mhz
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Pro NVME 512GB
  • PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 1000
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 4K TV
  • Cooling
    Custom loop
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    built in TV speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

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  1. lexidobe

    Will Cat 6 & Power Cables 12” Apart Be a Problem?

    I don't see why it would be a problem. Unless you are talking about running the cables beside an air handler or furnace with a motor that may create interference, but I doubt it would be a problem even if you did
  2. lexidobe

    How do power cycles damage computers?

    Thank you. So there is some truth to the myth that power cycles are stressful for computers?
  3. lexidobe

    Will Cat 6 & Power Cables 12” Apart Be a Problem?

    I have tried to cause interference in ethernet cables by wrapping them in high current power cords, etc. I have never been able to cause any problems, even with cheap CAT 5 cables. Hope this helps
  4. Hello everyone, I am wondering how exactly power cycles (turning on and off) damages a computer over time. Is the damage simply from heat cycles, or is the damage also caused by possible power spikes from starting up? I have also heard that the capacitors on the motherboard, PSU, graphics card, etc wear out a little every power cycle because they go through a charge and discharge cycle. Is there any truth to that either? Thanks
  5. lexidobe

    AIO Intake fan

    In my opinion, it is best for the radiator to receive fresh air from outside the case rather than using the radiator as an exhaust fan if possible. The cooler the air the radiator gets, the better it will perform. I have a 240 rad in the front of my case cooling my CPU and GPU, and it pulls air directly from the front of the case. IIRC my CPU and GPU temps dropped a little when I mounted my radiator in the front of the case so it receives cool air, but I don't remember for sure. Some people will argue that you are dumping hot air into the case doing it this way, so that's just my personal preference.
  6. lexidobe

    How do I convert to GPT?

    Thank you for your help. I set the boot option to legacy and I was able to install Windows 10 no problem. Oh and by the way Windows 10 LTSC is awesome! There is no bloatware and it runs very fast! I would say that the speed is slightly better than standard 10 "out of the box", and better than standard Windows 10 has ever run after disabling unused services. Too bad Microsoft didn't make the regular versions of 10 the same way. If they did, people might actually like the OS.
  7. lexidobe

    How do I convert to GPT?

    Windows 10 is just a total pain in the ass. Worked once, but now it won't work again for no reason. Unless it's something specific to the LTSC version, I don't understand how I ever got this to work in the first place. But since I got it to work once, I'm sure I can do it again. I could install it on an extra drive, but I would prefer to install it on my Samsung 960 Pro because it's a lot faster than any of my extra sata drives and I want to have as much of a direct performance comparison as possible. I am going to see if there is a setting in the UEFI to use legacy boot mode or something similar, maybe that will work.
  8. lexidobe

    How do I convert to GPT?

    Nope, same problem. I am going to try installing from Windows. EDIT: I can't because it won't let me select the partition I want to install it to.
  9. lexidobe

    How do I convert to GPT?

    Thank you so much for your help. I used Rufus both times, but I didn't change any of the default settings either time. I changed from GPT to MBR this time, so maybe it will work. I will report back once it finishes creating the bootable USB drive and I try it.
  10. lexidobe

    How do I convert to GPT?

    Thanks. What's weird is that I did this before. 1 month ago I did the same thing on the same system. I got an error the first time, but I restarted the system and it installed perfectly fine. Is it just being a pain in the ass because this is the LTSC version?
  11. lexidobe

    How do I convert to GPT?

    Hello everyone, I am currently using Windows 7 and I am trying to dual boot Windows 10 LTSC on a second partition. However, when I try to install Windows 10 on my second partition, it says I can't install WIndows on the partition because it isn't GPT. So I am wondering how I convert that partition to GPT so I can install Windows 10 on it without losing my data or corrupting Windows 7. I already tried 2 different partition managers and neither worked, and I also tried Diskpart in Windows 7. I didn't try diskpart in the WIndows 10 installer because I wasn't sure if it would wipe my drive since I couldn't select just partition 2 and it instead selects the whole drive. So how do I fix this? Thank you in advance!
  12. lexidobe

    Non bloated Windows 10?

    It comes right back without the help of 3rd party software, which I already said I don't want to use
  13. lexidobe

    Non bloated Windows 10?

    I can't stand Windows 10, largely because of all the crapware it has and continues to install. I don't want Cortana, Candy Crush, Weather, Xbox, Telemetry, etc, Yes, I know that there are ways to delete it, but it comes right back. Yes, I know that there are programs that keep it from coming back, but I don't want to use those. IMO installing and running an otherwise useless program to keep the computer free of other crap programs is simply ridiculous. This is a large part of the reason why I replaced Windows 10 with Windows 7 on my main computer. So I have been looking at embedded versions of Windows 10, and I found a version called LTSC. Basically it's a version designed for MRI machines, air traffic control centers, ATMs, military equipment, etc. It supposedly excludes all that crapware that I hate, and it is probably more stable too as a result of less "new feature updates" that are known to cause problems. Microsoft isn't paying me to be a beta software tester, and I never signed up to volunteer for Microsoft. The other version that I found is Pro For Workstations, but I bet they still load it with crapware and spy on their customers. Please correct me if I am wrong though. So I am wondering what the downsides would be to using an embedded or LTSC version of Windows 10, such as driver comparability, program comparability, reliability, etc. Thank you very much in advance!
  14. lexidobe

    Should I upgrade or scrap and rebuild

    You can't overclock the CPU on a B85 board, which makes getting an unlocked (K series) CPU a waste of money. Since you don't have a good overclocking capable motherboard, you may want to look into replacing your CPU, motherboard, and ram together.
  15. lexidobe

    Best fully modular psu

    I'd be careful with EVGA. I have had 2 EVGA 1000 P2 PSU's fail within a year. I returned them to the store under an extended warranty, but I called EVGA and they told me that they both failed because I way oversized it. I have had a Seasonic Prime Titanium 1000 in the system for the last 2 years without a problem, so I know the problem isn't my power quality or my system.
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