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  1. Oh, and they are not passthrough ones. Thanks.
  2. Ha, I suspect so. They said I had a several devices online but who doesn't nowadays with smart home devices, mobiles, tablets etc!
  3. Thanks. The router is not on an extension and the ISP claims it is not faulty (hard for me to disprove!?) Powerline adapters have generally been reliable bar a blip now and then (once or twice a year). They played the whole 'there will be a call out charge if we find our line and router are OK" card and definitely made it sound like it was something at my end. I just wish I knew one way or the other as it's getting to be a frustratingly regular occurrence.
  4. Unfortunately yes, it still happens.
  5. Hi all I've been having regular disconnects to the internet so I spoke to my ISP. They did a line test and said there were no issues and that the router was fine. In my house, I run most things of a Velop mesh wifi network and powerline adapters for my main PC room (office use and gaming). Anyway... The ISP said that the disconnects were probably caused by my powerline adapters (TP-LINK TL-PA4030KIT 500Mbps) making the router reset itself. So my question is?... Is that a thing or is it the ISP passing the blame? Is there anything I can do to stop it happening? Many thanks.
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    The last pieces of the jigsaw...

    Thank you SO much, I really appreciate your help.
  7. Hi After mulling it over for a while, I'm taking the leap to my first build. Basically, my old PC (which I am keeping as a secondary one) is reaching the limit of performance without spending lots more. So... I am starting from scratch picking the parts when I see deals over the last month or so. My aim is to build a Ryzen based system mainly for gaming (1440p 144mhz - mainly FPS games) but also for general productivity and a bit of photo and video editing. Maybe even streaming. So far I have purchased... - Aerocool 800 case with additional case fans - MSI B450 Tomahawk Motherboard - 750W EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 LED, 80PLUS Gold, Full Modular PSU To add to this, I am thinking of getting these items and would like feedback on better options please (and what goes well together to match this)... - CPU: Ryzen 2600 / 2700 or similar - RAM: 16Gb of 2333-3200 RAM (Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz maybe) - Graphics Card: Vega 56 or GTX 1660 (maybe something higher if needed?) - Drive: 500gb NVMe and possibly a storage drive c.2-4Tb My budget for the remaining items is around $500-600 but could stretch to $700-800 if needed. All comments welcome thank you.
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    My weak link GPU...

    Thank you again, you have been so helpful!
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    My weak link GPU...

    Actually, there has been a development of sorts.... I opened my case today following this thread and discovered that I have an additional connector coming from my PSU. Does this mean I could have better options? Or, would my PC/PSU not cope with that? In case it helps I took a note of the PSU when inside - it is a Dell AC460AD-00 which I think is 460w. I'd really appreciate advice on this, previously a family member said 'with an old computer like that you can only have a GPU that doesn't need additional power' (which is why I got the 750ti in the first place!)
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    My weak link GPU...

    Just looking around - how about this one? - https://www.zotac.com/us/product/graphics_card/zotac-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-oc-edition
  11. iconic

    My weak link GPU...

    Thank you, I appreciate your help, it's good to know that option.
  12. iconic

    My weak link GPU...

    Thank you for that, much appreciated. If I may ask, is there a specific 1050Ti you would recommend? (or are they all similar?) Thanks
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    My weak link GPU...

    Hi - my setup... Dell XPS 8300 (stock PSU) Intel Core i5 2300 @ 2.8 GHz Dell 0Y2MRG Motherboard 16GB DDR3 1333 MHz 4x4Gb MSI NVIDIA GTX 750Ti 2 GB 1020 MHz I run two monitors - a 23" Dell which came with it and an LG Ultrawide 25" Sandisk SSD Plus 480Gb - Windows 10 I bought the 750ti a few years ago and it has served me really well but I'd like to get a better GPU as it's creaking a bit now. Ideally I would like a GPU (like the 750ti) which only gets power from the PCi-E. What is my best upgrade option please? New / used? With a budget of around $200-250. All suggestions welcome. Thank you!
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    Partition Tool 'killed' PC

    Thanks - dirty install sorted now. I will report back on how it went but for now, thank you!
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    Partition Tool 'killed' PC

    Thanks - I think I will do the "dirty" install - will that be problematic going forwards or is it an easy fix? Thank you so much again for your help!