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  1. Howdy All, I am looking to build a multipurpose server (on a budget). I am looking for it to be able to handle the following: 1. Run an ownCloud NAS to replace my current Dropbox account; 2. Run a Plex Media Server; and 3. Run Ubiquiti's UniFi software for my home network. I don't know how powerful I really need this thing to be, and I am concerned about building a machine that is too weak or too powerful (i.e. expensive). Price to performance is a high priority for this build. Very open to suggestions and any experience you folks have had with similar setups. Thanks
  2. kensylvia

    Which PSU is better?

    They are both from reputable brands, have the same wattage, have black modular cables, and 80+ gold efficiency. Honestly, if you're not in love with one brand over the other or the aesthetics of one does't fit your build better, buy whichever is cheaper IMO.
  3. Perhaps I'm just confused, but... couldn't you just plug the monitors you want assigned to each card... into the display ports on that card?
  4. Where did your version of windows come from? I'm wondering if there is some preconfigured security stuff shutting down ports or something
  5. Have you tried building the PC outside of the case? If a stand-off is misplaced and touching something it’s jot supposed to, this could happen. Build it all on the mobo box and power it on with a screwdriver. And while it’s not common, it’s possible to get two bad parts in a row. I bought a dishwasher last year. Had two DOA and everyone thought it had to be me. Sure enough, it was a bad batch and a new SN series solved it for the third try.
  6. Are you running any sort of VPN that might be configured goofily?
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    8600k suddenly running hot

    Derp, it was 115 F not C, my bad, so 46 C (about the temp of the water per Corsair's software) Yeah, I'm submitting a ticket with Corsair now. Hopefully they don't wont to be dicks about cross shipping (not having the computer for that long would be a deal-breaker and would mean I'd have to buy a cooler something to get me through) Thanks for your help homie
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    8600k suddenly running hot

    So, I feel slight vibrating, but I feel the same if I touch any part of the computer. I'm not sure if it's the pump or just a combination of the fans (which I have turned way back down for this) and the HDD. Is there a way to differentiate? Should it be obviously vibrating more at the pump (because that would suggest a broken pump)? If it is the pump: would Corsair's software still be reading it at 3060 rpm? would the top hose still get warm (convection perhaps)? would the temps still remain "ok" (i.e. enough to not force me to shut it down with light use (watching videos and typing this response))? And yeah, I'm going to order some now
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    8600k suddenly running hot

    Top tube is warm (115 C under load as measured by an infrared thermometer). Bottom tube is cold. Radiator does not seem to be warm to the touch, and the air blowing off it isn’t either.
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    8600k suddenly running hot

    Hello all, looking for some advice. The Problem Getting high idle and load temps all of a sudden Been running the same set up for a year without issue (I do not have specific temps written down to compare to, but they were "just fine"). I had been running at a 4.6 ghz OC (from the EZ Tuning Wizard in the ASUS BIOS). System PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $318.74 CPU Cooler Corsair - H115i 104.65 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Purchased For $109.99 Motherboard Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $163.99 Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Purchased For $174.99 Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $62.99 Storage Crucial - MX300 525 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $149.88 Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $67.97 Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Mini Video Card Purchased For $239.99 Case NZXT - Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $84.99 Power Supply Rosewill - 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $89.99 Case Fan NZXT - FZ-200mm NONLED 103 CFM 200mm Fan Purchased For $17.93 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1481.45 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-25 19:11 EST-0500 Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound (last applied one year ago, nearly to the day) Windows 10 (64 bit) BIOS v1704 (flashed it today, so it's the most recent) Steps Already Taken Cleared CMOS Updated the BIOS Reset everything to stock (with the exception of enabling XMP so my RAM is running at its rated 3200 Mhz) Fans and pump are locked at 100% Case side panel is off Current Status Idle package temp is 14-25 C above ambient (it fluctuates quite a bit) Prime 95 hits TJ max in a matter of a few seconds at stock speeds with a 280mm AIO Discussion My first thought was that the AIO pump had died. Not sure how best to test that hypothesis. I do not have any thermal compound at the moment (more specifically, I can't seem to find it), so I can't re-seat the cooler right now (I can order some, of course, if that seems to be the direction this heads) I do not have another cooler that I can test with This system is almost exactly one year old (last part was purchased the Saturday after Black Friday last year (hence why I got rekd on the 8600k price)) The Artwork Two screenshots show the temps I'm getting at idle and under load. For reference, ambient is 26 C. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  11. kensylvia

    Cheapest Cooler for i7-8086k

    T4 should work just fine at stock speeds for the amount of time you're talking about. Might want to consider checking craigslist for something you can get super cheap since you're not asking for anything special.
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    AIO coolers by price

    Given the fluctuations in market price day by day, wouldn't it make more sense to just use a parametric filter on PCPartPicker for each size?
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    New thermal paste or nah?

    Since you didn't mention a specific problem other than age, no. If it was getting problematically hot, maybe it would be a good idea, but it doesn't need new thermal paste just because of age.
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    Sketchy memory?

    If you keep a close eye on newegg's emails, they offer some "deals" (they are still screwing you, but not as deep or as rough) on memory every now and again. Can def do better than these prices, and buy a reputable brand from a store with a return policy.
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    ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H Mobo

    I have this board and an 8600k. I had a lot of trouble overclocking while watching some guides that told me what to change, but it's quite possibly because I don't know wtf I'm doing with overclocking. I couldn't outright blame the board based on my experience.