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About Crinklekitty

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  • Birthday 1999-07-23

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  • Interests
    Gaming, watching videos, sleeping, anime


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-7820X
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX FURY 16gb DDR4-2666MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero 8GB OC
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 450D
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO 250GB, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB, WD20EARS 2TB, HDWD110 1TB, ST1000DM003-1SB10C 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair CX550M
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator Z271 27" G-Sync, AOC G2460VQ6 24" FreeSync
  • Cooling
    Corsair Hydro Series H55
  • Keyboard
    ROCCAT® Isku, Logitech K120
  • Mouse
    Mad Catz R.A.T. TE
  • Sound
    Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum, Trust GXT 38
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
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  1. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    I've got no eSATA slots available at all, but got 4 PCIe 3.0 x16 sized lanes left. However, looking at the contact pins, it looks like a PCIe 3.0 x8 lane. But as I mentioned before, if it required a wall outlet for power, I can't use it.
  2. Crinklekitty

    Intel Core i7-7820X - PCIe lanes usage

    So... essentially, everything else I've connected, like SATA, M.2, and so on uses a "shared" bandwidth that the chipset provides, or have I mistaken? Also, I mainly read the manual when setting up certain things, or attempting to troubleshoot anything on it, providing if something happened. Sorry to sound dumb like this, but I appreciate the research.
  3. Crinklekitty

    Intel Core i7-7820X - PCIe lanes usage

    So theoretically, I've got 32 PCIe lanes I can essentially use then, thanks to the chipset? Or at least that would be my assumption if I were to add the CPU lanes with the chipset ones.
  4. Crinklekitty

    Intel Core i7-7820X - PCIe lanes usage

    The motherboard I use specifically, is a MSI X299 SLI PLUS. Got 7 PCIe slots, and only 2 of them are PCIe 3.0 x1. However, one of those x1 lanes are blocked by the GPU.
  5. Crinklekitty

    Intel Core i7-7820X - PCIe lanes usage

    So even if I occupy 5 SATA-600 ports, no PCIe lanes are in use, right? ^^;
  6. ~ Topic Introduction ~ Quite recently, I've been running into a few audio issues, and it's been bothering me. Probably doesn't help I use 2 sound systems for the same audio stream, but regardless. I've been interested in buying a PCIe x1 sound card to fix some of those issues, and have a bit more flexibility in general, like actually having a TOSLINK-in port. But the main thing I'm wondering about, is how many "lanes" am I using on my CPU currently? I'm not a computer genius, so I'm not sure. ~ Currently Installed Parts ~ I've been called 'strange' for the parts I use, but here's some of them, in which I would assume uses PCIe lanes. - MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Aero GB OC (PCIe 3.0 x16) - AverMedia Live Gamer Lite HD (PCIe 3.0 x1) - Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD (M.2) - Western Digital M.2 SATA SSD (M.2) - X299 Chipset From what I heard, Samsung's 960 EVO and PRO series NVMe SSD runs on a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface through the M.2 slot, if I'm not mistaken. I'd assume I use 21 PCIe lanes or something, but I can't tell for sure. Kind of feel like an idiot for thinking I use that much, but I honestly have no idea. ;w; ~ Comments ~ So I'm asking you, the community. How many PCIe lanes am I using? Because, again, I have no idea. Realizing I may or may not sound like an idiot for posting this, I felt like asking regardless. If anyone has an idea, or even know, please inform me. ~ Recap ~ Please don't approach me with a wall of text just because this post is related to a sound card, in 2018. >-< I'm mostly concerned about my PCIe lane usage, based off from what I currently use. Thanks in advance for those who understand. ^^;
  7. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    Oh, professional at work here. Getting back on topic, rather than having an argument: I use my drives for different stuff, and happened to have a spare 240GB SSD left over. And I mainly wondered: "Would it work well for video editing on a USB 3.0 connection?" I recently edited a video and used it as a scratch disk, and found it working well. But I'm also wondering what other people's thoughts on this is. And of course, without telling me to go buy a SSD with a ton of space for everything, which I find a bit rubbish. At least for my use. Responding to what you said: The available SSD I have right now, used to be my boot drive for a while, and was located behind a front fan. Not sure how power levels went, as I just went "Plug & Play" with it. After upgrading my rig, I used the SSD as storage for software and miscellaneous files, such as OBS, Audacity, AverMedia HDMI capture, and hell, even a game server. Lifespan isn't my main concern for the next 4 years for different reasons, but rather what I can do with it. And what if my idea is a good one or not.
  8. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    By the way, in case you don't believe me in the amount of data I can write on the SSD before it'll wear out over time, here you go: Recap: I want to know more about the stuff I already have, not buy unnecessary storage. Hell, I'd buy and build a new mATX PC instead for that money. Source: https://www.kingston.com/datasheets/SV300S3_en.pdf
  9. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    I do not have any eSATA ports on my PC, no. It's mainly filled with loads and loads of USB ports. Also, using a eSATA with it's own controller wouldn't help me, as I pretty much use every power outlet I have for my rig.
  10. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    1. Clearly you missed the point of me using 4TB or something. Besides, not like everyone in the world sh*ts money to buy several 1 TB SSD's anyway. 2. You do realize that SSD's have a limited read/write lifespan, right...? If written on too much, the cells will wear out, and become useless when it's worn out too much. 3. Not every SSD exactly the same. Most SSD's "I've" seen (keyword: I've), were rated to handle several hundred Terrabytes of re-writes, not petabytes. 4. In performance, I was mostly focused on HDD's performance being noticeable if loaded with a lot of tasks... let alone video editing. 5. I'll still have redundancy in one way, which is this: - If I were to store everything on one drive, and it fails, I'd lose everything on it. - If I were to store different things on different drives, and one fails, I'd only lose files for that drive. Not every file I have. I'm asking about something I already have, not something to buy.
  11. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    As if buying a 4TB SSD is gonna be any cheap. >.> By the way, I feel like you're not thinking much of other things as well when it comes to different kinds of storage. SSD's can and will wear out over time, which is going to be a problem. Besides, not like having everything on one drive is gonna help you anything in redundancy. If you were in my position, but used one drive for everything... you'd be in the shit. Had to install Windows about 10 times in 2017. And the last time I did, it was because I nuked everything on my main drive by accident. I currently use 3 HDD's, and 3 SSD's on a daily basis. If I were to use only one HDD for example, I would notice slowdown if I were to storage games, play high quality media from it, and download roughly 20 to 30 files on it in one go. And I don't see how partitioning it will help, as the HDD will still only have one arm, and 3 virtual drives to worry about. SSD's wouldn't last very long with the way I shift files around on HDD's... Oh, and using over a Terrabyte of LAN activity back and forth between my drives and my server doesn't help either. As for SSD's... well, highest M.2 NVMe SSD I've seen in retailers, go up to 2 TB. You may not see any performance difference, but I sure as sh*t do. And honestly, your method does not help in the event of a drive failure. At least for me. And I do make backups, but not frequent enough, due to the amount of files.
  12. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    In my case, it happens to actually matter a bit. Besides, I want to keep my drives as de-fragmented as possible as well. Also, not like mechanical hard drives are unable to read and write at the exact same moment. Using folders doesn't help in terms of different tasks. And partitions are just two "drives" on the same disk. The less strain on the drives, the better. I mean, if you were to install a crapton of stuff on one drive and boot off of it, it'd take longer to get everything up and running compared to a drive with less programs and such on it. Besides, not like putting the majority of your files on one drives is gonna help if the drive suddenly fails. C drive: Boot drive, drivers (SSD) D drive: DVD-RW E drive: Games (HDD) F drive: Games with long loads (SSD) G drive: Media center (HDD) H drive: Software and stuff (SSD) I drive: Downloads and other things (HDD) If you were to combine drive E, F, G, H, and I... the drive would have way more stuff to do, and would be noticeable.
  13. Crinklekitty

    Video editing - External SSD (USB to SATA)

    Yeah, I use all my drives for different tasks, so no. I wanted to know thoughts about this topic, not suggestions to buy other stuff. >.<
  14. Quite recently, I got myself a new SSD. Specifically a M.2 one to populate the second M.2 slot on my motherboard. This upgrade has let me to a spare 240GB SSD with a SATA 3 connectivity, as using both M.2 slots disabled a few SATA ports. ~ An Idea ~ A bit of time before I went out of my way to type and post this topic, I wanted to make a video about something I recorded. The I came to think, would this new external SSD be any "good" for video editing with a USB 3.0 to SATA 3 connection? ~ Bear In Mind ~ I've ran out of available SATA ports, due to two M.2 SSD's. Only got 3 ways to connect external drives. 2x USB 3.0, and 1x USB 2.0. No SATA to USB Type-C suggestions, due to impracticality with other devices. ~ Thoughts ~ With this said, I want to hear what you ladies and gents have on mind regarding this. ^-^
  15. Crinklekitty

    i7-7820X - 99C abnormal CPU overheating

    I'm not doing custom liquid cooling... as if it wasn't enough to maintain regularly, it's not that easy (I bet) to get some components out. Doing an AIO solution worked just fine for me. But now, that pump has gone to all hell apparently. Of all times, it had to be on a Sunday... Anywho, I'll contact the retailer I bought it from and hear what they can do. Might have to buy a new cooler if I can't get the current one replaced, and it's not been an entire year yet since I bought it.