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  1. Of course, just thought it could do with a mention similar to the 300 series. Fair enough, I never used any myself.
  2. You can find Dell's diagnostics light support page here (expand 2009-2012): http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN284978/a-reference-guide-to-the-dell-optiplex-diagnostic-indicators?lang=EN#2009_to_2012 Based on light 3 it seems that it is either motherboard failure or a CPU problem depending on the power light.
  3. As others have pointed out above, you cannot adapt 6pin PCIe power to SATA power, there simply aren't the connections there. A SATA power connector has three different power wires (relative to the neutral wire), +12V, +5V and +3.3V. A 6pin PCIe connector only has one of these, +12V. In contrast a "4pin Molex" has +12V and +5V. I have never met a drive that doesn't use 5V, but also never one that uses 3.3V, hence adapting a "4pin Molex" to SATA power is almost always fine. I think we are struggling with the question. What case do you have? What is the difficulty with using SATA extenders?
  4. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Nvidia did release 800 series graphics cards. These were a mixture of late Kepler and early Maxwell, mostly put into laptops (with the "m" on the end of course). If I remember correctly some of these 800 series cards made it into OEM only solutions, like off-the-shelf systems from Acer.
  5. That's definitely a miniHDMI on the GPU and an HDMI on the monitor, so you will need an HDMI to miniHDMI cable. If you can I suggest you buy an Amazon Basics cable. They are perfectly good enough, but not overly expensive. EDIT: You won't need to worry about HDMI version at 1080p.
  6. If you have an 8 pin on you motherboard and an 8pin on your PSU then plug all 8 in. If the PSU only has a 4 pin , you won't have any choice because it's keyed. It will boot, but you might struggle with overclocking. If the PSU has an 8 pin and your motherboard has a 4 pin then plug either. Both "halves" are identical: http://cdn.overclock.net/a/ac/1000x2000px-LL-ac82eb1d_pinout.png
  7. This wouldn't work since the AC would bring the ambient temperature down, rather than just the PC temperature. The long and short of it is that you cannot get sub-ambient temperatures from simple air or water cooling. You would have to use a condenser setup to do this, similar to Linus' Sub-Zero build here:
  8. They do. I would steer clear of this method for carrying mains electricity. I can't see a reason that it wouldn't work for power, but personally I wouldn't use this as a power solution. Ultimately it's up to you to decide if you think it's safe.
  9. Sorry, I misunderstood what you meant by "speaker cable". Judging by that video you should be able to do this just fine. Make sure to check if you need a ground for the device and run the appropriate number of conductors.
  10. It may be able to handle the mains current, but without a proper fused, switched plug I wouldn't even touch it. Additionally it's only 2 conductors so I would definitely steer clear of using it. Your best solution would be to get a proper wall socket put in near to the device you want to power an use a properly fused grounded plug.
  11. If it is a retail licence then it should work when you put the key into a new PC, deactivating the old one in the process. If that fails you will have to call Microsofts automated phone system and type in the strings of numbers. It's really easy and should be absolutely fine as long as it is a retail licence.
  12. Well that's your answer right there. Look for some that fit the aesthetic you are going for and make sure they have decent performance. As @Enderman said, you can use "airflow" fans with radiators. They might not perform quite as well as Nocuta "static pressure" fans, but the impact won't be particularly much. What kind of fans do you want? What colour? Do you want LEDs or not? Tell us this and we can find some fans that you will like that also perform well
  13. Mods, help, it's another one of these! In all seriousness it doesn't really matter. The "X", the line, the pea-sized-dot, they're all pretty much the same, the thermal compound will spread out with the mounting pressure of the heat sink. I've heard that spreading it can cause air bubbles, but I've never seen "proof" of this issue.
  14. If your budget doesn't allow for an Intel i7 then the FX is a pretty good bet. I have found that the 8320 performs well in gaming and rendering times are very good for the price. If you do get the FX then I suggest you invest in a good motherboard and cooler and make sure to overclock it. That's where most of the value comes from in the FX CPUs. Take a look at this UserBenchmark page: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6500-vs-AMD-FX-8320/3513vs1983 Best of luck with whatever you choose
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