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About Sonefiler

  • Title
    Fanboy of Many an Unknown Brand
  • Birthday 2000-12-24

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  • Interests
    PowerColor, Intel, AMD, Team Fortress 2, Sony phones, and most of all, Tech.
  • Biography
    i have unhealthy obsessions to swedish fish, pistachios, and pizza (not together).

    PowerColor is love, PowerColor is life.
    I want the PowerColor Devil13 R9 295X2, even if I don't have enough of a wattage PSU to run it, and my CPU will bottleneck it. Just as a badge.

    PCMR actually stands for Power Color Master Race
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4670K
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ares 2x8GB DDR3-1866MHz
  • GPU
    PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 290
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 450D
  • Storage
    A-Data SP900 256GB, Transcend SSD370 512GB SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750M
  • Display(s)
    BenQ GW2255 1920x1080 21.5"
  • Cooling
    CPU: Corsair H100i Push with Scythe GTs, two 140mm silent wings 2
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair Raptor M40
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 650s
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1
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  1. I have another question. Since I'm switching my boot drive from my 2.5" 256GB SSD to a M.2 512GB SSD, can I just copy everything over somehow? If so, what's the best way to do that?
  2. Oh, I see. Is there a way that I can transfer my windows license to my new PC?
  3. What do you mean by "reactivate"?
  4. Hey guys. This is kind of a broad spectrum question, so sorry if this isn't the perfect place to put this post. So recently I built a second computer (long story), and since I now have two computers, I want to combine them into one great build. In my old build, I have two 2.5" SSDs (one with Windows boot) and a 4TB HDD. In my new build, I have a M.2 PCIe SSD, which is also the boot device. I want to move all my drives to the new PC, but I don't want to wipe their data. I'd rather keep what I have and just move it over in the new computer. However, I don't know how to do this. Is it safe to just plug in my drives into the new computer? What do I do about the old windows boot on my 2.5" SSD? Thanks for the help!
  5. I got it working! Just wanted to let people know how I got this working, in case anybody in the future wanted to do this: To hook up the relay switch, I wired two Molex connector pins, the +12V and a Ground pin (seems like it depends on the power supply you're using as to which wire corresponds to which), to the relay switch. I wired the +12V (Middle pin) from the fan header as the actual switching signal. Then I used motherboard fan curve adjustments to make the fan stay at 0RPM until 45 degrees, then have it go to full throttle!
  6. I want to be able to just switch between the "fan" being 100% on and 100% off, on the fly.
  7. I'm not sure if you misread. I could be getting something super wrong since I'm not very good with electronics and stuff, but my plan is to toggle a relay switch using the fan header
  8. so my plan to use the fan port as GPIO with Speedfan should work, right?
  9. Hey guys. I'm trying to figure out how fan headers work. From what I've researched online, I understand that a 3-pin fan header consists of +12V/5V, Ground. and the Tachometric signal. I also understand that the tachometric signal isn't necessary, and if it isn't used, the fan will just run at full speed. My question is: If I only used two pins, would I be able to still turn off the fan? I know that I wouldn't be able to control the RPM, I just want to know if I could shut it off altogether. The reason is that I want to use the fan header with a relay switch and essentially use the fan header as GPI/O. Thanks guys!
  10. Yeah, this is kind of the idea I was thinking of. I was looking at this thing: https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Temperature-Thermostatic-Applicable-Miniature/dp/B07GBS38SW/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cr_simh_0_2/133-9645076-8883128?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07GBS38SW&pd_rd_r=dbc8f134-eb67-4c61-9c75-38c16789601f&pd_rd_w=NdONv&pd_rd_wg=9nsGg&pf_rd_p=31caee8f-ce20-49ad-9f29-d71df297ad52&pf_rd_r=KT4ZENGKM0S1G4EYKC34&psc=1&refRID=KT4ZENGKM0S1G4EYKC34 Since it's 12V, I thought that it might even be possible to just power the heating plate with the fan header. It does demand like 8x more current than a fan, but from the little material that exists online, it seems like fan headers can handle a theoretical limit of 20W, which is well within range. Another thought I had is that if the motherboard had output pins (similar to the raspberri pi), I could just use the signal from that as an on/off switch and just plug in some random 12v power adapter into the wall to power this thing.
  11. Hey guys. I'm working on a build that, when the computer heats up, a heating element is activated. What's the best way that I could send a signal out after a certain heat threshold is reached, so that the heating element is activated by the computer? (I know this sounds counter-intuitive. Trust me, there's a method to my madness, and I'll share it on the forums once I'm done.) Thank you!
  12. I agree that it probably won't matter. However, I saw the opportunity and thought that it might be cool to try it. If this idea were to come to fruition, two M.2 X4 ports would be converted to PCIe, then combined to power a graphics card, all from a STX motherboard (147x140mm). Just thought it would be super super cool if it were possible to make it entirely no-compromises.
  13. I'm looking for a riser that allows me to combine two PCIe Gen3 x4 ports into one x8 port, so I can run a graphics card off of it with no throttling. Does this exist, anywhere? I'm trying to find one, but it's basically the exact opposite of the popular cryptocurrency risers that people are buying in droves, so I'm having a hard time finding anything. (Sorry if this is the wrong category. Didn't really know where to ask this other than here.) Thank you!!