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  1. Yeah it’s an extra £16 and I wasn’t running out of space using the 1 tb so to be fair 2 is overkill already even for £16 it’s just not worth it and would likely die again before I filled it lol (have a 1TB ssd and around 350gb in other ssds from years off adding them) my froogle brain kicked in but you nearly got amazon the extra out of me !!!
  2. Perfect exactly the info I needed thank you again. will pick up a 2tb barracuda simply because it’s the same price as a wd blue and comes a day earlier from amazon. At £60 it can’t be horrible right ? Either way though thank you again for the speedy advice and reassurance.
  3. This is actually very helpful thank you. so basically as my router and hub set up is limited to 100mbs the limitations of smr shouldn’t ever be an issue ? And sequential read writes and maybe a few games that spill over from the ssds would be absolutely fine? any advice on wd blue over a barracuda ?
  4. So my reliable HDD is dying and I need to get a new one. I want to get a 2Tb 3.5inch drive but recalled the video about smr vs cmr and saw all the reviews online about the issues. so my question is will it matter to me ? I download around 20-30gb a day of video to watch. And sometimes double or triple this. This data is then often watched and the deleted within a day or two. would the issues around smr affect me? am very open to HDD recommendations if you have a reliable long lasting drive that’s 7200rpm and can take the daily use easily.
  5. ok so likely the pcb then? drives fine ish but controllers dying?
  6. Yep it fully disappears from device manager too. The same data power cable is powering an ssd that isn’t having any issues. And the power supply is basically brand new Corsair 750w modular icue intergraged thing. it is pretty old yeah it’s been in the pc for as long as I can remember but never had a single issue with it as my daily download content from websites I’m subscribed too. Watch then delete. Little confusing it’s showing as in good health if the read error rate being 100 is bad ? im going to need to buy a new drive then and hope it lives long enough to copy over from an external enclosure then ?
  7. So I decided to fresh install my windows yesterday and it’s all running fine apart from my HDD. It’s purely a media drive holds no system files etc and no games are run off it and is written to daily as I download most of my content consumption. Now the drive will randomly with no consistency or common cause become unfindable in file explorer. I’ve got the case open now and removing the sata power cable and plugging back in makes the drive appear again and work as if nothing happened. No need to restart or rescan for hardware changes. Simply removing the sata connection alone doesn’t fix the issue it has to be the power cable. This only started post fresh windows install with zero issues or hints of issues before hand. Any ideas ? I’m not an expert but I’d imagine if the drive was failing I’d be getting poor performance and lost data and be unable to revive it from the disappearing state? The drive is a 1TB Hitachi with the code HDT721010SLA360 with drivers provided by Microsoft nothing custom going on. 10.0.19041.1 from 21/06/2006.
  8. Been looking for a while and it seems readily available in the US now but does any one know a place in the UK or even the EU that stocks the case? Or even just the lcd glass panel ? Could just pick up a regular i510 nzxt and add the panel if need be.
  9. So I’ve finally decided I need to go for a new cpu. My 2600k I7 ocd to 4.5ghz seems to be a little long in the tooth now. and seems to be bottlenecking my gtx 1080 In some cases. I'm fairly set on on the following. ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming ATX Motherboard CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600 So my question is as someone who only games. I don’t make content or stream (though I might want to stream in the future but won’t ever be a content producer level of video editing etc) is a ryzen 7 3700x worth the extra £80($100) over the ryzen 3600x? and if I went for the 5 rather than the 7 would I get a noticeable bump to my games and system speed over my 2600k? or am I completely wrong and should be looking at something else entirely ?
  10. So no real need to upgrade either and revisit when 3000 series come
  11. Thank you for another point of view. Yes i play from my bed not at a desk and dont play competitive shooters on PC so will only ever be gaming at max 60fps which is fine for my needs and set up (lap board/game pad gaming) I guess my needs are i want everything turned up to full and in 4k HDR running at a stable 60fps. will my CPU be affecting this on a game like Gears 5?
  12. always wondered is it worth spending nearly as much as the CPU again on the MB? i'm not massivly into OC'ing and only ahve my OC at the moment because my MB was able to do it by its self automatically. Ram wise i'm looking at Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, Black, i have vengeance blue at the moment so sticking with a trusted brand is nice. I know its never the "perfect" time to upgrade but how likely do you ( and any one else) think i'm going to get buyers remorse if pull the trigger this year? and as you didnt even hesitate or mention going for an RTX i'm presuming youd suggest waiting for maybe the 2100's (or what ever they get called) before bothering looking for ray tracing over my 1080? Big Thank you again though for a starting point