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Everything posted by xXDeltaXx

  1. This little 120hz 1920x1080 screen has served me well… last week when my computer woke from sleep, this monitor did not. The monitor was still detected by the computer, and still gives a beep when plugged in to power, but no signs of life on the buttons - so I can’t turn it on. I’ve been able to find a driver board that looks to be a suitable replacement (getting it outside of the US is a different challenge), but I have noticed a pile of insulation from two of the cables. . . (the individual conductors are now touching as the insulation is falling off) Does anyone have any idea as to what these cables are called / where I could try to source some from? Or, is this monitor destined for the large ewaste skip in the sky. . .(?) (They are different, one has circa 41 pins, and the other has circa 50 - if my eyes are right)
  2. As I've just been through this, I figured that I'd share / see if anyone else is in a similar situation (wasn't sure if this should be in Perhipherals or just in General). I've just reinstalled Windows and was looking for software / Drivers for this old RAT7. There's nothing on the Mad Catz website for such an old product, and after a bit of searching, there seems to be some questionable downloads out there that I didn't want to try. It turns out that the recovery drive from a dead SSD still had the .exe files for the drivers and software - installed, seems to work fine. I have no recollection as to whether I got them from their site or found something elsewhere (packaging?)... but if someone wants to suggest a good place to upload / share, then I can (135MB).
  3. @AlexTheGreatish don't give in to his negativity... you just need more TECs. If one was overwhelmed, then go for 2 or even 4. Picture something like a copper plate on the CPU with heatpipes rising to the sky with 4 TECs attached, each with individual water blocks and some overkill water cooling. If you're going to spend his money, build it big, build it beautiful ?
  4. I've got a Q9450, an Abit IP35 Pro XE, and an 8800GTX sitting watching to see where you go and what you do with this series...
  5. I got the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit a few years ago primarily based on the reviews and features from this channel - a great bit of kit. I ended up damaging the tips of the 'reverse tweezers' (the nylon doesn't stand up well to heat). The WAN show a couple of weeks ago reminded me that iFixit has a good warranty, so I sent them an e-mail... They were able to track down my original order number (which I had forgot) and sent out some replacement tips which just arrived today... All in all, pretty good service. Oh, and for that added thumbs up, included was a little bag of Haribo sweets...
  6. Catching up on the videos, but I can say that some things will run on some really old equipment... I had SolidWorks 2013 to 2014 / 2015 running on an OC'd Intel Q9450 @ 3.6GHz, Abit IP35 Pro XE, Gigabyte GTX470, 8GB (4x 2GB) Geil Back Dragon. That ran the software fine and would allow for some complex models, not thousands of parts, but multiple hundreds. That's not to say that it wasn't a bit slow at times (rebuilds and renders), but as a starting point, it's not too bad. (excluding limitations in the software requirements). On the other hand, I'm searching for a new motherboard to get more RAM into my current system, as I'm hitting the max 16GB limit I have. My current system is a 4790K (stock), Impact VII (hence the 16GB limit), and a Quadro K4200. That is more than capable (bar the RAM) of running a multiple thousand part assembly in Solidworks 2018 and running AutoCAD at the same time.
  7. Linus touch... he doesn't need that... (so many choices of him dropping things to pick just one)
  8. I've been following this one: http://ftp.thecus.com/wss/iso/WSSE_GettingStartGuide_EN_v1.2-2.pdf (with a little more detail). But it doesn't got in to the detail I was after, also it's out of date, as the menus don't tally up with what I'm seeing on the actual server...
  9. The setup is a Thecus home server on 2012 R2. The storage will be 4x 4TB drives in a form of RAID 1+0. I need to use Windows / Windows server for the applications (Solidworks PDM / possibly Autodesk Vault). As the Thecus came with 2012 R2, I figure that I'll just stick with that... I've been able to set up the RAID and put some things on it previously, but I couldn't get the server setup side of it correct, so I wiped it and started a fresh... As I'm starting to set it up again, I'm looking for guidance to make sure I do it correctly / tell me what good looks like... :-/
  10. I'm not intending to be working at the server, just have it store all of the data, and have one or two programs running.
  11. Hi @Jarno. primarily, I'm checking that I am configuring the server correctly to run on the network without causing any issues / conflicts. It's my first server config, so I'm trying to work out what to turn on / off... So, the roles and features and or anything else I should be looking into... For me, the first stage is making sure that the server isn't going to create issues with the rest of my network. Then install the software I need to get up and running... Finally, start moving my data across and getting the backups from other machines setup.
  12. I guess that this could go in the Network section... I've got no real experience with Windows Server, but I've had to / chose to implement one for some professional software which is Windows based. I'm now trying to work out the best way to integrate it to my network (what services for it to control, and what for it not to). Also, to work out the best general configuration - I've been doing some reading, but I'm not really up to speed. I have a PFSense Firewall, this Windows Server (2012 R2), and a Synology NAS. The plan is to use the Windows Server for running specific network applications, general home storage, and backups for the connected PCs. The smaller Synology NAS will be used to hold less frequent backups of the Windows Server. The PFSense Firewall has 2 independent LANs; The first is connected to the switch with all of my internal hardware, the server, and the NAS. The second is connected to a secondary switch used to provide a second, separated network for other devices that I don't want to have access to the rest of my network. Because of the second connection, I presume that I should leave the firewall to look after local IPs... Any ideas, tips and tricks? - I'm happy to read more articles, but I need pointing to ones I can understand / are up to date (the one for my home server is a little out of date, so not as helpful as it could be).
  13. Symantec, or something like Avast...? - I've not seen Avast in a business environment (personally), but I'm more au fait with it...
  14. The server is installed, updated and has the RAM increased to 16GB... 2 of the 5 drives have arrived, with the other 3 due soon. However, I hadn't realised that the Server 2012 OS was not compatible with the std array of Antivirus programs that I know and use... So, is there something that is recommended? - I have seen some comments about being able to get Microsoft Security Essentials installed via a work around, but I'm not 100% sure that it is the best way to go. IT at work suggested Symantec; but I'm not sure...
  15. Yeah, a Solidworks PDM server setup... Archive recommends 4GB, and Database recommends 8GB. According to support, they would add the two together and call that the suggested minimum. http://www.solidworks.com/sw/support/PDMSystemRequirements.html
  16. It has gigabit network ports, and I'm using 7200RPM drives... and hopefully 16GB of RAM (upgrading the std 4GB) http://wss.thecus.com/product_W5810.php
  17. It is supposed to be able to do RAID 0/1/5/6
  18. Cool, thank you. Providing I can work my way through the setup, which would be the best solution - 5 drives in RAID 5, RAID 6, or if I can get it to work RAID 5 + Hot Spare? The plan is to take my existing Synology and use that as a backup for the Thecus...
  19. Hi, I'm after some configuration suggestions... I'm building a Windows storage server for Solidworks, general file storage and backups... I was looking at a Thecus 2 bay solution, but due to a RAM requirement from Solidworks, I've moved to a 5 bay solution - the Thecus W5810. Moving from the planned 2 bay to the 5 bay design proposes an interesting thought. I've ordered 2x 4TB drives with the plan of putting them in RAID 1. As I now have an extra 3 bays available, is it better to populate a second RAID 1 (2 drive) or a RAID 5 (3 drive) when the first set of drives get full. Or, is it better to get additional drives now, creating a RAID 5 or RAID 6 from the full 5 drive setup? (Or, I guess adding more drives to the initial ones and formatting them into a new RAID array) Thoughts...?
  20. Well, it appears that my question has already been bounced around... it'd be nice if they let us know their findings on 2x flex bridges and / or 2x single PCB bridges (or even a mix).
  21. Nifty little thing... looks a lot easier to use than a conventional projector - and easier to wire neatly (rather than a ceiling mounted one).
  22. Hi, just a quick update - prompted by a message from Bahz on the ROG forum... I updated to the latest BIOS (1402) around the end of Jan / beginning of Feb... so far I've not had any ACPI Event 56 errors show up since the 11th of Feb (not sure when I updated exactly, so there may have been one or two since the update). However, there have been little to few of those errors, and more importantly, I don't believe I've had a freeze / crash while running that that BIOS. Incidentally, I've responded to Bahz's request for an copy of the event 56 error - so, hopefully that may give some insight as to what the issue was. It is worth noting that I've not applied any overclocks or anything as of yet - so I will be back after I've got things set as I want them (plus a new install of Windows) & will let you know if I have any issues.
  23. Really... some people will do anything for a bit of money... ;-)
  24. Gaming Rig specs: (No overclocks at the moment) 6700k on a Maximus VIII Hero GTX980Ti Strix 32GB RAM Score: all the way up to 11