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About paddy-stone

  • Title
    Iron Druid

Contact Methods

  • PlayStation Network
  • Xbox Live

Profile Information

  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Gender


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 2600X
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @2933Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Fractal design Meshify C
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD
    480GB other SSD
    NAS/server storage
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Cooling
    CM Masterliquid 240 lite
  • Keyboard
    Aukey (RGB) blue switches (Outemu)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus spectrum
  • Sound
    bluetooth headphones
  • Operating System
    Win 10 + Ubuntu VM
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ??? / Asus K53E - not used excessively, mostly for testing, or problem solving occasionally
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  1. His markings have changed considerably too
  2. Yeah, it's a very complicated subject, especially as IMO most NAS users would at some point graduate/upgrade their use case. I haven't actually tried 10th or 11th gen intel myself (yet), but when I do I will most likely be using windows as the OS, mainly because it's less complicated in some aspects of my use case. I am currently using freenas on 2 of my server/nas, but have had to merge my usage with a windows pc, simply because it gets too complicated trying to add in the functionality to freenas itself IMO.... I have spent many hours trying to get it to work in freenas, and having problems,
  3. For your use case the SOC atoms are probably fine... assuming you don't want to change use case to needing transcoding for media usage that us. If you might be wanting that then I agree with @Pixel5that a 10 or 11 series CPU with integrated GPU may be better suited.
  4. For the LCDs and OLED in my house I use a microfibre cloth and some LCD cleaner when/if it needs it, otherwise just the cloth to remove dust, then I vacuum around to try and keep it from just going back on again. I don't get food or drink on my screens, but the LCD cleaner fluid should remove them no problem... I would really recommend staying further away from the screens though if you get food and drink on it.
  5. Did you try resetting CMOS? I mean it should've reset cmos by updating bios, but worth a shot. I had a fault recently on another of my desktop builds where the RAM was giving me CPU/RAM error codes on POST, reseated, tried different slots etc and nothing changed. Swapped the modules around with a different set that worked, swapped the first set back in, and they worked again with no probs now at all.
  6. Sorry OP, you've basically found out that almost all companies are only in it for themselves, it's the nature of a company. This is why I don't pre-order almost anything... found out years ago it's not worth the bother 80% of the time. I used to pre-order games, and then a few times I still got mine AFTER others who just went in to the store on release day. So that's when I decided to just do the same and not have my money tied up in pointless pre-orders anymore.
  7. change windows 10 display brightness site:microsoft.com - Bing
  8. If you have the ports available, I might be tempted to say move the HDDs over and import them to a new pool, then move the data from that pool to it's destination pool, on the new NAS.
  9. Tubes at the top is fine, as long as the pump is below the top. There might be "some" noise, but considering most cases and length of tubing, some can't be mounted the way you're suggesting.
  10. any clue on the sticker on the back there, might be a sku code you can look up
  11. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Lenovo+Y50-70+battery Look through the reviews before hitting buy, they can be hit or miss sometimes.
  12. I've been quite lucky with most of my stuff. I'd have to say that I would probably be looking at replacing most household stuff after about 5 years anyway, what with appliances usually getting more efficient and using less electricity too. The exception for me is beds, and specifically the mattresses and bed-frames themselves.... I've finally found a comfortable mattress again after around 5-10 years of swapping them out because they were either uncomfortable, including retaining heat too well, or poorly made. Unfortunately even this very comfortable one I have now and have had for around
  13. There's this one https://www.mindgems.com/products/Folder-Size/Folder-Size.html [edit] Nvm, I just checked it and it's not what you were looking for.
  14. I don't need to research it, it's what actually has happened. I even reset it for him a few times to see if it fixed the problem, and it didn't. Just because someone has a different experience to yours doesn't mean they are wrong. And don''t be so arrogant, then you might learn something too. So I guess after experiencing these problems of my brother's and researching it to see if I could help him fix it wasn't enough then? what, I should go and buy another one or something?? Anyway, another arrogant prick on my ignore list. This site gets worse every bloody week.
  15. No it should be fine. But, if you did happen to get some on the PCB of the mobo or GPU, then just use some isopropyl alcohol and a lint free cloth to get rid of it.