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Brennan Price

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  1. Yeah UK resident here and I totally agree that this particular contract does sound... interesting to say the least despite the big brand that they are. I have seen plenty of other delivery services let you use your own bike and whatnot with not a huge amount of extra hassle, even in the US.
  2. Do you have a moment to talk about your cars extended warranty? In all seriousness, wish I had more experience with Noctua products, never had an issue with any of their stuff whenever I've bought from them though.
  3. Hello, I'm unsure whether anyone has experience with this software or not but I'm hoping someone can help. I am trying to implement a new computer monitoring and classroom management software in my School/workplace, the software is Veyon Master. See below link for their website. Veyon – Cross-platform computer monitoring and classroom management I have discovered that Veyon Master cannot use Demo mode across different Subnets in my network, the remote view and remote control functions over VNC work great no matter what range the computers are on, however. I
  4. Just upgraded my power supply so thought it was worth sharing. Not going to post my whole set-up as my desk's not currently clean, probably never will be clean haha! My rig is named Anakin, specs are in signature. EDIT: Excuse the poor quality pictures, taken on my phone.
  5. No no... I believe I have learned my lesson now haha I am also going to be buying a UPS at some point soon so as to not worry quite so much about storms cutting out my power.
  6. Just a quick update, I ended up buying a new PSU as my other was failing (EVGA 750W GQ Gold+) . Ended up getting a BeQuiet! Straight Power 11 850w Gold+. Incredibly easy to make a system look good with fully modular I must say! I'm not throwing away my 750w though, I shall end up repairing it again and putting it into a less expensive system. I guess I've just got to update my profiles PC specs now haha!
  7. Ok so I'm going to be the first to say it... You cannot simply "turn" a laptop into a desktop as they use very different part form factors and components. Your best bet here would be to see if you can find a desktop in your local market that someone is perhaps willing to give away, and then you upgrade it from there. Otherwise, you are stuck to current laptop specs which won't run much at all.
  8. There are loads to consider here, not just the savings and trying to create VM's that will equal what they currently have. What CPU's are in the HP 260 G3 Desktop Mini's? The CPU in those will likely outperform a single core/dual thread of a much older X58 Xeon. You've also got to consider if you have the network infrastructure to cater for 8 people off that server, good luck streaming 1080p display and audio over WiFi, you'd need much better backbone than 1gig eth if deployed to the whole company, more likely spend loads on 10Gig eth to cater for this plan if adding
  9. I know I'm just being a pain here but task manager does report the "Double". I've got 1600MHz mem and it defo says 1600MHz in Task manager. I agree with your take on the rest of the upgrade path though as I'd likely do the same
  10. I wish I did but I don't have any systems that utilise DDR4 RAM so is difficult for me to recommend any without first hand experience. Search for the most popular and most reviewed ones though as these likely have the best compatibility with your system plus having less failure rate. I'm sure there are plenty of other users on this forum that could recommend the best stuff to use.
  11. It really does depend on the way the PSU is treated as well as the environment that it is in so is hard to say, therefore, the moving mechanical parts are most likely to fail first i.e. the power switch or the fan.
  12. Honestly, the first thing I would probably do is take out that single stick of RAM and replace it for two matching sticks for dual channel. Doing that alone will likely give you a much longer lasting rig with just that small change, especially since games prefer dual channel over single. Doesn't have to be an upgrade to 16GB though, I reckon it would struggle to reach that amount without a CPU upgrade, this is of course dependent on the games you play and any work related tasks that you do as well.
  13. The power supply sticks out like a sore thumb considering the price of the rest of the build. I completely understand that the whole rig won't use anywhere near as much as 430W as it is, but, it is also only Bronze rated and has few, if not no measures in place to prevent damage in case it fails or encounters a power surge. Not to mention the fact that if you did want to buy a GPU eventually, you will likely have to buy another power supply. I'd say it makes sense to spend more money on a better power supply now in order to spend less with future upgrades as well as being able to
  14. While it would theoretically, I believe the reason it fails is because it is only emulating the PCIe generation rather than physically cutting off the lanes with the hardware available. The setting is likely there though so that the lanes can be split across multiple PCIe devices more evenly, as well as be a way to give a certain device more bandwidth than what it would have if the settings were left untouched.
  15. So my thinking here is that on your new CPU, the lanes aren't functioning properly/your CPU can't handle full PCIe 3 16x bandwidth (even though it should). The reasoning behind the 9500gt working though even on the full 16x slot is because it does not saturate PCIe 3 16x speeds, it is PCIe 2.0 x16 instead which is effectively equal to PCIe 3 8x I believe?? When you put your 1060 into a PCIe 3 4x slot, you are capping the bandwidth and therefore it will work just like the 9500gt does.
  16. Aight, I guess I'd better reconsider my PSU life choices then. At this point I think I'm just too used to it haha! Cheers
  17. This much is true, although I thought it was pretty normal to turn it off after every use though? Nobody else do this??? I've not had this issue with anything else....
  18. Honestly, I'll probably end up buying a more expensive PSU. I really don't trust this one in my rig anymore. Then I'll replace the switch in this one when the time comes for another use.
  19. Eh idk, I bought the PSU in september of 2018, only been flicking the switch when I turn off my PC, and then of course back on when I want to use my rig. Previous switch failed back in October last year, so find it weird how this one has failed so soon afterwards.
  20. Yeah this is true, although at the time I really needed my rig so fixing it myself was actually the best solution for me Wish I wasn't in that situation to begin with but at least power is still going to it this time.
  21. Second time that my PSU rocker switch has failed. Doubt I'll be able to get it under warranty now though since I've replaced the switch once already and will likely have to replace it again. Last rocker switch failed by not being able to carry any power over it at all, this time the power will not cut out. Just thought I'd share for the comedic value at this point. Trust_Issues.webm
  22. I get the impression that Linus is trying to make a joke about the Fold Z2 that he recently got considering he has done this in more than a single post now.
  23. Thanks for the info, I can get users to map the drive themselves but I'd rather not have close to 800+ students have to map their own drives as this is a pain and confusing for them sadly, plus they'd have to do this every time they logged onto each computer. A log-on script is also a good idea too but only for a single user, I cannot write a single script that will authenticate every user sadly. Scripts also aren't very consistent sadly.
  24. Thanks for the information, I'll give that a go. Cheers!