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About Bren0man

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  • Birthday Jan 01, 1987

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  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  • Gender
  • Interests
    NBA, Science, general nerdery.
  • Occupation
    IT Technician


  • CPU
    Dual Xeon E5620
  • Motherboard
    Intel S5520HC
  • RAM
    12GB (6x 2GB) Kingston DDR3 667MHz (triple channel)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte 2GB GTX 950
  • Case
    ASI Clarendon SP252 SC5600BRP
  • Storage
    Crucial 240GB SSD
  • PSU
    Dual 750W redundant PSU's
  • Display(s)
    59" Samsung PS58C7000 Plasma TV
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Logitech S510
  • Mouse
    Logitech M705
  • Sound
    Creative Sound Blaster WoW wireless USB headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. Rollin' with an overclocked GTX950 here. I know, pretty badass. But I guess I could settle for an RX480, even though it's definitely not as hipster. You know, too mainstream and all. Kidding. Make me defect from team Green. I dare you! <3
  2. Yes well, the Daily Mail is probably not the standard one should aspire to with regards to accuracy and general competence.
  3. Edit: Was testing for embedding in the thread, only now realise one can't delete posts. Either that or one is highly incompetent and can't figure out how...
  4. So was browsing the interwebs, as one does, when I stumbled across this article from the Daily Mail in the UK (but the Australian sub-site): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3459003/Now-S-wifi-booster-150-antenna-lets-share-network-25km-need-built-mast-it.html Good to see LTT getting further exposure, as the DM surely have quite a large readership. I do wonder if they got in touch with LMG beforehand, or if they even are required to despite featuring Linus and his video so heavily? Anyway, nice one, LTT team!! PS. Sorry if this i
  5. Hey all. Great news! I got it to work, and so far, she's working a treat. I won't go into much detail right now as it's late and I'm exhausted, but for some reason, it wasn't playing well with Windows 7. As soon as I installed Windows 8.1 or 10 (my preferred OS), BAM! Off she went without a hitch. I'll type a follow-up post tomorrow. Cheers.
  6. Thanks for sharing your experiences. This was my thinking, also. My new SSD and 450W PSU were just delivered so I'll throw those in as soon as I get home from work and hopefully rule out those two things. I also removed all RAM chips except one to rule out another variable. If I get enough time tonight, I'll look up how to update the BIOS the easiest way possible (EFI shell?) and try do that also. I hope it works lol. I really don't want to have to go down the path of trying to source a cheap LGA1366 board as that introduces additional complexities and cost, thereby de
  7. I played around in the BIOS with storage config settings and had some interesting results. When I changed the SATA mode to 'compatibility' (where the ports are set as Legacy IDE, as opposed to the standard Native IDE), the mouse cursor would halt continuously. It made it very difficult to use the PC. I ran the benchmarking tool as normal (Unigine Valley) and the halting of the mouse did not match up with the halting of the graphics. I don't really know what to make of this.
  8. Thanks for your input. I couldn't be sure but I don't think this is the case as I changed from using an Intel SAS RAID card with several drives configured as virtual drives, to a single 500GB 2.5" HDD connected directly to one of the motherboard's SATA ports. I also disconnected the SAS backplane from data and power and also disabled it in the BIOS to be sure it wasn't affecting things. I will actually be getting my hands on a new 240GB Crucial SSD tomorrow so I'll have another opportunity to further rule out drive problems.
  9. Thanks so much for responding. It's good know that you were able to get your system working well. I wonder if the age of your graphics card makes your system far more likely to work, whereas the current generation nVidia cards might be a bit too far a of a stretch for some reason. This will possibly be answered when I try my colleague's older card. Now that I've disabled the RAID card, what drivers would I get for a standard HDD connected via SATA? Aren't SATA drives all just plug-and-pay nowadays? So I checked out the disk queue length during benchmark l
  10. Greetings fellow Linus (and co) lovers! I bring you frustrating tidings. I'll try to keep things brief but I'm not sure how successful I'll be. This is my story, thus far: A few days ago, work was disposing of a perfectly good ASI Clarendon SP252 server running dual Xeon e5620's, 12GB of DDR3 RAM etc. After watching many of Linus' videos where he utilises server hardware to create a gaming system, (eg. ) I immediately offered to take it off the company's hands and see what I could do with it. I mean, how often does all this perfectly good hardware