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About aduman

  • Title
    Your friendly neighbourhood!

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  • Gender
  • Interests
    PCs, all kinds of tech, books, movies, basketball, collecting statues/model cars etc.

    Also Simracing and sometimes FSX. Not Always though. :D (Anyone got that?)


  • CPU
    i7 2600k oc'ed @4.6 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus V Formula
  • RAM
    16GB Kingston HyperX
  • GPU
    Vega 64 Sapphire Nitro
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, 2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD Black HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova P2 1000W
  • Display(s)
    BenQ EX3501R Ultrawide, Asus VG278H
  • Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro 3, Noiseblocker e-Loops
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Sensei, Razer Deathadder Black Edition, Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD598, JBL LSR305s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64

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  1. lol I just discovered that fine tuning option after months of tinkering with the software. Gonna give that a try, thanks.
  2. Hey, is there a way to use afterburner just for controlling the fans, without it messing with voltages, clocks etc.? I tried setting up just a fan curve but it ends up reverting my voltages to default values on Adrenaline and undervolting goes out the window. I basically have to reapply my Radeon profile at every start-up. Reason I want to use afterburner for the fan control is basically the AMD solution is buggy atm. It ramps up fans randomly to rpms way above what i set in the software. This is with a Vega 64 Nitro.
  3. So I'm kinda getting overwhelmed with all the choices out there. Could you guys recommend a 4TB CMR drive that'd be suitable for mass game storage and is also quiet (important, I hate HDD noise), fairly reliable? I'll occasionally play games off of it but mostly use it to store games as I don't have the fastest internet to delete and redownload. Btw. does drive rpm still matter these days?
  4. So the data recovery thing is useless, thanks for clarifying that - one less thing to consider. What drive would you recommend disregarding the ones I listed on the OP considering my use case? I'm really sensitive to noise when it comes to PC-Hardware so that's good to know.
  5. Hmm that's a 7200rpm drive isn't it? I see you have one on your sig. How's the noise/vibration? Thanks for the recommendation, appreciate it!
  6. Hi! My current Seagate HDD is throwing some errors on S.M.A.R.T. so I'm gonna get a new one. The primary purpose of the drive is mass game storage. I got a WD Black and my OS SSD for my fav games. So I'm currently trying to decide between these two: WD Blue 4TB (CMR) - 88€ Seagate Ironwolf 4TB (also CMR) - 102€. The reason I'm not simply going with the blue is the Ironwolf has a 3 year warranty as opposed to Blue's 2 and it also comes with a 3 year free data recovery service. Would there be any downsides to using a NAS drive like the Ironwolf in a normal
  7. Thanks for replying! So an SMR drive is basically ok for mass game storage, which is going to be my use case, right? Just making sure before I pull the trigger I move frequently played games to my WD Black 1TB and the most favorite one to my OS SSD.
  8. @Electronics Wizardy, @Archer42 Another question if you guys don't mind: Would an SMR drive be ok if I'm going to move all the data from the dying drive to the new one or would it take too long compared to a CMR drive? I did some digging and apparently games do mostly reading from the drive and SMR is ok for that. And I can get a 6TB SMR drive for the price of a 4TB CMR drive so that's also something to consider. Also please excuse my ignorance on the matter as I'm not really well versed in terms of HDD tech.
  9. Thank you, will do some research and grab one that's not SMR.
  10. Right, thanks. Gonna pick up a new drive ASAP. Any recommendations for a drive that I'll mostly be gaming on?
  11. Okay, I'll definitely pick up a drive then as I don't have any backups of this drive. I just don't have the space for it. So would the wd blue be the best choice for my use cases? I'll store mostly games on the drive will be gaming off of it. Budget is also around the price of that drive.
  12. Thanks! What's the difference between cmr and smr? Could you also take a look at the errors thrown? Are those serious enough to consider a new drive? Is there a chance that those errors simply go away after wiping the drive? I mean could the drive become usable after that?
  13. Hey everyone, I'm looking to swap out my current aging storage HDD for a newer one as it started throwing errors on S.M.A.R.T. So here's the list of drives (4TB) I'm interested in: https://geizhals.de/?cat=hde7s&xf=1541_6000~958_4000&asuch=&bpmin=&bpmax=&v=e&hloc=at&hloc=de&plz=&dist=&mail=&bl1_id=30&sort=p#productlist It's in german but it doesn't really make a difference in this case. Would really appreciate if you guys could give me some advice on what drive I should go with. Currently leaning t