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  1. Cheers man! My system is currently in a FTZ01 so maybe I could start a little family of Silverstone rectangles...
  2. Cheers for the reccomendations! I think the sg13 is the one Linus used for his VR PC right?
  3. If it's a bit buggy I'm not too worried, I'll probably keep the 360 in storage anyway - I just thought this could be a fun project and a good use for old but still working PC parts. From what I'd read it didn't seem that the PC needed to be an absolute beast, what kind of specs do you think it would need?
  4. I'm looking for any recommendations for a mini itx case that fits a single slot GPU and won't completely break the bank. I'm thinking of upgrading my 5(ish) year old PC later in the year, and am planning to repurpose some of the old parts to make a pc just for emulating my 360. I love my xbox but it makes an unholy amount of noise and is quite big and heavy so I'd really like to be able to play my 360 games without having to wear ear defenders. also I feel it would be a fun project and a good use of still working old parts. However I dont want to build it all into a mas
  5. Hi, I've got a slightly weird issue with my Acer Chromebook 14 which seems to be connected to the latest Chrome OS update v81.0.4044.94 (although I'm not 100% sure, it could just be coincidental timing). Basically, when connected to my home network on the 2.4GHz bands, it only gets about 5-10% of the download speeds it normally would. I usually get around 25-50 Mbps, but on my chromebook now I'm lucky to get 0.25 (according to the google speed test). Sometimes it also refuses to connect altogether or drops in and out. Basically it's unusable except for very light web br
  6. It turns out, in my infinite wisdom, it was plugged in upside down, which I had ruled out as I didn't think it was possible...
  7. Hi, I've just rebuilt my system in a new case (Silverstone Fortress Ftz-01) and done a kind of soft upgrade. I've kept my old gigabyte motherboard which only has a usb 2.0 header. So I've bought an Alaska adapter so I can connect the front usb 3.0 cable. They'd only be running as usb 2.0 but that's better than nothing However, having installed the adapter, the front ports are not working. The PC (windows 10) recognises that things are plugged in but I get an error message of 'usb device not recognised' and devices are unusable. My best guess is it's a drive
  8. Hey kids, After an experience with a rx590 that made an attempt to deafen me that left me scarred and deformed, I'm currently looking at doing a build for a capable gaming/productivity machine which is as efficient and quiet as possible. From what I've seen, the 1660ti is the best performance/watt card available right now and would get excellent framerates at 1080p which is exactly what I need. However, the number of different cards from different manufacturers is ridiculous - in the UK it ranges from tiny 1 fan designs to 3 fan beasts, with about a £120 d
  9. Cheers for all the help! In the end I contacted the seller and they agreed to do a full refund. I think for now I'll stick to my ailing 750ti and look to upgrade when I can do it properly with a new case/psu/both
  10. Super helpful man, thankyou! Will be good to take a look at some actual buiilds
  11. Sorry man I should have been clearer - I was just wondering what sort of fan speeds it would be running at in a better optimised case. I could then force mine to run at those fan speeds using Wattman and see if the noise is acceptable. If that makes sense?
  12. Sadly without bending the laws of time and space I'm not sure I'm gonna get a 140mm anywhere near the GPU with the way my case is set up!
  13. Thanks, that's good to hear. I assume you've got a sapphire card at the moment, do you know what sort of fan speed it's running at under load?
  14. glad you've some experience with the case! And yeah it's the dual fan nitro+ model. I've done some tests artificially ramping the GPU fan up when not running any games and it does seem to be contributing a lot of the noise - however based on what you've said looks like it's only running on such high fan speeds because the case is not giving it enough air. Looks like it might be that I need to look at a different case (as I'm kind of stuck with the PSU it came with without some heavy modding) - as you've said the PSU is straining so the fan is going crazy, also the GPU
  15. I recently took the plunge and upgraded my 750 ti which was beginning to chug horribly to the sapphire RX 590 Special Edition that I found an excellent deal on eBay for manufacturer refurbished.In terms of performance, it's fantastic, I'm getting great fps on ultra settings on 1080p on a lot of the games I play (Witcher 3, Doom etc.). However, when playing games, it is incredibly loud, to the point that there's no way I could play anything without noise cancelling headphones on; it sounds like there's an industrial AC unit on my desk. I've checked the fan curve, and the fans are at about the l