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About xXDeltaXx

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    Junior Member

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  • CPU
    Intel; Core i7-6700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus; Maximus VIII Hero
  • RAM
    Corsair; Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x 8GB)
  • GPU
    Asus; Strix GTX980Ti
  • Case
    Fractal Design; Define R5 Blackout Edition
  • Storage
    1x Samsung; 850 Pro SSD 512GB, 2x Western Digital; Red Pro 4TB (RAID 1)
  • PSU
    EVGA; Supernova 1000 P2
  • Display(s)
    1x Asus; ROG Swift PG348Q, 1x Alienware; AW2310
  • Cooling
    Coolermaster; Nepton 240M
  • Keyboard
    WASD; Code 104 Key c/w Cherry MX Greens
  • Mouse
    Cyborg; R.A.T. 7
  • Sound
    HyperX; Cloud
  • Operating System
    Microsoft; Windows 7

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  1. Some of Dell's websites are brilliant, refers to a discontinued product, which then suggest another discontinued one lol. The Precision 5550 looks to have a top spec of an i7-10850H (2.70 GHz to 5.10 GHz). So, not sure if I'm aiming too high for a faster processor base clock in a laptop, Dell just being crap, or really just need to stick desktop. My Solidworks supplier has the Dell 5550 as an 'allrounder' with anything high end as 'enquire'. The local Inventor supplier has the Dell 5550 and 7550... with slower base clocks and better GPUs.
  2. Well, I asked for the specs of the current laptop and only got the CPU... an i7-8750H (@2.2). So, no wonder it's slow as hell. Also has a similar NVMe drive and a lesser Quadro P2000. Not really a comparable spec. Especially as Inventor likes fast cores, rather than multiple cores. So a proposed laptop with a 2.7GHz base isn't going to cut it Inventor specs are really suggesting a base of 3.3GHz with more than 32GB of RAM. https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/inventor/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Inventor-20
  3. The current desktops are Dell Precision 3620's with an i7-7700K (@4.2), with 32GB of RAM, a Toshiba 512GB NVMe drive, and a Quadro P4000. So, that's the base line... I'm going to make a wild stab at the i7-7700K's base line being 4.2GHz and the laptops frequently running around the 3.5GHz as being a contibutary factor to their crappiness.
  4. Budget (including currency): unknown (as cheap as they can get away with) Country: UK Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Autodesk Inventor (large models / assemblies), AutoCAD, possibly Ansys Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): likely use a 1440p main screen. We have had our current desktop PCs for a few years now, and work are finally looking to upgrade... they always aim below minimum spec, and we
  5. He's got a great record - never been hacked... difficult to get hacked when not using a computer.
  6. This little 120hz 1920x1080 screen has served me well… last week when my computer woke from sleep, this monitor did not. The monitor was still detected by the computer, and still gives a beep when plugged in to power, but no signs of life on the buttons - so I can’t turn it on. I’ve been able to find a driver board that looks to be a suitable replacement (getting it outside of the US is a different challenge), but I have noticed a pile of insulation from two of the cables. . . (the individual conductors are now touching as the insulation is falling off) Does anyone have any idea as
  7. As I've just been through this, I figured that I'd share / see if anyone else is in a similar situation (wasn't sure if this should be in Perhipherals or just in General). I've just reinstalled Windows and was looking for software / Drivers for this old RAT7. There's nothing on the Mad Catz website for such an old product, and after a bit of searching, there seems to be some questionable downloads out there that I didn't want to try. It turns out that the recovery drive from a dead SSD still had the .exe files for the drivers and software - installed, seems to work fine.
  8. @AlexTheGreatish don't give in to his negativity... you just need more TECs. If one was overwhelmed, then go for 2 or even 4. Picture something like a copper plate on the CPU with heatpipes rising to the sky with 4 TECs attached, each with individual water blocks and some overkill water cooling. If you're going to spend his money, build it big, build it beautiful ?
  9. I've got a Q9450, an Abit IP35 Pro XE, and an 8800GTX sitting watching to see where you go and what you do with this series...
  10. I got the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit a few years ago primarily based on the reviews and features from this channel - a great bit of kit. I ended up damaging the tips of the 'reverse tweezers' (the nylon doesn't stand up well to heat). The WAN show a couple of weeks ago reminded me that iFixit has a good warranty, so I sent them an e-mail... They were able to track down my original order number (which I had forgot) and sent out some replacement tips which just arrived today... All in all, pretty good service. Oh, and for that added thumbs up, included was a little bag of Hari
  11. Catching up on the videos, but I can say that some things will run on some really old equipment... I had SolidWorks 2013 to 2014 / 2015 running on an OC'd Intel Q9450 @ 3.6GHz, Abit IP35 Pro XE, Gigabyte GTX470, 8GB (4x 2GB) Geil Back Dragon. That ran the software fine and would allow for some complex models, not thousands of parts, but multiple hundreds. That's not to say that it wasn't a bit slow at times (rebuilds and renders), but as a starting point, it's not too bad. (excluding limitations in the software requirements). On the other hand, I'm searching for a new motherboard to get
  12. Linus touch... he doesn't need that... (so many choices of him dropping things to pick just one)
  13. I've been following this one: http://ftp.thecus.com/wss/iso/WSSE_GettingStartGuide_EN_v1.2-2.pdf (with a little more detail). But it doesn't got in to the detail I was after, also it's out of date, as the menus don't tally up with what I'm seeing on the actual server...
  14. The setup is a Thecus home server on 2012 R2. The storage will be 4x 4TB drives in a form of RAID 1+0. I need to use Windows / Windows server for the applications (Solidworks PDM / possibly Autodesk Vault). As the Thecus came with 2012 R2, I figure that I'll just stick with that... I've been able to set up the RAID and put some things on it previously, but I couldn't get the server setup side of it correct, so I wiped it and started a fresh... As I'm starting to set it up again, I'm looking for guidance to make sure I do it correctly / tell me what good looks like... :-/