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    NAS Storage Expansion Question

    Hi everyone :) My little Synology system is filling up and I'm wondering what to do.. I'm looking at trying to get a couple drives to fit in there for some extra storage (I think an extra pair of drives should give me a little more time before replacing all 6 drives I currently have :)) but I...
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    Buying physical games - Dirt 4 and Dirt Rally

    Hi everyone :) I'm just curious if anyone (who still buys physical copies) has issues trying to buy games at all? I'm trying to track down a new copy for my collection, of Dirt 4 and Dirt Rally. I can find games with no manual and thus no key but discs and case etc, but when I do find a...
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    8700k/8086k Overclocking... What are your results?

    Hi everyone :) It seems I'm a sucker for a good bargain but I was just curious what sort of mileage people were getting with their 8700k/8086k CPUs? I'm not really expecting miracles but I was interested to find out what sort of overclocks/voltages/cooling people where using? If anyone...
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    I'd like people thoughts...

    Because sometimes mine make no sense lol :) So in all seriousness.. I love collecting hardware, it's what I do since I can't hardly drink, don't smoke, want to leave something for my daughter/s when I'm no longer around and so on but I was wondering if anyone or someone or a lot of people...
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    Hardware collections... What do you use??

    And I mean by that, what do you use to keep it tidy, kept save and such? :) I find myself with a few CPUs, lots of RAM just hanging around and since I've a new born coming in February, I'd like to try and get it a little more tidied than the mess I'm in at the moment.. Had a brief look around...
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    Windows OS advice please....

    Hi everyone :) This might seem a little strange but I'm looking for a few original copies of MS Windows OS's but I was wondering if someone/anyone could advise me on a few things... I'm currently looking for - 98 big box version (have some CD's but not the big box that might go with...) XP...
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    Could I have a little bit of advice please? :)

    I was just wondering if someone might be able to help me understand where/how I get the little categories showing in my signature? Just as a very crude but quick grabbed screen shot... I was just wondering if there was a post guide we have that everyone can see just to understand how these...
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    When you change GPUs.... What do you test??

    First? Do you run some benchmarks of the games you've been playing to see how they perform? Just test for temps? Overclocking?? The usual boring ones 3D Mark etc? Heaven? Valley?? I'm just wondering what to run before I swap out to my new card.... Wondered what people might suggest :)...
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    So the new RTX cards have been released with reviews...

    What does everyone think at present the best way forward is for an upgrade? I currently run a single EVGA 1070 SC on triple 1080P, it can sometimes struggle on the 5760 x 1080P with all the details up and dip below the 60fps that I hope to have with my current setup.. Having seen the newer...
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    Just a thought and a bit too much time on my hands... :)

    I was just going back over some of my early days crunching and I noticed that there had been such a dramatic change of work units being done it made me stop and think for a minute (couldn't think more than a minute.. It hurt!! :roll:) Back when I started Crunching a little in 2006, I remember...
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    Special Motherboards, CPUs and GPUs...

    I was wondering everyone, are there many motherboards, CPUs, GPUs or even RAM that over time has become special or well sort after to you? Or maybe even new released stuff as well as I was just wondering, if everyone had a top ten list of hardware they'd really want to have/collect/keep, what...
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    Would anyone be tempted by a Ryzen 1700X for £150???

    This is a brand new CPU from Scan.co.uk.. I'm seriously tempted (although I shouldn't be!!) Can someone please talk me out of it!! lol
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    Would you buy a used mining card?

    If someone was selling some top end cards such as a 1080 or 1080 Ti with all the boxes, bits and pieces but they had said that it was used for mining, would you consider a card or two if the price was right?? Bearing in mind that when mining the cards should be tuned for wattage/performance so...
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    What's your version of overkill??

    Hi everyone :) I'm trying to get some idea of what other peoples version of overkill is for a PC build. I enjoy PC building, tweaking overclocking and all the other bits that go with it but I'm just wondering if what I'm thinking is taking the build a little bit too far..? Your opinions and...
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    Question about automatically combining posts...

    The reason I was asking and curious about it, when doing the Pie threads, milestones and daily numbers thread etc for the WCG stuff, it would be nice to understand how long a post you have to leave it before it combines it with the previous post/s? It would be nice just to keep each day...
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    Older 3D Mark programs in Windows 10....

    Hi guys and gals I was wondering if you might be able to shed some light on a problem I've just had that's started today when I've tried running 3D Mark 06, it's come up with an error Device Lost?? I've tried reinstalling 3D Mark, I've reinstalled Directx 9, even running the compatible modes...
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    Motherboard CPU socket swap outs...

    Hi guys and gals.. I'm wondering if anyone would be able to point me in the right direction for this... At the very end of August last year, I managed to buy one very special Gigabyte X58A-OC motherboard, I had it through and all looked in great condition but sadly not having sorted out a...
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    EVGA 650 G+

    Hi guys and gals... I would like just a second of your wisdom.. I'm looking for a PSU to power a single GPU (RX 480 or a GTX 1070) and whilst hunting about.. I've found this... https://www.ebuyer.com/830658-evga-supernova-650w-psu-120-gp-0650-x3 Now correct me if I'm mistaken, but these are...
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    Ram Testing...

    Hi guys and gals... I was just curious about testing some ram I had bought through Ebay... Which way would anyone test it?? Simplest and most effective way of doing it? I was thinking maybe Memtest or something?? It's nothing special ram, just G Skill 2400Mhz stuff ( this stuff in fact...
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    Some thoughts and advise required...

    Hi guys and gals.. I was wondering what everyone might suggest.. I currently have a PC for my sisters children and them, it's a Z170 OCF board, 16Gb ram, i3 6320 and a RM450 PSU.. I'm hoping to swap out the board, CPU and ram with something a little newer as I have a Prime H270 Plus board...
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    Sandy Bridge Vs Todays CPUs...

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600kthe-2018-review-time-for-an-upgrade,1.html I saw this over in Guru3D, really love some of the reviews they do, but I just wanted to show the review for the gaming stats for the age of the CPU and the fact even with the newer...
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    Picture header repair... Help please!!

    Hi everyone... I'm indeed of some help and or advice.... I've a load of picture files (JPG I think mostly, might be some others in there....) that have a problem when loading which is can't find the header.. I normally use IrfanView to view my pictures and it's not showing any of these at...
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    Help with PSU suggestions... EVGA, Superflower or??

    Hi everyone :) I'm hoping to be able to grab at least one, or possibly two PSU's in the not to distant future for a couple of existing builds I have that I would like to get back up and running :) I'm also considering a few new builds and I was hoping for a few suggestions and thoughts for...
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    Guys, I'm in need of your wisdom.. 2600k and Z77 OCF board overclocking...

    Hi all :) I've had this combo for a while in fact probably well over a year and I remember getting stuck with this issue before hand but I can't remember for the life of me what I did to fix the problem.. The problem is... Anytime I try an overclock on the multi its stuck at 40x. The vcore...
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    Video issues - Important help required!!

    Hi guys and gals.. I've been trying to get a few videos to play recently that I've recorded via Skype.. I'm rather frustrated that sometimes the program I use (Evaer) works and records and plays back fine, but the most important times were I need it to work, it's been letting me down and not...
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