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Ok so I ran into some limitations* to the online version to the thing above, and at this point I don't think program warrants $60. I will definitely keep an eye on it though, it is quite close to be great. So I'm doing the thing I want (some RPG stuff), in Inkscape instead, which worked once I found the Snap to grid option. It is a bit too complicated for what I want to do, but at least I won't be limited by it. Virtual Graph Paper was just graph paper, that sweet sweet graph paper, but virtual, and Inkscape is NOT that.

In short, Inkscape is a powerful open source program for vector graphics.

*the limitations to Virtual Graph Paper is filling and some other stuff, and no save/load to disk for the online version. It's a very new thing though, and it's being worked on so.
 

AsRock

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Fan Control, not sure if anyone else has posted this but it's a great way to control the fans in the PC and can have the ability to control some GPU fans too.

 
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Mussels

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Fan Control, not sure if anyone else has posted this but it's a great way to control the fans in the PC and can have the ability to control some GPU fans too.

Hopefully its better than when i tried it last, it was a nightmare for someone who wanted static fan speeds - it's like they assumed you wanted things a certain way, and it was a nightmare to go against their way
It resulted in my fans being forced to 100%, which blew out ports on my corsair controller. What fun.
(I had 2x fans per port locked to 30%, and had no issues at all prior to this. high RPM fans so it's not like the software killed it - but annoying in how it behaved against my wishes)

I wanted static percentages/RPM, no more or less. But it made me do a dance of fan and RPM detection which forced all fans to 100% as it tested them one by one, and wouldnt let me do anything until that test had completed - it was much earlier in its developtment then
 

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Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Hopefully its better than when i tried it last, it was a nightmare for someone who wanted static fan speeds - it's like they assumed you wanted things a certain way, and it was a nightmare to go against their way
It resulted in my fans being forced to 100%, which blew out ports on my corsair controller. What fun.
(I had 2x fans per port locked to 30%, and had no issues at all prior to this. high RPM fans so it's not like the software killed it - but annoying in how it behaved against my wishes)

I wanted static percentages/RPM, no more or less. But it made me do a dance of fan and RPM detection which forced all fans to 100% as it tested them one by one, and wouldnt let me do anything until that test had completed - it was much earlier in its developtment then

Had 0 issue's with it, how ever i do not use external fan controllers. Been using it since about v0.90.
 

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Software Windows 11 pro x64 (Yes, it's genuinely a good OS) OpenRGB - ditch the branded bloatware!
Benchmark Scores Nyooom.
Had 0 issue's with it, how ever i do not use external fan controllers. Been using it since about v0.90.
Doesnt support any of my hardware without plugins

Mobo requires Asus plugin
Controller requires corsair plugin (that's changed to a different plugin since then)
GPU didnt support 0RPM

It's improved much since then, going by the changelogs
 

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Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
Doesnt support any of my hardware without plugins

Mobo requires Asus plugin
Controller requires corsair plugin (that's changed to a different plugin since then)
GPU didnt support 0RPM

It's improved much since then, going by the changelogs

So it seems to have a issue with the newer nVidia and AMD cards then, my 390X worked perfectly using it. Mine reports speed but you can get the program to take control of it sadly, not as if i need to as the AMD software can do that anyways.

No issue with my ASUS 670E board, EDIT: no plugins needed.
 
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Fan Control, not sure if anyone else has posted this but it's a great way to control the fans in the PC and can have the ability to control some GPU fans too.

I second this. I've been using it for about a year with zero issues on multiple platforms (Windows10,11 OS) and configurations ranging from my Home Gamer to my office PC to my Moms laptop.
It simply works.
 
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Teracopy is what I've been using as a Windows rsync clone.

 
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