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About paddy-stone

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.85 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASrock AB350M m-ATX
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @3066Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1050
  • Case
    Thermaltake core v21
  • Storage
    M.2 - 240GB Crucial M500
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    4K 55"TV/LG 29" Ultrawide + philips 1080p + Dell 1080p 24" monitors
  • Cooling
    AMD wraith spire
  • Keyboard
    Wireless Logitech (many)
  • Mouse
    Wireless Logitech (many)
  • Operating System
    ubuntu 17.10 Mate/win 10/mint and others

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    United Kingdom

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  1. Hi does the 212 evo cooler fit in h81m-plus?

    It will fit on most motherboards, as long as it says that it fits the SOCKET, so it has the mounting hardware needed. It's the CASE you need to check, to see that it fits with any height restrictions, for example it might say that the 212 cooler is 165mm (this may not be correct it is just an example), so you check your case to see if it mentions cooler height max. Hope that helps.
  2. No worries, I can understand you being annoyed at what happened.. I feel it too and am not even directly affected by it at the moment.
  3. Mahogany/Steel Computerdesk

    Did you try contacting companies to see if they would want to sponsor it? I know there's a lot of people looking for sponsors, but hey worth a shot I reckon.
  4. Building a NAS, Budget: $300

    Maybe similar, depends on your needs, if you just want it for NAS duties for like freenas and a plex plugin, and a few VMs then yes that should be fine. Would be better with newer though for power consumption... also bear in mind that the one you have looked at there only comes with a few drive sleds, so will need more for your drives. This one https://ebay.com/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-R710-LFF-2-X-X5570-8-CORE-48GB-RAM-PERC6i-NO-iDRAC6-1PSU-2TRAYS/322350612491?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49566%26meid%3D5d1d8fc2a71848828a49f02471b23bbc%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D302498918096&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1 has 16 logical cores with turbo upto 3.3 IIRC, it only has one PSU, so no backup PSU and no iDRAC (dells remote access controller), so you'd need to hook up a monitor for configuring the bare metal server, if you have an OS installed though, you can usually configure them remotely. For example ESXi once installed can be configured remotely very easily... same with other hypervisors, and same with OS's that would run on those hypervisors like freenas for example. Again doesn't come with many drive sleds, they rarely do, so budget for those also, You can usually get a few for around $5-10. I'm not advocating for the one I linked BTW, just using it as an example... would be best to read all the fineprint for the listings to know what you're getting exactly, and if not sure what something is, come back and ask.
  5. Building a NAS, Budget: $300

    Your best bet with that budget is to try for used servers, you can get some good deals for approx $200 or so for a dual 6 core xeon with hyperthreading, usually come with a load of ram and are ready to go except for drives.. they can be noisy and are pretty large though, so bear that in mind. [edit] forgot to mention that they suck the energy fast though, so if you wanted an always on server that's good on energy, then that's not for you then.
  6. Scrap yard wars

    I'd just like to see a scrapyard wars where the computers/components are given away in a comp or donated to somewhere that needs them. I hate the thought of that hardware going to waste just sitting there doing nothing. In fact how about a scrapyard wars where the objective isn't to find the best performing rig, but rather the most useful rig, so includes peripherals etc that the objective can make good use of... and is judged by the recipient, such as for childrens ward of hospital or such for example. That way some fun can be had, and it's going to a good cause that would hopefully see some years worth of use out of it. [edit] forgot to mention that they would have to be reliable too, not just to run a few benchmarks on.
  7. Problems with Plex On Unraid

    Don't know mate, you'll have to do some reading up.
  8. Problems with Plex On Unraid

    Because you create your library, and share it with him, he will see all your library once you've shown plex where this content is and it can build the library/database. He will just see it when he is logged in to the plex app.
  9. Why facepalm? it's a legit question, so companies that use VPNs then will get throttled or blocked traffic also. I thought they might still throttle it, of course I know they can see that it's VPN traffic. But there are very legit reasons for using VPNs too, so they could be essentially making things worse for companies too, unless they'll have a paid tier where VPNs are allowed maybe? And yes, I agree it's shit, even though I don't live in the US... if adopted elsewhere this could be an enormous change in the tide of how the internet as a whole works, and will affect a lot of businesses that rely on streaming etc too.
  10. Problems with Plex On Unraid

    They wouldn't, you would only have one plex server that you would share I presume, so they access the server you already set up with a login on their app/program.
  11. Do they still throttle if you're using a VPN?
  12. Problems with Plex On Unraid

    Yep, it's as I thought. You don't "add" media to plex, what you do is just tell plex where the media is and it scans it and makes a database of the content. You already have the media on your own hard drives, for instance:- On a windows machine it'd be something like c:\media\movies\ On freenas something like volumea->media->films (both media and films are datasets contained on the voume a) this is where your movies are currently and where you need plex to monitor so it can see the movies and add any as you add more movies to the folder/dataset. So with freenas you would have to tell the plugin where the media is, so it shows up so plex can see it, like this below. You can see it now has a folder "films" that it can see. You have to tell the plex plugin where the dataset is.. if that's how unraid works? I don't know for sure, but think it can't be much different as you seem to be in the same position I found myself in when I first started using plex. If that still doesn't make sense to you, you should visit the plex forums maybe, as if you don't understand the above, then you are missing vital information.
  13. Friend Needs Help

    You CAN however see it in task manager under GPU tab if running creators fall update windows 10.
  14. Air cooling vs Water cooling

    Only been using it a week approx, doesn't affect my statement though. IIRC they have a 2 year warranty, but I would think that it COULD last 4 or 5 years before the pump failed maybe. With some coolers the pumps are trash and you can tell immediately that they may have major problems in the future because it's already making bad noise and clicking sounds... they could last just as long, but I'd be wary of them, and couldn't put up with the noise as I am sitting right next to my main pc. If this lasts for even 2 years it's not bad, as there may be a better model out in 2 years time and I don't mind spending £21 a year on a cooler really, I'll see how it is over time of course, but so far it's been plain sailing and not giving ANY indication that it might be a problem in the future. The TIM will need replacing maybe, as I only used the included paste this time as my IC diamond had finally run out. Seems OK though. I have a Noctua D-15 massive heatsink, it is a very good cooler, but at double the price of a 240mm AIO water cooler AND it being big and bulky does cause some issues when building the pc and/or swapping parts, you might have to remove the heatsink for example when swapping RAM, and some connections on the mobo are also obscured and makes it difficult or even impossible to plug-in/remove connections such as CPU power, fans, M.2 (on some boards), and even the GPU in some cases. Plus the 240mm AIO cools better IMO than the Noctua.
  15. Air cooling vs Water cooling

    Yes, water cooling is a risk, but it's a damn rare occurence I think. Most failures I have heard about have been pump failures that are very rarely fatal, if at all, as the CPU has built in safeguards and turns the PC off to save damaging itself. I'm not an expert with water cooling, but have rarely heard about AIO coolers springing a leak.. and some that I have heard of seemed to me to be user error mostly with trying to bend the pipes too much and that creating the problem IMO. I used to be wary of water cooling too, but years later here I am and because I haven't heard of any major problems with leaks, I decided to go with it as the performance/temp gains are worth it, especially if you are overclocking IMO. Currently running a 1700 on my main rig, under stress it used to get up to around 75-84 and sometimes higher, I had to reduce my overclock when using the included wraith spire cooler. Now under stress it gets to approx 51C under stress using cinebench R15/encoding with handbrake. This is running it Oc'd to 3.75Ghz all cores @1.225V. The cooler is a cooler master masterliquid 240 lite and is very cheap at approx £42, no horrible pump noise/whine at all, it's actually about the same sound level as the wraith spire with only the sound of air moving through the fans.