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  1. Dodge245

    Signal refresh to minimize bit rot?

    Dont run Defrag on SSDs or NVMEs...
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    OS or games on fastest drive? Does it even matter?

    OS on the fastest Drive For games, the only improvement is load time. Personally: OS on fastest drive, Games on a 2TB 7200RPM Drive mainly. If it is a new game I intend to play through I will install it to fastest drive for the first playthrough then use STEAM Library manager to move it to...
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    ~$200: Powered monitors or bookshelves and an amp?

    I'd go buy a second hand Denon DM37 (or newer DM41 ) with the Denon Speakers. I run a DM37 with some Dali Zensor 1 Bookshelf's and in my opinion that's a perfect pair, but the standard Denon speakers that come with sound good too. P.S The DM37 is the same width as my computer case and sits on...
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    if a system needs to reboot several times when start up, is it the MB or PSU?

    Dead CMOS Battery. (is my upfront guess) My concern here is have you tried any of the steps provided? 1. Enter BIOS and check boot order, change to SSD as first device, try boot. resolved? 2. Take a CMOS Battery out of a working MB and put it on the MB, try boot. resolved? 3. check Memory is...
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    6 monitor setup advice

    effectively reduces your bandwidth across the PCI slots. Have a read of your Motherboard manual, that should tell you if your motherboard would do that. BTW, from experience USB GFX cards are horrid, and introduce lag to the mouse and input. Recommend a second Nvidia card.
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    Did something change with windows file & folder size reporting???

    Do you have compression enabled on your drive? I rarely copy files from external sources but have not noticed a size change in win10
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    Does this type of software exist?

    Not quite the same, but if you installed windows then only installed the software, you could then make an image of your entire windows install. Then if required just revert to that. Edit.. You might find that the software detects installed hardware to work out if your workstation is different..
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    Need a midrange 4K screen with lots of real estate

    What do you mean "more real estate"? If your 27" is currently 4k and you move to a 40" 4k, you are not gaining anything. Infact your main criteria of high ppi has just dropped drastically...
  9. Dodge245

    A Picture I Took 2018 - 2019

    Some from my razer phone, from my recent trip to italy..
  10. Dodge245

    NAS Box Advice.

    What MB are you using that supports that many drives? Or do you have a RAID card installed?
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    Max character limits for Windows...

    Wow nice, school kids used to do this with bat files to circumvent security. Try something like robocopy https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/robocopy Could use the /s option to ignore empty directories, copy them to somewhere at the top level.
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    Triple Monitor Arm for 28"+ Panels

    this one apparently goes up to 32" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mount-Monitor-Adjustable-Displays-MI-2753/dp/B06X9D7JWP/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=30++triple+monitor+mount&qid=1558509808&s=gateway&sr=8-5#customerReviews No idea what kind of price point you were looking at though. A couple of the reviews...
  13. Dodge245

    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    In the UK at least, retrofitting the houses is the biggest challenge, I want an EV but it's a rare occasion that I can park outside my 110 year old terraced house... I've also just recently came back from Italy and there too an EV would be an issue it is mostly apartment buildings. I'm...
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    I'd like to go 100% PC only but with the online cheating, u have to get console.

    Well i did a quick google for "bf5 cheats ps4" the first result is selling aimbots aimed for the xbox and ps4, there are also video results from youtube of those aimbots in action... Edit Bit more checking, appears to be an invisibility cheat on ps4 bf5 atm.
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    I'd like to go 100% PC only but with the online cheating, u have to get console.

    Forum threads are not proof of anything, goto any product(anything) page and you will see hundreds of reviews bashing the product for defects/problems issues. The thing is, yes cheating may be more rampant on pc, but in the last 22 years of pc gaming i have managed to avoid cheaters for the most...
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    I'd like to go 100% PC only but with the online cheating, u have to get console.

    null point, facts were asked for not opinion. Heres an opinion... I have seen plenty of cheaters on console, more than on my pc, mainly because the games I choose to play on pc are on well admined(?) servers. I cant play on consoles the aim assist all the fps games have remove all the fun...
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    PC Gaming Too Expensive, Switching to Consoles, so long [H]

    FYI, I have not read all the posts. I don't get how PC gaming is more expensive? The initial outlay sure can be, but if you are happy with console power/graphics then build a Gaming PC with a 2060 and a mid-level i5. Buy all your games for £20 in steam sales and humble bundle. The money you...
  18. Dodge245

    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    what is this in reference too? Satisfactory definitely scratches that Factorio Itch for me, just remember it is early access, I believe there is more to come.
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    Satisfactory is great, has me completely hooked, I Climbed up the space elevator today in it:
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    Athlon II X4 and Phenom II X4 still good enough

    My old AMD X3 system with 4GB of RAM held up really well, as someone further up the thread noted, what killed it is the ability to play Youtube at HD resolutions, it would play but would randomly pause and wait, or just not play at all.
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    Thread Rendering Broken Today?

    Ctrl + f5 clears the cache of the page your on and refresh.
  22. Dodge245

    Disney Reveals Price, Release Date, and Content Plans for Disney+ Streaming Service

    Let's be honest if you hadn't seen all the Marvel films, that price is fantastic, sign up one month, watch all of them, unsubscribe. I am in, with two children that love films like Frozen etc, I will get this in the UK.
  23. Dodge245

    Monitor desk mounts that can hold a 32" 18lb display without sagging?

    Duronic have good stands i use this with my monitor: Duronic DM35V2X1 Double Twin LCD LED Vertical Desk Mount Arm Monitor Stand Bracket with Tilt and Swivel (Tilt ±15°|Swivel 180°|Rotate 360°) + 10 Year Warranty https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00P1802RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XasPCbSXQ4N7A Although...
  24. Dodge245

    EU plan to fit cars with speed limiters could be UNSAFE

    You sure about the Ireland Drivers speeding? Part of the country uses MPH (Northern Ireland), while the other use KMH (Republic of Ireland).
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    EU plan to fit cars with speed limiters could be UNSAFE

    Yea i spotted that, i suppose it depends how much it interferes, basically every car is going to feel like it has turbo lag?
  26. Dodge245

    The best PC case I ever owned was a...

    Praetorian 732 Coolermaster: http://www.coolermaster.com/service/support/model/RC-732/ Removable Motherboard Tray FTW! Still, have the case, just can't think of a use for it at the moment. I was contemplating a In Desk PC Build, using the removable tray as part of the build.
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    EU passes the "link tax"

    Can we put the political BS to one side for the time being... I wonder a few things about this Law, How does it affect Adverts for one? An Advert is a link to a site that the maker of said site is paying for, does this mean that it is exempt? Or does the site have to pay the advertiser as...
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    EU passes the "link tax"

    Lets not have the thread go off topic. FYI, the UK is able to opt in and out of the EU laws, we agreed that... It is just ignorant Brexiters that believe the EU has direct rule over us. We also have full control over immigration. No idea why people think we don't. someone who was able to travel...
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    do new games suck or am I cynical?

    I can also recommend Celeste, its a very difficult platformer, it feels fresh, has great music and an underlying story that is well told.
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    Dead Cells Sales Exceed the One Million Mark

    I've played this loads since it was in early access, managed to get a few of the difficulty modifiers for it too, then just before release they changed so much I needed to start from the beginning, since then I've beaten the game once and made it to the final boss a few times on the second...
  31. Dodge245

    Pc in a desk build

    Take a look at the Linus Build, they struggled to fill there space: Potentially, depending on how you do it, you could use one water cooling loop for both Machines as they will be in the same space.
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    Pc in a desk build

    The only one I have really seen is the video by Linus Tech Tips. Are you going for a glass top? Are you getting is premade? Or buying second-hand? Basically, the size is dictated by the glass you can get, and or the space you have, a standard 150cm long desk would be more than enough length...
  33. Dodge245

    Microsoft Criticizes FCC Broadband Report

    But that seems rather simple to setup, especially for an isp that provides a router, put say a 10 meg file on router, put some software on said router to detect least usage periods and have that file uploaded to one of your servers which logs the connection speed in a DB, the address and serial...
  34. Dodge245

    Steam Is Getting a Redesigned Library and New Events Features

    You can already do that, my "Local Multiplayer" category also puts the games in there relevant FPS/Driving etc Categories... I think the only difference is you can search for the tag per the store tags, then click a button to create a category for the games that show up?
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    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Is Coming Q1 2020

    I don't really understand the SJW thing and am fairly ignorant of it, however, I don't get any of that from the link, or the video.
  36. Dodge245

    Ransomware Encourages Victims to Subscribe to PewDiePie

    well unless he's asked his Fans to do this, it is out of his control... Your question is just odd, chances are there is a murderer with the same name as you, did you know that was in your control, right?
  37. Dodge245

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Is Coming Q1 2020

    To be honest, I want this... But my head says that the original was a broken mess, and they never fixed it, the fans did eventually. So I am 50/50, will wait for reviews.
  38. Dodge245

    Ransomware Encourages Victims to Subscribe to PewDiePie

    This is out of his control, I honestly don't see what he could do here... I suppose he could ask google for an official letter, saying that they will block and ban his account if his fan base does not stop, let him make a video out of that, and hope that the fans stop on the basis that they are...
  39. Dodge245

    Steam Is Getting a Redesigned Library and New Events Features

    what does "more categorization for your games." actually mean? You can categorize your games however you want right now... look: Great, this should have always been a feature, as long as it does not override my current setup. Not sure i understand the point of this one, there is already...
  40. Dodge245

    Nvidia Skips Ampere at GTC 2019

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but there is no player model in Quake 2 singleplayer. you can see that the gun is being reflected though. Also please re-release Quake 2 with full RTX
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