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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:18 
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The old dear BSOD-ed so hard last night it couldn't even finish rendering the BSOD itself, this looks CPU related according to the Google-o-tron, which is understandable considering it's a nine year old CPU that's been run substantially overclocked its entire life.

Overclocking costs lives!

I should get a new PC I suppose, but all my finances are tied up in chasing after stupid new cars. Like Mrs May I will have to prioritise spending in the national interest, as there is no magic money tree. I should find an Irish friend who wants a favour, as history suggests I'll discover a handy three grand in a biscuit tin under those circumstances.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 14:58 
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I'm getting my new PC imminently and I would like to transfer the files off my old PC to it. What's the best/quickest way of doing this?

I'm no expert but could I have them both connected to my router and have a home network or something? Is that hard to do?

I’m guessing it won’t be as easy as just plugging them both in and magically, they’ll see each other.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 15:04 
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Put your old hard drive into a spare bay in your new one?

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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I can do that with my internal hard drive but I have an external one that needs a power supply... which I don't have.

It slots into the top of my current PC and is powered that way. I suppose I could take it out of the casing as I reckon it'll just be a normal hard drive inside but I don't know whether that would work.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 15:09 
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Should be a normal HD in the enclosure. Pop it open and have a look.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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If you don't know whether it would work you could try it and then you'd know if it would work.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Bamba wrote:
If you don't know whether it would work you could try it and then you'd know if it would work.


Do you think that would work?


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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If you don't know whether it would work you could try it and then you'd know if it would work.


Do you think that would work?


You could try it.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Windows Easy Transfer.

It's great for noobs.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Christ, just set up the old drive as a network share!

Right click, find "sharing", give it a name. Go into the other PC, go to "network" and find the other drive.

Bosh.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Don't even need to do that.

Start, Run, \\<old PC IP address>\c$

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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See! That's what I wanted... some nice simple answers. I knew it would be that easy. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Eh, in my experience copying across home networks is always slow as shit and assuming we're talking about a decent chunk of files I'd still always just plug the drive into the new machine.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Meh, an overnight xcopy would get it done easily enough. Or X Gon' Copy To Ya as it shall now be known.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Bamba wrote:
Eh, in my experience copying across home networks is always slow as shit and assuming we're talking about a decent chunk of files I'd still always just plug the drive into the new machine.


If both devices are wired into the router you'd get approx 10MB/s, which makes even big copies relatively painless, especially if you just leave it going overnight.

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My new PC has arrived. Expect technical questions imminently.


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My new PC has arrived. Expect technical questions imminently.

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DavPaz wrote:
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My new PC has arrived. Expect technical questions imminently.

Expect sarcasm soon after


That's fine. I was half expecting someone would suggest I buy a PS4 instead so sarcasm will be a welcome relief.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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My new PC has arrived. Expect technical questions imminently.

I will preemptively answer your questions:

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My new PC has arrived. Expect technical questions imminently.

Get a Mac.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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I'm on my new PC... and it's great.

Just like my old PC, only faster. Windows even remembered my desktop wallpaper. Spooky!


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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I'm on my new PC... and it's great.

Just like my old PC, only faster. Windows even remembered my desktop wallpaper. Spooky!


You can disable that if you don't like it. Right PITA when you have multiple PCs and they each have unique backgrounds.

I played that Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice last week and my GPU immediately sounded like Concorde. Couldn't have that so I am working on water cooling the GPU.

Got a GPU block.

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Water cooled back plate (has a water immersed heat pipe right where you need it)

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Rad

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Got Bitspower fittings too. Mocked up a reservoir panel.

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Built it up.

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And now I am just waiting on the pump to arrive. Can't wait, seems like an incredible game (it looks breathtaking) I just need to get the GPU to STFU.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Inside my PC, I have these little 4 pin connector things.. What are they? Are they for a hard drive?

I've got my old hard drive which I'd like to put in this PC but I'm just looking how it would be powered. It's a Sata drive and it doesn't look like there's any Sata power cables spare.


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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:04 
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Looks like an old floppy drive power connector.

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Molex are 4 pin. So are PWM fan sockets/wires. I would put a pic up. You can get Molex to SATA very cheaply (like £2 inc on Ebay).

Just got a packed noti on my pump and pump top, so hopefully by the end of the week I can resume heavy gaming :) About 15 hours into a Fallout 4 playthrough too, so want to get back quickly as poss. Just can't stand the noise.

Didn't see the pic, yeah that's floppy.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Properly shopping around for a new PC and prices appear to have gone super-silly, dollars equal pounds and euros equal pounds and everything seems to cost more than it did in raw numbers.

I don't think it's going to come in at anything under £2500. Wish I'd have jumped in when the whole thing was coming in at far closer to £2000 (or less).

Going to stick with Intel I think, the i7-7770K appears to be the gamer's choice of CPU.

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Can't you just buy one and then trade it in for a Mac in 8 months time?

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 Post subject: Re: PC gaming hardware thread.
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Can't you just buy one and then trade it in for a Mac in 8 months time?


If I never actually wanted to do anything with my computer, that would be a great idea.

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