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Forum: Hardware 27th Jun 2016, 11:43
Replies: 1
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Posted By TheStockBroker
HDD Diagnostic help

Morning All,

I had a Seagate (Yes, I know, what was I thinking?) 8TB HDD fail on me about a week and a half ago. The drive was a month and 9 days old, and it straight up just stopped working on...
Forum: Hardware 27th Jun 2016, 10:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By TheStockBroker
Damn, after this generation of SSD's we're going...

Damn, after this generation of SSD's we're going to need minimums of x8 PCIE 3 or x4 PCIE 4 to be able to reach peak speeds...

Decided to chop in the 950 while it's still barely been used. Can't...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jun 2016, 22:25
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By TheStockBroker
Well that's bloody annoying. My 950 Pro is all of...

Well that's bloody annoying. My 950 Pro is all of 2 months old, and I only just this week bought an enclosure to keep temps low and tidy things up a bit.

Will there be a new 9xx Pro consumer drive...
Forum: General 20th Jun 2016, 14:22
Replies: 31,090
Views: 4,043,817
Posted By TheStockBroker
An Angelbird Wings PX1 to keep SSD temps in check...

An Angelbird Wings PX1 to keep SSD temps in check
http://www.angelbird.com/media/material/2016/02/02/WINGS_PX1_angle_520x490_20160119.jpg

2 x Michelin Pilot Sport 3's because my current fronts...
Forum: Asus UK 20th Jun 2016, 10:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By TheStockBroker
Yup, mine's gone from the 14th to the 17th, to...

Yup, mine's gone from the 14th to the 17th, to the 24th, and now to the 11th July. Very frustrating as I have no GPU at the moment!
Forum: General 16th Jun 2016, 10:28
Replies: 31,090
Views: 4,043,817
Posted By TheStockBroker
I got the Mirra 2, which will hopefully be quite...

I got the Mirra 2, which will hopefully be quite an upgrade from my 5? 6? year old IKEA Markus. I'm trying to go down the contracting/freelance route at the moment, which will potentially mean more...
Forum: General 16th Jun 2016, 09:54
Replies: 31,090
Views: 4,043,817
Posted By TheStockBroker
Big brake kits are indeed ridiculously expensive ...

Big brake kits are indeed ridiculously expensive

On topic: Just ordered my first Herman Miller
Forum: Hardware 14th Jun 2016, 10:00
Replies: 1,282
Views: 50,367
Posted By TheStockBroker
Not strictly in keeping with the thread, but...

Not strictly in keeping with the thread, but damn, I never knew there were people out there willing to do this. I will 100% be making an order for some custom cables now. That's been the thing...
Forum: General 10th Jun 2016, 15:10
Replies: 5,122
Views: 986,808
Posted By TheStockBroker
Was your previous car a mk6 or a mk7 ST? I've got...

Was your previous car a mk6 or a mk7 ST? I've got the Mk7 at the moment, Peron Stage 2 @ ~ 240bhp; and it's an absolute hoot, but I find myself wanting for straight-line traction an awful lot. (That...
Forum: General 27th May 2016, 10:52
Replies: 18,638
Views: 1,849,436
Posted By TheStockBroker
Signed lease on new place, got home and thought...

Signed lease on new place, got home and thought to get internet installation rolling before I move in.

Max speed 35Mb. That's more than 10x slower than what I have now. FML.

I guess I'm going...
Forum: Hardware 25th May 2016, 10:10
Replies: 1,282
Views: 50,367
Posted By TheStockBroker
Upon some reading about the reference power...

Upon some reading about the reference power circuitry, I'm waiting for a non-ref Asus/EVGA model that supports an EK block. Hopefully we'll get some more info on exactly when these will be out on...
Forum: General 25th May 2016, 09:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,241
Posted By TheStockBroker
To me, it's a case of you don't ask... you don't...

To me, it's a case of you don't ask... you don't get!

Got the two CPUs in my sig for 110 delivered using best offer. Seller was originally asking 120 each
Forum: Software 19th May 2016, 14:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By TheStockBroker
Depends on your definition of cheap! I would...

Depends on your definition of cheap! I would personally recommend unRAID, which I am going to do a write-up on in the next week or so
Forum: Hardware 14th May 2016, 19:45
Replies: 1,282
Views: 50,367
Posted By TheStockBroker
2.4 Ghz on Air...

2.4 Ghz on Air (http://wccftech.com/geforce-gtx-1080-blow-p100-gpu-single-precision-performance-variants-including-25-ghz-liquid-cooled-edition/) I've been patient for my Vive; the 1080 I just can't...
Forum: Hardware 12th May 2016, 12:06
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By TheStockBroker
For what you need, I'd say forget buying new. You...

For what you need, I'd say forget buying new. You can get 16 (legit, Intel) cores and 32 threads close to budget on a system that will blow any Intel iX or similar AMD system out of the water.
...
Forum: General 11th May 2016, 10:07
Replies: 31,090
Views: 4,043,817
Posted By TheStockBroker
But... why? Edit: nope, ignore me... I've...

But... why?

Edit: nope, ignore me... I've seen your other post - makes sense if you're not anticipating getting a VR headset anytime soon
Forum: Tech Support 6th May 2016, 10:55
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By TheStockBroker
As said, PartedMagic is the go to on this one....

As said, PartedMagic is the go to on this one. Unfortunately, the last free version was still prior to displayport compatibility on Intel IGP... just something to bear in mind!
Forum: General 25th Apr 2016, 17:05
Replies: 18,638
Views: 1,849,436
Posted By TheStockBroker
When I had bad toothache, the only thing that...

When I had bad toothache, the only thing that made any difference was 2 x solpadeine max ... and then I felt like I was away with the clouds without a care in the world
Forum: Hardware 6th Apr 2016, 11:33
Replies: 13
Build Advice ECC CPUs
Views: 631
Posted By TheStockBroker
To clarify, are you replacing your gaming machine...

To clarify, are you replacing your gaming machine with this new workstation?

If so I may have a suggestion you might approve of :)
Forum: Hardware 5th Apr 2016, 20:53
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By TheStockBroker
Thanks everyone, went with the Phanteks Enthoo...

Thanks everyone, went with the Phanteks Enthoo Primo...

It's widely regarded as the best watercooling case after the Silverstone TJ's and the Corsair 900D (and at half the cost, might I add?) Full...
Forum: Hardware 30th Mar 2016, 10:58
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By TheStockBroker
Good shout - Didn't think of any Antecs other...

Good shout - Didn't think of any Antecs other than the 1900, which got terrible reviews everywhere. Will have a look, thanks.



Pics would be awesome man, thanks. I'm even thinking now that...
Forum: Hardware 29th Mar 2016, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By TheStockBroker
Help picking a big 'ole case

Hello BT'ers,

I'm back from my unplanned PC hiatus and am refreshing all (well, most) of my hardware.

I've got pretty much all the critical stuff picked out but I'm really struggling to find a...
Forum: Gaming 13th Nov 2015, 09:44
Replies: 572
STEAM Fallout 4
Views: 25,478
Posted By TheStockBroker
Haven't bought this. Is it possible to play the...

Haven't bought this. Is it possible to play the game in the style you want? Or are you just forced into obligatory all-out-war all the time?

The reason I ask is because I'm that guy that runs...
Forum: Hardware 4th Nov 2015, 15:46
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By TheStockBroker
This stuff...

This stuff (http://www.amazon.co.uk/ICIDU-Spray-Tablet-Screen-Cleaning/dp/B007POM2X2) and a microfibre cloth - Beats everything with no damage to screen(s) use on my TV's, tablets, phone, everything...
Forum: General 1st Sep 2015, 16:23
Replies: 18,638
Views: 1,849,436
Posted By TheStockBroker
I know right? Why on earth can't I make an...

I know right?

Why on earth can't I make an account without also topping up?
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