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Welcome to hardware general. Here we will discuss computer related hardware including every nook and cranny that goes along with that (drivers, pros, cons, etc).

Around the beginning of March I will have enought money to buy /this/!

Is there anything you're saving up for?

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02-15-2015, 09:16 PM
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Nice, I've been tempted to buy a 970 myself, but I always end up spending my money on other things.

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02-15-2015, 11:26 PM
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(02-15-2015, 09:16 PM)Senpai Wrote: Nice, I've been tempted to buy a 970 myself, but I always end up spending my money on other things.

Same here. I've been wanting to get a better processor for some time now.

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(02-15-2015, 11:26 PM)Customer Wrote:
(02-15-2015, 09:16 PM)Senpai Wrote: Nice, I've been tempted to buy a 970 myself, but I always end up spending my money on other things.

Same here. I've been wanting to get a better processor for some time now.

I have a whole rig planned out, but have never accumulated enough money to purchase it.

I'm almost certain that my list of parts are obsolete now. :D

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Still debating whether I should spend my budget on a PC build or save up more for a car. Hard decisions.

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(02-16-2015, 02:07 AM)Losi Wrote: Still debating whether I should spend my budget on a PC build or save up more for a car. Hard decisions.

BUY A PC AND GAME ON GTA V WITH CUSTU-SENPAI

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I think I worked out why my hard drive died

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(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

F.

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Would you happen to recall what brand that was? I've been fond of Western Digital, but I'm curious what's most (and least)-reliable these days.

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(05-10-2019, 07:33 PM)Backlash Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

F.

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Would you happen to recall what brand that was? I've been fond of Western Digital, but I'm curious what's most (and least)-reliable these days.

It was a 3TB Seagate - one of the least reliable drives of all time. It's honestly amazing that it survived as long as it did.

WD and HGST (which I think are now owned by Toshiba) are generally the most reliable, with WD red drives probably being the best out of the WDs. That being said, I think Seagate are a lot better than they used to be, and they certainly have some more interesting options in the higher (10+ TB) capacity range.

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(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

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mine is about to die too

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(05-10-2019, 11:02 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

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f
mine is about to die too

Yeah, I noticed mine had a bunch of uncorrectable sectors or so, so I knew it didn't have long left.

In other news, I ordered a Dr Ząber Sentry case. Hopefully I'll be able to afford to do something with it by the time it arrives >.<

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(05-10-2019, 07:39 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 07:33 PM)Backlash Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

F.

[Image: 687474703a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f42...6a2e6a7067]

Would you happen to recall what brand that was? I've been fond of Western Digital, but I'm curious what's most (and least)-reliable these days.

It was a 3TB Seagate - one of the least reliable drives of all time. It's honestly amazing that it survived as long as it did.

WD and HGST (which I think are now owned by Toshiba) are generally the most reliable, with WD red drives probably being the best out of the WDs. That being said, I think Seagate are a lot better than they used to be, and they certainly have some more interesting options in the higher (10+ TB) capacity range.

Nn, nnn! I was actually thinking of throwing some WD Reds in a cheap computer case, but I figured it was easier to just buy another My Book. I have a seedbox I use exclusively to stream anime from, and they work wonderfully.

On another note, I just got my first 144 Hz monitor a few days ago! And insofar, it's been great. I can't really run any games that high without turning down the graphics settings, but 100-120 is fine for my purposes. ^^

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(05-11-2019, 01:35 PM)Backlash Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 07:39 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 07:33 PM)Backlash Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

F.

[Image: 687474703a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f42...6a2e6a7067]

Would you happen to recall what brand that was? I've been fond of Western Digital, but I'm curious what's most (and least)-reliable these days.

It was a 3TB Seagate - one of the least reliable drives of all time. It's honestly amazing that it survived as long as it did.

WD and HGST (which I think are now owned by Toshiba) are generally the most reliable, with WD red drives probably being the best out of the WDs. That being said, I think Seagate are a lot better than they used to be, and they certainly have some more interesting options in the higher (10+ TB) capacity range.

Nn, nnn! I was actually thinking of throwing some WD Reds in a cheap computer case, but I figured it was easier to just buy another My Book. I have a seedbox I use exclusively to stream anime from, and they work wonderfully.

On another note, I just got my first 144 Hz monitor a few days ago! And insofar, it's been great. I can't really run any games that high without turning down the graphics settings, but 100-120 is fine for my purposes. ^^

Hehe, I know the 144Hz pain. Oh well, hopefully I'll manage to get a job and I'll be able to afford to drive my monitor properly as well!

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(05-11-2019, 06:03 AM)malmon Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 11:02 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

Spoiler

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f
mine is about to die too

Yeah, I noticed mine had a bunch of uncorrectable sectors or so, so I knew it didn't have long left.

In other news, I ordered a Dr Ząber Sentry case. Hopefully I'll be able to afford to do something with it by the time it arrives >.<
Mine is getting bluescreen everytime I want to multiple tasks.

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(05-11-2019, 04:21 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 06:03 AM)malmon Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 11:02 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 01:44 PM)malmon Wrote: I think I worked out why my hard drive died

Spoiler

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f
mine is about to die too

Yeah, I noticed mine had a bunch of uncorrectable sectors or so, so I knew it didn't have long left.

In other news, I ordered a Dr Ząber Sentry case. Hopefully I'll be able to afford to do something with it by the time it arrives >.<
Mine is getting bluescreen everytime I want to multiple tasks.

Interesting. Is it your boot drive? Mine was just for data, and there weren't really any symptoms - it just suddenly stopped responding to io operations half way through a LaTeX compilation

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(05-11-2019, 04:38 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 04:21 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 06:03 AM)malmon Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 11:02 PM)lewdygaga Wrote: f
mine is about to die too

Yeah, I noticed mine had a bunch of uncorrectable sectors or so, so I knew it didn't have long left.

In other news, I ordered a Dr Ząber Sentry case. Hopefully I'll be able to afford to do something with it by the time it arrives >.<
Mine is getting bluescreen everytime I want to multiple tasks.

Interesting. Is it your boot drive? Mine was just for data, and there weren't really any symptoms - it just suddenly stopped responding to io operations half way through a LaTeX compilation

Yeah it's my boot drive, I have my OS and data in that disk, nothing else, I'm going to buy an SSD to put it as my OS drive, but I don't know when I'm going to do it.

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(05-11-2019, 05:01 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 04:38 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 04:21 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 06:03 AM)malmon Wrote: Yeah, I noticed mine had a bunch of uncorrectable sectors or so, so I knew it didn't have long left.

In other news, I ordered a Dr Ząber Sentry case. Hopefully I'll be able to afford to do something with it by the time it arrives >.<
Mine is getting bluescreen everytime I want to multiple tasks.

Interesting. Is it your boot drive? Mine was just for data, and there weren't really any symptoms - it just suddenly stopped responding to io operations half way through a LaTeX compilation

Yeah it's my boot drive, I have my OS and data in that disk, nothing else, I'm going to buy an SSD to put it as my OS drive, but I don't know when I'm going to do it.

Ideally before your HDD kicks the bucket, which'll likely be within ??? days

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(05-11-2019, 05:14 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 05:01 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 04:38 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 04:21 PM)lewdygaga Wrote: Mine is getting bluescreen everytime I want to multiple tasks.

Interesting. Is it your boot drive? Mine was just for data, and there weren't really any symptoms - it just suddenly stopped responding to io operations half way through a LaTeX compilation

Yeah it's my boot drive, I have my OS and data in that disk, nothing else, I'm going to buy an SSD to put it as my OS drive, but I don't know when I'm going to do it.

Ideally before your HDD kicks the bucket, which'll likely be within ??? days

When I get job....

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(05-13-2019, 10:09 AM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 05:14 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 05:01 PM)lewdygaga Wrote:
(05-11-2019, 04:38 PM)malmon Wrote: Interesting. Is it your boot drive? Mine was just for data, and there weren't really any symptoms - it just suddenly stopped responding to io operations half way through a LaTeX compilation

Yeah it's my boot drive, I have my OS and data in that disk, nothing else, I'm going to buy an SSD to put it as my OS drive, but I don't know when I'm going to do it.

Ideally before your HDD kicks the bucket, which'll likely be within ??? days

When I get job....

Yeah, that's kind of a priority for me too

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05-13-2019, 12:39 PM
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(05-10-2019, 07:39 PM)malmon Wrote: It was a 3TB Seagate - one of the least reliable drives of all time. It's honestly amazing that it survived as long as it did.

My 500GB Seagate is still kicking after about seven years. I bought a Western Digital 1TB last year because I was worried it was about to fail but it's still going.

 
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(05-13-2019, 12:39 PM)All in One Wrote:
(05-10-2019, 07:39 PM)malmon Wrote: It was a 3TB Seagate - one of the least reliable drives of all time. It's honestly amazing that it survived as long as it did.

My 500GB Seagate is still kicking after about seven years. I bought a Western Digital 1TB last year because I was worried it was about to fail but it's still going.

I've had a 1TB WD Black going for 10 years now. It's not plugged in atm though.

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Thinking of upgrading to a Vega 56, but right now I'm gonna focus on getting that Rift S. IT's gonna be my first VR device, so I'm pretty pumped!

Also need to find a new CPU. Gonna wait a bit before dropping some money on the R5 2600.


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(05-13-2019, 07:11 PM)Loko Wrote: Thinking of upgrading to a Vega 56, but right now I'm gonna focus on getting that Rift S. IT's gonna be my first VR device, so I'm pretty pumped!

Also need to find a new CPU. Gonna wait a bit before dropping some money on the R5 2600.

What's your current GPU?

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(05-13-2019, 07:27 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-13-2019, 07:11 PM)Loko Wrote: Thinking of upgrading to a Vega 56, but right now I'm gonna focus on getting that Rift S. IT's gonna be my first VR device, so I'm pretty pumped!

Also need to find a new CPU. Gonna wait a bit before dropping some money on the R5 2600.

What's your current GPU?

Actually to be honest I probably won't upgrade until I get a nicer monitor. RX 580


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(05-13-2019, 09:15 PM)Loko Wrote:
(05-13-2019, 07:27 PM)malmon Wrote:
(05-13-2019, 07:11 PM)Loko Wrote: Thinking of upgrading to a Vega 56, but right now I'm gonna focus on getting that Rift S. IT's gonna be my first VR device, so I'm pretty pumped!

Also need to find a new CPU. Gonna wait a bit before dropping some money on the R5 2600.

What's your current GPU?

Actually to be honest I probably won't upgrade until I get a nicer monitor. RX 580

Hmm, would the upgrade to a Vega 56 really be worth it? I'm not familiar with how the two cards compare

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