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  2. Yeah, this thread is pretty old and the best cases article is pretty old as well. An update is definitely coming soon though. :)
  3. Are you referring to this article? If so, I just tested it and it built me a link just fine. Which ISO you trying to download? Windows 10? If it doesn't work, maybe try downloading the legacy version of the ISO downloader. Otherwise, you can always also go to the Microsoft website and go through their process to download the ISO and make a boot drive.
  4. Soon i will do a build and one of my choice was the NZXT Phantom...but i change my idea because there is a lot of plastic on NZXT product and i am scare to break the front panel when i will remove it :-(
  5. Hi I just try the site to download the iso site...but i have a blank screen on the left ?
  6. Last week
  7. Ahhh OK. Well, 890Mbps isn't that bad actually. With overhead, Gigabit LAN will already drops to about 940Mbps. That said, your system doesn't cost all that much more than an Atom or Celeron based one and it does give you future capability for adding more functionality down the road. The only cost is higher electricity usage. That did get me looking a bit though and I did find this HP ProLiant which is fairly cheap. Add in a Intel Dual NIC and maybe a SSD you're good to go for ~$300 total. I like the server boards since they usually have remote management. If not remote video, there usually is remote reboot, sensor monitoring, etc. As long as you've got clearance in the area where you're looking to place the server, it could be an easier solution. Just a thought.
  8. Thanks for the reply. This is for home. No, nothing snort, servers, etc. I already looked at all the pre-built options like SG-2220, the Atom CPU stuff, and so on. All failed my main has to be able to reliably reach gigabit speed. The firewall micro appliance in your link does as well: "WAN to LAN throughput has been tested up to 890Mbps (megabits per second) with iPerf." All the options claim about the same, that being it can reach gigabit speed or near to it, but when you dig deeper, it always turns out this is only under ideal conditions. Consistency and reliability are not included. My custom build is overkill, but I have found that too much always beats too little. If this build cannot reliably attain gigabit speed (or very near to it), then I will concede defeat.
  9. Wow that's going to be quite the powerful router/firewall. Those options you presented are all actually good alternatives to each other. I'd just choose based on pricing. Is this for a home or business? Are you doing anything else with this system? Reason I ask is because you can get a pre-built system like this for under $300. For home use it should be more than enough and be significantly more power efficient than the Intel Core i3.
  10. Here is my parts list so far: CPU: Intel core i3-4160 CPU COOLER: Noctua NH-L9x65 or Noctua NH-L9i MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A LOW-PROFILE RAM: G.SKILL Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAB or Ballistix Tactical BLT2K4G3D1608ET3LXO SSD: Intel series 530 or 535; 120GB SSD BRACKET: Sabrent BK-HDDF CASE: Apex DM-317-A CASE FAN: Noctua NF-R8-100 PSU: Seasonic SS-300TFX or Seasonic SS-300TGW DVD-ROM: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GE NIC: Intel EXPI9402PT NIC LOW-PROFILE BRACKET: Intel EIG42ET MISC: 2 port Compact USB VGA KVM #GCS42UW6 I could use some help choosing between the CPU coolers, RAMs, and PSUs. All have mostly good buyer reviews, so I am stuck!
  11. Sweet. That's an excellent build. Whats up with the 1000w PSU? Was it that cheap or you have some big plans down the road?
  12. This isn't really a question about a build, I just figured I'd let you guys know what my purchase was. Case: Corsair Carbide Series Air 240 Micro ATX. (Black.)CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 7th Gen Quad Core 4.2 GHz. (Non-Overclocked.)RAM: 16GB (2x 8GB) HyperX Predator DDR4 3000MHz.MOBO: Asus PRIME Z270M PLUS Intel Socket 1151.Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 64Mb HDD.500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD.CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H60.GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 STRIX GAMING 6GB. (Stock Overclocked. Apparently.)PSU: 1000W - Cooler Master V Series V1000 80 Plus Gold.Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Pheobus Solo Audio.OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Edition 64 Bit.Monitor: 2 x Acer K222HQLBID 21.5 Inch HDMI.Keyboard: Razer Deathstalker Chroma.Mouse: Razer Naga Epic Chroma.Mousemat: Razer Firefly.Headset: Razer BlackShark.Customisation: White Braided Styled Cables.NZXT Hue+ RGB Controller - Advanced PC Lighting System. £1,902.33 / $2378.29 I haven't got any pictures yet, but I'll update when possible.
  13. Best Buy is currently running a promotion for a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 with the purchase of the Samsung 850 EVO. If you've been looking to pick up both, this could be a good choice. Link
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  15. I just took a look at the MSI website and it seems like they're listing an older Windows 7 USB 3.0 Driver compared to the driver listed on Intel's website. Have you had a chance to try the Intel USB 3.0 Driver? The one on their site was last updated 8/1/2016. It should solve your issues. If you're already using the updated USB 3.0 driver, it could also be power management turning off your USB port. To fix that, go to Device Manager --> Double click USB Mass Storage Device under Universal Serial Bus controllers --> Go to Power Management --> Uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". You might have quite a few so go ahead and uncheck them all. Then restart your computer and see if you're still having issues.
  16. Hey all, it looks like Samsung quietly updated their NVMe PCIe SSD Driver to version 2.1 back in December 2016. If you have a Samsung PCIe NVMe SSD (Samsung 950 PRO, Samsung 960 EVO, Samsung 960 PRO), it's a good idea to update it. Looks like it improves power consumption and fixes an unsafe shutdown bug in Windows 8.1 and 10. Here's a link to download the new SSD driver. Here's a changelog of what's been updated. Rev 1.0 - Initial release version Rev 1.1 - Driver version update for USB compatibility Rev 2.0 - Support for 960PRO and EVO Rev 2.1 - Improve idle power saving on Windows 10, Unsafe shutdown bug fix on Windows 8.1 & 10
  17. Haha that thing. Yeah my friend has one and yeah it's like cheating. I mean, you're playing with a mouse and keyboard while everyone else is using a gamepad. I don't care what some console gamers believe. Gamepads will never be better than mouse and keyboard for stuff like RTS or FPS games. Just won't happen. But yeah, he basically play everything with that. Been telling him to get a PC to play with mouse/keyboard for years, but seems like he just turned his console into a PC haha.
  18. I think DOOM is the big one for Vulkan. Not sure about any other game. AFAIK, Vulkan isn't super popular compared to DX12 which seems like it's going to be the major gaming API going forward.
  19. Hi, I have a question on the USB 3.0 driver for the MSI GS40 6QE laptop that you reviewed on your site. Not sure if this is an issue you experienced, but I recently downgraded to Windows 7 because I needed an older version of Internet Explorer for work, but I'm having some issues with the USB 3.0 driver. The USB 3.0 driver on the MSI website doesn't work right. I'm getting a lot of disconnects for some reason, not sure if that's a driver issue or a laptop issue. I'd really like to be able to use my laptop for work, but if not I'll probably have to bring it back to Windows 10. If you have any ideas, I appreciate it! TIA!
  20. So I don't have a good gaming laptop yet, but hopefully that's coming soon. In the meantime, does anybody here have a PS4? I've been hearing a lot about XIM4 which emulates the controller input so you can connect a mouse and keyboard to the PS4. I haven't done a lot of gaming on PC, but from what I've been hearing, it's basically like cheating since mouse and keyboard is better than controller. Reviews look good as well. Anybody have any thoughts on this? Here's what I'm talking about.
  21. Depends on what you're looking for. Those are good systems though. At this point, there shouldn't be anything new coming out so it's a time to buy.
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  23. Well in that case I'm glad I haven't got rid of it. Any idea what games or applications actually use the Vulkan Run Time Libraries? Just curious at this point. Haven't heard much about it.
  24. I would strongly recommend that. I hope to get my hands on AMD's Zen soon and am eagerly awaiting confirmation on when they will send my sample. Please check our site in the coming weeks for more details, and we can help part out a full system for you then :)
  25. Yup. Like Tom said, it's an API that was formerly from AMD that was handed over to Khronos group. Nvidia adopted it into their driver packages a while back which is why it's showing up as an installed app on your system.
  26. thanks for the info! i will not build this in general, a friend suggested to wait for AMD Zen, although your infos helped alot! i will stick to the M.2 and Ram plan
  27. Original article here. The last thing you’d expect your TV to do is to steal your information without your consent. Unfortunately, owners of Vizio smart TVs are about to get a rude awakening. After a lengthy investigation by the FTC, Vizio was found to have collected and sold customer information through 11 million of its TV sets. Statistics collected include location, demographics, and viewing habits-all of which were collected in real-time. Affected setups include cable, broadband, set-top boxes, streaming devices, and even DVDs. Visio did not directly address its wrongdoings in spite of the $2.2 million penalty. Visio made it clear that none of the information collected can be related to any personally identifiable information. The data collected most likely went to various companies to create targeted ads.
  28. Agreed, getting a good power supply will not only save you power in the long run, but also make your PC safer to operate. When you've purchased all these expensive parts, the last thing you want is a shoddy PSU burning everything up! ECC memory is not needed unless you're working with precision numbers. It will only pay off if you're working with chunks of numbers that are 20 plus decimal places in length. If you want silent, you can purchase a beefy air cooler (such as the Noctua NH-D15) and slap on a few silent fans (again, Noctua fans come to mind). It will keep your CPU frosty without adding additional case fans.
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