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  1. Which Synology unit do you have? If I do go for a dedicated enclosure I'd probably lean in Synology's direction, although I've personally never used one.
  2. I wasn't thinking I'd need to so deep as to need multilayered, I was mostly thinking RAID redundancy with drive monitoring so a bad drive could be swapped out and the data doesn't get lost with it. But then, this is my dad we're talking about here.
  3. Looking for some advice on setting my father up with a decent pile of idiot proof, easy to use, and reliable home network storage. My dad has an amazing knack for turning average pre-built electronic devices into bricks somehow so I want to build this one myself. I don't need a lot of features, just reliability. I moved my personal build out of an old CM Storm Trooper case not long ago so I can't decide if I should build a PC in that case (fair bit of 3.5 inch bays) that will serve as a server/NAS, or if I should just get a standalone NAS enclosure. If I do go the PC route it has to be Windows so my father can actually use it (he can barely use Windows as it is so any decent server platform or NAS specific OS is out of the question). All I really want out of it is the ability for him or my mom to be able to store and view pictures and maybe a few home videos (not films/shows so don't need that kind of streaming capability) throughout the house from any kind of laptop, tablet, or phone with redundancy. Unfortunately, I'm also looking at a wireless only solution as well most likely. I am going to look into getting the house wired for 10g Ethernet but I expect the cost to be too prohibitive and I won't be able to do it myself. Not sure if that limits my options.
  4. Yeah, I knew right away when I saw the temps that's what it was, especially since the radiator was cool to the touch at the same time. It was still under warranty by about 2 months. But, after paying for shipping, waiting for them to get it, process the return, and ship me a new one, I didn't really want to be without my PC for 2+ weeks. I only paid like $77 USD for it so I guess I got my two years worth of money out of it. Replaced it with a Corsair H100i Pro because Amazon had next day delivery on it. Enough people recommend it so hopefully it won't bite me. Now I have to test out my old OC settings and make sure this one can hang, lost a decent chuck of radiator thickness going to this model, but the installation was much easier at least.
  5. Booted up this morning and got all kinds of weird behavior. Hard locks and shutdowns. When it would stay on long enough, I could see that performance was terrible. First reverted to stock CPU settings to rule that out, then pulled up HW monitor and saw my CPU temps were at 99-100C. This is the first time I've used an AIO in my build (just shy of two years old, build thread is here on page 2) so I'm not sure if it's worth trying to figure anything out with it, or if I should just replace it. I think it's probably the pump, cause the radiator is cool to the touch while the CPU is hot enough to shut itself down for protection. Seems like if the pump was working the radiator itself would be hot. So yeah, worth troubleshooting it or should I just go straight for a replacement?
  6. Well, my GPU started bugging out on me now, so sending that off for RMA also. Funny, never had to RMA a part before in all my builds/upgrades but I'm on 2 already for this build. When it rains it pours I suppose. +1 to EVGA though, instead of sending me back the same card they sent me their top 1070 TI, the FTW2 model instead.
  7. Don't lie Assassin, you never had any faith in this game. I really don't think any of us did lol.
  8. I forgot to mention that's with a AVX offset of 3. I'm thinking of lowering the voltage and just rolling with it though. I actually got a good ~15 hours in Prime95 29.4 at 1.335 V, no issues in Cinebench either, but when I tried Prime95 26.6 that's when I had to start adding voltage. Took 1.4 V to get 24 hour stable but even at 1.35ish I could get 4 hours or so in Blend. Each 10 mV I added got me further and further. Also, before I got around to testing with 26.6 I had a pretty long gaming session, about 5 hours in ships without issue at 1.335 so I think I may park it around there and see how it goes. I don't do any video editing or streaming or any of that. Just gaming, so I think it might be alright. I also tried out offset voltage instead of manual but that shit boggles my mind. I set it to -100 mV and it maxes at 1.31 V in Cinebench which isn't enough and causes a crash but the same setting in Prime small FFT immediately jumps it up to over 1.44 Volts so I have to stop it right away so I don't fry the chip.
  9. Well my lottery results are finally in. 5.0 GHz at 1.40 Volts and 85C max temp. Not stellar but not the worst.
  10. Yep, 15 hours and 24 passes with no errors in parallel mode with the XMP profile enabled this time.
  11. RIP. Well, didn't cost me any $$, just a week with no PC. Which was ok with me, I ended up digging up some old RPGs out of my console game stash and having a go with them.
  12. With the not + version of memtest, I have 32 hours of successful testing without the XMP profile. Did about 15 hours on the default round robin test, then the last 17 on the parallel testing (although it only used 6 cores and not all 12 threads). I'll test it with the XMP enabled tonight.
  13. Apparently I lied. New RAM, same problem. I did manage to get a pic before it totally crashed: The interesting thing is that if I let memtest run in single thread mode instead of multithreaded mode it runs fine. Got to 5 good passes overnight before I left for work this morning. Multithreaded crashes at the same spot every time.
  14. I couldn't. It would throw up a few errors then the whole screen would artifact and the entire system would crash.
  15. Well so far the RMA has been smooth. Getting an RMA issued from newegg was super easy, however getting them to send me a shipping label so I didn't have to front that myself was a bit more of a pain. You have to either call them or do the online chat with them and ask specifically for a return shipping label. Sat in the chat queue for over 3 hours. Once I got through only took 5 mins or so though. My package got to their warehouse yesterday, they processed it and issued my return order within about 2 hours. Took till today for them to get it shipped out, and I'm expected to receive it Thursday which is exactly a week after I dropped the bad sticks in the mail with FedEx. Not too bad imo. I was expecting them to hassle me a bit since the ram was good enough to boot with but I'm guessing based on the turnaround time that they just wanted to confirm that I returned both sticks and they weren't obviously damaged or altered. Guess I have the fact that GSkill warrants these sticks for life to thank for that.
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