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    Back from a 10+ year holdayy

    10 year tan! Sweet.
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    2 TB hard drive problem

    A tick that is head crashing into the platten will damage both the head and platten.
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    MSI RTX 2070 Fan Grinding Noise

    It could be that the fan is not mounted properly. It may need to be clipped back in to place. You should interpret the trim it off as sand it down a bit, so that you do not trim the blade off and lower the airflow through the fan.
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    How to connect my graphics card to my PSU?

    I am on the POWER camp with EVGA, use two cables, but I would add to make the cable PRETTY.
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    New Forum ??

    Those online are not listed at the bottom anymore. Which is OK, but I will not be giggling at familiar names anymore.
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    got nvme ssd don't know if good performance

    You could use it as a tv show PVR drive.
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    got nvme ssd don't know if good performance

    The M2 drive has bad blocks affecting the average write speed reported.
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    r9 380 trottling at 80C degrees

    You mentioned the VGA board fan PWM had stopped working, so I would not trust the software reported fan speed. To verify the damaged PWM, connect the fans to the VGA card and at idle the fans will be slow and quiet and under stress, fast and loud. Make sure to turn off any software fan profiles. The fans can be connected to the power supply and run 100% always. The fans can be connected to a fan controller and manually adjusted. The fans can be connected to a 10k rotary pentiometer and manually adjusted. I would add that the Gigabyte heatsink can cook a higher wattage than the Asus because of It's size. Therefore, I would bet that the broken fans also blow more air than the replacement fans. Just compare the size, number of blades, the thickness of the fan, and the amperage and know that the bigger compared item will move more air.
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    Clean the water loop

    A laundry tub accessory that would be ideal is a three foot garden hose with the one end simply hose. Don't know the cost, but the loop could drain in the tub and you could use hot water to flush.
  10. First arrangement would benefit from a top rear exhaust fan to lower the GPU, VRM and case temperature. The second arrangement would benefit from raising the case off the desk to decrease the bottleneck from the gap between the desk and case. Decrease the CPU temperature, looks like by two degrees, by adding three radiator booster fans. The third and fourth arrangement would benefit from having a side top exhaust, so that the air entering does not simply get exhausted out the top. Best cooling happens when the air flows over the components being cooled as in Bottom Intake And Top Exhaust, or Front Exhaust And Rear Intake. The bottom gap in the third and fourth arrangement I would raise the computer higher whenever I place fans there to get my money's worth, and get whatever it gives without fans.
  11. The use of a hot air gun to bend that small plastic when your heat is generally applied over the surface is going to fail to make those straight line bends. You would benefit from an electric resistance wire device that is used to bend acrylic. I used one in shop class back in the day. I am sure you would put it to good use. Alright motor turns!
  12. I had an issue not related to the OS that caused a random pointer glitch/shake. When the usb cable of my drawing tablet rests on the tablet it can create a glitch/shake of the pointer.
  13. Try to add a desk fan for cooling the laptop when overclocking. Whenever better cooling is added the performance achieved is better. Laptop coolers are a base with two fans under the laptop, or just the desk fan on the left or right of the keyboard aimed downward with something that raises the laptop say 1/2" so that the air can blow under the laptop as well as above. A thick marker is going to work, as a test, when placed, under the laptop, along the front and back edges. A permanent solution would be those 1/2" rubber feet that stick on to the bottom right next to the 1/8" rubber feet that are standard on laptops. Take a look at turning the graphic settings down in the game. I am not familiar with the game, but there may be a high, medium, and low graphics setting. Hope you have fun with the OC and the game.
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    Water pump fast and slow

    Just hoping for the best for you! For low loads and low temps not all fans are needed, but use them all in high loads and high temps. Cars are the same, one fan always runs and the second kicks in with high loads.
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    GPU temperature influence CPU cooler

    Computer components temperature increase and the corresponding auto fan control rpm will increase in unison. Motherboards have CPU and System fan headers Check your connections Happy oc'ing
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    Ext hd Problem

    I would not recommend any fixing of a bad sector because it is bad. I lost a 80gb wd HDD to fixing the bad sector and smart would just be increasing the value it reports till it would not operate the HDD anymore. Have the system mark it bad and use the rest of the drive. All the best.
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    macOS Sierra external display resolution

    Check that the external display installed is still the same. When a device is not in the macOS plug n play setup list the default will be used. You will need a manufacturer installation program for the display.
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    Affordable PC build for my parents

    As with all equipment, updates are given to newer equipment and older equipment no longer receive updates. Whenever an update is needed that good manufacturer Gigabyte will post it on their website. I never had any issue with that. Always going for better equipment will payoff when looking for a system that will age gracefully.
  19. It looks as if all the equipment is set up, so all you need to do is get an ethernet patch cable of sufficient length and plug one end into the wall plug and the other end into your laptop.
  20. Get some terminals for the 12v gauge, 18 AWG wire, a SATA power connector, and wire sleeves to read the 12v rail on the PSU. Superb build, truly blessed build. WOW.
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    Why do you OC?

    I oc to increase performance on my pc which will reduce the time it takes to do tasks and improve game playability.
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    One cooler to rule them all!

    The max temp for acrylic is 90c. This is the temp where it can be shaped. At 100c the acrylic melts. Just curious what conclusion can you make based on this fact? The rez was experiencing thermal contractions or the rez never came close to that temp. Why was the rez cracking?
  23. The reason the cpu is getting hot is that the air blown out by the rear and top exhaust fans hits an obstruction preventing the air from being propelled away from the case, so the air is being brought back in to the case by the side fan. That air brought back in the case is already warm, so it is a bad idea to put the case in the desk enclosure. Do you have another device to put in the enclosure? I think maybe a printer in the enclosure is a better idea because it does not have the cooling requirements the pc does. After I seen the images of the case side motherboard fan option, I realizied the case is just going to perform better in the open.
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    Guides Wanted At OCC

    The guides page actually grew! Hahahahaha
  25. I am imagining the problem to be the recirculation of the rear exhaust air back in to the case through the side intake. The rear exhaust air is hitting the wall and the pull of the side intake is using this warm air. Solution : reverse the side fan to exhaust and use a negative pressure cooling system with the air balancing that reversed fan entering the case through the grille openings that are freely open. The ideal cooling layout is from front to back in an enclosure such as this.