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    New motherboard and processor

    After a powercut, my self-built PC I built in 2014 won't boot up. From the diagnostics, it looks like the processor is fried. So I've decided to upgrade,

    I use the PC for video editing and running VMs (SAP, HANA Express DB), as well as less intensive operations. I occasionally play Elite...

    I just want a good, fast, stable office computer. I prefer Intel processors over AMD. 64GB memory seems appropriate. I've got a decent graphics board, and a 750W power supply. I don't need any clever overclocking.

    So far:
    Intel core i9-9900K 3.6GHz
    ASUS ROG Strix Z390-H Gaming (LGA 1151, Intel Z390, ATX)
    Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black 64GB 4-Kit (4x, 16GB, DDR4-3000, DIMM 288)
    ...and some thermal paste.

    Seem ok? Or other recommendations?

    Is it worth replacing the cooling fan for the processor?
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

    #2
    I'd suggest you add a UPS as well. I once had a machine die due to a powercut. It was bloody inconvenient!

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      #3
      Originally posted by Platypus View Post
      I'd suggest you add a UPS as well. I once had a machine die due to a powercut. It was bloody inconvenient!
      I agree about the UPS, I've used this one for a couple of years now.
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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        #4
        Originally posted by woohoo View Post
        I agree about the UPS, I've used this one for a couple of years now.
        https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
        slightly nerdy I know, but I use a UPS for broadband and wireless.
        That way I can still work (invoice) during a power cut.
        See You Next Tuesday

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          #5
          Originally posted by Lance View Post
          slightly nerdy I know, but I use a UPS for broadband and wireless.
          That way I can still work (invoice) during a power cut.
          Aye, the APC one I have has 4 sockets with battery backup and surge protection, and four more for just surge protection. I make sure the essential stuff (PC, broadband router, switch box, ...) are in the former so have about 10 mins to wait it out or shut down if the outage is a longer one.

          Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove
          You really need a UPS for the UPS just to be really confident like.

          And you need to test said UPS regularly or you'll find it surprises you by not fecking working just when you need it the most.

          Guess how I know that.
          Mine self-tests every so often without any interruption to my work, as long as the self test works. It is getting on a bit and being just a battery in a fancy case it's bound to need replacing soon.


          As for upgrading the knackered PC, make sure the new mobo has same power connector requirements as the old one, or the power supply is new enough to have what is required. Not sure when the standards last changed but I was unable to use an old spare PSU due to it not having a separate connector for the CPU, and also it didn't have many SATA connectors (as it was from the days of just starting the change over from IDE to SATA) so ended up getting a new one.
          Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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            #6
            In Switzerland, power outages are so rare it's hard to find a reasonably priced, not too large UPS. But I can (and will) get a surge protector. I was out during the incident, so I wouldn't have been able to do a clean shutdown anyway.

            Interestingly, it's hard to find a MB with more than 6 Sata connections. The old one as 12. I'll just have to buy a separate SATA controller board. The power connector matches the new MB.
            Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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              #7
              Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
              In Switzerland, power outages are so rare it's hard to find a reasonably priced, not too large UPS. But I can (and will) get a surge protector. I was out during the incident, so I wouldn't have been able to do a clean shutdown anyway.

              Interestingly, it's hard to find a MB with more than 6 Sata connections. The old one as 12. I'll just have to buy a separate SATA controller board. The power connector matches the new MB.
              You probably know that you can get your ups to shut down windows automatically, as long as you don’t have an unsaved notepad open ? not sure how graceful it would be.

              The ups I posted the link for is very very ugly.

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                #8
                ...then a miracle happened.

                Put the new mobo with new chip and memory. Switched, chose "repair" from the windows "it's all gone horribly wrong menu", and a little while later the system was restored.

                Except I had to install new drivers for ethernet, and ****ing Sage tie the license to a key derived from hardware. Bunch of ****ers.
                Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
                  ...then a miracle happened.

                  Put the new mobo with new chip and memory. Switched, chose "repair" from the windows "it's all gone horribly wrong menu", and a little while later the system was restored.

                  Except I had to install new drivers for ethernet, and ****ing Sage tie the license to a key derived from hardware. Bunch of ****ers.
                  Put Sage (and new license) inside a VM like you do with your SAP stuff and the license will be groovy next time you move.
                  Well done on fixing though.

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                  Don't believe it, until you see it!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
                    I agree about the UPS, I've used this one for a couple of years now.
                    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                    Been using one of those for the last 7 years or so, works well - battery life has diminished a bit over time but still showing 30mins.

                    Alternatively if you just want to protect the PC from mains spikes (for example when the power comes back on) you might get by with just a surge protector.

                    I got the UPS mainly to protect my NAS. The APC one is able to be setup such that when a piece of equipment plugged into the Master socket is switched off, the UPS will kill the power to anything else plugged into the "Controlled" bank. So for example, I used to schedule the NAS to shutdown overnight - which (via the UPS) would cause my router, switch etc to also switch off. When the NAS powered up again in the morning, the UPS would turn the power back on for everything else. Which was nice
                    Do what thou wilt

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