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    • Hi, Here’s a quick overview of what we are trying to achieve…

      I am looking for a PC build which will act as our server for a new bidding system to be used at fundraising events.

      We run auctions at fundraising events which are held at hotels. We are looking to display up to 100 tablets for guests to view our website (pre-loaded on the devices by us).
      The website contains live bidding information, which continually changes and should be updated across all devices in real-time.

      We are looking for a PC built that will be the server that runs this system.

      It needs to be reliable since it is powering a server that will have 100 devices connected at once. Real-time speed is important.

      Couple of guys have given me slight guidance on a pc build - here it is:


      • CPU: Intel BX80684I78700 8th Gen Core i7-8700 Processor 325

      • CASE: Cooler Master Elite 110 Computer Case 'Mini-ITX, USB 3.0, Mesh Side Panel' RC-110-KKN2 35

      • MOTHERBOARD : ASUS Intel 1151 Socket Z370 Chipset Prime A D4 ATX Motherboard - Black 147

      • SSD: Samsung 250 GB 860 EVO Sata III 64L V NAND Solid State Drive,MZ-76E250B/EU 58

      • RAM : Corsair CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C15 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, Black 95

      • PSU : Corsair CP-9020131-UK TXM Series 750 W TX750M ATX/EPS Semi-Modular 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Unit - Black
      PSU : 90

      Total £750


      • CPU Intel BX80684I78700 8th Gen Core i7-8700 Processor

      • CASE: UNDECIDED – Not yet included

      • MOTHERBOARD : ASRock H310M-HDV/M.2 - mATX Motherboard for Intel Socket 1151 CPUs

      • SSD: Crucial MX500 CT500MX500SSD1(Z) 500 GB Internal SSD (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch)

      • RAM : HyperX HX426C16FB2/8 8 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 CL16 DIMM 1.2 V 288-Pin Memory Kit, Black

      • PSU : Corsair CP-9020101-UK CX450M 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Unit

      Total £584 
      (not including cost of SSD Crucial MX500 as I already have one)

      Thank you in advance for your time and help with this.

      I look forward to hearing from anyone that can help!
    • Hi there :)   First of all, thanks to anyone affording to read, an even bigger thank to anyone trying to help, and sorry about my english, I'm not a native !... Here is a config' I am thinking about, that will probably be ordered from and built by Overclockers (anyone having feedback regarding their services ? Never had a PC built in UK before, I'm not sure who to go with...) Its main use would be for gaming 1080p, from not too demanding games such as Dota 2 (where I'd like to achieve a stable 144 FPS, ultra settings in any circumstances), to slightly more demanding ones such as WoW (where I would aim for slightly less, maybe 110 FPS hopefully, ultra settings also), and maybe some of the latest games, although I might have to be happy with ~60 FPS and reducing graphics settings a tad.   Any comments / recommendations would be much appreciated ! You can even yell at me if there's particularly stupid stuff there, or if I forgot something essential or whatever xD For example, I'm not certain the case is appropriated to what it will contain. Also, I wonder if that case and Air CPU Cooling are good enough for an i5-8600K overclocked to 4.7GHz ... (I will soon move from my current location and I have no clue of what temperature will be the room that rig will be in).   I am yet to find a low end decent 144Hz 24 inches monitor (No G-Sync, I dont think I can afford, and main use being for Dota, WoW, Lol... I expect my FPS to be bang on 144. Maybe xD). Anyone happy with his low end 144Hz 24 inches monitor, please let me know ! :)   Here are the specs : GPU : KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 EX OC 6GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card............£269,99   (Bundle MOBO / CPU / CPU Cooler / RAM) -...................................................................... £600,20 MOBO : Asrock Z370 Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz (Coffee Lake) Oerclocked @ 4.7GHz Socket LGA1151 Processor CPU Cooler (Air) : Alpenfohn Matterhorn Black CPU Cooler - 120mm RAM : Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C16 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit   PSU : Cougar GX-S 650W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply …......................................................£72,95 SSD : Samsung 250GB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND …...............£59,99 HDD : Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 7200rpm 64MB Cache …......................................................£38,99 OS : Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit DVD - OEM........................................................................£99,95   CPU Cooling paste : Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) …............................................£6,49 FANS : 1x Corsair ML120 Pro LED White 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan ...........£19,99 2x Corsair ML120 Pro LED Blue 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan ….........£39,98   (£19,99 x2)   Wifi : AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express ......................................................................£39,95 CASE : CoolerMaster MasterBox Q300P RGB Micro-ATX Case - Black Window …...............£64,99 Total : £1313,47   Thanks again to those who made it until the end, and thanks a lot for your time if you do help ! Cheers !
    • Unfortunately, that's not something that Chrome Remote Desktop supports. If it's your own PC, you could install Google Drive or Dropbox. I use that with my PCs. If I accidentally save something on my desktop, I just throw it into a Google Drive folder and it'll sync right away with the remote PC I'm using. You could also use the web interface as well. I think that's probably the easiest method. Other methods I can think of probably is to email it to yourself if it's a small enough file or if you're on someone else's computer, you could email it to them. If all else fails, you could also use TeamViewer for a file transfer if you really need to.
    • As the title says, is it possible to transfer files from a remotely controlled PC to the PC you're using to control it through Chrome Remote Desktop? I use Chrome Remote Desktop to remote into a few different PCs and it's really difficult to transfer a document or something while remotely connected. 
    • Build looks good. You'll want two sticks of memory to properly utilize the bandwidth of DDR4. As far as graphics cards, yes you'll need some sort of graphics. Integrated graphics, performance even today is still pretty bad. If you purchase an entry level graphics card from this generation, it should all be fine. 
    • Hello all, Thanks in advance for any help. I'm looking to build a desktop workstation to run work simulations. It's CPU intensive, so I won't be needing anything more than onboard-quality video (also, using Linux instead of Windows, so no gaming). I'm interested in the AMD Ryzen 7 series because it gives great parallelization for a good price, but it doesn't appear to come with onboard video. Maybe that difference wipes out the price gains over i7? There are older discrete cards for under $100. Do these compare with Intel onboard speeds? If there is any advice about my build below, I'm happy to hear it! My budget is around $800 ideally, but can go to $1000 if needed. Right now the Ryzen 7 1700x is on sale at NewEgg for $190. I would also like 16GB RAM. Don't need Windows for this build, so I'll save a bit there. By current build plan is this, which prices out to about $730 +tax on NewEgg, but it's still missing the GPU: CPU     AMD RYZEN 7 1700X
      Motherboard     ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F
      Memory     Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB Memory Kit
      Case     Corsair Carbide Series Clear 400C
      Drive     GIGABYTE UD Pro 2.5" 256GB
      Optical Drive     Asus Black SATA 24X DVDRW E-Green No Logo Model
      PSU     EVGA SuperNOVA 650
      CPU Cooler     Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan Thanks!
    • So, I like using key/mouse for gaming, however I ABHOR using the "WASD" keys. As a result, I move the keyboard to my left and use the arrow keys and the associated keys surrounding them.

      Recently, there are games that use more keys than I can comfortably reach with this setup and I find that I still have to reach left to access the other keys on my keyboard.

      "So, what's the big deal?", I hear you ask. Just reach over and use the keys you need. Well, normally yeah no biggie, but I live in a motor-home and my computer table is only 24" square. Half of the keyboard hangs off into space while I am gaming.

      Inevitably, I need to hit a key on the left side of the keyboard and that usually causes the keyboard to upend! Oops

      So, long story longer....I see all these "gaming keyboards" made and they really are just standard keyboards but with different paint jobs and lights. "But this keyboard has the fastest clicking mechanical red switches!", you say.

      Big deal. Doesn't help me at all.

      What I'd really love is something like this:

      This isn't an actual thing. Obviously I just did a [email protected]$$ed job of copy and paste to create this. But, that not withstanding, this is the piece of hardware I dream of. the reason I'm here. Is there anyone out there who has the knowledge/desire to help me design/make something like this that would function as a game controller on a Windows PC?

      Obviously, the case wouldn't necessarily come out like this, probably more of a homemade plexi-sort-of-a-thing.

      I would also appreciate hearing if this would be impossible to implement, due to some Windows stumbling block or other insurmountable obstacle.

      Thanks for reading!
    • Sounds like you may have a faulty motherboard. Does the fans even spin up for a split second? Or do you get any video on screen? Also try removing the memory and reinserting it in another slot.