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  1. The link isn't working. What's your budget for the upgrades?
  2. That motherboard will support up to an Intel Core i9-9900K. However, it would be recommended to upgrade other components so that you have a balanced system. For example, I'd recommend upgrading to an SSD first. Then depending on the application, either RAM or the graphics card before upgrading the CPU.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Yes. This should work. However, I would first recommend opening the case and checking the slots on the motherboard first. If there's no slots on the motherboard left, you'll have to buy a 2x8GB kit for 16GB. If there's only one stick for 8GB right now, I'd recommend buying a second stick that's exactly the same if possible. Otherwise the stick you linked should work. If there's two 4GB sticks currently in there, I'd recommend buying two 4GB sticks as similar to what's already in the system to fill in the rest of the space. You'll want sticks that are as close to what's there as possible in order to match frequencies and timing to ensure best operation.
  7. What are you planning to do with the PC? Is this going to be for work or gaming or both?
  8. CPU - The CPU would not be upgrade-able to the latest generation once the socket changes. You'll need to buy the new platform which generally will include a motherboard. RAM shouldn't change but if DDR5 comes along before your next upgrade, then expect that you'll have to buy new RAM as well. MOBO - If you want to use ECC, you'll need to go with XEON for the Intel platform. There is onboard graphics, but yes since you're buying a graphics card, it wouldn't matter. Memory - Kingston, Corsair, Crucial, Samsung are all good memory makers. I'd stick with those. Bootdrive - You don't really need a datacenter drive. The Samsung 850 Pro will be fine. Samsung now has the 860 Pro. I'd buy that if there isn't much of a price difference. OS - Not really. I use linux for SSD testing, but I don't use it too much aside from that. What kind of work are you planning to do with your machine? Case - Should be fine. It can always be upgraded later anyway. GPU - Nvidia should be pretty good on Linux support. It is Linux though so you may have to put in some work to get it to work right.
  9. That's a pretty powerful system, so you'll definitely need a good amount of cooling. That case looks fine. It's an ATX case and you have an ATX board. If you want to go even cheaper, there are other alternatives but I typically suggest going with a good case to start with as it's one of those components that you can take along with you for several upgrades.
  10. Check your power connectors to ensure the drive isn't losing power somehow. Also check the SATA cable to ensure it's not loose. If the drive is still disappearing, it may be the drive is dying. Does this happen in another computer or a hard drive dock?
  11. What happens when you hit F10? Do you go into Windows? I'd hit F7 and go into the options. You may have the boot menu setup in a way that it boots into the BIOS rather than the Windows bootloader.
  12. It looks like it should be enough although honestly I'm not very familiar with Wirecast. That said, I've used OBS and it should be similar. On Wirecast's website, it seems like your system should be fine. Depending on your budget, it may be worthwhile to upgrade to a workstation grade graphics card though as Wirecast supports NVENC and I'm not sure if Wirecast will work with non-workstation cards. As for latency, it shouldn't be an issue, but since it's quite a few streams of live video, it may be worthwhile to go with an Intel system that doesn't have the possibility of latency issues at all. That said, video feeds going from cameras into cables then into your system will easily crack 100ms of latency at its worst, so I doubt a little bit of interdie latency should be something to be worried about.
  13. For an application like that, you don't really need a whole lot. The entry level workstation would be a good choice. Feel free to upgrade to a Samsung 860 EVO if you'd like. If the budget allows for it, you can go with an 8th Gen Intel Core system, but honestly a quad core will be more than enough. ASUS motherboards are solid. Haven't had much issues with them. MSI and Gigabyte are good alternatives if you don't like ASUS. Kingston or Crucial are both great picks for memory. I like Corsair personally as well, but with the reputable brands the memory will all be solid. To drive the 3-4x monitors, you can get a lower end workstation graphics card like the Nvidia Quadro P600.
  14. I'd recommend getting a different memory setup. 2x4GB or 2x8GB as the platform is dual channel memory. If you only use a single stick, you will be running on single channel which is half the bandwidth. If you can afford it, I'd also recommend going with a full SSD over the hybrid. Hybrid SSD/HDDs are still very slow compared to a true SSD.