Need help deciding on 2 components for new pc build

brkkab

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I noticed a weird on today in Windows 10.
I have the System Image part of my backups set to delete the previous one and then make the new one.
System Image's on my PC usually take 3 1/2 hours with the way my PC is setup.
Todays System Image was done in 15 minutes and the whole backup & system image was done in under 30 minutes.
 


nmsuk

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Incremental should work that way
 


brkkab

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I remember that with the backup portion of it, but system image always took the same amount of time or even a little bit longer.
This time around, as I only had a few software and browser updates and nothing else. The system image should've still taken 3.5 hours, as it deletes the old image and writes the new image.
Actually on my PC, system image actually images both my dad's as Windows thinks my second ssd is on C:.
GameSave Manager's Steam Spreader uses symbolic links to move my games from C: to D:, thus C; thinks D: is on C::.
Then something I noticed that Microsoft changed in 1803 is System Restore.
The option to keep the last restore point and delete the rest is gone.
Now it delete's all of them.
 


brkkab

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Here's a example of how C: thinks all my games are on it.
All the folder with white arrows are on D:\Games (ssd 2).


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nmsuk

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The ones with arrows are symbolic links, I see no nonsense like that here.
 


brkkab

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Real weird one earlier today. PC was fine, restarted it and no power to PC.
Was gonna swap power chords from old pc to this one.
Then I decided to try plugging the psu's power chord into my 2nd surge suppressor in my room and pc is working again.
I guess my old 1996 era surge suppressor is beginning to go bad.
Hopefully it makes it until fall, at least for where my monitor is plugged into it, as it's power button is worthless now.
I got the other stuff I normally done later today, as I took a 3 he. break after the PC power outage.
New Radeon Adrenalin 18.6.1 drivers released today.
3DMark scores:
Time Spy: 4369 up some
Fire Strike: 11801 up some
Fire Strike Extreme: 5998 down some
 


ussnorway

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the new rig needs more kick by the sounds of things

do you ever play any of these games?
 


brkkab

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Actually, I think it's just the power port on the suppressor went bad, as the pc's been working on it for 23 1/2 month's now.
Another thing that happened earlier this morning while I was sleeping, is that my PC restarted on it's own.
It was at the Lock Screen when I woke up and I don't have anything on my PC that would restart it on it's own.
I restarted numerous times since Tuesday's Patch Tuesday updates, so Windows wasn't the culprit, unless if Microsoft rushed out a hidden update yesterday or early today before 9 A.M..
Assuming the restart was a precursor to the surge suppressor port going bad.
My alarm clock would've been blinking if there was a power outage, as it's the only thing not plugged into a surge suppressor in my room.
As far as the games occasionally I play them.
 


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brkkab

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Just got my medical curveball for the year.
Just left my retina specialists office.
Now on top of diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, I also have glaucoma now and my left eye's retina is severely thin.
I already can't see out of the right eye.
Time to look into seeing if Florida's Division of Blind Services will cover getting Sebastian trained to be my seeing eye dog, too.
Now, I get to go see another eye doctor next month to take care of the cataracts & glaucoma.
Looking like dual eye surgeries in each eye in late July or August.
 


brkkab

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I meant dad's not dad's. Oops, I either wasn't paying attention or I was tired. Probably both, as I'm always tired lately.
I remember that with the backup portion of it, but system image always took the same amount of time or even a little bit longer.
This time around, as I only had a few software and browser updates and nothing else. The system image should've still taken 3.5 hours, as it deletes the old image and writes the new image.
Actually on my PC, system image actually images both my dad's as Windows thinks my second ssd is on C:.
GameSave Manager's Steam Spreader uses symbolic links to move my games from C: to D:, thus C; thinks D: is on C::.
Then something I noticed that Microsoft changed in 1803 is System Restore.
The option to keep the last restore point and delete the rest is gone.
Now it delete's all of them.
 


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