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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2021, 07:58:03 am »
Thanks Keith,

I disabled Adblock Plus for the CCL site and things got a bit better, as in links actually working, but now I keep getting 'page not found' errors. I find it hard to see that as anything but shoddy website design/maintenance.

When I said "That makes me worry about Linux compatibility.." I meant with CCL's systems. They seem very Microsoft-centric. Maybe David was just lucky that his works...

Try clearing your browser history and cache and re-send the request to the site. 

A computer build - bare-bones - is just that.  The architecture will accept any operating system installed upon it.  The fact that CCL are Microsoft-biased just means they won't be able to advise on the OS installed as they don't support Linux (their loss!) but there is plenty of support online, both here and a thousand other places.  ;)  A look at my own build specs might help .......

https://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=13593.msg110406#msg110406

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2021, 11:38:28 am »
I echo Rich's assessment re CCL.

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I disabled Adblock Plus for the CCL site and things got a bit better, as in links actually working, but now I keep getting 'page not found' errors. I find it hard to see that as anything but shoddy website design/maintenance.

When you say "keep getting 'page not found' errors" do you mean that most pages are not found or just a few on several websites?  Shoddy website maintenance is common, so don't be surprised by that, but I get very much less than 1% of pages not found. 

Ad blockers shouldn't block the whole site.  I use the Privacy Badger Add-on provided free by the Electronic Frontiers Foundation.  It's very good and will tell you precisely what it's blocking and why.  If a whole site is actually being blocked then there is probably a good reason for it - Firefox is good at that. 

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2021, 09:12:23 pm »
Hello Folks.

Sorry for the protracted absence. Personal stuff. I won't bore you with the details.

Anyway, I've ordered the motherboard and processor now so I'm commited to a self-build. I'll order the rest of the components I'll need in the next 2 -3  weeks with a view to building the computer over the Christmas bank holiday. It feels like a chore, but it's got to be better than watching the festive drivel on TV.

I'll report back as and when.

Thanks again for all the help and advice.

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2021, 04:27:42 pm »
Just for the record, I've checked the CCL site using both Pale Moon 29 (Addblock Latitude) and Firefox 94 (Addblock Plus). I roamed all over the site with no problems, so I'd still recommend them to anyone wanting a ready-made or custom-built computer — they do components, too.

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2021, 11:40:07 pm »
Evening all,
I'm just about to order the RAM and an M.2 drive, then I should be able to put this thing together at long last.

The latest problem is that Asus' user guide is the most inadequate I've ever seen. It consists of a lot of stupid diagrams and too few words. The 'specifications summary' gives no clue as to whether NVME is supported for M.2 drives, unless I'm missing something.

This is the M.2 I'm thinking of ordering. https://www.ebuyer.com/1291161-kingston-250gb-nv1-nvme-pcie-ssd-snvs-250g.

Any opinions gratefully accepted...

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2021, 11:40:07 pm »

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2021, 05:58:09 pm »
That M.2 SSD is fine for your new motherboard.  M.2 sockets are actually connected directly to the PCIe bus - hence better speed compared with an SSD in the normal HDD bay. 

Your board has two M.2 sockets that, because of the particular CPU you've chosen (needing a separate graphics card), are both available for M.2 modules. 

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #36 on: December 21, 2021, 08:20:30 pm »
Thanks Keith,

I'll order it and the RAM tonight then. Hopefully they'll arrive in time to be assembled over the Christmas holiday.

Do you happen to know whether it will run as NVME?

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2021, 08:25:26 pm »
It says here: https://www.kingston.com/unitedkingdom/en/ssd/what-is-nvme-ssd-technology amongst other things,
"NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a communications interface and driver that takes advantage of the increased bandwidth PCIe has to offer." etc. 
It just means that the M.2 memory plugs directly into the PCIe bus as I mentioned before. 

So yes:  It's all compatible.  I built the same combination for a friend and it's fine.

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2021, 08:48:50 pm »
Thanks again Keith,

Here we go then. My first build in over twelve years. I'm interested to see the performance difference, although I'm not a gamer, so it may not be that obvious. The build looks pretty straightforward, with hardly any cables involved and no ribbon cables at all. Hooray!

I'll report back once it's up and running.

Happy Christmas everybody.

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2021, 08:48:50 pm »

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Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2021, 09:29:39 pm »
If the box you are putting it in is a very old one, you might need to buy a modern PSU as all the plugs have changed over the years! 
Good luck with the build - and best wishes to you also for the new year. 

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