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by xev
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: NEW MSI Radeon RX570 RX 570 ARMOR MK2 OC 8GB Video Card
Replies: 0
Views: 16460

FS: NEW MSI Radeon RX570 RX 570 ARMOR MK2 OC 8GB Video Card

Hi all,

I bought the RX 570 a while back and have never used or even opened the shrink swap.
Hopefully I can sell it as I have no need at all for it. Thanks

Asking $230 + shipping
by xev
Thu May 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cost effective NAS solution
Replies: 2
Views: 6892

Cost effective NAS solution

I'm having trouble figuring out a cost effective and secure way of creating a backup. I bought 3 - 4tb easystores but haven't opened any yet. I was going to get a qnap or Synology but that's another $400 min. Totaling about 700-900 depending on Plex capability. What if I get a my cloud duo 12 or 16t...
by xev
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HDD Dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 8218

Re: HDD Dead?

Also, if the "SNDK 120" means it's a mSATA or M.2 NVME SSD, make sure it doesn't share lanes with a SATA controller. One might be turning off the other. This drive is no longer active. My Windows disk is a Samsung evo 500GB ssd. It's the only drive currently plugged into the motherboard. The 3tb in...
by xev
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HDD Dead?
Replies: 5
Views: 8218

HDD Dead?

My 3TB Seagate drive suddenly disappeared from the My Computer menu a week ago. I decide to recheck the connections and nothing; not in BIOS or Windows. I try putting it in an external dock and still not recognized (dock works with other drives). I feel the drive is powered up as there is vibration ...
by xev
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What audio format to record concert in
Replies: 4
Views: 9104

What audio format to record concert in

I'd like to record a concert for future playback. I'll be using an iphone. The possible formats are m4a, mp3, caf, wave, mp4, aac.
Space isnt an issue as its a new phone.

Which would give me the best quality and possible reduce the inevitable rustling noises?
by xev
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wooden floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 11674

Re: Wooden floor?

I have a wood floor and my pc is directly on it. There is a tiny amount of vibration but only within inches.
I'd just put rubber shoes on the pc and you wont have to worry about dust which loves carpets.
by xev
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Verizon netmail migration
Replies: 1
Views: 4657

Verizon netmail migration

Anyone have experience with Verizon netmail migration to another provider?
I have an alias on my verizon email that i use for business so i need to keep it.
by xev
Thu May 04, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows virus infect Android?
Replies: 7
Views: 6442

Re: Windows virus infect Android?

I would be wary, since Android is common, and the virus might have a variant version? Here's what I would do: download a Linux ISO file (I would suggest Ubuntu) and make a bootable disk (or USB drive?). Boot to that, and then use the suspected USB drive, and copy the files you need to the hard driv...
by xev
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows virus infect Android?
Replies: 7
Views: 6442

Windows virus infect Android?

I need to access some files from a usb stick that others have said was infected with a worm or virus. I was thinking of reading it on my android via a dongle, would my phone be ok?a
by xev
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Add more RAM before prices go way up?
Replies: 1
Views: 1989

Add more RAM before prices go way up?

Since RAM prices are going up, should i buy more now? I dont do anything too intensive and am generally fine with my 16gb. I usually have 2-4GB available after my chrome tabs. Another 16 would cost $120 https://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-288-Pin-Desktop-F4-2666C15D-16GVR/dp/B013J7LQYO/ref=sr_1_8...
by xev
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wall AC replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 3639

Wall AC replacement

Im a bit dull about AC technologies but understand that wall sleeves require wall ACs. The current sleeve is 27 x 16.5 x 17 deep. My understanding is that i can get any wall unit as long as it fits and if there's space i need a frame to fill in the gaps. I was recommended the Friedrich Wallmasters h...
by xev
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Home internet hardships
Replies: 3
Views: 3387

Home internet hardships

I have cable internet from time warner at 50dn/5 up. Things run fine on my main hardwired pc but whenever i connect another few devices on wifi, it terribly slow. Speedtest still tests fine, but real life speed just loading a page. Especially when connected to my work VPN from a laptop, its just imp...
by xev
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does TIM expire?
Replies: 13
Views: 4728

Does TIM expire?

Does TIM expire?

If so, whats a good one for direct heatpipe cooloers like the old Xigmatek/ Cooler Master 212
by xev
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Medium sized tower for 4+ hdds
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: Medium sized tower for 4+ hdds

It's the card i have now. I dont think integrated video is as powerful. Or is it? Basically I'd like to recycle as many parts as possible. So my Seasonic 600, storage, and video would go into the new system. I dont really play games, but if i decide to get one randomly, i'd like my system to be abl...
by xev
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Prebuilt recomendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Re: Prebuilt recomendations

Honestly, he'd be fine with an i3. Go for an i5 if you want to splurge. The 4xxx series are nearly three year old CPUs. Yikes..Dell doesn't allow any configurability in their builds. Here's the stuff I'd look for in a build: Skylake i3 or i5 8GB RAM (no need for 16GB given his use case) iGP (is fas...
by xev
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Medium sized tower for 4+ hdds
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: Medium sized tower for 4+ hdds

and a dedicated gfx card (260gtx (length 10.5) Side question: what's the point for a 260GTX in 2016? It's the card i have now. I dont think integrated video is as powerful. Or is it? Basically I'd like to recycle as many parts as possible. So my Seasonic 600, storage, and video would go into the ne...
by xev
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Medium sized tower for 4+ hdds
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Medium sized tower for 4+ hdds

I want to finally upgrade my pc and get a new tower. I would like to fit it all in a box smaller than my current P180 so i would need a m-atx/itx compatible case. But I have several hdds (currently 5 + ssd) but i will make it 4 + ssd and a dedicated gfx card (260gtx (length 10.5) Are there any that ...
by xev
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Prebuilt recomendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1892

Prebuilt recomendations

Im trying to pick out a new pc for the old man. He's currently running a Pentium 4 Dell XPS. I upgraded his ram to 4gb and video card to handle his 2 widescreen monitors. The sub $1000 budget is decent considering he doesnt need a crazy gpu, i think the current 9800gt is fine. He needs it to be preb...
by xev
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Re: Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive

Probably easier to just copy the DVD to the USB key, copy from the USB to the hard drive on the laptop and then install as normal from the laptop hard drive. By definition a DVD is less than 5Gb so a cheap 8Gb USB drive will be enough to do it. Thanks i totally missed that i can just copy the insta...
by xev
Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Install MS office from dvd without dvd drive

HI all, i have a legit copy of ms office that i need to install on a laptop without a dvd drive. the stores near me dont have an external drive.
How can i copy the files over from the dvd to a usb drive and install them?
by xev
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Multifunction printer
Replies: 1
Views: 2468

Multifunction printer

Looking for a good multifunction printer. Speed isn't an issue. I would prefer if refills were crazy expensive. I dont think it needs any crazy features, just solid performance It will be used in a home office for an elderly who wants to print stuff out to edit on paper. Also will use some architect...
by xev
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Manufactured tower under 1K
Replies: 4
Views: 3630

Manufactured tower under 1K

I might have to choose a new tower for my pops. He is having bluescreen issues. I haven't investigated what the cause is but his PC has been having various issues recently anyways. Plus it's pretty old and slow. P4, 3GB ddr2 667 ram, 500gb hdd, ATI xxxx video. He runs photoshop sometimes but any dec...
by xev
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sound card broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Sound card broken?

CA_Steve wrote:heck it could be a corrupted driver. you could reinstall that, too :)
did that first
by xev
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sound card broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Sound card broken?

Onboard sound is busted as it stopped working, causing me to buy this one.
I'll try a diff OS; reinserting; and using the other ports. Thanks for the tips folks.
by xev
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sound card broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Re: Sound card broken?

Yes it's the default. When i play a file, the sound bar in the playback tab moves according to the sound that should be coming from the speakers.

The sound just randomly stopped working last week. I wasn't moving the case or anything.
by xev
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sound card broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 2789

Sound card broken?

How do i figure out if my sound card is busted?

I bought the Asus Xonar DG about 2 yrs ago.

The speakers work fine of other devices.
Under system devices, the sound card is operating properly.

What else can i run to see if it's ok?
by xev
Fri May 16, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cellphones...
Replies: 45
Views: 14958

Re: Cellphones...

Hi Noisefree, did you ever do any double blind tests? I just finished a paper on this topic so i'm very curious. I know someone else who has done a simple double blind and showed that they can in fact tell if a phone is router powered on & transmitting. Also, i found several studies that supported E...
by xev
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: router connected. no internet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 11760

Re: router connected. no internet connection

Just to post an update. I got their router that they sent me which turned out to be a modem/router combo unit. It worked after a quick settings config. I asked about a monthly charge and they said there will be none, but ill be on the lookout since i know that reps/techs aren't always truthful (or j...
by xev
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: router connected. no internet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 11760

Re: router connected. no internet connection

The adapter is the modem provided my verizon.
I called them and they tried changing it from PPPoE to Bridge, but then it wasnt working at all.

They should send me a free modem and ill try again then.
by xev
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: router connected. no internet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 11760

Re: router connected. no internet connection

The wall outlet is probably already supplying a internet connection. If so, you need to set up the Linksys wrt54g v8 as an Access Point, not a Router. I don't know about the Linksys but normally setting up a router as an access point involves turning off DHCP and changing the IP address of the rout...