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About EmeraldFlame

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  • Birthday 1992-04-13


  • CPU
    i7 920 OC'd @ 3.3GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
  • RAM
    12 GB (6 x 2GB) OCZ 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    2x XFX 6950 DD
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF 922
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB (boot) - WD 1TB Black (Storage)
  • PSU
    ULTRA x3 850W
  • Display(s)
    3x LG Flatron E2442
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212+
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710
  • Mouse
    Logitech G9
  • Sound
    Onboard Sound - Sennheiser HD558's
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Ohio, USA
  • Interests
    Programming, Camping, Rollerblading, Hiking, Electrical Engineering, Design, Music, a little bit of everything really
  • Occupation
    IT for Accounting Firm

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  1. Recommendations for a WiFi Controllable RGBW controller?

    Just in case anyone else comes looking for answers, I think I found a solution to my issue with the controller I had dropping off the network. I've got an Asus AC3200 tri-band router that has a "smart connect" feature, where it steers devices between it's 3 bands (1x 2.4, 2x 5) automatically, and it seems that the controller didn't like that. I'm betting other routers with similar features will have similar issues. I knew this thing only supported 2.4GHz bands, but figured things would be smart enough that it wouldn't be an issue. I created a guest network on my router that only has access to the 2.4 band, and connected the controller to that, and for the past few days it's been reliable. I assume it would also work by just breaking the main connection out to multiple SSIDs, but for ease of use on every other device I have, I left my main SSID to the smart connect.
  2. Recommendations for a WiFi Controllable RGBW controller?

    So it's possible I just got a bad unit due to poor QC?
  3. Recommendations for a WiFi Controllable RGBW controller?

    I've actually looked into these models too, because everyone is rebranding them, and reviews are extremely mixed. Some people love them. However, at the same time, there are a bunch of people that are saying they suffer the same issues as the one I already have in that they crash or drop off the network constantly. Maybe it's just bad QC on these things?
  4. Awhile ago, I put some RGBW 5050 LED strips on my desk (about 6 meters total) for some ambient lighting and picked up an Arilux AL-LC02 controller. It's features are awesome, handles RGBW, has app control over wifi with the "Magic Home" app, and can even be tied to google/amazon voice assistants. However the problem I'm running into is it crashes constantly. Literally every time I go to use it, I have to unplug the power, then plug it back in, so that it reboots and works. Does anyone have recommendations for a more stable controller? Or if anyone else has experience with these controllers specifically, did I maybe just get a defective one, and if I pick up another it might work?
  5. MX master user "review".(Connected to mac)

    You can get replacements pretty cheap online: https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Unifying-receiver-mouse-keyboard/dp/B0058OU8VY
  6. MX master user "review".(Connected to mac)

    I've been using one at work for roughly 6 months on both W7 and W10. No problems what-so-ever on that side of things.
  7. It's definitely possible. Typically if there is something I know is infected that I need to clean, I'll physically detach all my normal storage, boot into a Linux live image, clean it, and then power down and plug stuff back in. Since it's a live image in ram, anything that crossed over would be erased on power down, and I detach storage so it can't try to get onto another partition.
  8. Would this desk be secure?

    This is incorrect. The Linnmon is absolutely hollow. It uses their honeycombed paper/cardboard filler. It has real wood around the edges and where the legs attach, but the rest is honeycomb. Says so right on their product info:
  9. RAID0 with Intel chipset raid? Performance hit?

    RAID 0 as well as RAID 1 have basically no overhead, they don't really do any calculations. Because of this software raid works great for them. Other RAID levels like 5 and 6 require really heavy calculations to make the parity data, those typically run poorly on software based RAIDs. However for your needs if you need more speed, you'd be better of getting an nvme pcie based SSD like the 950 pro.
  10. Has anyone figured out how to turn off the lockscreen picture so you don't have to click before typing in your password? You used to be able to do this in group policy under Computer Config->Admin Templates->Control Panel->Personalization->Do not display lockscreen, but that option doesn't seem to be working anymore. There was a similar registry edit you could do as well before the update and that doesn't seem to work either.
  11. AMD Polaris Giveaway

    Currently running 2 6950s in crossfire. Would love to have a new graphics card because this pair is starting to get really outdated to do triple monitor gaming, and I no longer get any driver updates at all.
  12. Triple Monitor Vesa Mount Question

    http://www.wsgf.org/products/wsgf-ultimate-desk-stand-v2 That can fit a 34" 21:9 with 25" 16:9s on each side. As well as a ton of other configs.
  13. A sadistic way to mount an expansion card

    You could, your not likely to find an SLI bridge that would work though unless you move both GPUs so they are at standard spacing. You could also try and find a version that all the IO is on one slot and then watercool. Not to many cards that only take up one slot anymore though, almost everything has a DVI in the second slot.
  14. Slimline blu ray adaptor help

    Looks like it should. But why didn't you just buy a 5.25" blu-ray drive to start with?
  15. Fun things to do with a server?

    You could host other game servers, set up plex to stream media to all sorts of devices, use crashplan's free tier of service to make other machines automatically back up to it (doesn't even need to be on the same network), or But personally I would suggest mumble for a home user. Teamspeak has a lot of restrictions for free users that Mumble doesn't have.