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About The_Hawkeye

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  • Birthday 1987-01-08

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  • Location
    Leuven, Belgium
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    All tech


  • CPU
    Intel i5-6600K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Ranger
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB - 2133MHz
  • GPU
    ASUS GTX970 Strix - 4GB
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 300R + 2x Noctua NF-A14 PWM + 1x Noctua NF-S12A PWM
  • Storage
    3x SSD (total 1.250 Gb)
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750
  • Display(s)
    Dell Ultrasharp u2412m
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
  • Keyboard
    Corsair M65 Pro RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Strafe
  • Sound
    Supreme FX Audio 2015
  • Operating System
    Win7 Professional 64-bit

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  1. Sources: Announcement - https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2020/04/02/tour-of-flanders-becomes-virtual-race/ Winner - https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/52175417 Summary:
  2. Hi All, I recently have been giving more attention to editing down my *.raw photos and started printing the best of them out on paper using my Canon photo printer (TS8150). I use DxO Photolab 2 for managing my collection and the editing in raw, but I'm still searching for a good solution to do the printing part. Make sure the scaling and alignment is right for the paper size etc... Off-course you can print from Photolab2, but their settings are really limited. It's seems the software is more geared to edit, do an export to JPEG and then use something else to finish it. I don't have access to light-room and I don't want to go into a monthly subscription plan for it. So I'm looking for a free or one-time-buy alternative. Thanks!
  3. In all the reviews from freeNass I've read that they suggest a thumb drive above an (full-sized) SSD, but this might be a good alternative. I believe it also depends on how big the freeNas image becomes when you start building a Plex server on it: Where does it save Media the metadata like posters etc? if it's stored on the OS "drive". A regular thumb driver maybe won't be enough ...
  4. Hi Guys, I've been thinking about buying a NAS to run my plex server for some time now. However, a decent model that is able to trans-code 1080p on the fly is still quite expensive (e.g. Synology DS415+ --> €520 without the disks). On the other hand I have quite some PC parts laying around, so that got my thinking in just building one myself and using Freenass. There is no real budget limit, but I'm trying to get as much bang for the buck as possible. Parts already owned: Case: Silverstone Precision PS10b Power supply: Cooler Master G450M RAM: 16GB DDR3 1333MHz Storage: Western Digital Green 3TB (1x) OS: FreeNAS on a USB thumb drive (Optical: some DVD drive) Parts on the buy list: CPU: Intel Celeron G1820/2.7GHz MB: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Storage: Western Digital Green 3TB (2x) Questions: Is this CPU good enough or should I go for a Pention G3258 Annv. instead? Any thoughts/suggestions on the motherboard? I know WD greens aren't ideal for a NAS, but it's mostly non-critical data and I'm searching for a cost effective solutions, so I hope they will be "good engough" Any other remarks from you guys? Thanks!
  5. Are you asking advice on the projector or speakers? Personally I would never use the speaker from my projector. The small tweeter they put inside can never give a decent audio quality imho... Looking at this projector of this brightness level in general, you should make sure that you have no daylight entering or the lights turned on when you're looking to a movie. 800Alm (on the box) is way to limited to watch something with some form of ambient light in the room (eg. curtains open). I you're unable to make the room all dark, I would search for a projector in the region of 1500-2000 Alm, but they don't have those with LED's yet. Also with only a resolution of 800x480, you should not expect a very high quality picture. In conclusion: You might ask yourself the question if it is even possible to buy a decent projector for 100$?? When I'm looking for a projector I use a site like projector-central (http://www.projectorcentral.com) to help and guide me. Good luck with you search.
  6. @Whiskers. Thank you! I searched the bios for a WoL setting, but could not find that wording. Searching for PCI-E did the trick :-)
  7. Hi, This weekend I build my new rig with an Asus Maximus VIII Ranger and a 6600K, but I cannot get my Wake-on-LAN to work :-( The NIC is an Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V and the OS is Windows 10 Pro 64-bit: I cannot find any settings to be turned on or off in the UEFI bios I disabled the "Turn on fast start up" in the power settings (S4 vs S5 state) I installed the latest driver for the intel NIC (20.3, it's newer then the one on asus.com/support) Wake on magic packet is turned on in the NIC properties (Advanced tab) but nothing helped... So any ideas? Did I miss something obvious? Thanks!
  8. Hi All, With the skylake release the forum will probably be flooded with these kind of requests, but I couldn't find this specific one (yet): I'm going to upgrade my rig with a i5 6600K, but haven't made a choice on the motherboard. I'm looking for either the: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Asus Maximus VIII Ranger I know the Pro Gaming has probably more bang-for-the-buck, but budget is not really an issue and I'm wondering if the uplift of around 30-40 euro might be worth it. Thanks for the advice!
  9. I would like to win this mouse because the razer software sucks monkey-balls and I want to try something completely different.
  10. Small update: They went over $200.000 with 3500 backers Let's help them to get to $600k! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/descendentstudios/descent-underground/posts Edit: Does anyone know how we can get this featured in the next WAN show?
  11. They've gotten the rights from Interplay to make this game. It's also featured on the Interplay website: http://www.interplay.com/about/article.php?id=81
  12. Hi All, I searched, but couldn't find a topic about this yet so... Descent is coming back! It will be in the form of a prequel called Descent: underground and it's being developed by Descendent studios which is spearheaded by Eric "Wingman" Peterson, who most of us know from Star Citizen. Anyway, it is on KickStarter now. So go and support it if you feel like it At the moment they have collected already $166.459 of their $600.000 goal. Links: KickStarter Homepage of Descendent Studios
  13. For general information: The ifixit coupon code also works in their European store and results in a €10.00 discount. Yeey!