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About paddy-stone


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.8Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASrock AB350M m-ATX
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @2666Mhz currently
  • GPU
    LOL old 7790 for now
  • Case
    Thermaltake core v21
  • Storage
    M.2 - 240GB Crucial M500
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    4K 55"TV/LG 29" Ultrawide + philips 1080p + Dell 1080p 24" monitors
  • Cooling
    AMD wraith for now
  • Keyboard
    Wireless Logitech (many)
  • Mouse
    Wireless Logitech (many)
  • Operating System
    ubuntu 17.04 Mate/win 10/mint and others

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  • Location
    United Kingdom

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  1. Needing an Android phone around 200-220 AUD

    https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-4-Global-Edition-5_5-inch-3GB-32GB-Snapdragon-625-Octa-core-4G-Smartphone-UK-Plug-p-1195399.html?rmmds=search $223 AUD
  2. Needing an Android phone around 200-220 AUD

    Ahh damn, that's a little out of your budget, sorry... the 32GB version is good too if that suits your budget more?
  3. Needing an Android phone around 200-220 AUD

    If you don't mind it coming from China, the Xaiomi redmi note 4 global edition is excellent... it's what I use and couldn't be happier, especially for battery life, ATM mine is 5 days battery and counting, have around 40% left still. https://www.banggood.com/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-4-Global-Edition-5_5-inch-4GB-RAM-64GB-ROM-Snapdragon-625-Octa-core-4G-Smartphone-p-1148122.html?rmmds=search
  4. Full home desktop for $1400usd?

    The parts above are subject to change if needed.. the PSU is overkill for sure, but is very good value, cooler is not needed really, but just in case, 1050 is for light gaming or for those streaming cases where it's helpful to have hardware x265 decoding, that build will last you a number of years for your usage.
  5. Full home desktop for $1400usd?

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qJkmbj CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $194.29 Buy CPU Cooler CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $26.88 Buy Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.33 Buy Memory Crucial - Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.49 Buy Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $117.49 Buy Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Mini Video Card $112.99 Buy Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 Buy Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.98 Buy Total: $758.44
  6. There's a video of this already.
  7. Need some help on what to do..

    You could use a live linux USB stick, or put gparted on a USB, unplug your boot drive, plug in the other drives you want to format, boot from the USB drive, format the drives, plug your boot drive back in and boot into windows, done.
  8. NewEgg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Involvement

    After re-reading the summation, I may have mis-understood the allegation to begin with maybe? Are they saying that Moneual was the "manufacturer" in this? and that they had orders FROM Newegg? The wording of the article and summation aren't very clear which party the banks are referring to when they say "manufacturer" for example... as Newegg isn't a manufacturer AFAIK?
  9. NewEgg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Involvement

    Seems like 2 different things here to me. IF newegg did falsify documents, then yes of course it could be considered fraudulent behaviour maybe, but the definition of fraud I can't see where Newegg gained anything from this? unless the allegation of a kickback is true?, which we don't know and may never know. But the bank still has to take the blame for not checking things properly.. if I were in the business of lending money, I would for damn sure check someone's numbers on their paperwork to make sure they added up, in the sense of double checking with an independent entity or at least the company contact that they had this proposal from. If not. someone could say that he wants to buy a million toasters for 2 billion dollars, and fake an invoice somehow if all they do is look at the piece of paper with a big company's name on it. There must be checks in place to prevent this? If I missed where they checked with newegg about this business proposal to buy/sell to that company, please enlighten me? It stinks of passing the buck to me. But I don't know the full story, so can only guess as to the reason this was allowed to happen in the first place.
  10. NewEgg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Involvement

    I'm not well read on these thing, this is just MY take on it from what I could gleam from the information. I may be wrong, but IMO it's always the lenders fault if they didn't adequately check that the borrower could fulfill their contract. To start throwing blame onto others that might have done business with them is ridiculous, as far as I could see newegg didn't actually do business with them. And if they submitted tenders to MAYBE trade with them, maybe they were fooled too? but AFAIK submitting tenders to do business is not the same as having a contract. I could be wrong.. most likely am.
  11. NewEgg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Involvement

    If this is true, then It boggles my mind however how banks are blaming someone else for their lending billions of dollars to a company that they obviously didn't do their due diligence background checks on... that's what it sounds like to me.
  12. Tablet or eReader

    If that's all you want to do with it, then an e-reader might be better, as it will have much much longer battery life. But if you may want to do some other stuff on it, then a tablet would be better, and depending on which camp you subscribe to (android/IOS/windows) get the tablet that applies.
  13. freenas ui not fulling loading

    Yeah, that's cool, at least you're getting something out of the mistake then, making it worthwhile. I don't need any of that right now, but it does sound cool. I'm still working on completing my ESXi server build... I have been testing out various things to see if they work, and using my current best NAS to do it in as it's much much faster... only thing I can't do is test out the storage side properly right now as I only had a 2.5" 1TB drive to test with. All my other storage is being used in my old, new and outsize servers. So I need to buy a couple of drives and get it working properly, tested etc before swapping some of the drives in. Currently I am testing it fine, as I just substitute my freenas USB boot drive for the esxi usb boot drive and unplug the HDD power so nothing can happen to the freenas volume. Works out pretty well this way... when I'm done with testing I just plug the drives power back in and substitute the USB drive in again with freenas on it and it boots same as it normally would. I am going to have to eventually (if testing goes to plan), copy the data across to the new freenas VM inside esxi, but hopefully that won't be a problem. The new esxi server, will be hosting VMs of freenas and pfsense, with freenas vm hosting the plex plugin for now... and also being my homelab where I can test out other stuff that I may want to do in the future, and also a few VMs of linux, and a windows vm. I MAY decide to switch out the plex server to one of those instead depending on how testing goes with transcoding.
  14. How to reset all BIOS settings

    Well, unless you haven't updated your BIOS at all, you won't be able to without flashing the older BIOS back onto it... but you can just reset CMOS as above, or even go into the BIOS yourself and just go to f12 and choose reset to defaults.
  15. Eveything I install goes on my SSD

    You CAN do it that way, but it's harder to explain IMO. The way I said is kind of self explanatory, you just need to tell people HOW to get there... I can't remember myself sometimes as it's not something I use myself. Luckily I am using windows today and has a look myself before answering to double check I was giving correct info.