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About Imabigmac

  • Title
    clap, clap, clap....


  • CPU
    i7 6700
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 6
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill DDR4 2400Mhz
  • GPU
    GTX 1080 (Founders Edition) Asus
  • Case
    Corsair 400C
  • Storage
    Kingston Savage 240GB SSD+ Intel 530 120 + 2x 1TB WD blue + ADATA SP610 256GB
  • PSU
    650W EVGA g2
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PB278Q (main) + Dell u2412m
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ - also have a driving Force GT wheel
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700
  • Sound
    Sennheiser 598 se's
  • Operating System
    Win 10

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Vancouver Island, Canada
  • Interests
    Computers, tech, boating and politics, Cars
  • Biography
    Started watching NCIX tech tips when I was going into High School and got addicted to computer tech, and over the past years I have developed a deeper perspective on Tech.
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  1. I wonder if it can speak french... and the Canadian version at that
  2. mITX cases for full sized components

    Wait for this guy to come out, https://www.nzxt.com/products/h200i-matte-white
  3. Networking or linux

    Build a linux based server of some sorts. That will make you learn both at the same time.
  4. I don't think 100ft is going to work too well for you, but I only have experience with this method using 25ft cables. The USB cable will likely run into issues due to maximum length without needing a repeater. Adding in repeaters introduces lag. That said I'm not an expert but an active powered USB cable may work and they do exist. As for the HDMI cable again the cable needs to be really good (Actively powered and thick) in order to maintain the high bandwidth speeds for the entire length as the VIVE needs most of it. Its possible. I think the issue here is you need to invest in good quality gear for there to even be a chance, so high costs just for an experiment. If you got it working I would imagine there would still be some evidence of lag or latency. I remember watching my friend play a conventional game with a 50ft HDMI cable (cheap one though) and that was laggy and terrible. I think a better approach maybe to try to do it with Ethernet for such a long distance. USB/Ethernet and HDMI over Ethernet. But this method is also very expensive due to need for 4k HDMI requirements. Also unrelated to the VR content, It is very frowned upon to restart old threads, best to go and make a new thread regarding the subject. (although VR help is kinda limited so if I can I try to help out) I would suggest posting a question on the reddit VR site.
  5. Websites using your devices to mine cryptocurrency

    Malwarebytes active protection seemed to prevent coinhive from running, when Pirate Bay was in the news for starting to use it. But I can't confirm it 100%, going to check it out again though.
  6. (Mini News) Office 365 Price Change

    So given that a lot of people have their own NAS setups, why not use that for "cloud storage"? That would the best value for cloud services - although you do need to maintain it yourself...
  7. As a Oneplus 5 owner, I'm not that impressed with this news... However at least they aren't recording the GPS cordinates too. Which Google does anyways. Owners of Oneplus devices should make a big deal of this, and maybe they will at least tone it down or do a Microsoft/Windows move and at least let you kinda disable the stupid tracking... The oneplus 5 is a good device, yes has its quirks but this really shouldn't be an acceptable practice for any tech company but we typically live with it. However for new/small player in the smartphone market they need to get their shit together, real fast or there won't be a market for a oneplus 6.
  8. MITX Tempered Glass Case?

    Phanteks Enthoo ELOV itx would be my suggestion then. https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854015&cm_re=Phanteks_Enthoo_Evolv_ITX-_-11-854-015-_-Product but its a bit big when compared to other ITX cases.
  9. Anyone Run A Plex Server Through FreeNAS?

    Well I run a small 1TB plex server with freenas with an old i3-2100, seems to be fine. Mind you I'am the only user ever streaming from it So not sure how it would fair with multiple streams. My guess is 2 high quality streams maybe 3 without issue. But I'm not to familiar with freenas and hardware usage myself. Also the most my server ever does for me is downloading and playback at the same time. I think if you wanted to run VM's and or a a lot of streams having a proper quad core would be critical. Plex is straight forward, many guides available to assist. Now getting things to download and sending stuff to right locations can get trick for first timers. It took me ages and finally a friend had to walk me through it.
  10. Hey Canadians - Mobile Carrier Question

    Telus is generally the better carrier for remoter regions of BC. At least in my experience. Rogers would be my next choice. However once you get out to Tofino and in the mountains reception isn't going to be astounding regardless. Unlimited data is kinda like unheard of in Canada unless you pay $$$$$.(which still is not unlimited) Wave hello on your* way through Victoria headed to Tofino.
  11. Steam Summer Sale and VR Games

  12. Steam Summer Sale and VR Games

    Hello LinusTechTipians, Every year the Forum gets covered in "what steam game do I buy?" threads during the summer sale dates, but what I haven't seen is a good thread for VR games that are good deals right now. (I made a promise with myself years ago never to post like this but.. well i need VR games...) So What the best VR game deals on Steam? Also I'm stuck between SuperHot VR and Arizona Sunshine? Any opinions on which one?
  13. Did you have the battery tested? or Just assume its okay? Cause it may just not have the voltage or be keeping the charge.
  14. So today I replaced my Transaxle oil in the 944, in hopes it would help with shifting (also hasn't been done for a long time). Didn't do much though a little quieter on the deceleration gear whining noises so I guess its good! BUT I discovered a coolant leak... My heater control valve is dead now. Its cheap and easy to replace but its at the rear of the motor and a bit tight to work on. However the Brilliant German Engineers at Porsche decided that they should put a clutch inspection port right below the control valve. And for whatever reason no 944 has a cover on this inspection port as after 30 years on the road they all have fallen out and are rarely replaced. So if this coolant control valve fails entirely it will dump coolant into the clutch... and its a rubber clutch to boot, so goodbye clutch.I have not noticed any coolant on the garage so hopefully its not been leaking for long. You can see the coolant on the head of bolt below that white rusty hose clamp. Leaking valve is the black plastic unit with the clear plastic in the middle... TDLR, if its not fixed ASAP it will destroy my clutch and who knows how long its been leaking...
  15. PayDay 2 VR

    Any idea when? or what update?