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About mudflapman

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  • Birthday July 27

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    Destroyer of things, solver of problems, spare time superhero. Not much else to say really, I can pull anything apart... putting it back together however is another story.
  • Occupation
    Solver of problems


  • CPU
    Intel i7-6900k
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X99 Gaming
  • RAM
    64GB Corsair LPX
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1080 Founders
  • Case
    Corsair 460X RGB
  • Storage
    Intel 600P NVME SSD (512GB)
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860
  • Display(s)
    3 x Phillips 246E 24" IPS
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105
  • Keyboard
    AJAZZ AK33 (Black Axis Switch)
  • Mouse
    Cyborg RAT 5
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Check your cooler installation, I've got a 2600 and it's not heating up like that, I've got the cheapest Thermaltake tower cooler I could find at the local computer shop on it, nothing too fancy and it's running considerably cooler.
  2. Pretty much; yep. Lol. The only differences (apart from price) that I can tell on the hardware is a slightly tweaked audio system and onboard WiFi, that’s it. I guess there are just some aesthetic holes that can’t be filled with RGB, eBay sure helps there.
  3. Latest update, found a bargain ROG Strix X99, so a motherboard replacement was in order. Out with the X99A-II and in with the ROG Strix X99 Gaming. And the result (before the obligatory wipe down of dust) There's just something about time lapsing motherboard installations, I seem to get one every so often and was in a position to do so today (excuse the potato quality)
  4. I've really liked what I've seen from the CBT Nuggets videos, their usual CCNA Guy (Jeremy (Ciora?)) is a fantastic teacher, I learned quite a bit with his content. Other means of me learning was basically on the job. I did 2 traineeships (one as a school based apprentice whilst still at school, the other after I finished up and moved into the workforce). I'm by no means an expert, google is still my friend but I can sure hold my own in most scenarios and still learning. Best thing (in my mind) you can do, buy some old hardware and build something, I picked up a few routers and old 10/100 cisco switches for cheap, and what I've learned with them is great. If you can do it in a lab, you'll be well on the way to that first certification (perhaps even a foot in the door of somewhere to go further).
  5. Keeping one's hands still could be funny, but in the PC (and not the kind most of us are here for) world we live in, it'd probably turn into another #tampongate situation, next thing you know... I don't even want to think... May you all flail around madly, progress your queues and/or adjust without prejudice.
  6. I've had good results with SSHDs in the past, especially with slower hardware (old netbooks for example). I was running one in my desktop for a while (as my steam library, pointless, but it was there so I used it). If you aren't planning on upgrading, I'd consider the SSHD, if there is going to be budget later on, go the standard HDD and save some spare change for a SSD later on (or check the used market for one).
  7. So, setup issues identified, only one channel of audio working. Problem found to be: Solution: replace headphones and mixer. (Pro) Tip: always do your troubleshooting, and do it thoroughly so you don’t look like a moron.
  8. I’m ok with not necessarily beating everyone, but for the first person that launches Exploder, they can deal with their poor life choices.
  9. THIS! THIS IS THE KEY TO VICTORY! Page, embedded YT video and a million alert boxes that won't allow you to navigate away Evil... Pure evil...
  10. Setup a free WiFi hotspot with a captive portal that just redirects to a page that declares that the user attempting to browse on open WiFi is a 'tight arse' and see what happens.
  11. I was rocking the JASJAM for quite a while, then the coverage became an issue and ended up back on a Nokia (6120 Classic). First really smartphone I got was the iPhone 3GS when it launched in Australia. I kinda miss the slide out keyboard...
  12. Well, the system has been tidied (somewhat), picked up a new desk, few other toys and an el-cheapo monitor arm from eBay to give me a more clean setup, it's a bit tall.. however that will hopefully get me some more options down the line. The 3 systems I have in the photo are: Moonlight - Overkill pee-pee extension Specs below in original photos Upgraded to 4TB WD Red mass storage drive New system name is in order (originates from when I had the bright white LED setup, now seems out of place Showtime - Video capture/streaming rig CPU - i7-2600 MB - Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 RAM - 8GB G-Skill RipJaws 1600 DDR3 Cooler - Thermaltake ContacSilent 12 Storage - 250GB Samsung Evo 850 + Seagate BarraCuda 1TB (Mass Storage) GPU - Gigabyte 750Ti PSU - Thermaltake Litepower 450W Capture - AverMedia Live Gamer HD Case - Thermaltake Versa H15 Vault - unRAID NAS & Docker Monster CPU - i5-6500 MB - Gigabyte H270 Gaming 3 RAM - 16GB Kingston 2133 DDR4 Cooler - CoolerMaster V8 GTS Storage - 4 x Seagate IronWolf 8TB HDD PSU - Corsair CS550M Case - Antec P100 From here, the planned upgrades are: Swap out RGB controller to something that can be controlled by my recently gifted Google Home Mini Obtain new speaker solution (the cut down X530 system I'm running is starting to sound tired) Obtain new headphones (bout time for an upgrade, I've had to resort to electrical tape for my current set to hold padding on) Obtain longer cables to fix cable management (just been using whatever I could find in my stocks of crap to get things wired up) New keyboard, such as K65 RGB (depending on mood and price at the time) Setup cache drives for Vault 10GBe networking on the horizon for both Vault and Moonlight (cause why the hell not)
  13. The migrations could be a fairly common thing for me, I'm a consistent tinkerer. I know I don't tend to have a great deal of action on my servers at any point in time so I'll have to see what the outcome is. Depending on what I end up running as the servers also will determine what I do of course, if I've got room for NICs, I'll run them separate.
  14. It’ll be a link for live migrations, not sure if I’ll just drop another NIC in or VLAN it off yet, shall see.
  15. So, this is the current state of play at my place. I've been holding off on spending some more $$$ on fixing up things as we're trying to buy a house (once this happens, ethernet for all!) Moving forward, the big plan is to actually fix the WiFi in the house (as I can take that with me), when I get the new WAPs (that will properly support VLANs and perhaps a captive portal setup), I'm intending on the layout being more... clean....