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About bowrilla

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  • Birthday 1986-03-22

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    Professional Indiana Jones – just whithout occult Nazis and murderous cults … and unfortunately without whips as well …
  • Occupation
    Jack of all trades


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700
  • Motherboard
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    32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    Zotac 1080Ti Mini
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift X
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    1x Adata M.2 500GB SSD, 2x 500GB SATA SSD
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    Corsair SF600
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 46" LED TV
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop, 280mm Black Ice Nemesis GTX, 2x Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PWM, 2x BeQuiet Silent Wings 3 140mm PWM, 1x Cryorig XT140 PWM
  • Keyboard
    Das Keyboard 4C Professional
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    Corsair Harpoon RGB
  • Sound
    AKG Y50BT wireless
  • Operating System
    Win10 Pro, Ubuntu 18.10

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  1. I usually don't comment this part of the forum but ... lemao! You guys should hire her!
  2. Has anyone ran into issues with some complex php applications and developing plugins under Windows? I usually run my servers under WSL (either Debian or Ubuntu) with a classical stack consisting of Apache2, PHP7.x, MySQL and usually also node, python and ruby while either mounting the Host-FS in the WSL or mounting the WSL-FS as a network drive on the Host. It used to work fine for weeks and months during the last project but since I started a new plugin project in the same environment the weirdness started: cloning existing plugins into the corresponding folder worked - creating a new folder and even copying existing known working files into that folder didn't. Changing a class name in a working plugin rendered it non-working even though it should have worked because that class name only appears in 5 places. It wasn't about access rights, since even the ultimate "I'm out of ideas" move - chmod -R 777 * - didn't work. Now, cloning that modified plugin into a HyperV VM worked so it wasn't about the modifications. I first thought it was some mess up in my stack so I purged the system from it and reinstalled everything. Nada. I deleted the former test installation (grudginly due to all the dummy data I uploaded) and setup a new installation of that application. Nada. I set up a complete new WSL environment. Nada. After 2 1/2 days I'm still not sure what the heck is going on or rather wrong here but it has to be something around the WSL since the HyperV VM works with the same damn code. This is not a thread asking for support, since I managed to find a way to keep going witht he project and not wasting more time on finding the problem (for now). I just wonder if I'm the only one running into stupid issues with the WSL or if that's a common thing. The WSL is such an amazing idea but it obviously fails in many places. I was so happy not having to switch between various OSs and having a Linux shell just a shortcut away, it's so convenient not having to waste storage space, memory and cpu cores on VMs but apparently you still have to go that route unless you want to go the Docker route. Sorry, if this was a bit ranty ...
  3. So, I did some more digging and I narrowed it down to 3 displays: Philips E-Line 328E9FJAB (2560x1440 48-75Hz curved 32" VA 8bpc 122.6% sRGB) - 265€ (open box 219€) Samsung U32J590 (3840x2160 40-60Hz flat 31.5" VA 10bpc ) - 267€ (open box 242€) (thanks for the suggestion) Samsung S34J550 (3440x1440 50-75Hz flat 34" VA 8bpc 100% sRGB) - 329€ (open box 299€) I've read on monitornerds, that the S34J550 hasn't got the best color accuracy even after calibration, but then I'm mostly interested in good greyscale precision. 21:9 would be lovely for coding, general productive work and so on - if only it was curved at that size but since it has quite a deep case with a pronounced curve on the back I might get it to work with a little bit more distance to the wall and a thicker mount (or some washers). The U32J590 reads like a good choice but I might have to rely on in-game or in-monitor scaling for upcoming games, color accuracy seems to be great though. The 328E9FJAB has the biggest color range but I can't find any details about color rendering unfortunately. Any experiences with those models? Edit: I'll be sitting around 80cm from the wall so viewing distance is a point here. The Philips 328E9FJAB measures only 52mm - add another 15mm for the mount and I'll end up at a viewing distance around 73-75cm, same for the Samsung U32J590 4k display. The Samsung UW one though measures a hefty 106mm and I'll probably have to go for a 20mm mount to clear the shelve structure on the wall - that means I'll be sitting at around 68-70cm from the display which might be an issue with the VA panel's viewing angles at 21:9.
  4. Thanks for the input, but that monitor is not just on the top end of the budget (or more like 20% above) but also very much at the upper end of the capabilities of basically all cables but the most expensive ones I can get at lengths of around 7.5-10m. With the fitting cable I'd be looking at more like 500-520€ I did some research on Displayport cables around 8m. Turns out, 8m are basically non existent. There are 7m, 7.5m, maybe 9m and a few 10m cables. Most (more affordable) 10m and 7.5m cables can't even conform to Displayport 1.2 and can at best support something around 1440p at maybe 60-80ish Hz. If you want a reliable DP 1.2 connection, you're basically limited to the Lindy Gold line, the active Startech 10m cable or the active VivoLink 10m one. The cables cost between 55-75€. Looking at the listed displays, the cheaper 75Hz displays should not pose any issue here, since they're 8bpc, "only" 1440p and not that challenging refresh rate wise, so some more cheaper cables should work. The 144Hz 1440p and the 100Hz UW 1440p are definitely in the ball park of the expensive cable considering their bandwith requirements. Same story with the 4k display. These are the moments I miss those good old days when things were a bit simpler.
  5. The ultra wide display seems pretty appealing and 100Hz 1440p with FreeSync seems fine to me (I'm used to 1080p 60Hz non-adaptive) though the colors are an unknown factor unfortunately - not many review to find. The AOC has pretty goot color accuracy after calibration according to the tests I've found and it comes with the biggest refresh rate range.
  6. Thanks for the suggestion. Haven't thought about the scaling. The Samsung panel looks interesting, the ViewSonic on the other hand doesn't have a VESA mount, which eliminates it. It has to sit on the wall since the desk area is quite shallow. Any opinions regarding the displays I listed? Particularly the LC-Power and the AOC since they have higher refresh rates and make better use of the adaptive refresh rate. The cable has to be that long because my PC sits underneath my TV in a sideboard in which it looks nice, the desk is across the room and properly tucking the cable away next to the skirting results in roughly 8m (little bit less but you obviously need a few centimetres of leeway).
  7. Hello everyone. tl;dr Budget: 300€ ish (definitely under 400€) Size: ~32" Resolution: 1440p Refresh Rate: >75Hz FreeSync (working decently with NVIDIA G-Sync) Vesa Mount: mandatory! Colors: >99% sRGB (decent accuracy after calibration) Longer Version So, I'm looking for a new monitor mostly for gaming and coding but also for occasional photo retouching (mostly B&W). To top it all off, I'm trying to stay in a more budgetfriendly area of around 300-ish Euros (German market). I'm not a competitive, semi-professional shooter player so I'm not after 144Hz or above, 100Hz would be fine, 75Hz the lowest I want to go. 99% sRGB coverage with at least acceptable accuracy after calibration is a requirement, a VESA mount an absolute must as I have to mount it on the wall. Since I'm running a 1080Ti I'd like to find a model that works well enough as G-Sync-compatible. 30-32" is what I'm looking for, 34" ultra wide is the upper limit. Above the 32" mark the monitor needs to be curved in order to fit. Resolution should be 1440p as I don't intend to upgrade to an 2080Ti anytime soon and coming games might be challenging in 4k for the 1080Ti on all ultra settings. And then there's the issue with the cable length of 8m which will render 4k challenging for the cable. HDR is nice to have but not a requirement at all. I'm fully aware, that the budget is set low but there should be some decent options I think after some research. Obviously I'm not expecting to find professional grade color accuracy. Additional connectivity features aren't doing much to me, headphone out would be nice just like a USB hub though it's not a mandatory feature. What I use up to today Up to this day I usually only worked and gamed on 1080p displays and/or TVs. Since 1440p TVs aren't really a thing I'd rather leave the 42" FullHD TV on the wall and replace my old NEC 27" FullHD IPS display. My second system is the 13" FullHD display on my Spectre x360. What I've found so far I already looked around and found 4 display though I can't find many tests if any at all about them. Maybe some people here have first hand information. Acer ET2 ET322QUbmipx (31.5" 2560x1440 48-75Hz IPS) - 229€ LG 32QK500-W (31.5" 2560x1440 48-75Hz IPS) - 249€ Philips E-Line 328E9FJAB (31.5" 2560x1440 48-76Hz VA) - 265€ (open box one for 219€) AOC CQ32G1 (31.5" 2560x1440 30-144Hz VA) - 314€ LC Power LC-M34-UWQHD-100-C (34" 3440x1440 48-101Hz VA) - 364€ Any suggestions?
  8. Basically all the logic stuff you need: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/office/vba/language/reference/user-interface-help/timer-function And here you'll find all information to access cells and their content: https://www.quora.com/How-can-you-change-a-cell-value-using-VBA-in-Microsoft-Excel
  9. Pretty high voltages. How did you determine stability? Above 80°C in Prime95 torture testing or just general running? High clock speeds aren't the solution to everything. If your memory is slow the performance penalty is way higher than you could ever recover from higher clocks. Google for a good Ryzen overclocking guide, follow it, check stability and temps properly with Prime95.
  10. FreeNas has a minimum recommendation of 8GB memory to work properly. ZFS is memory hungry. You can also OpenMediaVault or unRaid. Considering that you're using old hardware I assume you're not after the biggest resilience but more a general NAS. ZFS is imho a no brainer in a production environment if you really need your data to be well protected, in a home environment it's more a nice to have than an essential (imho). Those Athlon cpus are pretty old though, don't expect great performance.
  11. Your a missing the point! You don't need RDS User and Device CAL. You need WIndows Server CAL of one kind and RDS CAL of one kind. If there are 3 users then you need 3 Windows Server User CAL (no matter how many devices in your network) and you need as many RDS User CAL as there are users connecting to the RDP. If that's just one, then you only need 1, if it is 2, then go for 2. WIth 3 RDS User CAL all 3 users can use the RDS service. If you need an Exchange server, you will need Exchange CAL as well.
  12. How many users are working in your network and using the server's services? It is almost always better to use User CAL compared to device CAL. As far as I know, if every user has a valid User CAL, all devices in a network are only being used by licensed users and are therefore themselves licenses. As soon as you're mixing even just one Device CAL for a system that is being used by various users who don't have a User CAL, ALL of your network devices that are being accessed through your Server or use ANY form of service supplied by that windows server need a Device CAL. You need specific CALs for general Server services, a specific CAL for RDS and a specific CAL for Exchange. Microsoft Server licensing is a b***h ... Edit: just to clarify, a User CAL is bound to the user (not the account!) a device CAL is bound to the device no matter how many different users are using it.
  13. What are you trying to do with it? Putting 100 bucks toward an AM3 system isn't really a good investment at all. Is it a replacement? Is the rest of the system fine? Are you trying to build a system?
  14. For how many people should your Minecraft server be good and are you using plugins? How many people will be accessing your website? How are you going to solve the question of a dynamic IP? What about a domain for your website? You can run a webserver easily on a Raspberry Pi, but it will only be good for a handfull of simultaneous requests and less complex server frameworks. Not to mention Minecraft. A Pi cluster is a pretty nice way - of burning money in your case. For a small webserver and/or NAS an Atom or Celeron chip (ideally even a low power version soldered on to a mainboard) would be good and reasonably cheap - and even cheaper to run due to very low power consumption (TDP around or even below 10W). Depending on your OS of choice you could be good with 2-4GB of memory (8GB if your run FreeNas). Minecraft needs some dual core with decent single thread performance. You don't need a dedicated GPU for either of those applications, iGPU is sufficient. Now, if both services should run parallel, you'd probably want a quad core with above 2GHz and something around 4 or even better 8GB of memory. At this point you're in 50W and above TDP territory and you're looking (new) at 200-ish (higher TDP, non-soldered combo) or even 400-ish (lower TDP, soldered CPU combo) bucks. Add in memory, a psu and your system drive and you're looking at something around 400-600 bucks. Then there are the costs of a domain, a dynDNS service for your (presumably) dynamic IP. It would probably be a lot cheaper and a lot more reliable to just pay a monthly fee for a vserver - or get used hardware. But then there are your running costs...
  15. I forgot about those. I really wonder why AMD went that route. It's basically useless when looking at the benchmarks: TechPowerUp PCIe4 performance scaling