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Michael Joeden

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About Michael Joeden

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  • Birthday 1967-07-01

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  • Interests
    Technology, outdoors, peace and silence, being alone
  • Biography
    I built my first computer at 14, and am the only one in my family that has above beginner knowledge of technology.
  • Occupation
    School, procrastination


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700x @3.8ghz 1.4v
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair VII hero
  • RAM
    Corsair 2x16 gb @3000mhz
  • GPU
    Evga 1080ti SC2 hybrid @1556mhz
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo pro m TG
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 evo 250gb (boot), Sandisk 480gb ultra 2 ssd (games), WD Black 1tb (media)
  • PSU
    Corsair rm1000x
  • Display(s)
    Dell sd24g, 32 inch 1080p Samsung tv, 32 inch 720p Vizio, iPad mini G1
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken x62
  • Keyboard
    Corsair strafe rgb silent
  • Mouse
    Logitech g502
  • Sound
    Polk S15 monitors, Polk 10inch subwoofer, Sherwood RX-4109 amp/reciever, Bose QC-35
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64 bit
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  1. Michael Joeden

    NAS Server

    I am looking into building a NAS server for my house and us it as a HTPC in our living room. The server needs to be accessible over our local network and possibly around the world in the future. How much RAM I will need for these tasks? I also want to use some ssd's as a cache, but I have no idea what I will need to access all of the time. How much cache should be enough? Or should I use SSHD's What graphics card would be enough to push 4k 60hz video playback off of local storage? Is there a case that has around 8 hard drive bays, and has good cooling, but also good sound dampening? i am unsure about putting this in the most commonly used room in the house.
  2. Michael Joeden

    Single Channel Memory

    I was stupid when I built my first computer thinking that I would need to be able to upgrade to 64gb of RAM in the future, so I bought a single stick of 16gb 3000mhz CL15 RAM. 16gb turned out to be enough for a lot of things after all, but I am in a bind. I don't know how big the difference is, but I use CAD, Adobe CC suite, and games on a daily basis and I think my single channel memory is throttling my computer. Should I sell my 1x16 stick for a loss and get a cheaper 2x8 kit? Or should I stick it and buy another stick for 32gb?
  3. Michael Joeden

    Polk S15 Mount

    TLDR: - Speaker mount for Polk S15 - $50 max for a pair - maneuverable mount So I just picked up 4 Polk Audio S15 speakers for my living room home theater setup. The speakers in the front will sit on the media center below the TV, but the back speakers will have to be mounted on the ceiling/wall and be pointed down. I have looked at a lot of brackets for this, but they are too expensive for my taste, especially when I don't know if it will work. The speakers do have hole at the back for mounting, but I am unsure what type of bracket to buy. The absolute maximum price for a PAIR of brackets is $50, and the mount needs to be moveable so that we can point them in the correct direction. Any feedback is appreciated!
  4. Michael Joeden

    What speakers to choose for home theater speaker setup?

    My parents have just now decided to inform me that the speakers need to be small and hidden away. I wish this wasn't the case, but a all-in-one system is looking like the solution now, since they wan't the speakers hidden in the corners of the room. Will this one suffice? https://www.sony.com/electronics/all-in-one-home-cinema-systems/bdv-n5200w
  5. TLDR: - I need a speaker setup for music, home theater, etc... - preferably 5.1 - Absolute max is $550 - price does not include receiver, I already have one - need mounts for only 2 of the speakers - This is what I have right now - https://pcpartpicker.com/user/MichealJoeden/saved/ttwyXL - please use B&H, Amazon, or Newegg I am parting out a home theater system for my parents' living room. It is not a large room, but since it is open to the rest of the house it will likely serve as a music system that needs to be loud enough to be heard from everywhere. I swayed them away from complete systems, because they seemed to be lacking in speaker quality for the price point we were looking into. The front speakers can be placed on the media center, so they do not need a mount, but the rear speakers have no place to sit, so the budget must include mounts, as well as enough speaker wire to reach everything. Length is not a concern, just the quality, gauge, and insulation for an attic. Our budget is $500 USD, but $550 would be accepted including mounts and wire. No receiver is needed, since we already have one capable of 5.1. Here is the one that I already did, I am not sure if these are the best speakers for our application, but from research this is what I could scrounge together. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/MichealJoeden/saved/ttwyXL https://pastebin.com/RwGr9xHs
  6. Michael Joeden

    New TV

    You could go for a cheaper tv, but the image quality would be worse. LG's smart OS is the best in the business so that is a plus. Also the build quality is unmatched. If you wanted to go cheaper than I would go with this, but otherwise you are looking at the best non-oled 4k 50-60 inch tv out there. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sharp-55-class-54-6-diag--led-2160p-smart-4k-ultra-hd-tv-roku-tv/5712157.p?skuId=5712157
  7. Michael Joeden

    Ive just been offered a job building PCs, but....

    I would take the job, maybe you could get some free parts, or discounts?
  8. Michael Joeden

    How fast is the LTT member's internet connection?

    This is with a 100ft Ethernet cable ran from one end of my house to the other, so this is usually around the 20s on wifi with my netgear r8500 and in the 50s with the cable ran though a router then to my my computer.