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About Chickenfans

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  • Location
    United States
  • Interests
    Computers, Technology, More Technology...


  • CPU
    AMD FX-8350 4GHz 8-Core
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 ATX AM3+
  • RAM
    Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3-1600
  • GPU
    Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX OC
  • Case
    Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower
  • Storage
    OCZ TRION 150 240GB 2.5" SSD; Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
  • Cooling
    4x Cooler Master SickleFlow (Red) 69.7 CFM 120mm; 1x Corsair fan that came with case
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213 Gaming Keyboard with Dedicated Media Controls, 16.8 Million Lighting Colors Backlit Keys, Spill-Resistant and Durable Design
  • Mouse
    Madcatz Rat T.E.
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
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  1. Chickenfans

    Cable Box Alternative

    I forgot to mention I would also like to be able to do light gaming.
  2. Chickenfans

    Cable Box Alternative

    I am looking to cancel my cable tv service in hopes of saving a lot of money. I was looking into alternative devices that suit my needs. I am looking for something small or rack-mountable. It can be anything from a computer to a streaming device. I want to be able to open PLEX on it, whether it be an app or a website page. I was thinking of running a Dell PowerEgde and making three VM's on it. For individual devices, I'd be looking to spend about $150. For something like a Dell PowerEdge, I'd spend up to $300. Does anyone have any good ideas?
  3. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    I got the router up and running and have gone through the setup process. I was wondering what good security features and other features I should enable. Is there anything I should disable? I have a Managed Quanta LB4M Network Switch as my LAN Interface. Should I enable or disable any features on that either? @Falconevo @Alex Atkin UK @nicholasfd @WereCatf
  4. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    To get into the LAN interface what should I do?
  5. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    They are both enabled. How do I set the IP address? Can I use a different range then 192.168.-.-, like maybe something Not as obvious?
  6. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    I just realized my Quanta switch wasn’t powered on when I powered the router on. My motherboard has two onboard nics
  7. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    This is the current screen I have. The current setup is with the ethernet cable coming from my modem to the Dell PowerEdge r210 II, then to a Quanta LB4M Switch. I can't access the web interface to complete the PfSense setup. I am using a MacBook Air, but I have Windows 10 in dual boot if we need that. Thanks for all your assistance so far.
  8. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    You are correct, I have really no idea what I am doing. I am 15 and and am learning as I go along.
  9. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    Yep, it lists a WAN ip address. I am Hard Wired to the switch. When I type the IP address into the address bar, it just says "can't access web page, because you have no internet".
  10. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

  11. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    So now I got PfSense to install properly to the internal hard drive. The new issue is I can't access the Web Interface. I think it's not a link issue, bur at this point I'm open to all ideas. So I think it has something to do with the default IP address. Can you guide me through the ip changing process? Thanks.
  12. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    I followed what you said, first I chose Manual Partition and when I get to the partition editior I chose GPT like in your picture because I don't see an option for ZFS, but don't you also need two drives for ZFS. When I choose GPT partitons I get the error "No root partition was found. The root pfSense partition must have a mountpoint of '/'.
  13. Chickenfans

    PfSense build gone wrong

    I’m trying to build a PfSense router out of an old Dell PowerEdge R210 II. I already tried to install PfSense once, but did it unsuccessfully. I successfully created a bootable USB drive with the newer version of PfSense and tried to overwrite the old version of PfSense that didn’t install correctly. That went horribly wrong, the Dell PowerEdge still detects the SSD, but it says there no bootable version of PfSense on it now. Which would be good, but I don’t know if it uninstalled completely. I tried to follow tutorials, but no one goes into good depth on how to follow the installer or what partition mode to choose. Please help.
  14. Chickenfans

    iMac clicking noise.

    My mid-2011 iMac 21.5" has a weird clicking noise sometimes. It can't be the Hard Drive because it's an SSD. The clicking noise is not very loud, but you can hear it when it happens. Could it be the cooling fan?
  15. Chickenfans

    PfSense Router Build Issues

    I am using the on-board NIC ports. I don't know if PfSense is seeing all of them. I think I will reset the SSD, and Install PfSense following a tutorial, doing it myself as a beginner was a bad idea. Do you have any good Tutorial videos on this? What is the best way to reset the SSD completely?