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Chickenfans

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  1. Yea I don't mind installing the software, that's ok. I looked at all the Logitech mice, but they looked a little strange to me or they where too expensive.
  2. The five mice I am deciding between are the: >Razer Mamba Wireless >HyperX Pulsefire Dart - Wireless >ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless >SteelSeries Rival 650 Quantum Wireless >Razer Viper Ultimate Wireless I don't really like heavy mice, but i'm not sure what would be defined as "heavy". I have big hands, most people said big hands will work on these mice.
  3. I am looking for a new wireless gaming mouse. I currently have a MadCatz RAT T.E., but the wire on it gets caught on the table all the time!! I hate wired mice so much! I am looking for something that is comfortable and maybe rgb? Extra programmable buttons don't matter too much to me, but I don't also want no extra buttons, I am definitely not looking for a plain mouse. My budget is $150 max but I would like to stay under that if I can. Thanks!
  4. The only things I would change are the memory, its faster, the storage this 2TB HDD will give you more wiggle room, and I witched the SSD out for an M.2 NVMe Drive for ease of use and its pretty much the same price. Other than that, your build is pretty solid. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/K84hNq CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($167.00 @ Amazon) Motherboard: *Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Best Buy) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Silicon Power A60 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($37.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec Dark Phantom DP301M MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($81.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: *SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ B&H) Total: $881.93 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-29 22:02 EDT-0400
  5. I see that their service is about $15/mo, I'm also unfamiliar with how I would make this work. I think I would be better off using AppleScript and just having a phone plan for a month. But I will look into it.
  6. I am going to be running a Christmas Lightshow to music and I had an idea to make it into a text messaging service. I will have a sign set up so anyone who is at the show can send a text message to the phone number (I have an iPhone SE that I'll be using), and it will send a text back with a list of songs to chose from. The Mac will have iMessage set up on it. I will be making a program that will listen for when the specific "song text" is sent back from the user to the Mac, the software will then play that song. I don't really think much processing power would be needed for something like this, but I'm not really sure. I was thinking something like a Mac mini or a Mac Pro? My budget would be around $200-$300 max. I would greatly appreciate your suggestions. Or if you've had experience doing something similar on the windows side using some sort of texting service, I would be open to that too.
  7. Im going to say around 8TB but I have no idea right now.
  8. What would u recommend I do for a backup?
  9. I've found a lot of dual-CPU machines with two 6-core processors in them. Would that work? It seems like you would be recommending more like 64GB of RAM for sake of future expansion.
  10. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1311.R5.TR12.TRC2.A0.H1.Xdell+pow.TRS0&_nkw=dell+poweredge+r720&_sacat=0 So these? Should I be looking for any specific processor?
  11. The NAS would be for PC Backups mostly only and some simple file sharing so maybe 4 Tb Max and For PLEX I'm not sure, maybe 8TB? How much space does 200 DVD's take up? I'm assuming a lot more space than i'm thinking. What would you recommend as a backup for the PLEX Server?
  12. Over the years I seek to improve on my network setup. This year, I am looking into a NAS and a PLEX Server. I have a 25u Server Rack and only 5u is currently used, so I have plenty of rack space available. I was looking into either an HP Proliant or a Dell PowerEdge. The Server Rack is in my office, so I would prefer if it wasn't too loud, but a little noise is fine. Would you recommend I get separate units for each or try to virtualize and use 1 unit for both? I don't know much about virtualization since i'm only in high school. I'd prefer if the budget was under $500 total for both. For the NAS we would only be looking at about 5 users max, with maybe only 2 users active at the same time and for the PLEX Server we would be looking at 5-10 users active at once, with many idle devices that are connected, but not currently using it. I have a Dell PowerConnect 5548 Switch so I have 2 10Gig SFP+ Ports available. This would be my first Server or Servers ever, so I need some guidance on which way to go. Also our PLEX Server's purpose would be so we can scan all our DVD's (to start), and then later down the road scan the blue-rays on. The DVD's are the priority at the moment. I would say we have about 200 total spread out across the families. Recommendations on which drives to use would also be appreciated.
  13. Ok thanks for those part lists!
  14. I am looking to build a PC for light gaming This is the spec list: i3 9100f 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Asus RX 570 4GB Thermaltake 600w 80+ DIYPC Solo-T2-BK 240GB SSD 1TB HDD I am contemplating on a motherboard choice between these three https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-B365M-DS3H-LGA1151-Motherboard/dp/B07T6N8N56/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=gigabyte+b365&m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&qid=1586285443&s=warehouse-deals&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-H370M-PRO4-CrossFireX-Motherboard/dp/B07BMVTZDW/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2YH5GA4FFR83E&dchild=1&keywords=h370+motherboard&m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&qid=1586285567&s=warehouse-deals&sprefix=h370+%2Cwarehouse-deals%2C152&sr=8-3 https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-H370-HD3-LGA1151-Motherboard/dp/B07CCWBV37/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YH5GA4FFR83E&dchild=1&keywords=h370+motherboard&m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&qid=1586285567&s=warehouse-deals&sprefix=h370+%2Cwarehouse-deals%2C152&sr=8-1 Is there any reason to go B365 over H370 or H370 over B365?
  15. I found three boards one is a B365 another is H370 and the other is H370 Is H370 better than B365? For GPU I've got 2 Stock AMD RX 570 or ASUS RX 570
  16. I am planning on building a PC for light gaming. I need recommendations for the GPU and Motherboard. These are the parts that I am planning on using: i3 9100f (already have it) ~ Using the stock cooler 8GB DDR4 2400MHz (already have it) B365 Motherboard; Used Option, New Option ~ I would like to stay under $80 600w 80+ Thermaltake Power Supply (already have it) 240GB SSD (already have it) 1TB 7200rpm HDD (already have it) DIYPC Solo-T2-BK (already have it) For the GPU i'm not really sure, I was thinking RX 570 or RX 580, or GTX 970 or 980 ~ I would like to stay under $130 (I've found the RX 570 & GTX 970 are selling for about $90 including shipping, and the RX 580 & GTX 980 are selling for $110) I was wondering if it would be worth buying used hardware when for $20 more I can get a brand new B365 Motherboard and for $30 more I can get a brand new RX 570. I am completely open to changing the GPU and Motherboard options I've gathered if you can find something better or that makes more sense. Any input is greatly appreciated!
  17. Great! Glad it worked out.
  18. It could be an issue with the HDMI port on the monitor, but I'm not sure how likely that would be. What brand and model is it?
  19. Did you try going through device manager and just updating everything. (the GPU, the monitor, the keyboard...)
  20. I had this issue also, I found that updating the BIOS on my motherboard fixed the problem if your not running the latest version.
  21. Did you try going into device manager and updating both the graphics card and monitor drivers?
  22. By any chance do you know how to update the BIOS on a Dell PowerEdge r210 II?
  23. By any chance do you know how to update the BIOS on a Dell PowerEdge r210 II?
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