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About Ethnod

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  • Birthday 1977-12-12


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K CPU @ 4.05GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z77 Mpower
  • RAM
    G.Skill SNIPER 16 GB 1600
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW, 2048MB DDR5
  • Case
    Antec P280
  • Storage
    Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB, 120GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series & 3x WD Caviar Green 4TB Sata 6Gb/s
  • PSU
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2
  • Display(s)
    Philips 42" LCD 42PFL5322
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock 2
  • Keyboard
    Membrane atm... will change soon
  • Mouse
    Razer MambaLogitech G602
  • Sound
    On-board atm
  • Operating System
    Win7 64 bit & Steam OS

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  • Origin
    Probably Ethnod lol
  • Steam
  • Star Citizen
  • Twitch.tv

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Interests
    PC games, more PC games and even more PC games. Oh and Motorbikes, Books, RPG, Tech, Computers, Networking, Programming, Web Design, Outdoor stuff like Hiking, camping and so on also
  • Occupation
    Credit Analyst

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  1. Suggestions for parts for a NAS build

    I'd say something like 12tb should be enough, I doubt I will go any larger than 24. I was thinking of using the external HDD's as extra secondary backups (redundancy for my backups) No rack mounting, and ideally no server hardware as for software, I could do with some advice, without putting much thought into it I was going to look into FreeNAS
  2. Suggestions for parts for a NAS build

    I was actually really hoping to avoid that headache I was just thinking of using half decent retail over the counter hardware. Any advice for hardware? Especially a Motherboard, that’s one I am really stuck on, too many choices
  3. I'm looking to build my own NAS at home. I'm looking for something that will work over the wireless network, will have no issues transcoding but I wont be needing 4k or anything (by the time I get to 2k/4k I'll be upgrading or replacing it) and it won't need to stream to more than just one thing at a time. I'm hoping to keep my budget on the lower end but I'm not going to cheep out in fairness (I don't actually have an actual number in mind, I'll just wait another month if I need to) I've a few external HDD's that I will probably plug in also for extra storage so Motherboard cant be too minimal as I will want at least 5 or 6 usb ports. Will most likely have an SSD as a book drive unless there is a reason not to. I'm also looking to use it as a backup server as well, even if its a manual thing I do myself. Looking for suggestions of hardware so I know where to start looking and so I can keep en eye out for deals over the next few months.
  4. Perfect, I did not know that Draw could edit PDF's, works like a dream, thank you for that I work for what might as well be a bank, government regulation over our systems is quite high (here in Ireland) and as a result our security is quite high. Most things are blocked in fairness, services and websites are almost all blocked. Thank you to all who helped, all the help is very much appreciated
  5. The reader wont edit and then save edited pdf's, which is what I need to do
  6. Free trail is not for commercial use (or so I am told) plus I already have a licenced version of the reader already installed
  7. Google services are blocked here Sorry should have pointed that out
  8. Hi Guys, I’m hoping someone can help me here. I need to see if I can find a free to use for commercial use pdf editor (not reader only, I need to be able to edit and save the edited pdf). So to explain, this is not actually for commercial use but as I am attempting to do this in work they would need to be free for commercial use. I can get a licence from Adobe for later but I’ll need approval and that will also take weeks (or months knowing my companies processes for these things) and right now I’ve some pdf’s that I need to edit for myself and I won’t have time to wait until I get home. I’ll be able to get IT to install a free one for me here now assuming that it is free for commercial use. Any suggestions?
  9. Hi Droidbot, I'd already looked into that. My phone works on the correct signal bands. The phone technically works fine but just the signal is weak compared to most other phones or at least equal or less than most I have compared with. I'd imagine that it is just that the hardware is not very good as its a cheap phone so they had to save money somewhere
  10. I’m looking for some advice from someone who knows more about mobile tech than I do. I bought an Asus Zenfone Max (ZC550KL) and love it, well, loved it. I mean I still like it but I’m having network issues, problem connecting to towers, significantly worse signal than my partner who is on the same network as me. Apart from that I actually really love it, yea it is not the fastest phone on the market but its strikes a great compromise between usability, large phone and great battery life. So specifically what I am hoping for that someone knows, or has an idea, of what could be causing the issue. I am assuming that it is the radio for 3g/4g or maybe the antenna and its weak so I am not getting a signal? I’m hoping to learn what parts to avoid in my search for a new phone so when looking at the specs of a perspective phone I know, oh that might not be a great radio maybe I’ll keep looking. I know it is probably not this simple but I’m hoping to get a better understanding so I can be more informed later in the year as I’m looking to buy a new phone. Thanks
  11. Advice staying in Seattle

    Hi Guys, I've a close friend who is going to Seattle next week and is struggling to find good accommodation. I'm hoping that someone here can give me some advice to pass on to him on what areas to stay in and which ones to avoid and any advice on value for money accommodation in those areas? He is bringing his 15 yr old kid and they will be using public transport and will be doing the normal touristy stuff Thanks in advance Ethnod
  12. Thanks I found this out last night from talking to a friend. I've worked it out and it should be all good tbh, looks like the house is wire for both network and phone but the systems overlap some how, I'll figure that out and should be all good, thanks for the advice
  13. So normally the internet has come in through the phone line to the house, They connect the phone connection to the house and that then reaches the RJ11 panel (normal phone line) inside the house. I would then plug the modem into the RJ11 connection and then the modem would distribute the internet connection throughout the house, wired and wirelessley but now as there is no phone point inside the house (RJ11) I can't do that. Thats my dilemma. If i have the engineer connect to the junction box inside the house can I just use a RJ45 to RJ11 converter at one of the panels inside the house and connect my modem to that?
  14. I’m hoping that someone can give me some advice here. I’ve just moved to a new place and I’m getting the internet connected to the house, the company are fitting ADSL (basically a DSL connection). So the phone connection comes to the house and is connected to a box outside of the house, that feeds inside to another junction box which then distributes the connections like a network to a few points around the house but as far as I can see they are all RJ45 points around the inside of the house and I cannot see any RJ11 connections around the inside of the house. If I get the broadband engineer to connect the house up and bring the connection to one specific point within the house can I simply replace the RJ45 panel to a RJ11 one? Or even better can I simply buy an RJ45 to RJ11 converter? Would that work? I know it’s very hard to give me accurate reply’s without knowing for sure, but as I have just moved in I am short on info plus it’s not helping me that the Landlord (lovely guy in fairness) is not sure as it’s a new build and he had the builders do most of the work. In saying that, can anyone give me some advice on how this should work? I can get more info when I get home tonight btw so ask away if more info will help
  15. Closing thread, question not needed any more