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About commanderZiltoid

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  • Biography
    Professional software engineer since 2012. I've developed a slew of applications across many different devices using many different languages, but lamp based web apps currently pay the bills.
  • Occupation
    Information Technology Specialist


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertooth 990fx
  • RAM
    16GB DDR3 (I forget what speed)
  • GPU
    RX480 8G
  • Case
    CoolerMaster HAF
  • Storage
    PCIE M.2 240gb
  • PSU
    550Watt CoolerMaster
  • Display(s)
    Acer 24" 144hz 1080p, Dell 22" 1600x900 X 3, Some old HP 4:3 via usb adapter
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212
  • Keyboard
    Rosewell cherry mx blue board
  • Mouse
    Razor Lancehead
  • Sound
    Schitt Fulla powering a set of sennheiser hd58x cans
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Budget's not really a concern. Just going with the best of everything within reason. I see you claim the Meshify c to be the best case to ever exist. That's funny....because that's the case this is going in. Got it sitting in my floor right now with two 140mm noctuas
  2. Awesome! So I was on the right track As far as going with something cheaper, I'm actually comfortable with spending the $300 for that board with the extra pcie 4.0 slots. True, I probably won't be using them off the bat, but since this will be my main rig for probably the next decade I like having the options available for expansion down the road. When I built my fx8350 rig I went with a sabertooth 990fx which was heavily underutilized for many years...but now, every pcie slot is filled and I wish I had more.
  3. Greatly Appreciated! My plan is to go with: https://www.newegg.com/msi-meg-x570-unify/p/N82E16813144273?Item=N82E16813144273 but I will go through the provided VRM Tier List to confirm. Thanks!
  4. In the process of building a new rig to replace my old fx8350 build from 2013. Plan on picking up a 5900x once available and was wondering if there are going to be new motherboards released soon (like an x580) or if it's safe to go with an x570 with updated bios?
  5. Apologies for the late reply, but I think I've figured out what I'm going to do. Instead of the two desks (standing/sitting), I'm going to expand my sitting desk setup to include 6 monitors in a 3x3 setup (MST hubs). This way when sitting I will have easy access to all 6 monitors, but if I want to stand I can switch the primary monitor to the middle top row monitor (so taskbar is visible on this display), and work from the three top row monitors (and build a keyboard/mouse riser that I can just pick up and move when sitting). Sounds like it will be the least convoluted way to accomplish what I'm after.
  6. I currently have two systems setup. My main rig which is setup at a traditional office desk, which utilizes 5 monitors, and a standing desk on the other side of my office with a secondary rig utilizing two monitors. I've decided it's finally time to upgrade everything (as I built my main rig in 2013 and am still rocking an fx8350). During this process I'm considering using a single rig for both my traditional desk setup with it's 5 monitors and my standing desk (and throwing in a couple more monitors while I'm at it) and I'm trying to figure out what the best solution would be for switching desktops between the two multiple monitor setups. So for example, If my traditional desk uses monitors 1-5 and my standing desk uses monitors 6-9, is there a way within windows to seamlessly deactivate or switch between 1-5 and 6-9 so that only one set is being utilized at a time (monitor 1 containing a start menu and monitor 6 also containing a start menu)? I suppose another solution may be to just add all 9 monitors, and then only have a start menu on 1 and 6, although I'm not sure that's doable. I've only ever seen the option to have the start menu on primary or all monitors (unless I've overlooked something or that's changed since then). Open to any ideas / suggestions.
  7. I cannot speak on vultr, but digitalocean has been great so far. I'm running a mariadb slave on a $10 vps and we have had no issues. Also running a few laravel apps on a $5 vps (very low traffic) without issue. I really like their interface. It does a great job of showing you what it is you need to see without a lot of clutter. All systems I have setup are always created within about 1 minute or less.
  8. Replaced ssd. Re-installed windows. So far so good. That's the second ADATA ssd that I've had issues with. Will stick with WD moving forward as I've never had any issues out of any of their ssds or hdds.
  9. Unfortunately, this continued to happen shortly after my last post. Installing a new ssd at the moment and will see where that gets me.
  10. well...so far so good after the cable reseat. Will continue to monitor and report back.
  11. Good call. Just unplugged, and replugged. Running machine now to see if it still fails.
  12. A few months back I "freshened" up an existing am3+ system I had laying around for a stand-up desk setup. The build is as follows: asus m5a 78l-m lx plus mobo fx 6300 cpu corsair cx-430 psu saphire 4gb rx470 8gb crucial ddr3 1600 adata 120gb cheapo ssd windows 10 pro Everything was fine for a few months, then all of a sudden one day windows locked up, hung, then the system rebooted to the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and pres a key" screen. Alright...so that's odd. I powered down and rebooted, then everything worked as expected for about a week. Now this is happening consistently after having the machine on for about 10 - 15min. My gut's telling me that the cheapo ssd is probably the culprit here (even though it's practically brand new). More or less, just looking for opinions from others to back up my diagnosis before going through the trouble of re-installing windows on a new ssd.
  13. ? Thanks! After some more digging I decided to go with the following synology prebuilt nas. Since I'm only doing a simple RAID 1 setup this makes things even simpler AND cheaper.
  14. Glad I second guessed myself! Thank you to everyone that replied. I'm going to do some more research before moving forward.
  15. Going to throw together a new nas box to replace a system I've had running non-stop for the past seven years (minus...you know...power outages) and am planning on going with freenas this go around. Prior, I had always used samba on a debian install, so moving on up I suppose. My concern is with ECC ram compatibility as this will be the first system I've built that will use it. I believe everything I have on this list should work, but was wanting someone else to confirm. The product descriptions for the ram modules on newegg are making me second guess myself as they state "MEMORY for SUPERMICRO Motherboards" or other specific machine names...which I find odd as they should work with any hardware that supports ecc memory...right? Build List: Fractal Design Core 1100 Black Micro ATX Mini Tower Computer Case Seagate IronWolf 4TB NAS Hard Drive 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST4000VN008 X2 for RAID 1 ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard RAIDMAX XT series RX-400XT 400W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Sandisk 64GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 130MB/s (SDCZ430-064G-G46) AMD Athlon 3000G 2-Core, 4-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics NEMIX RAM 4GB DDR4-2666 1Rx8 ECC RDIMM MEMORY for SUPERMICRO Motherboards x 2