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About MEC-777

  • Title
    A little context goes a long way.

Contact Methods

  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Central Ontario Canada
  • Interests
    Cars, PCs, Gaming, Linux, and everything in between.
    Dog training.
  • Biography
    Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering/Automotive products Design
  • Occupation
    Technician of Architectural Engineering & Dog Trainer


  • CPU
    FX-8350 @4.6GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI 970 Gaming
  • RAM
    2x 4GB DDR3 @1600MHz AData
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RX 570 Gaming 4G
  • Case
    Antique Wooden Crate
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 120GB SSD + 2x Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDDs
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V650 Gold Semi-Modular
  • Display(s)
    Asus 24" 1080p + Acer 24" 1080p
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Gammaxx 400 w/ Deepcool GF120 fan
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Reds
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury
  • Sound
    Edifier 1380 2.1 Speakers + Steel Series Siberia V2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    ThinkPad T410 // i5-540m // 2x4GB // Nvidia Quadro NVS3100m // Mushkin Triactor 480GB SSD // 14" 1440 x 900 // Linux Mint 19.3(beta) Cinnamon
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  1. So, this is interesting. An official Ubuntu Cinnamon flavour was just released. Have to say, it looks quite sharp. :)



    1. Sauron



      says here it's not official though.


      I don't see much of a point when Ubuntu MATE exists and is very well made but hey.

    2. MEC-777


      @Sauron Not "official", my mistake. Fixed. ;)

      Cinnamon is not like MATE though. I love Cinnamon, but MATE has always looked and felt "dated", IMO. I know a lot of people like MATE and that's fine - it's all part of the wide range of options we have with Linux. But after trying to use and get used to MATE, I just can't. It's just not for me. Cinnamon, though, is near perfect for me. Those two DE's aren't similar enough, IMO, to render one or the other redundant. They're quite different.

    3. Sauron


      Well both MATE and Cinnamon are Gnome 2 forks and look pretty similar, how good they look depends on the theme pretty much. Those window decorations for instance look like default Breeze and you can use them on MATE quite easily.




      I'm also willing to bet that "kimmo" theme can be easily installed and used on MATE as well, which would result in a desktop that looks basically identical to that screenshot.


      Not that I'm complaining, more choice is always good, I just wouldn't invest my time in making it.

  2. Floor is the best vocalist they've had, IMO. She has the most range and can sing operatic or just belt it with ease. Amazing talent.
  3. MEC-777

    MEC's Minimalist Wallpapers

    Here, you'll find a collection of desktop wallpapers for minimalist UI enthusiasts. Decided to start creating my own after having a hard time finding wallpapers for specific Linux distrobutions that suited my tastes. Most of these will be for Linux Mint and various popular distros, but I can make others with different logos by request (same for other resolutions). Feel free to download, use and share. Cheers.
  4. MEC-777

    dog thread

    Happy Birthday, Jessie! And Jaba and I share the same birthday.
  5. Alright, so the ol' Thinkpad can't really run any games... sort of. lol


    *Edit: System specs for those interested.

    ThinkPad T410

    i5-540m 2C/4T (hyperthreaded)

    8GB DDR3 1066MHz

    Nvidia Quadro NVS3100M 256MB

    480GB SSD

    1440x900 14" display

    Linux Mint 19.3(beta) Cinnamon


    It did run Day of Defeat Source in the 30-40fps range, but that was at 480p and the lowest settings. Barely playable.

    Spintires, to my surprise, actually started and sat at the main menu at a whopping 1fps. Turned the resolution down to some weird 800x something or other, and all setting to low and effects off. At that point I was actually able to drive a truck around at a "cinematic" 10-15fps :P.


    Of all the other games and benchmarks I tried (Wreckfest, Rocket League, Holo Knight, 3Dmark), they just crashed on launch. lol.


    Managed to record some gameplay of DoD, which surprised the heck out of me, that it was even capable of that. Mind you, playing while recording was a complete slide-show. 


    Was fun trying to see what it could do none-the-less.




    Mmmm, 480p...




    CPU bottleneck much? (while running Spintires)






    DoD gameplay footage (hopefully you can view it):



    And here you can see the CPU pegged while recording, LOL.



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    2. Ryan_Vickers


      PS if you do game, I believe Factorio should run fine given the right settings (which conveniently don't really make a big difference visually anyway).  The devs are really good for obsessing over efficiency in a way too many games don't seem to bother with these days.

    3. Levent


      That machine sounds like a perfect Linux machine. It does everything but gaming just fine, (like my N3060 laptop)

    4. VenomZ_


      Use eGPU setup 

  6. @amdorintel @Matacks Let's keep it on-topic, thanks.
  7. I would not be able to wait that long to open and set it up, lol. Good luck to you. And nice deal!
  8. Throwing a bunch of games on my practically 10-year old laptop (T410) to see how well they will run. Should be good for a few lolz. Some games I doubt will even run, but I'm curious as to what an i5-540m and Quadro NVS3100m is capable of in 2019... ;)

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    2. MEC-777


      Installed Wreckfest... feeling optimistic, lol.

    3. MEC-777


      Well, it was able to hit over 100fps on the menu in DoD:source, 1440x900 on high settings. Can't connect to any game servers here at work, so will have to wait until I get home to actually try running the game.

      3Dmark just got stuck on the loading screen for a while, so I gave up on that one, lol. Will try Unigine Heaven and Valley.


    4. MEC-777


      Oh and the CPU was running upwards of 85 degrees on the menu as well^^, lol.

  9. I like it, just need to ditch the RGB. Has a really nice sport-bike look to it.  @TVwazhere thoughts?







    1. Den-Fi


      I wish they would do versions without the orange. It's gotta be so prohibitive so an already prohibitive design unless you feel like going through the hassle of painting it. Can't wait to see what modders do with it though.

    2. TVwazhere


      Personally I was never crazy about the Original Conqurer, (although JayzTwoCents's build did make the case look really cool)

      Styling is subjective, and like @Den-Fi always says, the best thing about RGB is that you can turn it off ;) 

    3. Den-Fi



      Best RGB build.


      Also, yes. That's why I said can't wait to see what modders do with it lol.

      Not looking forward to seeing a GTX 1660 and Kraken X52 on PCPP.

  10. Couldn't wait. Jumped onto Mint 19.3 beta. And even though it is a beta, it's still properly stable and everything "just works" as intended. :)





  11. Can you provide a link to the exact model?
  12. Wallpaper gallery is now up. :)



    1. wkdpaul


      Interesting, we do get notifications about Gallery uploads when following a user ! (seriously, I wasn't aware ! lol)

  13. Looks awesome. RGB is meaningless to me, lol. Function > fashion, any day.
  14. More pics of the PC, please? Amazing how much performance you can stuff into such a tiny box these days.