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Alex Atkin UK

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  • CPU
    i5 8600K @ 4.8Ghz
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4 2400
  • GPU
    GTX 1070 Ti @ 2Ghz
  • Case
    Fractal Design Node 304W
  • Storage
    500GB 960 EVO + 2.5TB WD Green
  • PSU
    Corsair 400W
  • Display(s)
    Acer 24" 4K IPS K242HQK
  • Cooling
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 (need a better one for that OC)
  • Keyboard
    Geezer Mechanical
  • Mouse
    Logitech G400
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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. Alex Atkin UK

    Home Network with NAS but no internet

    The best bet really is to connect the NAS directly over WiFi. If it can't support a WiFi adapter itself, you need some form of wireless bridge. They are less common these days as almost everything has WiFi, but you should be able to find them marketed for connecting none-WiFi capable TVs, etc. I'm only really finding Vonets (whoever they are) making them now. Although there are probably some more known brand versions on eBay. WiFi range extenders also often have this functionality I believe.
  2. Alex Atkin UK

    Linus' networking icon

    That's the OpenVPN icon when its running but not connected to a VPN. Notice the lock isn't entirely closed.
  3. Alex Atkin UK

    Question on splitting ethernet connections

    Just turn off DHCP on the router and it should work fine as a switch. Just don't use the WAN port, only the LAN ports.
  4. Alex Atkin UK

    Is my GPU usage normal?

    I certainly haven't seen it go above 1%. Maybe a temporary driver bug?
  5. Alex Atkin UK

    PCIE Passthrough to use GPU in virtual machine

    Bear in mind, unless you lock out CPU cores to the VM exclusively you WILL have latency issues, which will likely result in sound issues and stuttering in games. As such, I still dual-boot and just use the VM for occasional gaming or when I want to test something on Windows without rebooting.
  6. Alex Atkin UK

    Netgear RAX120

    Aren't all those features stuff that's coming in wave 2 so NONE OF THEM will support it this year?
  7. Alex Atkin UK

    Wifi Dual band and diversity - HELP?

    Not sure if its technically the reason for the naming, but usually the MAIN antenna is used for Bluetooth and WiFi, with AUX for WiFi only. I think the naming overall is just down to what the vendor decides as I I've seen some named 1,2 and 3x3 cards 1,2,3. As for diversity, just Google "wifi diversity", there are several very clear explanations.
  8. Alex Atkin UK

    WIFI range

    You'd really be better off with a proper mesh system if you need that many though. Range extenders are an imperfect solution if they are running entirely over WiFi as they halve your speed on the extender (wasting bandwidth on the primary). If you end up having to chain the third one off the second, it will be even worse.
  9. Alex Atkin UK

    A Console Gamers PC

    I was kinda the same having not had AMD since the old Athlon/Durons. I went with a 8600k but regretting it a little now as the the greater number of cores on Ryzen would have come in handy sometimes. I got a Ryzen 5 laptop recently which is half the price of an Intel of the same performance (and a better GPU to boot). Between those choices, I'd definitely go for the i7 as games will only get more multi-threaded over time. Like you said, if you never overclock there is zero benefit to the K CPU and tons to gain from the measley $20 extra.
  10. Alex Atkin UK

    90km Wireless link

    Thanks for sharing, its really interesting hearing what proper high-end installations are capable of.
  11. Alex Atkin UK

    Needs help with POE Device turns on and off over and over.

    Then let us re-phrase, not possible within PoE spec.
  12. Alex Atkin UK

    Is this a good crt

    Gaming from PC or consoles?
  13. Alex Atkin UK

    Overclocking an ryzen 5 2400g

    I'm still doubtful, I've seen posts about people trying to do just that by having their monitor plugged into the motherboard and using the dedicated GPU only when gaming. They had a hellova time trying to get it to work as its designed only for laptops.
  14. Alex Atkin UK

    Overclocking an ryzen 5 2400g

    Does it actually work Does it actually work like that though? I know with nVidia my RTX 2080 draws around 60W just sat in the PC idle (its not even hooked into the OS as I use IOMMU passthrough), even when using only the iGPU.
  15. Alex Atkin UK

    A Console Gamers PC

    Nothing really wrong with what you have chosen, other than if you want to save some money going Ryzen.