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About Benajim117

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom - Peterborough
  • Interests
    Music (prog rock, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, David Bowie)
    Soundtracks for games and film
    Any kind of technology (Obviously 😃)
    Older computer systems (lates 80s, early 90s)
    Lego, it's good stuff
  • Biography
    Been interested in tech for as long as I can remember and I found this forum really useful when i was first getting started.
    Now hopefully i can help some other people on here to learn to love tech.
    VMs and Networking are my thing along with any kind of hardware, its just so good.
    Favourite Game: Halo 2 or Wolfenstein 2 (cant decide)
    Favourite Song: Time by Pink Floyd
    Favourite Windows Version: XP, its a classic
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ (yes, laptop until my desktop is fixed)
  • Motherboard
    Clevo something or other / Asrock something
  • RAM
    8GB Corsair Value select DDR4 / 16GB Corsair RGB
  • GPU
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050TI / GTX 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Clevo / NZXT H500i
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 2TB Seagate Baracuda Pro (In laptop and Desktop)
  • PSU
    600w Corsair modular
  • Display(s)
    1 x Generic 1080p 1 x Samsung 1440p Monitor
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212
  • Keyboard
    Ducky One 2 TKL
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Wireless earbuds, Built in speakers and some Bose Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro /Windows 10 insider Preview/ZorinOS Tripple Boot 😉

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  1. I too live in the uk and just ordered one of the shirts the other day. I chose the cheapest option of $7 for shipping and the item arrived within a week. It was something like Canada small parcel international air. Theres nothing wrong with the cheap option.
  2. Thanks for the reply(s) guys. As I said in the original post I'm not looking into the hackintosh side as much as I also need to gain experience maintaining and upgrading the hardware (I've heard they can be a bugger to work on). I appreciate the support and info though in the event I do decide to tackle a hackintosh
  3. What kind of scrap yard? Where? I've heard of places like what has been described overseas but not so much here in the uk
  4. I'm a student/tech enthusiast and something that has held me back when applying for jobs is my lac of knowledge concerning macOS and apple hardware. I'm looking to purchase a cheap mac mini (probably no older than 2010 as it would be beneficial to get it running Mojave). Does anyone know of a cheap way of getting a mac mini or similar machine (Preferably in the UK) for around £100 or under. I know its a tall ask but I wouldn't mind bringing a malfunctioning machine back into shape (in fact I would thoroughly enjoy it) Thank you for your time!! After thought: I have looked into the hackintosh route but my hardware wouldn't be the best suited to it and i am also looking to gain experience with the hardware. I have also used macOS in vmware through using the macOS patcher but the experience isn't the best and again i am looking to learn about the hardware as well.
  5. All the service packs from XP to 7 are on there. There's no service packs for 2000 or earlier but these can be obtained from WinWorld anyway. The catalog is just an archive of old/current windows updates, patches, drivers and hot-fixes. Its got stuff ranging from 2000 to 10 I believe and includes stuff for server,enterprise and embedded editions of windows as well as the standard consumer versions. So, not quite all EoL versions but most of them that need the patches/ are still used. Its really useful and I'm surprised MS don't promote it more
  6. Ah sorry, I don't think I can directly link to the download page as it comes up in a pop up window. Here's a link to the search page with Service Pack 3 right at the top: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=Windows XP Service Pack 3
  7. Would you say its better to contact ducky directly (Considering they are a foreign company) or go to the company i bought the board from (Overclockers UK)
  8. I have a ducky One 2 TKL Keyboard that I've had for about a month and a half and I love it. However, i think there may be a problem with the board. I've been trying to map FN+Home and FN+End to volume up and volume down but I don't think the macros are working correctly. Sometimes the macro will map and sometimes it wont, if it does then it might be "sticky" and continually send the macro (meaning my system becomes stuck at full volume or muted) until I am forced to reset the board to stop the behavior. The caps lock light also dosn't flash at all while recording macros, which i have read it should. I'm quite new to mechanical keyboards with fancy macro features so I'm looking for some advice really as to what to do and how to solve the problem.
  9. I know this question has just been answered but id like to add something just for the record. You can still download service packs directly from Microsoft. You do this by going to the Microsoft update catalog. you can search for any update you like and id say its the safest way to obtain these older updates. Here's a link to SP3 on there https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/ScopedViewInline.aspx?updateid=60b990a0-6efa-47be-8f5a-7df2c402583e
  10. Yes, I can play audio through the mixer and it is recognised as an input in the settings app.
  11. Thanks for the reply but this isn't really what I'm looking for. I really need to know how to set up the mixer to take audio from an input, say a synthesizer a guitar and a mic, and then send that over USB to record in abelton. I have everything setup on the board but i need to know how to configure everything in ableton and get the recording set up on that side. Thanks for the help though
  12. I have recently acquired a Behringer Q802 USB Mixer and i want to use it to record audio in ableton live 10. I have no idea what i need to do in ableton to start recording from it. I already have the ASIO drivers installed. I have poked around in the audio devices under abletons preferences but i cant see my mixer in there. Maybe Im just being dumb. Any help with getting the mixer to show up in ableton so i can record from it would be much appreciated. I am a beginner with all this audio stuff so please forgive and silly mistakes. Thank you in advance
  13. The extra Vram of the 6GB would help with that and perhaps allow higher texture detail than you get already in other games. That said, as other people have mentioned the 590 is also a very good card and performs better than a 6GB 1060 (if i remember correctly) So that is also a good bet.
  14. Personally, I'd go for the ASUS 1060. I had a similar card at one point and it performed beautifully in games. It still holds up to games now at 1080p
  15. Long story short, i need to know what this peaces of code does and i cant figure it out myself as i am not familiar with .vbs. Could anyone please help to explain line by line what this code does when executed in command prompt. cd %tmp% && copy con rickyou.vbs While true Dim oPlayer Set oPlayer = CreateObject("WMPlayer.OCX") oPlayer.URL = "https://pixelcoding.nl/download/rickroll.mp3" oPlayer.controls.play While oPlayer.playState <> 1 ' 1 = Stopped WScript.Sleep 100 Wend oPlayer.close Wend ## CTRL + Z is pressed here apparantly ## copy con volup.vbs do Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WshShell.SendKeys(chr(&hAF)) WScript.Sleep 10 loop ## CTRL + Z is pressed here again apparantly ## start rickyou.vbs && volup.vbs the part i think i have worked out is the last part. i believe it sets the volume in windows to 100% and then loops continually to keep the volume at 100%. Obviously the last line starts both the scripts. And just for the record I am aware that this is part of a Rick Roll. Thanks in advance for any help given.