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  1. Sounds a bit like WinRAR... They have an option to dedicate a certain amount of space to what amounts to a recovery volume, although when I can get seven zip for free I would never use winrar except for the executable creation myself but it is an option... And I haven't actually heard of your option specifically but it sounds like it should work as good or better than the WinRAR option... Although, that won't fix the guy's current situation assuming that this is more than just a scenario and something that actually happened...
  2. You can easily store stuff in archives, but due to that exact problem, if it's an important archive, that you have to have, then I would save both the new and old copy, and if the new copy doesn't extract properly, then I would try to extract those missing files from the old copy of the archive, and if that works, then it was a copying issue... now for a bit of advice for archive users in general... If it's a game, or other application, I would suggest redownloading the torrent, or other file, or else, better yet, just buying the game or other software, assuming that it isn't free to begin with... Also, if it's that important, I'd make a backup every time you build large 7z files
  3. @Eigenvektor @DakotaWebber Thanks for your thoughtful input, both of you... I will see if anybody else has any constructive criticisms or things they might do differently on the project, But I definitely liked both of your comments the best so far... The room that I am planning on using the fans in, isn't going to be that very big and I figure a 7 by 18 or so foot space really doesn't need something that moves like a thousand cubic foot of air or possibly even close to that... And as for the one comment where it was mentioned about the noise, I really don't care about the noise because more than likely I'm going to have either speakers going or headphones on and I actually don't mind the noise like some might... And the other comment regarding how hard it is to wire in, I will say that since I don't actually have a ceiling put in yet, and it is still as I mentioned open studs, the whole wiring it in is the easy bit, because if need be I can just run wires right through the studs, and as I said before I can always just hook a bunch of cable mod or other brand splitters and extensions together... However, the question still stands as to whether the power attenuation would cause a perceptible voltage drop, and/or RPM drop as it got closer to the end fan??? I have already mentioned it before, but because I did receive one comment basically stating how idiotic the idea was and that there were reasons people did not do that, I will say it again, that if anyone wants to say that it won't work, they are welcome to, as long as they provide the evidence and/or documentation for their belief that it will not work. And since I have done it myself with a single fan although not necessarily a computer fan, as it was slightly larger I think, and since I have heard and seen pictures of other people doing it, as well as me adding one in my uncle's approximately 5 ft by 12 ft give or take fishing Shack albeit a smaller fan, which he finds to work just perfect for him in the winter, I can safely say that while a lot of people don't do that, it's not something that "isn't done" as the one person pointed out... the only issue is that, Even though it is done, I haven't seen anybody specifically say or show, how they did it or any information as to how well it works, aside from my experience with a single fan, and my uncle's experience with a single fan...
  4. I've done this in my room with just one computer fan and guess what??? It worked just fine and I actually rather like the feeling of a large windy rush of air hitting my face when my room is like 100° inside, But to each their own, and besides it's not like I would need to feel that anyway, because when the ceiling is six or seven feet tall, and I'm sitting at something more like 4 ft in height then if it's 6 or 7 or 8 ft tall I'm probably not going to feel the air anyway but believe me you when I say that just that one fan in my room made that much of a difference to me and my room was like 7-ft by 12-ft or something like that...Of course, it wasn't on the ceiling, but it was pointing down at my face or in my general objection and I could move it out of the way if I wanted...
  5. It's a fish house... You hook them up to your truck, and you go out onto a frozen lake something you might not be familiar with depending on where you're located, and you drop a hook down a frozen hole to catch fish... That's literally supposedly the purpose of that... And yes some models do come with air conditioners, and in fact if my uncle gets a new one he plans on having air conditioning and big screen TV and all that put in it if he can afford it... Them f****** are expensive(So obviously, he can't afford it) Of course, all I have is my uncle's word that that is a friend of his fish house but he does know fish houses, and as you can see whether it's a fish house or not it does have case fans in it that the guy does run and they seem to work really well for him... But again I am assuming that because it was nearing winter time at the time and my uncle saw a post from a friend of his where he actually did that to what he told me was a fish house I am assuming that because he said that it was a friend's fish house it had to be a friend's fish house... And not to mention that that fish house kind of sort of looks like my uncle's fish house except a lot cleaner and no cabinet on the wall although I have seen models that do have cabinets on the walls so yeah... Also, that bed in the background is a standard fish House bed I have had plenty of experience with them so I should know because my uncle has had plenty of them and I have gotten one or two of them off of him and in case you're wondering they generally suck because they're not a standard size and if the house you're putting them in is too small you have to almost curl up into a ball to fit
  6. Hey guys... I have an idea I've been wanting to try, and I'm wondering if it will work... I have a picture I uploaded to this post, of a fan setup my uncle's friend did for their fish house, to use as ceiling fans and, not pictured, I did a single fan setup where it sits sideways in my uncle's fish house and he seems to find a benefit of some kind for it and I'm wondering if such a thing might work for a shop that's around 7-ft by 18-ft... Also remember, that the shop isn't currently finished, as it is in a barn that is basically all studs with the exception of the outer shell in other words it looks more like a pole barn than it does a actual barn, on account of it's still unfinished... Also uploaded, is a couple of pictures of what it might look like when it is completely finished... Also notice that the fans appeared to be hovering in midair a few inches down from the ceiling, and that will not be how it will end up working on account of the obvious fact that It's completely impossible for a fan to hang down with nothing attached to hold it in place, and have it function as desired... It will however if I can get it to, work slightly better than or at least look better than the one picture taken in a fish house... One thing you will notice is that there is that weird light in the corner of the room, and that is actually a light strip in case anybody wonders... I'm hoping I can get it to where the light strips provide enough light to where I can do computer building or fixing or any of that without needing extra light although if I needed extra light I probably would have a couple of RGB strips or something above my work area... It's mainly just something to where I can avoid as much light as I can in the setup itself of the ceiling, although, I may do either a light loop or a similar design fan or perhaps a cheap fan off of Amazon like what Jay's two cents tested, although I would have to figure out how to get it hooked up properly to the fan hubs that it comes with, although I will say whether I use a cheap fan or an expensive fan it would be kind of sweet if you ask me, to use one that could somehow, change colors... Perhaps have somebody make me a raspberry pi on the cheap or something that would control the lights, And I was already thinking a PWM controller for the actual fans but then the question becomes is there is such a thing as a fan cable being too long and then the fans would then start to lose speed with the power loss over the cable length without having any boosters which I assume there is no such thing for this purpose... Sorry for the long rant on all that, but it is something that I'm hoping somebody here might understand and might have some knowledge of... But before somebody posts about just using a ceiling fan, I am a computer geek, and therefore just having a couple of plugs hanging off the ceiling, that I can plug a ceiling fan into and then screw it to a couple of pegs or something hanging off the ceiling to me seems to be a more unique way of doing it than having even say a low profile actual fan... I know it would actually be probably less expensive to just have an actual fan, but again it's a PC nerd cave, for lack of a better term, that would also serve as a PC part storage room and as such I want it to be kind of unique... Mainly what I'm looking for, in an answer, is whether somebody with some knowledge on this subject thinks this could work, and if it could work, what the best way to implement it would be... I know I can get extenders and splitters and stuff off of cablemod.com, but generally they are only in as much as 3-ft lengths or something like that last I checked, so I'm sure that would get kind of spendy if I went that route, But if I did go that route, then I could have a splitter which would have one end hanging down through a small hole in the ceiling, and possibly be glued into place or something for the fan to connect to, the only other real problem would be when I hooked up the pwm controller, The one I'm looking at is ran by SATA power, So really the only two ways to do that if I went with the PWM controller route would be to either wire up a serial ATA power cable into a 12-volt line going back to my junction/fuse box using a similar setup to what an RV does, with a 12-volt circuit, or possibly if I did a raspberry pi type controller, for the LEDs or whatever, I could have it control that as well possibly but again I have no idea if any of this would work which is where you all come in... One last thing before I send this post off is the fact that I would not need a full 17-ft of wiring length because obviously I would only be using five fans to go from one end to the other, and I would not be going all the way to the other end however if I did go with a PWM controller or some other controller way of controlling it, I would have some kind of a controller sitting on my desk whether it be a pi or something else, And so figuring approximately seven or eight foot of height in the room, minus the height of the desk unless I decide to put the raspberry pi or whatever controller, on a shelf above the desk which then instead of being an extra 4 ft might only be 2 ft depending on how close to the ceiling I put it... So figure maybe 14 ft of distance from one end of the line to the other as a guess... Also, I might not do five fans in either direction, I might only do four or I might do six I really don't know what my number's going to end up being but I just had this idea in my head of putting fans on my ceiling because it might not be cheaper necessarily than to get a cheap ceiling fan but it just to me anyway sounds cooler... So anyone with constructive criticism, or ideas on how to actually make this work are definitely welcome to add their thoughts... I would prefer if nobody told me that it isn't going to work, without backing it up with data to prove that it won't work...(note that all the fans have to do is move the air around in the room, as that is their sole purpose)
  7. My uncle knows a guy who uses them in his big fish house, And besides that, my uncle uses one that I made for him in his fish house, and it works just fine to move the air around... Besides, my shop is only 7 ft by 18 ft or something like that So obviously it's not that much of a space to cool and all that so just five down the center and maybe five where I'm going to be at going the other direction on the one end and that would be all I would need, But I'm going to start a thread on that to see what other people think... And by the way, I don't think I have it handy but I do have a picture somewhere of the person's setup in his fishing shack, and in case it wasn't clear, yes I mean my shop... Oh and by the way, I don't mean in the ceiling, I mean hanging down a few inches from the ceiling... That is generally how those setups work...
  8. Lol... I'm still going to find a use for the fan... I actually think I already have a use for it but I'm not 100% sure on that... When I get my shop in the barn figured out, I'm going to put some PWM fans if I can figure it out up on the ceiling, as kind of a PC themed ceiling fan setup... I'll be using a PWM controller, again, if I can figure out how to hook it up to the electric or the computer or however I decided to do that, because it does need 12 volts so I'm not sure how I would when I'm wiring in everything figure that in... also, my shop thank God, will likely have air conditioning when I'm done so yeah... Definitely where I'll be storing my computer, and possibly have a bit of a mattress or something out there too for those all night benders when I'm playing games to high heaven...
  9. Exactly my thought at the time... I was getting ready to build a new computer and figured at the very least I'd have two if not three fans that would work really good in said new computer... I did get that computer built too although I may still upgrade from the stock 3900X cooler because I would rather not be at 75 to 80 degrees Celsius under load even if I'm in a hotter environment such as Minnesota... I realize I'm not like in Arizona or something but still when it gets these very few days of the year where it hits 90 or 100 degrees and even when it's not 90 or 100 degrees Fahrenheit the house has no air conditioning so obviously the room it's currently in sucks for air and is always hot so yeah
  10. What do you think??? 2 NZXT rifle bearing fans, and a ll120 fan, as well as 2 unused SATA connectors, for 15$ good price???
  11. Okay... Here's the story of that fan and I'll try to make this quick... First of all, you were saying you didn't know what model, and it is a light loops 120 fan... But it is a black fan that has the product number of the white fan of all things... I don't know why the product number would match with a white variant but whatever... How I picked up the fan, was this, I was helping set up our church garage sale, and I saw a PSU box, that said Corsair, so I picked it up, and took a look in it... It had two NZXT fans the rifle ball bearing ones, and one ll120 fan... The lady asked me what it should be priced and I said that the one fan probably would be 30 bucks brand new and the other two maybe 15 a piece and the lady said would 15 bucks work, And I said I'll take the lot... Box and all... Also, I found out later there was a baggie presumably from the motherboard that came with the computer that presumably that stuff originally was for, that had two SATA port cables in it, in unused condition... The fan from Corsair, was in its packaging as far as what comes with an individual fan, but in talking to Corsair they say that probably originally came in a three pack with the commander or some other controller device... And if you ask me, 15 bucks is a pretty cheap price for three pretty good fans...
  12. Lol... Well... Like I say, I won't have the problem of needing to worry about that particular Corsair fan because it no longer has the RGB cable because as I said I cannibalized it for the other project because I wanted to make sure that that light strip would work... The really stupid thing is, is as far as I'm concerned anyway the fact that they actually sell that old style of ARGB lighting although it did say on the box that you are supposed to get some kind of a RGB hub or something to use it but I still don't think that they should be using that old style even if it is only supposed to be hooked up to some kind of an ARGB hub... I know the regular RGB lights were sold In a "kit" where this wasn't, so obviously, I figured it would be plug and play, but I had to hook up my jerry rigged connector, at least until I get my factory made one... Funny thing though on the Corsair light loops fan... I actually had that problem where it was just a dim red color and wouldn't change to any other color or any of that... That's part of the reason why I cannibalized it... I couldn't find any information on them so I just said f*** it I'm going to just cannibalize it, so it currently has no RGB wires even... Maybe I should have not cut them so close but I did because I didn't want to have any wires hanging out past the fan... And the fan does work although I haven't tried it since I cut off the RGB cable, but it should still work... Not that I didn't know that I could run it off of the motherboard, because I have been in touch with Corsair and they said that I could although it would be very very extremely hard and of course they wouldn't give me the how to do that so that was kind of something I had to try to find on my own I used to be able to find stuff on Google very easily but now with all these different names that things have it's getting harder and harder to find things unless you know exactly what you're looking for because everything's so technically named now...
  13. Honestly, I don't really know the story either and technically if you must know, I did not do any soldering because I'm not a soldering guy but I did electrical tape it off so it's not quite so you know no electricity touching and all that cuz I don't want no arcing or anything going on and I don't want it touching the case so I do though have the actual converter ordered so it's not like I don't have it It's just that I wanted to try it out and I don't have a commander pro or whatever for the fan so I just thought F it if I use the fan then I won't use the lighting that's on it because apparently it requires a node pro or something to go with it... And it was just something I picked up at a garage sale for like five bucks anyway so who cares...
  14. Yes... They are ARGB, and although I haven't got my adapter that I purchased in the mail yet, I did convert from three pin to four pin by using an old new RGB corsair light loop fan and cannibalizing the RGB cable, And it does do what ARGB lights do so aside from cable mod actually labeling the package ARGB the three pin which by the way as you yourself stated was ARGB and has apparently been thankfully replaced by the four pin that's actually a three pin, I know for a fact since I know what an RGB versus ARGB plug looks like... I use regular RGB all the time in my house so I know the difference between ARGB and RGB my problem was which I fixed at least temporarily, since I used a Jerry Rigged solution, is that my motherboard has the four pin connector with the one pin snipped off whereas my light strip has that old gigabyte three pin connector that I don't know why it's being sold if it is as you say so old and not used anymore... It's actually referred to as ARGB version two on the motherboard and honestly I don't know what the lights said on the package aside from ARGB, so I don't know if it's version 0 version 1 version 2 version 3 hell It could be version 40 for all I know... In case you're wondering, I snipped one of the middle two wires, on the end of that I was hooking up to my ARGB connector on the lighting side that way it would be three pin to three pin then all I had to do was plug the cable in the right direction...
  15. Buying new padding is actually a thing??? hmm, never thought of that... I'll have to look into getting a CV1 model if I can find one for cheap... Assuming it might play half-life Alyx... I would definitely use a valve controller if I had one but yeah them things on the whole are expensive
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