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  1. Cavalry Canuck

    Will Cat 6 & Power Cables 12” Apart Be a Problem?

    Thanks for the reassurance guys. I take it if the power cables wont be much of an issue, having some runs adjacent to the steel ventilation system wont cause any hard either?
  2. Hi folks, I am installing a CAT 6 jack in an area of the house near the breaker box, so the electrical cable density is pretty high. Where I want to run the data cable through the floor, there is only a 24” gap between two different groups of 3 power cables (5 x 15A and 1 x 20A cable). I would like to space the ethernet cable so that it is 12” away from either power cable bundle. The Ethernet will be within 12” of each bundle and running parallel for 18”-24” before the electrical cables disperse to their various areas. Will this give me grief, particularly if I want to upgrade to a 10GB network in the future? It’s an otherwise very short Ethernet Cable Run (9’6”/2.9M). Partially related question; will running cables parallel to heating ducts cause issues? If so, what spacing should I seek to maintain? Thanks for your time!
  3. Cavalry Canuck

    How to Coax? 😭

    Well if the internet ever gets switched to cable, I’m sure installing a two-way splitter prior to the modem and the main splitter/amp wont be a big deal. As to the cabling itself, I’m thinking about going with the quad-shielded to prevent crosstalk.
  4. Cavalry Canuck

    How to Coax? 😭

    Reading this and other info online, I’m thinking I’m going to do it the same way I’m doing my ethernet. I’ll just run coax cables from Jacks in the locations where a TV would make sense to a dedicated patch panel on my rack with the appropriate keystones. From there I will just run a cable from the source box (be it satellite or cable) into the comms closet and do whatever splitting/amplifying is needed in there. I figure a 6-8 way splitter/amp combo will be sufficient. From there, just patch from the splitter to the jacks on the patch panel corresponding to where TVs will end up being mounted. This would also serve to make integrating a cable modem into the network easier, even if cable internet would be a downgrade. All potential TV mounting locations will be co-located with ethernet. So I intend on using combo wall plates similar to what our Norwegian friend posted above. What are your thoughts for that plan?
  5. Cavalry Canuck

    How to Coax? 😭

    So what exactly is the difference between cable and terrestrial television? And what is with the need for a Cable Box in every room? How would that work? When I had “cable tv” I just plugged the tv into the coax port in the wall and had access to every channel. Is it still just a matter of splitting runs from the signal source (be it satellite, cable, etc), but the box interprets the signal and establishes the channel; or, does each box need a dedicated, un-split run from the signal source? As to having the cable company guy come do it, that’s difficult to arrange with my work schedule. That and I don’t need to be paying for extra labour. My house is old enough that every time I open a wall up, there is a new surprise waiting for me. I’d hate for one of those (and the associated expense) to befall the poor cable guy. I’d likely run them all adjacent to my CAT 6 runs anyway, which is part of what prompted this question. If I am to do the Coax, I’d rather do it at the same time as the ethernet, rather than tearing into everything twice. Regardless of your thoughts on if I should, it’s something I’d like to do. I appreciate that you gave me perspective on where I need to start.
  6. Cavalry Canuck

    How to Coax? 😭

    Another day (well, night), another stupid networking question. In short: Is Coax still relevant? If so, how does one wire a house with Coax? In long/A bit of background: I haven’t used cable since 2006/16 years old. Ever since then all the home telecoms I’ve ever used has been over Ethernet/Wifi, which is why I am comfortable setting up a wired CAT 6 network, and when in doubt generally know what questions I need to ask. On the contrary, I have no idea what to do with Coax. I don’t even know what questions to ask, really. Do I need to worry about two-way data transmission? If so, do I need two cables on each run? What is the cable equivalent of a switch, modem, router, etc? Can I just use splitters on runs that go to the same room? All that nonsense. The house I am redoing only had two wall jacks that I could find, and both cables were terminated prematurely, despite there being a satellite dish and a cable connection from the main. So I don’t even have a basic example to work off of. I recall my childhood home had a television in every bedroom and living/playroom, so I know it’s possible. Truthfully I wouldn’t even be bothered if it were for myself; but, I will be renting this house out and want to ensure it has all the amenities expected of a 21st century residence. Thanks again for your time, Matthew
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    Do I need a managed or unmanaged Switch?

    Thanks. There should be no more than a single daisy chain. Each room is going to have 1 to 3 Jacks that each have their own dedicated Ports on the main network Switch. I just wanted to make sure things won’t get mucked up when a few 5-port Switches are plugged into Jacks that lead to say, Ports 2, 5, 7, and 13 on the main network Switch (which itself is going to be a 16/24 port Switch)
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    Do I need a managed or unmanaged Switch?

    Thanks. I suppose my concern is about how the traffic is going to be managed. If I have my primary network Switch feeding into a couple different local Switches, say one living room Switch, and three different bedroom Switches, how do the input and output signals all get to the right place?
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    Do I need a managed or unmanaged Switch?

    I’m building a wired network for a house I’m going to rent out. I anticipate/will encourage that my renters use table-top switches in lieu of wireless in areas where the number of items to be networked outnumber the number of wall jacks available (home entertainment, bedrooms with PCs & multiple consoles, etc.) Will an unmanaged Switch be up to the task, or should I consider a manageable Switch for my main network Switch? Either way, is there a caveat that the remote table-top Switches be of the same brand as the main network Switch, or is that irrelevant? Thanks for your time, Matthew
  10. Cavalry Canuck

    Can't get over 60 FPS

    Thanks. Looks like it was in display settings. I didn't realise you could manually alter demanded output. I figured it was always max possible. Thankyou!
  11. Cavalry Canuck

    Can't get over 60 FPS

    Hi folks, Having issues getting my setup to run at over 60 FPS. Have a 4970k on a MSI Z87GD65 Gaming Mobo, an MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X, display is a MAG241C. I get the monitor is a little anemic given the hardware in the PC, but I intend to run a triple-display setup once I have this figured out. Is there something I am missing to get it to display over 60 FPS on the regular? Thank you, Matthew
  12. Cavalry Canuck

    Used 4670k & 4790k Current Value?

    So I suppose this begs the question; why are Haswell chips so overpriced when compared to other generations?
  13. Cavalry Canuck

    MSI GTX 770 2GB Gaming Value?

    Perfect, that’s right about what I figured. Thanks guys!
  14. Cavalry Canuck

    MSI GTX 770 2GB Gaming Value?

    Hi Folks, Looking to offload my old MSI GTX 770 2GB Gaming card. I can’t imagine it is worth very much, but I’d like to know a fair value of it (in CAD, if possible) prior to listing it. Thanks, Matt
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    Used 4670k & 4790k Current Value?

    Yea I want to push the limits of this old hardware. I’ve got a 1080ti in the mail and that 4670k is going to be a bottleneck (I know the 4790k will be too, but decidedly less so). Doing this because I’d like this rig to last me a few more years before I finally buckle and do a whole new build when the RTX 21xx cards come out.
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