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  1. I hope I'm in the right place, sorry in advance if I'm not. I'm working on a project that'll be completed soon with my Nintendo Switch, I'm customizing the joycons as a gamecube controller. All I'm doing is replacing the outer shell with a purple shell and swap out the buttons to match the Gamecube theme. I found the purple pieces just fine, but its the buttons themself that's the issue. I can find one seller that makes Gamecube styled buttons on Ebay but they have nothing for the triggers, top, camera, and home buttons. I figured I can at least buy a complete white set, but I can't find those either. Thankfully the purple shell comes with a spare set of buttons but they're all black. How do I paint these to match the old Gamecube style buttons? I don't want a paint that'll wear out from constant mashing and it needs to bond with the plastic perfectly as if it came molded in that color. Any advice? Thanks.
  2. I'm looking to buy a headset with a good mic. My previous one was a Corsair HS50 and I loved it. It provided excellent sound and had a pretty good mic for whenever I made calls with it, which was a lot. Sadly I had them for a year and a half and they finally broke down. Been without a good set for 6 months and now looking for a new one. I need to find a good headset with a great mic since I will be using it to make business calls as well as discord. Sound has to be excellent for calls, music, etc. I really prefer wireless bluetooth with a aux port, not a usb dongle since I want to use it with my phone, plus if that breaks or gets lost the the whole headset is useless. If I cannot find a good replacement I"ll just go buy a new HS50. Budget is around $70 USD.
  3. In the US and the budget for the PSU would be around $30-$45. Just out of curiosity, are there any adapters for small server power supplys that allow power for a 8 pin gpu?
  4. I'm building a small custom eGPU box for some experimental projects I got planned ahead. I need to buy a power supply to power the graphics card. I was going to go with a 600w Corsair Sff one I had lying around but I had to use it for a different project. I don't even need 600w and I think 300-350 should be fine for what I need. The graphics cards would be changing around a bit so it'll be good to have a bit extra power incase a heavier duty card comes along. Are there any small power supplys that could solve this problem? I'm trying to build it as compact as I can but I know there has to be a limit for cooling. Thanks!
  5. I'm a Windows/Linux user and I've been a bit curious with Apple computers. Don't worry, I'm not going to the dark side, I just want to get one for the learning curve. I want to buy a used Mac computer to learn Mac OS, but I'm not looking at buying anything huge or stationary(granted the 2009 Mac Pro looks pretty juicy). I want to buy something small and inexpensive($50-$200) that has the potential for upgrades, SSD, higher quality processor, support for newer OS, ram configurations, external GPU via expresscard, etc. I don't know anything about Apple's computer products so I'm asking for help. I heard that there are some laptops to stay away from because of one thing or another, but I have no clue and don't want to buy a piece of junk. Macbooks or Minis might do the trick. This would simply be something for me to play with and I might use it for future Hackintosh projects. Thanks! I hope I'm not asking too much.
  6. Hi y'all! I'm working on a project which I hope would increase my 3D rendering capabilities. I got a laptop which I do all of my posing, settings, etc, and my goal is to send the scene via Remote Desktop to another computer I have ready for rendering. I got everything together and was able to successfully connect my two machines and was able to get the other machine to render. However, the experience on Remote Desktop was really disappointing. Everything was so slow when it came to small graphics tasks like changing camera perspective if I wanted to see something before rendering. How do I maximize Remote Desktop so that I could edit something effortlessly on the second computer if I have to? The laptop has a i7 6 core(9th gen I think) and a RTX 2060. The render machine has a Ryzen 2600x with a GTX 1070. Both computers have 16GB ram. One thing I will note is that both computers are connected via wifi. Maybe that has something to do there. I do plan on getting a used network switch for the studio, would that help? If so, what should I look out for on a budget? I'll probably be adding some more stuff later. Thanks!
  7. As the title states, what is the best software for monitoring temperatures? I've seen other channels use software tools during benchmarking, but I can't find out what they use. Anyone have any leads? OS I plan to use this on is Windows 10, Linux(using multiple so a one size fits all might help), and MacOS... so yeah, all of them.
  8. Title sounds a little weird so I'll explain. I just bought a Lenovo Legion Y540 RTX 2060. It's going to be my main computer whenever I'm on the road(which is a lot!), but I also have a more powerful self built pc at home. I took my SSD from my big rig and installed it in my new laptop. Boots and runs perfectly. It's great to use whatever I'm away from home or lounging in a different room. However, there are times when I need the extra power for my projects, but I want to keep them in one OS at all times. My Legion has a USB-C port(not Thunderbolt sadly) as does my big rig. Is it possible to connect the two via cable and boot my big rig from my laptop's SSD like a portable hard drive, or should I just swap the drive between the two? Having the drive outside the laptop like a passport is a no go.
  9. My computer situation should be fairly unique to the majority of this forum. I am a hobbiest 3D modeler and animator, thereby needing beefy hardware to run and render my creations. My current main build is a Ryzen 2700X on a MSI X370 Gaming Plus Motherboard, 16GB Corsair 3000, and dual EVGA GTX 980TI cards. My OS is stored on a Samsung Evo 860 SSD. My job (totally unrelated to my hobby)requires me to travel across the country, meaning that I am only home about 4 days per month. One way I was able to still work on my projects was to build a second, smaller pc (I'll call the Traveler)with a hotswap bay for my SSD. The Traveler build is a Ryzen 5 2600x on a ITX MSI B450 motherboard, 16GB Corsair 3000, and a GTX 1050ti low profile card. So far so good. I am able to successfully shut down my main PC and remove the SSD from it's hotswap bay and pop it in the Traveler's with no errors so far. Just have to wait on the drivers after the first boot. This solution solved my problem for a couple months, but now I have a different problem. While the Traveler has it's advantages and is doing ok, I'm stuck with only being able to use it if I'm near a monitor or tv. Not to mention it's kinda cumbersome and I must carry a keyboard and mouse too. What I need is a much more portable solution now. In short, I need to get a laptop. After setting a budget and looking around, I settled on getting a Lenovo Legion Y530 i7. It has the specs I need and I like the form factor. My problem and question, is it possible to use my SSD the same way I used it before? The SSD would fit right into the HDD slot. I understand I'm jumping from Team Red to Team Blue back and forth, but originally my main pc was a Intel machine before I moved to Ryzen. There is also the question if it would work due to the motherboards are made by different manufacturers. Could the issue(if there is one) be solved if I ran a script before I swapped to ease the process? Or is there a solution to just simply plug the Lenovo into my main pc via usb-c dock, and simply boot from there? Cloud is not a solution and I need to keep the same files with me on the OS drive. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
  10. There are way too many negative reports on this option. Are there any other options available or am I stuck with buying a cord whenever I get a chance. You would think that Google would even consider giving Android support for NTFS in the first place right? Imagine the possibilities. You could keep a hhd plugged into your Dex dock whenever you want to go into desktop mode.
  11. I got a bit of a problem. I have a Galaxy Note 9 512gb, and I need to move large files from my computer to my installed sd card. Upon plugging in my flash drive, I found that my phone could not read NTFS formatted flash drives. Normally I would just reformat the drive and just paste my content back in, but Fat files systems are not designed for multi gigabyte files despite it being a 120gb drive. I'm moving full length films and games to my phone so these are too much for Fat to handle. I don't have access to a type C to A cable(successful in the past), and I'm on the road a lot so stopping to buy one would be pretty difficult and Bluetooth transfer would take way too long. Is it possible to set up my phone to read NTFS devices?
  12. Long story short, I want to be able install multiple OS install media onto one 64GB Kingston USB 3.0 drive as opposed to buying a new stick every time I find a new distribution I want to try out. For example, for my newest build I want to install Debian, all I have to do is plug in the drive and choose from a list what I want to install to the target drive. Is it just as simple as partitioning the flash drive and installing the media and the motherboard BIOS would recognize the multiple boot options, or is there a different option with the same effect? Install OS of choice is Windows, multiple versions of Linux, and Hackintosh(though as finicky as it is would it be best for it to have it's own flash drive?). Thanks!