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About B16CXHatch

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  • Birthday Apr 15, 1988

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  • Interests
    Computers/Tech, Gaming (on anything), Automotive, Cartoons/Anime, Comics/Manga (not Marvel or DC Stuff)


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi
  • RAM
    XPG Spectrix D41 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600 17-18-18-38 (Samsung B-Die)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define C TG w/ Corsair ARGB strip
  • Storage
    Samsung 980 Pro 500GB x2, Samsung 870 Evo 1TB, Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
  • PSU
    SeaSonic Focus Plus Platinum 850PX
  • Display(s)
    #1 LG UltraGear 32GK650G 32" 144/165Hz G-Sync VA Monitor
    #2 Acer K272HUL Dbmidpx 27" 1440p IPS Monitor OC'd to 75Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A Cooler, Noctua NF-A12x25 x5 (CPU x2, Intake x2, Exhaust x1)
  • Keyboard
    HyperX Alloy Elite RGB (MX Blue) with HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum,
    Glorious Model D Matte Black Mouse
  • Sound
    Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional,
    Pioneer VSX-324 Receiver + S-22W-P Subwoofer (from an Home Theater IAB set),
    Klipsch ProMedia Satellites (from ProMedia 2.1 set),
    Schiit Audio Magni III Headphone Amp,
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Closed-back Bluetooth Headphones with Wicked Cushions Leather + Velour ear pads
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (don't have an actual laptop, this is close enough)
  • Phone
    OnePlus 7 Pro

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  1. That's called an RF Modulator. The easiest thing to do is switch to composite cable, but @Vitamanic's solution would be even better assuming it doesn't introduce any kind of input lag. Of course, hooking up to any modern TV is going to introduce some input lag regardless of the connection. That's part of why I keep old CRTs around (that and older systems generally look better on them).
  2. For 2016, yes. It just adds leather and Navigation over the EX. Really, I would have preferred an EX but when you are buying used, you can't be as picky. Actually, for 2021, EX-L is back to being the highest trim. For 2016-2018 it was just LX, EX, and EX-L then in 2019 they added Sport between LX and EX and Touring at the top. Then it appears they removed Touring for 2021. But yeah, they all have the 1.8L SOHC iVTEC R18Z9 engine. Basically a minor evolution of the original R18A1 first seen in the 8th Gen Civic. Not a bad motor but I do wish it had just a little more punch
  3. My daily is a 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L AWD in Milano Red. It's got over 150,000 miles on it, but I've only put about 1,000 of those on there. I picked it up dirt cheap thanks to those miles. Next cheapest HR-V or even Civic that new I could find locally was nearly $5,000 more. Interior is like new minus a small nick above the radio. Exterior looks great at 10-15 feet. Up close, you see all the rock chips and scratches but for 150,000 miles it ain't bad. I did a load of preventative maintenance right after buying it so it runs and drives like new. My other car is a 1996 Honda Civic CX H
  4. I think it might be discontinued but you may still find them for sale but I have three CyberPower 1325VA Pure Sinewave UPSs at home (I think the model is GX1325u). I have one for my PC, one for my HD/Digital Home Theater and Console setup and one for my SD/Analog TV and Console setup. They all give a enough juice to run a screen and system long enough for me save and quit a game and properly shut everything down and then some. I would look for something that's pure sinewave. I know modern PC power supplies tend not to like simulated sinewave UPSs too much because of Active PFC, but
  5. Most LCDs have a Zoom/Stretch function of some sort. Make sure that is disabled.
  6. The 1080? It wasn't even $600 new. It's an old ass card I've had for nearly four years. It's only worth anything now due to the shortages. Besides, I game on the HTPC too. Why would having a decent GPU in an HTPC be funny?
  7. I have at least nine assembled and fully functional systems, six of which are in use, that I can think of: 1. Main Rig (Ryzen 7 3800X / RTX 2080 Super) 2. HTPC (Core i7 4790K / GTX 1080) 3. SD HTPC connected to a CRT TV (Core i3 3240 / GTX 275) 4. Dad's Desktop (Core i5 2500K / GTX 770) 5. Dad's Laptop #1 - MSI Apache (Core i7 4710HQ / GTX 850M) 6. Mom's Laptop - Acer Aspire (Ivy Bridge Core i3 of some sort) Not in active use: 1. Dad's Laptop #2 - HP Pavilion (some early AMD A4) 2. Some old HP/Compaq system I rebuilt into a cardboard box seve
  8. It all depends on where you plug the adapters in really. Remember, the way powerline adapters work is similar to WiFi (mine even use MU-MIMO), just over powerlines instead of air. It's a combo of the wiring, sockets, which circuits they're plugged into, the amount of wire the signal has to go through, and the quality of the adapters themselves. Ideally, you want them on the same circuit. And if they are on different circuits, you want to have as little wire between the adapters and the breakers as possible. They also need to be plugged into the wall directly. No surge protectors, UPSs or power
  9. Got a Milwaukee M12 power ratchet, a couple of shirts, a hoodie, some candy, and a little cash. My mom said I was supposed to get one more present but it was back-ordered. It was a K-Tuned Circuit2 X Lean Back shifter for my Civic. I also bought myself an early, sort-of Christmas present, and that was a new daily driver to replace my 2007 Honda Fit Sport. I bought a 2016 Honda HR-V EX-L AWD. My left foot's been messed up for several months and daily driving a manual has been painful. Specifically, DD'ing that Fit was painful. Somehow it was far worse on my foot than my engine swapp
  10. Dude, I just searched .Hack// Quarantine (Vol 4) on eBay and holy shit. Glad I got these like 10-12 years ago.
  11. I'm super proud that I have the original .Hack// Volumes 1-4, mostly complete. The only thing I'm missing is the manual for Volume 1. I have the manuals for the other 3 and the cover art and DVDs for all 4. It was a frickin journey back in the day to get all of them without spending a fortune. My mom came in clutch on Volume 4 though. She doesn't have the slightest bit of interest in video games but heard me talk about looking for it one time and tracked down a copy for me for Christmas several years ago. Of course, she paid a decent chunk for a used PS2 game. They were typically around $10-20
  12. Fixed a computer for a friend that smoked one time. It was nasty, slow, and loud, but the main issue was actually a dead DVD drive. Before changing the drive, we took it outside and cleaned it with some air dusters and rags. Holy crap it was caked with good ole brown, sticky dust. After I got it back together, not only did it have a functional DVD drive, was significantly quieter and a little quicker. Working at the repair counter at a large office supply store for several years, I encountered many nasty and beat up computers. I saw one laptop that had been thrown against a wall th
  13. Bad caps. They sell recap kits for GameGears. It's an extremely common issue. Mine started doing that years ago.
  14. Put it on Craigslist or LetGo. We put up an old IBM PC XT 5160 for free on LetGo a couple of years ago and someone fairly local came and took it. They either wanted it for for a store decoration or a sort of museum piece. Can't remember which. Either way, they were putting it on display. If you were a little further south, I'd take it, but I ain't driving to Chicago for TV. Sorry.
  15. Specs of the first PC I actually learned to use, I don't remember super well but I do know it had a Cyrix 233 CPU, like 16MB or 32MB of RAM, a 2GB Seagate hard drive, and a Diamond Stealth PCI video card of some sort. If you wanna get technical, the first PC I actually interacted with was an IBM PC 5160 XT with an Intel 8088. I know it had a 10MB hard drive and a CGA video card, but beyond that I don't remember anything. I barely touched the thing. I didn't really understand command line until several years after my dad stopped using it. The specs of the first PC I ever built mysel