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About TimoHalofan

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    Timo Halofan#7092
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  • Interests
    Gaming, System building, networking, programming, system mangement, server mangement, virtualization
  • Biography
    Heya, I'm, Timo. I'm a tech enthusiast.


  • CPU
    Intel Xeon X5650 (4ghz)
  • Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth X58
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4 GB) DDR3-1600mhz, Kingston 8GB (2x4 GB) DDR3-1866mhz, Avexir Core Series MPOWER Red LED 8GB (2x4 GB) DDR3-2133mhz
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 1070 AERO 8G OC and ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon Rx 470 4GB OC
  • Case
    COSMOS II 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Storage
    240GB Kingston SSD and a couple TB HDD's
  • PSU
    LC-Power LC1000 V2.4
  • Display(s)
    HP Omen 25, HP LE2201w, Asus VW227, iiyama Pro​Lite E2280​HS
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Black Edition
  • Keyboard
    Sharkoon SkillerPRO
  • Mouse
    Razer Mamba Tournament Edition
  • Sound
    2.1 Sweex boxes + Logitech X-140 2.0 speaker
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. Depending on the device and how it is done I don't really mind it. However if it makes the performance/durability worse then I'd usually skip it/rather not have it.
  2. For me it started out with me getting old computers from people we knew which I'd smash apart (sorta wastefull ik but at the time I found it really fun). After a couple years one of my friends also had some decent IT knowledge which helped me get even more interested into IT. After that I just sorta went my own way with learning stuff myself and following a couple educations.
  3. Don't really build from scratch much. Have been upgrading here and there the last couple years however currently saving up for a upgrade that I hope will last me around 5 years excluding GPU upgrades
  4. Same. Current plans are either a AMD Ryzen 9 3900X or a AMD Ryzen 7 3700X with 32GB ram, M.2 SSD (most likely NVME) and a mid/high range mobo. But depending on how much time it's gonna take me to get the money I might only upgrade when the next platform rolls around.
  5. For me it mainly depends on: Money and goals/purposes I use the system for. Normally most of the time it's just a part by part upgrade however I am currently planning a big upgrade that I hope will last me a while
  6. My last workplace was a small IT support company. Most of our systems ranged from Core 2 duos to Core i5s. Our standard desktops (mainly used by first-line support and the administration department) had i3s 4gb ram and 500GB HDDs. But the systems used for second-line support mainly had random custom core 2 duo systems. I believe the system I used more for the second-line had: core 2 duo 4gb and some low-end GeForce card while the system I used at the repair department had Athlon x2 6GB ram onboard Nvidia chip and a dedicated 7 series Nvidia GPU and a couple TB of storage.
  7. So I had the most random issue today/yesterday. Am using Visual Studio for all my C# applications and sadly for one .Net Core project I use VS to compile it (tried using the command-line to just compile the whole thing to an executable format but I had some issues and I really need to try again at some point). Anyway, I logged into my server to see the entire UI of Visual Studio (besides the resource and debug tabs) be gone. Turns out in the end that somehow the GPU driver caused the issue (which somewhat sucks since the AMD 5350 doesn't officially support Windows server so if the wo
  8. I used to be a mess but I've been trying to get stuff organized properly as of late. On my server, as an example, I just have a software folder on my desktop and some text files (sometimes) for stuff I still need to do. On my main PC, it's still not the best but my overall file structure is quite organized
  9. LGA1366 i7's and Xeons still hold up really well. Core 2 Quads are also still decent enough for some gaming and light browsing. If the SLI support is there I'd argue the GTX 690 is still quite a decent GPU. And for normal usage older monitors are also still good enough.
  10. This tbh miss the good ol days where the more IO = pretty much better. Wouldn't even mind it if they become somewhat heavier. Honestly surprises me how many people I hear complaining about laptop weight at the moment.
  11. Currently trying to save up for an upgrade (CPU (and most likely cooler), mobo, ram, GPU (probably) and storage) but for the time being, the system is still working well. The CPU despite its age is still holding up quite well in games. Mostly use this system for multitasking and gaming with some streaming, coding virtualization and video/photo editing from time to time. Might end up throwing the RX card into another system and putting a 1050 in here since it's been causing some issues. Specs: Xeon X5650 (4ghz), Asus Sabertooth X58, 24GB ram, MSI GeForce GTX 1070 AERO 8G OC and ASUS ROG ST