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PorkishPig

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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in WD HDD 1TB Clicking Noise (Video)   
    You what?! It's over. If there is data on it that you need, send it into a professional recovery service.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from minibois in Linus exclaiming Tax deduction on the Wan Show   
    I think you're looking for this video?
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from wkdpaul in How did you start working in tech?   
    I worked with a hiring agency to secure a entry-level help desk position for a manufacturing company.
     
    It didn't pay well, but the IT manager gave me autonomy. After about a year, I ended up with an entire resume page filled with tasks ranging from basic troubleshooting, to Windows Server administration, and software development. That experience got me a much higher level and better paying technical support job.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Mondale in How did you start working in tech?   
    I worked with a hiring agency to secure a entry-level help desk position for a manufacturing company.
     
    It didn't pay well, but the IT manager gave me autonomy. After about a year, I ended up with an entire resume page filled with tasks ranging from basic troubleshooting, to Windows Server administration, and software development. That experience got me a much higher level and better paying technical support job.
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    PorkishPig reacted to dual290x in How did you start working in tech?   
    There was a guy who worked for my dad at the local computer shop that did everything from personal PCs to a couple of million-dollar companies. He got a degree at the local university and learned a little but nothing was able to beat learning hands-on and going to certification classes. Because of his certifications and knowledge, he now works at the local hospital in a nice cushy position. The other guy left for the hospital as well. Formal education is nice but certifications are needed if you really want to make yourself stand out and move up the ladder.
     
    If I may suggest, start educating yourself on the software side of things. Hardware will only allow you to go so far.
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    PorkishPig reacted to Chris Pratt in Stock CPU cooler replacement   
    The Hyper 212 is not a "top-tier" cooler and never has been. It's just a decent option at a low price.
     
    The U12S is a very good cooler, depending on the CPU. You didn't specify what CPU you have though. The Redux version has exactly the same performance, FWIW, it's just noisier at the higher fan speeds.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in Tell me what I did wrong (or forgot) after I just spent $2,501.34 (headless gaming server)   
    You say the computer is going to be a headless gaming computer, but you have no graphics card listed. Do you already have one? Keep in mind that the R9 5900X has no onboard graphics.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Downkey in Tell me what I did wrong (or forgot) after I just spent $2,501.34 (headless gaming server)   
    You say the computer is going to be a headless gaming computer, but you have no graphics card listed. Do you already have one? Keep in mind that the R9 5900X has no onboard graphics.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Latvian Video in Tell me what I did wrong (or forgot) after I just spent $2,501.34 (headless gaming server)   
    You say the computer is going to be a headless gaming computer, but you have no graphics card listed. Do you already have one? Keep in mind that the R9 5900X has no onboard graphics.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from AbydosOne in Tell me what I did wrong (or forgot) after I just spent $2,501.34 (headless gaming server)   
    You say the computer is going to be a headless gaming computer, but you have no graphics card listed. Do you already have one? Keep in mind that the R9 5900X has no onboard graphics.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Mel0nMan in Tell me what I did wrong (or forgot) after I just spent $2,501.34 (headless gaming server)   
    You say the computer is going to be a headless gaming computer, but you have no graphics card listed. Do you already have one? Keep in mind that the R9 5900X has no onboard graphics.
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    PorkishPig reacted to Kilrah in Windows 11 leak [General megathread]   
    Oh my, finallyyyyyyyyy a miracle has happened
     

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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Andreas Lilja in Prices for the following   
    $300
    $1000-1100
    $160-180. Current listings are inflated, they aren't selling for $300.
    $20-25 sound about right.
     
    I determined the prices be using the "Sold Listing" function on eBay to see what people are actually paying for these items.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from nightmarevoid in Aurasync and iCue fighting for RGB control   
    If you want to write settings to the onboard profile, you'll need to use Hardware Actions and Hardware Lighting Effects instead of Actions and Lighting Effects. Once you write the profile to your Onboard Profiles, any modifications you made will take effect once iCUE has been closed.
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    PorkishPig reacted to davemc in [US] [Amazon] Keychron K6 Hot Swap RGB Aluminum 65% Mechanical Keyboard $61   
    The Keychron K6 65% hot swappable RGB mechanical keyboard (aluminum case version) is around $60 USD now since it is on sale and there is a $10 coupon.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZSYW45P/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2ZFQ8CYGWLPP0&psc=1

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    PorkishPig got a reaction from FakeKGB in Dual monitor question   
    Each output on your graphics card can be used for a single display. Your OS will control whether or not you will see a duplicate output on multiple monitors.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from DailyProcrastinator in Meshify C double front 140mms with full PSU shroud?   
    You can use two front 140mm fans without issue. I use two Noctua A14 fans in the front of my Meshify C.

     
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Zando Bob in Meshify C double front 140mms with full PSU shroud?   
    You can use two front 140mm fans without issue. I use two Noctua A14 fans in the front of my Meshify C.

     
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    PorkishPig reacted to justinsloan in Please sign this petition to force scalpers to sell GPUs at MSRP   
    As you have all seen, it is really hard to buy a graphics card at MSRP, in fact it is nearly impossible. For the reason that scalpers are going out and buying out the MSRP GPU market and reselling it third party for 3 or 4 times the average value. With this new RTX Technology which supports native ‘in card’ raytracing that gives enormous power into the workflow of CGI work and game creation; this technology is and its power is immense for some of these high end cards at affordable MSRP. Which is extremely fun and cool to have. And it seems that the fastest way to affording one is through a petition to force these third-party sellers, known as 'scalpers' to sell at MSRP, same for anyone selling anything that is used which would force it below that and open up the hoard of a market that is being kept from so many including myself. It is not fair to the consumer and it is not fair to the developers of this GPU technology that scalpers should be allowed to do this to the GPU market. So, I started this petition. I would be very grateful, if everyone would sign it and get as many others to sign the petition as they can. I would really like to be able to purchase graphics cards with ease at MSRP and I hope you do to. Here is the link to the petition. We need 10,000 signatures to force the American government to address it and 100,000 signatures to force it into debate into Congress. <link removed by staff>
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    PorkishPig reacted to ki8aras in What does it take to use Apple Watch with Android?   
    its not worth it bruv
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from Stahlmann in Did you actually ever save money with Honey?   
    I'll normally leave Honey disabled and only enable if I'm buying from Staples, where I'll get a guaranteed 2-3% Honey Gold cashback. I don't think I've ever had a valid coupon.
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    PorkishPig reacted to svmlegacy in Help Reviewing My New Home Server PC   
    For the dark mode users:
     
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from FakeKGB in Windows says my license will expire. I bought a new code and it wont accept it.   
    Are you currently using Windows 10 Pro? Going from Windows 10 Pro to Home is not a straightforward process, and will likely require a reinstall.
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    PorkishPig got a reaction from -rascal- in Is the Latitude 3120 any good?   
    That price is a scam. You can pick these laptops up for $80 in the US. Then again, you said your options are limited... Do you have any other options?
     
    For the same price, you could get a used 6/7th gen Lenovo X1 Carbon off of eBay.
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    PorkishPig reacted to AbydosOne in Liqid Element LQD4500   
    I think they fall squarely in the "if you have to ask, it's more than you can afford" territory.
     
    Besides, why do you need that kind of performance for a NAS? HDDs are almost always enough performance for the average small NAS.
     
    EDIT: If I didn't already know what you meant, I'd have no idea what a "liquid honey bagger" was... 😅
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