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Everything posted by Thermite

  1. I'm looking to buy a new 4K monitor that is 27 inches. My primary usage will be video consumption and some slight gaming. So naturally the focus is on color accuracy (HDR support) and how well the display looks instead of response time. That being said if it is possible to get a monitor that supports higher than 60hz I'd be really happy. I don't know a ton about monitors and which ones are the most color accurate. If anyone could recommend some that are between $400 - $600 price range that would be great. If this price range isn't realistic for what I want suggestions outside are c
  2. https://amplifi.com Look into this guy it's really easy to setup and works will. A lot of people will say that mesh network routers aren't good but I've personally deployed this one before and it works very well. There are two versions a black one that is "Nvidia certified" which basically means it has QOS or quality of service for games and twitch. The white one is basically the same thing but without the same QOS for games and twitch. You also don't have to buy range extenders if you don't need them.
  3. Teamviewer is safe it will not infect your files. That being said you may want to just use a flash drive if possible it will be easier than going over the network unless the windows pc is physically far away. If you have any more questions just ask.
  4. Are you sure? Because while looking up information I’ve gotten conflicting views on that.
  5. I have xfinity fiber coming into my home and we have their provided modem router combo box. The fiber line plugs right into the back of the modem. Do I have to use their modem or could I just get a fiber to ethernet converter?
  6. Thanks i'm going to try a few things and get back to you. Thanks for your help!
  7. All the rules I have are in the picture for the guest network. At the bottom of the list I have a allow all to all rule so pass all essentially.
  8. I don't understand. If your saying I should change the destination to and port 443 i've tried this and it doesn't work correctly. It still blocks access to the internet.
  9. how would you redifine this rule to only block the webui on port 443
  10. I have my pfsense box configure for a guest vlan on ID 50. This works fine. I get a dhcp lease on and not which is normal LAN. My problem is that i'm trying to block access to the webUI from my guest network ( I have setup the following rules: The blue squiggle is the rule that locks me out of the internet. Also the destination is an alias for ( and Again the problem is that the top rule locks me out of the internet completely no google.com.
  11. You could just build a shuttle pc. Basically a normal pc case that is mini itx motherboard compatible. They are very small and would probably take up the same amount of space. If you have some DDR3 laying around you can probably put the machine together for around 300 dollars. Then all you need is drives so another 300 or so there.
  12. FreeNAS is good especially if you plan to never need any more storage than you originally buy. If you need expand ability for storage you should use unRAID. If I were you I would use unRAID damn thing just works is much simpler than freeNAS and has just as good forum support. UnRAID isn’t free though they have different license levels and it is a one time fee. You own a license forever once you buy it. UnRAID boots off of USB so you can use your ssd as a write cache. For hardware you should probably get an older Xeon CPU and supermicro motherboard that has enough SATA ports for the
  13. You need to get one of the storinators and use windows server. You can have windows handle the raid and for render offloading windows will probably be the most capable os for what you want to do. I don’t have much experience with render offloading but if any os would support it, it would be windows server especially for adobe products like premiere. 45 drives man this what you need. They also have amazing support they will help you if you need it.
  14. If you just going to do plex and smb shares buy a synology disk station nas. They work well, just make sure you get one that is capable of running plex not all do.
  15. Just buy another listens of windows server for the server if that is what the IT guys know how to use. If you need help understanding KMS keys call Microsoft Server Support they will be able to give you more information than most in this forum.
  16. The hdd may be damaged find its smart report and see what’s going on. If it is failing replace it with an ssd + hdd combo for speed and storage capacity respectively. How to check smart report: https://www.howtogeek.com/134735/how-to-see-if-your-hard-drive-is-dying/
  17. Quick note, your stream quality will be capped by your WiFi routers bandwidth. (This shouldn’t be a problem though just thought I’d mention it.)
  18. Do you use speakers, headphones? Also do you have a sound card separate from your motherboard?
  19. Thermite

    which one ?

    Tom's Hardware gave the gammaxx 400 an editors choice award. That being said the gammaxx 400 has 4 heat pipes while the cryorig m9 only has 3.
  20. Yes, but for those grandma's that go to buy a laptop and end up with windows 10 S and can't install their favorite picture sorting application its going to be an issue. And since its their issue its yours because your the resident tech guy who gets called out for all the stupid shit. Now you have to tell your grandma that she bought the wrong version of windows when she didn't even know there was more than one version and she has to pay $50 dollars on top of the $400 she already spent on the laptop. Its not a problem for us its a problem for everyone else who isn't aware. This woul
  21. What is windows 10 S Pro. Does this one have enterprise features plus no non windows store app support.
  22. See here is the problem, we're literally some of the tech people and we don't even know whats going on. That being said. I think Microsoft's plan is to create windows 10s as a way to manage the stupid people like apple does in their ecosystem. Can't fuck it up if you can't install it right!
  23. From Microsoft's website:This is stupid there should only be two versions. Windows 10s with only support for windows store apps and windows 10 pro with support for everything including the store. Its annoying for the customer to have to learn about these differences and try and make an informed decision on which they need. Its not like anyone in best buy is going to be able to tell them which one they need. Not to mention that Microsoft is still having trouble releasing stable updates which gives me very little confidence even though it should be easier to maintain windows 10s due to the inabi
  24. Fist off thanks for all the input really appreciate it everyone. Now I ended up going with the HighPoint card. I did this because I know that in the future I’m planning to switch to a much higher capacity enclosure once my data needs exceed 20 drives. Also I didn’t know intel made their own sas expanders so that’s cool and I’ll probably look into their products for HBAs in the future. Unfortunately, your right if this card decides to die unexpectedly then the whole array goes down but I don’t see this as much of a problem because if I split all the drives between even t