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mudflapman

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    mudflapman got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Well, the system has been tidied (somewhat), picked up a new desk, few other toys and an el-cheapo monitor arm from eBay to give me a more clean setup, it's a bit tall.. however that will hopefully get me some more options down the line.
     

     
    The 3 systems I have in the photo are:
    Moonlight - Overkill pee-pee extension Specs below in original photos Upgraded to 4TB WD Red mass storage drive New system name is in order (originates from when I had the bright white LED setup, now seems out of place
     
    Showtime - Video capture/streaming rig CPU - i7-2600 MB - Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 RAM - 8GB G-Skill RipJaws 1600 DDR3 Cooler - Thermaltake ContacSilent 12 Storage - 250GB Samsung Evo 850 + Seagate BarraCuda 1TB (Mass Storage) GPU - Gigabyte 750Ti PSU - Thermaltake Litepower 450W Capture - AverMedia Live Gamer HD Case - Thermaltake Versa H15
    Vault - unRAID NAS & Docker Monster CPU - i5-6500 MB - Gigabyte H270 Gaming 3 RAM - 16GB Kingston 2133 DDR4 Cooler - CoolerMaster V8 GTS Storage - 4 x Seagate IronWolf 8TB HDD PSU - Corsair CS550M Case - Antec P100
     
    From here, the planned upgrades are:
    Swap out RGB controller to something that can be controlled by my recently gifted Google Home Mini Obtain new speaker solution (the cut down X530 system I'm running is starting to sound tired) Obtain new headphones (bout time for an upgrade, I've had to resort to electrical tape for my current set to hold padding on) Obtain longer cables to fix cable management (just been using whatever I could find in my stocks of crap to get things wired up) New keyboard, such as K65 RGB (depending on mood and price at the time) Setup cache drives for Vault 10GBe networking on the horizon for both Vault and Moonlight (cause why the hell not)  
     
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    mudflapman got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Latest update, found a bargain ROG Strix X99, so a motherboard replacement was in order. Out with the X99A-II and in with the ROG Strix X99 Gaming.
     

     
    And the result (before the obligatory wipe down of dust)
     

     
    There's just something about time lapsing motherboard installations, I seem to get one every so often and was in a position to do so today (excuse the potato quality)
     
     
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    mudflapman got a reaction from dual290x in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I keep a 7” b&w CRT monitor handy just in case the need arises to troll someone at work by getting them a ‘new monitor’

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    mudflapman got a reaction from RollinLower in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Pretty much; yep. Lol. The only differences (apart from price) that I can tell on the hardware is a slightly tweaked audio system and onboard WiFi, that’s it.
     
    I guess there are just some aesthetic holes that can’t be filled with RGB, eBay sure helps there.
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    mudflapman got a reaction from RollinLower in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Latest update, found a bargain ROG Strix X99, so a motherboard replacement was in order. Out with the X99A-II and in with the ROG Strix X99 Gaming.
     

     
    And the result (before the obligatory wipe down of dust)
     

     
    There's just something about time lapsing motherboard installations, I seem to get one every so often and was in a position to do so today (excuse the potato quality)
     
     
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    mudflapman got a reaction from Lurick in I Want to be a network Engineer. Teach Me   
    I've really liked what I've seen from the CBT Nuggets videos, their usual CCNA Guy (Jeremy (Ciora?)) is a fantastic teacher, I learned quite a bit with his content. Other means of me learning was basically on the job. I did 2 traineeships (one as a school based apprentice whilst still at school, the other after I finished up and moved into the workforce).
     
    I'm by no means an expert, google is still my friend but I can sure hold my own in most scenarios and still learning.
     
    Best thing (in my mind) you can do, buy some old hardware and build something, I picked up a few routers and old 10/100 cisco switches for cheap, and what I've learned with them is great. If you can do it in a lab, you'll be well on the way to that first certification (perhaps even a foot in the door of somewhere to go further).
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    mudflapman got a reaction from mech in What is your first smartphone?   
    I was rocking the JASJAM for quite a while, then the coverage became an issue and ended up back on a Nokia (6120 Classic). First really smartphone I got was the iPhone 3GS when it launched in Australia.
     
    I kinda miss the slide out keyboard...
     

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    mudflapman got a reaction from eldon9193 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Well, the system has been tidied (somewhat), picked up a new desk, few other toys and an el-cheapo monitor arm from eBay to give me a more clean setup, it's a bit tall.. however that will hopefully get me some more options down the line.
     

     
    The 3 systems I have in the photo are:
    Moonlight - Overkill pee-pee extension Specs below in original photos Upgraded to 4TB WD Red mass storage drive New system name is in order (originates from when I had the bright white LED setup, now seems out of place
     
    Showtime - Video capture/streaming rig CPU - i7-2600 MB - Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 RAM - 8GB G-Skill RipJaws 1600 DDR3 Cooler - Thermaltake ContacSilent 12 Storage - 250GB Samsung Evo 850 + Seagate BarraCuda 1TB (Mass Storage) GPU - Gigabyte 750Ti PSU - Thermaltake Litepower 450W Capture - AverMedia Live Gamer HD Case - Thermaltake Versa H15
    Vault - unRAID NAS & Docker Monster CPU - i5-6500 MB - Gigabyte H270 Gaming 3 RAM - 16GB Kingston 2133 DDR4 Cooler - CoolerMaster V8 GTS Storage - 4 x Seagate IronWolf 8TB HDD PSU - Corsair CS550M Case - Antec P100
     
    From here, the planned upgrades are:
    Swap out RGB controller to something that can be controlled by my recently gifted Google Home Mini Obtain new speaker solution (the cut down X530 system I'm running is starting to sound tired) Obtain new headphones (bout time for an upgrade, I've had to resort to electrical tape for my current set to hold padding on) Obtain longer cables to fix cable management (just been using whatever I could find in my stocks of crap to get things wired up) New keyboard, such as K65 RGB (depending on mood and price at the time) Setup cache drives for Vault 10GBe networking on the horizon for both Vault and Moonlight (cause why the hell not)  
     
  9. Funny
    mudflapman got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I keep a 7” b&w CRT monitor handy just in case the need arises to troll someone at work by getting them a ‘new monitor’

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    mudflapman got a reaction from Lurick in Network layout showoff   
    So, this is the current state of play at my place. I've been holding off on spending some more $$$ on fixing up things as we're trying to buy a house (once this happens, ethernet for all!)
     

     
     
     
    Moving forward, the big plan is to actually fix the WiFi in the house (as I can take that with me), when I get the new WAPs (that will properly support VLANs and perhaps a captive portal setup), I'm intending on the layout being more... clean....
     

  11. Funny
    mudflapman got a reaction from notawalrus47 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I keep a 7” b&w CRT monitor handy just in case the need arises to troll someone at work by getting them a ‘new monitor’

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    mudflapman got a reaction from MEC-777 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I keep a 7” b&w CRT monitor handy just in case the need arises to troll someone at work by getting them a ‘new monitor’

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    mudflapman got a reaction from ProjectBox153 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I keep a 7” b&w CRT monitor handy just in case the need arises to troll someone at work by getting them a ‘new monitor’

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    mudflapman got a reaction from soldier_ph in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Current setup (good old work in progress).
     
    Cable management is trash, I know this... Good monitor arms that aren't $1000 are a bit hard to come across here, but I'm working on it. Picked up the screens last week (more for productivity than gaming).
     
    Next purchase hopefully is an Ergotech 100-D28-B13 (1 over 3) monitor stand, however the import options are a bit limited here for them. Seems to be the best fit for the monitor height I require short of modifying another brand. From there, moving from a corner desk back to a straight desk to finalise things is the plan.
     
    Specs below.


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    mudflapman got a reaction from mech in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I keep a 7” b&w CRT monitor handy just in case the need arises to troll someone at work by getting them a ‘new monitor’

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    mudflapman got a reaction from KuJoe in What's up with the Youtube ads?   
    Thankfully it isn’t as bad as regular TV out here, that’s almost 10 minutes of adds every half hour block. 
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    mudflapman reacted to LinusTech in What's up with the Youtube ads?   
    No idea what any of you are talking about. We've done sponsor call-outs in the first minute or two of the video for nearly 5 years, and the integrations at the end came much later.
     
    Almost all of our videos have had both for the last 3+ years
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    mudflapman got a reaction from Psittac in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Current setup (good old work in progress).
     
    Cable management is trash, I know this... Good monitor arms that aren't $1000 are a bit hard to come across here, but I'm working on it. Picked up the screens last week (more for productivity than gaming).
     
    Next purchase hopefully is an Ergotech 100-D28-B13 (1 over 3) monitor stand, however the import options are a bit limited here for them. Seems to be the best fit for the monitor height I require short of modifying another brand. From there, moving from a corner desk back to a straight desk to finalise things is the plan.
     
    Specs below.


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    mudflapman got a reaction from Limecat86 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Current setup (good old work in progress).
     
    Cable management is trash, I know this... Good monitor arms that aren't $1000 are a bit hard to come across here, but I'm working on it. Picked up the screens last week (more for productivity than gaming).
     
    Next purchase hopefully is an Ergotech 100-D28-B13 (1 over 3) monitor stand, however the import options are a bit limited here for them. Seems to be the best fit for the monitor height I require short of modifying another brand. From there, moving from a corner desk back to a straight desk to finalise things is the plan.
     
    Specs below.


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    mudflapman got a reaction from MEC-777 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Current setup (good old work in progress).
     
    Cable management is trash, I know this... Good monitor arms that aren't $1000 are a bit hard to come across here, but I'm working on it. Picked up the screens last week (more for productivity than gaming).
     
    Next purchase hopefully is an Ergotech 100-D28-B13 (1 over 3) monitor stand, however the import options are a bit limited here for them. Seems to be the best fit for the monitor height I require short of modifying another brand. From there, moving from a corner desk back to a straight desk to finalise things is the plan.
     
    Specs below.


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    mudflapman got a reaction from Ryujin2003 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Current setup (good old work in progress).
     
    Cable management is trash, I know this... Good monitor arms that aren't $1000 are a bit hard to come across here, but I'm working on it. Picked up the screens last week (more for productivity than gaming).
     
    Next purchase hopefully is an Ergotech 100-D28-B13 (1 over 3) monitor stand, however the import options are a bit limited here for them. Seems to be the best fit for the monitor height I require short of modifying another brand. From there, moving from a corner desk back to a straight desk to finalise things is the plan.
     
    Specs below.


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    mudflapman got a reaction from Marine_Boy in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Current setup (good old work in progress).
     
    Cable management is trash, I know this... Good monitor arms that aren't $1000 are a bit hard to come across here, but I'm working on it. Picked up the screens last week (more for productivity than gaming).
     
    Next purchase hopefully is an Ergotech 100-D28-B13 (1 over 3) monitor stand, however the import options are a bit limited here for them. Seems to be the best fit for the monitor height I require short of modifying another brand. From there, moving from a corner desk back to a straight desk to finalise things is the plan.
     
    Specs below.


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