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About PineyCreek

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  • Location
    Directly above the center of the Earth (Texas)
  • Gender
  • Interests
    computers, video games, computer and network security, network equipment, good music (subjective)
  • Occupation
    Technical support for network security appliances


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700
  • Motherboard
    ASRock X370 Taichi
  • RAM
    G-Skill Flare X, 2x8GB 3200MHz CAS 14
  • GPU
    Evga 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 NVMe 500GB, Samsung 850 1TB SATAIII, 2xWD Black 5TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RMx 850W
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PG279Q, ASUS VE247
  • Cooling
    Fractal Design Celsius S36 AIO
  • Keyboard
    Razer Black Widow Stealth (it's alright)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
  • Sound
    MB on-board (Realtek)
  • Operating System
    Win10 64 bit on-board, others off USB load and VMs. Steadily gravitating towards Linux.
  • Laptop
    Work laptop: Dell Precision 7530...where they somehow shoved a Xeon CPU in there...they make mobile Xeons...

    Dell Precision 7510
    Dell Inspiron 7348 (2 in 1)
    2003 HP Pavilion laptop with a 32 bit desktop P4 in it
    Amstraad PPC512 (I upgraded it to DOS 5.0)

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  1. This might work as well as a balance between price and speed at USB 3.2 Gen 1: https://www.amazon.com/QNAP-TR-004-Enclosure-Attached-hardware/dp/B07K4RC7X9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=TR-004+qnap&qid=1620190606&sr=8-1
  2. Dropping it down a bit to 3.1 Gen 2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071X9XY16/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=na0107-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B071X9XY16&linkId=e6dc19908abfa6e62a1881613b676204
  3. Only thing I've found on Amazon that includes all your requirements...but it's more expensive than several of the few other storage setups that have 3.2 Gen 2: https://www.amazon.com/Areca-ARC-8050T3U-4-Thunderbolt-RAID-Enclosure/dp/B07ZZYW39W/ref=sr_1_50?dchild=1&keywords=USB+3.2+gen+2+storage+4+bay&qid=1620189766&sr=8-50 Even this 8-bay is cheaper: https://www.amazon.com/QNAP-TL-D800C-Desktop-Enclosure-Connectivity/dp/B086WCRFQ3/ref=sr_1_244?dchild=1&keywords=USB+3.2+gen+2+storage+4+bay&qid=1620189926&rnid=2941120011&s=pc&sr=1-244
  4. https://timeslaves.bandcamp.com/track/whatever-it-takes
  5. What resolution are you running the new monitor at? Higher resolution will mean smaller text. When I went to 1440p I ended up changing the text scaling in Windows to 125%. For colors I'd explore the modes or purchase color calibration software...or call Dell CS (as unpleasant as that sounds) if the colors are truly that bad.
  6. I'd kind of lean towards the minipro myself if you're requiring that speed. The Sabrent if you're willing to accept some bottlenecks most likely. If you're not hung up on using SSDs, you get a LOT more options. Other Thunderbolt stuff: 3.5" only: https://www.amazon.com/TerraMaster-Thunderbolt-Storage-External-Enclosure/dp/B08D3GDKVF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=1CRQYC1PI5VTX&dchild=1&keywords=thunderbolt+raid+enclosure&qid=1619421764&sprefix=thunderbolt+raid%2Caps%2C187&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEySzE2SllSOFAwQTdFJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzE
  7. Not SSD, but dual drive in a variety of capacities and can be configured in RAID0/1: https://shop.westerndigital.com/products/external-drives/wd-my-book-duo-usb-3-1-hdd#WDBFBE0040JBK-NESN Mini-NAS without drives, but 2.5" likely won't work in these cages. Might have to look at the few options of 3.5" SSDs: https://shop.westerndigital.com/products/external-drives/wd-my-book-duo-usb-3-1-hdd#WDBFBE0040JBK-NESN or https://shop.westerndigital.com/products/network-attached-storage/wd-my-cloud-expert-series-ex2-ultra#WDBVBZ0000NCH-NESN Docking setup that you could probably us
  8. More information would be good, like motherboard make/model, how you have your monitors connected, laptop make/model if it's a laptop, etc. As a random thought, I don't see any POST or BIOS screens when I'm connected via DisplayPort, I have to look on the monitor connected via HDMI. Who knows if that applies to you though.
  9. Which version of the 990? The PSU wattage (and potentially format) may matter. MT has 265W. Also, you aren't going from DDR3 to 4 without changing a motherboard I don't believe, and the CPUs you stated appear to also use a different socket, so that would also require a new motherboard.
  10. Yes. It also depends on what you're putting in the slot though, i.e. it's unlikely a low-end card will saturate a newer PCI-E x 16, etc.. Available bandwidth differences between the versions is easily searchable: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#History_and_revisions
  11. Don't know if this still works, but maybe: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-driver-update-from-reinstalling-in-windows-10-17df0ef3-7480-36e9-0ed9-118351398897
  12. Honestly the scenario would be far more convenient if all tracking tags used a standardized, anonymized, encrypted protocol that you could opt-in/out on all mobile devices (to make you part of the mesh)...that way you could base purchasing solely on the quality of the tracking item itself. That would open up plenty of other questions though. I totally understand Tile fighting tooth-and-nail against it, but it's another instance of the Apple name carrying weight among certain people, along with the baked-in advantage of the existing Apple ecosystem. Google could do the same thing a
  13. Unfortunately if it's hardware, the error messaging is super generic. There's a number of software issues that can cause it as well...
  14. Seems like plenty of people have had audio issues following 20H2 installs. The fixes range from upgrading the BIOS (which seems odd), updating/reinstalling drivers, and checking on the things that 20H2 actually updated. One example was the Chromium-based Edge having a flag that overrides process priorities. Could check that: Go to Edge://flags Search for "Delay Competing Low Priority Requests" and disable it You could use the "reset this PC" option, roll back to the prior build too. Could also try updating the audio driver in the device manager and see
  15. In fairness, every economic class I've ever taken was first thing in the morning (high school, university...even some seminars). If my experience is the norm, then as Lewis Black stated so eloquently, "There's nothing you're going to learn out of one bloodshot eye." But...yeah, it should be common sense if you pay attention to economic and product trends for any reason.