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About MG2R

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    THE (senior) noob
  • Birthday Sep 16, 1992

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    Computer geek since six years of age. I like helping others out. My mind works in weird ways. Stationed as a professional Linux Sysadmin. Motorcycles are my life.
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-5200U
  • RAM
    8 GB DDR3
  • Case
    Lenovo T450s
  • Storage
    500 GB Samsun 850 evo
  • PSU
    135 Ultra dock
  • Display(s)
    2 x Dell U23HM + integrated 1080p IPS
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine3 Tenkeyless
  • Mouse
    Logitech Performance MX
  • Sound
    Sennheiser RS-180
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux

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  1. Back in the day I played the title game for longer than I'm willing to account. It's been a long time since I've considered myself a gamer and I'm kinda out of touch with the current offering of tactical shooters. What game should I look into if I want something similar to the discontinued GRO? Thanks.
  2. From my previous comment: I wasn't sure. I've watched the video @Proffecte suggested and delved deeper into online resources. It seems that I misjudged the importance of the surround speakers. It also seems matching speakers isn't as important as I first thought. Given that I can basically mix-n-match over time, I've decided to use the speakers I currently have hooked up to a super old minisystem for now. They sound good enough as a start. I'll be adding a subwoofer and then surrounds and a center when I found decent deals. Thanks for all the comments and feedback, peeps
  3. Hey guys, thank you for the feedback! Those speakers seem rather pricey. I get that they're super good speakers, but are they also good on the price/performance spectrum? One more thing I'm concerned about with those is that the matching speakers for surround are pretty big. As I stated, I'm quite limited space-wise behind the sofa so the surround speakers will have to be small. Would it be wise to buy non-matched speakers for surround? I found some time to dig through Amazon (DE one, as I'm located in BE) as well and came up with this: Receiver: https://www.am
  4. I want to re-vamp my living room media setup. Currently I have a combination of TV, old stereo, a small linux box, a decoder, and a bluetooth speaker. I want to simplify, so I'm in the market for an A/V receiver with a built-in amp for speakers. Also looking for speakers that go with it. I know literally nothing about this specific market segment, so I was hoping you guiys might give me some suggestions and/or things to watch out for. Hard requirements: * 3 HDMI in, preferrably 4 or 5 * Capable of acting as a bluetooth speaker * 2.1 audio output * HDMI ARC suppo
  5. Looking into controller solutions. I want roaming hand-off so I can't go the standalone route. Probably will be running the VM appliance.
  6. Got three AIR-CAP3502I-E-K9 at just under 50 a piece. Looking at switching over to Air-cap-1702i-e-K9 if I can flip those 802.11n APs again at a reasonable price.
  7. Thanks for all the replies. I ended up finding a great deal on some enterprise Cisco APs specifically designed to handle this sort of thing. Ubiquity ended up costing me more.
  8. My experience with multiple independent access points is that switchover for roaming devices is a nightmare, which is why I specifically mentioned that in the OP. From my experience, it seems clients try to stay connected to the same AP as long as possible, instead of recognizing the best AP for their current location.
  9. As title suggests: need WiFi solution in new house. Footprint is 8x10 meter for basement and ground level, 8x8 meter for first and second level (attic). Looking for a solution which plays nicely with multiple devices and multiple APs. I'd like an access point on each floor except the attic since that'll be used for storage. Back when I was super active here, Ubiquity was all the rage but I've heard that they're not actually as superb as I had thought. Care to share your vision? All feedback and questions welcome.
  10. Looking at ~50 inch sizes. Would be sitting about 3 to 3.5 meters (10 - 11.5 feet) away from the screen so I figure that size should do nicely. Correct me if I'm wrong. Do want: picture quality (probably OLED but not sure if hard requirement) inputs for at the very least set-top box, HTPC, and a laptop low input latency (separate mode if necessary) Don't care audio quality (happy to hook up external audio solution if audio quality sucks) smart TV privacy nightmares (will NOT be hooking this thing up to the internet) design 3D a
  11. You mounted a rack server to the wall... That's what I call... vertical thinking! <yeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!.wav> Seriously though, super neat setup on that wall! EDIT: actually, how did you mount them exactly?
  12. You are probably the post unknown mod ever

    1. Max_Settings


      Wait who is this guy??? 

  13. The old drivers have cracked and are in need of replacement, unfortunately. Anyone here who can point me in the right direction? Pics:
  14. Wouldn't shipping up that 6USD price tag by quite a bit if you're buying it overseas? I won't say no to that
  15. You damn American with your damn American hardware prices making me jealous! It would appear the hardware prices in the US are insanely cheap compared to what I'm able to find here in Belgium Do you have something else in that system besides a CPU and storage drives? 120 W for a couple drives and a mobo seems like an awful lot, but I could just be dumb. EDIT: thinking about it again, an older HDD going at 10W would make this sort of power draw possible.