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Thomas_nerd

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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from CaptainChaos025 in how do i know/can i test if my motherboard is using both CPU's?   
    you can check if it us using all of the cores in task manager
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from meun5 in can i host an mc server on an old workplace   
    you should be able to get playable frame rates, although it does depend on the storage
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from DarK_FirefoX in Laptop Recommendation i7-1065g7 (coding)   
    I would recommend going AMD, but if you are going intel then that looks great ?
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Fasauceome in can i host an mc server on an old workplace   
    you should be able to get playable frame rates, although it does depend on the storage
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    Thomas_nerd reacted to salvagedcircuitry in I Made a PCB Business Card with NFC. Go Ahead, Reuse My Files!   
    Mods: if there is a better place to put this, go ahead and move it on over. Thanks!

    Hey guys,
    I think this is something folks here would appreciate. Check out my latest PCB business card. It's made out of 0.8mm FR4, the same prepreg PCB material that most motherboards are made of, but this is only 2 layers. I can imagine most motherboards today are closer to 16 layers.
    I remember back in the days when Socket 7 motherboards were only a few layers thick and you could see through them in spots when held up to the light. That silly light diffusion and de-lidding of pentium one's got me into Electrical Engineering, so I felt a proper homage to that was in order.
    This business card has NFC capabilities and features the most common integrated circuit footprints found on circuit boards today. Three rulers of different measure are also included: 1/32in ruler, 1/5mm ruler, 1/10th ruler. A trace width and pin patch gauge are also included, along with the different resistor and diode package sizes. The good news, is it only cost me $0.66 each for 150 of em. That's not terrible considering paper business cards are $0.04-0.06 in quantities of 500. These are Electroless Nickel-Gold plated though. Can't beat that!
    Here's a few shots:


    Business cards in action:




    Circuit:

    Layer stackup:

    All that is needed is the one tiny black chip to make the NFC coil in business cards work. The other components are because the LED was not bright enough to shine through card

    This card was designed in Kicad 5.0. Kicad is free pcb design software that is quite good. I used to use eagle cad to design small pcbs but Kicad now fills that need.
    The PCB design files are free to modify for personal use and fall under a creative commons license.
    PCB files to make your own are available here:
    https://github.com/anthonykouttron/pcb-business-card-qr-nfc
    For a complete detailed writeup check this out:
    https://salvagedcircuitry.com/pcb-business-card

    Towards completing this project, I thought, man I should make a "CPU Sockets Over the years" business card :D. I would need a Rolodex for that now though... ?
    Someone please beat me to making this ?

    I'd love feedback from you guys. Let me know what you think!
     
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from idkwhatimevendoin in M.2 disables SATA ports??   
    and if you need extra ports you can buy a cheap sata expansion card on amazon for under £25
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in can i host an mc server on an old workplace   
    that should be fine, happy crafting!!
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Ben17 in How are these guys?   
    try calling their number
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from paprikman in Second monitor for coding   
    I would recommend this one.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-PD2700U-Monitor-Graphic-Percent/dp/B07GLR6RQF/ref=sr_1_2?crid=39VDHLPKY8ZSC&keywords=colour+accurate+monitor&qid=1573925621&sprefix=colour+accurate+%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2
     
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Tacos4all in Need help buying 2 monitors. 1440p+2160p. Any suggestions?   
    this is a middle ground between the 2 but would strongly recommend it.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-Curved-Monitor-FreeSync-AuraSync/dp/B0777X5MDT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=23FWOJCU67XV6&keywords=1440p+144hz+hdr+gaming+monitor&qid=1572783398&sprefix=1440p+144HZ+HDR+%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFKVUdDSk5DRlMxVzEmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyNjEyMTZZR0hZUExZSTNOOVMmZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDI4NTUzMjNFMEJSVVIyNEgwS0Ymd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Corsair Nick in Best case under $100   
    this is the one I have personally been using for the past 6 months and would totally recommend it.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-SPEC-DELTA-Carbide-Tempered-Mid-Tower/dp/B07KGSJRC3/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=26CRC2R6VSAEF&keywords=corsair+spec+delta+rgb&qid=1572782240&sprefix=corsair+spec+%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE2QjZCUzdNRjlZVkQmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyMTA3MDcxNzlTTkFHUUUxUzgzJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTEwMzA1OTJYMUJPTkNDNTkxWDkmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Metallus97 in Best case under $100   
    this is the one I have personally been using for the past 6 months and would totally recommend it.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-SPEC-DELTA-Carbide-Tempered-Mid-Tower/dp/B07KGSJRC3/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=26CRC2R6VSAEF&keywords=corsair+spec+delta+rgb&qid=1572782240&sprefix=corsair+spec+%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE2QjZCUzdNRjlZVkQmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTAyMTA3MDcxNzlTTkFHUUUxUzgzJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTEwMzA1OTJYMUJPTkNDNTkxWDkmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Ahrenaz in 3D modeling and animation Laptop - what to consider?   
    also if you would like to spec out a laptop I would recommend this site.
    http://easypcpicker.com/
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Ahrenaz in 3D modeling and animation Laptop - what to consider?   
    I would recommend at least an quad core CPU
    you wont need a powerfull graphics card but you will need a graphics card so a 1050 TI is a good choice but for the same price you can get a 1660/ 1660 TI so I would recommend that  
     
    and the RAM is a good choice
     
    I would recommend either the ACER Nitro 5 or the ACER Nitro 7 because these are the powerful while still not breaking the bank.
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Lurick in Can I use the same hdd if u replace my cpu?   
    no you do not have to re-install windows.
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from JabroniBaloney in Are the Edifier S350DB/ S360DB speakers good?   
    I would recommend these
    https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers/Vic-Firth-SiH2-Stereo-Isolation-Headphones/2B8M?origin=product-ads&msclkid=9757c9734c0010c70494947ab4dfb94e&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PLA Shop | Vic Firth&utm_term=4584345013678462&utm_content=Vic Firth | All
     
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Computernaut in Thread for Linus Tech Tips Video Suggestions   
    could you do a video on liquid cooling from a bath but not have any radiators and just make it cool passively.
     
     
    thanks Thomas 
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    Thomas_nerd reacted to GoldenLag in Can you replace "Liquid Water"(in water cooling) with "Liquid Metal"?   
    Please point to a liquid metal that dont ruin anything it touches and is liquid at room temperature. 
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from spcy in Should I upgrade the CPU or the GPU   
    definitely the first option for both of them
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from Origami Cactus in 3 case fans to one and only mobo header?   
    you could just get a fan hub
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    Thomas_nerd reacted to WereCatf in Saving Data When Turned Off   
    Internal flash-storage.
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    Thomas_nerd reacted to Atik Shaikh in PC Freezes while playing games   
    Sorry about the noob question. How do I do that kind sir?
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from jamiekey in Please help! Issues with Seagate BlackArmor 220 NAS and Windows 10   
    you could say it degraided
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    Thomas_nerd got a reaction from NoodleGod in Dell G5 2018, eGPU or new PC?   
    I would recommend going with a egpu because you can get a lot better gpu if you save on all of the system hardware you would have to buy for a new pc.
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