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zogthegreat

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About zogthegreat

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  • Location
    Montreal, Canada
  • Interests
    Technology, science, modding
  • Occupation
    Retired

System

  • CPU
    i7-4800MQ
  • Motherboard
    Dell M4800
  • RAM
    32gb
  • GPU
    Nvidia K1100m
  • Storage
    1 msata for OS, 2 x's 1TB sata's RAID 0
  • Display(s)
    2 Acer 213H + laptop display
  • Cooling
    stock
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe Cherry Red MX
  • Mouse
    Anker Vertical mouse
  • Sound
    Logitech
  • Operating System
    Windows 10/Mac OS X/Linux - it's a toolbox, put in the tools that you need!

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  1. Hi @Fatty, I would check the warranty on the drive to see if you can RMA it... money is money! What you really need is a surge protector and a battery backup. This will protect all of your computer. If you've fried a drive, chances are you will fry something else that is more expensive to replace. If you using the 1TB as a boot drive, then get an SSD. If it's only for data storage and you already have your OS on a separate SSD, then buy a mechanical drive and save a little coin. Good luck! zog
  2. Hi everyone! So I've been slowly rebuilding/upgrading my home server. I've been buying a few parts every month and this month I'm looking at upgrading my 32gb SATA drives that run my OS, (Proxmox), with something a bit better. I will also be adding a SLOG drive for my ZFS array. After doing some research, I have two choices that fit my budget, the Intel DC S3500 300gb or the Kingston HyperX 240gb. As a general rule, I avoid Kingston due to the fact that their warranties sucks, (I recently tried to RMA a 16gb USB stick and they wanted the original receipt from 4 years
  3. My sister lives in Phoenix. About 10 years ago, she broke her arm and didn't have any insurance. She had to find a job with health insurance, wait for 6 months for the insurance to kick in, and then went to the doctors again. They had to rebreak her arm and then set it straight. This is the richest country in the world we are talking about. Really glad I immigrated to Canada!
  4. Is this what you need? https://www.amazon.com/SupaHub-Expansion-Expanding-Internal-Connector/dp/B07R8SLRWS/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=USB+3.0+Type+C+%2B3+Type+A+Expansion+Card&qid=1608328298&sr=8-2
  5. Hi everyone! So I have a friend who want's an alarm system for her apartment. Based on the layout of her apartment, I suggested a home brew system using a Raspberry Pi and to hidden reed/contact switches. I told her that adding a cellular module that could call her if there was a break in would be simple and cheap. However.... She want's something in a pretty package. Not sure why, she doesn't want to pay for monitoring and what I suggested is easily expanded to include anything that she could want including laser canons! SimpliSafe seem to be popular, as we
  6. Dude, that is awesomely ugly!
  7. Thanks for the reply @Master Disaster. I was thinking that that was the solution, but I wanted to make sure.
  8. From what you are saying, you have Windows on one drive and Linux on another. If your dual booting Windows/Linux, grub should be installed to allow you to choose your boot OS. If you have installed grub only on the Linux drive, then you will have to modify grub. The "easy way" is to reinstall Windows and the reinstall Linux and configure grub from there. You can also try Grub Customizer on your existing setup: https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer Otherwise, here are a few links: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows
  9. Hi @chimimoryo, The next time your taking a walk, look for an old stereo cabinet that someone has thrown away. These usually have a think tempered glass doors. Take one of the tempered glass doors to a glass shop and have them cut it down to the size you need. Then use some double sided tape to mount the glass on your side panel. zog
  10. Hi @MPXenon, Send a photo to Cryorig's support desk: http://www.cryorig.com/support.php I'm sure that they will have the proper mounting hardware for you. zog
  11. Hi everyone! So I'm playing with Proxmox to replace VirtualBox. I found this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8qzd4jJ3Aw&feature=youtu.be which shows how to download ISO's to /var/lib/vz/template/iso. However, my OS drives are only 32gb, so I want to store my ISO images on my zpool drive, (rz2TB). Can I simply create a folder on the zpool rz2TB and download the ISO's to there or do I need to link the folder to /var/lib/vz/template/iso? Thanks! zog
  12. Thanks @wall03! Looks like what I was looking for.
  13. Hi everyone! So like most intelligent people, I've been self isolating for the last few months and I've started going stir crazy. At the same time, I've been in a battle with pigeons that want to nest on my balcony. I finally gave up and made a box for them to nest in, this way I'm not finding eggs all over the place. When I built the box, I installed some cheap webcams and I'm using the trial version of Security Monitor Pro to monitor: https://www.deskshare.com/video-surveillance-software.aspx I would like to do a live stream of the cameras for my kids, (OK
  14. @porina, Yeah, I was thinking about upgrading to a i7-6700. But they are going for around $200.00 USD. For a couple of dollars more, I can get a Ryzen 5 3500X. Which is my dilemma, I could upgrade the CPU, but then I would be half way to a new system anyway..... Hopefully there will be another stimulus payment in the US, (I'm a dual citizen). Thanks for the help everyone! zog
  15. Thanks for the reply @FloRolf Err, the games that I've been trying to play are telling me this. My CPU is at 100% and my GPU, (RTX 2060), is running around 50 - 60% in Wolfenstein - The New Order. Other games are similar, Shadow of the Tomb Raider hammers my CPU also. I've tried to run the games with lower settings, but my CPU is always at 100% on all cores. I watercool my rig and my CPU temps run around 45 - 55c, with my GPU coming in around 65c, so I feel confident that thermal throttling isn't my problem
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