The Techno-Bleg Thread

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Painboy » 21 Aug 2019, 16:08

JasonL wrote:
21 Aug 2019, 15:35
I think I'm going to spring for that Samsung PCIe SSD. That thing is screaming fast compared to everything else I see. The m.2 SATA WD 500gb does read/write at 545/525. The Samsung PCIe 500gb does read/write at 3,500/3,200. Zoiks. Now my budget is off tho.
I remember a guy from a tech forum who said after getting one that Windows launched "disturbingly fast" when he turned on his computer. Even with SSDs there is an expectation of a certain amount of boot time. The PCIe drives just crush that apparently.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JasonL » 21 Aug 2019, 17:28

I heart the Corsair Carbide series case.


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Post by Dangerman » 21 Aug 2019, 17:49

It's pretty nice, but only because it's a rip off of the best Fractal cases, lol. Decent features, maybe pricey at $170?

If you want case reviews, GamersNexus on YouTube does the best, reviewing ease of use, cooling performance, and construction in depth. I'd recommend searching their channel for a review of any case before you hit BUY. At least you'll know literally everything there is to know about the unit before it arrives.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JasonL » 22 Aug 2019, 15:54

Welp it's ordered. Did not do the corsair carbide but the NZXT H500 case. EVGA RTX 2070 super XC 8G, Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz. Monster Samsung 500gb PCIe SSD, 2Tb seagate secondary, corsair 650 modular PSU. Corsair Vengeance ddr4/3200 memory 2x8. I'm okay with it.

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Post by Dangerman » 23 Aug 2019, 12:14

That's gonna be sweet!

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Post by JasonL » 23 Aug 2019, 12:34

I did the thing I always do, talk myself into one additional round of upgrades than my initial price would support, so price higher than I wanted but it's pretty nice.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Painboy » 23 Aug 2019, 12:49

JasonL wrote:
22 Aug 2019, 15:54
Welp it's ordered. Did not do the corsair carbide but the NZXT H500 case. EVGA RTX 2070 super XC 8G, Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz. Monster Samsung 500gb PCIe SSD, 2Tb seagate secondary, corsair 650 modular PSU. Corsair Vengeance ddr4/3200 memory 2x8. I'm okay with it.
I broke down and grabbed the Samsung PCIe SSD too.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Dangerman » 23 Aug 2019, 14:43

JasonL wrote:
23 Aug 2019, 12:34
I did the thing I always do, talk myself into one additional round of upgrades than my initial price would support, so price higher than I wanted but it's pretty nice.
There only place I could say you paid more than you needed to was the Ryzen X vs. non X. But it could be a good value down the road.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JasonL » 30 Aug 2019, 09:12

Ok so got a tplink WiFi extender and after some annoyance (WPS easy device set up has failed every time I’ve ever tried to use it in my life) I got the thing running. I have good coverage now but by way of adding additional EXTENDED versions of my existing network - as in when I go to certain zones I can change networks to the new extended versions and get good coverage, but I kinda wanted devices to use strongest signal without having to pick networks within the house. Is that a thing?

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 30 Aug 2019, 10:15

I'm not an expert, but you might have to go to a mesh network for that if you can't do a wired connection between your second wireless access point (WAP) and the main router. If you could get a wired network between the two, then you could should be able to put two WAP on the same network (i.e. the secondary WAP and the main router) following this set of bullet points from here:

To extend your home network:

Connect two access points to the same network

Make sure that there is only 1 DHCP server

Use the same wireless network name (SSID) for both AP's

Use the same password and encryption settings for both AP's

Enjoy!
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JD » 30 Aug 2019, 10:33

I'm not really an expert on this either, but the instructions Shem posts sound correct to me. Wifi implementations assume that a given SSID is one network, which could have multiple access points. So as long as the two APs have the same SSID (and same other settings), a client device will assume it can move between them, in a way that it wouldn't assume it can move between different SSIDs.
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Post by JasonL » 30 Aug 2019, 11:03

It’s also slow af.

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Post by dbcooper » 03 Sep 2019, 22:49

Any recommendations on usb to display port/hdmi adapters? 4k60 is a must.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by nicole » 03 Sep 2019, 23:04

JasonL wrote:
30 Aug 2019, 09:12
Ok so got a tplink WiFi extender and after some annoyance (WPS easy device set up has failed every time I’ve ever tried to use it in my life) I got the thing running. I have good coverage now but by way of adding additional EXTENDED versions of my existing network - as in when I go to certain zones I can change networks to the new extended versions and get good coverage, but I kinda wanted devices to use strongest signal without having to pick networks within the house. Is that a thing?
Huh, our setup is extender but just one network throughout. (We haven’t set up the mesh network yet lol.)
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JasonL » 04 Sep 2019, 09:05

I'm disabling the extender. It's too slow. I thought it would divide average 90 speed to 45, but it seems to take average 90 speed and magically convert it to 2.5.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Dangerman » 04 Sep 2019, 12:40

dbcooper wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 22:49
Any recommendations on usb to display port/hdmi adapters? 4k60 is a must.
I think you need to look carefully at the specs because only later iterations of those standards will actually handle 4k60. I don't know what the top end of USB 4.0 can do for throughput.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by dhex » 19 Sep 2019, 17:10

so it's early but android 10 seems pretty good. device is much faster.

biggest issue for me is that signal is using like 4.6gb of storage on my phone. the hell?
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JD » 24 Sep 2019, 13:28

Android 10 seems pretty good overall but:
- the lock screen behavior is unpredictable. Sometimes I have to swipe about ten times before it will bring up and keep up the PIN pad.
- the "predictive menu" of apps that the phone thinks you might want to launch used to be great, and now it's pretty crap.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 24 Sep 2019, 15:01

JD wrote:
24 Sep 2019, 13:28
Android 10 seems pretty good overall but:
- the lock screen behavior is unpredictable. Sometimes I have to swipe about ten times before it will bring up and keep up the PIN pad.
- the "predictive menu" of apps that the phone thinks you might want to launch used to be great, and now it's pretty crap.
Something similar happened with my father's iPhone. After he updated the OS, the VoiceOver feature would randomly set itself.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 24 Sep 2019, 15:21

I would imagine that the app prediction got reset, and will take a while to repopulate. I haven't seen the lock screen issue in pixel 3, I just use fingerprint.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Dangerman » 24 Sep 2019, 17:59

My pixel 3 is doing fine, except Pocket Casts now hiccups and pauses unexpectedly sometimes. Lock screen is fine, although I also use the fingerprint reader 9 out of 10 times.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by JD » 02 Oct 2019, 14:37

Highway wrote:
24 Sep 2019, 15:21
I would imagine that the app prediction got reset, and will take a while to repopulate. I haven't seen the lock screen issue in pixel 3, I just use fingerprint.
The lock thing seems better lately, although I may have just learned the very specific way that it wants to be stroked. App prediction has not gotten any better - it's been weeks and it's still pretty crap. It used to be really good at learning things like how I usually launch Pandora around 7:30 to 8 in the morning when I'm at the gym, or how I launch Spotify around 9 am, etc., but now it's much more like "what were the last four apps you launched"
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