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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #700 on: June 08, 2020, 08:40:35 PM »
Looks very nice  :yarr and you have a cool color design, no hard drives? just the two SSDs besides I guess two m.2?  also those 480G intels are solid since we use them at work

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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #701 on: June 08, 2020, 08:46:46 PM »
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Those Intel drives I bought in 2014 and I happened to catch them on sale. One is a 240GB and the other is a 480GB, but they are really fast even by today's standards for a SATA SSD (It butts right up to the SATA III bandwidth limit) and super durable.
Ah ok, I for some reason thought they were the NVMe non SATA ones. I'm researching M.2 NVMe PCIe drives and the Western Digital Black SSDs NVMe drives have some amazing read/write speeds. The Intel Optane ones are highly rated too and thought those might be them.
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #702 on: June 08, 2020, 09:11:44 PM »
Looks very nice  :yarr and you have a cool color design, no hard drives? just the two SSDs besides I guess two m.2?  also those 480G intels are solid since we use them at work
Yeah I have a couple of M.2 drives as well. And another 2TB Samsung SSD mounted behind the motherboard tray.
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #703 on: June 30, 2020, 01:28:21 AM »
I love watching this guys videos, this was a good one: Spying on the Scammers [Part 1/4]
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« Reply #704 on: June 30, 2020, 07:05:34 PM »
I love watching this guys videos, this was a good one: Spying on the Scammers [Part 1/4]

Love Jim Browning, been watching his videos for a few years. That particular series of videos he did were amazing and the BBC made a documentary on these scammers that eventually led to some arrests for those scam artists. Though if you watch his other videos you can see how easy these setups are to restart and obfuscate their locations, Jim does some amazing work to infiltrate and try to save as many people as possible from their scams.

It's kinda amazing that these scammers make bank which is why they keep doing it, one of them he showed was making $3 million USD per month! that's USD!

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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #705 on: June 30, 2020, 07:26:12 PM »
I love watching this guys videos, this was a good one: Spying on the Scammers [Part 1/4]

Wow. That was awesome.

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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #706 on: July 03, 2020, 07:14:11 PM »
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Those Intel drives I bought in 2014 and I happened to catch them on sale. One is a 240GB and the other is a 480GB, but they are really fast even by today's standards for a SATA SSD (It butts right up to the SATA III bandwidth limit) and super durable.
Ah ok, I for some reason thought they were the NVMe non SATA ones. I'm researching M.2 NVMe PCIe drives and the Western Digital Black SSDs NVMe drives have some amazing read/write speeds. The Intel Optane ones are highly rated too and thought those might be them.

I don't know a lot about the optanes, but I believe they only show benefit when using them in conjunction with hdds.  Just so you don't waste your money :).
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #707 on: July 07, 2020, 03:38:41 PM »
Guess this the best spot to put this, so....

I will preface this by saying I am not the most tech savvy guy in the world.

Looking for help to increase WiFi signal around the house. We have about an 1800 square foot home and itís about 80 years old. On most wireless devices weíre getting around 150 mbps, while on the hardwire itís around 225 mbps. We recently added a small porch to the front of the house and when we check the speed itís around 35 to 40. Bought an extender to try an help but when we switch to that the signal is almost nothing. So basically, inside the front door the signal is good, outside the front door the signal is bad. Whatís more odd is that we get all the neighbors WiFi names on our devices while weíre outside so we know it should be possible to boost ours.

We love sitting on the porch when the weather is nice so itíd be good to get better WiFi. Any suggestions?
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #708 on: July 07, 2020, 06:57:27 PM »
Guess this the best spot to put this, so....

I will preface this by saying I am not the most tech savvy guy in the world.

Looking for help to increase WiFi signal around the house. We have about an 1800 square foot home and itís about 80 years old. On most wireless devices weíre getting around 150 mbps, while on the hardwire itís around 225 mbps. We recently added a small porch to the front of the house and when we check the speed itís around 35 to 40. Bought an extender to try an help but when we switch to that the signal is almost nothing. So basically, inside the front door the signal is good, outside the front door the signal is bad. Whatís more odd is that we get all the neighbors WiFi names on our devices while weíre outside so we know it should be possible to boost ours.

We love sitting on the porch when the weather is nice so itíd be good to get better WiFi. Any suggestions?
What kind of router and wifi extenders are you currently using?
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #709 on: July 07, 2020, 07:08:13 PM »
Guess this the best spot to put this, so....

I will preface this by saying I am not the most tech savvy guy in the world.

Looking for help to increase WiFi signal around the house. We have about an 1800 square foot home and itís about 80 years old. On most wireless devices weíre getting around 150 mbps, while on the hardwire itís around 225 mbps. We recently added a small porch to the front of the house and when we check the speed itís around 35 to 40. Bought an extender to try an help but when we switch to that the signal is almost nothing. So basically, inside the front door the signal is good, outside the front door the signal is bad. Whatís more odd is that we get all the neighbors WiFi names on our devices while weíre outside so we know it should be possible to boost ours.

We love sitting on the porch when the weather is nice so itíd be good to get better WiFi. Any suggestions?
What kind of router and wifi extenders are you currently using?

Router is a TP Link AC1750, extender is a TP Link as well, not sure of the model, but I know itís nothing fancy.
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #710 on: July 07, 2020, 07:13:11 PM »
Have you tried both 2.4 and 5 bands?
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #711 on: July 07, 2020, 07:19:22 PM »
Guess this the best spot to put this, so....

I will preface this by saying I am not the most tech savvy guy in the world.

Looking for help to increase WiFi signal around the house. We have about an 1800 square foot home and itís about 80 years old. On most wireless devices weíre getting around 150 mbps, while on the hardwire itís around 225 mbps. We recently added a small porch to the front of the house and when we check the speed itís around 35 to 40. Bought an extender to try an help but when we switch to that the signal is almost nothing. So basically, inside the front door the signal is good, outside the front door the signal is bad. Whatís more odd is that we get all the neighbors WiFi names on our devices while weíre outside so we know it should be possible to boost ours.

We love sitting on the porch when the weather is nice so itíd be good to get better WiFi. Any suggestions?
What kind of router and wifi extenders are you currently using?

Router is a TP Link AC1750, extender is a TP Link as well, not sure of the model, but I know itís nothing fancy.
How feasible would it be for you to retrofit a CAT6 cable as close as possible to the porch area that is giving you trouble? If it's possible I'd recommend getting an Access Point instead of the extenders (extenders almost never never work well, despite what they advertise) and hardwiring it into the router.
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #712 on: July 07, 2020, 07:59:58 PM »
Have you tried both 2.4 and 5 bands?

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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #713 on: July 07, 2020, 08:12:32 PM »
Guess this the best spot to put this, so....

I will preface this by saying I am not the most tech savvy guy in the world.

Looking for help to increase WiFi signal around the house. We have about an 1800 square foot home and itís about 80 years old. On most wireless devices weíre getting around 150 mbps, while on the hardwire itís around 225 mbps. We recently added a small porch to the front of the house and when we check the speed itís around 35 to 40. Bought an extender to try an help but when we switch to that the signal is almost nothing. So basically, inside the front door the signal is good, outside the front door the signal is bad. Whatís more odd is that we get all the neighbors WiFi names on our devices while weíre outside so we know it should be possible to boost ours.

We love sitting on the porch when the weather is nice so itíd be good to get better WiFi. Any suggestions?
What kind of router and wifi extenders are you currently using?

Router is a TP Link AC1750, extender is a TP Link as well, not sure of the model, but I know itís nothing fancy.
How feasible would it be for you to retrofit a CAT6 cable as close as possible to the porch area that is giving you trouble? If it's possible I'd recommend getting an Access Point instead of the extenders (extenders almost never never work well, despite what they advertise) and hardwiring it into the router.

After researching this, Iím not sure Iím skilled enough to do this.  :lol
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #714 on: July 07, 2020, 09:30:06 PM »
Guess this the best spot to put this, so....

I will preface this by saying I am not the most tech savvy guy in the world.

Looking for help to increase WiFi signal around the house. We have about an 1800 square foot home and itís about 80 years old. On most wireless devices weíre getting around 150 mbps, while on the hardwire itís around 225 mbps. We recently added a small porch to the front of the house and when we check the speed itís around 35 to 40. Bought an extender to try an help but when we switch to that the signal is almost nothing. So basically, inside the front door the signal is good, outside the front door the signal is bad. Whatís more odd is that we get all the neighbors WiFi names on our devices while weíre outside so we know it should be possible to boost ours.

We love sitting on the porch when the weather is nice so itíd be good to get better WiFi. Any suggestions?

I don't have that much experience with extenders, my house is around the same size and I used to have crappy reception in certain corners of the house. I then upgraded my router to a Netgear 6700 which is similar to yours AC1750 but has quite a consistent and strong range. I don't have any issues anywhere with my wifi.

What kind of walls do you have in your house, since you say it's an 80 year old home, mine are drywalls and the signals has no issues passing through. If yours are concrete I would imagine that would be one major reason.

I have no expertise in extending networks but I'd probably try what puppies suggests with an Access point rather than an extender.
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #715 on: July 08, 2020, 06:05:15 AM »
+1 with upgrading to a beast of a router rather than dealing with extenders. I was in the exact same position you are. I was having trouble getting Netflix in my gazebo.

Faizoff, is this the one you have? If so, I have the same one and got a much better signal both inside and outside my house. Basement is good to go as well.
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I bought the above over three years ago (for twice as much  :lol) and it's still working very well. I imagine the newer and more expensive models are even better.

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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #716 on: July 08, 2020, 06:13:15 AM »
Chino, that's the exact one I have. Been a year since I bought it and it's been running amazing so far.


Just looked at my order invoice from Amazon and I paid $81 for it.
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #717 on: July 08, 2020, 06:23:27 AM »
I just checked my invoice as well. I didn't quite pay double. Turns out I paid only $134.

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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #718 on: Today at 08:11:35 AM »
What monitor are you guys running? I think I want to get a new monitor and rearrange my desk. I've been eyeing the samsung g7 but the thing has a pretty aggressive curve to it, I'm not sure if I'll like it.

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« Reply #719 on: Today at 10:48:39 AM »
That G7 monitor looks great, I myself currently use two 27" 1080p monitors, Asus and Planar. I'm planning out my upgrade for next year to 4k monitors and this time I want to move to 32" and also want to make sure it supports HDR for media playback. I'm not getting with gaming in mind so I'm still in the research phase.
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Re: The PC thread
« Reply #720 on: Today at 11:07:44 AM »
I have a 24 inch Acer 1080P monitor from like 10 years ago.  I have this new Dell 27 inch monitor that I was using to replace my Acer but it's not up to par for gaming even with a 2k resolution, the 60hz refresh rate doesn't work well for getting this high FPS so I use that new Dell monitor (it was from my office at work) is my second side monitor.    I definitely want to upgrade at some point, but I'm not sure I want to game at 4k so I don't think I want to dump insanes amount of money if the end result is that I'm going to want to game at 1080 anyway for the FPS.