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Pigs can fly

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#1196733 Home Server advice

Posted by Pigs can fly on 09 October 2017 - 10:18 AM

TB3 HDD enclosures are not cheap.


IMO grab a R5 mini that will give you 8 x 3.5 inch bays, an mATX, CPU, ram, PSU & OS of your choice and your done.

#1170965 New sim rig pc build check

Posted by Pigs can fly on 29 March 2016 - 12:49 PM

I'd be asking this question on a dedicated sim forum, you'll be in like minded company with people running these kinds of setups.

#1149566 Samsung SSD 840 EVO performance degradation fix

Posted by Pigs can fly on 30 January 2015 - 02:03 PM

Update to this, the performance issues are back


I have 2 of these drives, installed the fix on the day of release, OS win 8.1 pro this is my os drive which has my origin and uplay library, the other drive has steam. Regular daily usage



#1146649 What's your media server

Posted by Pigs can fly on 08 December 2014 - 08:12 PM

I have a pretty overpowered Plex/NAS server.


Xeon 1260l 4c/8t 45w

ASrock Z77 Extreme 4

16GB Samsung 1600 DDR3

4x 3tb WD green

2x 2tb WD Green

1x 160GB WD raptor

Corsair rm 650 PSU

CM Stacker 830 case

Windows 7 pro

Plex Server



The server delivers to 2x HTPC, 2x Apple TV's, 2x droid tablets & Phones. Tested the server with 6 concurrent different transcoding streams without a hitch. downloads are handled via a seedbox/VPN, whilst I can't automate the downloads the peace of mind makes up for it.


The only thing I had to purchase when building was the CPU everything else was in my parts bin/ i was originally going for a low power i3 but the price on the xeon was just to hard to pass up.

#1139702 Recommend A Tv For Me

Posted by Pigs can fly on 19 September 2014 - 12:23 PM

My old Samsung series 4 plasma is on it's last legs so I have been shopping around of late. I also have a Panasonic 100 Hz 42 inch in the house, which has been a brilliant TV.


4K is atm a waste of time, as Rybags said there are no standards set, nor is there the content. Also as the TV upscale, anything less than 1080 looks bad. Realistically in Australia unless you are a 4k content creator, there isn't a good reason to go 4K and with our abysmal broadband we can't have 4k streaming (if it even existed here). For Australia 1080p is the way to go.


The problem with the curved tv's is that if you are not in the optimal seating poistion then the image at the side you are closest to gets trunkated. I had a good look at these while in Singapore and it is a noticible issue. These TV's would need to be 100 inch + to work correctly. Then there is the 4k issue.


Other brands to look at Panasonic (IPS panels), Sony & LG (IPS panels). I would also recommend have a look at the TV's in a shop other than JB as you will get more help there, eg taking in a blu ray so you have a visual standard to compare with.