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  1. 1Wolf

    Best way to angle center channel?

    What is the best way to "angle" a large center channel so that it points at the listener's ears when sitting in an easy chair. You can see my center channel in the picture below. The center of the center channel is 16" above the floor. I need to get that pointed at the listeners ear. My...
  2. 1Wolf

    Need advice on the best way to handle e-mail

    I need a little advice on e-mail solutions. I understand that these days no one uses their ISP assigned e-mail addresses. However, it was back sometime in the 90's when Comcast first arrived in my neighborhood so I've been with the same ISP ever since. Back then, you'd create a few e-mail...
  3. 1Wolf

    Ethernet Cable Recommendation

    Thanks to everyone who chimed in, got me steered in the right direction, and offered information and advice. After the advice here, I've elected to switch gears and instead of going with my electrician, I'm going to try a local small business that does home network and home theater wiring as...
  4. 1Wolf

    Ethernet Cable Recommendation

    Thanks kindly for the help and advice. Its much appreciated. So it looks like I'll stick with Cat5e or Cat6 based on your advice. I think I'd rather go with Cat6 as all the other cables I have lying around are also Cat6. With regards to knowing how to properly install Cat5e vs. Cat6 - does...
  5. 1Wolf

    Ethernet Cable Recommendation

    I've recently moved into a rental home and the ISP that serves this neighborhood offers Metronet Fiber Optic Internet and my package is a Gig speed package. I've previously always had comcast cable internet so Fiber is new to me. The fiber optic line comes through the outer wall into the house...
  6. 1Wolf

    Is there something wrong with my 5950x?

    Thanks! Maybe I'll go ahead and give that a shot. This might be a stupid question but do you happen to know which settings in the BIOS I should set to enable it. What did you set to enable yours? When I look through my BIOS (ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero) I see PBO mentioned in several...
  7. 1Wolf

    Is there something wrong with my 5950x?

    Thank you!!! Thats greatly appreciated! I'm so used to my previous Intel 3770K world where, while it had 4 cores, it was either boosting or it wasn't. It was alot simpler to look at the numbers and realize it was performing as it should. It was overclocked to 4.4 and I'll I'd have to do is...
  8. 1Wolf

    Is there something wrong with my 5950x?

    Hello. I've recently just built two new systems. One with an 5900X and one with a 5950X. These are my first AMD systems and it had been almost 10 years since I built a machine (my last machine was an intel 3770K). I've run both systems on Aida64 stability test for about 2 and a half hours...
  9. 1Wolf

    LG 38gn950-b Driver?

    Does anyone happen to know the correct driver for the 38gn950-b? The owners manual that came with the monitor specified that LG recommends you install 3 pieces of software: The OnScreen Control Software, the UltraGear Control Center, and the Windows Driver. There are no drivers at all that...
  10. 1Wolf

    Question on FPS vs Multiple Displays

    Wow. That was very kind of you to look that up. Thank you! To simplify matters, I decided to try using my laptop instead of a desktop PC/graphics card. Here is the setup: 1) Laptop (Windows desktop resolution 1920x1200) to AVR via HDMI then AVR to ASUS VG278H 1080p monitor via HDMI. This...
  11. 1Wolf

    Question on FPS vs Multiple Displays

    Thanks Ebernanut :) Sorry to say that I don't quite follow. Perhaps I should try and describe better.... I set up the following test just as its a simpler setup then all the "sidecar" stuff and such above. Here is my setup. I have a PC with its video card connected to the input of the...
  12. 1Wolf

    Question on FPS vs Multiple Displays

    Thank you Ebernanut. You were 100% right. I'm so glad you chimed in when you did or I might have spent the better part of the day farting around with this thing trying to figure out why it won't work. You were right: The 1440p monitor couldn't see the HDMI signal from the receiver. It was...
  13. 1Wolf

    Question on FPS vs Multiple Displays

    Please forgive me if you've already seen this thread in the video card forum as I really wasn't sure where to post it or where I might get the question to the right people. I've got kind of a weird question here and I wasn't even sure where to post it...whether it was a GPU question, a display...
  14. 1Wolf

    Question on FPS vs Multiple Displays

    I've got kind of a weird question here and I wasn't even sure where to post it...whether it was a GPU question, a display question, or an audio question. So I'll try here and hopefully someone here smarter than me (which is probably most of you anyway) will know the answer. If not maybe I've...
  15. 1Wolf

    Looking for printer recommendations

    Its been over a decade since I purchased a laser printer and I really don't know much about laser printers so I wanted to ask for some recommendations. There is a recent similar thread on this however my requirements are very different from that member's so I wanted to start a new thread. My...
  16. 1Wolf

    Need some speaker advice from an audiophile

    Thanks again for the help and advice. Just as an update, it looks like I'll probably just end up sticking with my ProCenter 1000 as a center channel after all. I'd like to go with the Emotiva but ffter taking some measurements and comparing the dimensions of the Emotiva center channel to my...
  17. 1Wolf

    Need some speaker advice from an audiophile

    Thanks warhol76. To answer your question, I'm a little embarrassed to say that I really don't know the answer. I bought that Denon receiver in 2012 and its sole purpose has really just been DAC for gaming. I run HDMI out of my video card into the receiver. I've watched a few movies on it...
  18. 1Wolf

    Need some speaker advice from an audiophile

    Thanks for the advice Boonie. Its much appreciated. I think maybe I'll check what their return policy is, and then if its decent maybe I'll just go ahead and give it a shot. Unfortunately I'm absolutely awful at actively listening to differences in audio setups. If I am actively listening...
  19. 1Wolf

    Need some speaker advice from an audiophile

    A good decade ago I'd asked for help here in selecting a good 5.1 sound setup for my PC. I used it for gaming and movies and I wanted to go with a 5.1 setup. A bunch of folks who will probably forget more about sound setups then I'll ever know stepped up and offered me some absolutely...
  20. 1Wolf

    How bad did I screw up my radiator?

    Update. It appears everything is ok. Had towels on-hand in case of emergency. Unbolted the radiator and swung it outside the case, fired it up, and all appears well. Left it run for a good 15 minutes and no signs of any leaks or moisture that I could see or detect. Bolted it back into the...
  21. 1Wolf

    How bad did I screw up my radiator?

    Thanks to everyone for chiming in with the info & advice. Maybe it'll be ok then. It sat for a couple days and I didn't see any indication of any moisture on the outside so I went ahead and finished assembly so hopefully it will be ok. The couple of holes through it doesn't appear to be near...
  22. 1Wolf

    Alienware AW3821DW - What should I do?

    Thank you for chiming in Leykis. You're post helps a a TON and thank you so much for taking the time to write it. Sounds like we are of the exact same mind when comparing these two monitors. Like you, I don't play alot of high FPS first person shooters or competitive gaming. The closest...
  23. 1Wolf

    How bad did I screw up my radiator?

    Ok. I'm an idiot and I'm embarrassed that I need to post this. NZXT Kraken Z73. I'm not even exactly sure HOW I managed to pull this off but I was attaching my fans to my 360 radiator and the radiator to the case and somehow I managed to miss the screw hole JUST right and the screw went...
  24. 1Wolf

    Alienware AW3821DW - What should I do?

    I've been on the fence between the LG 38GN950-B and the Alienware AW3821DW for a while. After hemming and hawing I finally decided that maybe the full G-Sync module was worth it, and the folks here in the forums spoke highly of the Alienware warranty and support. So I went with the Alienware...
  25. 1Wolf

    How difficult is it to enable PBO?

    Probably a stupid question and a simple topic but, for whatever reason, the google or the YouTube isn't helping me to find what I'm looking for. I've just built an AMD 5900X system on an ASUS X570 Dark Hero motherboard (Not my first build but my first AMD build). Anytime I read folks asking...
  26. 1Wolf

    Windows 10 Setup Question

    Thanks to everyone for your help, opinions, and advice. I also wanted to apologize to everyone who chimed in here as I certainly didn't mean to start an argument. I didn't realize "admin" versus "standard user" was a touchy subject with such strong opinions. I had no idea. I also think there...
  27. 1Wolf

    Favorite utility to stress test 5900X for load temps?

    Thanks for the advice and opinions. I was already somewhat familiar with Prime95 as that is what I'd used in the past. But I went ahead and DL'd Aida64 Extreme and OCCT to give those a shot per the advice/recommendations above. Thanks! :)
  28. 1Wolf

    Windows 10 Setup Question

    Thanks :) Yup. That is exactly what I'd done. I'd created her a local non-MS admin account. That was my question: Whether or not folks were still doing that...just creating a non-MS admin account as a "main" account and thats it (like I'd always done on previous machines and previous...
  29. 1Wolf

    Windows 10 Setup Question

    Building a gaming machine for my wife. This is the first time that I've installed Windows 10 (My last build for her was many years ago and was Windows 7). On previous machines I'd just created her Windows local account as an "Admin" so that she could do what she needed to do. However, this...
  30. 1Wolf

    Favorite utility to stress test 5900X for load temps?

    I'd like to stress test my 5900X just to see what kind of load temps I get. I haven't overclocked it or activated PBO. However, I had some issues with the installation of the NZXT Z73 early on and I'd like to see how my load temps are looking. The last time I overclocked a CPU was an intel...
  31. 1Wolf

    AMD Ryzen 5900 - What is most accurate temp monitor?

    This is my first AMD build. AMD Ryzen 5900. I've discovered that the temps from the various monitoring tools differ alot more than I was expecting. My last machine was an intel 3770K and I used realtemp and/or coretemp and all of them produced pretty accurate results. For this Ryzen though...
  32. 1Wolf

    Looking for software to store user/pwd info

    Thanks to everyone for the recomendations. I'll take a look into Keepass & BitWarden :)
  33. 1Wolf

    Looking for NAS recommendations & advice

    Thanks to everyone for all the help, recommendations, and advice. That helps a ton. Especially when looking at the Synology options, their naming scheme and models available were confusing to say the least. That really helped to straighten it out. So far, from this thread, it looks like the...
  34. 1Wolf

    Looking for NAS recommendations & advice

    I'm looking for advice & recommendations for a NAS. Use for the NAS will be primarily backups, storage of *.vhd backup images of drives, & personal cloud storage (Sharing things like Photos, and files) for my wife and I. My wife and I have several desktops & laptops spread across 2 floors in...
  35. 1Wolf

    How to control LED on Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision OC?

    New build has a Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision OC. Its a white build for my wife and the card is white so its very pretty. The pictures on the box show it with a violet strip beneath the white "Gigabyte" logo and the wife thinks thats gorgeous. However, the only part that comes pre-lit on the card...
  36. 1Wolf

    Looking for software to store user/pwd info

    Just looking for recommendations for a good, very safe, very secure software to store the plethora of usernames/passwords that we all accumulate. I'd prefer something that is as "simple" as possible as I don't need alot of bells and whistles and I'd prefer something that doesn't run a bunch of...
  37. 1Wolf

    New PC - AntiVirus and Imaging Software?

    Last time I built a new PC was 2012 so its been a while. This is a "gaming" machine so performance is at the utmost and it doesn't spend much time in other pursuits. I just had a couple questions as I was hoping some of you might offer some insight to. AntiVirus - My previous machines just...
  38. 1Wolf

    Windows 10 - Can you run and close a program automatically at startup?

    Thanks for the help. Let me clarify a bit. When you open the L-Connect application and then click the "X" in the upper right corner the application will "close" to the windows notification area. Its one of those applications that is coded so that when the user clicks "X" it goes to the system...
  39. 1Wolf

    Windows 10 - Can you run and close a program automatically at startup?

    Windows 10 question.... I have a little problem with a piece of software I was hoping someone might have a slick solution for. My system has a few sets of the Lian Li SL120 UniFans. The "default" for the fans is just an RGB rainbow. There is a configuration program for them called...
  40. 1Wolf

    New 5900X build, is this a normal idle temp?

    Yup. I'd say so. If I was thinking I would have taken a photo. There had been enough from my prior application that it it had come just a bit out the sides. It wasn't like squeezing out like crazy and running across the motherboard...it was just a little. I did watch that Gamers Nexus video...
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