Search results

  1. J

    Help speccing PC for video editing and live streaming

    I've been asked to put together some options for my church that does 3 services live streamed, recorded, and edited every weekend (plus a few other odds and ends). They plan to use Adobe Premier, and a live streaming service (can't remember the name of the program off the top of my head). They...
  2. J

    Flickr weirdness

    I've been on Flickr for a couple of years, with about 1200 photos on there now. I still don't really get a lot of views, comments, faves, or much activity at all really. I just use them as a hosting site to send albums to family or post on forums here and there. It's been fun watching as the...
  3. J

    Mayhems Pastel - age and disposal

    I've been using Mayhems Pastel blueberry for about 2 years now, maybe a little bit longer. It still looks and cools like the day I got it, but it's getting to be time to change my tubing out. Had a couple questions: 1) How long is a reasonable length of time to have the coolant in service...
  4. J

    best 2x dual-link DVI card?

    I'm running two ASUS PB278Q monitors, which for whatever reason has poor color rendering unless connected via dual-link DVI. They are 1440p res. I'm currently running a Radeon 6870 and an old GeForce 9600GSO (for the extra dual-link DVI port) for general desktop use, gaming (only on one...
  5. J

    PSU SATA power cable works for 3 years then dies?

    I'm having some issues with my RAID array, full discussion on that in this thread: Questions for a new RAID 0 setup But I think I found my issue is a bad power cable. Specifically, all the power connectors after the one closest to the PSU (4 on the cable, the last 3 are intermittent or do not...
  6. J

    Amp/DAC for bookshelf speakers, replacing receiver

    I got a soundbar for my TV setup, so I moved my 2 front speakers and receiver to my PC. It's great, but for my setup, I had to put the receiver underneath my laptop and docking station. My laptop nearly overheats just watching youtube now, so I think I need to get something else. It's just...
  7. J

    need an XL mouse pad recommendation

    Just built a new desk and I want to protect it and improve my mouse feel and tracking. Looking for an XL or extended size pad, roughly 32" x 12". Some that caught my eye - Glorious PC gaming race extended, Corsair MM200 extended, Aorus extended. I really like what I've seen of the Aorus, how...
  8. J

    About to buy an f-stop bag - thoughts?

    I have searched to the end of the internet and back, and I am now well aware that there is no such thing as a perfect camera bag - no way, no how. Can't blame anyone because of the wide array of uses they need to design for, but it sure doesn't make picking one any easier. I've been putting so...
  9. J

    camera repair rant / Sony RX100miii woes

    As we all know, the Sony RX100 line of cameras has always been pretty fragile. Certainly not DSLR durability. Unfortunately, the front ring of metal that displays the lens text on mine got dented - while in a case, no less - and now the lens cover leaves do not open or close on their own...
  10. J

    Questions for a new RAID 0 setup

    I recently purchased a second SSD, the same size as the first (though, different manufacturers and models). I was thinking about trying a RAID 0 config for fun. Neither of these SSD's are flagship devices, so the extra performance while increasing capacity on a "single" drive sounds nice too...
  11. J

    Phone for personal / work - carrier number and Google Voice

    Here's the situation. I started a new job 9 months ago, and they have a BYOD policy, but provide a stipend to cover some of the cell bill. I was on Ting for my personal plan at the time (pay for what you use), and thought I'd be smart by taking out another cell plan for work, getting another...
  12. J

    Logitech G502 Proteus Core @ bestbuy.com - $49.99 + FS

    This mouse is being phased out for the newer Proteus Spectrum. The only thing they changed is the LED is now RGB, controllable through Logitech software, and the thumb rest is black instead of blue. On this one, the LED is always blue, but you can turn it off and on in the Logitech software...
  13. J

    replacement parts

    I'll spare you my anecdote until later in the post. Bottom line is I'm looking for a new Nexus 5 screen, cheapest I can get (obviously), but more importantly I want it to be OEM, or as close to it as I can get. I'm sick of Amazon retailers labeling things as OEM when they're not. So, where...
  14. J

    Mouse recommendations for a MX510 user

    OK, I've had this mouse for 10-15 years now and its a freaking tank. It has been manhandled, gone to countless LANs, moved 8 times across the country. Awesome. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and its giving me some issues, so its time to look for new (I'll still keep it around for a spare...
  15. J

    A Picture I took 2016

    Happy New Year! I'll leave it up to you guys if you want to continue to separate out the "NSFW" pics. I did appreciate it when I worked in an office, and I don't take those types of photos, but I am not the majority either. Here's to many more great shots this year! Finally got to enjoy some...
  16. J

    tenkay desk

    My wife and I just bought a house and I finally have a space of my own. I work from home and play on my PC at night, so I spend a lot of time in this room. I'm currently using a cheap plastic folding table as a desk temporarily until I could come up with something better. Well, it's time to...
  17. J

    Need recommendations for a new server

    I have a friend who is looking for a new server for his small company (3-5 employees in one office). It needs to run AutoCAD Civil 3D, and act as the office's file server as well. Apparently, it really bogs down when multiple people are accessing files on the machine while someone is using it...
  18. J

    Best compact telephoto for Canon APSC?

    My wife's brother is a Senior in the Michigan Marching Band this year and I wanted to get some good pictures of him in uniform at games. The problem is, they won't let any camera lenses longer than 6 inches into the stadium. I'm speculating it has something to do with rights to the players/...
  19. J

    issues with nVidia + AMD cards in the same computer

    So I'm using a Radeon 6870 as my daily driver. It plays the games I have at the resolutions I want just fine... it's starting to show its age, but there are other priorities. Recently I upgraded my monitors for productivity reasons, and I didn't have the right ports on my card to support them...
  20. J

    A Video I Took 2015

    Ok guys I finally have a video to start this thread. It's not great, just something I threw together, but I'm hoping this can be a place for those of us who are into videography to post what we've got and get feedback so we can keep improving. I took this video over memorial day weekend, just...
  21. J

    post a video you took thread?

    Would anyone have any interest in starting a post a video you took thread similar to our photo one that's stickied? Would it get any use? Personally I'm starting to dabble in video work and it would be kind of cool to see some others work for inspiration and have the community support to...
  22. J

    Quick experiment: MP vs noise performance (20D vs 70D)

    Background: I've been dabbling in photography since I was a little kid. I got my first DSLR when I went to college, a 20D, and I used it for years. It was a hand-me down from my dad and sister who are extreme hobbyist and professional, respectively. Mostly I thought, hey, sweet camera, sweet...
  23. J

    cellular signal issues with new phones (s6)

    My wife's mom and grandma both got new Samsung Galaxy S6's and now they have bad reception in our house. Texts take days to be received and calls are dropped regularly. They were both experiencing this on their old S3's as well so we thought the new phone would help. They have between 0-1...
  24. J

    Color Sustainer causing stuttering

    So I recently purchased 2x Asus PB278Q's. They had the best performance for my budget. I do some photo editing, so I wanted something with good color accuracy. These monitors were pretty good out of the box, and even better once calibrated, so I justified the purchase. I don't have a...
  25. J

    help me find a plan/phone for work

    I got a new job that's work from home and I'm getting a $90/mo stipend for a cell phone and plan. Here are my requirements: 1. unlimited minutes (I figure max average 4hr/day * 5day/wk * 4.3wk/mo * 60min/hr = 5160 minutes in a month) 2. enough data for emails and google maps while on the...
  26. J

    which ports do I have? (conflicting info on 6870 hawk)

    I have an MSi Radeon 6870 Hawk (Twin Frozr III). According to MSi's website, I have http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R6870_Hawk.html#hero-overview Mini DisplayPort x 2 Dual-link DVI x 1 Single-link DVI x 1 HDMI x 1 OR, I have Mini DisplayPort x 2 Dual-Link DVI-I x 2 HDMI x 1 I'm looking to...
  27. J

    thoughts on adjustable height standing desks

    Hi all - I'm considering building a custom standing desk. It would be nice to have the flexibility to move between standing and sitting whenever I want also. Before I started I wanted to get your feedback to see what those of you think who have one or have considered one at one point. My...
  28. J

    Adobe Lightroom 5 + Canon printer - $60 shipped @ BuyDig

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Canon MG2520 All-in-one inkjet printer $59.99 Need to add to cart to see price. $90 instant discount, no MIR http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=E1CNMG2520&omid=200&ref=cj&utm_source=CJ&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_placement=6156980 The student...
  29. J

    Just how important is cooling nowadays?

    It seems like as the technology improves, there's less need for taking extra measures just for cooling. I mean think about it: 1. Northbridge was removed entirely for intel systems because it's now in the CPU 2. Southbridge rarely needs more than a thin heat spreader 3. RAM doesn't need...
  30. J

    backpacking w/ a DSLR - tips?

    The wife and several of our best friends are hiking Machu Picchu this summer and I'm starting to get my gear in order. Does anyone have any tips for backpacking with a DSLR? I found this article which was interesting. I'm most interested in the monopod hiking pole and the shoulder strap...
  31. J

    Need an SSD

    Hey guys - my SSD crapped out on me yesterday and I need my PC back up and running before the weekend. Looking to buy in the next day or two and I'm pretty out of the loop. Can you recommend a good deal for a quality 240-256GB drive? What are some things to look for these days?
  32. J

    help with boot loader issue after Windows update

    Hi all - I have a dual boot with Ubuntu on a spinner hard drive and Windows 7 on my SSD. Been using windows for years and I recently took the EdX intro to linux course so I have a dual boot between the two using grub for the bootloader. I installed some Windows updates this morning and when I...
  33. J

    Canon 70D + Pixma Pro-100 + 32GB SDHC UHS1 - $799 AR @ Adorama

    Awesome deal. Camera usually goes for $1k on it's own. You get: Canon 70D body* 32GB SDHC card, Class 10 UHS-1 Adorama sling camera bag Canon PIXMA PRO-100 printer 50 sheets of schnazzy photo paper For $1,349 - $200 instant rebate = $1,149 up front $1,149 - $350 MIR = $799 final Adorama is...
  34. J

    End of year DSLR deals? (70D)

    My wife just let the cat out of the bag that my whole family is pitching in to get me a new DSLR due to recently completing a few big life accomplishments. They wanted my input to make sure they got the right thing. I currently have a Canon 20D that's getting pretty long in the tooth. I'm...
  35. J

    Making a short case stand - materials?

    I've got an NZXT Switch 810 on my hardwood floor next to my desk right now. I'd like to get it up off of the floor after recently moving it to a horrifying display of dust bunnies underneath it. Also, I thought it would be nice to bring it up to desk level so I have another 8-9 inches of desk...
  36. J

    Do you use cursor acceleration?

    Do you use cursor acceleration? I ask because recently I've had to turn it on. I strongly prefer no acceleration whatsoever, because I like moving my mouse from one spot to another, then moving back to where I was and have the same spot on my mousepad be the the same spot on my screen every...
  37. J

    Mobile devices registering but not carrying out a click

    This has been happening for the last year or so and it's absolutely infuriating. On my Nexus 5, and on my iPad mini, I can click something, it'll flash like it knows what I'm clicking, and then it won't do anything. It just sits there. Then I click it again and same thing. It usually takes...
  38. J

    metallic dyes - how long can I use for?

    Hi y'all - I meeting up with some friends, and I'm the only one with a water cooling setup. I wanted to "wow" everyone with a cool metallic dye in my loop. It hit me that I have some extended family coming over the week before also, and I got to thinking about how long I can use these dyes...
  39. J

    Nexus 5 GPS issues

    Anybody else experiencing issues with their GPS in google maps? Mine "loses GPS signal" after about 5 minutes... sometimes it comes back, most of the time it doesn't. When it does come back, it's not accurate at all, and it usually misunderstands my location and recalculates. I haven't been...
  40. J

    Speaker stands

    Thought I'd share my idea and a mini build log here. We were in need of some speaker stands for our entertainment center, so I whipped up a design to match our dining room table. Still deciding on the staining, so there's some variations. But I'll be picking everything up and putting it...
Top