Personal GamingRig update

Over the last 4 years, my personal gaming-rig went through a lot of changes. First i ditched my i7-4790K system completely and started to rebuild from scratch.

Phase 1 was to get the core elements first โ€“ case, mobo, cpu, ram and psu.

After a long journey and getting around with the hot headed R9 390 from MSI, i started to play around with water cooling...

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Still alive

Even it’s now almost 4 years when i wrote the last blog (sorry for that lol), i am still alive. I got more and more into real life, until now.

Here and there changes – work – family related – computer related. Well. hope i find some interesting stuff over time i can blog around. In the meantime i wish you a good day ๐Ÿ˜›

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Cable salad for one

  • On the weekend i decided it is time to clean my PC.
    Not only was it the dust over the months, replacing hardware from time to time made cables gone crazy.

I decided that this time and since i have my PC now on the right side instead left side (yes i have it on the table ๐Ÿ˜›), i want it hanging inside instead of laying like i had before.
So, thanks to the Thermaltake Core V21 case, i can replace the front and side panels without any problems and rearrange how i like it.

Spending the next 4 hours with:

  • Disassembling everything to the ground
  • Cleaning dust filters
  • Kill every cable strip with reuseable cable straps
  • Cleaning hardware, case and fans with compressed air cans and a soft brush
  • Rearrange the case (front, side panels, buttons)
  • Re-glue LED strips back on (in the future, magnet one...
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4K preparation – The falcon has landed.

Today i got my new GPU delivered. Weirdly before it arrived, i dreamed about it xD
Well, long story short – it came, i unboxed it and fired that puppy up โค

Gigabyte Aorus 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 

Of course, after ripping out the AMD R9 290 i had to bench this card. I just left the OC work to the Gigabyte Engine tool because in my thought this card already has enough power.

With almost the same clock, switching to the 1080 Ti was an improvement of  95.3% 3DMark Score

4790K (OC 4.598 MHz) + R9 290 (Clock OC 1.000 MHz) < Score: 10 309
4790K (OC 4.589 MHz) + 1080 Ti (OC Mode 2.025 MHz) < Score: 20 130

While not enough and driving my CPU “almost max” (+300 MHz) up to 4.838 MHz, i even managed to beat myself again for 3% in the 3DMark Score

If someone is interested on a full view, you can click...

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TP-Link Archer C5 flash to C7…or “how to save money as TP-Link did”

Today i came across a tutorial to flash your TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 to an Archer C7 AC1750.

Yes, i could have bought the C7 instead of the C5 that time, but in that time the C7 was around 95โ‚ฌ and the C5 was on 35โ‚ฌ (sale otherwise 70โ‚ฌ at that time)
I was usually happy with it and it had 1Gbit WAN/LAN and replaced our FRITZ!Box 7270 on the family network.

So whats the problem then? Well a few since it looks like that TP-Link just cut down a few things on the C5 but basically used the same hardware on it as the C7.

up to 300MBit/s im 2.4GHz
up to 866MBit/s im 5GHz

up to 450MBit/s@2,4GHz
up to 1300MBit/s@5GHz

Since the tutorial is in german and can be easily translated, im gonna write the steps in english down here again.

Please note that you can damage your hardware, l...

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Custom build – Dad box aka KodiBox

Today i build a small system for my dad, well usually more a KodiBox.

I was never a big fan of the “4k TV Box” things you can buy for small money over the internet.
After convincing my dad to go for a computer base, i grabbed some spare parts i had left over – again? yeah…i still have a lot xD

Hardware on hand:
MSI Z97I Gaming AC Intel Z97 mITX
2x 2GB OCZ Platinum Edition 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
300W Cooler Master G550M PSU
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
Intel Stock cooler
Maxtor HDD 250GB SATA

Hardware bought:
Intelยฎ Coreโ„ข i3-4170

On arrival of the CPU, i started to gentle smash ( ๐Ÿ˜› ) the parts into the small case. In the middle of the way, i knew why i switched from mITX to mATX.
It is always a pain to assemble such small system, even with all the benefits…but hey, thats just my person...

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i’m blue dabedi dabedei

Yesterday my Logitech G430 died after 4 years and as a headset only user, it sucked to use the speakers of my screen ( hurr ๐Ÿ™ ).

To have my privacy back and able to use voice here and there, i bought myself the Corsair VOID RGB (yeah, stab me for that RGB stuff ๐Ÿ˜› )

The reason behind it is jst simple, i own already the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB and Corsair Sabre RGB (did i tell you to stab me for the RGB?)…

So of course and to add one device more to the Corsair CUE, i had to buy it ๐Ÿ˜›

Now i just need the Pad and im done with my RGB…or life whatever xD

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Hardware recycling

Lately nothing special happened…sorry about that ๐Ÿ˜›

On the Amazon Prime Day i bought 2 Seagate Firecuda (1x 1TB – 1x 2TB) for some storage upgrade on my personal computer and the one of my little brothers.

While in the middle, i thought i’m gonna recycle some of my old parts from my first PC. Everything got ripped out and in the end i ended up being a new owner of y used i5-2500K xD

Most of the hardware went into my little brothers system

Changes were made on my brothers PC

  • Switching motherboard, cpu and ram 1:1 – i5-2500K -> i7-2600K – RAM is now up at 16GB (8GB before)
  • Adding more storage – Seagate Firecuda 1TB
  • Usual dust removal ๐Ÿ˜›

Changes were made on my PC

  • Switching BitFenix Spectre 120mm fans(airflow: 73,25 mยณ/h) to Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm PWM fans(airflow 161...
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Giving up hosting

Today i’m giving up my hosting due the lack of interest and mostly ARK Survival Evolved was a pain in the ass with the updates.

With that i have to put down both servers, the ARK and 7 Days 2 Die


I want to thank the players who visited my ARK frequently and sorry about to put it down ๐Ÿ™

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Pre XMas

Surprise, surprise ๐Ÿ˜€ I treated myself today with an Amazon order and this is what i ordered

  • CSGO Karambit Knife
  • Anker Bluetooth headset (for work)
  • Figure-Rise Son-Goku Model-Kit
  • Figure-Rise Son-Gohan Model-Kit

Yeah nothing special but i always wanted that CSGO Knife and the model kits because i watch DB/Z/Kai/Super since almost 20 years, so i am a huge fan of it ๐Ÿ˜›

Sadly my Gohan lost weirdly one of the arm wrists…makes me feel meh because its not complete anymore...

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