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  • Agent Orange: You are dead and banned, that's why you can post!
    March 04, 2017, 02:06:41 PM
  • xGraeme63x: Classic me. Dead as per usual.
    March 07, 2017, 04:01:53 AM
  • Agent Orange: Huh, the gaming news bot is still pulling in info from everywhere.
    March 21, 2017, 07:45:31 PM
  • Darth Shitty: MAGA
    April 04, 2017, 11:48:54 PM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: Maira diseappered for a month now. o0 that's not good
    April 14, 2017, 07:52:29 PM
  • Disrobed Monk: When the bleeding has stopped for a month; that's when you know you're pregnant.
    April 15, 2017, 12:42:21 AM
  • VajIsForFags: She has other good news that has been occupying her time. Something about a sex change is what I gathered.
    April 15, 2017, 08:15:40 PM
  • Agent Orange: Well eventually a fetus gets a gender or two I guess.
    April 16, 2017, 01:39:49 AM
  • Disrobed Monk: Did you just assume how many genders the Fetus planned to exemplify?!?
    April 16, 2017, 02:37:36 AM
  • Agent Orange: Sorry, I forgot that I was on Tumblr.
    April 17, 2017, 02:45:11 AM
  • Agent Orange: Anyone interested in Arma 3 plays? Mods? I don't know. I've played some of the campaign but I think Arma is probably best with some teammates.
    April 26, 2017, 08:17:03 PM
  • Sushi K: arma 3 is pretty much the only thing I play these days. It is wayyyy better with people and mods, but not that king of the hill stuff. I play with a group that do ops every friday and sunday.
    April 27, 2017, 01:06:07 AM
  • Agent Orange: Awesome! Any recommended mods?
    May 02, 2017, 05:42:42 AM
  • Sushi K: RHS for sure, leights opfor pack is pretty good too. And if you decide to play some insurgency (game mode in A3) then you'll probably need acre2 or tfar as most of those servers use some form of radio system.
    May 02, 2017, 11:46:22 PM
  • Sushi K: also ace, almost forgot that one
    May 02, 2017, 11:46:45 PM
  • Derpo Bugginz: I'
    May 11, 2017, 05:59:41 PM
  • Derpo Bugginz: I'm* going to have to get Arma eventually -- Most of my Steam friends have moved onto that
    May 11, 2017, 06:00:06 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Agent, I know you hate Colombians, especially of the fetal variety, but I am neither of those, so could you unblock my cellphone? :p
    May 15, 2017, 05:28:49 PM
  • VajIsForFags: (I am currently in Fetus' city: CalĂ­)
    May 15, 2017, 05:29:57 PM
  • Fetus: WHY SO MUCH HATE FOR ME???? I'll have you all know I've been busy settling down and doing my womanly duties in the kitchen. That's all I do now. Clean and work. Please end my existence.
    May 15, 2017, 08:52:53 PM
  • Agent Orange: I guess its unblocked by itself already? Not sure if that VZW address caused an autoblock.
    May 16, 2017, 11:31:29 AM
  • VajIsForFags: I was on the road so it migjg have sent a few packets a couple of times in a row. Was a bit weird.
    May 16, 2017, 09:56:47 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Fetus, welcome to being an adult. Also, the woman I pay to clean my place is totally worth it. She even changes my sheets and puts them in the wash!
    May 16, 2017, 09:58:16 PM
  • Fetus: Yeah... I've done that maybe twice in 5 months? Nothing like sleeping in your own filth and sweat!
    May 22, 2017, 09:30:41 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Well, you could try sleeping in someone else's filth and sweat.
    May 27, 2017, 02:01:41 PM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: oo
    June 11, 2017, 01:23:08 AM
  • Fetus: oo
    June 14, 2017, 08:22:51 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Sorry for killing the conversation...
    June 22, 2017, 09:57:25 AM
  • Disrobed Monk: What conversation?
    June 24, 2017, 02:05:35 PM
  • Fetus: When will you come back and play ARAM with me? :'(
    June 26, 2017, 11:24:15 PM
  • VajIsForFags: When Agent buys me a laptop? :P I do miss playing. Pero tambien tengo una argentina viviendo conmigo ahora... :D
    July 07, 2017, 12:45:10 PM
  • Derpo Bugginz: C'mon Agent, get the man a laptop
    July 14, 2017, 09:53:14 AM
  • Agent Orange: OK let me know when it gets there
    July 17, 2017, 04:38:13 AM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: anyone still have invites to private torrent sites?
    July 18, 2017, 01:57:07 AM
  • CJmango: PUBG though.
    July 27, 2017, 08:05:50 AM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: it went thru a phase playing that game... first started bunch of wins easy, then a ton of shit htis the fan, and now im back to wins all day everyday... that said that server desync is real... so low fps too qq
    July 29, 2017, 02:28:49 AM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: and when i said shit hits the fan i had like 200 games and like only 2-3 wins... last 50-60 games i have 21 wins so
    July 29, 2017, 02:29:44 AM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: ranking restart soon though take those SS of the server where i have 1 game played 1 win 10k 0 d and call it worth $35
    July 29, 2017, 02:30:31 AM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: 5 million copies sold.. they should've fix way more shit by now derp
    July 29, 2017, 02:30:55 AM
  • CJmango: Yeah, I could see that.  It's a lot to fix in a short period of time too though.
    July 30, 2017, 08:29:47 AM
  • CJmango: kinda fucked up psychology too.  They made a ton of money and they could just say fuck it.  But now they have all these users and can go try and make the game better and figure out another way to extract cash from the users with crates and keys and shit
    July 30, 2017, 08:30:49 AM
  • Fetus: hats
    August 01, 2017, 07:09:44 PM
  • CJmango: HATS.
    August 01, 2017, 07:30:54 PM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: 400$ skirts.. lmao pubg u scare me
    August 06, 2017, 02:09:57 PM
  • Derpo Bugginz: had some guy I know sell a ton of H1Z1 skins and buy a $120 skirt for PUBG instead
    August 14, 2017, 02:48:13 AM
  • CJmango: jeesus
    August 14, 2017, 12:10:54 PM
  • CJmango: is he hoping it'll go up in value?
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    August 15, 2017, 10:58:58 PM
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  • CJmango: play more PUBG?
    September 11, 2017, 07:27:52 PM
  • Agent Orange: I don't remember.
    September 12, 2017, 06:16:35 AM
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    September 21, 2017, 11:25:51 AM
  • AnThRaX_: oh fuck i figured out how to login
    September 25, 2017, 03:14:09 PM
  • CJmango: win.
    September 25, 2017, 03:37:44 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Wait, I can have a male character that wears a skirt? Can it be pink?
    September 28, 2017, 01:21:39 PM
  • VajIsForFags: And god damn't, I let my domain lapse quite a few years ago and now it is listed for $1900... :(
    September 28, 2017, 01:22:15 PM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: [link]
    November 08, 2017, 12:18:51 AM
  • Kyosuke Dei Knives: Destiny 2 PC clan in case anyone wants to casual it up. [link]
    November 08, 2017, 12:19:05 AM
  • 311: Up here in Washington we be drawings dicks in the sky! hope your home towns are keeping up.
    November 22, 2017, 08:36:45 PM
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    December 12, 2017, 04:38:49 PM
  • CJmango: ohello
    December 17, 2017, 11:09:15 AM
  • VajIsForFags: I played League of Legends for the first time in 2 years and might be addicted again... Good thing I still don't have a computer.
    January 10, 2018, 01:50:30 PM
  • CJmango: Haha--You go to CES?
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  • VajIsForFags: My girlfriend convinced me to go to MAGFest. I ended up ditching her for a few hours to play LoL... We're still dating.
    January 23, 2018, 04:00:45 PM
  • Fetus: WTF is MAGFest? Why is the Hotel Gaylord National? What year is this? WHERE AM I?! Also glad you got a GF. They grow up so fast. :') I'm single and happy again.
    January 25, 2018, 10:03:51 PM
  • Darth Shitty: ....
    February 17, 2018, 10:57:12 AM
  • 311: EVERYONE PUBG!!
    February 27, 2018, 07:29:10 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Yahoo bracket anyone?
    March 12, 2018, 09:15:07 AM
  • VajIsForFags: [link]
    March 12, 2018, 02:23:05 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Yahoo tourney at the link above or here: [link]
    March 12, 2018, 02:23:24 PM
  • VajIsForFags: Password is pretzels
    March 12, 2018, 02:23:30 PM
  • VajIsForFags: 2 Brackets max. I'd encourage a Wishful Bracket and a Realistic one, but it is your choice.
    March 12, 2018, 02:26:54 PM
  • CJmango: PUBG though. Been in the top 0.1-0.2% pretty consistently.  Not enough time to play more than a few nights a week though
    March 15, 2018, 04:36:58 PM
  • 311: wouldn't say i'm that good but same here. little at a time. getting into FFP and squad. 2nd 3rd best so far. it helps
    Yesterday at 08:40:40 PM

Author Topic: What to do with old office computer?  (Read 203 times)

What to do with old office computer?
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:07:55 PM »

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We're finally getting new computers at our office and it looks like we will probably be able to take home our old PC's if we want. I'm assuming they'll get flashed, but not positive. I might be able to get our Windows 7 license, but won't count on it.

Anyhow, attached are the basic specs from msinfo32 as well as my dxdiag file. I'm wondering if you guys have any suggestions for things to do with them. I know they aren't powerful enough to mine even remotely efficiently with something like NiceHash. But I am wondering if a simple upgrade or two might make them into something reasonable (ie a graphics card). But I don't necessarily want to throw a bunch of money at a 6+ year old machine. I can probably hook up 1 or 2 mining rigs at my girlfriend's place since her electricity is included in her condo fees...

I also might be able to get a few of them. If I do, I was thinking about formatting them and putting a Linux distro on them and then selling them for $50-$100 or so (if you think someone would be interested in buying them at that price).

Thoughts? Suggestions? I'd consider a media center as an option as well.

This is a link to the system as a whole: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387698,00.asp
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Re: What to do with old office computer?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 08:50:51 AM »

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For a mining rig you'd have to see if the mainboard can support the graphics or what it would cost for a mod, and to upgrade the power or power adapters to support the graphics power consumption.

If you file host something like Plex or torrenting or run any home automation, security, etc., old machines are always good for that and pull the burden off of your main machine and can reduce energy cost if you put a lower power, higher efficiency psu/gfx in there. 

Even just using it as NAS for your home can be good because it pulls the power draw and drive uptime from your main machine for files you don't access on the regular and then you're not paying for cloud storage.

Clearly it's not arrogance, for arrogance would be a flaw.

Re: What to do with old office computer?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 03:59:52 PM »

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My WiFI router has an okay NAS setup. I have a couple external HDD's plugged right into it.

I'll have to think more about it in that case.
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Re: What to do with old office computer?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 03:34:16 PM »

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I never did get a good NAS thing going on a router.  How well does that really work?  I have a RT-N66W but have been considering an upgrade. 
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Re: What to do with old office computer?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 03:28:50 PM »

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This is what I bought: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0192911RA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What you should keep in mind is that I bought this while I was renting out my 2nd bedroom on Airbnb and I only had (have) a Samsung S8 and a Samsung Tablet.

Things I like about it: 4 networks, 2x 2.5Ghz and 2x 5Ghz. I made 2 of them available to guests with an obnoxiously long password that included spaces. Apple devices couldn't handle the spaces and freaked the fuck out and I had to change the password to remove the spaces. :( The other 2 were for my own private usage including Chromecast. Chromecast does have some issues if I'm not paying attention to which network my phone and it are on.

My TV recognized the HDDs I hooked up just fine. The only issue is that I discovered my TV can't play AVI files (not much of a surprise).

What I don't like about it is the website you use to login and manage it. It is definitely NOT mobile friendly. That being said, it is simple and straightforward from a regular computer. It is still usable on a mobile device and works very fast for transferring files. There is an app that is mediocre as well.
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