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We've got 4 gaming rigs and 3 smartphones basically running 16 hours a day, our current setup is an arris tg1682 as the gateway in our bedroom on one end of the house, the four ports go to:

1) the steam link with an unmarked cable

2) the smart tv with 4' cat 5e

3) the powerline range extender with a 5' cat6 cable (using it for wi-fi for 2 computers on the other end of the house, which seem to be working fine)

4) we have a 35' flat cat 6 cable running to an 8 port gigabit switch (netgear GS208), to which we've connected our 2 high end gaming rigs and our wd mycloud nas. While double checking for this post I noticed that 1 of those computers is wired to the switch using a cat5e but the other computer and the nas are using cat 5.

When pinging and testing with winMRT (using i get timeouts and packet loss of between 6-25% (when checking with winMRT over 100 iterations). The image is actually the best result I've gotten since Friday, obviously when I start looking for help it gets better.

My primary goal is to identify the source of the issue and eliminate it. any suggestions?

Things I plan to do in the future:

  • replace those cat5 with at least cat 5e

  • get this and this

  • i guess that's it. all the cables are new (i have no idea how long i've had those cat 5 cables sitting in my box), but that doesn't mean they're good so i might need to invest in a tester but that's new territory for me.


Do you get that packet loss if you connect directly to the router with that 5' cat6 cable? Basically the only way to narrow down your issue is to start taking everything out of the picture and adding stuff back in until you start having issues, whatever you last added is the issue.

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Original Poster1 point · 19 hours ago

I plan to try that but it's gong to be a chore to set up, unfortunately. I did try it with the 35' flat though and unhooked everything else. One run of 100 iterations on winmrt I got a perfect run, then I did it again and got 8-10% loss. I'm going to investigate our external wiring a bit as well.

Don't get that modem. It uses a Puma chipset which has a latency problem.

A cheap Ethernet tester will just tell you that the patch cables are terminated correctly. One that would actually tell you if there are any problems is very expensive.

Replace that flat cable, even if just temporarily, and see if that fixes anything. I have no faith in those flat cables.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 day ago · edited 19 hours ago

Awesome, thank you for the heads up about the modem. My workplace does employee auctions and I'm hoping to pick up a nice cable tester and (maybe a crimper) on the cheap, failing that I'm going to pick one up.

I was pretty skeptical about that cable too so I'll look into that

why are people guessing, aren't there data plates near the operator seat with the capacity and weight?

The data plate would have been useless in this situation. The crane became overloaded when the operator swiveled left and pushed the bulldozer into the earthen wall. When he continued to do so, he was literally dragging the weight up the wall, which overloaded the crane.

He could have had a load half that size and, if he made the same maneuver, the result would have been the same.

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Ooooh I see it now, thanks

Fortunately for me, the only one I'm interested in is Smart Home Automation with Linux and Raspberry Pi, anybody have any feedback on that? Also, are there any other gems in there that I might be overlooking?

6 points · 8 days ago · edited 8 days ago

2013, Apress, not actually Springer. tech books are likely to be outdated quickly. there is a lot in it, not solely ras pi. I think $1 is low enough to try it out

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Read that whole article for a "maybe", can we get this tagged as a misleading title?

technically that's just a case, could be thousands of dollars worth of modern hardware in there

That’s probably exactly what’s going on. I wouldn’t mind doing a retro case build like this though. The airflow is probably balls, but you can probably just rig some radiators and water cooling lol.

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it would be funny to take something like this and just do some nasty ass "cooling mods", like holes cut in the side with fans zip tied/duct taped on there but with a really nice build inside. oh and some "no fear" stickers or something.


could i just put this on an old simple acer desktop i keep in my closet, it's got a 2.67GHz intel quad core and 4gb of ram, but it does have 10/100/1000 lan.


something like this might get the job done more quickly. I feel for you, this is going to be a long boring pain in the ass. Out of curiosity, are you getting paid for this at least? Also, why are you doing this? And what software are you using?

Original Poster1 point · 24 days ago

Im using imgburn but im open to suggestions. I've tried handbrake but it doesnt see all the chapters for some reason. These are double layer dvds and are 7gb ugh. These are a set of educational school dvds that are on an outdated format (DVD) but still useful for teaching. Not getting paid lol

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well at least it's for a worthy cause, good for you. imgburn is what I would go with as well, it's fast easy and it's never given me a single bit of shit.

It was SUCH a long week and I haven't gotten to play since Sunday, I totally feel your pain and I still don't get to fire it up probably until tomorrow.


We work for a defense contractor and have always had overtime available (30 hours per 2 week pay period), recently things haven't gone so well and some departments have had layoffs while ours simply lost all overtime, so I'm lucky in a way. I'm losing about $450 a paycheck and we're really going to be feeling it, would I be able to get partial unemployment to cover that gap?


Just to be clear, you can receive UI while fully employed. The issue is that UI is there to meet a minimum earnings threshold per week. I believe $420 is the max in AZ. If you're making more than $420 a week, your payment is $0. UI covers the gap up to the maximum amount, but even if you go from $3,000 per week to $1,000 per week, you get nothing.

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Original Poster-1 points · 25 days ago

Thanks for the detailed response, I really appreciate you taking the time to explain it because I was having a hell of a time grasping the stuff Google was giving me, and the other responses, while accurate, weren't terribly informative.

You can start a claim, but you won't get any money.

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Original Poster0 points · 25 days ago

That sounds right, thanks

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Can't wait to be sorely disappointed by this seemingly AAA title promising lofty innovations.

Edit:obviously I'm going to buy it, I just know what to expect anymore

god dammit i just bought one of these for $450 that's going to be here tuesday

Where did you buy it from? Bestbuy has a price match guarantee. Maybe whoever you bought it from does too.

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Amazon, and I actually got the DG(not DGR) , which is funny because I think the whole point of the different model numbers is to screw people on the price match lol

-12 points · 1 month ago

ain't he a terrorist?

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did he scare you into following his ideology?

i love the otterbox cases but after having the "commuter" model on my last phone i don't think i can ever go back to the defender.

i'm out of the loop, what's going on here

Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

I'm into retrowave lately so I started creating some elite retrowave stuff. The last time I posted something, somebody told me to use brain trees instead of palms so I did that

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Oh ok, well it's really cool. Great work!


i milk it and wipe it lol, i probably spend as much time on the "post-piss cleanup" as i do taking the piss. I wear khaki pants a lot.


The one thing I'm not really sure about is the PSU, I've always been a corsair fan boy but I'm really liking EVGA stuff lately. I'm also keeping an HDD from my current machine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $347.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $147.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $196.00 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Pro 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $729.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair - 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $169.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $449.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2480.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-07 15:29 EDT-0400

EDIT: OK I changed the SSD to a 512GB 860 pro SATA and the PSU to a 750W instead of a 650W, going to apply the $100 savings to another HDD since the one I was transferring over is about 8 years old.


Assuming this is a gaming rig, I think you're drastically overspending on your storage solution, but everything else looks pretty good to me.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I was inclined to agree but I put a 500 gb version of the same one in my wife's machine and it's full lol, I'm going to go a bit more fastidious with what I installed to it but I'd like to be able to put all my "loading" time games on there (rust, gta v, prey, etc). Also after comparing her benchmark to my sata SSD, I'm never going back to sata

I was inclined to agree but I put a 500 gb version of the same one in my wife's machine and it's full lol

Sounds like you may need an HDD for data files (pictures, docs, music, etc) as an SSD doesn't benefit that type of file at all. Additionally, is she trying to load a full steam library of games onto the drive?

Also after comparing her benchmark to my sata SSD

Benchmarks for the most part don't mean squat to real-life examples. It's kinda like folks that put multiple SSDs on RAID0 - it looks great in benches, but the actual performance difference is minimal. Fact is, NVMe drives, despite being far faster, don't actually benefit gaming loads much. If you want it, by all means get it. Just know that you'll be consuming a fair amount of placebo effect.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

OK I did some research and dropped it down to a 512GB sata and i'm going to apply the $100 to a new HDD since the one I was going to transfer over is getting kinda old.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

No I cooked em one at a time that's why it took a good half hour to get through them.

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Original Poster10 points · 1 month ago

Just wanna tell all you about the outcome of the cards.


Actually the one that was artefacting got even worse.

Lesson for today: 1. Don't oven cook your GPU's 2. Wear some sort of eye protection and mouth cover (T-Shirt works fine)

It was fun fucking around with em 😁

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no dude, you were told by several people to do them one at a time instead of all at once after you asked for tips.

Hi - please respond directly to their partners' questions - not as a top level comment - or your entry will not count.

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Whoops I thought I did, thanks. no big deal, I wouldn't be able to fully appreciate parts I didn't get to pick, this sub ruined me lol

I got into it so I wouldn't have to settle for other peoples ideas for "ultimate dream computers" lol

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Add the season pass for 25$ and it is better to wait for the GOTY to become cheaper.

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is any of that dlc actually necessary? it looks like a bunch of dry-handjob filler stuff to me.

Some filler. Was extremely happy with Far Harbor and Nuka world and gave me hours of new quests and content. Roboworld and the vault-tec one is completely forgettable tho

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Good to know, thanks!

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