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#31
The ol' 9900k still serves me well, but when the next upgrade happens it may very well be Ryzen based. Given the amount of video editing and encoding I do, the increased core and thread count is really up my alley...
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#32
Oh damn, I just noticed that the RX 6800 XT has dropped below $900 on NewEgg now ... getting closer to MSRP.

I'm in the process of converting an old VHS tape to MKV right now. I ingested the video using the JVC HR-S7800U via the Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K (525i59.94 NTSC, QuickTime DVCPRO 50 format), and then added a debanding filter, pillarboxed it (that thing when you add stuff on either side of a 4:3 image to make it 16:9), and added chapter markers in DaVinci Resolve. Each chapter is being exported as a 720p video. Next I'll export the list of markers from DaVinci Resolve to a text file, use MKVToolNix to put the chapters in sequence, and import the list of markers to ensure that the chapter timings and names are correct. Once MKVToolNix is done multiplexing the video, I'll dump it into Handbrake to transcode it into a more compact file format, and then I'll chuck it into a Plex library. So basically I'm making my Ryzen 9 3900X and GeForce RTX 2070 work Smile
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
MB: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 8G
RAM: 4x16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200
Storage: 1x1TB Corsair Force MP600, 1x1TB Samsung 970 Pro, 1x1TB Crucial MX500, 2x6TB WD Red Pro in btrfs mirror
Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Display: 1x Dell U4320Q (43" 3840x2160), 2x Dell U2719D (27", 2560x1440)
Chassis: Fractal Design Torrent (gray, light tint, ARGB)
Peripherals: Keychron K4v2 (Cherry MX Brown switches) | Keychron M1 | Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4k | Blue Snowball iCE | AKG K240 headphones | Logitech Z333 Speakers
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#33
(04-23-2022, 11:33 PM)theklinks Wrote: Oh damn, I just noticed that the RX 6800 XT has dropped below $900 on NewEgg now ... getting closer to MSRP.

I'm in the process of converting an old VHS tape to MKV right now. I ingested the video using the JVC HR-S7800U via the Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K (525i59.94 NTSC, QuickTime DVCPRO 50 format), and then added a debanding filter, pillarboxed it (that thing when you add stuff on either side of a 4:3 image to make it 16:9), and added chapter markers in DaVinci Resolve. Each chapter is being exported as a 720p video. Next I'll export the list of markers from DaVinci Resolve to a text file, use MKVToolNix to put the chapters in sequence, and import the list of markers to ensure that the chapter timings and names are correct. Once MKVToolNix is done multiplexing the video, I'll dump it into Handbrake to transcode it into a more compact file format, and then I'll chuck it into a Plex library. So basically I'm making my Ryzen 9 3900X and GeForce RTX 2070 work Smile


Funny you mention this, I picked up a couple of goodies recently for similar activities.  Here's a copypasta of my FB post:

"Some cool pieces of kit i picked up recently.

On the left is an EVGA XR1 Lite video capture unit.  This has an HDMI in and an HDMI out, connects to your computer via USB 3.0, and allows you to capture video from any HDMI device such as video games, other computers, cameras, etc.  The device on the right is a generic composite video to HDMI unit that takes any conposite video source and converts it to HDMI (720p or 1080p).  This combination of devices will allow me to do livestreams of pretty much any game system I have.  It also allows me to capture video from cameras and VCRs which in turn gives me the capability to digitize old home video and store it in s format that won't decay.  It's an awesome combination and well worth what i paid!"

I do plan on getting a better capture device at some point, but before I make that sort of investment I want to do some research on what will serve me best. Meanwhile the XR1 Lite seems to be hailed the best for value oriented bang-for-buck buyers (at least if you want to steer clear of the chinese no-name $20 USB sticks).


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Storage: 2x1TB SPCC NVME in RAID0, 1x500GB Samsung 850 EVO (SATA), 1x 2TB Seagate HDD
Cooling: Thermaltake Ring Floe 360mm AIO Watercooler
Display: LG 34GL750 34" Curved Ultrawide
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#34
As a "web developer" (and I use that term in the loosest possible sense) I have never really used Chrome's dev-centric utilities much beyond "view source" which is a habit I've been in since the dawn of time.  However, editing and constantly tweaking the styleset for the forum has given me MASSIVE respect for the code inspector facility built into the browser.  90% of the time if I spot something I don't quite like the look of, I can hit "Inspect" and get a pretty good idea of where the offending CSS is coming from and have it changed PDQ.


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RAM: 4x16GB G'Skill Ripjaws DDR4-3200
Storage: 2x1TB SPCC NVME in RAID0, 1x500GB Samsung 850 EVO (SATA), 1x 2TB Seagate HDD
Cooling: Thermaltake Ring Floe 360mm AIO Watercooler
Display: LG 34GL750 34" Curved Ultrawide
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#35
(04-23-2022, 11:33 PM)theklinks Wrote: Oh damn, I just noticed that the RX 6800 XT has dropped below $900 on NewEgg now ... getting closer to MSRP.

I'm in the process of converting an old VHS tape to MKV right now. I ingested the video using the JVC HR-S7800U via the Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K (525i59.94 NTSC, QuickTime DVCPRO 50 format), and then added a debanding filter, pillarboxed it (that thing when you add stuff on either side of a 4:3 image to make it 16:9), and added chapter markers in DaVinci Resolve. Each chapter is being exported as a 720p video. Next I'll export the list of markers from DaVinci Resolve to a text file, use MKVToolNix to put the chapters in sequence, and import the list of markers to ensure that the chapter timings and names are correct. Once MKVToolNix is done multiplexing the video, I'll dump it into Handbrake to transcode it into a more compact file format, and then I'll chuck it into a Plex library. So basically I'm making my Ryzen 9 3900X and GeForce RTX 2070 work Smile

Funny thing Is I didn't want to go with a 6900XT, but at the time of Puchase it was $1350 where the 6800XT was still at $1599. Hell the Sapphire LC card was cheaper than the 6800XT like a week later.

Prices are soooo weird right now.
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#36
(04-24-2022, 07:18 AM)TheGeekRedneck Wrote:
(04-23-2022, 11:33 PM)theklinks Wrote: Oh damn, I just noticed that the RX 6800 XT has dropped below $900 on NewEgg now ... getting closer to MSRP.

I'm in the process of converting an old VHS tape to MKV right now. I ingested the video using the JVC HR-S7800U via the Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K (525i59.94 NTSC, QuickTime DVCPRO 50 format), and then added a debanding filter, pillarboxed it (that thing when you add stuff on either side of a 4:3 image to make it 16:9), and added chapter markers in DaVinci Resolve. Each chapter is being exported as a 720p video. Next I'll export the list of markers from DaVinci Resolve to a text file, use MKVToolNix to put the chapters in sequence, and import the list of markers to ensure that the chapter timings and names are correct. Once MKVToolNix is done multiplexing the video, I'll dump it into Handbrake to transcode it into a more compact file format, and then I'll chuck it into a Plex library. So basically I'm making my Ryzen 9 3900X and GeForce RTX 2070 work Smile


Funny you mention this, I picked up a couple of goodies recently for similar activities.  Here's a copypasta of my FB post:

"Some cool pieces of kit i picked up recently.

On the left is an EVGA XR1 Lite video capture unit.  This has an HDMI in and an HDMI out, connects to your computer via USB 3.0, and allows you to capture video from any HDMI device such as video games, other computers, cameras, etc.  The device on the right is a generic composite video to HDMI unit that takes any conposite video source and converts it to HDMI (720p or 1080p).  This combination of devices will allow me to do livestreams of pretty much any game system I have.  It also allows me to capture video from cameras and VCRs which in turn gives me the capability to digitize old home video and store it in s format that won't decay.  It's an awesome combination and well worth what i paid!"

I do plan on getting a better capture device at some point, but before I make that sort of investment I want to do some research on what will serve me best.  Meanwhile the XR1 Lite seems to be hailed the best for value oriented bang-for-buck buyers (at least if you want to steer clear of the chinese no-name $20 USB sticks).

That is exactly how my thought process went, but I'm getting to be too late with some tapes I've tried. The first one I tried contained videos of family Christmas gatherings between 1987 and 1989, and apart from looking like shit because it was recorded in SLP mode, TBC can't make heads or tails of it so it drops all manner of frames and the video/audio go all out of sync almost immediately. Before switching to Linux I had one of those composite to HDMI devices hooked up to the Elgato HD60 Pro, and it worked well enough -- I'm actually still using it in the event that I can't capture without dropping frames, but when I do that it doesn't capture the audio and video streams in separate tracks for me.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 8G
RAM: 4x16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200
Storage: 1x1TB Corsair Force MP600, 1x1TB Samsung 970 Pro, 1x1TB Crucial MX500, 2x6TB WD Red Pro in btrfs mirror
Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Display: 1x Dell U4320Q (43" 3840x2160), 2x Dell U2719D (27", 2560x1440)
Chassis: Fractal Design Torrent (gray, light tint, ARGB)
Peripherals: Keychron K4v2 (Cherry MX Brown switches) | Keychron M1 | Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4k | Blue Snowball iCE | AKG K240 headphones | Logitech Z333 Speakers
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#37
Okay, so if you haven't played Powerwash Simulator yet, it's probably the best Early Access game I've ever snagged on Steam. Really not much to it ... your character has a pressure washer, and you are presented with very dirty things or places that you must clean. It is the most satisfying goddamn game I've played in the past two years.

It's first-person, but there will be a motion sickness mode that allows you to aim the pressure washer without moving your field of view to reduce overall screen motion.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
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GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 8G
RAM: 4x16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200
Storage: 1x1TB Corsair Force MP600, 1x1TB Samsung 970 Pro, 1x1TB Crucial MX500, 2x6TB WD Red Pro in btrfs mirror
Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Display: 1x Dell U4320Q (43" 3840x2160), 2x Dell U2719D (27", 2560x1440)
Chassis: Fractal Design Torrent (gray, light tint, ARGB)
Peripherals: Keychron K4v2 (Cherry MX Brown switches) | Keychron M1 | Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4k | Blue Snowball iCE | AKG K240 headphones | Logitech Z333 Speakers
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#38
Up at my uncle's place in Camdenton, Missouri for a couple days. Hope to get some fishing in tomorrow...
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CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K (4.9ghz all cores)
GPU: Asus STRIX Edition Geforce RTX 2080 Super
RAM: 4x16GB G'Skill Ripjaws DDR4-3200
Storage: 2x1TB SPCC NVME in RAID0, 1x500GB Samsung 850 EVO (SATA), 1x 2TB Seagate HDD
Cooling: Thermaltake Ring Floe 360mm AIO Watercooler
Display: LG 34GL750 34" Curved Ultrawide
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#39
Nice, always good to get away Smile

Julie and I are heading to the middle of nowhere, Illinois with the dogs on Saturday. Address says Sublette, but GPS always tells me it's Amboy. Don't care either way, it's dead silent out there and there's very little light pollution compared to home. Kids are going to stay with my parents.

In other news I started another Borderlands 3 playthrough, my first on Linux. It's super weird that only Borderlands 2 was ported to Linux and that I have to run the rest using Proton, but whatever, it is what it is. I'm reasonably happy with performance; loading screens take a lot longer than they did on Windows, and there's a bit of lag for the first few seconds after entering a zone, but once I get past that performance is on par with Windows. I may try one of the GloriousEggroll builds of Proton to see if it works better, but overall it's pretty nice.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
MB: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 8G
RAM: 4x16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200
Storage: 1x1TB Corsair Force MP600, 1x1TB Samsung 970 Pro, 1x1TB Crucial MX500, 2x6TB WD Red Pro in btrfs mirror
Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
Display: 1x Dell U4320Q (43" 3840x2160), 2x Dell U2719D (27", 2560x1440)
Chassis: Fractal Design Torrent (gray, light tint, ARGB)
Peripherals: Keychron K4v2 (Cherry MX Brown switches) | Keychron M1 | Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4k | Blue Snowball iCE | AKG K240 headphones | Logitech Z333 Speakers
Operating System: Pop!_OS 22.04
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#40
Is anyone getting emails from the forum? I can't tell if it's working or not...

I swear setting up the backend for email is my number one peeve when seeing up a new VPS or dedicated server. Fucking voodoo and witchcraft...
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CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K (4.9ghz all cores)
GPU: Asus STRIX Edition Geforce RTX 2080 Super
RAM: 4x16GB G'Skill Ripjaws DDR4-3200
Storage: 2x1TB SPCC NVME in RAID0, 1x500GB Samsung 850 EVO (SATA), 1x 2TB Seagate HDD
Cooling: Thermaltake Ring Floe 360mm AIO Watercooler
Display: LG 34GL750 34" Curved Ultrawide
Chassis: Thermaltake View S1 Snow Edition Tempered Glass
Peripherals: Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB | Logitech G602 | EVGA XR1 Lite | Onkyo TX-NR515 | Micca MB42 Speakers
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