Well the cooler weather is certainly upon us. The mornings are getting colder and the evenings equally the same. I can’t say I really like this time of year, as I really do not like the cold all that much.
Been looking at a future purchase of a Mikrotik RouterBoard RB3011 for home. Lucky for me I noticed someone selling one of these units 2nd hand and thus was able to purchase a year old model at a reduced price compared to the new retail price.
The switch changes is the one that got my interest, as this is the one that I have known and used since I first started to use Mikrotik hardware. So now I have to get my head around the fact it has changed.
You can see from the images above that Master Port is no longer used and/or available under your interfaces to group interfaces together as switched ports. This is now done differently.
Upgraded one of my routers and I think I understand how this change impacts future configurations and setup process.
Surprised that the i3 Desktop has the slightly better throughput on this workload. I somewhat expected that the i7 to win. The interesting thing to note though is that of course the i7 laptop CPU would be using way less power, thus generating much less heat. It makes me wonder though… how would an i3 laptop CPU perform in this test when compared to the i7 laptop CPU. Unfortunately I do not have one to test.
I always get a magazine subscription every year. But honestly haven’t been enjoying the magazine I would typically get in Australia. Linux Format recently got my interest, and they had some specials over the Christmas period which has help to sway me over. Tonight I noticed they had even further discounts – another 20% off. So I jumped on the bandwagon and signed up for a 12 month digital only subscription.
Today I got a new tablet. My wife purchased me a Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) model. This will enable me to use it in situations where a laptop doesn’t really allow. The tablet is very handy when on public transport and relaxing on a cruise ship. Will give me a chance to load it with content and consume as needed.
Finally got around to seeing this movie. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, as I hadn’t even seen any promotion material for it. Perhaps I should of looked first and understood that perhaps this might cause some emotions.
Despite the feelings it produced, I really did enjoy this movie. The story was a wonderful one and it makes you wonder that perhaps this could be true. Perhaps be prepared with some tissues, as it’s likely to pull some strings for the older audience members who have had a dog before and had to say goodbye.
Finished off the PC build tonight, however hit a few snags. The Corsair H60 radiator is much larger then the Corsair H55 version and as such cannot be installed in a Corsair Spec 03 case on the rear. This impacts the PCIe video card slot. If I had got the Corsair H55 this wouldn’t be a issue, as I know it fits based on previous experience where I have one installed in another machine (tempted to honestly swap H60 out for a H55 in coming months).
For now as pictured below, the Corsair H60 is intalled in the top of the case. The only place it can fit in this case without impacting my video card.
So far I am very impressed with the system. It is able to encode a 1 hour 30mins video file into a Android 720p30 mp4 file with 2 pass enabled in about 23mins. The same test on other machines ranges from 1 hour to 2 hours depending computer used. So massive improvement.
Battlefield 1 also runs great. So I am very happy.
This machine I want to last me a good 5-6 years. The only things I want to replace will be items that die outside of warranty, which might typically be hard drives etc.
Upgrades include in the future for the machine..
Additional 16GB memory kit
Additional M2 SSD drive (500GB or 1TB model).
Will be sure to post more about this computer as things happen.
I already have Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Samsung M2 250GB SSD, Optical Drive and 3.5″ Hard drive.
I opted to get the Intel i7700k for the faster base clock speed, but then got the faster memory and Z270 mainboard in case I wish to overclock it. As I know that it’s possible per Adam Fowler and his recent PC build.