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  1. Ongoing Discussion Saitek x55 and x56

    Dual joystick works very well and the Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS is well priced. I bought the T.16000M HOTAS, as I'll use the throttle for other games, but for SC I use a CH Fighterstick for my right hand, which doesn't twist, and the T.16000M for my left.
  2. Feedback Wanted Upgrading NAS would like suggestions

    I have a 8TB NAS (ReadyNAS Ultra4 PLUS) as well as an external 4TB HDD that I back the NAS up to every night. I also sync my documents and photos to the Amazon cloud. This may sound paranoid, but I actually lost data when I messed up a NAS rebuild. I synced the new, empty NAS to the back drive in the wrong direction, so it wiped it instead. I tried to recover from Amazon, but made a similar same mistake (it only syncs to the Amazon cloud, not from). I then found out from Amazon support that syncing to Amazon from a NAS also bypasses the 'delete' process, so there was no option to undelete any of the removed files and Amazon doesn't do backup recovery. I managed to recover a lot of photos from the backup drive using recovery software, but none of the movies or music were recoverable. OK, where am I going with this? Why do you want a NAS and what functions do you need it to perform? If it is secondary storage and is only serving you, then you don't need anything flashy at all. Do you really need a 4 drive NAS or will a RAID 1 dual drive NAS do? This will give you redundancy should 1 drive fail. You don't need RAID 0 on a NAS; however RAID 5 is worth considering if you wanted 4 drives. You mentioned HDMI, but do you want to connect the NAS to a screen or use the NAS to serve movies to a streaming drive? I have a small device (Amazon Fire TV) that I've installed Kodi on for this purpose. It's tiny, was cheap and does the job fantastically. I did have a small mini PC, but the Fire TV is better in every way. It's connected via HDMI to the TV and to my soundbar. Don't get obsessed with NAS apps, unless you know what you want to do. I run, err, none. I just use the NAS native DLNA and the media players do the rest. I say 'players' as I also have an iEast Soundstream (https://www.ieast.net/products/soundstream) media player that lets me stream music from the NAS (Using DLNA) to my hifi, controlled by a phone to tablet. You can also stream to the Soundstream from a PC, but need to use iTunes. /edit I also point all the Windows file folders to the NAS (Videos, Music, etc), except My Documents, as some applications don't work if you do this, so I create a symbolic link to the NAS, so it appears as a folder in the My Documents folder.
  3. Chris Roberts on 3.0

    That really is a very informative post by CR. Thanks @Donut
  4. Star Citizen Ship Ships?

    We can only hope.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRceUPYVlrc
  5. Computer Speakers Suggestions

    I use a Panasonic SC-HTE80 sound base with the PC's digital output. It was much cheaper than decent PC speakers and sounds a lot better too. Best Buy won't have this make and model, but I'd recommend looking at what sound bars/bases they have. /Edit: The fact that I sit one on my monitors on top of it, means it doesn't take up much desk space, either. /Edit 2: I should have said that the ones I bought were manufacturer refurbished, so a lot cheaper than the original price.
  6. RSI - Polaris - Corvette

    Turn the Glaive round....
  7. I prefer my rules: Get the cheapest components that do the job 'reasonably well', as you'll pay less than half the price of the expensive stuff and when you upgrade next you'll still have spent less money and you'll haver higher performance as well. Too may people get obsessed with manufacturers numbers and specifications or uber-geek reviewers that don't actually make a difference to a standard user. I've been building and overclocking PCs for 20 years and I am gobsmacked by the amount of bullshit that gets posted. I class myself as reasonably savvy and I even replaced the VRMs myself on one motherboard to stabilise the voltage for overclocking. It looked great on an oscilloscope, but made no noticeable difference what so ever to any of the games I played on the PC, because I really can't tell the difference between 67 FPS and 64 FPS.
  8. Want to Buy Looking for Golden Ticket Account

    This guy did a price check for one a while back. He's still active on reddit, so you could see if it was ever sold.
  9. Hammerhead - Gunboat Anti-fighter

    Example of an anti-aircraft vessel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_45_destroyer Example of a gunboat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asheville-class_gunboat Now, let's ignore CIG's description and guess which one the Hammerhead is more similar to...
  10. TM T16000M FCS Joystick http://ts.thrustmaster.com/download/accessories/manuals/T16000M/T16000M-FCS-cockpit-Setup.pdf TM T1600M FCS Throttle http://ts.thrustmaster.com/download/accessories/manuals/TWCS_throttle/TWCS-Cockpit-Setup.pdf CH Fighterstick doesn't have screw holes, so just needs a plate it can be stuck on.
  11. Want to Buy WTB RSI at 70%

    Have you tried replying in the WTS RSI at 70% thread? https://forums.starcitizenbase.com/topic/21923-wts-ships-and-rsi-credits/
  12. Want to Sell WTS Ships and RSI Credits

    Great comms and prompt response. Thanks. Positive feedback left.
  13. Could you let me know if you do table mounts for the CH Fighterstick and the Thrustmaster 1600M FCS joystick. This is for a dual joystick setup, so no HOTAS; however, if the plates can be used for joysticks or HOTAS that would be even better.