Work/Play station audio update

Work/Play station audio update

Pun intended! I finally got my audio setup sorted. I have my Audioengine A5+ speakers hooked to an Audioengine D1 DAC, which is connected to my desktop (Dan A4) via USB for power & audio input. Then I have my PS4 Pro connected to the D1 via optical cable to route...
Height Adjustable Desk Review

Height Adjustable Desk Review

I’ve been wanting to try a Height Adjustable Desk ever since I heard of it some 2 years ago but couldn’t due to logistics and cost to acquire one here in the Philippines. Desks range from $500-$1,000 USD plus shipping which was the primary limiting factor...
Dan A4 birthday gift

Dan A4 birthday gift

Wife got me an advanced birthday gift which I am totally stoked on! I’ll probably receive it a month after my birthday and I can hardly wait! Thankfully DAN, NCase and NFC got into a colab with Lian-Li a.k.a. SFF Lab to make the fabrication and shipping...
Cooling & Storage upgrades

Cooling & Storage upgrades

Updated my shoe box for the coming summer heat: Replaced stock AMD cooler with a Noctua L9i with AM4 mounting kit Added a 92mmx25mm Noctua fan on the side Added a 120mm Noctua fan in the front Added a Seagate 2tb SSHD drive for my media and games. Temperatures seems...
Synology DS216+II RAM Upgrade

Synology DS216+II RAM Upgrade

Just finished upgrading my Synology DS216+II to 8GB of DDR3L (low voltage) Kingston memory, from the stock 1GB RAM.. This will hopefully improve performance and caching, especially since I can turn off memory compression now and perhaps help with Plex Hardware...

Plex Hardware Transcoding on the Synology DS216+II

I signed up for the Plex Pass for $4.99 to have access to the preview release of the Plex Media Server 1.7.x which had support for hardware transcoding for inlet based Synology NAS units. Fortunately my research turned out to be true and it actually worked! My...