Sometimes we get unlucky or we get careless for a tiny second.
So sometimes we need to spend 15 min and a few cents to fix our 150$ headset.
Today I will show you how to open your headset so you can fiddle around with it
A while ago, I managed to wreck my sort of new Corsair Void headset. It’s been annoying me since the microphone has been swinging around just hanging in its tiny cord.
As Logitech G933 has been so shit with its poor firmware, I still can’t used it. Since it works and stops working after every other firmware update.
So then, I’m left with my VOID that’s physically broken. Well now I’ve lived it long enough and it just gotten worse. It’s time for me to fix it.
Therefore, in case you need to do the same I’ll show you how to repair your Corsair Void Microphone.
Drogon the gaming station
A while back I made a post about my build, it’s time to update it.
Since last time I’ve added another GPU for my pc, it now runs two Fury X GPU’s. I’ve also added more RAM so it now has a total of 32GB 2666mhz DDR4 RAM.
The next things I want to change is the PSU, this I want to change to a 1500W PSU. I also have plan changing the HDD in the machine since these are quite a few years old, so it’s time to renew them.
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower
Motherboard: Asus Rampage V extreme
CPU: i7-5820K socket LGA 2011-3 Water-cooled
RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR4 2666MHz 32GB
GPU: 2x Sapphire Radeon R9 FURY X Water-cooled
PSU: Corsair RM1000W
Disks: Asus ROG 240 GB raidr express pcie ssd, SSD 240GB, SSD 110GB x2, 2TB HDD,1TB HDD, 500GB HDD, 300GB HDD
Dratini the LAN Pc
My tiny LAN pc which I brought with me to TG17 festival is also setup on my desk using the right screen you can see on the picture below.
The whole build and parts used you can find on the post about it HERE
Keyboard: Logitech G410
Mouse: Asus ROG Spatha
Keyboard: Das Keyboard 4
Kaypad: Razer Tartarus
Mouse: Logitech g700s
Headset: Sennheiser PC350 SE
Speakers: Logitech Z506 PC
Webcam: Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
Mic: Blue Yeti
Monitors: 2x Asus 27" LED FreeSync MG278Q (main and left one)
2x 24" Different ones
Philips 47" (Not in the picture. For my Xbox One, and use it for movies from my pc)
My first trip to The Gathering
The Gathering is over for this time and the expectations is on the roof the next year. TG17 as my first time was a pleasant experience. So many people with the same interest, I felt right at home. Everywhere I went I could see people dressing and behaving comfortably and with no worries. Anywhere I want I could say hi to people or get all worked up by amazing computers without anyone looking weird at me, one of the machines I saw even mad me jump of excitement and the owner only smiled. The Crew were so friendly and answered all my noob questions.
It all started for me the Wednesday morning, where me and my brother arrived a short while before the doors opened. We waited for a while in the car for some of the Q to disappear. The lack of info made me go into the wrong queue the first time and I ended up with my stuff in main entrance without having checked in, so I had to go back through the masses to the right queue where I could check in. here I got a bracelet with a NFC chip that I would end up using quite a bit through the festival. It was used every time I would go in and out of the hall and when I bought TG merchandise and when I gathered Badges.
When we got in to the hall there were lined up a lot of desks all marked with row and seat nr. and the desks had small lines on them showing you designated space to use. Which make it simple to set up my shelf without having to discuss with my neighbour where I could or could not set it up.
The shelf we rolled in on wheels and we simply lifted it up on the desk where we plugged in the power cable and the network cable. I turned my main switch on and voila, It was ready for use.
while I was setting up my stuff while my brother was out getting more, a woman came over and wanted to talk to me, she was a reporter from the radio station P2 and wanted to interview me which they actually used in their program you can find here
The Gathering is a big LAN party but it is much more than that. In the middle of the hall there was a scene where they had; shows and concerts where Freddy Kalas showed up and held a lively concert that lifted the roof of the festival. But he wasn’t the only one; Da Tweekaz ans Sonny Alven also showed up and made a really good atmosphere. They also had Fun & Games events here where they got participant from the crowd to join in.
on the edge of the hall there were lined up stands where different sponsors etc. showed off their tech, amazing case mods, VR and much more where showed and setup ready for us to interact with. Different schools also had stands here, university trying to get new students and even some companies trying to find new apprentices were around here.
The smarter stands were the stand where we could buy computer parts, this I could see were crucial, sometimes shit happens and things may brake during transportation, then it’s nice to know that you could find a replacement part right here at the festival, especially since it’s during the holidays and most stores around is closed these days.
The stand the really cached my eyes where the one that had books, games, badges, bracelets, actions figures, hats and much more. The guy in charge of this stand where there most of the day, way longer that any of the other stands. Yes I got some goodies from this stand..
At night, or rather in the morning people were sleeping all over the place, in chairs, on the floor, around the edge of the hall, in the sleeping hall, camping wagons, tents and in cars. Me and my brother slept in the car.
Did I game the whole time I were there? No, ofc I were on the raids with my guild but most of the time I could not hear my teammates through all the noise in the hall even with the volume at max. most of the time I were between 80-85dB where I was sitting. So I was moving around a lot, looking, talking, and gathering the badges given out by the hosts. These were like real life achievements. It works easy, there is a list of all the achievements you can get and then you did the stuff, taking picture of it or some kind of proof of it, then bringing it to the creative or gaming stand depending on which achievement you’ve done and they would register it on my NFC chip and give me a badge.
during the time I were there I got 6 badges, two for social media, one for participating in a creative competition, one for a IRL builder (my shelf), one for streaming from the festival, and on for throwing garbage. Next year I want to do more of these.
The atmosphere was good, and it was structured with about 400 Crew members making sure everything went according to plan and making sure we were all safe. They checked where people were not sleeping in front of emergency escapes or beneath the desks. They also checked that the shelfs were safe and gathering garbage, cleaning and so much more. Overall making it a really enjoyable event for everyone.
And speaking of atmosphere every few minutes a guy would yell ARNEEEEE and the rest of the people in the hall would join in making a massive roar yelling for the guy called Arne. There are different stories why they do this, some say that they guy called Arne got lost and the started yelling for him. Others say that his mother were calling someone else on the festival to get a hold of him, and they yelled for him. However, they original story really went, the result is the same. They now yell for Arne every now and then. It works as a nice ice breaker and one of the many things that brings the people closer together.
This year’s Cosplay was really good, they were all over the festival. Ready to be taken pictures of. It always makes me look in awe, so much time and effort resulting in a such a fantastic result. Salute for every cosplayer that joined in and supplying us with some eye candy
This year I had to travel home early so I left Saturday morning, so I didn’t get to participate in the Pimp my Reol competition, but I’ve gotten a lot of new good ideas for it for next year, so I’m coming back stronger than ever next year.
The computer I used for this festival you can find the build for it here
The complete PC build
As you know, I’m going to The Gathering 2017, and I’ve already started my preparations. First off I started to build the “Reol” shelf that I’m going to bring with me. This will be holding my computer, tools, food and drinks, it also has some nice extra equipment, but I’m going to make a full blog post about it after the event.
In this post I will show you what kind of machine I will be bringing to the event, which components it has and why I’ve chosen this one.
For the first time ever I’ve not built it myself, this is actually a used machine I bought from someone I found on the internet. It’s a good enough machine and I couldn’t have built a new one as good as this for less money, well I could maybe, but this is what I choose.
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX blue.
This is the perfect size to fit into my shelf, it has some great cooling opportunities and has space for a full sized GPU. For being a Mini ITX cabinet its quite big, but then again is has space for two radiators. It also has space for a few 120 fans.
Both side panels and top panel are possible to remove which makes it easier to work in it. A bit tight by the PSU, so either use a non-modular PSU or connect all the pins on your PSU before mounting it. It’s also possible to mount a ton of HDD/SDD but I only need two, in this machine.
I’m actually considering switching the cabinet into the same model but in black, I don’t really like the blue color that’s on this, but maybe I’ll grow to accept it later on…
Blue light, yay or nay?
As you know I use glasses, and so does most of my family. I’ve used glasses since I started 8th grade. Buying new pairs is an effort and something I wait as long as I can before I do. Glasses are an expensive necessity, well until now.
For a long time now I’ve been looking for a new pair of glasses. Not any glasses, computer glasses, the ones with the special glass that filters the blue light from LCD monitors.
I’ve been looking around and specially on the ones from Gunnar’s. But they are expensive. Not only so, but also yellow. Every time I’ve consider it, and showed it to my friends/ colleagues they’ve laughed and pointed out that I would look even more like a nerd with those kind of glasses. I normally don’t care what people think when it comes to stuff like that, but even I see that it would look ridiculous.
A while ago I found the Holy Grail, PC glasses that aren’t yellow, and even better, they half the price of those I’ve been looking at before. They look like normal glasses. They use something called Blue Block glass; it filters out some of the blue light you get from the pc monitor. It’s supposed to protect your eyes. And for me, sitting all day at work with computers (2-5 monitors around me) and at home (2-3 monitors at the same time) I suspect this will help me out a lot.
IT-Shizuma 22 years old from Norway.
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