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idk but I’m here.

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Well for me I have:
RAM - 32gb ddr5 corsair vengeance
MOBO - gigabyte b650 aorus elite
CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 7900
GPU - sapphire Raedon rx 7900 xtx
CASE - corsair airflow 4700d
PSU - gol 850w can't remember the model atm
COOLER - Ek nucleus aio 240

That should leave you well within budget depending on storage. I have 2 Samsung 2tb m.2s. But you may not need that much. I run popos on it and have had no issues with it at all.

I bought everything listed during black Friday minus the case and psu because I pulled those out of my old rig. Total cost for everything but the case and psu, but including storage was about 1,900 after tax.

Edit: I see you mentioned not being great with hardware. You should check out pc part picker. It's good for compatability. For the most part. It will NOT account for actual dimensions as they relate to the case, fans, RAM. Etc. You should absolutely read up on your preferred case dimensions, length of your graphics card, and fan size (especially in the case of using an aio liquid cooler). That said if you have room for it I do love the corsair airflow case. Plenty of room, good thermals, easy clean. Only complaint is that the psu slot felt small and it is a pain to get in and out. I guess Ideally you aren't taking your psu out often so it won't matter.

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Naa cast-iron pan user. Throw that shit in a fire, melt away the bad and star it over.

Also kidding, but maybe.

Grenfur ,
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“I promise” followed by anything. That thing will 100% not happen.

Grenfur ,
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Halocene, she does a bunch of covers of old rock songs from around the early 2000s. It’s like fresh nostalgia straight into my ears. Her original stuff is also pretty good :)

What hobbies help you minimize or avoid navigating commercialism?

By commercialism, I’m aiming at a mix of spending a lot and sifting through bloated business models (e.g. this or that accessory/equipment, microtransactions, etc.). Feel like many can relate to this sort of commercial fatigue, and yet it creeps even into hobbies where one tries to unwind....

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Recently I’ve taken to self hosting. It started with me just wanting a raspberry pi for pi-hole and has developed into a full hobby. Because so many of these services are FOSS and can run on a toaster it’s helped me immensely with avoiding commercial fatigue. I also find that the communities for the hobby are insightful and, because the solutions are free, they aren’t selling you on a product. They’re just passionate about the service, distro, or setup that they use.

I’ve also learned a ton of applicable skills for adult life, so happy side-effects.

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What will you be hosting on? I started with a raspberry pi. It was important to me to host on something outside my main machine. I chose the pi because it would run linux, use very little electricity, and would remain out of the way.

Initially it was for pi-hole. Which is a network wide DNS filter used to block ads (with some exceptions like YT). That got me more interested in my own privacy. So, I added a searx instance to my pi. It’s an aggregate search engine that searches a bunch of search engines and won’t track me. Or at least I’m tracking myself.

I’ve never run a minecraft server on a pi but I have a friend who has. It was fine for up to about 4 people.

From there I actually built a rig specifically for hosting. It’s a little more stout than the pi. On it I run Proxmox (which I use to create linux containers for the other things I host). I do run a file share on it. It’s nice because it’s easy to run weekly backups so I don’t lose things. I also run a vpn, qbittorrent (for linux isos), jackett (indexes torrents), sonarr (used to… find movies I’m missing), jellyfin (to watch said movies anywhere in the house) and finally I do host a valheim server there for my friend’s and I.

Honestly I would at least start with a dedicated machine for it, maybe an old laptop, a pi, just anything cheap that if you screw up you can wipe and start over. From there: pi hole, seaex, retro game box maybe? There’s really a lot of things you can host. Find a need you have a Google a linux solution for it. There’s almost always one.

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Honestly, that’s not bad for a start. That Xeon should be fine for most things. I run an amd 4650g pro and never get close to using it all.

Side Note: The people over at !selfhosted have been immensely helpful for me in my brief journey so far.

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I actually can’t wait. And 3/22/24 is waaay sooner than I had expected.

Grenfur OP ,
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Hah, what a novel name, thank you.

Grenfur OP ,
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Ohh what a neat solution, thank you!

Grenfur OP ,
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pavucontrol does seem to work well. Just need to choose an easier way to switch now. Thank you kindly.

Grenfur OP ,
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I think that it does as of gnome 43+. Oddly enough Pop_OS ships with gnome 42.5. Which seems to have been the issue.

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Honestly, the Reddit migration. I switched to Lemmy about 6 months ago. A few of the largest communities at that time were Self Hosting and Privacy related. Those naturally lead me to looking into Linux. From there I started minor self hosting on a Pi. Then, after a rather long walk through the Yongsan Electronics Market in Korea I built my own Homelab, and last week, I moved my primary desktop to Pop_OS. Honestly, It’s been a blast. A few learning curves, but the ability to have near complete control over my setup, and the increased self reliance has been delightful.

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    This is it for me. In particular as my hobbies shifted to self hosting, linux, and my own privacy, I find that lemmy is an incredible source of info and insight. But I’m not really here to meet or follow individuals as much as I am things that interest me.

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    Of course its innovative, imagine the room this clears up for more ads.

    Grenfur ,
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    I had been using Ghostery Dawn for ages. Got the pop-ups. Couldn’t get around them. Switched to just firefox with ublock, no more ads. Can confirm it does work.

    First Real Self Host Setup question

    So I finally finished gathering the hardware for my first real homelab. I currently have a pi that I run nginx, searxng, and pihole, but I’m looking to move to something more hefty. I’ll probably leave pihole and nginx on the pi. I’m wanting to set up plex to host things for home use as well as a way to store photos,...

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    Thanks for the reply! Yes, having a clear upgrade path was a big part of this. Just being able to move forward when needed without replacing stuff for a bit.

    I’ll have to look at jellyfin I haven’t dug too deep on the media host yet. Thanks for the heads up :))

    Looks like 4 sata headers. So prolly gonna grab some hdds.

    As for my network. I have a decent router, though I can’t remember the model at the moment. I’m using a 1gig switch at the moment to split everything through my network. I’m planning to get that upgraded to a 10g next.

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    Ohhh yes. If I wasn’t down for hiccups I would have given up with nginx haha. Figuring out how to make the damn admin place for pihole not require /admin took me waaay longer than I’d like to admit haha. At any rate though. Learning is half the fun :)

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    Ahhh well then I should be good on 1g. Thanks for saving me some bucks though :)

    Grenfur OP ,
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    I generally do prefer containers. But I’ll be sure to stick to them as much as possible. Thanks for the tips!

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    Makes sense! Thanks for saving me some time and money. I have gig internet as is so I know both my router and switch can handle it. Should be good with what I’ve got then for a while. Thank you kindly :))

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    Ohhh I may have to look into unraid then. Didn’t realize there was a one time deal. Thanks for the tips.

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    Apk support. Saves you having to get LDplayer or something. Would be great if you’re developing android aps.

    But yeah the juice isn’t worth the squeeze in this case. I’m not switching till 10 goes eol and even then there’s a strong chance I’ll fully switch to linux instead.

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    Ignore my ignorance here. You’re talking about something like Nginx?

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    Got it, thank you kindly :)

    Grenfur OP ,
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    I’m interested in how I would do this. Google basically just gives me steps for assigning IPs to VMs which isnt quite what I’m looking for.

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    Do you happen to know how I would find what port it’s on and where I would change it? My Pi-hole actually defaulted to /admin, and when using my Searx instance I never had to use a port, so I’m not entirely sure where that info would be.

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    Eyy! That got it! I think I’m still going to set up nginx to make it easier as I add more self hosts so I’m not trying to memorize everything’s port. Thank you kindly for your time!

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    I mean. Steam accounts are basically free. Just have a hentai alt account. Problem solved. Not that I would do that as I am a man of culture and refinement.

    Grenfur ,
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    I hereby bequeath my Hentai Alt to my cousin Larry. May it serve him in his time of need.

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    Do something active that allows for conversation. Things like movies are trash for a first date. You can’t talk, there’s no way to get to know the other person.

    Something like a park, or a light hike is ideal. You get to experience something together in a conversational atmosphere. Where I grew up there’s a nice park by the river. It’s well lit, safe, and relatively public; while still being a beautiful place to visit. It helps everyone involved feel safe and gives ample time to chat and see the sights.

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    THat is correct. I appreciate the clarity :).

    As for SearXNG, you need a means to host an instance of that as well as a domain yeah?

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    You know, I never got into nethack. I can appreciate it's complexity but it seems just a little too much for me. I've played well over my fair share of crawl though. I don't mind tiles so much when done well but ascii is just as good.

    I must admit I'm spoiled not only to auto explore but also to the numpad... dcss always hit that perfect balance of an auto that was fluid and purposeful without diving you into weird situations and feeling inadequate (looking at you Qud, I love your game but your autoexplore is garbage).

    I guess I may have to check out nethack again though. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Eyy!! Just saw the edit! No idea why those didn't show up when I looked! Thanks you very kindly!

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    I've never even touched rogue actually. Played quite a bit of ADOM though. Definitely a good time :). Also there's a post up above with links to RL communities :)

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    Both excellent games. Though not entirely what I'm looking for. If you've never had the experience of a traditional roguelike I would HIGHLY recommend Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. It's free and has a tile version, and can even be played directly in your browser. It's complex and unforgiving at first but an excellent intro to the genre. And when it does start to click its one of the most well paced RLs I've ever played.

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    Rogue Fable is excellent! Definitely a good intro to the Genre for more casual play.

    Speaking of, if you like more casual RLs, check out The Ground Gives Way or Path of Achra.

    TGGW is a coffee break RL. Meant to be played in small 15-20 min bites. Simple, yet effective.

    PoA is a RL almost entirely built on character theory crafting. The actual RL play can be done with 1-2 buttons most of the time. The character and build creation is... a lot lol. But if you're into theory crafting and build variety its a great time.

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    You have a link? I'd love to check it out.

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    They are.

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    I've actually never heard of this one! Definitely worth a look.

    Both the Fang and Brave system sound great. Particularly the later since you generally DONT want to fight in the open like that in RLs. What a cool idea!

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    Roguelikes are like beer. Often times you have to find one you like to get a taste for them. That said, beer is also not for everyone :).

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    There is for sure some tedium in RLs. I think what finally caused them to click for me was to not focus as much on what items I need to win, but on what items (or play style) I needed to reduce the randomness. Watching people like Ultraviolent4 made me realize that often it's about making better decisions, not the best decisions. Again, that may not be for everyone, but it was helpful for me at least.

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    Now we're getting into some B Track RLs! I haven't played URR in ages! It's incredibly ambitious and if it ever gets finished will easily be near the top of the list in the grenre.

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    Ohh I've heard of it! I think Roguelite Deckbuilders are one of my favorite forks to the roguelike genre. They consume more of my time and money than I'd like to admit to...

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    StS is glorious. It's one of the few games I've 100% on Steam. Definitely on my top 10 list.

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