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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by Nikoratos, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Nikoratos

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    I didn't see a thread for these and I'm suspicious about that. Please set me straight and point me in the right direction if I overlooked it.. Here's my new Turkstation built from the remains of the old one and whatever else I could get my hands on.
    AMD Phenom II x4 with 8 GB of DDR3 running Windows 7 Ultimate with one 22' Samsung Monitor and one 50' Samsung TV.
    One HP 32bit Dual Core Intel Centrino running a cut to the bone version of Win 7 Pro and
    Input Director linking the two.
    [​IMG]

    I showed you mine now show me yours. What's your Turkstation look like?
     
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  3. Nikoratos

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    Yeah. It could use a little updating. I searched for setups and workstations but not computers or gear. This can serve as the 2019 Edition .
     
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    I spent a grand total of zero dollars on all of that stuff with one exception. My computer is made up of the best functional components from two desktops I put together in 2009. The video card and power supply weren't functioning properly on the one I'd built for myself so I moved everything over to a case with a working power supply and a functional video card from one I'd built for someone else that had fallen into disuse. Everything else was either being thrown out because it didn't work (big TV) or was being replaced with newer equipment.The 22 inch monitor is refurbished and was left over after I'd help move a business into new offices.. I was there to move things and put stuff together. The Samsung was a brand orphan and didn't fit on the same shelf as the other surplus monitors. I told the guy that I'd be happy to put in my car while he figured it out and he laughed and told me to go ahead. The laptop was left by a former tenant where I live and didn't have a power supply. I also used a just as old 32 bit laptop I'd picked up on next door that was being given away. The big TV needed a new female power input and a cord to go with it so I put one in. Even the wallmount for the TV is made out of scrap from the garage. There was an unforeseen issue with the design of the tiltmount feature that made itself known to me at a very inopportune time. Kind of obvious in retrospect but I'd never made a TV mount before. Now that it's all functional and secure I'm kind of proud of myself. Two weeks ago I was using laptops whose combined age would make them college graduates thinking about which masters program to apply to. WIth lightweight Linux builds to try to wring some usability out of them. It was nice to start the year with a completed project.
     
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    definitely has onion on her belt

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    Niko I can't see the picture and it's killing me I wanna see I wanna see! It sounds amazing.
     
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    definitely has onion on her belt

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    Whoops. I've only shared pet picture in here before now and those albums were already set to public. My bad. I'm going to fix that right now.
    [​IMG]

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/itpw1puygzhw9v3/IMG_0649.JPG?dl=0

    I'm hopeful that one of those is going to work. I edited the first post and shared from Dropbox instead.
     
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  10. Nikoratos

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    Not going to lie. That looks like a very well considered and tuned in Turkstation.
     
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    Thanks.

    It took more time than I'd like to admit to get it set up to how I wanted it.

    I do HIT's and other surveys/other activities from other sites (Swagbucks, etc) on the big monitor in the center, run Mturk scripts on the two left monitors, and watch various video sites on the right one. The TV is there to keep me from going completely out of my mind while doing batch HIT's and tedious surveys.
     
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  12. Nikoratos

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    You don't have to admit it. It looks like you tightened up your sightlines right up until they became impediments and then backed off a quarter turn. I bet anybody else sitting there would have to look slightly around things a lot.
     
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    Yep.

    Had to angle the side monitors, so I can more easily keep track of what's happening on them. Getting it angled just right was a challenge, especially with the upper left-hand monitor and trying to keep it from blocking as much of the TV screen as possible. I'm hearing impaired, so being able to see closed captioning was critical to where I set up the TV/computer.

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    Specs of the computer are:

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

    Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory

    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory

    Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card

    Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

    Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit

    Monitor: Dell - P2217H 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor

    Monitor: Dell - P2217H 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor

    Monitor: HP Pavilion 32 32.0" 2560x1440 60 Hz Monitor

    Monitor: P2018H 1600 20.0" 1600 x 900 60Hz Monitor


    Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platnium

    Mouse: J-Tech Digital [V628] Wired Ergonomic Vertical USB Mouse
     
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    has anyone gone from windows 7 to windows 10 while turking? i love my windows 7 but the thought of the possible helpful applications on 10 has me thinking about switching to the dark side lol.
     
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    Windows 10 by itself would not help much in terms of turking. What would help more is likely a computer with better, newer hardware within it.

    Windows 7 came out 10 years ago. So unless you bought a computer with a newer version of Windows (8, 8.1, or 10) and then downgraded it to Windows 7, it's probably time for an upgrade even if you don't turk.
     
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  16. Nikoratos

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    Windows 10 has a lot of built in features that are helpful. You can do the same things with Win 7 but you have to get other programs to get the same functionality. I'm getting ready to install Win 10 on another hard drive and start transitioning over.
    Don't do it it you don't have the hardware to support it though.
     
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    yeah my system is a decade old, shes my ol' bessie but ive been wanting a new system. it was on my list of "things to buy when i make it rich on mturk" :ROFL:

    let me know how you like windows 10 when you get settled into it! :)
     
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    Over time, more and more software will likely drop support for the older Windows variants so this is a good move. The security updates you get from Windows 10 is also fairly important.