Fully new build from mid-late 2020, a mini-ITX powerhouse.
- Case: Phanteks Evolv Shift Air
- Mobo: Asus ROG Strix B550-I mini-ITX
- CPU: Ryzen 5800X
- GPU: Gigabyte RTX-3070 8gb EAGLE OC
- RAM: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32gb DDR4-3200 CL16
- PSU: Corsair SF600
- Cooler: Corsair H60 AIO
- OS drive: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB M.2
I'd like to watercool it sometime with a custom loop. It'll be damn tight in this case but maybe it can be done.
OS reinstall March 2022
Some notes on doing this. I've been seeing too many BSODs to be healthy, and the underlying cause is either kernel or Ntfs.sys with a roughly even split. I'd like to try out Win11 anyway, and a clean install would be best for that.
I've just bought a new PCIe 4.0 SSD to use, and an external USB M.2 enclosure so I can grab data from the old drive later if needed.
Remove as many apps as possible to ensure there's less to worry about later.
Manually save stuff that's not in a default location, mostly in %appdata%/../Local/
Games and launcher
- Cyberpunk: GOG
- Obduction: Epic Games Launcher
Apps to reinstall later
- Zenkit To-Do
- Hashcheck Shell Extension
- Adobe Creative Cloud (eugh)
Window 11 setup notes
We want to get around the initial need to bind our local account to a Microsoft account, so we do this during install/setup. It'll let us have the username we want:
Install OS, attempt to login with MS account email@example.com, random password, let it fail.
- Create a local account with the username you want, then finish installation.
Get Chrome, sign in
Signin to 1Password extension, get app, sign in with app
Now we can bind our local account to our MS account:
Windows -> Settings -> Accounts -> Your Info -> Sign in with MS account
This will link your MS account to the local one you created during installation: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/switch-from-a-local-account-to-a-microsoft-account-395203bf-9f1b-eb24-b042-5b8dae6c1d20
Download and install Dropbox
Fix order of pins on taskbar
Disable start on boot for various MS apps
Load unpacked Chrome extensions from Dropbox
- The Great Suspender (may not be needed any more with Chrome's builtin tab deactivation)
- Bypass Paywalls Chrome
- Redirector (just sync over your redirects)
Explorer Folder options
- Decrease space between items
- Display full path in title bar
- UNCHECK Hide extensions for known file types
- Launch folder windows in separate process
- Restore previous at login
- FINALLY Apply to all folders
Install Pragmata Pro from Dropbox
Turn on network discovery and sharing, so the NAS becomes more visible, then map \\iowa\cargo to U: drive
Get AltSnap instead of AltDrag: https://github.com/RamonUnch/AltSnap/releases
Add config blacklist for new Alt-Tab feature: https://github.com/stefansundin/altdrag/issues/145#issuecomment-946221972
Load ublock settings and lists from cloud storage
Setup putty, SSH keys, default settings. Load private key into 1Password
Install notepad++, attach config to Dropbox/Apps dir
Update SSH pubkey everywhere:
ssh-ed25519 AAAAC3NzaC1lZDI1NTE5AAAAIISjFHfP6t3LLM9D7uWroYCrSdcZqN17tl5eQ/eJlKgq furinkan@wa-chan 2022-03-21 ssh-rsa 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 unifi-and-openwrt-rsa@wa-chan
Install AutoHotKey and use it to remap some useful Win+foo shortcuts.
Create AutoHotKey.ahk and put that in the Win-R shell:startup location
#e:: Run, XYplorer #c:: Run, calc #n:: Run, C:\Users\furinkan\Dropbox\foo.txt CapsLock::Ctrl
Volumey seems useful, maybe install that too: https://github.com/G-Stas/Volumey
It's available in the MS Store as well, which is nice: https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/volumey/9MZCQ03MX0S3?hl=en-au&gl=au&cid=storebadge&ocid=badge&rtc=1
Something like Ctrl-Alt-Shift-H for headphones, and Ctrl-Alt-Shift-K for speakers (Katana).