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About TheKDub

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    I like trains
  • Birthday April 1

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    North-Eastern USA
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    Yeah, no.


  • CPU
    Intel i7 8700K @ 4.8GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Strix Z370-G WIFI AC
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    XPG Gammix DDR4-3000MHz 32GB (2x16GB)
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    Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming
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    Fractal Design Define C Mini TG
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    Samsung 850 Evo 500GB M.2, 7TB / 3 HDDs
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    EVGA G3 850W
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    Dell UltraSharp U2515H, Acer 24" 1080p TN
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    Corsair H100i Pro
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB w/ MX Reds
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech Z623 2.1 Computer Speakers / Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Limited Edition 80 Ohm
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Java isn't a "massive security issue". The fact that it runs in the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) makes it quite secure. Also, Java is very widely used, especially on phones and servers. Java is still the #1 language on the TIOBE Index at 16.246%, slightly higher than C at 16.037%. https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/
  2. There may still be a performance hit, but it won't likely be as much as with a higher end card.
  3. 20-pin is the bad one (20th pin is DP_PWR and supplies 3.3V 500mA for stuff like active adapters to use). VESA certified cables should only be 19 pin, the exception being: DP official specification says on page 147 [2]: As both of those cables you linked (which are quite overpriced) claim to be VESA certified, so neither should have a 20th pin.
  4. Intel isn't that far ahead though. AMD is in general a much better value and choice.
  5. Wouldn't touch Acer with a 10' pole, unless you're a fan of incredibly cheap and shitty quality plastic being used for literally everything. (Wouldn't surprise me if they've started using plastic screws...) Gateway still makes computers? Dell is probably the only laptop manufacturer that I can recommend.
  6. I wouldn't recommend HP or Lenovo. Both have general poor quality and poor support. Lenovo used to be a good option, but they've been getting worse over the years, and some stuff they do is pretty shitty. (Tried charging me like $80 to send me a copy of the factory image for my Yoga 710-15IKB and claimed it can't be downloaded, even though they have downloads for it. Those downloads can only be used once per serial number though, and I had used it a few months prior but lost the files. Also, that same laptop is physically falling apart after only about three years because Lenovo's product design is crap. They thought using glue to attach a maybe 2cm square of metal for the hinge to the back panel of the LCD without any actual fasteners was a good idea...) Check out some of Dell's G3, G5, and G7 lines. They've got some solid stuff there. Solidly built, reasonably priced, powerful,
  7. Last I checked, Dell still provides it out in the open for anyone to download. No serial number or anything needed. Haven't looked at any others.
  8. The screenshot also says the warranty has 3 days remaining. Perhaps they got the monitor used? They're probably just stalling so the warranty expires instead of having to do anything. Honestly, this doesn't surprise me. I haven't had a good interaction with Lenovo's support in the past. Last time I had to contact them they tried to charge me $80 for the recovery media for my laptop, and claimed it was impossible for me to download it from them. (Even though I had downloaded it from them months before but lost the files, and their shitty system only lets you download it once per serial number). After the additional quality issues with my Yoga 710-15IKB (Biggest issue so far is the hinge disconnected from the LCD's back panel because they used glue to hold it on instead of an actual fastener... Not even super glue can fix it), I don't think I'll be considering or recommending Lenovo in the future.
  9. Components will only depreciate in value. Stock could go either way. (And with how its been going for the past year or two, that'd be up)
  10. Gotta invest it all in AMD. Get rich quick
  11. The page file is generally used as a sort of overflow for your RAM, that way if you fill up all your RAM, there's still a place for your system to store data, although it will be significantly slower than your system's actual RAM. It's also used for storing the data of applications that Windows thinks you aren't currently using, like that English paper you've had sitting open in Word that you haven't touched for the past 6 hours. That's why sometimes applications take a couple seconds to come back up if they've been sitting for a while; because they were moved to the page file instead of sitting in RAM. Disabling the page file does have the risk of applications crashing if you run out of RAM instead of overflowing into the page file, so I'd recommend keeping a page file of at least 4GB available on one of your drives. SSDs will be much faster than HDDs for this, however it'll also mean quite a bit more writing for the SSD, and some extra space being eaten up. I personally keep an 8GB page file on one of my smaller less important SSDs, just in case I manage to use all 32GB of RAM I currently have installed.
  12. You can always go to System Properties -> Advanced -> Settings (under Performance) -> Advanced -> Change (under Virtual memory), uncheck "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives", then manually set all the drives to no paging file. Restart Windows and it'll only use your system RAM from now on, no more using your HDD or SSD.
  13. https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-javase8-2177648.html Make sure you get Java SE Runtime Environment. The versions are ordered from newest (top) to oldest (bottom) on that page.