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About Hawkster16

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  • Birthday August 27

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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    North Dakota, United States
  • Interests
    Computers, Guns, Math, Hockey, and Lock picking


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 4690K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-A
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133Mhz C9
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 970 100ME
  • Case
    Razer Designed H440
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Evo 250GB, WD Green 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750
  • Display(s)
    LG 25UM55-P Ultrawide
  • Keyboard
    Coolermaster Trigger Z
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Shure SE215
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro
  1. After I knew that it was the Samsung software, I found the setting. A little research I can see that I can't really ask if that's representative of real world performance. Thanks for your help!
  2. Is it very representative of real world performance? Also does that show up as cached memory, or hardware reserved memory, or...
  3. Just a quick question: Why are my Crystal Disk Mark scores so high? I have a Samsung 850 Evo I'm having amazing scores, especially on read performance (not upset with that, just curious): other 850 Evo scores onilne are more like this: I have 3 hypothesis: 1) I did the test wrong 2) Samsung Magician (RAPID mode enabled) is doing something to boost the performance 3) Intel Rapid Storage is doing something to boost the performance I remember setting up some kind of cache thing in the past (either in windows itself or the two previously mentioned programs) but I can't remember what program it was in and I can't find anything about it in the Samsung or Intel programs. Is the cache thing affecting my scores? Is this showing real world performance, or is it just loading in the cache?
  4. Rig name: Razer PCCpu: i5-4690k @ 3.5GHzGpu: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4GRam: 8GB (2x4GB) 2133MHz C9Score: 6.6 (High)
  5. I just thought that I would try to clear up some of the fallacies that I have found in this thread by giving some statistics and state my own opinion on the US gun laws even though this thread is getting a bit old. Stats: In Europe, the countries with the least gun ownership tend to have higher murder rates while countries with the most gun ownership tend to have the lowest murder rates. Also, countries in Europe in which handgun ownership by civilians is banned have higher murder rates than their neighboring countries that allow handgun ownership by civilians. These statistics came from this Harvard study done by Don B. Kates (LL. B) and Gary Mauser (Ph.D). I strongly encourage anyone that is interested in the effects of gun control and gun ownership to read the entire study. My Opinion: In my opinion, the US gun laws are alright how they are, and I don't think that gun ownership in the US should be limited any further that it has been already. I understand how people that haven't grown up around firearms or learned about gun safety from an early age can't understand why people need guns, but as a person that has grown up around guns, I think that the right to own a firearm shouldn't be infringed upon by the federal government any further than it already has. Think about it like this: Compare gun control laws to the Patriot Act (which is something that I think we can agree upon is bad). Both take away the liberty of the citizens with gun control laws taking away the right to own a firearm and the Patriot act taking away the right to privacy. As Snowden said, we shouldn't give up our liberties just because we don't need them now, but we must keep them in case we need them later. I think that these two things (Patriot Act and gun control laws) are very similar and both infringe upon the liberty of the American people more than we should allow. Even though most of us consider the Patriot Act as not increasing the safety of the American people, some people think it would increase safety. While I think that gun control laws decrease the safety of the American people, some people think those laws would increase safety. Even for the people that think these two things would increase the safety of the American people, think about what Benjamin Franklin said: "Those that would give up a little liberty to purchase a little security deserve neither and will lose both."
  6. I ordered these components with the monitor that I wanted, but NCIXUS ran out of stock, so I didn't get it (it was a really good deal and I don't think that it's worth it at it's regular price, so I am looking at different ones). My Specs Intel i5 4690K Asus GTX 970 Strix Asus Z97-A Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 C9 RAM Samsung 850 Evo SSD (250GB) Corsair RM750 PSU NZXT H440 designed by Razer Windows 8.1 Pro I have been looking at the Refurbished LG 25UM65-P and the Asus VG248QE. LG 25UM65-P Refurbished (LG recertified Grade A) 2560 x 1080 21:9 Aspect Ratio 60Hz IPS display 25" diagonal 111.14 PPI Pixel Density Becomes retina at 31" $180 USD after promo code (really good deal) Asus VG248QE 1920 x 1080 16:9 Aspect Ratio 144Hz TN Panel (I'm not worried about colors though because of this) 24" diagonal 91.79 PPI Pixel Density Becomes retina at 37" $275 USD Regular Price My question is: With my specs is the 144Hz monitor worth the extra $95? I am going to use this monitor for web browsing, schoolwork, gaming (KSP, Skyrim, Insurgency, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, and a little Minecraft), and occasional Photoshop and FL Studio.
  7. This is a perfect media or in home streaming pc for in the living room! By the way thanks to Intel for sponsoring Linus's videos, especially the build guides!
  8. Would the Asus Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 be a better motherboard choice at $159? What is the difference from the Z97-A? Which do you think looks better?
  9. Thanks in Advance! I have wanted to build a system for a long time now and I have have found some good deals, so I think it is time! I've watched a lot of Linus's videos and I think I've chosen fairly good components for the money, but I wanted some expert advice. These are the components I've chosen: Processor - Intel i5 4690k $213.00 NCIXUS Motherboard - Asus Z97-A $140.00 NCIXUS Graphics Card - Asus GTX 970 Strix $349.00 NCIXUS Case - Razer designed H440 $150.00 Newegg Power Supply - Corsair RM750 750 Watt $100.00 Newegg RAM - Corsair Dominator 2133 C9 $130.00 Newegg CPU Cooler - NZXT Kraken X61 $140.00 Newegg Storage - Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $140.00 Newegg OS - Windows 8.1 $105.00 NCIXUS Monitor - LG 25UM55-P 25" 2560x1080 $190.00 NCIXUS Total: $1657.00 Budget and Location About $1700. I'm in the US Aim Web browsing, schoolwork, gaming (KSP, Skyrim, Insurgency, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, and a little Minecraft), and occasional Photoshop and FL Studio Monitors Originally I wanted an Asus PB278Q, but it's too expensive and wouldn't fit on my desk very well, so now I want an LG 25" Ultrawide. It would be difficult to add any monitors to this setup, but if I did it would just be a small cheap monitor above this one. Peripherals I have my peripherals (CM Storm Trigger Z with brown switches and white backlight and Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse). I will need a Windows licence, so I included it above. Why? I currently have a Lenovo Z585 (A10 Version) laptop and I can play games at very low settings, but I want to completely ascend to the PC Master Race and get a capable desktop system that looks good. Please Note I know I can get a cheaper equivalent case, CPU cooler, and RAM, but the aesthetic of the finished rig is too important to me to do that even though it shouldn't be. If I want to have more graphics power in the future, I will add another 970. I think that the 250GB SSD will be enough for a while, but I plan to get another one in the future and put it in RAID 0.
  10. My favorite thing in this giveaway is the power supply. I like that it's quiet and modular.
  11. My favorite thing in this giveaway is the power supply. I like that it's quiet and modular.
  12. I was looking to get a 970, and now, due to it's oc abilities and it's nice looks (green LEDs would match my system perfectly) I want the Zotac AMP! Extreme version. Winning the 980 would be even better though!
  13. Thank you Linus Media Group for the awesome videos. I am a relatively new member of the community, but I love the idea and attitude in it in every way. Even though I am fairly new, after I had found your channels on youtube, I watched as many videos as I had time for. I have been tuning in to the WAN Show every week for a couple months now and have probably watched almost 200 hours of Linus Tech Tips, Techquickie, Channel Super Fun, NCIXcom, and even Linus Cat Tips. I love every video on all of these channels to a degree and it is hard to pick a favorite, but I like the Channel Super Fun and the Linus Media Group tours the most. And the WAN show archives. And the great Techquickie Info. Thank You!!!
  14. After some more tinkering and a few more restarts it went back to how it was before.
  15. After a restart there are some new devices now and I am not sure what to do. Under "Other Devices" there are a few new ones too. edit: Oh, and the Wi-Fi still doesn't work.