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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Trying to make peace with the world ✌
  • Birthday April 5

Contact Methods

  • Steam
  • Battle.net

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. My rent is too damn high.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 8600K @ 4.8 GHz 1.3V
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z 3200 MHz CAS 14
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 + 150 MHz core, + 300 mem
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Windows) + OCZ Arc 100 120GB (Storage)
  • PSU
    EVGA 550GS
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE 144hz + Dell U2515H 1440P IPS 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua D15S + color explosion of Noctua fans
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Greens on custom extended mousemat <3 (plus Mercy Rez symbol for Esc key!)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403 on custom extended mousemat
  • Sound
    Mayflower O2/ODAC->JBL LSR305 + Sennheiser HD 600 + Audio Technica SR50BT + Sennheiser CX 2.00i
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. There is no TL;DR. There's too much necessary explanation for the rigmarole methodology of 80 PLUS testing. There's also many misconceptions. Also, that calculator and all other calculators overestimate. Never seen one be very accurate.
  2. Important strawpoll for my Overwatch players


    1. TVwazhere


      *Clicks on it even though I havent played in 19 months*

      *reads it*

      *closes it*

    2. STRMfrmXMN


      Oh surely you have an answer though, right?!

    3. TVwazhere


      Personally I dont think about things like that 😂

  3. Anybody remember that Intel (I think) SSD that wasn't plugged in via PCIe/M.2/SATA? I'm trying to recall the name of that connection for a school assignment. I wanna say the type of connection started with a 'u' but I don't remember. Wanna say this piece of hardware was around circa 2016.

    1. minibois


      Are you thinking of U.2?

    2. STRMfrmXMN


      YES TY

  4. the Ampharos curse has been broken...

    1. STRMfrmXMN


      Nah just stopping by to say hi haha


      I try not to spend too much time on forums these days! I have kinda lost interest in a lot of the things I used to post about on here because learning about it in school has made it feel like a full-time job. But I miss y'all.

    2. LukeSavenije


      oh that, that too


      i was more or less talking about this


    3. STRMfrmXMN
  5. I'd make sure your cables and such aren't being pinched first. Run all of the hardware in your PC on top of a cardboard box.
  6. Boot drive is never backed up because I save all important things on my flash drive or secondary drive. However the VMs I just installed with native Virtualbox location settings which defaults to putting them on the C:\ drive. The backups seem to have restored mostly OK. I'm apparently unable to use USB 3.0 and 2.0 for now but I've gotten it working so whatever, I can hopefully sleep a little easier tonight.
  7. OK so I tried that. Apparently the tools within CMD couldn't actually locate a lot of essential System32 assets, including those listed online to use the hidden admin account. I literally have no choice but to reinstall Windows and back up my VMs 30 different ways and pray they work. Loading a new install of Windows on now, wish me luck!
  8. Well I can run lusrmgr, so that's good. My account name "NathanYoung" is not listed under "Users."
  9. If I try to boot into Command Prompt in safe mode it tells me there are no admin accounts on the PC. I cannot get into Regedit, correct. I get this error: Don't think I can enable the built in admin account when there are no admin accounts on my PC, but if there is a way then please let me know. I really *cannot* reinstall Windows. I can't stress that hard enough. I'd literally have to take time off work and school to set my VMs up the way they were for the next week probably. I can try to backup the VMs elsewhere but then comes the problem with the server letting me create a new account for each of my VMs all over again.. It's a mess I don't want to deal with.
  10. Hey all, having a bit of a technical emergency given that I cannot do any homework now. If you can help in any way I would super appreciate it!


    1. Kaloob


      Glad it all got sorted. Maybe try reinstalling motherboard drivers for the USB problem.

    2. Tech_Dreamer


      if you have a system restore point  6 months back or so,  try reverting to that after creating a new one for current settings as a  safe option. see if that works.

    3. STRMfrmXMN


      That install of windows was maybe 2 months old. I don’t actually remember when I bought my 8600K but it wasn’t long ago and I reinstalled then. Really odd. Dialed my OC back a tiny bit and clocked the memory below factory speeds to hopefully fix whatever caused corruption on that level in the first place.

  11. Hey all, been awhile since I've needed technical help but I've encountered a problem beyond me. I started my PC just a few minutes ago to get some homework done in LibreOffice. I find that LibreOffice won't open for some reason so I figure I'll just uninstall it and download it again. Turns out, I get a message that says "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation." Given that I am literally the only person with access to my PC, this seems odd. I can't run the LibreOffice installer to fix my installation either because I'm not an admin. I go to command prompt to try to mount a disk to wipe and put a Windows ISO on to reinstall Windows. However, I, once again, am told that I can't run CMD as an admin because I'm not an admin. If I run a non-elevated command prompt and type "net user," my account isn't even listed despite it being the one I'm literally logged into. I don't think I can really reinstall Windows either because all of my VirtualBox VMs are on this PC and I can't lose them since I have a Windows Server class and reinstalling them with all the settings I've been learning about would take literal weeks. Hardware info is on my account page. I'm currently on Windows 10 Education provided to me by my school. My only thought is that, somehow, my school made all users of their product keys for Windows 10 Education into lower-level accounts. However, when I look at my User page within Windows 10 settings, I see this, which clearly tells me I'm an admin. I don't recall ever setting myself up on their domain. Send help
  12. 20k

    1. STRMfrmXMN


      Haha, I hadn't been on here in so long that I forgot about that. Think I hit 20K awhile back but I post so seldom it probably didn't even register to me.

  13. My HD 580s with HD 600 drivers sound phenomenal. Wholeheartedly recommend. I definitely prefer it over the AKG K712 I had prior where the soundstage was just too distant for my liking. Also bought some Audio Technica SR50BT headphones (a pretty nice bluetooth headphone) while I was in NYC at a store called Audio46. Definitely a neat little shop in Manhattan. Also quite an expensive souvenir for my east coast trip xD

    1. Show previous comments  4 more
    2. TheSLSAMG


      Dude, I didn't know you were in NYC! I would've brought you to the Heatonist store so we could burn our mouths out with hot sauce 😛 

    3. STRMfrmXMN


      @TheSLSAMGI legit wanted to contact you but I was there with friends and it was such a finite period of time. You’re on/near Staten Island, right?

    4. TheSLSAMG


      Yep, I'm on Staten Island

  14. Just sold my AKG K712s and ordered a set of HD600s (kinda - they're actually HD 580s with 600 drivers) like I should have done in the first place. Also sold my 7th gen iPod Nano today which, despite mine being 7 years old, is still the newest iPod Nano xD

    Moving out of my mom's place and into my dad's and finding all this stuff I had lying around. I had a 2007 calendar packed away in my closet...