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About Carde

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  • Birthday 1989-07-12

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  • Interests
    PC news, Overclocking, digging for information, being myself, Star Trek, RPG writing.
  • Biography
    Just an general nerd who likes to play with computers both with the hardware and the games that run on them. Beside that a lot of time is spend is writing in RPG sims (mainly star trek).
  • Occupation
    Product Quality Specialist at IKEA


  • CPU
    i7 3770K @ 4.5Ghz daily, 5.0Max
  • Motherboard
    Z77 sabertooth
  • RAM
    G-Skill Ares something 16GB 2x8, CL10 1866Mhz
  • GPU
    Frequently changing, currently a Sapphire R9 390
  • Case
    Corsair Obisian 800D, aka worst purchase of this rig.
  • Storage
    Samsung 830 256GB SSD, WD 1TB green
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860W (RMA replacement for AX850)
  • Display(s)
    Asus something something 27inc 1080P aka to big for the res
  • Cooling
    Custom loop from Aquacool with a 45mm x 360mm radiator.
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ (replacement for loyal, but beaten G15 v2)
  • Mouse
    EVGA X5 (stunning mouse really, small, but works lovely with my long fingers)
  • Sound
    Sennheiser Game One headset (I shall take better care of you than the PC360)
  • Operating System
    Win 7 prof 64Bit (soon Win10???)
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  1. Thin ones, black ice something from the top of my head from hardware labs. had to be thin to fit them into my current case.
  2. Hello all, I am currently using the amazing looking Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG case, but well the airflow in this case is shite and that is putting it mildly ;) So I am looking for a case to replace it with, looks do not matter to me, I am simply looking for a case that can house 2 360 rads and has good airflow so I can transplant my current build over. Price would be below 200 euro.
  3. I would love to try them all out, but alas not really an option except for the Aeron
  4. First off not really sure where to park this, so if this is the wrong place my apologies. Onwards with the main message: I been looking at a new office chair for a long long time now, mainly cause it is hard to find something I think suits me and two the need to safe up cause good chairs do not come cheap it seems. So I have come down to what seem to be my 3 options and I would like to hear from people who might have knowledge/experience with these chairs: Okamura Contessa Okamura CP Baron Herman Miller Aeron Now I am likely going to try and find a refurbished unit to keep the price somewhat in line as with new ones the prices range from 900 to 1600+ EUR (I am in the Netherlands not to mention Okamura is very hard to come by). The reason I found these 3 so far is the fact that they come with mesh seats and backrests and I tend to be quite warm so anything to keep me cool and dry is much appreciated. Secondly I spend a lot of time behind my PC 4 to 10 hours a day easily (I have to many hobbies which park me behind my PC ) The Aeron is of course a well know entity, but the issue is that those with the right things and size on refurb prices can go to 700-800 EUR which pushed them towards to a new Okamura CP Baron (fully loaded 1050 EUR) so I am not really sure which would be the best deal. The Contessa seems to be very much a Aeron competitor and comes in new at 1250 EUR, have not seem them mesh on mesh in the refurb anywhere, but the fabric on mesh I have seen for 440 EUR so that gives an indication. Now with the refurbs headrests seem to be uncommon and as a tall person I am a fan of those as with pretty much all of these chairs the backrest comes to just shoulder height and I like to lean back at times. So yeah ups and downs all around so I really love to hear from people about these chairs or if people have an other option I would love to hear about it, there are so many damn chairs out there it is hard to see them all. Much thanks in advance.
  5. I have an issue in gmail and I cannot really find anything on it (yay for google beeing everything so you cannot find what you need searching anything). The case is that in gmail on the top right you have a link/dropdown menu that gives you the other google apps like drive and such. However on my gmail it links to: https://www.google.nl/intl/en-GB/about/products/ Anyone has any idea what is causing this? I am using the latest Cyberfox x64 AMD based browser.
  6. Luckily I cannot even recall browsing without noscript and Ublock. It is a bit of a hassle for the first few days to whitelist what needs to be white listed, but after that it is wonderful and you quickly learn what to white list and what not when visiting new pages. Still sucks that this is all needed though.
  7. Well she is toasting over my PC fans, should reach a healthy 50C there.
  8. Sadly Do not have the tools to open her up, not even a hair dryer to heat it up.
  9. That is the fun thing I cannot turn it off cause to do that you need to tap the screen, which does not respond to touch But yeah I am planning to let it dry and see, perhaps if it does not work I just get the tools and see worst that can happen is that I get some practice.
  10. Yeah I think I spend about 2 max 3 seconds semi submerged on the bottom end.
  11. Well today not been great, put my nokia 6 in the wrong pocket and it fell into some water, took it out quickly and it seemed fine, but now the touchscreen is not responding and neither is the USB port (no charging no data). Everthing else still seems to work just fine, but I am not sure if it is worth it to invest into some tooling to try and repair it cause I never done so before and I hence have no idea to expect what kind of damage I could find (Until now I never dropped a phone more than 30cm sigh).
  12. I ran that benchmark for giggles (no interest in the game what so ever) and my only conclusion was "This game looks bad, why bother making a benchmark from it?"
  13. Thanks for the thoughts and advice all, I think I will stick with my known brand and get a pair of HD650s
  14. Mass drop is not an option the import fees and taxes kill any deal on there for me. I been looking at the 600-650, but I fear I might not be able to drive them well enough from my MB.
  15. Short story first: I have the Sennheiser G4ME one headset, but I got a cheapo condenser mic tiny on an arm which does the mic job better so the mic is never used. With that in mind I been looking for some headphones to get better quality and ditch the headset and I managed to pick up a barely used pair of Sennheiser RS220s which sound already a lot better than the headset, but I live in an apartment building and the 2.4Ghz band is just swamped with signals. Result is the RS220s drop their signal quite frequently making them unusable to me and well that means I need something else and with a wire this time Now I am quite the fan of sennheiser as can be seen with my PC stuff, but also for my phone I rock a momentum pair of theirs. Still I am more than open to other brands. Now as far as use goes it is anything from gaming, movies to music. As for the music I have a wide range of taste, (classical, some metal stuff, lots of classic rock and some trance and random other stuff I enjoy). I would not call myself an audiophile I just enjoy a good quality in most things I do, they would likely be driven just off the MB audio (Crosshair VI hero from Asus) cause any additional would have to come out of my 300 to really a max of 400 eur budget. Any help is kindly appreciated.