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About fakeirish

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  • Birthday 1994-01-20

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  • Location
    SA, Texas
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  • Biography
    A gamer raised in Texas that began with N64 and evolved to GAMEBOY color then advance, DS, PS2, XBOX, XBOX360 then PC. Got into PC late in high school now am full blown PC nerd whos looking at programming as a hobby. Still love architecture.
  • Occupation
    Arch. Student


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V
  • Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70 White
  • Storage
    Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
  • Display(s)
    Acer H236HLbid 23.0"
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB
  • Mouse
    Razer Taipan Wired Laser
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-A700X
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
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  1. Honestly it really depends on the product and what you want. From my experience a lot of UPS , as long as you go for good and not cheap, have surge protection sockets included in the overall unit, but still don't have as many as a regular surge protector could provide. Also good UPS systems are costly, usually over $150 (not including the battery that needs to be replaced every couple of years), while a good surge protector can be far less than that( < $50). On the other hand surge protectors won't provide you with a source of power when it does go out, however they will be cheaper and provide more ports to plug in whatever. While watching a movie or something while the power is out does seem appealing you can easily do that on a laptop or something, and from the sounds of it you just want something to protect your electronics. Sounds more like you would need a surge protector compared to a UPS system since the later is more for important work you need to save or do when the power goes out. Personally I have a surge protector on my home theater system while a UPS on my desktop and accessories which works just fine.
  2. First I realize I didn't include much information besides being tempted by the "shininess" sorry about that. So as for the requirement is mainly having ethernet ports that allow 10 GB/s. While it will be used for mainly gaming, there will be cloud storage attached for a lawyer who has case sensitive information on it and needs some level of privacy. I also live in an area where there's multiple other wifi signals in the area. It is currently connected to a 100 MB/s connection while waiting for a 1 GB/s connection to come to my area. I currently have bought some fairly new switches (2) to be connected to it along with a NAS(that hasn't been bought yet) for cloud storage and the ISPs modem/router with the intention to maybe add WAPs later. I would also like to use software that controls the various devices conected. As of now I currently have 4 active devices that need constant access to wifi, while having another 11 or so that will be connected throughout the day. There is some intention of "future proofing" as more devices are using wifi and my understanding is 802.11ax will handle multiple devices necessary for the household. Once again thanks for your thoughts and sorry for the lack of information previously.
  3. So I am doing a fairly large upgrade to my home network and saw during E3 that 802.11ax routers would be released around Q4 this year and/or Q1 2019; would it be better to just buy a nice router now or wait for the release of the new version? First I am aware of the risk of buying new tech, and the expenses that come with it, second I am a patient man so time isn't an issue. Thanks for any thoughts.
  4. I would love to build a new computer with new generation parts. would use it for the greatest gaming experience ever. thanks for the giveaway.
  5. Personally I find iOS is good for adobe applications and other editing software while Windows is best for gaming. So just have the mac for work and bring back the work pc home for some badass modding.
  6. Favorite Item: the edge psu Reason: like the looks and need a silent psu P.S. thanks for doing the giveaways
  7. Personally the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G just cause I want the MSI X99 SLI Plus and people are saying the 970s are the best right now
  8. So recently I went to a lecture discussing bimetal. Now bimetal has some applications already but what if its used as a cooling component. I know the price would be ridiculous but just think about it to have some component in the computer that doesn't run off any electricity and can be set to move in some way to help cooling. For example if you were to make a case using bimetal, maybe not the whole case but flaps, and at certain temperatures the flaps would open relieving the heat in the case so that the computer gets better airflow. The application for this just as a fail safe if any of your computer cooling were to go wrong would seem amazing in my eyes. I don't know about you guys I just thought it would be a good thing to discuss. for those who don't know what bimetal is heres a link - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bimetal but the quick explanation is two metals that are set together and when it gets heated the two move in some way.
  9. I like the idea of the carbon fiber, but I would be willing to sacrifice the LEDs for it being thinner.