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About EChondo

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  • Birthday 1996-02-24

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  • Location
    Southern California, U.S.
  • Interests
    Desktops, Operating Systems, Networking, and vidya games.
  • Occupation
    IT - Computer Technician


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte UD4-Z68
  • RAM
    G.Skill 32GB(4x8GB)
  • GPU
    Sapphire R9 390
  • Case
    Fractal Design Arc XL
  • Storage
    128GB Samsung 840 Pro - 2x3TB Seagate
  • PSU
    Seasonic 760w Platinum
  • Display(s)
    Dell U2312HM - Dell U2414H - Vizio VL370M
  • Keyboard
    Das Silent
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro

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  2. about your twitch, the ban u said in 2015, was it 1st or 2nd time 24hr ban or 3rd ban. if 3rd it's same with perm ban.


    twitch not unban if you are indefinite ban.

  3. My dude thanks for your service. 

  4. Your motherboard does not have the FX8320 listed as a supported CPU: http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/N68-VS3 FX/?cat=CPU Also, your motherboard does not have any Windows 10 drivers listed for download, so it could be something on that front. However, before you start swapping hardware and software, you should try a different game that is not based on the Source engine. The Source engine, especially the build CSGO uses, has had numerous issues with performance. If other games don't give you issues then it's probably CSGO's fault, but if other games do have similar issues then use MSI Afterburner and Task Manager and see if your GPU Core Clock and CPU Speed(GHz) are being boosted to their max(or at least close to it) when gaming. I know some people have had issues with "power saving" features that would block the GPU/CPU from being utilized properly. AMD has a power saving feature called "ULPS" for their GPUs that can cause this, which can be disabled via MSI Afterburner or Regedit(I would use MSI Afterburner though, just in case). If that doesn't solve your issue you could try installing Windows 7 since your motherboard supports it and see if it's a compatibility issue with Windows 10. If that doesn't work then it might just be your motherboard then. Honestly I have a i7-3770 and a R9 390 and I have terrible drops in CSGO and I've tried everything I could think of and nothing has seemed to fix it. I started having issues back when Valve introduced the R8 Revolver, so back in November 2015. Best of luck!
  5. Hey, I can just take Friday and Monday off from work and have a 4-day NMS vacation lol. Better than taking 4 days in the middle of the week!
  6. Damn, I have three 32" 1080p TV's from Vizio from 6-7 years ago, all still working great. And I just bought one of their 4k TV's. Great company, though a little curious to see how this acquisition plays out. Hopefully not much changes or things get better!
  7. Mod note: Thread moved to Cases and Power Supplies sub-forum. On-topic: Is $300 your max or your preferred? Because you can get some really nice cases for under $300, but if you want to go all out then a Case Labs case, the Corsair 900D, or the Cooler Master Cosmos II would be your best bets!
  8. My best guess is probably because of processing fees and profit losses. When you buy a game with a CC/Debit card Steam is charged a fee, they also get charged a fee when you issue a refund. I don't know exact numbers, but as an example lets say that the processing fee is 0.20% and you're buying a game that is $10. 1. You buy the $10 game, Steam is charged 2 cents. So Steam made a $9.98 profit. 2. You request a refund, Steam is charged another 2 cents and refunds your $10. Steam is now at a -$0.04 loss. 3. The game goes on sale for $5, you buy it. Steam is charged 1 cent, 5 cent loss so far. Steam is now at a $4.95 profit. It doesn't seem like much, but now add in 10,000 people doing the exact same thing. That's $500 loss, $49,500 profit. Now if you weren't able to refund and you had to stay with your $10 purchase, Steam would be at a $80,000 profit, plus however many more people would buy the game at the price point of $5. Also don't forget Steam has to pay the publishers/developers as well, and the processing fees are cut out of Steam's profits, not anybody else's. Steam probably made this decision based on scenarios like this. The Summer Sale 2015 had flash sales and refunds(IIRC), so it was probably the deciding factor for Steam to decide whether or not to keep flash/daily/community deals. So it must have cost Steam enough money to warrant the change. TL;DR: Steam gets charged processing fees and if everyone refunded their purchases when a game goes on a deeper discount then Steam makes less profit and hurts them in the long run. The only way to "fix" this is to block people from buying a game they just refunded for a certain period of time(which kinda contradicts why Steam created the refund system) OR make customers pay transaction fees(which I don't think consumers would be too happy about this). Well, if the transaction fees are really part of the decision that was made...
  9. Fast: 47Mbps Speedtest: 78Mbps I doubt I'm being throttled since I'm using a VPN. So probably a poor connection to Netflix servers. I'm on AT&T U-Verse, business line. *Edit, just retested without my VPN on. Fast: 75Mbps Speedtest: 80Mbps So either something is throttling VPN connections or the path I'm being taken through with my VPN is poor to Netflix. I use PIA and I have great speeds when downloading from Steam/Origin/etc. so my VPN provider isn't crap lol.
  10. Switched to Opera years ago, it has always been faster than Chrome for me.
  11. Great that 3D NAND SSD's are coming down in price pretty steadily. I think I'd rather opt for a similar priced 1TB SSD though. You can get a Mushkin 1TB for around $220 USD(so around 24 cents/GB). Hopefully prices continue to drop and we can get rid of hard drives soon!
  12. Don't care at all about this. Achievements don't mean squat nowadays, don't know why they keep bothering with them.
  13. I've been hearing/speculating about this since the start of highschool(about 6 years ago at this point). Personally I don't see the purpose to add additional tax to the item(don't know if Philly has sales tax). We already get taxed enough and our taxes don't go to where we want them to go. If they actually cared about health issues they'd propose a bill to ban drinks like these, which probably won't ever happen until they ban cigarettes first. To me this is just another situation of wasted time and resources that won't do anything for consumers.
  14. Thread has been moved to the Audio sub-forum. @AjintaWelcome to our forum! Just make a self-note to post in the correct subforums in the future, if you have any questions or you're unsure where to post something you can PM one of the mods that are online at the time and we'd gladly help! Hopefully now that this thread is in the correct place more experienced members on this topic can assist you more easily