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    Although you may not be interested in this practically, it is something good to know. Windows often has various parts of the system (possibly spyware) running in the background eating up resources with no clear way to disable them. On Linux, this is much less common, and you can kill whatever process you want very easily in the extremely rare even that you need to.
  2. Something else that you may want to try is Elementary OS, a Linux distribution that has a look and feel that is very similar to Mac OS X while also being completely free (as in freedom to change the code or all settings, meaning no crap like spyware, and not having to pay for it), and fully compatible with most computers.
  3. I have parts for a new computer shipping. I want to get it as early as possible, as I will be without any other usably powerful computer for the next month or so from today. All parts except for one essential part will be arriving today. The one essential one will arrive tomorrow, probably very late in the day. Tracking information says that it is at the sort facility in my small city that I can get to any point in within a half hour. As such, I am considering going there and picking it up to have it today. Duckduckgo tells me that FedEx offers this, but I am concerned that it will mess up something in their system and that the package will get (temporarily) lost and that I will end up getting it much later than tommorow. Has anyone attempted to pick up a package early like this? If so, how did it turn out? Is there any other useful information that you can share?
  4. Why do you claim that this phone is any better than others?
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    Dead boot SSD, Recognized but cannot wipe

    The issue that I had with a backplane effected different drives differently. My SSD was fine, but my mechanicals had smart errors galore, but I could still read/write from them slowly. My point is that failure of the kinds that I described can manifest in many different ways.
  6. That's not running Android, which makes it pretty much useless. If you are trying to say that no such phone exists, then say so.
  7. You can try booting anyway. Some motherboards are updated from the factory.
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    Dead boot SSD, Recognized but cannot wipe

    It's worth a shot calling the manufacturer and asking for a replacement. Most have some sort of warranty. Something else you can try is to use a different motherboard and sata cables. I had somewhat similar issues in the past because my case's only drive mounts were through a sata hot swap thing, and the hot swap thing was broken. Removing the hot swap device and wiring the drives directly to the motherboard fixed the issue. I suspect that you may have a failure in the motherboard's sata system and/or in onr or more sata cables. If they're m.2 drives, it may also be worth a shot to try a different motherboard, but I haven't use those enough to say anything more.
  9. Hello, I am tired of phones that treat me like a cow insofar as they seem to be instruments to milk me for money rather than to do what I want them to. This manifests in a variety of ways, but some examples are: carrier locking, lack of sd cards, lack of replaceable batteries, lack of headphone lack, lack of replicable parts in general, and non-durable parts. I am looking for a GSM-compatible (for AT&T) phone with Android and a 1080p screen that won't treat me like a cow -- at all. What phone fits this bill? The budget is ~US$200 at most, but I've seen dirt cheap phones for < US$50, and I can't think of any reason that those can't be manufactured to be used instead of to milk Thank you (Although the tone of the post is somewhat silly with the cow metaphor, what I am saying is 100% serious and I actually want recommendations.)
  10. Hello, I am about to get my first AIO water cooler in my new computer, at the recommendation of a few people in the LTT Discord. I am slightly concerned about leaks, however. My research tells me that this is rare, and that most manufacturers pay for replacement components in the event of a leak, but I would still like to ensure that I perform best practices for maintaining them. Here are my questions (I have partial answers to some of them from the research that I have done): How often, if at all, should I check the cooler for leaks? How should I check the cooler for leaks? What can I do to prevent failure of other components in the event of a leak? (perhaps an audible leak alarm?) What are the things that I should avoid (eg. letting a screwdriver touch the radiator)? What are the things that I should do to maintain it? Any other useful information is also, of course, welcome.
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    Looking for Feedback on Parts List

    Looking at passmark, it has about one third the single threaded performance. My budget is what I have.
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    Looking for Feedback on Parts List

    I have decided against this because I am sick and tired of slow CPUs. AMD's best offering, the 2700x, is significantly slower than a 9900k.
  13. Hello, As I am sick and tired of bad CPU performance, I have decided to create a new build. The highest priority in this build is to have a very good CPU. I intend to upgrade it to zen 3 (or Intel's answer to zen 3) shortly after it comes out, paying ~US$50 for a new motherboard at that time. The budget is US$1000, with ~US$1200 as a maximum. I would like feedback on this parts list mainly in these categories: How can I reduce the price to keep it under US$1000? Are there any specific parts here that would be good to replace with used components from Ebay? Are there any specific parts that would be good to replace with a slightly weaker variety? Is the SSD that I selected new enough to not worry about total writes with use on the heavy end of reasonable? (ie. complete OS reinstalls once or twice per year, programs constantly reading and writing data (ie. a web browser's cache), etc.)https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1019892-looking-for-feedback-on-parts-list/ How is the motherboard (VRMS, bios) + the cooler for overclocking? I am looking to get a decent overclock without going about 90°c under synthetic load. I intend to put an optical drive that I have lying around in this computer. Is this any cause for concern? I intend to install Linux on this build. Are there any red flags for Linux compatibility? Parts list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $499.89 @ OutletPC CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.98 @ Newegg Memory G.Skill - FORTIS 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $86.89 @ OutletPC Storage Western Digital - Green 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $33.23 @ Amazon Storage Western Digital - Black 1 TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.99 @ B&H Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Windforce OC Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg Case Deepcool - D-Shield V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $35.14 @ Newegg Power Supply SeaSonic - EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1265.99 Mail-in rebates -$50.00 Total $1215.99 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-10 20:26 EST-0500
  14. If I had a guarantee that Zen 2 was going to pull ahead soon, then I probably would go with AM4+. I've been burned too many times, however, by getting what isn't the best choice with the data available now. Thank you for your information, however.
  15. Hello, I am going to be building a new computer over the next week or so, and I am stuck on the CPU choice. My highest priority in this build (after budget) is good CPU performance, in both single and multi threaded workloads. Right now, the i9-9900k seems like the best bet for this build (it fits into the budget, barely), but I have a major concern. AMD announced a CPU that will very possibly have significantly better performance, but isn't yet available. As such, I don't want to rely on it being available (and get a 2700x to use until it is), or end up with a sub-par cpu if it does come out. As such, I think that the i9-9900k is a good option if I can be reasonable certain that whatever Intel has to answer Ryzen 3000 will be compatible with my board, as I don't want to end up having to spend more money on this build later when I upgrade.