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Jack.EXE

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About Jack.EXE

  • Title
    DAMMIT TERRAN!
  • Birthday 1997-04-24

System

  • CPU
    AMD Phenom II x6 1100T @ 4Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Performance 970 FATAL1TY
  • RAM
    3x4GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
  • GPU
    AMD radeon HD 7870 XT
  • Case
    Rosewill RISE
  • Storage
    Samsung 640GB 2.5" hdd (temp)
  • PSU
    Thermaltake TR2 750W
  • Display(s)
    LG 21:9 25"
  • Cooling
    2x Cooler Master Seidon 120v
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
  • Mouse
    3lue Mazer
  • Sound
    Logitech G230 Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 & Debian 8

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Houston TX
  • Interests
    Linux, AMD, F2P games
  • Occupation
    Physics Tutor

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  1. 700 dollar budget gaming pc

    the biggest cost appears to be tax/duties... $50 for shipping from the US to Brazil.
  2. 700 dollar budget gaming pc

    115 for a pentium? is that in Real or USD?
  3. Computer Crossfire Weirdness

    Will do, any version you recommend?
  4. Computer Crossfire Weirdness

    Unfortunately, one slot is limited to 4x, however it was not a problem in the past.
  5. Computer Crossfire Weirdness

    ASRock 970M
  6. Specs (From CCC) Okay, I need some help. I am having a weird issue where any fullscreen game will completely lock up my computer, but only when crossfire is enabled. My PSU is an EVGA 750W model and practically brand new (recently replaced my old power supply for cable management reasons) games run just fine on a single card, or in windowed mode. All clocks are stock.
  7. Lemme preface this with a few basic concepts. Everyone has something to hide, even if it's not obscene or illegal. (we all know it probably is.) Stuff like bank & paypall information, embarrassing hobbies (my family is not very supportive of my anime hobby, so I've kept it a secret in recent years), or anything else. The senate have recently passed a bill that if passed in the house and not vetoed by trump (both likely to happen) would repeal the FCC's rule that your ISP cannot sell your personal data without your explicit consent. This post is not about that specifically, but it has provided the motivation for me to get up off of my butt and actually write this thing. First things first, what can your ISP see when you're online? in short? everything. All of your data is routed through their servers when you access the internet. They keep logs of this information, including: page title, page IP, page url, and a summary of the content viewed on that site. Let's start limiting what they can see, without resulting to a full VPN that would limit your connection speeds. First things first, hiding that content from your ISP. The easiest way is to make use of HTTPS. Many sites use this by default, but let's make sure it's turned on everywhere. The extension called HTTPS everywhere forces the use of HTTPS where possible. HTTPS encrypts the data between the server you are specifically acessing (the website) and your own computer, bringing the list of things the ISP can see down to the title, URL, and IP address. Next, let's hide those pesky URLs and titles from the ISP. I personally make use of the program simple DNScrypt to achieve this. This routes all of your DNS traffic (the accessing of DNS servers to retrieve the IPs associated with URLS) through an encrypted proxy, meaning that the URL and title of the sites you are accessing are hidden from your ISP. Remember, this is not a full proxy, this is simply a DNS proxy. you are still connecting directly to the IP of the site. There is no easy way to hide this, short of a VPN or TOR. A quick note on TOR. using tor is no longer reccomended. It immediately flags you as a national security risk, meaning that you are at a higher risk of being "investigated" and put on a no-fly list. Lastly, I would reccomend that you don't rely on google so much. Bing and yahoo are even worse, as Microsoft and Verizon are even less trustworthy. I personally use duckduckgo for my searches, for just a little more security online. Thank you for reading my guide, if you have any additional tips or questions, leave them below and I'll do my best to answer them or add them to the OP if I think they are useful.
  8. rufus is not a thing on debian. DD stands for disk dump. it's a console command in unix that burns an iso to a usb flash drive or disk.
  9. I am using DD, not rufus, and I have tried both GPT and MBR, and both fat32 and ntfs as the format. the laptop has a hybrid bios that boots in both uefi and legacy modes. this might actually work. Now I just have to track down a windows 7 iso since digital river is no longer operating.
  10. I haven't been here in a while, but I really need some help. I need to install windows 10 on my laptop (Dell inspiron 15 i5545) so that I can run World of Warships at decent frame-rates (AMD drivers aren't quite there yet on linux) when I'm not at home with my desktop, and I have a windows 10 education key from my college that I intend to use. I downloaded the iso from microsoft directly and used DD to burn it to a usb drive, and all the files show up as you would expect. My problem is, even though I've set it the boot order to USB first in the bios, it completely skips over the USB and boots straight into grub. Help?
  11. Planning an upgrade.

    thanks for the suggestion. I'll take a look at it.
  12. Planning an upgrade.

    right. So if that's $300, then what GPU would you recommend for $200?
  13. Planning an upgrade.

    I know I asked for other suggestions, but I mean suggestions that would contribute to the same goal. like this one exactly. I was thinking about a single large SSD, yes, but would sata be a bottleneck for them?
  14. Planning an upgrade.

    Again, I am good, thank you. I do not want a 2TB HDD and an SSD. I simply want one large SSD so I don't have to give a damn about where I put my files. The RX-470 would simply be an upgrade to my GPU with the leftover cash. It really seems like you are completely misinterpreting what I hope to get out of this upgrade.
  15. Planning an upgrade.

    because I'm pretty happy with my current situation graphically (I would like a small upgrade, but a 1070 would be overkill and likely bottlenecked by my CPU). I'm mostly frustrated with my storage situation right now, it currently takes a full 10 minutes for my PC to be usable from power on.
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