Oshino Shinobu

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About Oshino Shinobu


  • CPU
    i7 3770K @ 4.5GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z77
  • RAM
    4x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @1866 MHz
  • GPU
    2x EVGA GTX Titan Black
  • Case
    Corsair 750D
  • Storage
    3x Samsung 840 EVO 250GB + 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda + 6TB FreeNAS
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860 (w/ custom sleeved cables)
  • Display(s)
    Acer XB280HK + 2x Acer H236HLbmid + Dell U2414H
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 (MX Browns)
  • Mouse
    Corsair M95
  • Sound
    Schiit Modi+Magni - Audio Technica MSR7
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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    United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Anime, manga, video games, horror films, EDM.
  • Biography
    I am a technology, anime, games and EDM enthusiast. I have recently finished my Degree in Computing and Systems Development, now applying for places like IBM, hopefully for Apprentice Network Analyst positions.

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  1. Provided it's not running in a board that supports quad channel (basically, if it's not on the 2011-3 platform) then it doesn't really matter. If you think you'll ever need more than 16GB, go for 2x8GB as it can be upgraded by just adding more sticks. If not, go for 4 sticks as they're cheaper and a full set of RAM slots looks better (assuming this is LGA1151)
  2. It's a good way to confirm what you want to get. If you're pretty much 50/50 on something, flip a coin. If the option it lands on disappoints you, you've worked out what you really wanted.
  3. It can, as scar tissue doesn't retain the fingerprint. It can be re-registered with a scarred finger though. It would likely take a pretty serious cut to actually affect the fingerprint enough to stop it from registering. If you get a cut that takes a significant amount of the "pad" of your fingertip, it's more likely to affect the fingerprint than just a normal cut.
  4. Depends how badly you cut it (in terms of size of the cut, not the depth). Just register more than one finger so you can unlock your phone to register the cut finger if it affects the recognition.
  5. What you're describing is literally the function of the insert key. It's not something specific to this forum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insert_key
  6. To me, "custom" is doing something that you can't just buy off the shelf. Anyone can put PC parts in a case, doesn't really make it custom to me. I'd say a watercooling loop is custom as you have to actually arrange things to fit what you want, rather than just plugging things in to already determined slots. Things like custom mounting plates, mid-plates, custom sleeved cables (again, not ones you can just buy off the shelf) are what makes a "custom" PC to me.
  7. It's priced in a way that tries to keep profits the same for the company as before the pound went to shit. Unfortunately for us, that means our prices increase, even though it is technically the right value in USD. If the pound was good, the price would be lower for us, but equate to the same as it is now in USD, more or less.
  8. Well, RAM prices have been going up everywhere due to a supply shortage and production transition phase between DDR3 and DDR4.
  9. Have you seen how shit the pound is? Prices in UK are going up as importing is technically more expensive when converting from USD to GBP now.
  10. That won't really do anything unless by some weird chance the Speedtest server and CS:GO server are on the same local network. It just shows the ping to a different server, which is useless when comparing it to another server located somewhere else
  11. Do you connect via the LAN port on the motherboard already? If so, getting s PCIe ethernet NIC won't help. If you connect via WiFi, switching to Ethernet will help, but just use the port on you motherboard. For the most part, ping to servers isn't something you can change on your end because it's affected by the distance and amount of hops to the server.
  12. I wouldn't really worry too much about having NVMe for a boot drive. NVMe kills SATA/AHCI in terms of sequential read/writes but is more or less the same for random read/writes which is what everyday use and boot drives use, so it won't affect performance much other than transfers and other tasks benefiting from sequential read/writes.
  13. NVMe excels at sequential read/writes, but in terms of small, random read/writes, they're not really any different from a regular SATA SSD. For an OS drive, the main use for everyday things is going to be random read/writes, so NVMe doesn't offer any benefit for that but still costs significantly more. There's also a point where drive speed doesn't matter anymore for loading applications, and the differences between SATA and NVMe is not going to be noticeable for launching programs. Sure, you could just throw an NVMe SSD in there for the boot drive, but there's not really any point as far as I can see, it's just spending more money. While I said it was the ideal setup for me, I did it based on what I would actually buy and not just pick the biggest/fastest even when it's not needed.
  14. https://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-Portable-External-GP65NB60/dp/B00ODDE33U/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1493110042&sr=1-4&keywords=usb+dvd+drive+external https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+optical+drive&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ausb+optical+drive
  15. None of those. If we're talking ideal setup: 1TB SSD for OS and programs and another 1TB SSD for games. 500GB NVMe SSD as a kind of scratch disk. All mass storage on a NAS using mechanical drives, then backed up to high capacity archive drives.