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Zach Is Kill

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About Zach Is Kill

  • Title
    Member
  • Birthday September 13

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Austin, Texas
  • Occupation
    Professional Idiot / Light Gamer

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    Z97 LGA1150 MSI PC MATE
  • RAM
    Crucial 4x4 GB 1333MHz Single Channel
  • GPU
    Asus Direct CU II GTX 770 2GB
  • Case
    NZXT S340 (Black/Blue)
  • Storage
    240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD, x4 500GB Seagate Laptop Thin HDDS (RAID 5)
  • PSU
    EVGA 600B
  • Display(s)
    x2 P2312H
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Hex in Wraith Red
  • Sound
    Logitech G430 7.1 Surround Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Enterprise
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  1. So far, I'm thinking when the laptop isn't docked it just needs to be able to run simple programs like word, watch YouTube, that sort of thing. When it's docked, I might use it for CAD work, maybe light gaming. I'm starting to lean towards getting a laptop with a decent internal GPU, but making sure that it's got a USB-C with Thunderbolt just in case I decide to buy an eGPU in the future.
  2. I haven't decided what exactly I need in this laptop, just haven't had the time to do a ton of research. But, from prior knowledge, I know that the laptop will need the separate enclosure for the graphics card, power supply, and possibly a few hard drives. (All connected via TB3) AFAIK, all I have to do is connect the laptop to the GPU enclosure with USB-C/Thunderbolt and it'll all work together. I'll probably end up buying one of those 34' curved monitors eventually. It's very possible that I'll end up doing a little bit of gaming, and for sure using it as a work station. Not sure if any of these laptops or docks would work how I want it to, but just a couple names have been on my mind: XPS 15 (haven't looked to see if it had thudnerbolt, but looks like a solid laptop) Razer Blade (with the core) OR, would it be a better option to just buy the Blade with a good GPU already built in, then just have the docking station so I can have some more monitors and my keyboard and mouse.
  3. My rig. I'd like to price just about everything except the graphics card and then buy a docking laptop and put the 1080 in one of those 'graphics amplifiers'. Any suggestions what laptop to buy and what kind of docking station? Its just way too inconvenient not to have a laptop and I don't want two computers. Thanks!
  4. I actually thought about that before you posted because it seems a little bit more efficient that selling it part for part.
  5. I built this PC probably 2 or 3 years ago and I want to part it out because I don't use it very much anymore. I have absolutely no idea where to start or how to gauge how much my parts are worth now. If anyone can help me get some good prices to sell my parts at, that would be much appreciated.
  6. When I first bought my ModMic, I plugged it directly into the motherboard soundcard and it was too quiet. So, I tried using the dongle from an old pair of Logitech G430s. In the recording settings, 100 percent is so extremely loud in shadow play that it hurts my ears. It sounds a lot better at around 93 percent. For some reason, the volume randomly gets reset back to 100 percent every time I least expect it. Any ways around this without costing money?
  7. The loop: 1. Make money. 2. Get killed trying to make money. 3. Plan to kill your aggressors. But you realize you need money to do that. Essentially, you're just collecting money for the person who has a bigger gun than you. How fix? Murphy's Laws of Altis Life 1. There will always be a bigger gang than yours. 2. You will always have less money than what you started with. 3. There will always be a better shooter than you. 4. The amount of money you expect to make is directly proportional to the probability of being raided. 5. The probability of your truck being chopped is directly proportional to how much it costs. 6. Smile, you wont have that money for much longer. 7. You will never have food and water when you need it. 8. The distance between you and the nearest garage is directly proportional to how much your gear costs. There are some rules that I have: 1. Trust no one. 2. Expect Murphy's Laws of Altis Life to occur frequently. 3. Become proficient with the cheapest guns you can afford. 4. Just quit now. There has to be a strategy I'm overlooking.
  8. Wow, coincidentally found that same program about half an hour ago. The data was successfully recovered. Backing up everything now. Thanks
  9. Holy shit okay, good news, found my backups of the important files. But there are some less important files that I'd like to recover from the raid. Recovermyfiles seems to be working, but its my understanding that it costs money to recover files from a raid 5. Is there any way to recover the files without spending any money?
  10. Okay, got past the boot error. I noticed one of the disks doesn't show up like the others, and in disk manager, it appears to be mostly unallocated. Is this normal? Or is everything toast and there's no more point in trying? Sorry its late, but I would prefer to have the data, assuming its still possible to recover, as soon as possible. EDIT: I can't download anything. Tried installing Recover My Files. Have absolutely no idea what's wrong. I have never seen this before.
  11. Okay, I've switched raid to ahci and now I keep getting a blue screen that says 'inaccessible boot device' and I've run into this problem twice and had to reinstall twice. I'm positive that it is booting off of my ssd with windows. Restarting doesn't help.
  12. On mobile, In short, I have a Raid 5 consisting of x4 500gb hard drives. Summer was not cooperating with the over clock, so I hit the restore defaults in the bios. I tried to restart, kept getting blue screen 'inacessible boot device' It automatically 'repaired' itself which wasn't working, and it gave me an option to reinstall windows, so I said 'ehh, fuck it, let's see what happens' and I only expected it to touch the boot disk. But my raid is only half showing up. I have roughly 1tb of stuff on it. And it would be nice to recover it, but not to pay for it.
  13. i dont understand why i would do distance/weight i have a spreadsheet here is it helps at all https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aiEWk75Op9QohTC2jeNsZ_Ljx1S2i0K41NCwXpEnQZA/edit?usp=sharing
  14. Time is harder to record accurately because there is more than one route that you can take to get yourself from Point A to Point B to Point C. Because there are different cars that go faster or slower, there are different routes that can be taken, the cars can be driven on the roads or off-road, and come cars don't do as well as others off-road. I would consider driving as the main effort. Because across the board, collection times are constant. Processing times, if I'm not mistaken, are proportional to the amount of items you are processing at once. It's more efficient to process as many as possible in one shot to eliminate having to walk a short distance to load and unload from your truck. Reliability is almost impossible to determine, because there are typically 100 players crammed into an island 270km^2. The best time to do a run would be around 5-6am when there are an average of 20 players on. Risk is kinda tricky because I need to know how many players are on, how many are armed, and how many are out to kill someone, risk is mitigated by possessing skill to use a weapon, and slightly mitigated by how expensive the weapon is, but the risk increases with the bigger weapon you use. I just need a simple way to calculate things like this, because there are way too many variables.
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