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About SilicateWielder

  • Title
    Hobbyist Game Dev/Pc Enthusiast
  • Birthday 1998-08-09

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  • Steam

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  • Interests
    I enjoying doing various things like gaming, programming, and graphic design. I'm also an enthusiast when it comes to building computers. However my financial situation prevents me from building them more often.
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    AMD A8-7600 OC'd to 3.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    Klevv Fit 4GBx2 DDR3 1600Mhz memory kit
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1050 Low-profile edition
  • Case
    Coolermaster something
  • Storage
    1TB WD RE3 Enterprise HDD, Samsung 128GB SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 400 Watt ATX Powersupply
  • Display(s)
    Asus P191w
  • Cooling
    1x 120mm fan, 1x 100mm exaust fan
  • Keyboard
    Compaq 5187-5023
  • Mouse
    Logitech 4-button
  • Sound
    Onboard Realtek chipset.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Technical Preview
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. SilicateWielder

    Looking for a new mouse

    Hi, so I'm looking for a new mouse, however due to my hands being large with "piano fingers" I'm looking for something with large wings for my ring finger and pinky to rest on during use, previous mice I've used have resulted in the pinky on my right hand to begin to bend inwards I've been using this for the last year and have found it to be nice to hold, but it's not exactly the most durable thing: https://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Combatwing-Professional-Ergonomic-Rechargeable-Adjustable/dp/B06X3ZT78Q ideally what I'm looking for would be a slightly larger but similar mouse, than what I'm using now It doesn't necessarily need to be wireless, What would you folks recommend I purchase? My budget is about $80-100
  2. SilicateWielder

    Visual Studio on Linux

    Or, run windows in a VM, Virtualbox has a seamless desktop mode I believe
  3. SilicateWielder

    Addictive PC Games

    Oh god, Fallout 3, 4, and NV ate so much of my time. So have Cities Skylines, and simcity.
  4. SilicateWielder

    If you have a kid, what would you name it?

    Or at least that's the plan... I too plan to not have kids, not where I live anyway
  5. SilicateWielder

    Stylus Phones - what are my options?

    At an estimated $650usd aprox when it launches I'm not comfortable buying a phone that expensive, especially when it lacks any features that would make it worthwhile for my use case. I just need an integrated stylus and the capacity to run android 8, pressure sensitivity would be a nice bonus and the Note 5 delivers both of those things and more while being at a lower price point that the alternative. However i'm still not set in stone, I need to look into ROM support for the variant that boost officially supports. If it's not this then I'm buying the Stylo 4+ as it's on sale for not much more than the Note 5
  6. SilicateWielder

    Stylus Phones - what are my options?

    The Note 5 looks like the best candidate, just need to make sure I can get one on Boost Mobile, otherwise I'm gonna have to stick with the Stylo 4 which is less powerful
  7. SilicateWielder

    Stylus Phones - what are my options?

    I forgot about upgrading android through custom roms, though the Note 8, even used, is still way out of my budget. As enticing as pressure sensitivity may be for drawing.
  8. Hi, so I'm currently looking for an upgrade from my LG Stylo 3 which has been having some problems after an accidental reset (Long story), I'm interested in upgrading my phone to something newer with Android 8 for the sake of having Project Treble for more consistent updates. Budget is around $200 but I can stretch to about $280 if need be. I'd prefer an integrated stylus as I'm very prone to losing things and use my stylus almost daily for jotting down notes and such. I am aware of the Stylo 4 and 4+ though I'd like to see what my other options are Why do I want to see what other options there are? I'm also interested in rooting if possible, but it's not a requirement.
  9. I think it depends on what you're doing, if you need to prototype parts, having a 3d printer on hand and ready to go is the way to go, I personally like the BIQU magician as I've owned one and it provides decent quality at a decent price. And some cartesian printers can be (relatively) easily converted to be double duty and perform CNC work as well as remain functional for printing If you have parts that are already prototyped and you want high quality final prints, then sure, go with shapeways or some other printing service.
  10. SilicateWielder

    Planning a portable, watercooled rig

    True, I'll change mass storage to a 1TB WD Black in my list then
  11. SilicateWielder

    Planning a portable, watercooled rig

    For mass storage I chose an SSD as they're more robust against portable applications, even if a mechanical drive is cheaper. I'd rather accidentally drop the PC and end up with a big dent in the side of it rather than lose important data That's what I figured, it just would have made cramming in sufficient cooling easier, didn't hurt to ask though. EDIT: Now that I'm actually thinking about what might happen if I drop the PC, I'm definitely not doing watercooling
  12. So I've just gotten my first job outside of freelance and I'm going to be building a new system then retiring my current one to being a small NAS or home server. I'm considering doing a briefcase PC inspired build (Why? Why not!), and I am also considering water cooling. With that said I'm not entirely sure a hard line, or even soft line tubing setup will be able to withstand the types forces a mobile setup would entail; even with bracing and supports built into the case. I did post here a few months ago, though given the announcements for new GPUs (CPUs too?) I thought I might as well ask again. If anyone here knows more. If anyone knows more about this than I do, please leave a response, or even PM me. I can work with metal, but my knowledge of how to create custom water loops is only theoretical. The general goal here is to create an overclocked portable computer that functions as an all-in-one for when I'm at home, but can also function as a laptop when I'm on the go and am able to plug in someplace. For parts I'm considering the following, not everything is here as it's 2 AM and I'm still figuring out what I want to do for a PSU and other parts: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($167.82 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($82.98 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital - Blue 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($173.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: Asus - VG245H 24.0" 1920x1080 75Hz Monitor ($189.19 @ Amazon) Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon) Other: ASUS ROG Strix X470-I Gaming AMD Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 HDMI M.2 mini-ITX Motherboard with 802.11ac Wi-Fi ($208.00 @ Amazon) Other: EK Aluminum Radiator 240 (120 x 279 x 26mm) ($59.99) Total: $1761.94 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-05 02:39 EDT-0400
  13. SilicateWielder

    system() on linux?

    Thanks for the response! This was very helpful
  14. SilicateWielder

    system() on linux?

    Hi, so I'm primarily a javascript dev however I do know some C++ and I'm trying to write a launcher for a game I'm developing I understand that on windows using system() is bad practice for security reasons, however i'm developing for linux and I'm seeing a lot of people recommending system and popen for this OS. Are there any reasons I shouldn't be using these two commands?
  15. SilicateWielder

    How does metal corrotion work

    Basically this, corrosion is a chemical reaction that damages metals, it's natural however you can add additional metals or particles that help to prevent this from happening. The coolant AIOs use will typically have some additives to slow the process that way by the time it fails you will likely have already upgraded your computer