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CircleTech

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About CircleTech

  • Title
    The forums used computer parts guy.

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    @Dylan_873

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    SIUC
  • Interests
    Computers, computer hardware, DIY activities and pretty much anything involving electronic stuff.
  • Occupation
    scrapyarding

System

  • CPU
    2x intel Xeon e5-2609 v2
  • Motherboard
    Lenovo D30 Motherboard
  • RAM
    128GB of DDR3 (16x8gb)
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 970
  • Case
    Lenovo D30 case
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Evo 256GB, 256GB samsung 840 Evo SSD, 2TB HGST HDD
  • PSU
    1100w delta PSU
  • Display(s)
    1920x1080p 21.5" samsung monitor
  • Cooling
    Lenovo D30 cooler
  • Keyboard
    HP keyboard
  • Mouse
    HP mouse
  • Sound
    Soundblaster audigy2 PCI sound card.
  • Operating System
    windows 10 pro 64-bit

Recent Profile Visitors

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  1.  

    With only a scant 3 months required to get a business license, surely we can trust a large and diverse US government buearucracy to effectively administrate "free" health care for all, right?!

     

     

    In michigan when I filed my paperwork for my LLC, I got my articles of formation in the mail about a week later.

     

    Side note, Michigan has no license required to operate an ecommerce or computer repair company. I had also been operating as a sole-proprieter about 2 years before this which had still been perfectly legal. The LLC just allows me to open business bank accounts and credit cards and keep some of my finances seperate.

    I see no reason NYC needs to do the same other than to limit competition.

     

     

    1. GDRRiley

      GDRRiley

      New York is just a horrible place to live and work. I hate LA and SF but I don’t think they have this level of stupidity 

  2. Professor in enviornmental science class:

    What does "clean coal sound like to you?"

     

     

    *raises hand*

     

    "Yes Circletech"

     

    "An oxymoron"

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    2. Den-Fi

      Den-Fi

      @BuckGup You must have missed the status where he had it legally changed.

    3. BuckGup

      BuckGup

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      Guess I did

    4. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Well you can make clean coal by dusting it off, I guess.

  3. Soup

    1. Show previous comments  1 more
    2. Gegger

      Gegger

      puos

    3. Pascal...

      Pascal...

      I actually have soup for dinner today.

    4. TVwazhere

      TVwazhere

      WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE'S MORE SOUP?

  4. Getting all my university Homework out of the way for the whole week is something I wish I had the discipline to do more often.

     

    1. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Don't be so hard on yourself. I'm in high school and even here it's pretty much impossible.

    2. GDRRiley

      GDRRiley

      I need to do that

    3. ARikozuM

      ARikozuM

      I don’t think there should be homework in the first place. All work should be doable while at school and any extra work should be extra credit only.

  5. Which is better?

     

    Smoking propane.

     

    Or 

     

    Eating banana cubes.

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    2. CircleTech

      CircleTech

      @Schnoz the freezing point of propane is -188C so it wouldnt be absolute zero but still really cold

    3. Lurick

      Lurick

      @Schnoz Sounds like a you problem then :P

    4. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      @CircleTech It's just way too cool for us. xD

  6. So I believe @AlexTheGreatish is a mechanical engineering major. Meaning if LTT ever wanted to build their own computers (from literally scratch), all they would have to do is hire an electrical engineer, a computer engineer, and a computer science major and they can produce an LTT motherboard and CPU :D

  7. This dell optiplex has two core i7 CPUs inside :D

     

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    2. Pascal...

      Pascal...

      That's not how that works.

    3. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      Remember that case Corsair made that was so large that Linus actually did put in two Core i7 systems?

    4. VenomZ_

      VenomZ_

      Ah the classic optiplex I actually turned one of these in to a gaming machine but I mean who hasn't?

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  8. I watched this excellent video produced by financial times about sneakers being a "2 billion dollar industry":

     

     

     

    Well guess what? That's nothing compared to another relatively niche industry like PC gaming:

     

     

    The PC gaming industry is roughly 35.7 billion in size with a CAGR of roughly 4% a year:

     

    https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-comcast-us-revc&source=android-browser&q=pc+gaming+i+dustry+size

     

    How big is the electronics recycling industry? You know, the industry I spent 4 years of my life in and is rarely if every talked about in public? 40.3 billion with a CAGR of 15.5%:

     

    https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-comcast-us-revc&source=android-browser&q=electronics+recycling+industry+size

     

    Here is another industry that is exploding behind the scenes: lithium ion battery recycling. The industry is currently worth about 7 billion with a CAGR of a little over 6%. 

     

    https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-comcast-us-revc&source=android-browser&ei=nFlOXpXVGIKotQW-gYvQDQ&q=battery+recycling+industry+size+growth&oq=battery+recycling+industry+size+growth&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.3..33i160l2.8946.10192..10539...0.1..0.197.896.3j4......0....1.........0i71j0i22i30j33i22i29i30j33i299.itMnLI5-A0s

     

    One day, I may return to the latter industries as an electronics recycler myself. Until then, I can focus in getting a degree in Electrical Engineering, and use my skills to potentially start a company that produces products and services for these industries.

     

    For some reason, people have this notion that due to government and corprate pushes for sustainability, we are throwing away fewer and fewer electronics. This couldn't be further from the truth. I have seen it myself: upgrade cycles for IT hardware keeps shrinking further and further, and companies and consumers alike are refreshing their devices faster and faster. This only contributes further to our ewaste problem.

     

    Oh well, a guy can dream at least. One thing is for sure: Ewaste isn't going anywhere, and it will still be there waiting for me when I graduate college.

     

     

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    2. dizmo

      dizmo

      No. If you want to compare it that way, you'd be comparing footwear as a whole. Sneakers are a small segment of footwear, just like PC Gaming is a small segment of computers. If you wanted a comparison, it would be people the flip PC components vs people that flip sneakers. 

       

      Haha, nothing is impossible to teach in school. It's fundamentals you'd teach, not specifics about parts. Anyone can learn it. It's not hard. Just like how I could easily teach someone how to flip mountain bike parts. I really hope it didn't take you thousands of hours. You could have 2 or more College degrees with that. 

    3. OJTheAviator

      OJTheAviator

      Well, a couple thousand hours doesn't seem that crazy (though still impressive). On average, that's 7-8 hours a weekday for a year. If one is constantly working in electronics recycling, they'd accumulate quite a few hours of experience.

    4. dizmo

      dizmo

      @OJTheAviator if it'd just learning about something without execution, thousands of hours is...an issue. 

  9. Name a song that sounds way better the second time you hear it. I'll start:

     

    The less I know the better - Tame Impala

     

    High and Low - Empire of the Sun

     

    Almost anything by gorillaz

    1. minibois

      minibois

      Quote

      Almost anything by gorillaz

      Literally this.

       

      But I had this with most songs from Daft Punk too. Not all though, some I liked right away.

      With most songs from the music artist S3RL I also often don't like them right away, but later I do like most/all of them.

    2. Cyberspirit

      Cyberspirit

      I would say most Manilla Road songs. It took a while for me to get into the band but after a couple listens, they became one of my favorites.

    3. VegetableStu

      VegetableStu

      i'm the lonely twin, the left hand

      reset myself and get back on track

      i don't want this isolation:

      see the state of me now?

  10. I made a banana cube today:

     

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  11. Imma run two RTX 2080s in SLI and call it an RTX 4326400.

    1. Pascal...

      Pascal...

      Nice. dat flex.

  12. So i learned today the intel i386 series CPUs often lacked a floating point unit and many motherboards included a socket for a math coprocessor.

     

    Technically that means at one point intel sold 0.5 core processors XD 

  13. So this weekend I met my mom in memphis.

     

    Given that we were so close to Mississippi, I decided to take a visit there.

     

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    I can confirm Mississippi is boring.

     

    Of course, all I did was cross the border and stop at a wendys, so that might be a signifcant reason.

     

    But now I can at least say i've been to Mississippi.

    1. ARikozuM

      ARikozuM

      THERE ARE TWO PAIRS OF "S" IN OUR NAME! DON'T YOU FORGET IT AS YOU CROSS INTO OUR BEAUTIFUL STATE WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A WENDY'S AS THE FIRST STATE MONUMENT!

       

      * Sponsored by Wendy's

    2. handymanshandle

      handymanshandle

      Mississippi, sponsored by meth and through-the-roof suicide rates

    3. VenomZ_

      VenomZ_

      Lol tru I drive through states never stopped by but technically have been there 

  14. Girls at graceland:

     

    "OMG it's Elvis!"

     

    Boys at graceland:

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