Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


This user doesn't have any awards

About Votivee

  • Title

Contact Methods

  • Discord
    Votive #7780
  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    VERY far Upstate New York, US


  • CPU
    Intel Core I7 5820k @ 4.6 GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA 1080 FTW 8GB
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB / Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750
  • Display(s)
    (2) ASUS VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4, (5) Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 RGB
  • Sound
    Cyber Acoustics CA-3602, BeyerDynamics DT 770 PRO 250 OHM, Schiit Modi 2, Schiit Magni 2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

Recent Profile Visitors

1,250 profile views
  1. Votivee

    Fair IT Intern Hourly Rate

    Agreed. I wanted to be prepared in case the question arose, and I didn't want to be asking too much if they did ask me what I am looking for and hurt my chances. I'm not looking to negotiate and get higher pay but more so just wanted to know where I stood with the current industry and my skill set/education.
  2. Votivee

    Fair IT Intern Hourly Rate

    I will be getting paid directly through the company. Totally agree with you that my rate should depend on experience/schooling, which is why I made this thread. I'm not sure where I stand pay-wise with a completed degree and a year away from my second one. Thanks for sharing your pay rates, I'll probably stick with my original guess of $14/$15 after looking at your numbers.
  3. Votivee

    Fair IT Intern Hourly Rate

    No I do not have any certifications outside of my college education.
  4. Votivee

    Fair IT Intern Hourly Rate

    I do know for a fact that it is paid, however the hourly rate is TBD and I have some suspicion that they're going to ask me my opinion on what I think I should be making.
  5. Going in for an interview for an I.T. internship tomorrow, and it will be my first "real" internship/job experience since graduating college. Because of this, I'm not really sure what I should be expecting pay wise. I was hoping someone could tell me what a fair hourly rate would be if they were to ask me what I was hoping to make. A few points that might help: Internship will be in New York State (Not near the city). Current Minimum wage here is $11.10/hr. I have my A.A.S. in Computer Information Technology and am currently one year away from my B.S. in Cyber security. I do have previous I.T. work experience, however it was back in high school and I was making a little over minimum wage and it was only for a short period of time. Internship will be 4 months long. It is a well-established multi-million dollar company. They reached out to me. Personally, I was thinking something in the neighborhood of $14-$15/hr but I honestly am not sure what I'm basing that off of other than other jobs that were not I.T. related what so ever. Any input on this is appreciated.
  6. Votivee

    Is my Corsair H100i V2 failing?

    As far as I know, there isn't a DIY solution to fixing bad AIO pumps. You wouldn't be able to anyways without voiding your warranty. If you want just a temporary solution then you can pick up a cheap air cooler such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 until your RMA goes through. I think they are about $30 (USD). If you're looking to get away from liquid cooling completely, you can pick up a Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 or a Noctua NH-D15 for about $90 (USD). Either one of those will cool just as well if not better than your H100i while being quieter and you'll never have to worry about your cooler going bad ever again.
  7. Votivee

    SFF Case Selection

    No idea. I don't really know anything about either one of the cases. I just Google imaged them both and went by appearance.
  8. Votivee

    SFF Case Selection

    I'd go with the Ghost. The DA2 looks like they just took the Ghost and added an aluminum shroud around it. A lot of wasted space on the top and bottom IMO
  9. I don't have any recommendations for you, but I figured I'd give you my experiences with a laptop and desktop in college. I'll be going into my fourth year of college next fall, and I have been to two different schools. My work is 100% on the computer. I can't remember the last time I handed anything in in person. Every school is different, but just like you I thought I needed a laptop for college. As previously stated, I'll be going into my fourth year. I have powered on my laptop probably a total of 5-10 times in the past 3 years. I do 100% of my work on my desktop because screen real estate is key when it comes to taking computer science courses. If I was you, I'd just get a cheap used laptop and throw an SSD in it. As you stated, if you actually need the computing horsepower you can just use your desktop or a school computer. The only time you will need your laptop outside of your dorm is to take notes in class (which some professors still don't allow laptops in class, and pen and paper is much faster and easier), working from home during a break (I'm sure your parents have a laptop at the house), or I guess if you wanted to do some work in the common area or something. That's my 2 cents. If you don't have two monitors I'd use the money saved on the laptop to grab a second one. Just trying to save you some money because there seems to be a large misconception that you need access to a computer 24/7 in college. I was one of the people who wasted a lot of money on a laptop because I believed that misconception.
  10. Definitely ups the enjoyment of driving. It's nice not having to search for stations over and over again while going on longer trips. I got a new one installed in my Jeep that supports carplay/android auto but it for sure did not fit into the confinements of "cheap and easy"
  11. What's your favorite cheap/easy mod that you have done to your car? Mods that you still enjoy and weren't just cool for a few weeks/a waste of money. $200 or less, and 1 hour or less of installation time. Mine is probably a cross up of: Interior LED upgrade. Makes the interior of my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee feel like it is a 2016 model. Picked up a kit from precision LED that replaced all 4 of my dome lights, 2 floor illumination lights, visor lights, trunk/hatch light and licence plate lights for $70. Premium hard rubber floor mats. Seriously. This might not apply to everyone, but we average between 300-400 inches of snow each winter where I live, and thanks to all that snow they salt the roads religiously here. It's nice not having my carpets be pure white from salt and just being able to dump melted snow and wash the floor mats off with a hose at the car wash. Got these for free as a hand-me-down but they run about $100 from weathertech
  12. Votivee

    Fan hides logo of motherboard

    You could mount the fan outside of the case and buy a fan grill so nothing gets caught in it. As seen here: Tbh I wouldn't worry about it, but to each their own...
  13. Votivee

    Windows error

    So what's the issue?
  14. Votivee

    ssd and hdd not showing up

    Refresh the page and check out the link I edited in. If that one doesn't work for you, just Google or Youtube "How to format a disk on windows 10"
  15. Votivee

    ssd and hdd not showing up

    Search for "Disk Management" in the start menu/Cortana You should see your empty drives, right click them and select format and then follow the setup wizard https://www.pcworld.com/article/248980/how-to-partition-and-format-your-hard-drive-in-windows.html EDIT: This guide is a little more straight forward: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-format-new-hard-drive-windows-10