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About TetraSky

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 875k @3.3GHz Quad cores, up to 3.5GHz turbo boost single core.
  • Motherboard
    Asus P7P55D-e LX
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GBx2 DDR3-1600
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz 3GB
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF 912
  • Storage
    SSD : Intel 520 120GB / Kingston SSDNow V Series Gen II 64GB / Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, HDD : WD Black 640GB / WD Blue 500GB / WD My Book 3TB /
  • PSU
    Corsair TX850w
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VW266H 25.5IN / RCA TV 19"
  • Cooling
    Corsair H70
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G11
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX518
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. It would just be more expensive and more stuff to try and cram in the already compacted space of a laptop.
  2. Depends on the part. Spare cables are kept in a large box, in a giant rat's nest. Some spare parts are kept in their original box. Most of them are in an anti-static bag, on top of each other. Quite a few of them are kept as is in a box, rubbing their PCBs against each others, mainly things like super old hardware that nobody in their right mind would still use today, like DDR1/DDR2 RAM.
  3. The Division was an okay game... Especially with a friend. But once said friend decide to just drop the game, it's kind of boring alone.
  4. Full shutdown while gaming, but why ?

    This might seems crazy, but have you tried with a different power cable from the wall to the PSU ? (preferably one that's 14 to 16 gauge (also known as "AWG" or American wire gauge)) I've had a similar issue where I used a "cheap" power cable, the kind that's barely enough for a 65W monitor, to power a computer and the moment I put any sort of load to it, it would shut itself down, changing the cable fixed it. https://www.amazon.com/C2G-Premium-Universal-IEC320C13-Compliant/dp/B00009OLLS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1529188416&sr=8-4&keywords=computer+power+cable+14
  5. That is indeed quite slow, I'm suspecting that the drive is about to die soon. It normally should be nearly twice as fast. I don't think anyone knows or even can, since those are protected system garbage. The only surefire way would be a clean reset, using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to get a fresh ISO of Windows 10 and format. (Just save your data on a usb stick or on your other drive) Even the cheapest SSD that I posted in my previous post will be worlds better than your Seagate drive. But that Samsung EVO SSD will indeed be better than it and many others. And yes, you really should consider reinstalling Windows on the SSD. While you don't absolutely have to, it's recommended to at least get a fresh start with a new SSD to make sure that every parameter for the SSD are set correctly in Windows. (like garbage collection/TRIM)
  6. Newegg Credit Card?

    If I'm reading this correctly, it says that if you don't pay the entire balance within the 6 months/year, they will charge you interest... on the full amount from the date of purchase and not the remaining balance. So even if you had like, $50 left to pay on a $1000 purchase, they would kick you down with 300$ in interest after a year?
  7. PC crashing occasionally

    I would suggest getting rid of all overclocks and see how it fare for a while, that's basically the first step in troubleshooting, get rid of anything that could be a potential issue. If it still crashes, at least you'll know it wasn't the overclock.
  8. PC crashing occasionally

    I'm having a PTSD episode reading this... Sounds so much like the issue I had the last time I got an AMD build. Does the computer create any sort of "minidump" when it crash? Have you overclocked the computer at all? Usually crashing could be due to an unstable overclock if you did.(regardless of how "stable" you think it is, if it crash even once, it ain't stable) If the CPU goes down to a low frequency, it could also be overheating and shutting itself to protect itself.
  9. Run CrystalDiskMark on it to see your current read/write speeds. Older hard drives tend to get slower over time due to wear on the actuator. My last Seagate drive's read/writes speed were down in the gutter before it finally died, could be that. Also do take note, Windows 10's Reset feature is not the same as formatting. It retains a lot of the "garbage" that could potentially cause slowdowns, including bad drivers. If you have $30 to spare and live in the US, might I suggest just getting a cheap 120GB SSD? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820331047
  10. Help with Choice

    I'd personally go for a PC... Especially if it's for only two games.
  11. Vivaldi. It's Chromium, without Google.
  12. Broken monitor?

    The monitor is 12 years old? Could've just died of old age. But if it's just a bad cable causing this, no point buying a whole new monitor for that. Could you just take the computer and/or monitor to a friend/family member's house to test it if you don't have any spare cables/parts to actually test it? To be honest, if you're fine with using a super old monitor like that, you could just buy a refurb monitor, though the cheapest monitors are 4:3 1600x900 resolution. If you have a local computer/recycling center nearby, you might want to pop in there to see if they have any cheap monitors. Here's a few cheap ones https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5HA3UZ3531&cm_re=refurb_monitor-_-9SIA5HA3UZ3531-_-Product https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5HA5NA5383&cm_re=refurb_monitor-_-9SIA5HA5NA5383-_-Product https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5HA37N6601&cm_re=refurb_monitor-_-9SIA5HA37N6601-_-Product
  13. Max only video

    So... a montage of all the times we saw her hands.... and when the computer dropped on the ground? ... Meh...
  14. why do people buy the most expensive phones

    Bragging rights, wanting to have the "latest and greatest" phones all the time. Also with contracts, you often see promo like "get this phone for 0$!", which quite a few people probably don't realize that they are not getting a phone for free, they are just paying for it on a monthly basis. And I think there are exchange program with some phones where you just pay a "small fee" to get a new one. Personally, I have a Nokia 2, most bad reviews I see of it are from people who seems to be expecting way too much out of it. It's a $100 phone, if you expect it to be butter smooth in everything and not have the occasional "hang" due to too many apps being open at the same time, you're gonna have a bad time. I keep my phone "barebone"(helps that Nokia 2 is stock android without any superfluous apps), no facebook apps that eats away at the battery, no extra apps I don't need. Nearly all apps are restricted from running in the background and I only have a couple games/apps like Elemental TD and RetroArch, alongside Netflix and colornote(How come there is STILL no built-in note taking app in Android!?). It's working flawlessly for my purposes and the battery last me for days, because I'm not on it 12+ hours a day. At most 2 hours/day, mainly spent reading a novel, watching netflix or playing a game for a few minutes.
  15. can you make masks out of household stuff ?

    Scrap paper, like from a newspaper. An inflated balloon about the size of your head. Regular glue, preferably the kind that's liquid and dries quickly, like elmer's glue. Just glue scraps of paper onto the inflated balloon, let it dries, put another coat of scraps, dry, and another... until it reach a good enough thickness that wouldn't just break the moment you handle it. Pop the balloon, now carve a mask of of it, make holes for eyes, nose and mouth, holes for a string if you wish to hold it up like that. Then you can decorate it, add a "nose" onto it, mesh over the mouth/eyes hole(s), paint it, do whatever you want to customize it. We did that when I was in grade school. Very easy to do. You can sand off excess glue with a high grit (1000 or 2000) to give it a smoother appearance before painting.