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Everything posted by otherworldlynob

  1. Honestly though, after thinking about hobbies, I have like zero idea. What am I supposed to do? Like give me an example of what you, or maybe someone you know do. Just any suggestions help. Something unrelated to computers.
  2. I understand the last post was closed down after like 2 weeks and it's probably best not to continue it, but there have been a few small developments and I'm completely confused on what to do next. So I decided to ask my dad if I could buy a gaming headset. My current headphones are trash and always hurt my ears, it's some weird $11 stuff I won from a raffle. "How does this help your education? It's only for entertainment." I said okay, but shouldn't you support your hobbies? "You only have one" Now it's basically "if it doesn't matter to your education, it doesn't matter"? I don't understand what to do at this point. It's not that I only have one hobby, I like reading and such but.. at this point I'm actually questioning hobbies themselves. What else can I do? I'm not very athletic and not really that interested in sports, but I think that might improve if I do try it out. I'm skilled in school and don't have any problems there. I just want some honest-to-god opinions on what to do. Ask me whatever questions you'd like.View the last post here: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1156222-my-parents-dont-like-gaming/
  3. I may not be very knowledgeable, but that 8GB RAM is concerning. 16GB is the normal choice.
  4. I have absolute trash for gaming. That's sadly not my decision as a minor with parents who don't like gaming. However, if I'm lucky, they might let me buy a good headset. I was thinking about the Corsair VOID PRO RGB, but people have warned me against it. It's the only headset I've tried as it was what they had at a LAN center I went to, and it was pretty comfortable. I didn't get much bass but I can probably change that with EQ. Anyway, I'm looking to stay under $100 for this. Suggestions please? I prefer over-ear as my current headphones really, really hurt as on-ear. They're some trash $11 I won from a giveaway. Preferably pretty good bass and surround sound, I like movies and music as well as gaming. I need a mic too.
  5. I've never had a monitor (or a PC for that matter) so I wouldn't really know much, but if you give me your budget I can try and find the best possible one.
  6. That's if you had kids. As for my parents having kids.. they have a different idea.
  7. Well, making my own games is "gaming" and therefore a waste of time. (indeed the pain and suffering) How else can I relate this to an education? I mean school hardly needs a GPU for rendering my homework. Computer Science, sure, but a lot of developers have had to use worse than this. As for the 4th one, that doesn't really matter yet, the main issue is right now.
  8. um not really rare, I just go to the library?
  9. In case you didn't notice, the message you quoted is from a quote that I quoted.
  10. I used to do martial arts, but I quit since it was overpriced. I put time into homework, read a lot of books, and I feel I am responsible. some parents work differently than others.
  11. There's a few years until I can work a job. The rest of the advice is extremely helpful. Thank you. Funny how the most helpful responses come a week after the post. Anyways, yes, I completely understand this can't be for "schoolwork". I don't know why people suggested that to me or what they expected. This is a lot of stuff to take in, and I'm sure it will be a little while before I can start wholeheartedly attempting to convince my dad about all of these things; however, it will certainly be interesting what happens when the process begins. I really appreciate your advice; extremely helpful and gives me a process, a path to take in order to succeed.
  12. I appreciate the feedback. This is some seriously helpful stuff. Honestly I understand the need for a break, and I'm planning to go to a LAN center for the first time this weekend to remind myself of why I'm doing what I'm doing- honestly never having a true gaming experience really means you don't know what you want, and giving myself that experience, I believe, will give me the confidence, understanding, and drive to actually accomplish my goals. As for earning my dad's respect.. that's no direct and straightforward thing. I'm certain that I haven't really been disappointing to him but true respect is another matter. That will take time. A long time. However, if it is the path that must be taken, then it shall be taken.
  13. Really depends on your preference. I noticed that the Zowie monitor did not have any GPU Sync technology so either of the Asus would be good.
  14. Alright, I'm getting increasingly concerned now. I had a few articles open about the benefits of gaming and a notepad on the side with notes about them. Well my dad turned the laptop off because nobody was using it as I meant to leave it there for him to read, and I said, "hey, my notes were open." He replies, "they were dumb notes." I mean these were multiple trusted and well-known sources such as The Verge, National Geographic, and a few eye care centers or whatever.
  15. I'm not very athletic, so not really. I honestly don't know what they want. I play an instrument, I'm really good in school, and I have a lot of free time. Idrk.
  16. I consider them to be quite smart, but I suppose every person has their downfalls.
  17. Nope, they wouldn't let me spend money on anything remotely gaming related
  18. I would be ordering PC parts online. So basically the money is in my wallet in a drawer in the kitchen. I can technically take it out although they don't really want me to use it. One time I tried to buy a giftcard or something and they didn't let me. I'm actually not sure about this lol.
  19. I may be wrong as I've never had a PC and this is all based on minimal research, but either 2080 Super or 2080 Ti would be a better option here. The 2080 Super tends to beat the 1080 Ti and it's about $300-400 cheaper. 2080 Ti would be good if you're willing to make the stretch. If you want a 1080 Ti though.. go for it.
  20. I agree with this guy about the 3600X - honestly you're just wasting the money for that upgrade. As for the rest.. your RAM isn't available on Amazon, you'll have to find something else. Other than that, it's okay, although the SSD could be from a more well known brand. You appear to have the "Old Model" of your HDD, might wanna look that up.
  21. Well, right now I have given my dad my essay. It was "the dumbest thing I've ever read" to him. I also wrote "please explain why you don't like gaming" but he ignored that so, erm.. I'm currently in the beginning stages and I feel it's almost time to make my next move. Suggestions are appreciated.
  22. As I said, how would I buy the game?