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About Stigs

  • Title
    Junior Member
  • Birthday 1997-09-23

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    New Jersey
  • Interests
    Computers, robots, music and gaming...that's pretty much it.


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z77-D3H
  • RAM
    8G Corsair Vengeance DDR3
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 980Ti
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF 912
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 850EVO, 1TB WD Blue, 500GB WD Blue
  • PSU
    Seasonic M12II 620 Watt
  • Display(s)
    Asus VH238H 23" 1080p Monitor
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

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  1. I'm still rocking my rig I built in 2012 as my main machine. It's not the prettiest thing, but it gets the job done. The main upgrades it has had over the years are a 980Ti (I'm borrowing it from a friend) to replace the 600Ti I initially had in it, and the addition of a 250GB SSD. My CPU is starting to show it's age a little when I try to do more intensive tasks like work in Photoshop, Premiere, and SolidWorks. I'll hopefully upgrade this rig within the next year, but we'll see what I end up doing. Specs: CPU: i5-3570k Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti Storage: 250GB Samsung 850 EV0, 1TB WD Blue, 500GB WD Blue PSU: Seasonic S12II Semi-Modular Case: CM HAF 912 OS: Windows 10 Keyboard: CM Storm (cherry MX blues) Monitor: ASUS VH238 Mouse: Razer Abyssus Audio Interface: M-Audio M-track Plus Mic: AT2020 Headphones: Sennheiser HD598 Closed Backs
  2. Stigs

    Android Phone Recommendation

    I'll definitely look into all this. If it's more a matter of when, then I'll hold off getting a new phone until the Pixel 3 Lite release because having stock android and a good camera would be super nice (assuming the phone is good otherwise). Thanks for your help!
  3. Stigs

    Android Phone Recommendation

    This makes me tempted to wait to see if google actually does release this.
  4. Stigs

    Android Phone Recommendation

    I haven't looked at the A8, I have looked at the S9 and considered pushing my budget to the $550 to get it. Some places will give me about $100 for trading in my old iPhone 6s, so that also helps a bit.
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    Android Phone Recommendation

    True a pixel 2 is certainly an option.
  6. Stigs

    Android Phone Recommendation

    Any word on the time range on when the Pixel 3 Lite might release?
  7. Stigs

    Getting a job

    I'm not an authority on the subject, as I'm just a mechanical engineering student, but I'd say a degree in Computer Engineering (combines Electrical Engineering and Computer Science courses) would be your best bet to get into the hardware manufacturing industry. And if your university doesn't offer Computer Engineering, but offers Electrical Engineering and Computer Science majors, you can consider double majoring (however this will either extend your time at university or will make course loads per semester very heavy).
  8. Hey all! I'm in the market for a new phone. I've been using an iPhone 6S for the past 2 and a half years and I'm really wanting to go back to Android. I'm looking for a phone I can get for like $450 dollars (maybe more depending, but that's my cap for right now). The big sells for me on a phone are battery life to get me through at least a day on a single charge and camera (I use my phone as my main camera everywhere I go, so this is super important to me). If any of you have a suggestion for phones to look into, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  9. Stigs

    What was your first Linus Tech Tips video?

    I can't remember what the first LTT video I saw was exactly, but I believe it was this one: I found LTT in my recommended videos somewhere around 2011/2012 after watching this video on NCIX:
  10. Stigs

    The Legend of a Turtle

    Sounds like a solid PC for what you want. I prefer around 45 fps and higher, but I know people that can't tell a major different between 30 and 60, so if you don't notice, save your money I suppose. As for the name, Tortex is solid. I used to play guitar with Tortex picks actually. I use Ultex Jazz III XL's now, but I might go back to the Tortex at some point.
  11. My entire system, bar SSD and another HDD are all from late 2012. I would try and salvage the CPU. Yeah a 3570k is an older CPU, but it shouldn't bottleneck a GPU like a 1060 or RX 480 that I would through in the system as a replacement, and finding a motherboard for it shouldn't be too hard. Hopefully, I won't have to worry about this.
  12. Stigs

    Time to Upgrade?

    Wow, I believe you. It's funny to think what was a card that was pretty much as good as the 670 at the time of purchase over 4 and a half years ago is so "weak" now.
  13. Stigs

    Time to Upgrade?

    Yeah. I've had a 1080p monitor for a while. Okay. I'll look into pricing and performance. Thanks
  14. Stigs

    Time to Upgrade?

    So I've been contemplating a GPU upgrade for some time now. Back in October I posted about 1440p gaming. I've decided to stick to 1080p for now. Anyway, if I were to get a new GPU for 1080p gaming, is now a good time? Options like the 1060 and RX480 being cheap seem good. I'm currently running a MSI GTX 660 TI Power Edition and it's good in most games, but others need a few settings dialed back. I could overclock it more than it's stock overclock to get some better performance I suppose. I'm also running an i5-3570k at stock so I could overclock that too. Speaking of the i5, will that bottleneck anything? I don't believe so, but I'd like to be sure. Anyway, thanks for the help. TL;DR Is it a good time to upgrade for 1080p from a GTX 660 Ti?
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    What song are you listening to right now.

    I'm currently listening to a lot of Alter Bridge. Here's a song that comes up on my playlist a lot: