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derick90

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    derick90 reacted to Nexxus in XB'owner (Water cooled pc inside xbox one)   
    xbox forums, I wanna see the rage.
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    derick90 reacted to danomicar in Linus   
    Prices vary over time and location
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    derick90 got a reaction from TC21 in Comcast Internet Issues and Question About Range Extenders   
    Get a nice beefy router to go with it =] or use a powerline adaptor + wireless router to a central location in the house
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    derick90 reacted to maremp in Download time   
    For future reference, just google "download speed calculator" and hit the one of the first results.
     
    Or you can do it yourself quite easily, I've learned it at 10 years old:
     
    Get to common unit, for example if your dl speed is 400 kB/s and you have 16.8GB to download, you'll either have to convert the first to GB/s or the second to kB. Steps are B, kB, MB, GB, TB (etc., but you won't be downloading in petabyte-sized or larger files), to get to the next step, multiply with 1024 and to get to the previous, you divide. So to get 16.8GB to kB, you multiply twice with 1024 (note, this doesn't mean 1024 * 2!): 16.8 * 1024 * 1024 = 17,616,077kB (rounded, you don't need the decimals). With your download speed of 400 kB/s, you can divide the file size, so you get ~44,040s (the kBs cancel out, again rounded). To get value in minutes or hours, you divide the value by 60 or 3600, but I'm sure you're familiar with how to convert time. But anyways, 44040s is 734min or 12.23h. You could also convert both values to bytes and then calculate the time, the result is the same, you'll just have more work to do.
     
    Also keep in mind that the internet speed marketed by ISP, for example 10Mb/s is in bits (lowercase b), not bytes (uppercase B), which is commonly used to represent file sizes. Each byte is 8 bits, therefore to get highest actual transfer speed, you divide the speed by 8, in the case of example, that would be 10 / 8 = 1.25MB/s. For the average consumer, in my opinion, transfer speed in bits is just a marketing gimmick, so the number is higher, which sounds better. Note that conversely, especially when describing sizes or speeds, the value is often written in lowercase when in fact it's meant to represent bytes (uppercase B). This is due to author being too lazy to uppercase the letter. For this reason, it's assumed that the unit is meant to be bytes and it's explicitly noted when talking about bits or there is enough context to know, for example, I know that there probably no ISP that provides specifically 400kbit/s connection, so I've assumed you are talking about the effective transfer speed, in bytes. 
     
    Btw, this knowledge will come useful if you're planning on studying anything computer-related. It always seemed as a given to me, but even at 1 year uni, some classmates struggled with some of these concepts. 
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    derick90 got a reaction from LogicalDrm in NZXT Fans don't fit gigabyte Motherboard???   
    Thats how it should look 
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    derick90 got a reaction from ThomasD in NZXT Fans don't fit gigabyte Motherboard???   
    there should be a "slot" on the female fan connector and a plastic bit on the male motherboard connector, just make sure the two of those are lined up. They can be finicky to get in there but they should fit.  
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    derick90 got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 in LS3 - The 6.2L Mini ITX Gaming Machine   
    Omg i've been waiting for an update all day!!! And i think some small round case feet would be perfect, sitting flat on its bottom like that just gives the "unfinished" feel imho. maybe like 1/2" tall at most, and bravo sir. Lookin sexy. 
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    derick90 reacted to Enderman in Sound card vs onboard audio   
    unless you consider a bunch of audio enchancements and artificial EQ an "enhancement" there will be no difference
    what a sound card can do is reduce the EMI if your onboard audio has some
    but if you cant hear any EMI from onboard audio then a sound card is not necessary
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    derick90 got a reaction from Moonzy in Please help my internet   
    Give your ISP a call and see if there are similar complaints, could be on their end. 
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    derick90 got a reaction from Mr.B007 in Best case for gaming ?   
    Completely forgot about NZXT  i am ashamed....
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    derick90 got a reaction from Mr.B007 in Best case for gaming ?   
    I would say the Fractal Define S / Phanteks Enthoo Pro or Enthoo Evolv ATX, then again my opinion on the latter is skewed a bit =P but again its mostly about aesthetics and if you plan on water cooling
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    derick90 got a reaction from TidaLWaveZ in Case Reccomendation   
    You're correct, didn't see that he needed full ATX =\
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    derick90 got a reaction from Moonzy in Which Build is Better? $500   
    Jeeze that was expected of me lol.. Allowance was something my friends at school talked about 
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    derick90 reacted to LokiFire in Woah great deal no?   
    https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-bundle?utm_source=Bundle%20Stars%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=8bdabfeb7f-Daedalic_Mega_Bundle_03_17_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3437eaaeba-8bdabfeb7f-421288737&mc_cid=8bdabfeb7f&mc_eid=3634ef29e3
     
     
    I want to purchase this.. 7.99 with all DLC, won't be able to max it completely but i don't care
     
    Sharing is caring, good deal if you want the game!
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    derick90 got a reaction from LokiFire in Woah great deal no?   
    Following for when i get home =] Thanks!
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    derick90 reacted to NightStrider in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Love this new Setup!!!  
    Sorry about Pic Quality lol




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    derick90 got a reaction from MatsNorway in Im new to data tech sites! so be nice, i have questions   
    for a sauna? Idle 50 degrees seems warm to me.. I'm typically at 27-30 idle at 4.6ghz 
     
    Edit** then again i dont know how hot those 6cores run.. so nevermind me 
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    derick90 got a reaction from Bananasplit_00 in LS3 - The 6.2L Mini ITX Gaming Machine   
    Why not flip that color scheme, have that red glaring through the slots =]
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    derick90 got a reaction from pappsicle in LS3 - The 6.2L Mini ITX Gaming Machine   
    Why not flip that color scheme, have that red glaring through the slots =]
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    derick90 reacted to byalexandr in LS3 - The 6.2L Mini ITX Gaming Machine   
    I'm liking that idea...
     
     
    Message received
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    derick90 got a reaction from ChineseChef in Androids going to take it over in a few years?   
    Androids Binning humans #I'mA980TI
     
     
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    derick90 reacted to Bobby_Joe_90 in LinusTechTips Video Idea   
    This would be a video series called "{Insert PC Part} Explained". An example is "Power Supplies Explained". Linus would explain how a power supply works and what features to look for. What makes a power supply good and what makes a power supply bad. He would explain why a Logisys is much worse than something like an EVGA Supernova 650. Note: This Series would be aimed at First Time Builders. At the end of the video Linus (Or Luke) would give some suggestions for various price ranges. Similar to a buyers guide but Linus (Or Luke) talk about Power Supplies in general. I thought this would be a good idea but maybe I'm just out of my mind. Thoughts? 
  23. Funny
    derick90 reacted to BudgetForNow in IDEA - Computer + Toaster   
    toasting is only supported with amd chips
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    derick90 got a reaction from Hackentosher in IDEA - Computer + Toaster   
    Lol straight from Awesomesauce Network... 
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    derick90 got a reaction from GetShrektMrKrabs in Yeah or Nah?   
    They call those laptops
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