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Okjoek

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    The Minimalist
  • Birthday May 19, 1992

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  1. Recently I asked my brothers what browsers they use. One uses Yandex while the other uses that funny new gaming browser Linus made a video a while ago about. I'm here still using chrome, but I was thinking I'd like to try something different with more privacy, less tracking. I use the Duckduckgo search engine since it's supposedly more private than google search.
  2. Thanks for asking about my laptop. I'll give you a quick run-down, feel free to ask any additional questions; if you want links to the specific products I use then let me know.

     

    It's really a very simple setup. The laptop itself is a discontinued HP model (Ryzen 5) but I wouldn't really recommend this particular model as it's had a few fan issues. I have the following hardware connected:

    • iSoul USB-C hub thingy
      • HyperX Cloud II headset
      • Mouse and keyboard, any old USB one will do
      • Ethernet
      • Laptop cooling stand. Mine is a TeckNet one which I just bought from eBay for not too much (about GB£20, US$30) and it's fine. As a guide, when encoding HD video (which is the most strenuous thing I use it for - I run a small YouTube channel) CPU temps hit around 85 celcius but the cooling stand quickly brings it down again afterwards. Idle is around 35-40 celcius with the cooling stand.
         
    • HDMI Monitor. Windows had a bit of an issue connecting to this via a USB display adapter (which I'd have preferred - brings down the number of cables) so I just used the built in HDMI port on my laptop. I am yet to find a display which it won't work with and have even used it through a VGA adapter
       
    • Power adapter - unfortunately my laptop won't charge through USB C as it's a bit too old for that to be commonplace on laptops in that price range.

     

    The upshot of all of this is that by connecting 3 cables I have a fully functional dual monitor desktop setup.

     

    If you buy the correct hardware in advance - which I didn't, I built this setup for Covid work-at-home and had to make do with what I already had - then you can achieve a setup even more seamless than this, where you literally plug in a single cable and it connects everything and charges the device. Check out this Technology Connections video if it interests you, it does go on a bit but if you start around 2 minutes in then you'll get all the basic points

     

  3. I know, but I was thinking on one hand atleast MY government wouldn't have access to it. Not that I'm doing anything to garner the attention of my government. *paranoid eye shifting*
  4. I think I might try either Protonmail or Yandex mail. BTW I really appreciate the laptop-only lifestyle. Can I ask what laptop you use? Also what does your docked cooling setup consist of?
  5. Question is in the title. Like what's the most safe/secure? I remember a while back yahoo had tons of account details leaked or something, well where am I least likely to have that happen and make sure things are as secure as possible for sending sensitive information?
  6. How much performance will we see from these sort of APUs when the switch to DDR5 happens?
  7. I know copper is expensive, heavy and iirc harder to manufacture as a heatsink, but for both SFF ideas or to just flex are there any good ones out there?
  8. I'm currently using 2 120mm white LED ring fans https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072NBZKH1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I find they look pretty nice, better than the kind of fans where the blades are lit.
  9. I might be able to get away with just a white plastic blade fan for the cooler.
  10. You know though, when I think about it, I might not need either fans as long as the RGB on the RAM, MB and GPU are all added onto my 2 existing White LED ring fans that should be enough light to get rid of all the dark spots in my case.
  11. https://www.amazon.com/Scythe-300-2300-Controller-Included-Single/dp/B07ZVZZLPD/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=92mm+fan+rgb&qid=1595006995&sr=8-3 Here we go for the 92mm fan!
  12. It's not a big deal for the 80mm fan, My specific case was an older case that I modded a window onto. The 80mm fan would have been hidden at the front of the case inside the 5.25'' drive cage on an adapter that holds 3.5'' drives as well as a mesh intake supporting an 80mm fan. The light coming from it would have only been indirect if that makes sense. Since I plan to get RBG RAM once I upgrade I think it will help with lighting in that region of the case. I do have a little more hope for the 92mm fan though, either I will keep looking or try to find a taller cooler for 120mm fans.
  13. https://www.amazon.com/anidees-Aureola-Compatible-addressable-AI-AR-DUO8/dp/B07XB8VLL9/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=80mm+white+led+fan&qid=1595006275&sr=8-5 This is an option, but I can't find where I can just buy one and not the 3-pack which is stupid.
  14. I prefer LED ring fans over the fans themselves being lit, but I'm not picky at this point.
  15. Yes sorry. Been a while since I've looked at these things.
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