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Weak1ings

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About Weak1ings

  • Title
    #Firepole
  • Birthday Aug 20, 1998

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  • Location
    Earth
  • Gender
    Male
  • Biography
    I am an enthusiast mostly who has fallen away from gaming to become more enthused about the hardware that runs it. I've always been on the PC with my first machine running XP with a 1 Ghz CPU 2 GB RAM and 256GB VRAM a 8400 GS. My greatest hope is that mods will become a mainstream thing and once consoles die to phones and the economy the PC will still stand, maybe not exactly the same but it will still relent as the highest tier of the chart of performance. I believe that while enthusiasm for new tech is great, you must be persistent in your ideals for cheaper stuff with things non-existent to many people such as a budget, or Price-Performance. My next big upgrade will be to buy an i5 4670K (or newest gen i5) and hopefully upgrade to 16 GB DDR3 with a new Z87 mobo (or what goes with newer i5s.) I have a soft spot for Old games and emulators such as Full Throttle and DOOM and currently enjoy games that I can either create my own stuff (KSP) or Mod it to death (Skyrim or Fallout 3) So far I've killed "Fallout 3" 7 times.
  • Occupation
    Student in High school

System

  • CPU
    Intel i7 4790k @ 4.00Ghz 1.03 V.
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z97 PRO Gamer (won in giveaway, THANKS Techgage!)
  • RAM
    4x8 GB DDR3 Kingston HyperX Fury 1866
  • GPU
    ASUS Strix GTX 1070 8GB
  • Case
    Coolermaster Mastercase Pro 5
  • Storage
    2 TB WD 5400RPM HDD + 480GB Sadisk Ultra 2 SSD Boot + 240GB Zotac SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 850W Gold
  • Display(s)
    1 Asus VG248QE, 2 Dell G2410s in Triple Monitor setup with VG as main. Soon to G-Sync
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H5 Universal with XT140 and XF140 for load of 62 C under Highest PRIME. and 6 Corsair ML140s
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G510 keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech M570
  • Sound
    Stereo speakers and Kingston HyperX Cloud
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64
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  1. After more testing of the cheaper device, I've noticed that while display response time fluctuates, it tends to settle down to the 20 & 25 ms range, which is acceptable if I used the 50Mbps limit. Pretty happy with the device and I'd regard it as having better quality than my Samsung TV, albeit it has no ethernet port at all!
  2. If that is your target, that's a definite yes and you'll find a large improvement from upgrading the CPU & GPU however, It'll be hard to find a better GPU and you're kinda stuck right now.
  3. I have been testing the device I mentioned and here are my thoughts on it: The Ematic 4K Ultra HD is actually rather nice and can do steam link at speeds of up to 80-100 Mbit/s,giving me a good image and the rest of the device seems pretty nice but it is my first android tv box so any comparison is futile beyond stating that it is fast and good enough but the last security patch was done in 2019, leading me to suspect it won't be further updated which is unfortunate. I've noticed that steam link likes to crash on the device in situations where its "not being used" so i
  4. I've been looking online for some device that can do these things: Stream platform like Disney+, Netflix, Amazon... Has USB ports Has an Ethernet Jack Stream using the Steam Link App at 1080p 60 fps, say 30-70 Mbit/s The obvious choice is the Nvidia Shield TV 4K but at $200 there has to be something cheaper available, and that's what I'm trying to find! I'm considering buying a device like this: https://www.amazon.com/4K-Ultra-HD-Android-Box/dp/B07NGKQB88/ref=sr_1_1?tag=at88-20&dchild=1&keywords=Ematic Jetstream&qid=1600753482&sr=8-1&geniusli
  5. Wait, how does a case short your parts? No standoffs?
  6. That's what I feared, how many coats are usually there and in the case of the mouse you used, did any annoying ridges appear as a result of removing the rubber? (I mean mostly along the corners where the rubber & "normally visible" plastic form a seam. I'd love to see a picture of how it worked!
  7. I've been using the MX Ergo for about 3-4 years now (since it launched) and the soft rubber has deformed as per the image, (oils and stuff) Is there something I can do to partially restore and prevent further wear on it? What would you guys recommend? Here's what I tried: Rubbing alcohol with a paper towel and gently rubbing the afflicted areas, the result was it got better but only because I wound up removing small bits of the first layer of the rubber, revealing a lower layer.
  8. I recently upgraded from windows 7 to window 10 but I've encountered a pretty annoying issue: 3D applications become limited to 60 FPS if I mirror any of my displays to my 4K TV. How does Windows 10 handle displays compared to Windows 7 and is there a way to get my monitor to run 3D applications at a unlocked framerate? I think the main issue is that this cases a framerate cap but I don't have a underlying knowledge on how to remove the cap in this situation. There's gotta be some kind of windows 10 setting that causes this issue. I've disabled the frame caps
  9. What is the best articulating monitor arm? I will be using them for a triple monitor setup soon. Requirements: Desk mounted Move up and down and at least adjustable side to side Tilting The current one I am looking at is this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BBHJK86/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?pd_rd_i=B07BBHJK86&pd_rd_wg=MFa0C&pd_rd_r=27T3MR5V7SVW5ZHHRSR4&pd_rd_w=6qShC&th=1 It seems like a good choice but its review are limited, I'd like to make sure what I do buy is going to be good in the long-run.
  10. Never Google should be able to choose what it wants to have, if it stops too much, Youtube will die.
  11. Basically, PragerU, a non-profit conservative organization is suing Google for their content being blocked by Youtube in its "Restricted Mode," Citing that it infringes on their freedom of speech from the 1st US amendment. Their videos are also demonetized though to a extent I do not know. The demonetization could simply be missed revenue by having it not show up for the lost viewership. I think this is relevant because Internet censorship is something we should all be extremely interested in and if its happening, should respond to appropriately.
  12. I imagine you would be able to get a basic computer for about the same price as a Network hub... It sounds to me that the ability for people to (even if crippled) still work while the main computer is offline would be a good thing to have.
  13. You should consider more than just College in your laptop purchase: Do you game? Is this your only PC? Can I upgrade my laptop without voiding the warranty? Can I upgrade its RAM and internal HDD easily? And lastly, the most important part: Do you even need a laptop for what you are doing? I have friends who do not have a laptop and do fine in community colleges. Laptops are not necessarily a requirement, but it depends on what you do. I am in Computer Engineering and would die without a laptop that is capable of gaming, (GTX 960M) my frie
  14. As a side note for North American Users, Look at Newegg! Cheapest prices: GTX 1070: $490 GTX 1080: $510 Pretty crazy, maybe Miners are picking up the 1070s instead of RX Vega now. I bought my 1070 on launch day for $450 seems weird prices are still so high.
  15. Me too, how are you getting a 1080 for the price of a 1070? Hands down, Get the 1080.
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