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Pickles - One of the Jar

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About Pickles - One of the Jar

  • Title
    There he goes, one of god's own prototypes.

Profile Information

  • Location
    New York
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Gaming, Computer Hardware, Hard Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Quantum Physics, Astrophysics)
  • Biography
    For years I have lived in these crystal lands. My people were once plentiful. Many of those in my fiefdom revered me. However, one day a calamity hit. The fingers of the devil plucked us from our land, never to return. Now I am the sole heir to the throne. I am Pickles, The Crown Gherkin, Son of Relish, Lord of the Brine, One of the Jar, Man of Preserves, Heir Apparent of the Refrigerator and Last of the Condiments.
  • Occupation
    I fix computers for a living.


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
  • RAM
    32GB 3200Mhz DDR4
  • GPU
    Asus KO RTX 3070
  • Case
    Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage
    500GB WD_Black SN750 | Sandisk Skyhawk 3.84TB NVME SSD | 4TB Seagate - Backup
  • PSU
    Seasonic X760w
  • Display(s)
    Asus MG248 | Acer G235H
  • Cooling
    DH15 Chromax Black
  • Keyboard
    Filco Majestouch II w/ Reds
  • Mouse
    MX518 v2
  • Sound
    JDS Labs ODAC | Schiit Magni | AKG Q701
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Phone
    iPhone 11

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  1. I am not sure if this was mentioned, but Heaven Benchmark is also rather sensitive to issues. I usually run it for several hours and watch it for glitches.
  2. Source Well, this was unexpected. Rather crappy too! I can understand the reasoning behind it, but you are telling me, 5 years down the line my console could basically become useless? Great. Fun! The fact it needs to connect by to PSN is a bummer to. If and when PSN goes away for the PS4, then that means the console is offically done if the battery goes. Which it will. Hopefully Sony has something to say about this.
  3. Source Source 2 Good news to hear. We need all the chip production we get and it is nice to see an IPO. I hope it all goes well. Though id oubt this will help our current struggles. But for the future, investment is never a bad thing.
  4. You know, mental health is a real pain in the ass. For myself, I have ADHD, GAD (general anxiety disorder) which is likely a misdiagnosis, potential OCD (getting diagnosed), Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria and a sleep disorder. What I have found recently is just how important sleep is to keep myself sane. On a normal day I can usually keep a calm head with occasional "scratching" of fear or unease. Those I can deal with.

    On my worse days I get incredibly disturbing intrusive thoughts that cause obsessive thinking, rumination, and the occasional mental ritual, plus thought cascades catastrophizing it all. Some of these intrusive thoughts question who I am, my ideals, morals, and attempt to undermine everything that makes "me".  I have come close to believing these falsehoods a few times. When they fail to do their deed, they switch up. Other times they are intrusive suicidal ideations. Sometimes this will all continue for a day or two to weeks at a time. What makes it worse is I can fall asleep then wake up a couple hours later with a panic attack. There are even times I wake up in the morning to a panic attack. Then, the thoughts flood in, the cycle starts again. Hard and fast. Sometimes, this can lead into sleepless nights. With less sleep comes even more severity to it all. I have gone 2-3 days at a time without sleep at my worst. It is all just a giant bowl of misery and feedback. The cycle is very hard to break once it starts. 

    The key to getting the cycle to stop is getting sleep. First and foremost. From there, coping skills and talking with people helps. It takes time. 

    Recently I have found alcohol can be a trigger for many of these issues and can actually intensify how I start off. Luckily I was able to get back to "normal" within about a week to 10 days. Well, "normal" for me is a day with calmness and overall quiet in my head. No so much "scratching" of thoughts trying to get in. Maybe the occasional fleeting existence of an intrusive thought which I bat away. Other times it is a bout of unease. Hell, I have even had a panic attack set in out of nowhere. No trigger either. 

    Anyways. Big post. For those of you worried I may harm myself, I am strong enough not to let it. I immediately let those around me about the thoughts there were there and talked about it. Long long time ago I attempted; however, I made a vow to myself to never get so downtrodden in despair again. To never allow them to consume me. Life is too much fun regardless of the nonsense in my head or the misery it may cause. 

    All it takes is time, help, comfort and sometimes medication to help. All of which I have and in the process of getting. 

    Just remember, sometimes the shit you think is just noise. No matter how "loud" that noise is, it is just noise. Though some of us have a hard time deflecting or ignoring it. 


  5. Poorly thought out cable management. That and cables for front panel that are not removable or too many. Oh and dumb locations of hard drives. Looking at you Phantek P300
  6. Yeah... it is worth it in the end. Just time consuming. Do an hour a day over the week. It ain't that bad.
  7. It feels nice though. Big job done. Almost 2 decades of bad habits forcefully resolved.
  8. This was a giant pain in the ass. I just finished putting all my sites into a password manager, then manually going through every single website and changing the passwords. Each account are at least 25 alpha numeric symbol passwords. Sigh... Now I am offically boned if i don't have my password manager XD Either way, at least I know I am pretty secure in regards to not using the same passwords. Also, all important sites now have 2FA. Took about 5 hours...
  9. You ever just sit there, start not feeling well suddenly, then start to google? Then, proceed to scare yourself? Then realize it is likely something you did and isn't serious at all but you leave doubt in your mind?

    Yep, I did that. GG Pickles. 

  10. I am sitting here at work trying to get my day started when my co-worker comes to me. He has been trying to get PS1 emulator working. One issue: Bios. So I gave him some. Now, he comes to me and says, "You know when I was trying to get all this to work, yeah I now have a cryptominer on my machine." *facepalms*

  11. I am always one to go for seasonic. Just picked up a PX-750 myself after my old and trusty Seasonic X-760 started dying after nearly a decade. Quality PSUs will last a long long time if you give them ventilation and are not always loading them to the max. I always go a bit bigger than I need.
  12. Follow the directions. There needs to be proper ventilation and the fan of the psu must be installed upward and have ventilation above it. Otherwise it must have active cooling. The manual says to do the same. Follow what the manufacture agreement.
  13. Sadly, I had to put old and trusty to rest this week. A faithful companion for nearly 9 years and a reliable partner. She has served me well. 7 video card generations and 3 overhauls. she started to make a squealing sound while idle that would to go away during load. That soon turned into squealing sound under load as well. Sounds she has never made a day in her life. Even when running 3 video cards at one point (670 and 2 970s) and. 3770k @4.5 under full load. Now I have a Seasonic PX-750. let’s have a another 10 years. Oh, best part I got it for 160 bucks. Prices