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Chiyawa

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    Chiyawa got a reaction from Max L in Help Please First time ever building a pc   
    Hmm...
     
    If you can spare another USD 20, The Fractal Define 7 Compact may be able to fit the criteria:
    https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/define/define-7-compact/white/
    This case has USB-C port, 2 USB 3.2 gen 1 type A ports and 2 USB 2.0 ports.
     
    Spotted selling from Newegg at USD109.99 (tempered glass side panel) and 99.99 (solid aluminium side panel)
    https://www.newegg.com/white-fractal-design-define-7-compact-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811352129 (with tempered glass side panel)
    https://www.newegg.com/white-fractal-design-define-7-compact-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811352130?quicklink=true (solid aluminium side panel)
     
    Hope this helps.
     
    Regards,
    Chiyawa
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from Natty Ice in Is it possible to find big laptop with external replaceable battery?   
    Indeed. Part of the charm from the old laptop is the battery won't destroy your case. Li-po battery will destroy your laptop when it bloated. I don't care if 18650 couldn't hold as much charge as Li-Po, but I definitely appreciate that they do not cause damage to the system.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from UltimateGodGohan in 4Pin12V to 5v ARGB 3Pin   
    Cable extensions are just cable, so it should work. Please be careful of the pinout label.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from HairyChickens in Does putting a laptop to hibernate put wear on components?   
    Hibernate actually saves a copy of your RAM content to your primary storage media and shuts down the computer when its done. If for example, you are not using your computer for more than 1 hour, this can be more of a viable option and consume less energy than putting your computer on stand by, as the RAM and CPU consume a little bit energy to retain its data and waiting for interrupt signal from keyboard or mouse.
     
    So back to your question whether hibernate could put stress on your component. The answer can be very complicated, but should be straight forward. The stress level face by the component can be the same as when the computer restarts. Since computer are more resilient, this stress won't degrade your computer in any way except for SSD, as your computer needs to write a lot of data to your SSD (and depending on your RAM size, the more RAM you have, the more data it has to write). But with the modern SSD can have hundreds of terabyte written before it fails, this proves insignificant.
     
    In conclusion, putting your computer to hibernate or hybrid shut down (Windows way of 'shut down' your PC) won't wear out the component at all. Of course I don't suggest you to put your system to hibernate and turn on the system after 5 minutes of hibernation. If you felt like you need to access your PC in a very short while (in 10 or 15 minutes), you are better to put your system to sleep instead.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from SupaKomputa in Is it possible to turn wired keyboard and mouse to wireless?   
    Yeah, even in official site, this is just intended to be used as game controller.
     
    http://ipega.hk/uploads/201905/5cd0faf896502.pdf
     
    Bummer. Wish it could be true...
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from casedistorted in 4TB HDD has the best price/capacity ratio?   
    Today I looked at some desktop 3.5 inch HDD, and I found that, at least from my local store, 4TB HDD has the best price/capacity. For example, 4TB Western Digital Blue is selling at RM (Malaysian currency) of 439 whereas 6TB is selling at RM 729. That seems to be a huge gap from 4TB to 6TB. If you divided the price to their respective capacity, the 4TB cost about RM109.75 per 1TB where as for 6TB cost RM121.50 per 1TB.
     
    Looking at other brand and models (such as Western Digital Red and Purple, Seagate SkyHawk, even Toshiba P and X series HDD), it seems this is the trend. The cost per capacity ratio also increase as the capacity went up. This ratio also applies for HDD less than 4TB (1TB, 2TB, and 3TB). 1TB HDD has the worst cost to capacity ratio, as they are the highest in their respective brand and model.
     
    Below is the graph I made.

     
    If you live in Malaysia, it seems 4TB HDD gives you the best bang for your bucks.
     
    So, what about your own country? Does 4TB HDD gives the best price vs. capacity ratio?
     
    Regards,
    Chiyawa
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in Mine Crypto Before It's Too Late! (SPONSORED)   
    Well, I'm not into mining, and I live in tropical area where it's hot all year round. So, I don't think I need that extra heat to my already warm environment.
     
    I guess the reason that Crypto mining use a lot of electricity could be because of miners trying to keep their system cool, means they need air conditioned room for mining, which is probably consuming a lot of energy (a 1hp air-conditioner could consume 750W/h max), and if you install more mining system, you definitely need more cooling. If you live in colder country, you can save energy of your cooling as you don't need much of it.
     
    Also, when talking about energy, there are a few cases where in third world country, miners steal electricity, meaning they don't pay for the electricity they used. They can pretty much escape because the security system is not advance. I guess this actually triggers the bad reputation of miners and electricity. Also, environment as well, because third world country doesn't use much renewable energy.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from Moonzy in How do they solder the die to the substarte?   
    I see. Thanks. That's exactly what I'm looking for.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from Arika S in Is this how easy trading is?? If so I’m doing it what!   
    Well, trading looks very easy. Buy Low, sell high. However, when you dive a little deeper, then it is more difficult. You see, you need to learn a lot about the thing that you are trading worths your while and if it can increase in the market share which get you a nice profit. It's quite a risk if you bought a stock only that they bankrupt in a few weeks and you are slow to react.
     
    So, if you want, maybe these pointers can help you:
    - Always be alert of the stock you currently have. Pay very close attention to it.
    - Be aware of some potential stocks around the market.
    - Follow the trends, but don't trust them completely.
    - Act quick. Be as agile as the hawk or eagle.
     
    Be prepare to:
    - Sacrifice a lot of time. Following stock market really is an intensive task that requires your concentration. You have to keep an eye on everything.
    - Lose big money. Stocks are very volatile. It can have a very high value today and take a nose dive the next. So only trade stocks when you are financially secured with a steady income.
     
    Do note: Trading in stock market is a gamble.
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    Chiyawa reacted to Archer42 in Chkdsk says "Free space verification is complete". What to do next?   
    It can work, or it can make things worse. Depends on many things.
    If the data is at least somewhat important making an image before trying is a must anyway, it is not hard and can save time too in many cases (if hdd is physically damaged working with image will be much faster).
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from RoseLuck462 in 25th anniversary Pokémon stream - Diamond and Pearl remakes and a new adventure in Sinnoh!   
    For me, I don't really play lots of Pokemon game (grinding is not my idea of fun actually), but there's one game that I completed (and that is through a cheat), which is Pokemon Emerald.
     
    As for Platinum (if not mistaken), I played only for a while and then had to return it to my friend after that. Nina/Dawn is quite a cutie back then, and I do really like her design. What actually interest me is that the game is in 3D (at least for a hand-held Pokemon adventure game), and when you enter a building at the side, the camera pans a little and shows you enter the building before fade in. I thought it was cool at that time.
     
    Oh, and the Secret Base. You can dig through the underground and access to your secret base anywhere on the open field, though you might need to navigate along those maze-like tunnels.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from RoseLuck462 in 25th anniversary Pokémon stream - Diamond and Pearl remakes and a new adventure in Sinnoh!   
    When I see Nina (or Dawn in anime version) in a chibi form, I was so hyped. She looks ridiculously cute, even though she was quite a cutie to begin with.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from LOLZR in Crazy Europe prices   
    GPU shortage. Those cards are still hard to get in many area, and the demand is still quite high. If you like, maybe wait for the GPU stock to be more available (if they will), then you can see the price will drop.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from FakeKGB in Crazy Europe prices   
    GPU shortage. Those cards are still hard to get in many area, and the demand is still quite high. If you like, maybe wait for the GPU stock to be more available (if they will), then you can see the price will drop.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from DeadnightWarrior in General PC case survey   
    Actually, 5.25 inch bay are not only for optical disc drive, but IO port expansion such as USB 3.0 and card reader.
     
    You can check these example:
    https://www.amazon.com/Hima-5-25-inch-Computer-Expansion-Microphone/dp/B07SQ17YD7/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1RLRQA4EFM3Y0&dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+usb+3.0+front+panel&qid=1614224566&sprefix=usb+3.0+5.25+inch%2Caps%2C374&sr=8-4
    https://www.amazon.com/fosa-Internal-Multi-Function-Dashboard-Computer/dp/B07B67VQW1/ref=sr_1_6_sspa?crid=1RLRQA4EFM3Y0&dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+usb+3.0+front+panel&qid=1614224566&sprefix=usb+3.0+5.25+inch%2Caps%2C374&sr=8-6-spons&psc=1&smid=A2T5UG99TGO7BT&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRkk1WjExQU9ETEYwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTM1ODg1MVczUVVMS0VaVFU3RSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDUyNjc5MTU3WDdUQzZGRUxWUCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
    https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Commander-Channel-Controller-AC-010-B51NAN-A1/dp/B00V80IQTS/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3FNPAKGZXN6TL&dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+fan+controller&qid=1614224671&sprefix=5.25+inch+fan%2Caps%2C563&sr=8-2
     
    So, you see, 5.25 inch bay are considered as one of the most easy way to add USB ports or install some peripherals to the system, like fan controllers where you can just adjust on the panel instead of opening up a software and adjust it. It's also convenient if you are doing a lot of HDD swapping as you can install hot swappable dock at your 5.25 inch bay such as this: https://www.amazon.com/ICY-DOCK-Backplane-Comparable-Tray-less/dp/B00V5JHOXQ/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+hdd+swapping&qid=1614224812&sr=8-4. So... Yeah, the expansion potential is pretty much limitless.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from sub68 in General PC case survey   
    Actually, 5.25 inch bay are not only for optical disc drive, but IO port expansion such as USB 3.0 and card reader.
     
    You can check these example:
    https://www.amazon.com/Hima-5-25-inch-Computer-Expansion-Microphone/dp/B07SQ17YD7/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1RLRQA4EFM3Y0&dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+usb+3.0+front+panel&qid=1614224566&sprefix=usb+3.0+5.25+inch%2Caps%2C374&sr=8-4
    https://www.amazon.com/fosa-Internal-Multi-Function-Dashboard-Computer/dp/B07B67VQW1/ref=sr_1_6_sspa?crid=1RLRQA4EFM3Y0&dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+usb+3.0+front+panel&qid=1614224566&sprefix=usb+3.0+5.25+inch%2Caps%2C374&sr=8-6-spons&psc=1&smid=A2T5UG99TGO7BT&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRkk1WjExQU9ETEYwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTM1ODg1MVczUVVMS0VaVFU3RSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDUyNjc5MTU3WDdUQzZGRUxWUCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX210ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
    https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Commander-Channel-Controller-AC-010-B51NAN-A1/dp/B00V80IQTS/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3FNPAKGZXN6TL&dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+fan+controller&qid=1614224671&sprefix=5.25+inch+fan%2Caps%2C563&sr=8-2
     
    So, you see, 5.25 inch bay are considered as one of the most easy way to add USB ports or install some peripherals to the system, like fan controllers where you can just adjust on the panel instead of opening up a software and adjust it. It's also convenient if you are doing a lot of HDD swapping as you can install hot swappable dock at your 5.25 inch bay such as this: https://www.amazon.com/ICY-DOCK-Backplane-Comparable-Tray-less/dp/B00V5JHOXQ/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=5.25+inch+hdd+swapping&qid=1614224812&sr=8-4. So... Yeah, the expansion potential is pretty much limitless.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from sub68 in General PC case survey   
    The slim type one are really slow. They can only achieved 16x speed when writing DVD whereas the 5.25 inch one can write at 24x speed, reduce the burning time of a DVD by up to 15 - 30 minutes.
     
    Of course you can get a desktop enclosure one for the 5.25 inch optical drive, but it need an external power source to operate as the 5.25 inch drive requires 12V to operate as USB only supply 5V only, which can clutter your work place.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from DeadnightWarrior in General PC case survey   
    The slim type one are really slow. They can only achieved 16x speed when writing DVD whereas the 5.25 inch one can write at 24x speed, reduce the burning time of a DVD by up to 15 - 30 minutes.
     
    Of course you can get a desktop enclosure one for the 5.25 inch optical drive, but it need an external power source to operate as the 5.25 inch drive requires 12V to operate as USB only supply 5V only, which can clutter your work place.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in General PC case survey   
    The slim type one are really slow. They can only achieved 16x speed when writing DVD whereas the 5.25 inch one can write at 24x speed, reduce the burning time of a DVD by up to 15 - 30 minutes.
     
    Of course you can get a desktop enclosure one for the 5.25 inch optical drive, but it need an external power source to operate as the 5.25 inch drive requires 12V to operate as USB only supply 5V only, which can clutter your work place.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from 10355723a in What Do You Drive?   
    Me? It's 2.5 litre 4 in-line cylinder diesel engine Nissan Navara with 6 speed manual transmission made at 2013. It's one hell of a mother trucker. This truck serves me well, hauling massive paper from shops to recycling centre.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from Zando Bob in General PC case survey   
    I may be old school, but I find modern case lacking 5.25 inch drive bay(s). This severely limit your front IO expansion, including optical disc drives or card reader expansion.
  22. Informative
    Chiyawa got a reaction from DannyBoy312 in What are your experiences with computer glasses? Did they work out for you?   
    Also, at Night light settings, you can adjust how much yellowish you want your screen to be.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from DannyBoy312 in What are your experiences with computer glasses? Did they work out for you?   
    If you are using Windows 10, you should be able to turn on the night light, which reduce blue light emission considerably. Go to Windows Settings -> System, and you should immediately land on display page. Here, turn on the night light and you are good to go.
     

     
    *Note: This will turn your screen yellowish or sepia.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in What Do You Drive?   
    Me? It's 2.5 litre 4 in-line cylinder diesel engine Nissan Navara with 6 speed manual transmission made at 2013. It's one hell of a mother trucker. This truck serves me well, hauling massive paper from shops to recycling centre.
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    Chiyawa got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in General PC case survey   
    I may be old school, but I find modern case lacking 5.25 inch drive bay(s). This severely limit your front IO expansion, including optical disc drives or card reader expansion.
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