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Forum Topic "Looking for speedy and reliable SSD $35 used or new"

Ender_Mist submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

120gb yes used

Forum Topic "HP, AMD A12, Radeon 7, good choice?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

A $500 desktop will destroy a $500 laptop. That laptop for $420 is a ripoff. :-\

Forum Topic "HP, AMD A12, Radeon 7, good choice?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

But how much $$$ for that laptop? Under $200 it's a good buy.

Forum Topic "Best Sounding Gaming Headphone under $65?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Lol I keep recommending this but Koss PortaPro is terrific value. The Massdrop version available now is just $37.99 and has a mic if you ever want to use it!

Forum Topic "Best headphones for 40$"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Koss PortaPro is going to blow any other headphones out of the park under $40. I don't think ANYTHING will come close to these. It's a little over $40 on Amazon, but just $37.99 on Massdrop.

Forum Topic "Best $60 headphone recommendations"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Look no further than the Koss PortaPro. I can personally vouch for these and they are FANTASTIC for the price. I would expect them to cost near $100 but for $37.99 on Massdrop right now, it's an insane steal.

I've also heard amazing things about the Creative Aurvana Live! 1.0, which can be found on Ebay for $60. Consult others but I've heard some go as far as to say these are the best headphones under $200.

I don't think you can go wrong with either based on what I've heard, but from my limited audiophile knowledge these are probably your only choices. Enjoy :)

Forum Topic "delidding a ryzen 5 2400g sounds interesting but is it worth it???????"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

True :\

Forum Topic "Asus: Ays-us vs ays-oos"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Usually you put a hyphen in between the syllables so it's difficult to understand the pronunciations you're describing. I've heard: ey-sus ("ey" as in "hey" and "u" as in "trust") and ey-soos.

I used to say ey-sus, now I say ey-soos. From what I've heard, ey-soos is more correct because they are a Taiwanese company, but I haven't seen any official information.

Forum Topic "Tech event predictions"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

5, Nvidia - Announcing their newly founded world dominance and introducing the GeForce LiVE, a revolutionary new GPU but purchasing it means selling your soul to the company.

Forum Topic "A Quiet Mechanical Keyboard?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Topre is expensive but feels great and is really quiet (quieter than the quietest mechanical switches). You can also do MX silents, which are pretty awesome.

Forum Topic "Should college athletes get paid?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Why not? They aren't many college athletes and if, as a culture, we want to put an emphasis on sports, then money talks.

$$$$$$

Forum Topic "Best way to jitterclick?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

idk

Forum Topic "Mem-chanical switches to Romer-G"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

MX speed/silent red and zealios/tealios

Forum Topic "Mem-chanical switches to Romer-G"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

"mem-chanical" - 4/10

Romer-G - 5/10

They both suck, but Romer G sucks for the price, whereas nice membrane boards are at least cheap.

Forum Topic "1440p Monitor Predator X34?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I have the predator z35p, which is an inch larger, has 20% faster refresh rate, but is VA instead of IPS. Still, the z35p is my preferred option.

Forum Topic "Best way to jitterclick?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Put pointer AND middle finder on the left click, and alternate pressing each finger rapidly. You can also tense up your arm and pointer finger, and "shake/vibrate" your arm to get RIDICULOUSLY fast cps, but that is the kind of thing that will "wreck" your wrist/arm.

Forum Topic "RAZER holiday bundle"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Problem: Razer makes wonderful mouses (assuming you have large hands), mediocre headsets, and terrible keyboards. No comment on mousepads.

I would recommend getting much more quality peripherals to your choosing. Consider buying used, particularly the keyboard as you can replace the keycaps.

Forum Topic "Beginners Racing game?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

MARIO KART

Forum Topic "Cpu + Gpu combos"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Reviews are out all over the place

Forum Topic "Cpu + Gpu combos"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Yes, and it looks like the 2600x will edge out the 8400 in every way!

Forum Topic "$100 Headphones and $60 Microphone"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

This is good, but don't rule out the possibility of a modmic.

Forum Topic "Cpu + Gpu combos"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

1070 Ti because games are mostly GPU based. BTW this is in the wrong section of the forum.

Forum Topic "Delaying School Start Times Can Potentially Increaes Sleep Duration, Daytime Alertness, and Mental Well-Being"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Install the app called "sleep cycle" for iOS and android. It's FANTASTIC! It uses the gyroscope or microphone to "listen" to you while you sleep (O.O) and create a graph to show what kind of quality of sleep you are getting. It has the option of creating a "time period" to wake you up (between 7-7:30, for example) to make sure you are awoken when you are in a lighter sleep. It's basically a really advanced alarm app that catalogues your sleep quality every night. Give it a shot, it's free (and no ads!).

Forum Topic "Delaying School Start Times Can Potentially Increaes Sleep Duration, Daytime Alertness, and Mental Well-Being"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

The thing is drastic changes in sleep will always make you feel tired. You gotta commit to something for a few weeks and I can't promise anything, but often the results are tremendous! I will do some research when I have some more free time. Thanks for having an open mind!

Forum Topic "Delaying School Start Times Can Potentially Increaes Sleep Duration, Daytime Alertness, and Mental Well-Being"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

Yea, but low amounts of sleep have ben shown to correlate with depression, stress, and low energy and focus.

Forum Topic "Delaying School Start Times Can Potentially Increaes Sleep Duration, Daytime Alertness, and Mental Well-Being"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

I think this is information that is generally misunderstood. You don't "get used" to less sleep. You may want to experiment with more to see how you feel! You might have more energy and focus than ever before!

Forum Topic "Delaying School Start Times Can Potentially Increaes Sleep Duration, Daytime Alertness, and Mental Well-Being"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 12 months ago

According to studies ( I don't have any links, you'll just have to trust me here), you can't "get used" to less sleep. Adults should typically get 6-8 hours of sleep, with 7 or 8 being ideal. Some adults need less, and some need more, but it is exceedingly likely that 4.5 hours of sleep is NOT enough for you. I would recommend trying to get 6 hours for a couple weeks and see how you feel. At first, it might seem like you are throwing away time and productivity, but soon you may realize that with more energy and focus, you feel better and get more done.

Just a suggestion. This is coming from someone who used to get 4-5 hours of sleep then switched to 6-8.

Forum Topic "Your thoughts on Apple?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

How thin and well built is your gaming laptop? MacOS is tweaked specifically to the hardware so it feels SO fast. They have great SSDs and RAM, so you will experience super responsive performance on a macbook. Lightning performance paired with intuitive software and a developed ecosystem make apple products a compelling option for some.

A gaming laptop is a completely different beast that has no business being compared to a macbook.

Macbooks are great and I'm glad there's an option for everyone.

Forum Topic "What's the next "big thing"?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

the end of the world is next.

Forum Topic "FX 4300 or Core I5-2500"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

i5 2500 blows 4300 out of the water. I would recommend the upgrade for anything but web browsing.

Ender_Mist's Completed Build: PC mounted on back of monitor

Ender_Mist submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Really, REALLY loud, but I've never tested. I typically have the speaker's volume knob on 7/10, and I listen on medium-low volume with windows volume at like 15/100. It could get way louder than I would ever want it.

Forum Topic "Something to code...."

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

We need volunteer work. It's a somewhat official game for 4chan.

Forum Topic "The gaming laptop predicament"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

In my life and many others around me, the chance you get to play games outside of home is very rare. I would always prefer a more portable laptop to a more powerful one.

Forum Topic "Something to code...."

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Can we employ your help to code a game? It's coded in Python and it's a serious project.

Forum Topic "Mic setup under 100$ . For streaming/gaming."

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

It's better yeah, but when I listen to each, they are nearly identical.

Forum Topic "$72.99 - 2TB Blue 2'5 5400 RPM Slim Drive WDSPZX"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Yeah, not a great deal considering how slow the drive is.

Forum Topic "Is it normal for gpu issues after benchmark?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Try a different PCIe slot and make sure no CPU pin are bent. It sounds like you have a flawed GPU, but if you already RMAed it once, it's highly unlikely to have received 2 broken cards in a row.

Forum Topic "First Build: Overwatch 1440p 144hz, thoughts?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Overwatch is optimized for 6 threads, but yes it's a relatively easy game to run.

However, competitive players want maximum FPS to reduce frame latency.

Forum Topic "First Build: Overwatch 1440p 144hz, thoughts?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Just plug in the USB and go into BIOS, setting the USB to the primary boot device (this is really straightforward, but it varies by motherboard manufacturer).

Forum Topic "Is it possible to make your self deaf to bass?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

ViPER is super inconsistant for me, are you sure it's not the program glitching up?

Forum Topic "Mic setup under 100$ . For streaming/gaming."

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Please don't get the Blue Yeti. It's just a nicer built Blue Snowball for twice the price. There are some decent XLR mics around $100, but I'm not the best person to ask about that.

Forum Topic "Headphones under $150"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

+1, HD 598 Cs is your best option.

Forum Topic "Mic and any better headphones ?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

What is your budget? I can recommend anything from 20pounds to 10,000pounds.

Forum Topic "What rig are you using to run Kerbal Space Program?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

KSP is made for 2 threads, but benefits 15-20% from 4 cores/threads. Your CPU has a lot of cores, but they are weak. If you want to upgrade on a budget, get the pentium g3258. If you have more money, get a newer i5.

My KSP isn't great, the game isn't greatly optimized. I have a 6600k @4.6GHz. I'll check FPS when I get home. I run mods like scatterer and parts/planet mods.

Forum Topic "When is it OK to use a single stick of memory in a gaming build?"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 0 points 14 months ago

iirc dual channel is mostly helpful for switching tasks, so stuff like web browsing. Gaming shouldn't be affected, but I would always recommend dual channel.

Forum Topic "Ability to set Saved Part Lists to private"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Yes, as Phillip said you can make builds private. It's under "edit details" after you click on a saved parts list, btw.

Forum Topic "Where do you think I can get an ac adapter"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I bought a somewhat specific power cable from eBay for just $4. Just enter the specs into google and look for aliexpress/ebay or others.

You could also potentially contact the manufacturer to try to buy a replacement.

Ender_Mist's Completed Build: PC mounted on back of monitor

Ender_Mist submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

But what about my music tastes. :'( ;-; D:

Forum Topic "Super-Duper-Ultra-Mining-6k-Pack"

Ender_Mist 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

$1000 each??

Ender_Mist's Completed Build: PC mounted on back of monitor

Ender_Mist submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Wait I thought you said motherboard for some reason. The motherboard is zip tied, the plant just sits up there because the monitor at the top is like an inch deep, plenty to balance on.

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