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July 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

About tragiktimes101

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I got lazy writing my last profile description, and it sucked. I'm not doing much better this time.

EDIT: Well I guess I'm doing a little better now.

Hello, my name is Evan. I am a 24-year-old Astrophysics major that is currently living in a very small town in Missouri. That being said, by the time this is read I may be living in Denver, Colorado. I have a beautiful wife and son that keep me very busy. I found this site several years ago, but really never posted until mid-last year. Since that time I have become pretty regular on here. I have learned quite a lot in my time spent browsing the forums, and like to offer my help or opinion when relevant. I will say, however, that there is a lot of info here that still eludes me. Maybe one day, this won't be so much the case.

My passion is a combination of tech, science, and philosophy. I am a proud American. I respect those that have served their country and the sacrifices they have gone through. And, to honor these sacrifices, I will defend the Constitution and the ideas it affirms. I am a proponent of freedom and self-responsibility to an extent. Although, I understand the need for certain socialistic programs that ensure the welfare of our citizens. I like to think of myself as a moderate, although considering they often get nothing done I would like to distance myself a bit from them. All too often I find myself sitting in the middle of a debate seeing the ignorance of both sides (although sometimes I need someone to show me my ignorance). One of my more liberal views is I believe that investing in your population always yields returns, and thus, secondary education and a base level of health insurance should be universal. That isn't to say I don't believe that those that want private education or health insurance shouldn't be able to pay for it. But, I believe there should be a baseline level for all citizens. In this way, we may be able to transform those that would have never put their talents to use (or died at a younger age due to illness) into citizens that bring great benefit to our communities and nation as a whole. This is somewhat idealistic, yes, but idealism is not always a bad thing.

I, myself, have experimented in the past with certain drugs. Mainly Cannabis was* my go-to. TBH, it's sometimes the only thing that can relax me after a stressful day. At one point in time, I would have been that annoying guy advocating the "great benefit" cannabis has and very actively letting everyone and their mama know I was a stoner. Well, with time I realized how dumb this was. Not the smoking itself, per se, but the mindset I had regarding it. At this point, I smoke only because it relaxes me. It opens my mind. It allows me to look at a situation with a bit less ego than I would otherwise have. But, I wouldn't go so far as to suggest other people take the road I have. Really, it's to each their own. Now, I have dealt with stronger drugs (not like heroin, meth, or crack). Coke was one that I never really got into, although I did see some of my friends start to drift down the addiction road (luckily they pretty much all realized this early enough and were able to stop). Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but I never found myself caring to "look for it," and thus, it became a thing of the past for me. Now, I mainly avoid most drugs. I do still smoke and I do enjoy my hallucinogenics, but that's about it. And, really, I don't have time for much these days anyway. Always busy working or with my family. :)

Well, I didn't expect to write this much or go into this kind of detail. I really decided to open up a bit with this, and I hope I am not severely judged for my flaws. There is likely more that will be added to this, although I don't know how long it will be until I do add more. So I guess, I will just end it with a "ta ta for now."

Helpful Links

  • How to copy PCPP markup code here

  • The Learning Thread (by 526christian) can be found here

  • Formatting Guide can be found here

  • How to change shortcut paths can be found here

  • Another great formatting guide is here

  • Add non-steam games to steam for streaming instructions here

  • User Benchmark link can be found here

  • Guide on CPU/GPU bottlenecking in games (by 526Christian) can be found here

  • Malewarebytes can be located here

  • Avast can be downloaded here

  • The link to JohnnyGuru is here

Helpful Tools

  • Forum Search Feature (must add to end of PCPP url and remove "[ ]") forums/search/?q=[ADD SEARCH TERM SEPERATED BY +]&forum_id=[ADD FORUM ID]&restrict=on

  • Search URL shortcut can be found here

Forum ID's


2 = Part List Opinions Wanted
27 = Create A Part List For Me
22 = Troubleshooting


3 = CPUs
5 = CPU Coolers
6 = Motherboards
18 = Memory
8 = Storage
9 = Video Cards
11 = Cases
12 = Power Supplies
14 = Monitors
15 = Keyboards & Mice
32 = Audio
33 = Networking
31 = Modding
17 = Other


24 = Anti-Virus
25 = General Software
26 = Operating Systems
28 = Games


21 = Announcements
30 = Philip's Corner
23 = Deals
19 = Request Part Additions
16 = For Sale Or Trade
1 = Site Feedback and Features
20 = General Discussions
29 = Off Topic

Good Products


1080p 60 Hz
1080p 120+ Hz
1440p 60 Hz
1080p 60-144 Hz Curved

People Who Know What They Are Talking About

I had started something here but there are just too many people to list. This website is a wealth of knowledge if you know where and how to look for it. Don't be afraid to ask a question in the forums and some intelligent (and some questionable) people will be there to try and help you.

Basic PC Troubleshooting

  1. Turn off and unplug the power supply.

  2. Wait 5 minutes for all of the power to drain from the system.

  3. Unplug all fan/power/data connections inside and outside of your case.

  4. Also, disconnect the RAM and dedicated GPU (if you have one).

  5. Reconnect all cables, RAM, and GPU. Try to start your PC.

  6. If this doesn't work remove all but one RAM stick, the CPU fan, and all MoBo/CPU power cables.

  7. All that should be connected to your MoBo at this time is 1 RAM stick, the CPU fan, and the power cables for the MoBo.

  8. Use a screwdriver or small piece of metal to jump start your MoBo using the front header MoBo port's "+" and "-" prongs.

  9. If your PC starts, then reconnect one component at a time until all components are reconnected.

  10. If it doesn't start, replace the RAM stick with the other one and retry from step #7.

Text Formating

Tables can be generated by using this format:

Question|Word|other question

Headers can be created by using:


which becomes:












***bold italics***


bold italics

Using four spaces preceding your text generates code form.

like this

"^ this" -without space separating the character from the word



``font change``


font change

- first
- second
- third


  • first
  • second
  • third

You can add lines to separate text by using " - " or " _ " symbols.

which makes:

Table Formatting

Feature | Yes | No
Product | Descriptor | Descriptor
Product | Descriptor | Descriptor
Product | Descriptor | Descriptor
Product | Descriptor | Descriptor
Product | Descriptor | Descriptor
Product | Descriptor | Descriptor

Top Comment - I think.

Suicide Prevention

We all face tough times from time to time. Stay strong and keep moving forward. We can't get to the top of the mountain without the climb.

If you are ever contemplating self harm or suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255 and speak with someone. There are always people out there that want to help. We just need to take the first step sometimes.