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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Work overtime encouragement"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont work in the service industry, but i can certainly relate to overtime, oh boy that was soooo fun.

Longs story short i worked anywhere from 8 hours to 20 hours a day every day of the week for 8 months, we had holidays and i got sick alot during that time ( gee i wonder why ) but it was brutal.

Since not being tired was not an option for me alot of the time especially when the 8 hours a day kept rising steadily i decided never to get into energy drinks. They are a scam and taste like a burning hard drive ( dont ask ) . I also never drank coffee so avoid the crash, i did that in the beginning and the days would last forever and i had daily migraines. Some jokers thought it be a great idea to take "certain" hardcore drugs that are known to get you hyperactive, seeing them literally run in circles made an otherwise boring night shift mildly not boring, until they put anyone in danger of getting hurt. Obviously dont try any hardcore drugs but i have a feeling very few people on PCPP do so anyways.

Next i get up about 2 - 3 hours before a shift and eat breakfast or whatever was in my fridge that wouldn't hurt my stomach. Do warmups usually 15 - 30 mins, take a short jog and try to accomplish as many of my daily tasks as possible so i dont have to deal with them. I found this not only wakes me up but also keeps me from thinking about only food the first part of the shift and for some reason getting up at odd hours of the day or night never really bothered me, especially if it was consistent.

Now when it comes to burn out, i just constantly thought about what i could do with the money i was making and putting it towards life goals. The work i was doing also involved alot of manual labor and not alot of time to think.

Also what are back to back shifts?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : holidays"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Family day is literally the Friday after thanksgiving, not a major holiday or anything but alot of people dont work the day after thanksgiving either.

This year we did Thanksgiving instead, which is unusual. I just got back from Fort Worth, TX.

Sounds cool, hows Texas?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If You Gained Deific Powers for a Day, What Would You Do?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

i would delete you from existence

Liberate all waifus and husbandos from the shackles of the 2nd dimension!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : holidays"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I see cookies and i already want to go to the Netherlands for some great pastries.

The whole painting the faces black is weird to me, but then again here in the US it has "strong connotations" to put it lightly.

Too be honest iv'e always wanted to see at least 1 European country largely for their culture. Its always interesting meeting a foreign exchange student from Europe who can speak like 3 or 4 languages decently and here i am nearly failing 2 years of Spanish in HS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : holidays"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Just mention what holidays you celebrate and how you celebrate them.

I mean for oktoberfest i just mentioned the local restaurant owners importing German brats and putting their own flare on it. The only other that happens is people downing copious amounts of alcohol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : holidays"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That is interesting. I wonder if any of the bonfires have ever gotten out of control before. It is literally playing with fire on a mass scale.

Makes sense for most to not play with fire, if they dont learn how to contain it. Toffee apples and roasted chestnuts sounds very festive to me, and Ive never seen either before.

Why would people be afraid of sparklers? I have never seen anyone get injured by one and if you go to the fireworks stores you can buy them all year.

Perhaps the strangest aspect of Bonfire Night for those unfamiliar with this particular British tradition, is the custom of making effigies of Guy Fawkes to be burned on the bonfires. Prior to burning, these effigies were often made by children who would parade them through towns and cities collecting money, though this has become far less common today.

Thats weird, he must have been really bad for many of generations to build effigies of him and burn them year over year. Just shows how interesting the worlds many cultures are.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Self reflection on nutrition poll"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That is true, strawberries are a good topping for alot of things.

Have you tried cinnamon flavored oatmeal?

Depending on how you make it can be really good. Just dont do what i did as a kid and put entire spoonful portions in a single bowl. Your mouth will thank you forever into the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are gaming chairs good for programmer?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Gaming chairs use the word "ergonomic" alot because its a trendy buzzword and large words for some reason makes it seem more scientific to people.

Then again using the same reused office chair for 6 years straight isn't much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Self reflection on nutrition poll"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

My diet is too unhealthy, too much fast food and soda.

Not sure why but grains, proteins and dairy are the best tasting food groups.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Self reflection on nutrition poll"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Homemade oatmeal is the best. Quacker oats is decent but lacks flavor and are $$$.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A computer that can Video edit and game as well?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

You're more likely to receive a PC with malfunctioning parts when you buy a prebuilt like cyberpowerPC or ibuypowerPC than building one. Just watch this video because its an in depth guide on to build a basic PC, even if you buy a prebuilt i just hope this video will help alleviate some of the fears you have about building a PC.

Now i have a part list that might sound enticing because it should provide an all around 30%+ performance boost for probably less than the alienware you got. PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Walmart
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP EX920 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate FireCuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS Black Core Edition Video Card $169.99 @ Amazon
Case Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $912.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-26 22:11 EST-0500

I prioritized value for money and quality parts over looks and raw performance, I could give you another list if you want the best performance possible for 1500USD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A computer that can Video edit and game as well?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats your price point? And Country?

Personally i'd probably upgrade the alienware if possible with a better GPU, 16GB of RAM and a cheap 120 or 240GB SSD with maybe a 4th gen i7 down the road for a nice boost to its thread count. It'd probably be your cheapest and least stressful option.

You could buy another prebuilt but you are paying a premium for a computer that is already up and running. But at least you could get a pc going in the shortest time possible.

Or just build a new custom PC from scratch because you have a lot of options as a consumer at the moment.

Comment reply on Vinnycenzo's Completed Build: First build (2015)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah the r9 390, still a nice mid range card to this day, same with the 4790k.

There is something nostalgic about older PC builds, probably because back in these days you either chose looks function or price with a lot of people choosing the ladder two because looks were a lot more expensive to prioritize back then.

Comment reply on ItsKehem's Completed Build: White Cube

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget build and nice parts combinations +1

Comment reply on JeKnYan's Completed Build: Mum’s new office PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice office build! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tesla Truck"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Great news for Tesla getting into the truck space. I know a lot of people who only buy trucks and its a really untapped market for electric vehicles in general.

It means in the future if electric cars become the norm Tesla may be one of maybe 2 or 3 players in the electric truck space giving Tesla a lot of growth potential.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you had to dress like a billionaire (same stuff everyday), what would you choose?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess im doing it wrong because its a pain to do every time the tux is needed.

Right now i dont a clip on tie because they're expensive but maybe might be worth it because i have never been a suit person.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I wait until Black Friday to order my parts?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? The only components i have seen go on any major sale on black Friday are RGB fans and controllers, which too be honest here most of them are regularly overpriced anyways.

Coming from the person that spent $100 on LED fans i probably could've waited until black Friday or cyber Monday personally.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If you had to dress like a billionaire (same stuff everyday), what would you choose?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Since when did billionaires wear the same stuff every day?

There's Steve Jobs and Zuckerberg but not too many others come off to the top of my head.

A pair of levis for informal pants as levis last forever, in larger families a single pair can be worn by several different siblings and go through many days of being outside in the rugged terrain before ever tearing a hole. For shirts, just any T - Shirt made out of a high enough quality that'll last you a while and is comfortable to wear.

For formal just a Tux that isn't a pain to wear for long periods of time ( rare i know ) and a clip on tie as most people spent more time tying their ties than at most formal events anyway. With a nice pair of black pants and shoes.

Comment reply on IamNotGoodWithUsernames's Completed Build: Dell Inspiron Gaming PC.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, nice and budget friendly. Holds up in games like minecraft, fortnite and roblox quite well. He finally got a better desk because the one shown in the build is an old beater hand me down from my parents.

Comment reply on IamNotGoodWithUsernames's Completed Build: An emotional gift to my Grandparents.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! I usually go on PCPP maybe once in a while. Thanks for the support.

Comment reply on IamNotGoodWithUsernames's Completed Build: An emotional gift to my Grandparents.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, hes still going strong! Anyways the reason why i didn't do much cable manage is for ease of access, my grandparents aren't necessarily computer experts and if they or someone else tries to to fix the PC ( usually plugging cables back in place ) behind the desk they dont have to worry about a bunch of tied of cables and cords being a nuisance and potentially cutting off any cords that could damage the computer or even worse, themselves.

They live about 12 hours away so i cannot visit them on a regular basis if they have any problems they're gonna have to rely on what i taught them as well as their family members who also aren't computer savy. It was a hard but intentional choice i had to make.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to look at the build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the reasons why im a lego city person, they were usually the cheapest ones. Growing up rural in the freakshow that was 2007 and 2008 made one appreciate all the toys they got, thats for sure.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LEGO"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I used to collect lego, i'd buy lego city and lego creator or just buy lego pieces in bulk and build whatever i want. I remember when i was younger and lego stop motion was a thing i'd try to make my own lego stop motion movies and upload them to Youtube.

I did lego starwars for a while too when i was younger but lego starwars can get expensive and when you grow up not rich dropping anything more $100 on any single toy was a guarantee "no".

Comment reply on Forum Topic "#teamtrees planting 20,000,000 trees"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to donate but the website dont work. I always liked trees, even though i dont see them on a daily basis, they're just so useful and versatile.

They provide shade They can give you wood You can grow food on trees They smell nice They just look cool in my opinion. They suck up carbon emissions.. They provide an ecosystem of plants and animals that aren't gonna end you with a single bite.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats what i did when i first started working, when i used to feel reliant on said job to survive. However i changed some things and made some choices and if a "recession" were to occur i could survive a while.

If i were you, i'd try to concentrate on making more money and treating yourself when you hit a milestone or if you had a really productive day, gotta give yourself a reason to work but also use the money earned as an opportunity to increase your net worth and when you turn 18 you can either more cash for college or continue to increase your net worth even after high school.

Comment reply on thekingkiller99's Completed Build: 2020 Minecraft build ;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Minecraft is a really hard game to run deepening on how you mod the game. My 1080ti can run certain modpacks and shaders pretty poorly, provided at max detail at 1440p but still it can drop below 30FPS in many cases.

Also nice parts list +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I ask for for my B-Day?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Brokerage investment account if applicable in your country, you probably have enough free time to find good stocks and you could start building your net worth before most people even get their first cars. Even small amounts like $100 or less can be enough for you to start earning money with a few hours of research and minimal upkeep.

A savings account would be alright, if its a high interest savings account like robinhood where you get 2% interest and not like the big banks which is usually around 0.03% interest. There are regular ol checking accounts out there with better rates than what the big banks are giving with savings accounts. Otherwise you might as well ask for cash.

Some PC parts or a PC if you dont already have a gaming PC.

Gym membership, obviously not a luxury gym but most cheap gyms are passable in quality.

Steam or console games.

Money to do a side business, the earlier you start the more chances you get to get a successful business, i knew a kid that made alot trimming the hedges off rich peoples houses in HS.

Christmas cookies because those are the best.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would Full Divr VR cause human extinction?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Sounds like a futuristic science fiction rather than something that would actually happen. Even if it were happen it'd probably be so far into the future we'd have more than just earth to live on.

Kind of reminds me of SAO, only without the cringe inducing harems.

But to answer the question, probably; Its hard to say a concrete "yes" or "no" because if this were to happen we today wouldn't know how technologically advanced the world would be at that point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's your opinion on Liquid Cooling?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom loops, while really expensive, if done right provide the best cooling solutions over anything else but that takes alot of research and time, which not everyone is willing to do.

AIO's look nice and are great when your shipping a computer, but are currently overpriced and a decent enough air cooler can usually beat out most AIOs which might cost $50 or more than the air cooler.

Air Coolers make the most sense for most people, if you have a budget and want to be able to upgrade in the future this is the best solution to cool your CPU, a $70 air cooler with $20 of case fans will do as well as a $150 AIO will in almost all cases.

I currently use AIO because i was pulled in by the allure of having a "water cooled" system, and i probably wont get one ever again.

Comment reply on edstann's Completed Build: JDM Nugget

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Its also important to realize that the overall price of PSU's have gone up in recent years, largely due to having more power and quality control but also because the cost of manufacturing has gone up as well. You could get a reliable 500w for under $50 a few years back, now unless your buying used or buying OEM its nearly impossible.

Comment reply on gr82banautiger's Completed Build: Enthoo Luxe 2

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, nice to see the fans are working well, my 8700k lost bad in the silicon lottery and i could only get 5ghz after a delid and tweaking the fan curve and the bios.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it smart to buy a cheap prebuilt and upgrade over time?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

$1200 will not get you anywhere close to a high end streaming prebuilt PC even with upgrades, at this price point you have to expect locked chipsets both on AMD and Intel builds which will limit your RAM to either 2666MHz or 2400MHz, now im not a streamer personally but the people i know that do stream say RAM speed and timinings are important, particularly on Ryzen systems.

Then theres the PSU issue, cant tell you how many "high end" PC's prebuilt OEM's sell with ticking time bombs, it may be good when you receive it but a bad PSU can take your ENTIRE system with it.

However if you're dead set on a prebuilt, please do your research on each individual model and the sellers themselves as well as the OEMs themsevles and not pick the shiniest "cyberpowerpc" or "ibuypowerpc" without doing any research.

Comment reply on Bach37strad's Completed Build: Not so Mini ITX

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

the H200 Is about as big as MITX cases get, but they have the most cooler options and most 3.5in bays of any MITX case thats decent on the market.

Comment reply on SpaceAce38's Completed Build: Tempered glass budget gaming PC

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice price to preformance PC!

Plus the Ryzen platform has a great upgrade path, up to the 2700x with the A320M platform.

The r9 290 is one of the best price to performance 1080p cards on the market in the moment, glad to see people using older beasts.

+1 for a nice budget system.

Comment reply on alanbuzy's Completed Build: Customized Water-cooling PC(Sold!)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Please upload more pictures!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080 ti vs 2080 ti"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Not officially plus all the available shaders packs with RTX cost more money on top of the regular game.

On a side note the few shaders there are are really great looking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a refresher about market prices, and anyone's cyber monday experience."

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvidia 1080 ti 1080 2060 980ti 2070 1070 980

AMD 590 Vega 56 Vega 64 5700 5700xt

Alot of cards in this category

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade Question - rtx 2080 to RTX 2080 Super"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No, its probably not worth it to upgrade to a 2080ti, thats over $1000 in most currency to drop for a 30% gain in performance.

If you have a 2080 i'd agree with Stargazer57 and wait until the next generation of cards comes out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080 ti vs 2080 ti"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

1080ti is around the same performance as the 2080, has 3GB more VRAM and has more CUDA cores and a larger memory BUS.

That being said the 2080ti is around 30% faster in gaming, has the same VRAM, Mem Bus and similar clockspeeds to a 1080ti whilst also featuring a slightly faster GDDR6 memory speed to the 1080tis GDDR5X. Then there's the Ray Tracing capabilities of the 2080ti but nobody knows how widespread ray tracing will be going into the future.

You can get a 1080ti for right under $500 USD in the used market and it will be a high end GPU for a while.

If you care about ray tracing get the 2080ti whilst also getting better performance than a 1080ti anyways, otherwise unless you're going 4k 144hz on AAA titles a 1080ti is probably more practical, assuming you buy it used.

On a personal note, i have a 1080ti and it demolishes most games at 1440p max details and usually maxing out the 144HZ of my gaming monitor. Plus the only game i'll probably play with ray tracing is minecraft and knowing minecraft my 1080ti should be more capable of running it at atleast 60FPS as long as i dont load it with shader packs.

Comment reply on gr82banautiger's Completed Build: Enthoo Luxe 2

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, really clean and really airy with only just 14 fans, plus the monitor selection is greatm so is the case and SSD's.

Its nice to see 8700k and 1080ti combos on this site after all these years.

+1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "used or refurbished"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on where you them from, if its a refurb EVGA card you'd be in the best position as it usually has a warranty through both the seller and the manufacturer.

Though its important to note, used is almost always cheaper than refurbs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Predictions for next year's Nvidia cards?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I think NVIDIA will continue to stagnate the consumer GPU market as they control the overwhelmingly vast majority of GPU sales and still make up the majority of new GPU sales, despite AMD's good price to performance cards in the lower and mid range.

AMD is not in the financial position to over take NVIDIA's dominance in the GPU market. Both sides know this, there's a reason why AMD has been trying to infiltrate the high end market as it is the most profitable but usually release feeling "unpolished".

Lots of people skipped this generation of NVIDIA graphics cards, thinking they didn't provide enough value. What are your thoughts on what next year's GPU release (tentative) will be like?

I certainly did, next time i buy a new GPU it will either be AMD or in a post " ray tracing " era.

That being said i hope AMD continues to fight the good fight because no monopoly lasts forever.

Will we get a significant boost (40% or more) in the high-end space? A 3080ti at a similar price point as the 2080ti?

Most likely not, no real incentive to do so. Although it is possible a 3080ti will be the same price as a 2080ti if not higher.

How about in the mid-range space? Now that AMD is bringing the heat, will we see 2080ti performance in the $400-$600 range - i.e a 3070 Super?

NVIDIA will probably continue to dominate this sector of the market for a while and i believe the next generation of cards will have around the same performance as the card next up on the tier from the previous gen ( like how the 2080 is about the same as the 1080ti in performance ) for either the same price or for higher.

It's fun to speculate, especially for those who didn't pull the trigger on this year's generation of cards. What do you think we're going to see?

The same as what happened with the 20 series.

I hope AMD uses its recent success with their CPU market especially with Ryzen to end up dominating the CPU space then moving on to tackle the green giant in the GPU space. One thing AMD has is they are the only major competitor in both the CPU and GPU spaces at the moment.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why don't people look at ram as a problem to their build?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Please explain to me how to run a system without ram, im genuinely curious.

Comment reply on AhodShralpy's Completed Build: Another Ivy Bridge Budget Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

A good deal indeed and should last you a few more years if you like higher FPS at anything but like max.

Comment reply on AhodShralpy's Completed Build: Another Ivy Bridge Budget Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont care how common it is, 2nd, 3rd and 4th gen intel systems are always welcome on PCPP!

Also what a deal on that 770! Still around a 1050ti in gaming if i recall.

+1 easily.

Comment reply on DarthDevioratoris's Completed Build: Almost time to retire.... but not yet

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

09 eh? Thats older than some of the people on PCPP, good for you for still using this beast of a machine +1 for cable managing in what looks like an OEM case from 09.

Comment reply on TheGamingPc's Completed Build: My First PC

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting part choices...

Congrats on the foward thinking mentality and getting a z370 instead of a locked chipset, now you should be able to upgrade to a 9900k in the future for a large performance gain over the 8100.

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