Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST3000DM001)

$88.41 on Amazon. I’m not using my OCZ SSD. How fast will my VMware Player HD image file be on a SSD? Will it be fast enough for it to be worth it to format it?

Guess I’ll format it and find out.

The booting is still slow. Maybe I should of converted it to the newer format. Not as slow as before. Stuff opens faster now.

Ahh nowhere to put a new 3 TB drive now. Might have more 3.5 bays, but no more SATA connectors on motherboard.

There’s an Intel NUC with an i7

Arch Linux Performance With The Intel Broadwell NUC5i7RYB saw that on phoronix.com, says it has an i7.

Intel NUC Kit NUC5i7RYH Barebone System BOXNUC5I7RYH not the same model, but has an i7.

Could save up and replace my hackintosh with one. But I don’t use my hackintosh, so I think I’ll let it keep collecting dust.

I need to max out the RAM on my desktop. Think I saw a 8 GB stick for 50 bucks, get two for a hundred bucks. More then I paid for two 8 GB sticks years ago.

Five bucks cheaper to buy two 8 GB sticks together. Does Amazon sell it?

PNY XLR8 DDR3 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz (PC3-12800) CAS 9 1.5V PC Memory Desktop Kit (MD16384KD3-1600-X9) Cheaper on Amazon. Will the price be the same or lower next month?

I don’t have a problem mixing different RAM brands. Pretty sure my motherboard only does dual channel, not quad channel. Just keep each two sticks the same brand.

You might get bad memory with PNY, don’t want to send it back. Somebody got two bad sets.

The 16gb kit I bought is 205 bucks, I paid $80.49 in 2012. Sold from Amazon for 205 bucks too. The newer model is cheaper.

Think I’ll skip upgrading my RAM. Can’t justify paying more then $80.49.

You don’t need PCTrans Pro to transfer old computer to new one

Looks like the latest version of Todo Backup Workstation, made by the same people, has a system transfer function. Not sure how it works, or if it works. Probably won’t ever need to use it. If I build a new computer, I’ll probably restore using the dissimilar hardware option. And then buy a new copy of Windows, so I can activate it.

You need a system image to use the system transfer.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel 20 bucks

Just bought it on Steam for 20 bucks. Could of got it with the session pass for 25.

Might not play it until I beat 2 though.

Might not buy Fallout 4 when it comes out

I like Borderlands 2. I’ll be getting Battleborn for sure, made by the same people that made Borderlands. I like the graphics and the stuff the enemies say. Borderlands 2 might be a dick, there’s robots that blow them self up and kill you, so you can’t kill anything to revive yourself. You get to start at the last checkpoint.

Are you paranoid?

I’d recommend getting an outgoing firewall. That way you can block iTunes from phoning home. I use the built in Windows firewall. Windows Firewall Control gives me a notification when something tries connecting to the internet, you have to donate ten bucks to get notifications.

Good enough solution for me.

Almost everyone has faster internet then me

Except my mom, she has the same plan as me. 6 mbps might of been fast in 2000, but it’s 2015 now. Basically dial up. If I downgraded to the 3 mbps plan, I’d be even more pissed. I don’t consider 6 mbps or less broadband. I can’t pay Comcast anymore money, because they lowered my speed when I was paying for more.

Comcast is a rip off, 6 mbps should be 20 bucks or less a month. I might not be pissed if that’s how much I was paying.

Damn now I want an Intel i5 laptop

Could save up and build a new Intel desktop, think new processors are coming out in September. Or save up and buy a laptop. Will they have one with an i5 and a AMD video card for 700 or less?

Don’t need NVIDIA on a laptop, desktop already has NVIDIA.

Or buy a laptop with no dedicated video. But a gaming laptop might have four memory slots. Yes I require 32 GB of RAM.

Yup AC is fixed

Video card is idling at 31C. Good idle temperature for a video card, they usually run hotter then CPUs, and mine isn’t water cooled.

Maybe I should get an outgoing firewall for Windows

Don’t need an incoming firewall, router does that. If I had one on my computer, I’d have to open various ports for various network things, pain in the ass. What’s the best free or paid outgoing only firewall for Windows? Need something like Little Snitch for Windows.

NetLimiter might be what I want. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have another dump to take.

NetLimiter 4 is free while in development, but there’s some features in development that I don’t need. Might be tempted to try and make Titanfall lag, then I’ll be a lag hacker. I need a more simple program, like Little Snitch.

You can limit your upload speed to prevent lagging in Titanfall. But I’d most likely be uploading from my SHIELD, so I need an Android TV app.

FortKnox Personal Firewall is ugly, but might work. Just have to see if there’s any reviews.

Don’t trust FortKnox Firewall. Looks like Windows Firewall Control is the only option. Maybe the warning about no Firewall will go away.

Sweet program, it isn’t responding. Works now. 25 bucks if I want the Plus version. Didn’t appear to turn the firewall on though. And it keeps showing a popup on the right bottom of my screen above the system tray.

There’s another program with the same name on Google, the first result. It’s free. Not sure if the outbound protection is free. Got to reboot to remove the old one.

The real Windows Firewall Control? Which one was made first? That one or the link before?

Windows Firewall Control from binisoft.org is the cheapest option, 10 bucks. Uses the built in Windows firewall. Good enough for me.