Yet ANOTHER PC upgrade!! (This time it's actually good tho)May 9, 2020
I'm finally gonna have a GOOD PC! (Kind of)
So far I have the CPU, RAM, and PSU. The motherboard is on the way. I was going to order an EVGA 2060 KO, but I don't have the money anymore. lol. So I'm stuck with a 1050.
For those of you thinking that 1300watts is was too much, I got a REALLY good deal on that PSU. I bought it used for $80.00.
EDIT: This motherboard
Such WOW!Jan 3, 2020
I forgot to mention that after the blog post before the Christmas Eve one, I had gotten kicked from my friend Nathan's house. His parents got drunk and kicked me out. It wasn't very nice. I'm now staying with yet a other friends house. (Brandon's house) This time I'm actually happy. They are way nicer people than my grandparents and Nathan's parents.
They've helped me more than Nathan's parents. I was with nathan and his family for like 7 months and they did nothing to help me get a job. I've been at Brandon's for maybe two months and they've already gotten my social security card. Now that I finally have my Social Security card I can get a job. And I also got my learner's permit today! (Well it's 2am so technically yesterday) So I can take drivers education now. Big steps forward in my life. I'm very excited.
Christmas Eve Surprise!Dec 24, 2019
I got something I've wanted for a long time. I'm very happy. Best Christmas Eve ever!!
It's also my first Christmas present in 3 years!
Yet another upgrade to my PC setup.... Also, some other important things in my life.Oct 15, 2019I'm upgrading yet again, but this time, it will be a while before I upgrade again.
I am getting an ASRock Z97 Pro 4 motherboard with an i5-4670K. ($19 for the board and $50 for the CPU, so not a bad deal. Two of the USB 3 ports on the rear I/O don't work though.)
That motherboard and that cpu is an upgrade from the stock HP Compaq board and i5-2500 I was using. (I'm still using it at the time of writing. lol)
I have 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 I'm gonna throw into the build. Should be enough right?
My GPU has been upgraded from an EVGA 1050 Ti SC to an ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB card. Should be ok right?
PSU has been upgraded from the stock HP 320 watt to a Thermaltake 600 Watt PSU. It isn't the best, but it was 25$ shipped so I can't complain.
Along with a 250GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD and a 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Last but not least, I got a Zalman R1 white ATX case for free from a friend. It isn't too bad. It came with a single 120mm fan with blue LEDs.
So, yeah. I'm kinda excited for my new PC.
Anyway, you can read that if you want, this blog entry is mainly gonna be about how I've been and everything that's been going on.
So not a lot has changed since my last blog post. I'm still living with my friend and his parents. That's kinda been rough actually. My friend's parents are drunks. They come home from work, and drink all night. They do this every day. It gets really annoying. I try to deal with it, but sometimes it gets to the point where they get mad at me for being in their house. (more on that later).
Also, I want to address some of the things people have said about me and my life. I see no reason why people think that I am pulling these "stories" out of my ass. I'm being honest when I make these blog entries. My grandparents really did kick me out. And I really do live with a friend right now.
Anyway, another thing is, my friend seems to think that I should obey his every command. One time, he wanted to modify his stereo for some reason. I told him it wasn't a good idea, but he insisted that I hand over my soldering iron so that he could use it. When I told him that I wasn't going to let him use it to break his stereo, he just gave me a death stare, then slapped me across my face.
After that little incident, he went and told his parents that I didn't listen to what he told me to do, and they yelled at me because I didn't listen to what he told me to do. His parents told me that I should and will obey what he says to do, as if he were an adult authority over me. And I honestly think that is complete bullshit. Why should I have to obey anything and everything he says to do?
Anyway, he and his parents aren't very nice to me anyway. I try to deal with it, but tbh I just wanna move out, but I have nowhere else to go.
Also, for some reason, his parents think that I should pay them for everything they do for me. Whether it be food, clothing, school supplies, etc. And I think that is also wrong, because they are now my legal guardians and legally they are required to provide food, clothes, and shelter to me. School supplies and other things are a different thing though.
Idk, what are you guys' thoughts and this?
RATE MY NEW SETUP.... AGAIN!!!Aug 28, 2019
I finally have a computer with a case that fits all the components inside!!! (Big thanks to my friend that gave the PC to me!)
HP 500-217C case and Motherboard
AMD A8-6500 APU (Sucks ass) (Quad core but only 2 physical modules??)
ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB card. I love it, but the CPU holds it back.
24 GB DDR3. (2x Corsair Vengeance 8GB and 2x Samsung 4GB sticks)
Apevia Raptor 500W PSU (Like... $25 psu so.... it may explode one day...)
1TB Seagate Barracuda Desktop HDD
Samsung EVO 860 250GB SSD
(I was planning one using a lot more HDDs but the PSU only has 3 SATA power so... I have a new PSU on the way! lmao)
I ran Cinebench R15 and the results didn't surprise me.... 54.69 FPS and the CPU had a score of 269 CB
If anyone has any suggestions on a Motherboard/CPU I should get, please let me know. I'd rather stick with DDR3 because I have a lot now. I don't have much to spend so I'd prefer under $100 if possible. Just anything that would work well with this new RX 570 I have would be great. I'd use my old board and cpu, but the HP power supply doesn't supply enough for my new card. lol
Happy birthday to me...Jul 21, 2019
I'm 16 today. I don't feel older though. I don't act older either. Oh well.
Another update about my situation.Jul 15, 2019
It's been a while since my last update.
So long story short, my friend's parents wanted to get guardianship over me but my grandparents didn't want that. After a bit of arguing, they finally agreed to give these wonderful people guardianship. So now they can get me registered for school and I can get a driving license. I deeply miss my brother and sister (they are still with my grandparents), as well as my mom and dad. I love them all.
Well, I'd say that this is the end of this blog series. I want to thank everyone that have helped me through these hard times.
And for those people that think this is all bullshit, you need to get your heads out of your asses and look at today's world.
Again, thanks for all the mental support.
This is for everyone that plays Pokemon. I need your opinions!!May 30, 2019
So, I just got back into playing Pokemon X. I started yesterday and I've been doing a LOT of Wonder Trading. I've received some shiny legendary and mythical Pokemon.
Some of them seemed a little suspicious, so I backed up my save and opened up PKHex. Most of them are illegal, so that sucks.
But, I did get a Lv 51 hidden ability Shiny Salamence. When I view it, PKHex says it's illegal. "Invalid: Can't obtain species in Ball." It was hatched from an egg and evolved according to PKHex.
So, my question is, would you guys consider it "legal" if I changed the ball to an Ultra ball or something like that?
Rate my NEW setup!!!Apr 12, 2019
I finally got a new setup.
Actually, I got a whole new computer!!! It's a HP Compaq Elite 8300 Small Form Factor (SFF)
It has an Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.30GHz
10GB DDR3 RAM
AND A CASE!!!!
It has Windows 10 Pro on it too.
I'm also getting a GTX 750 tomorrow.
I organized my setup. RATE MY SETUP!!!Apr 3, 2019
So, I finally decided to clean up my PC setup. I hope you all enjoy and make sure to rate my setup. I'll also take any advice anyone has to improve my setup. Thanks.
EDIT: I completely forgot to list my parts.
So, I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @2.5GHz. It isn't the best, but it works!
I've got a MSI Radeon HD 6570 1GB graphics card.
The motherboard is a HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower (I think)
I have two PSUs. One of them is the stock one (320watt) the other is a PSU out of my other PC (240watt). (The 240watt PSU is only used for my laptop HDD and my 250GB Desktop HDD)
As for storage, I have a 1TB Seagate Barracuda Desktop HDD, a 500GB Seagate Laptop HDD, a 250GB Desktop HDD, and a 160GB Seagate Barracuda Desktop HDD.
Oh, and I have a powerful fan on top of the 320watt PSU that just blows on me. lol
Latest update about my gandparents.Mar 11, 2019
Well... if you haven't heard about my grandparents, I suggest you read my other blog posts about them.
So... my grandparents found out that I had a Raspberry Pi 3 and freaked out because they don't like me having electronic devices. After they found that out, they accused me of stealing from them. I wasn't stealing, I was using cables and a little TV from the garage for my Raspberry Pi. The cables and the TV weren't being used, so I used them. So, they accused me of stealing and said that either my mom needs to come and pick me up or they will call the cops. They called my mom and she picked me up with my uncle (my mom doesn't have a car so she got a ride from him). My mom doesn't have a car or a house, so that night we stayed in a motel and ever since then, I've been staying with a friend while my mom finds a house.
I am only 15 and my grandparents have full custody over me. They have all my stuff and I'm really upset about this. At least I have a place to stay now. My friend has an extra room for me. Another friends gave me an old PC that I'm upgrading, so I have a way to get on GBATemp now.
IDK, any thoughts?
I made an armv7l compatible version of DDLC.Dec 14, 2018
Yeah, I made an armv7l compatible version of Doki Doki, but is that even legal to share with anyone? I mean, I didn't get the source code from the devs, I decompiled DDLC on my own.
At least, I think it is compatible. I am getting a Raspberry PI 3 soon.You and Eix like this.
I MADE SOMETHING IN PYTHON!!Oct 5, 2018
We have been learning Python in one of my school classes.
I am proud of myself, but I think I could clean up the code a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Why I got my guitar and well... EVERYTHING taken away.Sep 14, 2018
Sorry that I didn't explain this earlier.
Anyway, last school year was a bad one for me. All of the things that my grandparents did made me very upset and started to mess with my head. I started to drift away from focusing in school and started to do other things. On the last day of school, I found an old HTC One M8 that my grandpa used to use. I snuck it to school so that I could be on GBATemp. (We had already turned in our Chromebooks)
When I got home, I snuck it to my room and kept it for a few months.
But, I made the mistake of using my grandma's Wi-Fi hotspot to talk to my friends VIA Gmail. She noticed that an Android device was connected to her hotspot and then she instantly blamed me. I don't like to lie... so I admitted that I took the HTC and she yelled at me. She yelled for my grandpa and he came up to my room. She took my guitar and handed it to him and said, "If you give it back to him, I will break it!"
So, he took it downstairs to his room and since that day... I haven't gotten it back.
I lost ALL trust from my grandparents.
I also don't get the car that is in the garage anymore. (That is the 1983 Buick Skylark)
So... yeah... I messed up.... but I was also mad at them for breaking my stuff. A $200 phone is nothing compared to 2 3ds systems, all the games, and a computer.
My dreams are all crushed again...Sep 13, 2018
I have alway wanted an electric guitar. It would be AWESOME. So, I looked into which guitar I wanted to get. I settled on the Epiphone Les Paul SL. It is cheap and halfway decent. It's only about $120. I also wanted to get a VERY small amp... so I wanted to get the VOX Amplug2 AC30.
I was going to shovel snow for people when it snows to get money... but my grandparents say that I can't save for a guitar... I have to save for a car.MicmasH_W likes this.