OniZonda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

30 years old
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from Humboldt County, Cali

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    • Resurrecting a relic

      1 month ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      I have a computer that was built around 6-7 years ago. By today's standards, it's shit. There's nothing particularly redeeming about it at all cause the RAM is DDR2 and is ridiculously small at about 1GB or so and the CPU is some 1.8GHz AMD whatever. With stats that bad, I had already written it off as junk and put it in a corner. Last night, I decided to pop it open one more time and take a look at the motherboard's part number. After looking it up, I found out that it has an AM2 socket and there's actually a 2.5GHz quad-core processor for about $30 that would fit it. I found 8GB of RAM for about $15 and that's all I need to have a computer that's almost as good as my laptop. Almost. Granted my laptop has an 860M built into it so the desktop hasn't fully caught up yet. 16GB DDR3 also helps the laptop be better in a lot of ways, but for what I want to make, I don't need much. Now I'm looking into getting a GTX 1050 soon, but first I want to get the rest of it up and running before committing to a graphics card. 

      Specs of desktop:

      2.5GHz AMD Phenom X4

      8GB (2x4GB) DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz RAM

      Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 2GB GDDR5 (potentially)

      Specs of laptop

      2.5GHz Intel i7-4710MQ

      16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz

      Geforce GTX 860M 4GB GDDR5

      Of course, it's obvious that my laptop still beats it, but the purpose of having 2 computers is to use one to stream and one to play. I'm still contemplating on which I'm going to do what on, but I would assume that streaming is gonna be done on the laptop since I don't have an external camera atm so my laptop cam will have to do. Also, the stream is already set up with it so I won't have to mess with it (again). I'm hoping the bottleneck won't be my RAM cause it's actually kind of expensive to get the 800MHz, relatively speaking. But the overall computer should be able to handle games from today. I didn't start out with a point for this other than to write it down, but I guess I can say the moral of the story is that budget PC gaming is actually possible for the same price as a console. Steam Machines aside, that is. Find something with stats similar to either build I have, drop in a 1050, and there you have it. A gaming PC on the cheap. I've seen some computers on walmart and amazon that are about $120-150 that have 2.5-3GHz quad core processors and 4GB of RAM built in. I know for a fact that they can be upgraded to 8GB as well. Get one of those, (maybe a bigger case too), potentially some RAM, a GTX 1050 or a Radeon 560, and you'll have a PC that can run just about any game that's out right now. I'm hoping it all works out and I have 2 really good computers. But if for some reason the desktop is a tad slower (that graphics card will make it great, but my laptop may still come out on top), at least I'll have something that can stream what I play on the other computer.

      PS, if you actually read all that, props to you. I have no idea why I wrote any of it other than saying it for the sake of saying it.

    • Bottled up

      1 year ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      I have a lot of things I keep to myself, and while this is no means a confession to all of it, I still would like to just put it out there that my demons and doubts have ebbing at me for a while now. I had a month where I didn't have internet (family decision, the bill was an acceptable cut) which gave me a lot of time to reflect on myself. I had the distractions of AC4, Unity, and Syndicate, so it wasn't completely meditative for 30 days, but it made me realise that I haven't been productive at all (obviously I wasn't before, it just highlighted that fact for me). I get food stamps since I don't have a job, so I get by and I do chores to get a little bit of cash to pay for things like my phone and PS+, but it's just enough money to keep myself entertained and distracted from adventuring, from seeing interesting things, and from experiencing stuff that probably 99% of people will never get to do in their lifetime. Just the other day, I picked a bunch of black raspberries, then we used those same exact berries (they're not really berries, but the sake of the story, they are) and made a cobbler. I helped cook some other dishes for dinner too. I stopped the constant barrage of people trying to capture my attention so they can have a view count and lived my life for just a few hours. It was refreshing. I know that I have a lot to make up for being a burden to society and that one experience by no means helps anyone other than myself, but I'm making this post because I've decided to put my sponsorship (or first subscription...I'm not sure what to call it now) on the back burner for a bit. I have other things that are slightly more important right now and even though I use the shit out of early content and live streams, I can just as easily do without it. I'll be around and watching some stuff, but life needs to happen and I've decided for myself that I'm going to try. Cause god knows anyone else making me do it just means that it's never going to happen. Anyway, have fun and stay safe people.

    • Justine asked OniZonda a question


      Answered: Feb 12, 2016


    • In the limelight

      2 years ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      I was warned ahead of time that I would be the featured user so I figured I'd at least update my journal to make it apparent that I'm somewhat active.
      Most of the time you can find me in the chat, but for the most part I saunter off and do my own thing for a while. I've been a fan of RvB since about season 2 but I didn't make an account until season 5 (ending B was pretty funny). I'm a fan of pretty much everything RT/AH does and I like the FunHaus guys, though I don't follow their shows as closely. Haven't really watched Screw Attack so I don't know much about them.
      If you ever wanted to talk about anything, I'm always willing to listen and give my 2 bits on most subjects. Or if you just need to vent, I usually understand so I'll nod and agree. Video games in general are always a good starting point for conversation. I've been gaming for 20+ years at this point and I've played pretty much the entire spectrum aside from the more recent VR/AR games. Anime is another great topic to discuss, but I haven't been as diligent on keeping up with shows as I used to be.
      I have some experience with a bit of everything when it comes to video and audio editing, though I don't have much content uploaded. An eventual hope of mine is to at least intern for RT cause I want to get into video production as a whole and video games are always interesting. It'd be nice to work for them, but it's best to set the bar low and see what the future holds. I also have to replace my 360 to start the series I want to do so that's why I haven't uploaded much. Protip, don't lug your console around in the winter *and* immediately turn it on when you get where you're going. Plug it in and let it warm up first.
      As you might be able to tell from reading this, I don't always have a complete train of thought and I'm a bit random. Not off the deep end, but enough for me to get confused on where I was going with a particular thread. That being said, sometimes I don't know where I was going and it leads to a dead end, much as this has.
      Enough about me, I wanna know about you: What do you like to do for fun? Have you watched anything good recently? Who is your favorite band? What country do you hail from? What are your aspirations? (you don't have to answer all of those if you don't want to)

      PS I have some weird words and phrases in my vocabulary because I was born at one of the weirdest times to be growing up in a place that was behind on pretty much everything. If I say something that seems old fashioned, chances are that it really is...

    • Star Wars Spoilers

      2 years ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      I'm not gonna say them. I just wanted to say that I can talk about it cause I've finally seen the movie. Carry on.

    • Something new(ish), because I was bored

      2 years ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      Since the topic has nothing in particular to do with today (other than timing, I suppose) I hope you're having a happy Thanksgiving dinner and everyone you love and care about is around or wishing you well. If you don't celebrate it, I hope you're having a good day and that you have people you love and care about around. Happy Turkey Day everybody!

      I got my phone turned back on about a week and a half ago now, but I didn't actually get a new phone. Kinda sucks cause I really wanted a new one with at least Android 5.1 on it. I'm going to get the Galaxy S3 here in a few months though, so I'm just waiting on that now. It's my mom's old phone and she's getting a BlackBerry.

      That aside, I did tinker around with my phone for a bit cause I really did want 5.1 (mine only went to 4.4.2). I found there was a way to actually get it to 6.0 and I tried it. I was successful in my attempts, however I couldn't get the damned thing to work for shit. It has nothing to do with the creators of CyanogenMod, cause those guys are really good at what they do. I think it's my SD card and it being a brand that isn't the most reliable (it was on sale a long time ago). It could've been my specific model of phone not having the right parts for the OS, but that's unlikely since other people have said they're using it (this is the internet so I only put so much faith in that statement).

      After fighting with the OS for a while, I had installed Snapchat to see if that would work. Lo and behold, it doesn't. It force closes every time I get past the login screen. Could be something to do with the OS being rooted, or could be something to do with the fact that this device was never meant to have Marshmallow installed on it. Either way, I gave up and sought an alternative install of CM and went with 12.1 (from 11/21) which was effectively 5.1 Lollipop. It works like a dream now.

      Everything is so snappy and my SD card is back and Snapchat works (though I don't use it for much these days). I even managed to free up a lot of space on the internal storage by making apps install to the SD card by default.

      As I was reading the "tutorials", they kept saying "This is for advanced users only" and "Don't ask stupid questions" and their tutorial was literally "copy zips to sd, enter to recovery, wipe data, install cm zip, install gapps zip, reboot" as if it's really that easy. Well, as it turns out it pretty much was that easy. I had to unlock my bootloader which was also really easy. In all, the process took probably 30-45 mins from start to finish (a lot of it was waiting).

      During my attempts I had messed up my phone once because I cleared the memory of a part that I wasn't supposed to when I was trying to get my stupid SD card to be part of the "internal" memory.

      But now that I have that all done and over with, I have a new(ish) phone to play around with and a new number.

    • The waiting game...

      2 years ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      Have you ever reached the season finale and had the sudden realization that you have another 30-40 weeks before you can watch more of it? It's a sad feeling, but it's also a good one because you know that there is more to come. Oh well, Doctor Who just started up again so I'll be occupied with that for a few months.

    • 2 years ago

      OniZonda Hokage
    • new site

      2 years ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      I'm concerned about adding anything since apparently it'll send out a notification to everyone over the simplest things. And while that's nice when you want it, it's also a bit overwhelming. People saying they have 200 notifications because others added photos, added interests, or just did something and the system decided it was worthy of a notification (they probably also have a lot of friends). I know adam is working on it so I'm just going to patiently sit and wait for things to be updated since there's not much I can do to help the situation. Mostly it's great that I can sub to all these shows and just come here for anything new (and a day early). cheers guys

    • I can't wait for RT2.0

      2 years ago

      OniZonda Hokage

      I tried posting a link several times....not sure which ones went through, which ones were deleted (whether it be accidental or on purpose), and I'm not sure if the changes will apply correctly. Oh well, it's out there now and I'm not messing with it anymore for fear of creating more problems. Adam, good luck with the new site and hopefully we get to see it soon. Cheers

  • Questions answered by OniZonda


    | Asked by: Justine 2 years ago