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  1. So here we are, I've got a mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina, a Razer Deathstalker, a Razer Naga 2014, a little amp with some decent speakers, and a new monitor...
    My monitor of choice? I picked up an LG 24MP57 for $179. I know it isn't the BEST monitor, but it's IPS, decently sized, and not $1000.
    So how does it all stack up? its nice! I no longer feel like I'm peeking into an apartment peep-hole on a 15" screen and I have a truly desktop experience. Admittedly, I miss the multi-finger gestures of the apple trackpad (back and forward in my browser, changing spaces, etc.) but with my Razer devices, I just threw in some custom keys and boom, its all back to normal.

     

    I've saved myself a couple hundred bucks (for the time being) and I don't have to migrate any data. I think I can live with that.

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    Cpnoob
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    After I restored my laptop to its original form when I bought it, my laptop resets and stays like that. It keeps rebooting over and over again to where the dell logo only shows on the screen and restarts again.. Not really sure what's happening but I know I didnt factory reset it where I would have to reinstall windows.. When it reboots the only option its giving me is F2 for setup and F12 for booting options.. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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    SmittyWerbenJagerManJensen
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    Now before i say one opinion/factish hybrid,i just want to say i have no hate towards amd i am just pointing out one fault that I've noticed in their cards.

     

    AMD graphics cards on paper compared to nvidia's cards sometimes look better but most amd comparison videos i have seen show the amd gpu hitting a 10-15 fps less than the nvidia counterpart, however amd GPUs are cheaper so it's kind of just what you have to spend but for only a slightly higher price you can buy an nvidia counterpart but if you're building a cheaper build and need to cut corners go with a cheaper amd gpu. Now before you freak out at me for saying an amd gpu belongs in a cheaper build many people who go with a higher end build go with an amd gpu and they will still achieve high frame rates so it's really what you want, not to mention overclocking. In MY opinion i would go with an nvidia gpu for the higher frame rate. One thing that i have not had a first hand experience with is amd cards overheating but i have heard many people say so.

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    The new iPhone, called the 6sb, will be geared toward users that think making these huge phones ridiculously thin instead of putting another battery in it is asinine. (95% of consumers according to market research)
    Jony Ive, Apple's Chief Design Officer (CDO) noted
    "Just by making the phone 5mm thicker, we were able to make it actually last all day playing games and browsing the internet on max brightness and still have battery left. Who knew you could sacrifice just a few millimeters and totally forget about how much charge you have left"
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    He continued
    "I don't even know why we gimped the battery size so far when we can't even eliminate the camera bump so you don't scratch the lens. We even patented a thinner version of a 3.5mm audio jack. We've dropped all plans to use that, of course."
    It will also feature a new mag safe charge port, Ive notes
    "We've had magsafe ports on out laptops for years. We didn't use that on our phones as we wanted you to break more overpriced cables. Instead, we'll just change the connector more often"

     

    The 6sb will be available Q1 2016.
    There's no word on the price yet, but a rep assured us that "It will still cost enough to be a fashion statement"

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    every time i go into my game its like this can some one help :3,. its like this for all my games why my resolution is like this :/.

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    Researchers have warned that we will be more easily forget the information we can get from our cell phones, such as the important numbers of our family, a person's address or even important dates. Scientists say, Digital Amnesia is the result of adaptation of our brain where information can easily get as mobile phones and the Internet are always available and easily accessible.

     

    Security firm Kaspersky Lab said "The connected device did help our daily lives, but they also lead to the emergence of Digital Amnesia in our brain. ' As a consumer, it is important for us all to understand the long term implications of this effect, and why we need to be diligent in view of the information and protect memories and our precious memories.

     

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    Kaspersky Lab conducted a study of 1,000 consumers in the United States consisting of age 16 years and over and found signs of Digital Amnesia found in all age groups and both men and women equal.

     

    The survey resulted that 91 percent of consumers recognize their dependence on the internet and smartphones as a means to store information or retrieve information and become a kind of additional memory of their brains.
    These findings also indicate that our inability to save important information is due to the fact that we hand over responsibility to remember to a digital device.

     


    Almost half (44%) of survey participants said that their smartphones to store almost everything they needed to know or recall.

     

    It is not surprising that the research conducted by Kaspersky Lab also found that the loss or compromise of data stored on digital devices and smartphone in particular, will make many users overwhelmed.

     

    More than half (51%) of female respondents and nearly the same amount of users aged 25 to 34 years (49%) will be overwhelmed with grief that hit because they have memories stored on their devices they believe memories will not return when the device is damaged or missing. A quarter of female respondents and 35% of respondents of young people (16-24) will panic: the device they are the only place where they store pictures and contact information.

     

    Source : Kliknklik Tech Blog

     

    Very scary .... what do you think about digital amnesia ?

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    Hi, I am Polish immigrant that came to US couple years ago. Back in Poland I use to play only on PCs (Old Laptop). In US everyone of my friends and family are playing on consoles; I had no choice so I bought my first console (PS3). Couple months after that I bought my second console (PS4) but everyday I was thinking about all days when I was PC gamer. 1 year after that I decided to build my PC and come back to old days of PC Gaming. That's why I am here; I plan to spend at least 1,500$ on this project. It will take me a lot of time to get money for (at least 1 year) but dreams become true.....

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    I am attempting my first PC case mod, and thought that the LTT forums would be a good place to get some help.I am using a CM Storm Stryker case, and would like to turn it into a Star wars themed build.

    I am looking for any ideas that fall into the white, black, and red color scheme that I'm going for, so feel free to post any ideas.

    Stipulations:

    -I have no problem painting my case, but I will not cut it. However, I am not a painter, I will more than likely be spray painting a stencil.

    -I am a broke college kid, I don't have much walking around money, so nothing too crazy (more than $700 US)

    -This is not a passion build, this is my first computer. I do not have a backup, so I need functional and reliable concepts

    what I need help with:

    - Custom water cooling loop: hard or soft? Rad? pump? liquid? reservoir? Blocks?

    - New PSU: something fully modular

    - Leds

    - Fans

     

    I'm excited to see what people have to say, no ideas will be shot down.

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    danny8632
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    Hello guys, i really need someone to help me.
    I am going to build a "super" computer and i have chosen a lot of parts for it, but I am not sure that every thing "fits" like if the PSU i not good enoght to power the hole system, or the motherboard is a bad chose for the processer or something, so I am asking for help, so if someone can take a look on all the parts and say if there is some problems I will be happy.
    Thanks Danny

     

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme
    GPU: GeForce GTX TITAN X
    PSU: Corsair AX 860i
    Motherboard: ASUS X99-A
    Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4(I'm only going with 16gb, but if needed I upgrade to 32gb)
    CPU cooler(watercooled): Cooler Master Nepton 240m
    Case: NZXT S340 Midi Tower sort
    C drive: Kingston SSDNow v300(240gb)
    D drive/Storage: Seagate Barracude 2TB
    OS: Windows 10

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    The-Furrbles
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    Hi everyone,

     

    I have tried everything with chrome to make it boot up faster but it still takes 2-3 minutes help please.

     

    Thanks in advanced

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    Im trying to sell a mid to low range gaming pc but im not sure on a good, reasonable price. Could anyone give me recomendations?

     

    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/jMk4Lk

     

    CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor

    CPU Cooler: Stock

    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

    Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GT 630 1GB Video Card

    Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS324-99 DVD/CD Writer

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)

    Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-BLF-P12025R-RP 51.3 CFM 120mm Fan

    Case: NZXT Nemises Elite

     

    P.S. Do you think that I could get around $1400-$1700 AUD ($989-$1201 USD)

     

    Please let me know what you think, and thank you for all your feedback, it's much appreciated!

  5. DevTechStudios
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    NASA confirms liquid water flows on Mars!

     

    This isn’t tech, just ignore that fact.

     

    During the planet’s warmer seasons, water exists along the surface of mars. Holy crap. This data comes from NASA’s MRO spacecraft that studies the planet’s orbit. Streaks formed by the water confirm it is salt water. Before this, we only thought water was on Mars, we didn’t have confirmation. Now, we do. This is amazing.

     

    We know that 4 BILLION years ago that Mars was home to an ocean, but in 4 BILLION years stuff changes.

     

    Also, let’s not forget that the Mars curiosity rover’s research? has shown that water may be under Mars too.

     

    So what is the big deal? Didn’t we know that water was on Mars? Yes, but not 100% confirmation. This pretty much much confirms it.

     

    So Mars is capable of Human life right? Wrong. Temperatures on Mars drop to -80 degrees fahrenheit, and only get up to 70 degrees fahrenheit. That is some seriously cold temperatures. I can’t stand 60 degrees F, no way -80. Although, living where I do, -10s is normal in the winter.

     

    Conclusion:
    So, this is a cool thing, but Mars is still useless. We do need a planet to fall back on when we kill this one, but Mars won’t be it. Those temperatures are liveable for some people, but for me, hell no. We knew about water on Mars before, but know we are 100% sure. Is it just me, or is NASA dropping BILLIONS into Mars, when we know it is almost useless, in my opinion. Dang it just tell us that Martians are real! Isn’t that what we all want to know?

  6. I had a conversation with some guy that told me the z97-k motherboard was better than my z97-a as a new builder I looked up the specs and didn't find much difference between the two please educate me further on this matter, thank you.

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    HI I plan to build a new rig for $600 1080p gaming and a litter bit of video editing (Intel)
    Help me out here.
    Thanks

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    Kanye90
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    Looking to upgrade. Pc for photo and video editing What are you suggestions?

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    ryangunter1
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    Hey Guys! I've been watching Linus for a while now and finally decided to check out the forum and so far I love it! Just wanted to start a new blog to ask questions about the best setup ideas. Thanks!

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    The simple issue is that -after much googles- I still don't know how to set up different backgrounds on my different screens in Windows 10. I don't know why this can't just be as easy as it was on Windows 8, but the option doesn't seem to be there D:

  8. These are my computer parts please respond and tell me if it's a good list.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BBMzrH

  9. It is perfectly fine i just want to sell it for money for a desktop, any help?

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    alexit95
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    Hey guys!

     

    I need your guys help! I would like to buy an external monitor because my laptop has a 14" monitor and when gaming or doing anything else its a little too small, any recommendations?

     

    I was looking at the ultrawide monitors, but I'm afraid that my laptop won't run the 21:9 ratio...
    I have a lenovo Y40-70.

     

    Games I play are: World of Warships, Total war shogun 2, Tropico 3 and 4 and sometimes maybe a shooter... any suggestions? My budget is like 220 max since the laptop was only 300 $!

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    Flare
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    Hello everyone!! I am ridiculously new to this site (well just 5 mins old in this site at the time I was writing!!) and to be honest, this is probably the first blog I've ever written (don't get me wrong, but this blog thing always flies by me!).

     

    Well enough bla bla... let's get to business (I guess)! They say life's hardest decision is to make a career choice and all those that follow. WRONG! The hardest thing to decide is what parts you're gonna choose for your next build. I think you all will agree with me!! :P

     

    And as you guys already figured, I'm in a jeopardy about my cpu choice for my next build. And the problem is caused by two budget oriented serious players; intel core i3 4160 and amd fx-6300. I decided to go for amd. Then couple of hours later, I changed my mind! Well the next morning I assured myself that no matter what I'm getting amd over intel.... (well you got the picture I guess!!)

     

    I researched a lot, watched a ton of videos, read a lot of reviews, user reviews, surfed every corner of the internet for a little more information. And guess what, the decision is even harder now!! :(

     

    Now, like everyone else; I myself have some unique situations going on! Let's break them down...

     

    1. I'm building a purely gaming rig. I have an i7 laptop that does pretty well in other operations. And as I'm not a pro (well might have to do some solid works and designing as my university will force me to), heavy duty operations are out of the window. The rig will be used for gaming 200%!!!
    2. I am an upgrader (if that's the word!). So in the long run, I will upgrade things (well not for next 8/9 months). That option is open.
    3. In my country, an i3 is cheaper (overall) than the fx. I won't use an aftermarket cooler if I choose i3 (but have to for the fx). So there are some savings!

     

    Now, I will couple my cpu up with an R9 390 and 2X4 DDR3 (1600). I want everything maxed out (in all games possible) in a 1080p with 60 FPS (might consider 1/2 settings medium for the FPS) for the next 12 months (well none may assure me of that, but hey, let's try!!).

     

    I don't care if you're an intel fanboy. I don't care if you're an amd fanboy. I don't care if you're an apple fanboy (if that's a thing!!). Please flood it with your views, opinions, comments and everything else!! I am lost here, and I'll use every bit of info you guys will provide!! Just focus on the cpu, that's the request! Let's put the gpu for another day!!

     

    So, i3 4160 or fx-6300??
    HELP... PLEASE!!! :(

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    Hey LTT,

     

    I have been absent from this awesome community for little bit, trying to collect my life; starting my last year of high school, doing upgrades to my now 1.5k PC, and I am now hit with a dilemma. IM BORED

     

    I'm not talking like just usual bored because I have nothing to do, or do I? I loved building my current PC, with it's MSI and Red theme, to it's 12GB and crossfire dream.

     

    But after accomplishing that, I am bored of it. I love it, and it plays all my favorite games, but I can never be truly happy unless I am elbow deep inside a computer. Mine doesn't need anything else.

     


    So this is where I talk about code name, "Starter Pack". I have plans, since I am restricted to having one PC at a time by the owner of my house, my grandmother, to sell my beautiful PC I have, and set for a new feat. An affordable x99 gaming setup.

     

    The reason for the name Starter Pack is quite what it means, a "Starter Pack" for x99 enthusiasts. And since I now have an opportunity to use the resources I have to record it, I might as well try and do a build log. I have never done one, and am fascinated by the art of showing off a build as it happens. But I need my current setup for rendering, recording, etc.

     

    So I guess it's time to start saving for the parts. I am looking at about 1.3k give or take when it is all set and done. and if I can quickly sell my current setup, and get everything rolling, I can have the new PC up and ready to edit the build log ASAP.

     

    Well, I am glad I have this off my chest, seems like the only people who would care to read or listen are on LTT, noone I know even comprehend how to remove a program from thier computer, let alone understand what I am talking about here.

     


    For the TL;DR guys, here you go.:https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Nerd4L1F3/saved/#view=PNpkcf

     

    I want to go for the nice blue/black/white accent colour scheme. It's different to me.

     


    There you guys go, and If you guys know of any ways I can make this build any better without breaking the bank, I will take it all in.

     


    Source: Codename "Starter Pack" x99 sub-1.5k build plans