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Everything posted by atavax

  1. i mean, if there is an option to customize the laptop by changing the ram from 8gb to 16gb of ram, would it really void the warranty? I'm still buying it with 16gb of ram, not installing it myself.
  2. I could do something like this and upgrade the ram to 16gb for $10 https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-laptop-15t-7df84av-1?jumpid=ma_back-to-school-sale_product-tile_top-deals_2_7df84av-1_hp-laptop---15t&source=aw&subacctid=166580&subacctname=Slickdeals&adcampaigngroup=111627&awc=7168_1597145202_952a08c4815f66692c152280063d7016&jumpid=af_gen_nc_ns&utm_medium=af&utm_source=aw&utm_campaign=Slickdeals
  3. are there many laptops for $600 with a 4700u? It seems like getting a higher end cpu and having to like, get 8gb of ram instead of 16 is going to be worse long term.
  4. Trying to pick out a Laptop for a friend. They have a $600 budget; starting to get into photography and wants something capable of photoshop. She already has pretty large external storage, so I think we can skimp out on that, mainly concerned with just build quality of the laptop for a price like that. I was thinking probably just a 4 core cpu, maybe a 6 core amd; with 16gb of ram and a low end discrete graphics or maybe amd integrated graphics.
  5. I bought the new g14 laptop and i'm thinking one of the ways to get more use out of it is to use it as a secondary pc to stream myself playing games on my desktop. I'm thinking something like described here: https://www.obs.live/articles/2019/5/1/how-to-stream-with-two-pcs-using-obs-studio-and-the-ndi-plugin Should it make a difference whether it's usb a or usb c to ethernet? will one yield better bandwith? Are there any classifications I should be looking for to determine a higher quality adapter?
  6. So I have to download iTunes onto my PC and get MP3s through iTunes to share MP3s from my PC to an iPhone?
  7. I'm thinking about getting the new Iphone SE, but this would be my first apple device since I got an ipod shuffle like 15 years ago and I just don't know how much freedom do you have with iphones. Can I connect it to my windows PC and upload mp3's onto it? How is the Navigation system? What are things a Windows/Android guy should know about the switch to an Iphone?
  8. I really like the materials of the g14 and how the aestetic isn't very gamer, and the size seems like the best balance between portability and performance. But In this day and age, I feel like I need a laptop with a camera. I know laptops are just beginning to come out with ryzen 4000 series CPUs, but are there any of laptop versions basically fighting for the same segment as the g14 but actually, you know, has a camera? If it is supposed to come out soon, but hasn't that would be fine.
  9. OLED still has burn in issues which is especially problematic if you use it with PC gaming. Maybe if you upgrade your display every other year it wouldn't be an issue, but if you want to upgrade after improvements in technology justify it instead of because of the short life expectancy of the product you bought, you still need to get an LCD display. I think a large 4k monitor playing at 1080p presents a worse gaming experience than a 1080p gaming monitor at whatever size you consider ideal for a 1080p gaming monitor and a small 4k monitor trying to be ok for playing shooters with is going to present a worse gaming experience for something like cyberpunk 2077 than a relatively low input lag TV. My monitor is the BenQ XL2720Z
  10. I haven't seen any decent color monitors as fast or faster than old TN panels in terms of input lag. As for native resolution. Either you buy a display with the size to appreciate 4k, in which case, running it at 1080p looks horrible, or you buy a display that is small enough to make 1080p look good but then even if it is capable of 4k, you can't notice the detail of 4k. It also doesn't help things that the type of game you want to play at 1080p 144hz is the type of game you're typically very close to your display for and want higher pixel density for, and the type of game you don't really care about refresh rate of input lag for and want 4k to enjoy the graphics, is the type of game you're typically farther away from your display for.The problem with a 1440p 144hz IPS display is still worse for gaming than an old 1080p 144hz TN and is a giant step backwards in image quality from something like a QLED 4k TV you can get at the same price.
  11. I have a 6 year old 27" 144hz 1080p TN panel. Logically with all these displays with higher resolutions and refresh rates and better colors, I was looking into getting a new monitor. Then looking at sites that measure input lag, I realize, they all have worse input lag than my current monitor. Further, I look at the prices, and all the good ones cost like well into 4 figures. Then there is the fact that driving these higher res displays at high rates for online FPS is going to be incredibly expensive and often times impossible. So the prospect is to spend maybe like $2k on a monitor that is worse than my 6 year old monitor in competitive gaming, doesn't create as good picture as a sub $1k TV and is going to be a bitch to play games on at the native resolution and a fps that takes advantage of the high refresh rate of the monitor. Probably causing my to spend twice as much on videocards to drive it. Or, you know, you could spend half as much on a TV with great color and decent input lag, use it for every game you don't need a high refresh rate and great input lag, and use your old TN panel for games you want that high refresh rate and low input lag for. And need to upgrade my videocard half as often because I'm not trying to drive a 4k monitor 120+hz monitor at native resolution and 120+fps I get some people wanting the newest and greatest thing or some people not having the space for two displays, but it seems like the vast majority of gamers would be far better off having a dedicated competitive display and a separate high resolution, good color display.
  12. Is it just an issue of space or are the louder or draw more power than typical case fans?
  13. currently use noctua redux https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KF7R49S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  14. So there aren't a lot of cases with good front air intake. I'm wondering if radiator fans, designed for use with greater pressure would pull/push more air into the PC than max airflow, when there are air filters and slim front intake or if the pressure needs to be much higher to justify it.
  15. Most of the time that i launch windows, the first time it will freeze, but the 2nd time without fail it will work. Also, if I leave it on the login screen and don't log in immediately, it will still freeze. I suspect that it may have to do with mozilla. That after a proper shut down, mozilla saves all my tabs and the next time i launch the computer, it immediately opens all the tabs and that causes the computer to crash. But after that crash, the 2nd time around, mozilla doesn't open all my tabs immediately and waits for me to prompt it to try to recover my previous tabs. Another weird thing that I have noticed, that I'm not sure if it is anything or not, is that the first time i windows launches, the password box isn't open; I first have to press a key to open the box, then type the password, but on my 2nd attempt, the box is usually open immediately and I can just type the password. I'm not sure why this is and if it could have anything to do with the freezing. ALso, the amount of tabs I have open that could be causing the crashes is probably 15-25. edit to include specs: 8700k 5700xt 32gb of ram 256gb m.2 1tb m.2 2 tb sata ssd 8tb hdd 750w corsair psu
  16. I really love my switch pro controller and want to use it in a lot of games on PC, but the connection between it and my PC constantly drops. I'll have it plugged in and literally 12 inches from my case, and somehow steam says the device was disconnected and the blue glowing circle will be off. This happens with multiple games on steam, and I'll get the message on steam even when I'm not playing any games and the controller is just sitting on my desk. Any ideas on how I can fix this?
  17. I have a sfx PSU and a mini itx motherboard, and a NH-u12A cooler with a 158mm height. What are the smallest cases available that can also fit a full sized videocard? I currently am using a NZXT h200. Anything much smaller or do i need to shrink the CPU cooler to go much smaller?
  18. So I can get into windows and get cam to show it, but not msi. And cam is saying its like 32 degrees. I'm thinking its probably the ram or vrms getting too hot without fans
  19. no luck. Now the question is did i cook my gpu when i booted with no heatsink touching it.
  20. Looks like i installed the wrong spacers and it wasn't contacting gpu
  21. I bought an arctic accellero extreme III. Install it on my 1080ti. First problem is the card is too thick for my case. The psu shroud in my h200 is too high. So I remove the fans from the cooler. I have a sfx psu, and the shroud is ventilated and i have 2 120mm noctua fans blowing air from the front. Not ideal, but it should be ok. At least temporarily. I also decide to keep the side off for improved airflow. I boot into windows, and window is like downsized into about 1/4 my 1080p monitor. Also, booting into msi afterburner doesn't show my gpu and cam doesn't either. And maybe 10 mins in, my screen goes blank. My gut says this is far too fast to have overheating from having no fans. And it has to be a fuckup with installing the new cooler. Could this be solely from no fans?
  22. so, the product description says 610mm for the 24pin. any idea what the standard 24pin cable length is with the sf 750? I'm using the psu right now, just have it like laying in the bottom of the case instead of bolted in because the cables are too short right now. And rather not take things apart to find out.
  23. sorry i haven't replied, i've been busy stress testing my CPU I have the NZXT H200. So mini itx, but very large mini itx. And yeah, i know i can use a larger PSU, but i wanted to get this one in case i want to move to a smaller case eventually.