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themctipers

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About themctipers

  • Title
    IPS is overrated
  • Birthday 2003-04-14

Contact Methods

  • Discord
    https://discord.gg/C2utrU5 add me there
  • Steam
    https://steamcommunity.com/id/tipersftw
  • Origin
    The ORIGIN of my depression Is origin
  • Battle.net
    lets battle.. dot net
  • PlayStation Network
    https://www.reddit.com/r/consolemasterrace/
  • Xbox Live
    https://www.reddit.com/r/consolemasterrace/
  • Twitch.tv
    tweet?
  • Twitter
    tweet tweet
  • Heatware
    MY HARDWARE IS NOW HEATWAREEEEEEEEEEE
  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    on my phone
  • Interests
    furries, scalies, computers,
  • Biography
    did you know i joined ltt when i was 10?
  • Occupation
    doing random stuff here and there and hoping it works

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime X570-p
  • RAM
    2x16GB DDR4 3000 CL16 (oc 3200 13 16 16 21 29)
  • GPU
    GTX 760 DirectCU II
  • Case
    CoolerMaster HAF 922
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 850 Evo
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650i
  • Display(s)
    Phillips BDM4065UC
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    G910
  • Mouse
    G502
  • Sound
    Topping D10 + SMSL SA-36A + JBL 4412
  • Operating System
    windowsOS 10
  • Laptop
    Lenogo ThinkBad x230 (i5 3320M, 2x2GB DDR3 2133 10 11 11 24 1T, 768p TN)
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Since the T480 died I've been using my MSI as a replacement laptop and it sucks so much. I know in my head that upgrading from an i5 2410m to a i5 3320m is not that much in raw CPU performance, but it really was a nice overall upgrade. I ended up buying a ThinkPad X230 because it was nice and small (I've been using a netbook and I really appreciate how small the footprint is), it comes with a battery, and I can RAM/BCLK/iGPU OC on it.

    In Cinebench R15, it's only about 30cb faster by stock, but it feels a lot more responsive than the MSI for general day to day tasks. It also has a competent iGPU that can actually not drop any frames at 768p, and it is built a shit ton better (because it's a business laptop). The performance does not really bother me as day to day, it feels the same as the T480 despite having half the cores, half the threads, a quarter of the ram, and like half the single core performance. 

    It's 768p display is actually a upgrade from the MSI. It is just smaller at the same resolution -> higher PPI, and so it feels nicer to use. The panel (despite it being 6bit TN) is actually a upgrade as well; colours look better, contrast is better, and it gets brighter. Keyboard is fantastic as always, even with the 'gimped' layout.

    The trackpad is atrocious because of the drivers. Physically, I feel it is fine and it may work nice in Linux but in Windows it is unusable. Too sensitive and jittery, and it's about as large as my AirPods Pros case. Another issue is that it interferes with the trackpoint polling rate if it is enabled, and so I have disabled it in the bios.

    The only issue with this laptop is the SD card reader is a bit wonky because I bought a used one off of eBay and the chassis part of that is broken, but the motherboard is not cracked so I believe I am fine. The only thing I have done to this is upgrade the wifi card from the stock Centrino 2000 N to a Realtek 8812AE (had it laying around). I had to tape pin 51 on the card in order to get Bluetooth working. I used ivyra1n to 'jailbreak' bios unlock the x230 in order to bypass the wifi card whitelist, but in the end I will be using coreboot because I want to OC using XMP and XTU does not work for me on the 'jailbroken' bios to oc the iGPU.

     

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    1. soldier_ph

      soldier_ph

      Yeah Thinkpads are great Laptops, have always been a fan of them. Also nice Main Tower you got there. You said you've got AirPods Pros, so which iPhone do you have ?

    2. themctipers

      themctipers

      6s+, runs fine on iOS 10.3.3. I am tempted to get a 12 pro max plus ultra 5g super xtreem ROG but.. no 120hz = no buy, and LTPO is next year.. 

       

      My first thinkpad was the t480 and it had 4 motherboard failures in 2 years, and yeah one of them was it crapped out on me a month after warranty expired.

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