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The Toaster

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About The Toaster

  • Title
    Home Appliance
  • Birthday 1919-05-17

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    The Kitchen
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    Kitchen Appliance


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    T420 Mobo
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengence 1866mhz 8gb
  • GPU
    AMD HD 6950 (via pcie adapter)
  • Case
    Lenovo T420 Buisness Class Laptop
  • Storage
    7200rpm Hitachi Ultrastar 1tb Drive + 128gb Plextor m5m MSATA
  • PSU
    9cell Battery + Dell 220w power brick
  • Display(s)
    Samsung s24d590pl + e1920x
  • Cooling
    T420 Heatsink
  • Keyboard
    T420 Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G100s
  • Sound
    Sennheiser PC 360 (88$)
  • Operating System
    WIndows 10 Pro

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  1. There isn't. You can't hold three things with two hands, compromise!!
  2. Ok then I will get a refurbished or barebones T420. Any suggestions for that? Maybe suggestions for the chromebook for my father?
  3. You can totally get Chromebooks around the 150 dollar mark, I've seen em. Just don't know which to get.
  4. My dad and I's laptops broke recently. and I would like recommendations for good products within our restrictions. I think a Chromebook would be best for my Dad with his workload. As long as it has good build quality and a good battery it's all good. It needs to be under 150. (usd) Me on the other hand, I had a T420 with a bunch of high end stuff. I would like to reuse the parts, no more duct table and super glue for the old boy, gotta retire it. If you could find a cheap barebones one, I can provide the battery harddrives, cpu, ram, and I guess anything in my mobo that still works. Refurbished is also an option I just don't feel like dealing with used. Also under 150 for me. If a Chromebook is nessessary... As long as it can run league.
  5. The T420 is gen 2, correct. I am using the adapter which is inside the cardboard box with the fan, which I have posted both above.
  6. The laptop is mostly held together by tape and superglue, which is effecting the cooler, the battery is dying, and my cpu is falling behind on some rendering tasks.
  7. Really depends on the card. If you are using something high end like a 980 or a 390 it is going to bottleneck. Anything with lower bandwith should not be a problem, currently I use a HD 6950 that I had laying around. Here is the exact adapter I use. Mine has that as well. I don't really know if it works or not. I'll try it out sometime. EDIT: upon closer examination of the "express card thing under it" It looks different and will probably not work. If any laptop has (an unused) mini pcie, expresscard, a decent cooler, and supports newer generation cpus. Holler at me.
  8. I upgraded my current thinkpad to a i7-2720qm. Do the new generations support expresscard? Yes. Also, here are some pictures in case you are curious,
  9. I currently use a lenovo T420, which works with my desktop adapter. All I need is expresscard. Sorry bro working on it.
  10. Pretty low. I'd say under 400 USD. As long as it has the I.O and chipset I need, I can upgrade the internals. I have a desktop graphics adapter, so no gpu is needed. EDIT: I am open to buying used, I just need to know laptops that would work with my needs. Too expensive.
  11. I plan on upgrading the laptop a bunch. I need it to have good cooling for a quad core, an additional Mini-pice slot for my SSD, and an expresscard adapter for my homemade desktop graphics adapter. The more I.O. the better, and I can cheap out on some stuff like Intel graphics and a 720p screen. Is barebones cheaper? Low price is good! I do not know if skylake is an option, but I would at least want Haswell. I know this is hard because expresscard is pretty outdated. I haven't had much luck myself and you guys always come in handy.