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killaDZA

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About killaDZA

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    Member
  • Birthday 1986-05-27

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    BROOKLYN, NYC
  • Interests
    If a girl is single....
  • Occupation
    Bike Messenger

System

  • CPU
    i5 4690
  • Motherboard
    dell crap
  • RAM
    16gb
  • GPU
    evga 750ti sc 2gb
  • Storage
    samsung 256gb ssd/sst barracuda 1tb hdd
  • PSU
    dell proprietary crap/delta
  • Display(s)
    dell 2414h
  • Keyboard
    logitech
  • Operating System
    win 8.1

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  1. Ok great, thank you. I was just worries that having it boot using legacy would make it run in legacy forever. Like I said, I don't really understand this stuff yet, so figured I'd ask. Thanks for advice
  2. I made a fresh windows install usb and I have used it 2 times in the past so I know it works, including on a XPS 15. Didnt have any issues finding it in the boot menu. Now the only time I can see it/boot from it is if I have "secure boot" off and "legacy roms" option selected. So my question is if it matters if I boot it as "legacy"? Im not really 100% clear on the differences between the 2, but I know uefi is better. So yea, can I install windows using it as "legacy" or do I have to find a way to boot it as uefi? If I do have to boot as uefi, does anyone have any ideas what options I need to select to get the usb to register at the boot menu? Thanks for any advice p.s. I have a 2.5" sata ssd, and it came with "raid on" which I switched to "ahci", idk if that makes a difference.
  3. The ux430un actually has the normal version of the mx150, but its got stupid temp lock at 74 degrees where it throttles down to nothing GPU-Z Screenshot Thats why its so frustrating. vs 720s, ux331, etc... https://goo.gl/images/FwB9h1 Yea, Im probably just going with the Xiaomi Notebook Air. Ive been looking for weeks and the time Ive spent stressing over this stuff isnt worth the few hundred dollars I would save.
  4. Does anyone know which version of the mx150 is in the lenovo ideapad 720s? Someone said it was 8w, but on Lenono's question page it says 25w. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/720s-Graphics-Card/td-p/3878139 If it is the 8w, is this a hardware difference, or can it be changed in the BIOS? Thanks
  5. Well on the Lenovo page they answered it as 25w, but obvioulsy that doesnt mean a lot. If it is an 8w (i guess its a max-q version?) how much will that affect its performance? Is that something I can change it the BIOS? Or is it a hardware difference? Thanks https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/720s-Graphics-Card/td-p/3878139
  6. Ive done way too much research, but Ive narrowed it down to just getting a budget one and seeing what happens in the next year or so with the rollout of new processors/seeing if amd can get its software act together. Anyway, this is what I've narrowed it down to (unless you have better deals...im hopeless) PLease tell me which one looks like the best deal for school (cis) and very light gaming. Obviously want the lightest, but willing to take a bit of extra weight if its worth. thanks a lot for any advice. cheers. -Lenovo ideapad 720s, 14.0" FHD IPS AntiGlare (1920x1080) , i5 8250u, mx150 (2gb), 256 ssd, 8GB DDR4, thunderbolt 3 (2 lane),12.60" x8.78" x0.63", 3.50 lbs. $800 ($850 for i7 8550u upgrade) -Acer swift 3 i5-8250U, mx150 (2gb), 8GB LPDDR3, 256GB SSD, 9.21 x 13.31 x 0.71 in, 3.75lbs $749 -Hp envy x360, i5-8250U, 12GB, 1TB 7200 hdd, MX150 (4gb), 14.16 x 9.8 x 0.77 in, 4.75 lb, $775 -Acer aspire 5, i7-8550, mx150 (2gb), 12gb (8gb dimm), 1TB 5400RPM + 256 ssd, 15.6" FHD Widescreen LED-backlit IPS (1920 x 1080) Display, 15.02"W x 10.35"D x .85"H, 4.85lbs, $800 -ASUS VivoBook S S510UN-EH76, i7 8550u, 8gb, 256ssd+ 1tb, 9.6 x 14.2 x 0.7 in, bezelless, 3.7 lbs, $900 -HP Pavilion Power 15t, GTX 1050 2gb, i7-7700HQ , 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 15.6-inch diagonal Full HD (1920x1080) IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit, (ram not upgradable), 14.88 x 9.93 x 0.95 in, 4lbs?, $740 --ASUS M580VD-EB54 VivoBook, i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 2GB, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 5.1lbs, 10.1 x 15 x 0.8 in, $800 -Acer Aspire E 15, i5-8250U, MX150, 8GB Dual Channel Memory & 256GB SSD, 10.2 x 15.02 x 1.19 in, 5.27lbs , $600 (this last 2 are probably too heavy...)
  7. killaDZA

    MSI GS43VR 7RE-059NL laptop

    whats the difference between stealth pro and phantom pro? they seem almost identical
  8. There are quite a few new laptops with mx150 paired with the 8550u, but it took a bit of searching to find one that had a 7700 hq. I am pretty sure I want the 7700 as the games I play are more cpu intensive, but I just wanted to check in with you guys to make sure of some things. The i7-7700hq is better than the 8550u right? If thats the case, is there any sort of bottlenecking that would occur if I had the 7700hq + mx150? These are the two laptops. Thanks https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-i7-8550U-GeForce-E5-576G-81GD/dp/B075FLJ87G/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1519639698&sr=8-6&keywords=acer+aspire+5 https://www.amazon.com/MSI-PL62-7RC-001-Professional-i7-7700HQ/dp/B0721DVQ4Q?th=1 p.s. I know i can get a 1050 for a couple hundred more, but the biggest issue for me is weight, so for this price point, i think one of these is probably my best bet.
  9. For those that take their laptop to work, school etc everyday.... how much does your laptop weigh? Is it a pain to carry with you? Will you buy a lighter laptop next time? Any other thoughts advice on getting a laptop that you didnt think about? Thanks
  10. Need a gaming laptop and Ive done A LOT of looking around. I've found a pretty good deal 1060, 7700HQ under 6lbs for 800$. Should I spend another 500-600$ and "future proof" it? (Is getting a 1070 really even future proofing?) So basically, if I buy 1060, I'd expect to buy a new one in 2 years, if I bought 1070, Id expect it to last 3-4 years. Is that realistic? Anyway, I want to know what your experience has been. Have you ever bought a cheaper laptop and regretted not getting a nicer one? Have you bought a nice one and regretted it because you had to buy a new one in 2-3 years anyway? Does having more expensive laptop keep you from wanting to carry it around at all? (fear of breaking it, getting it stolen, etc?) Do you feel the difference between a 1060 and 1070 in everyday use, or will it just be in games? Any info, suggestions are greatly appreciated. Laptop requirements; My biggest concern is portability, I NEED it to be under 6lbs and WANT it to be under 5lbs. I want at least a 1060. And I need it to be able to run WOW at ultra at ~60fps in 20 man raids. Besides that, Im pretty flexible. I will be using it for school as well, so I will be carrying it around a lot. I dont really want to spend more than 1500$ on the high end.
  11. Thanks all, super helpful. So, to be clear, even if I am running a 4k display in 1080, it will consume more battery than a native 1080 display? Also, since this one doesnt specify IPS, does that mean it is probably TN? Its an ASUS ROG GL503VM, if that helps. 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Matte Display
  12. There are 3 laptops that are basically the same price. Ive read a bit about it and most seem to think 4k is a waste on a 15.6" display, and mention problems with scaling also. Here are the 3 displays, all have a gtx 1060 6gb. 15.6" IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) Display or 15.6" IPS Anti-Glare LED-Backlit 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) Display or 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Matte Display my question is, if they are all the same price, could I buy the 4k and just run it in 1080 most of the time except if there were times I wanted to utilize the 4k? I dont really know much about displays, and ive had a really tough time finding the actual display models that are used in the laptops Im looking at besides little snippets like the 3 i put above. Anyway, any advice would be appreciated. P.S. what does LED-backlit mean? is that good or bad? is the 3rd option not backlit?
  13. I found, what I think is a pretty great deal. i5 7300hq 1060 6gb 256 GB SSD 1080 isp display 8gb ram 799$ (+tax) But I'm wondering, with the 8th gen cpu's coming out recently; will waiting a few months drive prices down? Will they start putting 8th gens in laptops with 1050ti and 1060, or only in higher end gaming latops. (I'd be willing to pay a few hundred more for the weight/battery life.) Also, what is the ryzen approx equivalent of an i5 7300/i7 7700 1050ti/1060 in laptops? (If its possible to compare) I don't really know anything about them, but need at least that kind of performance. Any advice appreciated Cheers
  14. So to start off, I mainly play wow, which i know people say is mainly a cpu intensive game. But since I installed it, i feel like I am not getting the performance I should be getting considering my hardware. For example I downloaded Heaven, ran the basic settings it starts up with (no anti-aliasing etc) at 1080p, and after a minute or so, I was hovering around 68 degrees and constantly hitting 1 on the power limit. Admittedly, I dont really know what i should be getting or what i should be looking for to see if there are any problems. So I'm looking for any advice, info, or directions to other resources where I can learn about these things and explained to me like I'm 5. Here are my specs. BTW, i used the DDU program to do a fresh install of the latest driver. Intel i5 4690 gtx 1060 6gb EVGA SC 16gb ddr3 1 TB hdd 256 GB ssd i have a proprietary dell mobo and 365w gold rated psu. Any resources you can give me to help me optimize my gpu would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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