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    I want a Laptop style Monitor / Keyboard for my Desktop.

    Honestly a bit of vinyl wrap can make an obvious DIY project look really nice. If you watch the video I linked, you'll see the transformation it makes to the portable monitor. You may even look into using a pelican suitcase type box. I've seen a few videos of people making portable xbox/playstations with those and they have monitors/speakers built-in.
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    I want a Laptop style Monitor / Keyboard for my Desktop.

    i don't think a retail product like this exists, however it doesn't seem too far-fetched of an idea. I have a lightweight 'portable' monitor that I DIY'd using a laptop monitor and some MDF board.The whole things weighs all of like half a pound, and i've attached a clip-on usb speaker to the top to make it into a small television. It may be possible to take a used laptop and gut the internals, but i'm not sure how you would get the keyboard to work. This is the video I followed to make the portable monitor. Basically, you just buy a used/replacement part laptop screen off ebay or craigslist and buy an accompanying video-out PCB that it connects to. Then all you need is a power adapter and video cables and you're good to go.
  3. sounds like you may have bumped a sata cable or something while installing the cooler. swapping out the drives and plugging them back in probably re-seated all your connections and made it work again.
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    Monitor shows power LED for split second.

    that's a great idea! thanks
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    Would this be cheating.

    honestly, the 180 spin thing is a waste of time. just practice your aim and you'll be able to 180 flick like nobody's business. also, I use custom macros on my mouse for buy-binds the things you're talking about would easily be spotted in overwatch replays tbh. just do some practice maps from community if you want to improve your reflexes/aim/tap-shooting
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    Monitor shows power LED for split second.

    to be clear, I've tried other power cords with the one brick adapter. it has a special barrel connector, but a common power cord like you would see on older game consoles.
  7. you sure everything is plugged in correctly and getting power? when you changed the CPU cooler, did you make sure to unplug the PC and ground yourself? it sounds like you either may have bumped a cable out of place, or possibly fried something with static. on the main PC, do all the drives show up properly in the BIOS?
  8. I recently started having an interesting problem with my favorite monitor. It's a 28" 4k display from samsung (U28E590D) and it randomly started shutting off all by itself for about a week before it gave up and didn't turn back on. I've tried all the possible combinations of different outlets, power adapters, etc, but I did notice that the PWR LED indicator will flash on for a split second after being plugged in. I'm thinking the issue is either a fried board, or faulty power adapter brick, but i'm hesitant to order a new power adapter. Does anyone know of any resources to further diagnose what the issue is before I go buying replacement parts? I've searched google for schematics/blueprints and basically anything that would show me what's what, but I can't find much of anything. I've reached out to Samsung customer support, but the only thing they can do is have me ship the monitor to their repair facilities at my own expense just to get a diagnosis and still have to pay for the "repairs".
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    you need to set up your graphics throughput settings in the VM.
  10. snoopunit

    Most reliable SSD brand?

    I must have mixed up the 860s with the 970s :/
  11. I'm interested in using samsung DEX, but I don't want to shell out $150 for the name brand device. I found a dongle that advertises it should work with DEX - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078W4RXGR/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=eazycompute0a-20&linkId=e0202fa31f335b4575ad459e3013b304 and I'm wondering what allows this to work? I have a USB-C dongle that I purchased for my laptop, and it has HDMI output, but I couldn't get it to work. Is there something special about this particular dongle that makes it different from all the rest? Am I just being stupid and missing something totally obvious? I have a GS9+ btw
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    Most reliable SSD brand?

    For everyone saying I should get a single, large, samsung drive, this would probably be the best option if it wasn't for the price. I'm not looking to spend more than $30 per drive. I have a 2011 Mac Mini with a 5400rpm 500gb drive. I'm buying the kit to add a second drive and I want to put two SSDs in RAID0 for shits and giggles. I'm not looking for the fastest speeds, just reliable DOA/failure rates. Out of the half-dozen SSDs that I've owned, only one drive crapped out on me, and i'm relatively sure that it was just at the end of its life-span. I'm only looking to see if there are any particular brands that have lower failure/DOA rates than others. If I had the money, I would have gone straight to the 870 evos, lol
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    Most reliable SSD brand?

    I have nothing against "Chinese off-brand" TBH. it's just that i don't usually buy from brands that I've never heard of. That drive you linked actually looks like a really good deal. Thanks
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    Most reliable SSD brand?

    I was actually leaning towards the 240 since it's only like $5 more. I'm getting two drives and putting them in RAID0, The drive will be backed up regularly via timemachine, so i'm not worried about losing data so much as having to replace and rebuild if I get faulty drives.
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    Most reliable SSD brand?

    I'm in the market for a couple of cheap 120GB SSDs and I can't decide on which brand. There's several SSDs from different brands and they all sell a 120GB unit at around $20 USD, however they ALL seem to have 4/5 stars with reports of DOA drives and drives that fail within weeks. Now obviously, these are outliers, but i'm wondering if any particular brands have a better reputation than others. The drives i'm currently looking at: Kingston A400 120GB - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820242399&ignorebbr=1 Crucial BX500 120GB - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156186&ignorebbr=1 Mushkin Enhanced Source 240GB - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820226881 PNY CS900 120GB - https://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS900-120GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B0722XPTL6/ref=sr_1_4?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1557263357&refinements=p_36%3A1253503011&rnid=386442011&s=pc&sr=1-4 Sandisk SDSSDA 120GB - https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-120GB-Solid-State-SDSSDA-120G-G27/dp/B07621PNWC/ref=sr_1_5?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1557263386&refinements=p_36%3A1253503011&rnid=386442011&s=pc&sr=1-5 There's also several other drives around the same price by lesser-known brands like ADATA, HP, etc. Are there any clear advantages from one brand to the next? I'm not looking for the best performance, just the best bang for my buck so to speak.