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Levi Leach

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  1. PCPartPicker Part List: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/B3ZZf8 CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ B&H) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($161.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung SM951 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($108.04 @ Amazon) Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($60.00 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US) Monitor: LG 24MC57HQ-P 23.8" 60Hz Monitor ($129.47 @ Amazon) Keyboard/Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.69 @ SuperBiiz) Total: $1696.13 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Cool Black and White Theme!
  2. As everyone's been saying, an SSD would be optimal. I'd keep the HDD for mass storage (although I'd get a Seagate, they're equally reliable and a bit cheaper), and get a small, maybe 120-250 GB SSD configured as the boot drive for the operating system and some frequently accessed applications. This way you keep good boot speeds and startup times, but still have the added benefit of inexpensive storage. Crucial's MX100 SSDs are legendarily good "bang for the buck." Also, (again nothing really that new here) if you save up a little more money you may want to consider getting a decent CPU cooler so you can overclock it some. After all, you are getting a "K" series processor, made specifically for overclocking.
  3. Yep, should be fine. I have to say though, if you're gonna spend that money you may be better off getting one 8GB stick, giving you the option to easily upgrade to 16GB in the future if you saved up some more.
  4. My friend recently gave me his old gaming PC that wasn't working so well, specifically the Alienware X51 R2. It is equipped with an i3-4130, 6GB RAM, and worst of all, a GTX 645 GPU with one gig of vRAM. I'd like to upgrade the GPU to something more current and more powerful, preferably that can handle games like GTA V and Fallout 4. However, anyone who's seen this computer knows it is in a very weird form factor, and definitely not built with future upgrades in mind. If you look at a few pictures, you'll see what I mean. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction in terms of a GPU that would fit in this case? (And preferably one that doesn't consume too much power, as I 'd rather not have to replace the weird "power board" as well.) Thanks so much in advance. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of a GTX 970... I generally would prefer an NVIDIA card, but am open to something from AMD as well.
  5. Hi guys, so I'm looking for any suggestions or improvements that can be made to this build. The price CANNOT go any higher by more than a dollar or two. Once my friend saves up he will likely buy a GPU to add on, but for now just the APU is the best option. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/LeviLeach/saved/M62MnQ Also, he definitely is buying a legitimate Windows copy, so please don't suggest we just download windows 7/8, upgrade to 10 for free, etc. As he doesn't wanna do that. Thanks so much in advance!
  6. New thought... considering Microsoft is taking little to no steps to counteract "pirates" from upgrading, what if I downloaded a windows 7 ISO if I could figure out how, upgrade to Windows 10 from THAT one, then dual boot?
  7. So for obvious reasons Ive been wanting upgrade to Windows 10 on my laptop. However, for other reasons that aren't necessarily relevant I DO want to keep Windows 8 on it... interesting predicament. I was wondering if anyone has experience dual booting operating systems on a laptop or in general. I'm assuming it's fairly simple? (Install 10 ISO on a USB Drive, create a partition in system memory, etc. Etc.)I'm sure I'm not the only one to think of this, but I just wanted to get people's opinions and experiences. Thanks so much.
  8. I would suggest going online and looking at some benchmarks for each card. Seeing as they're both some of the most popular GPU'S out there there's literally hundreds of benchmarks out there. Obviously to take full advantage of a 144Hz monitor you're gonna want to be running games at well over 60FPS. With decent settings I don't know if you'll be able to run modern triple A games at those framerates, at least not with a single one of either of those cards, unfortunately. But if you're looking at playing some less demanding games like LoL and so on, then rock on! Good luck.
  9. So I've been thinking about upgrading my laptop's SSD to a 512GB instead of the 256GB it came with. I know average SSDs are 2.5", and I was wondering if laptop SSDs are as well...? Also, if laptops and desktop have the same exact connector type- obviously some form of SATA, but I don't know if laptops use a smaller type or if it's just regular SATA. Any information people have is much appreciated. Thanks.
  10. So for obvious reasons Ive been wanting upgrade to Windows 10 on my laptop. However, for other reasons that aren't necessarily relevant I DO want to keep Windows 8 on it... interesting predicament. I was wondering if anyone has experience dual booting operating systems on a laptop. I'm assuming it's fairly simple? (Install 10 ISO on a USB Drive, create a partition in system memory, etc. Etc.)I'm sure I'm not the only one to think of this, but I just wanted to get people's opinions and experiences. Thanks so much.
  11. I was wondering if anyone had information as to the best way to record gameplay. I am aware of ShadowPlay, but I've heard of people taking large performance hits while gaming. Seeing as I'm on a laptop (Lenovo Y50-70), I can't really afford to take performance hits of more than a few fps. I'm also looking for something completely free, ideally. Thanks so much in advance.
  12. What do you mean? Also to the other person, He's looking to keep it below $200. Thanks though.
  13. So my dad was going to get the LG 25UM57-P ultrawide monitor. It has a 25" IPS Display, with a resolution of 2560 X 1080. The problem is, the monitor has two HDMI inputs, and his laptop outputs only include a DisplayPort and Thunderbolt Port. I was looking at adapters, and most of them only seem to support up to 1920 X 1200. I found one on Monoprice which supports up to 2560 X 1600, but I was wondering how this is even possible. Are there different quality HDMI cables, which support different resolutions? Not to mention this adapter cost up to five times cheaper than some of the other ones ($7 compared to up to $35.) Any information regarding HDMI, DisplayPort, and Thunderbolt cables, as well as their adapters, is much appreciated. Thanks.
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