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About aeroencychris

  • Title
    144hz Advocate

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  • Gender
  • Location
    meme hell


  • CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
  • Motherboard
    HP Spectre x360 13t (Late 2017)
  • RAM
  • GPU
    AORUS Gaming Box 1070 External GPU
  • Display(s)
    Acer GN246HL 144hz 24"
  • Keyboard
    Topre Realforce 87U
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Chroma
  • Sound
    Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Speakers / AKG Q701 Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. This shows shipping in early May, either way I'm willing to wait https://www.sfflab.com/products/dan_a4-sfx?variant=20948231979121
  2. This looks pretty good and fairly similar to the one I just posted. Any reason why I should go with the RX 580 over a current gen NVIDIA card? Edit: forgot to mention, like my original post said I already have a 1TB HDD so that can be cut from the cost
  3. This looks good as a general PC, but like my original post says I have pretty specific SFF needs. I've worked with that exact case before and it's still going to be too big. I've tweaked your list a bit to fit my needs, let me know if this still looks good: PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vj4HHh Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vj4HHh/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($30.00) Motherboard: ASRock - B450 GAMING-ITX/AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($104.96 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($83.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon) Case: DAN Cases - A4-SFX V3-B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($200.00) Other: Shucked 2.5" 1TB Drive (Purchased) Other: Enermax 450W SFX (Purchased) Total: $908.92 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-16 21:29 EDT-0400
  4. I'm considering it, but if I sell the eGPU box I'll likely sell the 1070 with it. For now let's assume no. I'm in the US.
  5. https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Headphones-RP-TCM120-K-Ergonomic-Comfort-Fit/dp/B003EM8008/ I've gone through several pairs of these with no issues (only because I've lost them). They also have a mic version as well for a bit more. Great if you like IEMs, probably not ideal if you're using to something like EarPods.
  6. Agreed, I had an XPS 13 and absolutely loved it. Currently on an HP Spectre x360 and it's not even close, build quality is much worse.
  7. Hi all, It's been a while since I've looked into the custom PC market as I went full external GPU (AORUS Gaming Box with a 1070) for my setup. I used to move back and forth between setups frequently so having multiple builds was a hassle - being able to bring an eGPU and laptop on flights is much simpler. However, I've been noticing a lot of thermal issues with my particular laptop and I'm finding I'm not moving as much as I had expected, so a full desktop is a possibility again. However, I'd still like to keep it SFF so transportation is possible. I use a 1080p 144hz monitor primarily (sometimes even a 240hz but that's not as much of a priority) so I would like to reach 144fps in the games I play, mainly Overwatch at low settings. Believe it or not, I can hardly reach that on my current setup due to thermal/power limit throttling. I really really like the form factor of the DAN Case A4-SFX v4. I'm open to any reasons not to get it, but size really is the top priority here. Even something like a Node 202 (which I've worked with tons of times and loved) is likely too big. Beyond that, I'd like to have at least 16GB of RAM, an SSD (128-256GB) and ideally some sort of mass storage - the A4-SFX only has 3 2.5" drive mounts but I have a 1TB USB drive I can shuck the HDD from. In terms of CPUs and GPUs, I'm a bit out of my element since my last build was on Haswell and a GTX 970 - haven't messed with any AMD stuff in the past but if that's the best option now I'm open to it. I don't really have any relative sense of price on the market at this point, but around $800 would be ideal. I'm open to going over if necessary (I know the A4-SFX is pretty pricy). Thanks in advance for any advice! Edit: forgot to mention I already have a 450W SFX power supply lying around, so I'd like to use that if possible.
  8. I've used /r/microsofthardwareswap plenty of times without any issues for both Windows and Office keys.
  9. That was my initial thought which is supported by these vague errors in Event Viewer but it doesn't really explain why it only happens with certain tasks. Maybe I'll give Fractal a call and see what they can do.
  10. Hi all, I recently did a build (specs) for a client but noticed that although the Windows install went fine, the computer would frequently go black as if losing power and reboot when doing certain tasks. I noticed this today when trying to download some programs but it's also happened when just using a web browser. However, it seems to idle on the desktop with no problems and has even sustained a 24 hour AIDA64 stability test (stressed CPU, SSD and memory). My initial thought was that the SSD was at fault since the problem seemed to go away when using a spare HDD with a clean Windows install, but even after getting a replacement from Samsung the issue is persisting. I also recall there being an incompatibility with the motherboard and SSD at first but a BIOS update seemed to fix that; perhaps there's still issues with those two parts? The build is running a completely fresh install of Windows 10 Home Version 1803. Any thoughts?
  11. Not absolute requirements but they should be considered. I think the Omen is at a good spot at around ~5lbs iirc and the battery I mentioned
  12. No, but it was definitely an edge over a lot of other laptops I saw.
  13. US, not entirely sure what's considered good in hours but I settled on the HP Omen 15 2018 which has a 70 Whr battery. If you have any thoughts on the choice I'm all ears but I chose it mostly because of the 4K panel and storage config. Here's the full specs I chose: Intel® Core™ i7-8750H (2.2 GHz, up to 4.1 GHz, 9 MB cache, 6 cores)+NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5 dedicated) 16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (1x16GB)15.6" diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit (3840 x 2160) 15.6" diagonal 2 TB 5400 rpm SATA; 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
  14. Hi, Title says it all. Friend asked for my recommendation but I'm not entirely sure what's current, especially with newer i9 laptops. They'll be doing their editing in Premiere. Weight isn't a huge priority but around 5 pounds or lower would be ideal. Thoughts?
  15. How would I enable that once the build is complete?