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cdsboy2000

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About cdsboy2000

  • Title
    144hz Advocate

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    aeroencychris

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    meme hell

System

  • CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
  • Motherboard
    HP Spectre x360 13t (Late 2017)
  • RAM
    16GB
  • 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. cdsboy2000

    what is the cheapest and most reliable windows key out there?

    I've used /r/microsofthardwareswap plenty of times without any issues for both Windows and Office keys.
  2. cdsboy2000

    Windows PC build frequently powering off after use

    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.
  3. 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?
  4. cdsboy2000

    Video editing laptop for ~$2000

    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
  5. cdsboy2000

    Video editing laptop for ~$2000

    No, but it was definitely an edge over a lot of other laptops I saw.
  6. cdsboy2000

    Video editing laptop for ~$2000

    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
  7. 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?
  8. cdsboy2000

    Budget gaming build for a client

    How would I enable that once the build is complete?
  9. cdsboy2000

    Budget gaming build for a client

    I'm pretty out of the loop on Ryzen, explain that a bit more to me? I'm purely going off of benchmarks I saw online.
  10. cdsboy2000

    Budget gaming build for a client

    I think they already have a monitor but I'm fine going either way with the GPU. I really don't think they need mass storage just yet so I'll wait on that. Does faster RAM help significantly with Ryzen?
  11. cdsboy2000

    Budget gaming build for a client

    @JDE @Bogica @GoldenLag Here's my more or less finalized list. I upgraded the CPU since it wasn't that much more and gives a pretty considerable performance boost from what I've found online. I might swap out the GPU to a 1060 or different 580 depending on what deals I find in the next few days. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MGR6Bb Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MGR6Bb/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($124.98 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($107.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Crucial - Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($81.82 @ Amazon) Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB AORUS 4G Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz) Other: Windows 10 ($40.00) Total: $784.76 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-24 17:17 EDT-0400 Thanks for all of your help!
  12. cdsboy2000

    Budget gaming build for a client

    From benchmarks I've seen online it seems like a 1060 actually performs better in Fortnite specifically and a 4GB 580 vs a 6GB 1060 are the same price (around $250) I'll probably stick with the 1200 then. They did specifically as for a mini ITX case so I'm gonna stick with that.
  13. cdsboy2000

    Budget gaming build for a client

    How much better is the 1400 vs a 1200? Is it worth the upgrade for just Fortnite? The Node 202 unfortunately has no room for 3.5" drives Do I really need a full 580 for just Fortnite?
  14. cdsboy2000

    Budget gaming build for a client

    Like I said, it's been a while Do I really need an RX 580 for just Fortnite? Trying to keep the cost as low as possible. Would a 570 be enough? If I went with a 580, do I really need a 8GB model? How well could I OC in a case like that with a stock cooler?
  15. Hi all, feels like forever since I've posted I've been doing some work for a family and found out today their son has been struggling to run Fortnite on his iPad Air 2 (laugh all you want). They discussed getting him an iPad Pro but I figured this would be a great opportunity for him to get into the PC community and would definitely be a better value for them since they'll keep the old iPad either way. As far as I know he'll just be using it for Fortnite at 1080p so it shouldn't need any crazy specs. I was planning on using a 250GB SSD and a Node 202 w/ included PSU; everything else is fairly flexible. I've been fairly out of the loop in terms of PC components so I'm not sure if Ryzen would be a better value here for him or what GPU he really needs. Here's my (very) rough list: PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gZjCw6 Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gZjCw6/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i3-7100 3.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI - H110I PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Crucial - Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($81.82 @ Amazon) Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: PNY - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Video Card ($229.00 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz) Other: Windows 10 ($40.00) Total: $775.77 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-24 16:37 EDT-0400 Thoughts?
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