Septimus

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About Septimus

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System

  • CPU
    Intel Core I7 4790K
  • Motherboard
    ASRock H97M Pro
  • RAM
    GSkillz 1600MHz DDR3 16GB (2x8)
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 (Superclocked)
  • Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD(120GB), WD Blue HDD (1TB), PNY SSD ( 120GB )
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 650 watt
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 27" & Sceptre 16"
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Geminii Ver. 2
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer Tapian
  • Sound
    Logitech G430 Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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    Male
  • Location
    Ohio

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    owen.septimus

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  1. Got an Intel Kaby lake CPU? Get an Intel Optane stick.
  2. If it turns out to be reasonably priced and has decent specs (I would assume high end) - including a decent battery), I might consider it.
  3. Do you have any idea if your laptop was running too warm before? If it was REALLY hot, it could have caused permanent damage. The i5 6200U isn't really made to be a gaming or high-performance CPU, so I wouldn't be surprised if the mediocre cooking in the laptop on top of dust damaged it.
  4. It sounds like some kind of motherboard issue to me. I'd see if ASUS will replace it for you. Are you still under warranty?
  5. Great deal, I would get it. I bet it's a leftover from the mining craze or something. Look up the case and see how it's airflow is and if you can get a hold of what cooler the CPU had on it as well as the GPU. If the cooler on the CPU is anything but stock and the case airflow is fine, I wouldn't worry. Most of the wear from refurbished parts comes from overheating.
  6. Honestly anything above 1080p at 15.6" is a little overkill. You will barely be able to discern any difference. If you want a nice looking screen, just get something with a matte finish and an IPS panel and then color calibrate it.
  7. Quite overkill.
  8. If you're into that kind of stuff, check out Rainmeter. It's a pretty cool program that allows for cool skins to be overlaid on your desktop.
  9. Animated wallpapers are fine and will not cause any "slowing down" of your PC in the short term or long term. An area in which you could see a performance impact would be in games though. Depending on how intricate/complicated the wallpaper is - or how poorly optimized - your CPU or GPU could be spending extra horsepower computing your wallpaper rather than what's in the foreground, such as a game. It's unlikely that you would see any performance effects if you were to use an animated wallpaper. Even if you did, you can simply turn it off or uninstall it to reverse the effects it had.
  10. Something from Dell's XPS lineup would certainly last you four+ years. The USB-C/Thunderbolt port would allow you to add an external GPU if you really needed it, but that certainly isn't a cheap upgrade, and it seems as if you're on a reasonable budget. Laptops are pretty subjective, but go for something with or similar to the following specs: CPU: i5 6200U or up RAM: 8GB+ Storage: 240GB SSD+ Battery: 50 watts+
  11. I'm going to say get a Surface because it will suit you better for when you want to use it as a laptop, and because I would rather not have Apple sell more overpriced iPads lol - I think it makes a great 2-in-1. The keyboard should disable when you flip it back, if not, open the "action center" and just tap the "tablet mode" button.
  12. Same thing for me here, target temps are around 71 degrees and with my system (i7 4790K and GTX 970) playing games, it can get pretty toasty: 78-81 Fah. (27 Celsius)
  13. I have an i7 4790K and a GTX 970 and my room get around 27 to 28 degrees, not exactly comfortable. I would definitely look into some way of getting the heat out of your room entirely if that is something you're concerned about. If you're up for it, something like @Dutch-stoner mentioned with a radiator in another room would be ideal.
  14. Take a look at Dell's Inspiron lineup, they offer great value and still have good quality.