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About Shadow5679

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    Computers, Gaming, and computers.


  • CPU
    i5 6600k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170 Gaming M5
  • RAM
    16GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 970
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5
  • Storage
    HDD: Western Digital Black 2TB, SSD: Samsung 850-Evo 250GB
  • PSU
    Silverstone Strider Gold 850W
  • Display(s)
    BenQ XL2430T
  • Cooling
    NZXT X61 Kraken
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Corsair VOID Wireless RGB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Sorry for the slow response, but when the laptop froze, it was sitting on a table. When I was playing Overwatch earlier in the day, it was disconnecting randomly, and then instantly reconnecting to the dock.
  2. I agree, but the fan was running the whole time, which makes me think there is something wrong for it to be staying at those temperatures while nothing is happening.
  3. Yeah. I don't really get it either. I'm starting to think there's something wrong with the cooling system, such as a dodgy thermal paste application, because that just makes no sense to me. The fan was also running the whole time, with no impact on temps.
  4. Thanks for your replies. Is it still OK if it gets to, and stays at, 65-70oC with just Chrome and Word open?
  5. Thanks for your response. I should probably also have mentioned in the OP that it has been somewhat... tempremental. Yesterday, when I tried to open a textbook for school, the entire computer froze. I tried turning it off, and the screen went dark, but there was still backlight being emitted. The keys to change keyboard brightness and toggle Fn still worked also. I took it in to the store, and the person there said that it was a software issue with the device, rather than a hardware issue. Now I'm not so sure about that...
  6. Hello all, I have recently been fortunate enough to receive a Surface Book (i7 CPU). However, often when I am looking at photos or watching YouTube, the device becomes very hot to the touch, but until now I haven't checked the temperatures. With Google Chrome and MS Word open, the CPU is hovering at around 70oC. Also, when I played some Overwatch on the laptop, it reached 80oC. Are these temperatures normal for the Surface Book, or should I look at seeing if I can get it replaced? Thanks!
  7. I'll try and translate: OP picked a scab that was around the size of a mosquito bite, and it bled. It reminded him of a situation he was in months ago, when he was getting kicked out of the greyhound (a bus?), and motels, for, by his own admission, good reason. He was sleeping in the city park, and does not remember much. He did, however, come out of it with some form of irritation, which may have been mosquito bits, ant bites, or poison ivy. This itched ferociously, and left him with scars, most of which healed except for two on his hand, which are not extremely visible. Above his ankles, in an area not covered by his sock, there is a lasting red blotchiness. The OP is asking for advice or personal experience with creams that are supposed to help the blotchiness. He has done this using the most clickbait I have seen since the thumbnail of all of Mastersaint's Pokemon GO videos, or any PRANK GONE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT GONE WRONG (IN THE HOOD) video.
  8. I have a DXRacer chair at home, and have used an Aeron before. The Aeron is far and away the better chair, more comfortable, more customisable, better at everything, however, the chair I have at home was far cheaper that a new Aeron, and is still extremely comfortable. I hope this helps
  9. Thanks for the reply. Would the (fairly) significant difference in benchmarks such as Firestrike that I've seen around the web between the non-dGPU and dGPU models be reflected in games in the same ratio, or would it not provide as much of an improvement in real-world scenarios? Thanks again
  10. That is an option, which is 700 AUD cheaper, but you can get a configuration which includes a GPU similar to a 940m.
  11. Thanks for the reply. As far as I'm aware, the surface book without the performance base comes with a weaker, unnamed GPU, somewhat equivalent to the 940m, but not exactly, so would that change the answer?
  12. Thanks for your reply. Just a quick question regarding your second point - How can I add the GPU later? I'm pretty sure that isn't possible with surface laptops, and most laptops in general. I could be wrong though.
  13. Hello All, I am looking to purchase a new laptop during the Black Friday sales/deals, and I had my sights set on the Microsoft Surface Book. I was wondering which configuration I should get, the: i5, 128GB Storage (SSD), NO dGPU, 8GB RAM i5, 256GB Storage (SSD), dGPU, 8GB RAM I won't be doing much gaming on it, just maybe light games occasionally (CS:GO, [Overwatch?] etc.) No need for great image/video editing power. My main questions between these configurations are: Does adding the dGPU decrease the battery life of the laptop? If so, how significantly? Does adding the dGPU increase performance enough that the 700 AUD price increase is justified? What is the battery life like in general, doing tasks such as word processing, web searching, and programming? (Mainly, will it last me through a full day of school (8.30am - 3:20pm))? It also has the added Black Friday deal of a free XBox One + Fallout 4 + Tomb Raider Thanks for your help!
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