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  1. I kind of marvel Apple

    In retrospect I should have worded that differently. I was in a rush, on mobile, and I wanted to form a quick response and totally fucked it up. Performance? CPU-wise, I agree. Apple have been on the top for mobile CPUs for a while now, and Qualcomm is playing catch up. (Mind you, that's assuming Geekbench is 1:1 across software platforms, and even 1:1 to x86, which people seem to flaunt). Apple have just as good cameras as Android phones. The Pixel's HDR+ is one example of this, it was at the top of the DxOMark benches for a long time undefeated until the release of the iPhone 8. It's time to play catch up.. again. Android reports when something crashes to the user, whereas iOS just backs out to the home screen. Sure, there's a much more solid development platform (in Xcode, but I wouldn't call iOS' kernel robust on the stability side, with the latest software profile hacks proving this). Cooling =/= QC? Because that's what you implied there. Incredibly forward thinking, meaning 'let's remove all the ports so these imbeciles have to buy dongles to plug in a mouse'. The Mac Pro, (which Apple has admitted was a failure!) was one fucking generation behind in CPU when it was released, and it was on an extreme platform which has a 2-3 year lifespan for CPU upgrades anyway! It's not a 'really small target' anymore.. MacOS holds 10-15% market share in big markets like the US, Canada, and Australia. Hence why more and more malware is being made for it, showing how insecure it really is internally, and exploit kits are starting to target it. Security through obscurity doesn't work. Right.. quality control.. Remember the touchbar's icons appearing on people's screens, not on the Touchbar? Remember the overheating issues that every MacBook Pro since 2005 has had? Remember the exploding battery incidents (which there are many)? Remember how the MacBook Pro had insane battery life when browsing the web but as soon as you touch anything that pushes the CPU any further the battery life goes down the toilet like the machine has a dGPU? I've seen enough problems with Macs that the only time I recommend one to anybody is if they need to use an external GPU, because Apple made the smart decision of using all the 16 PCI-E lanes available on the 4 TB3 ports, which means it's linked to the processor directly, and not having to take the route through the PCH like every other manufacturer does it.
  2. its more than fine, system should be stable.
  3. Is this a good Thinkpad?

    e series are essentially rebranded lenovo consumer machines under the ThinkPad banner, for an actual thinkpad look towards the t430 used or maybe w530 if you will consider a bigger machine.
  4. ive got a 4670k and i run it 300fps ish at 1280x1024 lowest see if you can grab 4460, 4670k, 4690k, 4770/k, 4790/k


    1. Ethocreeper
    2. revsilverspine



      6-ish more hours and my corporate shackles come off!

      (although I'm going to be starting at least 3 years of school come Oct 2nd)

  6. Albino Keyboards

    pok3r white and maybe a g502 if budget allows
  7. What headphones do you use for gaming?

    steelseries arctis 7 good sound, good comfort, good looks, cool features (mixer I use the most, and the mic mute light is a nice touch). otherwise I usually play with my KZ ZS5s w/ memory foam tips, isolate quite a lot of sound
  8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Huawei P9.

    RedmiNote3 is old, RN4 Global or X is better imho
  9. How long has your AIO lasted?

    240mm H100i 4years, solid fuckin AIO
  10. I kind of marvel Apple

    iPhones and Macs aren't worth it for just a PC or just a phone, they're a status symbol. Marketing and pricing dictate that the iPhone is for the rich, but what I've seen it's anything but. Before the iPhone, Apple made computers, correct? And they actually innovated.
  11. Lenovo Yoga 720

    wait until next gen for u series quad cores, it is not worth buying now. TB3 is compatible with Core, but at half speed due to the chipset using 2 lanes instead of 4.
  12. 22 core xeon mainboard

    AMD in the sidelines: WE GOT TWO SOCKETS. PGA 1331 (AM4) LGA 4096 (TR4) PICK ONE, BOIS
  13. 22 core xeon mainboard

    It's not LGA2011-3 It's LGA2011-1, the server version of that architecture.
  14. 22 core xeon mainboard

    won't work in a consumer system, meant to be run in multisocket systems and special motherboards look for e5 chips.
  15. Pc Open World Driving Games

    the crew is a fun one, had lots of fun with it and it's incredibly cheap
  16. Fully disable Cortana

    Superfetch is for compiling a database of files on your computer for later use, like when you use the search feature. The only way to remove Cortana is to get LTSB 2016 and use that. Maybe through PowerShell?
  17. Appraisal/upgrade help

    welcome to: how to determine prices for systems with Droidbot 4790K - 220-250GBP https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_nkw=4790k&rt=nc Cooler - 50-75GBP https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Water-Cooling/131503/i.html?LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_from=R40&_nkw=aio Mobo - 75-125GBP (based off last sales, and other similar mobo sales) https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Computers-Tablets-Networking/58058/i.html?LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_from=R40&_nkw=z97 and https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=maximus+hero&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_osacat=58058&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xmaximus+vii+hero.TRS0&_nkw=maximus+vii+hero&_sacat=58058 RAM - 65-90GBP https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=16GB+DDR3&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_osacat=58058&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR5.TRC1.A0.H1.X16GB+DDR3+2133.TRS0&_nkw=16GB+DDR3+2133&_sacat=58058 GPU - 130-170GBP (last STRIX sold was 140GBP) https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_odkw=16GB+DDR3+2133&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_osacat=58058&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XGTX+970.TRS0&_nkw=GTX+970&_sacat=58058 Case - ???maybe a 50??? Keep the PSU. Assuming the highest prices that I've listed, that's 760GBP. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£300.00) CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£142.00 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: Asus - MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£250.00) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£292.60 @ More Computers) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Video Card (£691.64 @ Novatech) Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case (£84.37 @ Box Limited) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£104.96 @ Box Limited) Total: £1865.57 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-20 10:29 BST+0100 This is with REALLY fucking high prices set for the 7700K (as 8700K isn't out yet) and mobo. When they /actually/ come out, we'll see how much they are.
  18. Whats up with steelseries Arctis? Calling all Arctis owners.

    arctis 7 owner here. ask me anything, currently using it with the pleather cups from SteelSeries' site. they're MUCH MUCH nicer than the original breathable ones. Headphones are comfy and sound nice for the most part, even considering the compression that comes with wireless technology. Make sure to use the music preset to get the most balanced sound signature
  19. Lenovo might release a retro thinkpad

    but the thinklight is the innovation of the century and beats a shitty backlit board any day
  20. Lenovo might release a retro thinkpad

  21. Digital Artist Laptop

    in any task that requires CPU and GPU to be used at the same time, the Zephyrus throttles REALLY hard
  22. Digital Artist Laptop

    the ROG STRIX lineup offers a silver machine that looks much closer to something I'd be confident taking to work. alternatively, maybe a Clevo machine with no branding on the outside.
  23. Pro tip: new forum has ctrl-enter to send a post. Used to that from Gmail, so that shit is SO SATISFYING.

    1. revsilverspine


      Amagad faster shitposting!

    2. colonel_mortis


      It's had that since the last major update in Jan 2016 :P

    3. Droidbot


      Never noticed it hahaha

  24. What GPU Would Match With a i5-4690k

    GTX 1060 6GB, but I would lean towards a 980Ti used if you can get your hands on one.