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  1. looking for new card not happy with my 1050 ti

    yeah, it'll stay a better performing card for long
  2. looking for new card not happy with my 1050 ti

    1060 6GB is definitely an upgrade for you. It's equal to roughly a 980, and is a good jump above the recommended VR specs.
  3. Gtx 880m upgrade

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/m17x-r4-gpu-upgrade-help-appreciated.794901/ OP can easily upgrade to a 240W power brick. That is not a problem. The VRMs can certainly handle it - this machine actually scales up to 680M which uses as much power from that generation. There is two heatsinks - one for low wattage chips like 660M and one for 100w+ like 780-880M. You may need a modded BIOS to boot with the new GPU though, OP.
  4. What latop would you recommend?

    https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Asus-Gaming-Laptop-FX553VD-i7-7700HQ-16GB-RAM-128GB-SSD-1TB-HD-GTX1050-15-6-FHD/192475867643?epid=818651434&hash=item2cd074a9fb:g:~oEAAOSwM7JZzyLg https://m.ebay.com.au/itm/Lenovo-V330-14-FHD-8th-Gen-Core-i7-8550U-2GB-Graphics-8GB-256GB-SSD-Win10/323074004213?epid=20013969279&hash=item4b38b614f5:g:~fwAAOSwI~tag98J Use code print for 20% off. I'd recommend both of these.
  5. External GPU

    wrong most laptops can push X1 2.0 and then Nvidia drivers will enable link compression allowing for more bandwidth. It's a feasible second setup style device. Experimented with here, with examples: https://egpu.io/forums/expresscard-mpcie-m-2-adapters/us7-50-generic-mpcie-egpu-adapter/ Seems like an ok dock, would work unless your machine needs delay switch to prevent black screen during POST. Also has insulated cables which the GDC Beast lacks. Probably not a bad pick, honestly.
  6. Best laptop under 2000 EU

    See if a large retailer stocks it, some retailers import it. What country are you in by the way?
  7. Best laptop under 2000 EU

    Ah, so you'll definitely gain from a quad core. Then I'd still recommend the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro. It's a U series that sips power but still offers decent quad core performance when you need it, and if you want more just lift up the power maximum in XTU and watch it turbo to 3.8Ghz on all cores :^).
  8. Best laptop under 2000 EU

    legitimate question - what are you doing that requires that power? I'm inclined to recommend the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro as it has all your requirements and runs on par with a 7700HQ (for i5 model) and 7820HK (for i7 model) once the power is unlimited for turbo.
  9. Raspberry pi 3 B+ launches!

    One word: 89USD (and that's without a windows licence!)
  10. Raspberry pi 3 B+ launches!

    for music and files usb2 is enough
  11. Raspberry pi 3 B+ launches!

    You'll need a powerful PSU and a lot of powered HDD cases. also the ethernet is still on the usb2 controller so have fun when that line bottlenecks. It's not a hugely good meme
  12. Raspberry pi 3 B+ launches!

    cheap home server iot tasks (using gpio) retro gaming small pc for kids, handles basic web browsing and content surfing SPI flashing (using clips or solder points) Pi hole (but that runs on everything now)
  13. Raspberry pi 3 B+ launches!

    wireless AC? It's time to build a small RPi based home server. :^)
  14. f rip wheely science man
  15. Is my Consumer PC upgradable ?

    Both sequential and 4k QD32.
  16. Can i use my old CPU cooler in my new system

    The EVO is probably a little better. Something like cryorig h7 runs rings around the 212 evo for a similar price however.
  17. Is this CPU good enough for me?

    definitely, similar performance at 25-35w (If your oem allows power limit adjustment) to i7-7700hq from last generation. otherwise it'll still be pretty good.
  18. Is my Consumer PC upgradable ?

    No. No, no, no, no. Shit drive. It's faster than a HDD but drives like the https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K8A29BE/?tag=pcpapi-20 run rings around that.
  19. Can i use my old CPU cooler in my new system

    If I'm not mistaken 115x mounting has not changed since 1156. You should be fine.
  20. Is my Consumer PC upgradable ?

    If you don't mind minor deterioration of stream quality then just use NVENC or QSV encoders which use the hardware encoding chips on Nvidia GPUs and Intel CPUs. As long as you have a capture card, you should be good for streaming console games easily. Even some harder games would be fine on this hardware while streaming.. (once upgraded so you can use NVENC, at least.) All SSDs will work with your system as long as they are SATA 2.5in SSDs. M.2 form factor drives will work with an adapter, but only the SATA type. NVMe is out of the question, but you won't gain from raw boot time with that anyway. For GPUs, I'd recommend a 1050Ti or a 1060 3/6GB (both will require PSU upgrade, go into the Power and Case section and check the Tier list for some recommendations). Both will handle NVENC for if you need it.
  21. you might be able to hit a carrier phone up, what carrier you on? otherwise nokia 6,. moto g5s, etc are good and around $250aud when on sale nokia6 has a really good camera and both have snapdragon 625 which is a really nice chipset (ive been rocking the redmi note 4x based on it for months), great battery life.
  22. see if you can get your hands on the zte axon 7 at officeworks or jbhifi. call up some local stores and ask about it, it's GREAT for the money. snapdragon 820, 4gb ram, 64gb storage, microSD, 1440p display, 20mp camera for $399 ish aud
  23. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Reveal

    Let's hope they move away from the abortion that is the IW Engine for this one.
  24. Will this PSU run my pc fine??

    Calm down, I saw "Athlon" and my mind went "aight it's socket A, where this ( ) applies.
  25. Will this PSU run my pc fine??

    it'll be fine, especially with that strong 5v rail for that CPU. it's not efficient or super brilliant but it'll work. if you can scratch together some more change quickly i'd say get a corsair CXM (grey, not black/green label) as a much, much better unit