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About aisle9

  • Title
    Screws with confidence


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    AsRock Z370 Fatal1ty Gaming K6
  • RAM
    32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 (running at 2666 because I'm lazy)
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C White TG
  • Storage
    Western Digital Black M.2 NVMe 250GB, Inland Professional 1TB, SanDisk Ultra II 960GB, 4TB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650i
  • Display(s)
    LG 4K sexyness
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-C14S
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill Apollo (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Yes, it makes sound.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  1. I mean, I've seen some pretty nice bathrooms...
  2. Those are questions I can't answer. I mean, it's a Lenovo high-end machine, so the build quality is going to be great. Not sure on the cooling system as compared to the MSI, though.
  3. Personally, I'd return it for the Lenovo. The specs are better, the price is better, and it looks a lot less gamer-y if you ever have to use it in a professional setting.
  4. Unless it's coming from someplace like Silicon Lottery, I would not buy a pre-delidded chip. Way too high a chance that whoever delidded it damaged the chip. There's also the whole "what is 'hitting 4.9GHz?'" thing. Maybe on your board, it's stable, but maybe you're running a voltage I'm not comfortable at. Or maybe "stable" for you means that it BSODs out once a week or so at 1.375V, whereas for me "stable" means no BSODs ever at 1.3V or below on vCore. Too many variables for me as compared to just buying a Costa Rica 4790K and knowing that I can push it to 4.8GHz stable with the lid on.
  5. After a few hours owning a Mac, I don't get it. I'm returning it tonight.

  6. Brand new. I'm going Mac for portable, Windows for desktop
  7. Yep, f*ck it. Replaced my X250 with a MBP 13".
  8. I'm honestly not 100% sure. I'd be looking at this as a replacement for my PC more or less, since I hardly game on laptops anymore and when I do, it's indie Steam stuff that's mostly either usable at low FPS or 2D-based. I'm going by 8GB since that's the generally accepted minimum for Windows 10, but if Catalina is much lighter on resources that changes things.
  9. Now I'm looking at 2014-2015 Airs, since it seems like spec-wise the biggest difference is going to be the amount of RAM, and they don't cost much more for a device that should be usable for much longer than a 2012 Pro
  10. As far as a Chinese knockoff company goes, they're not half bad IIRC. I've owned a couple of their keyboards and hated the green switches, but that was my only complaint. Haven't used their mice before.
  11. https://www.newegg.com/p/1TS-000M-00693 I was going to pick up a 2019 MacBook Pro 13" with a 256GB SSD for $1,300, then saw an HP Envy 13" on eBay for $950 with an i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM and an MX250...yeah, you try passing on that. I think this is a 2012 Pre-retina, but I know very little about the naming conventions of Mac, just that it's an Ivy Bridge i5 model for a price that I've seen some idiots pay for a C2D version. The whole impetus behind a Mac is that I bought myself an iPhone 11 Pro a couple of months ago and love it, and I want into the Apple ecosystem. AirDrop would be a huge plus, but isn't absolutely mandatory as long as I can upgrade this to Catalina. I don't know what "Student Configuration" means, and if this is somehow upgradeable in terms of SSD and RAM, that'd be big. The cosmetic damage discount isn't too big of a deal for me unless it looks like it's been run over by a tank, and the price does seem right. Is this the deal that I should use to get myself into MacBook?
  12. Play with your RAM, putting one DIMM in the farthest slot from the CPU. See if it POSTs. If not, try another stick. So on and so forth, then repeat with different slots. If there is a RAM problem, which is entirely possible, that will reveal it.
  13. "Old" my ass, that's a Haswell system. You're golden. Install the SSD with the HDD still in there, then use Macrium Reflect to copy/clone the drive over and resize the partitions (it'll tell you what to do). You're golden. Hell, that's the sort of computer I'd try to get my hands on, because if you drop a cheap Xeon E3-1231V3 processor and an RX 570 in there, you've got a gaming rig.
  14. You'd think they'd call it an unsafety razor... All the same, the veins that can KO you if hit are way, way below the skin. You're not getting there with a trimmer, period, and you'd have to be trying to get to them with an unsafety razor.
  15. ...how do you put yourself in a grave with a trimmer? I don't think it's even possible to screw up that badly...