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About Lukep123

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  • CPU
    Core i5-4690K 3.50GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-K Intel
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Fury 4x8GB
  • GPU
    Asus GeForce GTX 970 Strix
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 500R
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo 850 250GB
  • PSU
    Super Flower Leadex Platinum 750W
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Stealth
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Epic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Lukep123

    Slow Network and solutions

    Hey, I did check this originally, but unfortunately not. It cannot switch out antennas. If you have any recommendations of routers I can purchase I would be very happy to check them out. I did try and move it around and slightly increased the signal strenght, and with the added network card there has been quite an improvment, I can feel less lag, too - which is a great sign already. However, if you do have any other hardware such as an improvement router I can look into to further the progress I would much appreciate it.
  2. Lukep123

    Slow Network and solutions

    Hi, thanks for the advice. After having already purchased the network card, I will see if this improves the connection and if not, explore a different router and look into this. Thanks for taking the time to help. Hey, that's good to hear, hopefully it'll save me a bit of money if I don't have to purcahe another router. I have purchased the Wifi card you originally mentioned and once this arrives, I shall be moving the PC around and attempt to hopefully find a more reasonable signal. Right now, the router isn't even on the same floor. It's on the bottom floor, with the PC being on the third floor, but it is in the open space and on top of the highest ornament in the room, I noticed a small improve when I originally did this. I'll also download this app and keep you updated, hopefully if it doesn't improve, you'll be able to recommend potential routers. I appreciate you taking the time to help me out!
  3. Lukep123

    Slow Network and solutions

    Hi, thank you for your response, and you're right, but I'm not really looking to run flawlessly, just attempt to improve the connection. The router is as follows, supplied from Vodafone; Model: HHG2500 Power Rating: 12V https://gyazo.com/09759b15a34037ba98d823eaafb33832 If the router is bad, which I assume it is, what would you recommend? I will also look into purchasing the new network card if you think this will assist with a new router. Although, the price isn't too much of a problem, the budget is more towards £200-£250 if you have other recommendations for routers or other network cards.
  4. Lukep123

    Slow Network and solutions

    Hello, I'll try and get straight to the point without trying to overcomplicate the issue. I have moved and the internet is quite reasonable, however, I'm unable to connect via ethernet (It's just not possible) and I'm reasonably far away from the router, as a result, the signal I'm getting is poor. I downloaded a Wifi Analyser and it has shown poor connection, I've also had multiple problems with the network in regards to playing games and having constant lag and when doing diagnostic with Blizzard (WinMTR) and has shown my connection is averaging 1100ms https://gyazo.com/40a9801c049561989d00cda1d16cfd9c When I have directly plugged the laptop into the router via the ethernet (I use the PC far away and it's not possible to use ethernet) I don't have any issues. This is my network card: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006BSPTAQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 If there's any tests you'd like to see to get a better idea, let me know because I know absolutely nothing about networking, which is really why I'm here seeking assistance. I came seeking if extra hardware or any tips would help improve my network, ie better network card, I was recommended this and I don't know if it'll help; https://www.razer.com/gb-en/gaming-accessories/portal I was also told the router could be "Dying" by Blizzard, so the advise as pretty varied, so anyone willing to supply assistance would be greatly appreciated - thank you.
  5. Thanks for the help, I will take a look at these now, thanks again!
  6. Hey, The ones I have been looking at roughly so far (Mainly from some research and Linus's laptop reviews are; https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/dell-xps-13-9370-core-i5-8250u-8gb-256gb-ssd-13.3-inch-windows-10-professio-tcf22/version.asp#/specs https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/new-apple-macbook-pro-core-i5-2.3ghz-128gb-13-inch-laptop-space-grey-mpxq2b-a/version.asp https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/surface-pro/8nkt9wttrbjk/HN2J https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lg-gram-13z980-13-intel-core-i5-laptop-256-gb-ssd-silver-10182481-pdt.html https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B076KPYXZK/ref=dp_ob_neva_mobile The budget is roughly around 1100 to 1200 British Pounds
  7. Hey. I was hoping for quite a small laptop, possibly around 13 (Like I said below 15 would be ideal but it just seems a bit too big). In terms of the display, not that important. The battery life however, is pretty important. Most days I will be finding myself out at 10am'ish and returning around 4-5pm and using the laptop pretty much all day and on the way home. Something that, if you have any experience in regards, could be editting large software IDE applications and multi tasking with the browser open too. I did look around, moreso and Linus reviews, and he seemed extremely impressed with the LG Gram, do you have experience with this device or a specific recommedation? Thanks again! I was more hoping for around 13inch. I wanted to be able to put it in a small bag easily and take up little space on lecture tables as they aren't very big at all, and I took my current 15inch to the open seminar and it was clunky and felt far too big for the small tables. At home I do use two monitors so I thought I'd struggle a little with a 13inch, but the 15inch is just unfortunately too big.
  8. Thank you very much for the suggestions, I appreciate it.
  9. Hey, I'm starting a course in comp sci this year and I've already done some coding on my current laptop (ASUS x550CA) but I often feel sluggish (Quite outdated now) and it's a pain to carry around. I'm wondering if anyone else, doing similar courses or just in your free time (Mainly using eclipse, netbeans, visual studio, minor p/s editing) and in regards to web dev, running quite a lot of tabs, including filezilla and IDEs and my current laptop just isn't cut out for it. Anyone have any recommendations or in a similar position? I did some research and was intrigued by the Windows Surface, but the newer models pricing around $1300 seemed quite excessive. My current laptop is also 15.6 inch, so I was thinking maybe around 12inch (Anyone recommend higher or lower?) Thanks in advance
  10. Lukep123

    Broken stuff - Xim Apex

    Hey. I'm looking for broken one specifically to test modifications to it.
  11. Lukep123

    Broken stuff - Xim Apex

    Hi everyone, I've been looking endlessly for a while for a broken Xim Apex. I've asked Reddit, checked; Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon, Gumtree & lots of other places, even second hand tech shops in my city. I feel like I'm at a dead-end, does anyone know anywhere I could post or buy one - anywhere I could advertise for broken tech? Or if anyone here has one then hit me up (Bit too optimistic?) Thanks in advance
  12. Hi, guys I'm not too great in terms of laptops or their batteries. However, I'm looking on purchasing a new battery for my Asus 550c. It currents has a 2200mAH battery, so I'm looking on also upgrading this with the new battery. I had a look around and found this; https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N02BWFV/ref=twister_B01N95PLSZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 The 4440mAH model. Will this battery be a big upgrade? Should I consider going for a 5200mAH? Or higher if available. Does anyone have a resource to view rough estimates of how much each upgrade will improve the the length of up-time? Also if anyone has recommendations of batteries they bought or bad experiences with the battery I linked above I'd really appreciate any feedback Big thanks
  13. Thanks for the solid information, it's much appreciated. I think I've sorted it all out now with all the advice. Nice one!
  14. I think so too - I can probably sell the current 600w and buy another to fit that case, I really like the case, looks very modern for a living room, thanks for the recommendation!
  15. Thanks for the quick reply and the motherboard clear up. I'll give it all a Google now. Much appreciated.