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glitchmaster0001

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About glitchmaster0001

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    Member

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Silicon Valley
  • Interests
    Cars, Computers, Overclocking, Gaming, Servers, Networking, Information Technology. Computer Science
  • Occupation
    Automotive Technician at Mercedes-Benz USA

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @3.5GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-M microATX motherboard
  • RAM
    16GB Muskin Redline DDR3 1866MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 960 4GB SSC
  • Case
    HP Pavilion a1747c
  • Storage
    1x 120GB Sandisk Extreme SSD 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200 RPM HDD
  • PSU
    Antec EA 650w Green
  • Display(s)
    Asus MX239H 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper N520
  • Keyboard
    IBM Model M Buckling Springs
  • Mouse
    Logitech G303
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

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  1. It's been a while since I've come back to the forums, but I recently picked up a used Dell XPS 15 9550 parts laptop for DIRT cheap. By dirt cheap i mean $35 cheap. However, It's currently missing a Hard Drive/SSD, RAM, Battery, Power Adapter, and screws for the back cover. I just borrowed my friend's AC adapter and got the laptop to post and boot. It seems that everything is working fine on the laptop, so now I'm at a dilemma as to how to restore/rebuild it. The laptop currently has the i7 6700HQ CPU, GTX 960m graphics, and the 1080p matte display. I plan on using this computer strictly for school and professional work. Gaming would be little to basically none. My workload would consist of using Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, and Lightroom. I will also be using VMware to run a macOS and Linux virtual machine, along with the basic tasks such as MS Office, web browsing, etc. So here's my question. What would be the best upgrade course that I can do to my "new" laptop given the workload? 1. Would I be better off with 16GB of ram or 32GB? 2. Should I opt to get an NVMe M.2 SSD, or would I be fine with a SATA M.2 SSD? How big should the SSD be? 3. Would the 97 WHr batteries from the newer XPS 15s work in the 9550? Or would I be better off using the 84 WHr 3rd party replacement batteries you find on eBay or Amazon?
  2. It does, but I only have a single 55 year old paper speaker in the middle of the dash in it and the radio is AM only.
  3. Thanks for the suggestion! I did end up getting the Flip 4 and man is that thing loud! the sound is really clear and crisp too! A bit pricey but well worth it in my opinion, I don't want to hack up an original working radio in my car so this was the best option in the end.
  4. thanks for the suggestion, ill check it out!
  5. Does anyone have any suggestions on what portable bluetooth speaker that is loud enough to be used to play music in a car? I have a 1965 Ford Mustang that still has the original radio that i dont want to replace, but I want to be able to play and listen to my music while driving it. Preferably something small enough to fit in a cupholder, but be loud enough so i can hear the music over the wind and engine noise while driving. Thanks
  6. that kinda happened to me as well. Like when I was in high school, i used to be on the forums everyday and working on computers everyday. Now I don't even play games anymore and this is the first time i checked the forums in like over 2 years. I guess life got in the way or something, but now my new hobby is working on cars. I still like working on computers but not as much anymore.
  7. Recently i realized that its really difficult to go through college without owning a personal laptop to be able to have to take notes in class or do work anywhere on the go. I recently purchased a brand new 2018 MacBook Pro 13in with touch bar for school and im still within the 2 week return window. Lately ive been having second thoughts about keeping the computer because for what i use it for, (which is taking notes in class, typing up essays for school, watching youtube, and watching netflix or just basic web browsing, i feel that i can't justify the price of the computer for the tasks i use it for. The thing is, I really like MacOS and how its pretty well optimized. I already have a custom built desktop at home so I just want a laptop to do basic task. My question is, would it be a good idea to buy a used mid 2012 macbook pro 13in with the 3rd gen i5, replace the 500GB hard drive with a SSD, then upgrade the ram to 8GB or more. In my area, I see that second hand 13in MBPs range from $200-300. I just need the laptop to at least last me through college (between 4-5 years) and if it clunks out after that then i'll cross that bridge when i get there. The main thing i worry about is would the processor being a 3rd gen i5 become slow, obsolete, and unusable before i can get through college. What are your opinions on this?
  8. Get a used Volvo. Those things are more common where you live, so parts are easier to find and most likely cheaper too. Older Swedish made Volvo are bricks. Basically indestructible. Granted they dont look sporty, but you'll never be left stranded on the side of the road with that thing.
  9. i just bought it today for $280, is that a good deal? or just average?
  10. This was on the posting's description. Full disclosure: this card was used for ethereum mining at 75% power target (~110W, ~65C).
  11. Recently I came across a listing on craigslist for a used EVGA GTX 1070 that im thinking about buying. Its listed for $300 obo but the thing thats got me on the fence about it is the owner says that its been used to mine etheirum for 7 months. Im wondering if its a good idea to buy a used ex mining card to use in my PC for gaming? or am i better off steering clear of mining cards and buying either a new card or holding off on upgrading the existing GTX 960 in my PC. Any suggestions are welcome.
  12. for my pc i have double side sticky tape holding my SSD down to the floor of the case. It works fine and I never ran into any problems doing that
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