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About Shiv78

  • Title
    Clippy the Legendary Helper

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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    New Alexandria
  • Occupation
    HS Student


  • CPU
    i7-4770K @4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-PRO
  • RAM
    16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600MHz
  • GPU
    Intel HD 4600 (Not a gaming rig)
  • Case
    NZXT H230
  • Storage
    Samsung 860EVO 500GB & Toshiba 3TB 7200RPM
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B
  • Display(s)
    LG 34UM58-P (34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide)
  • Cooling
    Cryorig M9i
  • Keyboard
    Corsair STRAFE - Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    2x 200W monitors (Sony)
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate
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  1. I'd stick with the Spectre, the weird trackpad and keyboard placement on the Zenbook will make it extremely awkward to use in cramped lecture halls and on small desks.
  2. The only thing I would maybe change is the RAM, maybe to a Corsair or G.Skill RGB kit because I've never heard of that brand. Everything else looks good, literally.
  3. The UltraFine monitors usually still have at least one regular HDMI or DisplayPort on the back as well... just use that.
  4. On the Spotify mobile app, go to Settings > Playback and disable Autoplay to stop it adding new songs.
  5. LG Gram is a good bet, except the fact that it's pretty flexible, so the keyboard can feel a bit mushy especially if not on a table. The Surface Pro 6 is probably not a good choice since it's only 12," not 15". I'd look at a Surface Laptop (amazing keyboard) or XPS 13, as well as the LG Gram in its various sizes. ThinkPads are also a great bet but I've never used an X1 Carbon so not sure.
  6. Just in case you haven't yet, double-check the PCIe power cables are plugged securely into your GPU. Do its fans ever spin on boot-up?
  7. I would step down to an i7 and a 2070/2080 because that i9 and 2080 Ti are going to kick out a LOT of heat in a small, confined space like the bottom a Pelican case.
  8. Instead of something that's $3,000-4,000, get a midrange laptop with a GTX 1070 or something for ~$1500 and then just get another one in two or three years. Spending that much money on a non-upgradeable laptop is pointless IMO.
  9. I'd get a Cryorig M9a. I have an M9i (same but Intel version) and it's great for the price.
  10. Get a Rx570, unless you can save a bit more up to like $180-190 for an RX580.
  11. It is safe, power switches aren't high voltage. Screwdriver would probably be easier though since it's long and has an insulated handle just in case. You could also get something like this and stick it out of a PCIe slot or optical drive bay. Easier than using a screwdriver and it's like $2. https://www.ebay.com/i/173372240234?chn=ps
  12. What kind of... Ryzen CPUs are great performers at much cheaper prices than Intel. If you can go a bit over: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $229.02 @ Amazon Canada Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.90 @ Vuugo Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg Canada Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Newegg Canada Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card $229.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop Case Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon Canada Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Canada Computers Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $913.87 Mail-in rebates -$30.00 Total $883.87 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-03 15:50 EST-0500
  13. Yep. This, of course, is why subzero cooling builds like these need a LOT of condensation proofing on the motherboard and around the CPU.
  14. I'd pull the mobo, PSU, literally everything, and let them air dry in front of your stove for at least a day or two. It'll be a pain, but unplug all the cables and stuff too. Just one drop left behind could potentially kill something or even the whole rig.
  15. Rice is proven not to help with wet electronics. It's better to just leave it in sunlight to dry. I'd take apart the rig and let everything rest on some sponges for a day or two to make sure there's no moisture on/in any connection points.