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Ashley xD

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    Ashley xD reacted to MEC-777 in rant about specs for casual use...   
    I would not recommend anyone stay on windows 7 these days. Either upgrade to windows 10 or make the switch to Linux - which can often run much better on older hardware due to requiring far less system resources. 
  2. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Brennan Price in rant about specs for casual use...   
    Haha yeah same, despite ICT being taught as a compulsory subject since 2000(?) there really aren't that many people that truly know how to do 'techy' stuff without help from the internet or from others around them.
     
    However, it is funny when you know about the majority of 'techy' things asked in a group chat and you can be like "I told you so". Never gets old, especially when they ask for your advice and they think you're wrong 
  3. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Brennan Price in rant about specs for casual use...   
    yeah, that never gets old 
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    Ashley xD got a reaction from Sir Balbador in rant about specs for casual use...   
    there you go. that was the whole story of my rant. why do most people buy the brand new civic?
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    Ashley xD got a reaction from mrchow19910319 in rant about specs for casual use...   
    hello, just a bit of a rant about something.
     
    excuse some grammar mistakes, english is not my native language. 
     
    when i was fixing up my old gaming rig the other day, i started thinking,
    because everything i tried to do on that machine was still fast and smooth, what are the minimum specs for casual use?
     
    my old gaming pc specs:
     
    core 2 duo e8400
    4gb ddr2
    60gb ssd as boot drive
    1.8 tb of total hdd storage
    radeon hd 6670 gpu
    windows 10
     
    everything i did on that thing; watching youtube and netflix, playing a few old games, need for speed most wanted 2012 and the like, installing stuff, web browsing etc. ran smooth..
     
    so i was just wondering, for casual users, people who mostly just browse the web and type up documents, why do they still buy new machines with i5's or something in them?
     
    if i can browse youtube, type up documents etc on a machine from 2008, why are people paying $500 for machines that are way overkill for that stuff.
     
     
     
  6. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to GDRRiley in rant about specs for casual use...   
    know one knows that all they need is an i3 at max and a Pentium current gen will work fine
  7. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from MrJoosh in What "Really Grinds Your Gears"??? when buying and selling tech?   
    it really grinds my gears when people way overprice old stuff. 
  8. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Ezzy-525 in What "Really Grinds Your Gears"??? when buying and selling tech?   
    it really grinds my gears when people way overprice old stuff. 
  9. Funny
    Ashley xD got a reaction from Ezzy-525 in What "Really Grinds Your Gears"??? when buying and selling tech?   
    a 2008 macbook pro. the guy wanted €400 for it!!!! it had a harddrive and 4gb of ram! 
  10. Agree
    Ashley xD got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in What "Really Grinds Your Gears"??? when buying and selling tech?   
    it really grinds my gears when people way overprice old stuff. 
  11. Funny
    Ashley xD got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in What "Really Grinds Your Gears"??? when buying and selling tech?   
    a 2008 macbook pro. the guy wanted €400 for it!!!! it had a harddrive and 4gb of ram! 
  12. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to MEC-777 in What "Really Grinds Your Gears"??? when buying and selling tech?   
    When people say "what is the lowest you will take?". No. It doesn't work that way. Make me an offer and I will come back with a counter-offer. ugh. 
     
    People who inquire with just an offer number, and usually it's a low-ball offer. I ignore those people and even put "low-ballers will be ignored" right in the ad. >_<
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    Ashley xD reacted to pommedeterror007 in Slow boot time -- Post time extremely slow   
    Have you updated the BIOS? 
     
    I dont know if your motherboard model has the LEDs that are near the CPU, RAM, SATA/Chipset, and the PCIe/GPU to show what is testing during the POST. If it does try looking at the LEDs and seeing where it hangs.
     
    Another thing is some motherboards will show a CODE of 2 Characters on screen while it goes through POST/Boot. They tend to be in the corners. If it does watch the code and refer to the manual.
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    Ashley xD reacted to NLD1st in Unsafe driving while filming ScrapYard Wars   
    Of course I don't know what the rules are where you life. But here in the Netherlands. If you are standing still it's okay. Glancing at it while driving is still illegal tho
  15. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Glenwing in rant about specs for casual use...   
    Prebuilt computers have HDDs, they will feel slow regardless of processor, so people will always feel their current computer is slow or laggy and will want to buy a new one thinking that a newer and better processor will help, when all they need is an SSD.
  16. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to MrMcMuffinJr in rant about specs for casual use...   
    kaby lake gives a better netflix experience. but i dont see the need to have it just for netflix
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    Ashley xD got a reaction from ProjectBox153 in rant about specs for casual use...   
    and that was most of the reason for my rant. why buy a new machine? my old gaming rig is worth about €100 where i live without the ssd. put a €40 ssd into it and there you go.
  18. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Sniperfox47 in rant about specs for casual use...   
    For decent performance?
    Multicore CPU Fast hard drive, or preferably a cheap eMMC/UFS/SATA/nVME SSD GPU with h.264 and preferably VP8 decoding for video if you don't want to kill your CPU. Note doesn't need to be a discrete graphics card, can be integrated as long as it has video decoding. 4GBs of ram for casual use. 8GBs of ram if you wanna be super smooth on sites with huge amounts of infinitely scrolling images like Tumblr. 64GB of ram if you use chrome (JK. Or am I?) Mouse, keyboard, and Display support. Unless you use switches or some other accessibility device. Then those. A power supply capable of supplying the devices with adequate power and fans for adequate cooling.
  19. Like
    Ashley xD got a reaction from ProjectBox153 in rant about specs for casual use...   
    i got a monitor with mine too! nice 1440x900 one that i still use now
  20. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Shiv78 in Windows 10 EXTREMELY Slow. Help!   
    do you have any spare 2.5" HDDs or SSDs you could try? Otherwise try installing windows or linux onto an external drive using another PC and see if the laptop works off the USB... if it does then the HDD is likely bad
  21. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to rn8686 in First build   
    Get R5 instead of i5, also worth looking at the 580 instead. 
  22. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to HKZeroFive in First build   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
     
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.00 @ Umart) 
    Motherboard: MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($138.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($172.00 @ Umart) 
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($204.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card  ($369.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Case: Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($68.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($85.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Other: Windows 10 ($50.00)
    Total: $1385.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 18:32 AEST+1000
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    Ashley xD reacted to Herman Mcpootis in First build   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.00 @ Centre Com) 
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($124.00 @ Scorptec) 
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($159.00 @ Umart) 
    Storage: Samsung - 750 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($189.00 @ Umart) 
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($499.00 @ Centre Com) 
    Case: BitFenix - Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case  ($47.00 @ Umart) 
    Power Supply: Fractal Design - Edison M 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.00 @ Centre Com) 
    Total: $1406.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 18:41 AEST+1000
  24. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Its Not Important in First build   
    Here you go! Guaranteed one of the best config! I even color match everything
     
    PCPartPicker part list: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/L77q2R
    Price breakdown by merchant: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/L77q2R/by_merchant/
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.00 @ Centre Com) 
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($124.00 @ Scorptec) 
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($182.00 @ Umart) 
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($128.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($63.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card  ($369.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Case: NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($105.00 @ PLE Computers) 
    Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($78.72 @ Kogan) 
    Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($50.00) 
    Total: $1398.72
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  25. Agree
    Ashley xD reacted to Prömetheus in First build   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.00 @ Centre Com) 
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($119.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($159.00 @ Umart) 
    Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.00 @ Centre Com) 
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($63.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($499.00 @ Centre Com) 
    Case: Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($81.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($95.00 @ Shopping Express) 
    Total: $1374.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-05 19:22 AEST+1000
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