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About AdvocateOfNyx

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    League of Legends, TFT, osu!, Linus Memes
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-6500 6mb Skylake Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A PC MATE LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • RAM
    Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2133 MT/s 288-Pin
  • GPU
    PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • Case
    RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • Storage
    Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow UV400 SATA 3 2.5" Solid State Drive ||||| WD Blue 3TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch
  • PSU
    Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750PCBUS 750W ATX 12V v2.4 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Air Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Velocifire VM01 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Brown Switches LED Illuminated Backlit Anti-ghosting Keys (Black)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602 Gaming Wireless Mouse
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
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  1. Yes, Samsung's own app that provides the unlocking feature to remove the pattern/PIN/password from a Samsung phone. Edit: I suppose it isn't really an app but a service
  2. Hey all, just wondering why my Galaxy S7 isn't being unlocked by Find My Mobile. I have logged in, found the device, and clicked the unlock button. It asks me for my password again, which I type in. It then brings up a spinning circle that spins forever (I've let it sit for hours). The S7 is turned on and has a WiFi connection. I've tried using the Find My Mobile page on two different laptops, both of them do the same thing. This has worked for me in the past (a few months ago). Any idea why it wouldn't work?
  3. Galaxy S10. Haven't found a phone worth upgrading to.
  4. Alrighty, thanks everyone. When the time comes, I'll try to grab a 5700 or maybe a 5700XT if I can find a good deal.
  5. Hey all! After this whole pandemic situation is over I'm planning on upgrading some parts of my PC. Of course, I'm not sure exactly what the situation will be with components and pricing so I'm not looking at specific things yet. Right now, I'm basically thinking of either starting with a CPU + motherboard combo or a GPU. If I went CPU + motherboard, it'd probably be something in the range of a Ryzen 5 3600 and an ASRock B450 Pro4. If I went GPU it would probably be a 2060 or RX 5700 After both of these, I'd also like to upgrade storage but that's about it. Here is my current build: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory Crucial 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Western Digital Blue 3 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $91.99 @ Best Buy Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3 GB TurboDuo Video Card Case Raidmax Smilodon ATX-612WB ATX Mid Tower Case w/500 W Power Supply Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC55BT PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $91.99 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-06 02:01 EDT-0400
  6. Trust me, they weren't my first choice. They were the only retailer I could find who was selling it at MSRP. That being said, everything that was included in the bundle is something I would have bought anyways, although I probably would have waited for a sale for the pro controller.
  7. Hey all. I got Black Ops 4 a while ago but was never able to really enjoy it as it ran horribly. I turned down all graphics to the point where I couldn't even see player models anymore and was still getting below 30 fps. With all this newfound time on my hands, I figured it would be pretty fun to give it a go again and see if new graphics drivers fixed it or something. Sadly, they did not. However, I noticed that when I turned the in game resolution down from 1080p (my monitor's native resolution) to 1050p, (1650x1050) the game was super smooth. I was even able to crank up the graphics and everything was great. However, everything looks muddy, like there is a filter over it (because of scaling I suppose) and I would like to play at 1080p. Is there any reason why it would run so terribly at 1080p but run perfectly at 1050p? PC Specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/v8TyLD
  8. I actually managed to find a bundle at Gamestop for a relatively decent price. $480 for the console, pro controller, animal crossing physical game, and a $20 e-Shop gift card. It's basically just MSRP for everything, but that's the only place I found selling both the Switch and AC:NH at MSRP. The catch is that it doesn't ship until the end of the month. I figured I could wait until then if it would save me a couple hundred bucks.
  9. Most switches I can find online or store stock are sold out. Certain places such as Facebook Marketplace, Ebay, and Amazon have third party sellers with prices of over $450 for a normal switch. Are there any places left with switches at or around normal price that I can pick up to play while I'm stuck at home?
  10. I pulled out my old laptop the other day to use as a video chatting and note taking machine during this "work/school from home" time. I had forgotten, but in the past a water bottle full of hot chocolate had exploded all over my laptop. Keeping hot liquids in sealed containers turns out to not be a good idea. I had managed to mostly clean it off the keyboard and track pad, but the screen is still covered in hot chocolate stain. I've tried a damp microfiber cloth and some lens cleaning wipes I use for my phone and camera. Any idea of how I could clean the screen safely without harming it? It already seems to have a couple back light splotches that are brighter than the rest of the screen and I don't want to cause any more. (I don't know if those are related to the hot chocolate incident, it's an old laptop).
  11. When I saw the original reveal of the Galaxy Book Flex and Ion, I almost lost my mind because of how cool they looked. They are likely way to expensive for me to afford, but I'd really like to know more information about them in the event that I can find enough money to get the base model or something. I really haven't heard much about them since the official reveal other than some promotional videos released by Samsung the other day. Does anyone know any information about them such as release date, price, or anything of the like? Or does anyone own/has owned a Windows Samsung notebook that can share information about the general Samsung laptop experience? Long time Samsung mobile user, very curious about these new products. Thanks for any info!
  12. I am by no means a laptop pro, but I have owned a convertible tablet/laptop like the surface. I use mine with the pen for note taking. If I wasn't interested in a tablet/pen function, I would have absolutely gone with a more gaming focused, high performance laptop. That's what I would have said, until you said you weren't planning on doing much gaming on the laptop. As someone else in this thread has pointed out, mobile GPUs have a lot of cons that outweigh the pros significantly (in my opinion) unless you plan on doing some GPU intensive tasks such as gaming. If you can live without both the convertible function and a GPU for gaming, you may be better going with (or finding something similar to) your Envy idea. If you don't need an ultra thin and light, you may even want to get something a little thicker. Again, it really depends on your needs and use case. There is a laptop for pretty much everything and everyone. If you can come up with a list of features and design elements that are important to you, it should be pretty easy to find something that you like. tl;dr if you aren't gaming, GPUs have lots of downsides. Convertible tablet/laptops also have downsides, so it depends how important that feature is to you. List things you think are important and find one that checks the most boxes.
  13. Here is one I found for the Spectre. The problem is I'm not exactly sure what everything means. Seems to me that the biggest problems it lists are pixel response time and motion blur, which, well, sorta sucks... But I can't seem to find anything similar for the Viotek. Just some Reddit threads talking about it. Still, might consider it as a 144hz option. I don't seem to be getting over 144 fps in many games lmao, but maybe next year when I'm planning on upgrading my rig it'll come in handy.
  14. Okay, so I understand there are different ways to calculate response time, however the one you linked said 4ms and the one I originally had said 1ms. Isn't the 1ms better? I don't really see the advantage, but I may be missing something big. Edit: I am just blind, it's 144hz. Okay, so it comes down to 144hz vs 1ms response time?