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About ArduinoBen

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    I'll be building a proper rig soon.
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  1. The newer ones are better in general, but if the new keyboards will ruin the laptop for you go for an older one.
  2. Because people will pay for it, if they were that close everyone would buy the i5 version. They do this because most people will be happy for the i3 version, but if someone needs or wants the extra performance that an i5 brings, they will be willing to pay a lot more than $10 for it.
  3. Oh just realized he didn't say he'd be gaming lol, OP should tell us what he wants if for so we can give him better suggestions. That sounds pretty good though.
  4. Partially based on what other people have been saying here, I'd start it off at around $700, the lower the price down to no lower than $600 if nobody buys it at $700.
  5. The issue with the video playback is that it is probably missing hardware codecs which are usually on the CPU, without these, the CPU will have to decode this videos through software, and pairing this fact with a slow CPU is no good, meaning that the video decoding is going to be slow. I think some lighter Linux OS could help in general though, so look around and see which one looks the best to you, they should all be much more lightweight than Windows.
  6. I remember that video, the Oreo was disgusting, in fact, most of their dumb ideas (milk cooled PC) are really disgusting.
  7. Back when I was using a really shitty ThinkPad which was falling apart, my stupid ass took off the heat sink to look at the CPU without realizing I would need to put on more thermal paste, after a few weeks of thermal shutdowns every so often I realized this but didn't want to spend money on that piece of junk, so I made homemade thermal paste. Throughout my time with that laptop, I made around three different batches of my homemade thermal paste, the final and best mixture was half Vaseline and half toothpaste. This worked good enough, but if your components or device means anything to you, go ahead and buy yourself some thermal paste, I'm currently using Thermal Grizzly Kyronaut, but you can do just fine with some of the cheaper stuff such as Arctic MX5, using a real thermal compound will make a bigger difference than a fancy cooler would, and will be much healthier for your components which costing a fraction of the price.
  8. It would be manageable, but if you saved up another few hundred Euros you could get a discrete graphics card, which would provice at least double the gaming performance for not much higher of a price, if you doubled the budget, I think the performance would also at least triple. If OP wants to maintain this small budget, I'd recommend they go for used parts.
  9. Are you sure your card does not have any other 144Hz output? It would be very strange, especially for such a high end card. Can you list every single output on your card and monitor please? There may be an adapter available to connect them.
  10. This looks a little sketchy, if I was OP I'd go for a good 1080p@120Hz instead of a sketchy 1440p@120Hz which could suffer from ghosting or shitty color.
  11. With that sort of budget, I'd recommend either saving up or buying used, you won't be getting a good experience buying new with that small of a budget.
  12. Doesn't Gsync change the refresh rate to match the frame rate?
  13. EVGA For the win, they make good cards and have amazing support. If your EVGA graphics card breaks late into it's life they even often send you a newer or better card than the one that broke.
  14. Ahh, just realized I can see your location under your icon. Yeah, getting it outside of China is pretty hard and it does usually cost a little more as well.
  15. I was thinking about recommending the 1660Ti as well, it should be good, as Stuttgart said, I'd also recommend going down to a 2600X.