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Jrasero

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  • CPU
    i7 8700K
  • RAM
    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3000
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 0 Ti SC2 HYBRID
  • Case
    Corsair Bulldog 2.0
  • Display(s)
    Pixio PX347c Prime
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    Bose Companion 2 Series II
  1. nah just cancelled it, was tired of the run around. SFFLab really never responded to any on my inquiries besides when I requested to cancel my order and literally I got a response 2 minutes later saying it was cancelled and refunded, it seemed like they just wanted me out of their hair. The most response I got was from NCase through Reddit who rightfully so kept informing me he was only the designer, but then infuriatingly kept suggesting I might have mis-read or made up the date I saw on the web, even though he admitted the dates are manually updated and that it was plausible. In the end I kept saying how disappointed I was but it ended for me when NCase told me this situation happens to many companies but they just they simply cancel the order. This is simply false and a bunch of BS. Yeah maybe if they were still some go fund me campaign but this is supposed to be a true retail store. Got fed up and just got a Phanteks Evolv Shift case which is a very different case but on the other hand costs half as much, has tempered glass/aluminium panels, while bigger is volume its footprint is smaller, and I got it in two days off.
  2. Ordering XPS 15 9570

    well music production and light photo editing don't need a GTX 1050 Ti. I'd think getting 16GB if you can would be worth it since it's soldered on but the 4K screen even thought I have it on my 9370 is not worth it unless you are 100% sure you will use the touch screen and need the better color accuracy. But "light" photo editing IMO doesn't mean get the 4K Screen
  3. iPad or Laptop

    A course you could get away with a iPad, but technically you could write papers on your phone as well. If you like that 10" screen the new Surface Go for the $550 version seems like your best bet w/ the $130 keyboard cover. Regardless if you love Windows or not, the Surface Go is a full on computer, its stand allow it to be used more like a traditional laptop, weighs less than an iPad, USB C port, and has a memory card reader. Ideally I would say just get a cheap Thinkpad, something that is durable, beer proof, and has a great keyboard for papers, but yeah depends on your budget
  4. Are Best Buy laptops overpriced?

    overpriced maybe, but they have a pretty liberal price matching policy. Also like Techicolors said they do offer 0% financing, just be aware that the min payment will not pay off the item within the designated 6, 12, 18 month span and if you don't payoff the item in time they retroactively charge you interest on the whole purchase. My issue with their laptops is their configurations they carry seem to be limited
  5. hard to say since I know parts can vary so much in price in Europe compared to the US, but if it was $1700 USD and you where in America I would say without a doubt build it. For $1700 you can build a computer plus have enough money for a half decent monitor in some cases
  6. What Laptops do you guys use?

    I had a 2017 MBP 13" Non TB as well but with an i7, 16GB, and 128GB SSD and let me tell you the extra RAM and processor weren't worth it performance wise since really the Non TB MBP really is the true MBA successor. But before I destroyed mine with a can of soda falling on to it I did notice paint chipping from the ports and my keyboard keys were always getting stuck.
  7. What Laptops do you guys use?

    Dell XPS 9370, got it at Costco w/ the 4K. If had bought it through Dell I would have gone with the FHD with the much better batter life. Overall a great small computer.
  8. Ordering XPS 15 9570

    All of the XPS computers are good in your scenario but yeah a bunch of them have issues that can be resolved by returning or exchanging the computer. Obviously you living in Estonia really puts a damper on that, so IMO I would say avoid since if you didn't get a perfect one it would be a pain to get ti fixed or exchanged My 9570 and 9370 were all perfect out of the box but I have heard countless other people who had tons of problems with theirs
  9. a lot of times I have them in SFF system with smaller power supplies. I guess that seems like a waste of potential but like you or someone else might have mentioned it does afford me higher base clock speeds going K
  10. I never overclock my chips but I am always upgrading and usually the difference between a K and non is minimal. When I bought my 8700K the 8700 was only $20 less. But when selling chips people greatly prefer K models. I sold my 6700K for $250 and the 8700K was $320, granted Intel bones you and requires you to get a new board and that was $150...
  11. Pre-Built Upgradeability

    Yes. It's more common in SFF PCs but they sometimes have custom motherboards which make upgrading the board thus the chip set nearly impossible. On the other hand a company like Dell use proprietary MB layouts making their computers harder to upgrade Someone like Cyberpower PC like you said just takes off the shelf parts and builds the computer and slaps on a limited warranty for you. On the other hand if you are looking to grow into a PC and don't mind building I would get a great case and build from there since parts are always changing and going on sale.
  12. SFF Lab ordering experience?

    So not getting a response back from Dave at SFFLabs for days I contacted NCaseDesign on Reddit. Someone surprisingly got back to me asap and at first they said Dave at SFFLabs would need to resolve this, but then sent me another message saying: "I spoke with Dan regarding your issue, he says the website clearly stated that only some variants would ship by 7-11, and that some were on pre-order. I also asked whether it would make more sense to show the shipping date the specific selection, and he says that it's a limitation with Shopify (the software the site runs on) that prevents it. He is aware of the problem, however, and he and his webmaster are looking at various solutions to try to better communicate when shipping will happen for specific model variants. In any event, it should be clear that there was no intention to mislead customers." So the problem I have with this is their website clearly had my item shipping by 7-11 so that's BS, it's not my fault Shopify doesn't update stock or dates, I personally had to reach out to SFFLabs to get a true date, customer service at SFFLabs is terrible, they charge you fully upfront, my item is almost a month delayed, in order to get some kind of answer I had to resort to Reddit. I know some people are going to say, well it's a small boutique company that does small batches, okay sure but at least have the correct info on the web and if a product is delayed reach out to the customer. I have sent 4 emails to them teetering back and forth whether I want to cancel and the only reason I don't want to is because there product seems that good. Just piss poor experience so far for what seems like a world class product. I am sure if I went into a Mercedes dealer and ordered a car with a $500 deposit and it got delayed at least I would be notified beforehand and I would have gotten a free cup of coffee, not some well it's not are fault just the website we use excuse.
  13. So not getting a response back from Dave at SFFLabs for days I contacted NCaseDesign on Reddit. Someone surprisingly got back to me asap and at first they said Dave at SFFLabs would need to resolve this, but then sent me another message saying: "I spoke with Dan regarding your issue, he says the website clearly stated that only some variants would ship by 7-11, and that some were on pre-order. I also asked whether it would make more sense to show the shipping date the specific selection, and he says that it's a limitation with Shopify (the software the site runs on) that prevents it. He is aware of the problem, however, and he and his webmaster are looking at various solutions to try to better communicate when shipping will happen for specific model variants. In any event, it should be clear that there was no intention to mislead customers." So the problem I have with this is their website clearly had my item shipping by 7-11 so that's BS, it's not my fault Shopify doesn't update stock or dates, I personally had to reach out to SFFLabs to get a true date, customer service at SFFLabs is terrible, they charge you fully upfront, my item is almost a month delayed, in order to get some kind of answer I had to resort to Reddit. I know some people are going to say, well it's a small boutique company that does small batches, okay sure but at least have the correct info on the web and if a product is delayed reach out to the customer. I have sent 4 emails to them teetering back and forth whether I want to cancel and the only reason I don't want to is because there product seems that good. Just piss poor experience so far for what seems like a world class product. I am sure if I went into a Mercedes dealer and ordered a car with a $500 deposit and it got delayed at least I would be notified beforehand and I would have gotten a free cup of coffee, not some well it's not are fault just the website we use excuse.
  14. If anyone was interested in the Raijintek Ophion and Evo and wanted to know when it would be release, I have learned that they plan to release it in August with sales in September
  15. I guess I kind of knew this was a boutique vendor and shipping does take a while, but man is it frustrating. At this point I wish I bit the bullet and paid for the fastest shipping so whenever it ships I would get it asap. The lack of communication/misinformation and the fact that they don't have a phone number and only do emails twice a week is infuriating. I have been researching like mad trying to find an alternative to this case so I can just email them and have them try and cancel my order, but oddly there is nothing this small 12.6L that can handle dual 120MM AIO, and not to mention has this level of build quality. The only alternative really is the Rajintek Ophion Evo but that isn't even released, is 16L, and just doesn't look as premium.
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