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About zombienerd

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    White Mountains, NH, USA


  • CPU
    Ryzen 1600
  • Motherboard
    AsRock X370 Killer SLI/ac
  • RAM
    16GB Team Vulcan
  • GPU
    Dual GTX 960
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide AIR 540
  • Storage
    Samsung 850evo
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus Gold
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Masterliquid 240
  • Keyboard
    MX Blue

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  1. MSI is hit or miss with build quality, depending on the lineup. I wouldn't really expect all aluminum chassis, there may be some flex, do your diligence and look up some reviews of that line on Youtube. Personally, specs for the price have always mattered more to me vs build quality. For example, I ended up replacing the bezel and keyboard on my last laptop (an Asus mid-range productivity/gaming machine) twice over its lifespan (3-4 years) due to hard wear and tear. That cost me about $60 total for both. Gaming at 1080p on a 17" screen isn't bad, imo.
  2. There are 15" models that are slightly lighter, but where Apple packs "high end" components in a small package (with insufficient thermal ability), MSI and other PC gaming laptops usually pack adequate cooling, which adds significant weight. 15" of that same lineup is more expensive, but is slightly less heavy. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154900 You can get it "open box" and save some more. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154900R
  3. Your biggest concern would be the GPU. I'd say that a 1070 in a laptop should hold its own for another 4-5 years, but everyone else might not agree with that opinion. Something like this machine would be my pick. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154945
  4. Keep your current macbook for OSX stuff. Buy a decent mid-range gaming laptop for $1200 or so. Save money. Have a better windows gaming experience on the go.
  5. zombienerd

    High pagefile usage!

    That doesn't mean it's "using" it, just that it's allocated. Manually set it to a Hard Drive (Not solid state), probably 4GB to be safe, and forget the rest.
  6. zombienerd

    Question about a couple CPU's

    It appears SL9UM has a higher TDP of 105 vs SLACR's 95.
  7. zombienerd

    Question about a couple CPU's

    http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SLACR.html Vs http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SL9UM.html
  8. zombienerd

    Question about a couple CPU's

    That's the Sample Spec. https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/s-spec
  9. zombienerd

    Static sound during audio

    What type of speakers / headphones are you using? Have you tried multiple types? Are you using the ports on the motherboard, or a front panel?
  10. zombienerd

    Best place to buy used servers

    I suppose what you mean by cheaper, and what generation you're looking for. You can pick up rackmount Dell Poweredge servers on ebay for less than $100 shipped on the regular. I have a Poweredge 1950 that I got for $50 shipped with dual xeon e5420's and 32gb RAM, no HDDs.
  11. zombienerd

    Google Chrome?....U good?

    Yep. Looks good. Inside Chrome, right click in an empty area in the tab area. Click Task Manager. Look at the glory.
  12. zombienerd

    CPU Temps

    That's pretty good actually. Ryzen can handle 85-90c constantly.
  13. zombienerd

    What's the best computer and technology forums>?

    Your text is unclear. Unconcise. It is like trying to re-straighten a plate of spaghetti. I understand English may not be your first language. But is is the language of the majority of users here. Perhaps you should find a tech forum in your native tongue.
  14. zombienerd

    GPU Thermal Paste

    A 10 degree drop is not unheard of when replacing thermal paste, but isn't usually seen on a brand new card, unless it sat on a shelf for 2-3 years (unlikely, but may be possible). I'm going to guess there was some mis-alignment out of the box before you re-did the paste.
  15. Caveat Emptor - you're SOL.