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About DrkLrdChckls

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  • Birthday 1992-05-30

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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Bowling Green, KY
  • Occupation
    Automotive Sales


  • CPU
    Intel i3-8100
  • Motherboard
    AsRock H310m STX
  • RAM
    8 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2400
  • GPU
    Intel UHD 630
  • Case
    AsRock DeskMini 310
  • Storage
    500 GB Samsung 860 Evo
  • Display(s)
    HP 22cw 21.5" 1080p 60Hz IPS
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K55 RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Harpoon RGB
  • Sound
    Corsair HS50
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  1. DrkLrdChckls

    Help choosing right power supply wattage

    OuterVision has a PSU Wattage calculator, and with just the CPU and GPU, it recommends 516 watts. I would pick a higher wattage PSU. Probably something in the 850w range or higher.
  2. DrkLrdChckls

    How Many Computers Do You Have?

    In use: AsRock DeskMini 310 (i3-8100, 8 GB, 500 GB SSD) Lenovo IdeaPad 330s (i5-8250u, 8 GB, 16 GB Optane, 1 TB HDD, 15.6") Backup: Lenovo IdeaPad 330 (Celeron N4100, 4 GB, 250 GB SSD, 15.6") Currently trying to get rid off: Desktop (2200G, 8 GB, 2 TB HDD, GTX 970) Dell OptiPlex 790 (i5-2500, 8 GB, 250 GB SSD, GT 1030) HP 21" All-in-One (Celeron of some kind, 4 GB, 500 GB HDD) Broken: Alienware M11x R3 (i7 2nd Gen, 16 GB, 256 SSD, GT 540m) [powers on intermittently] Alienware X51 [bought as barebones] I currently have eight, which is pretty low for me. I just moved in with my SO, so I have been working on pairing down on my excess computers. I just built the DeskMini last night, and it is great to have that power in such a small form factor. I use my laptop for work, so I keep the Celeron laptop as a backup. My M11x failed on me at work, and I can't have that happen again.
  3. DrkLrdChckls

    Little stickers on a laptop/PC, do you keep them?

    I tend to keep the hardware related badges on my PCs, and I have even ordered replacement badges for ones that have started to peel. I do remove any extra stickers, especially from laptops, that make general statements about battery life or portability. I don't see why laptops even come with stickers like that.
  4. Laptop: Alienware M11x R3

    Core i7-2617m 1.50 GHz | 2 x 8 GB Patriot DDR3-1333 MHz | 256 GB ADATA SU800 | Intel HD 3000 | NVIDIA GeForce GT 540m 1 GB | 11.6" 1366 x 768



    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.85 GHz | 2 x 4 GB Team DDR4-3000 MHz | ASUS GTX 970 Turbo 4 GB | 2 TB Seagate Barracuda

  5. DrkLrdChckls

    Is this a good deal ?

    I recently bought the 17" (GL72m) version of this with the same CPU and GPU. I play GTA Online around 60 FPS on medium. I have been quite pleased with it so far. My only qualm with it is the case is not very stiff, with lots of chassis flex.
  6. DrkLrdChckls

    Budget gaming laptop

    Just yesterday, Best Buy had a flash sale for an Acer Helios 300 with a 1050 Ti. It was on sale for $599, and I would be surprised if it didn't go on sale again.
  7. DrkLrdChckls

    Mobo replacement

    You may be better off buying a new laptop instead. The GTX 1050 ti is roughly on par with your current 970m, and a GTX 1060 would be even better than a 980m upgrade. The cost gap is quite small compared to the replacement motherboard.