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About Markmjb

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  1. Markmjb

    MacBook Air 2018 – A PC Guy's Perspective

    Come on LTT, what is this for a half arsed review? -You can show apps side to side with a button press, and if that's not good enough for you, Mac users usually use the multiple virtual desktops thing windows also has. How do I k-now this? Googling for 2 mins. There is no excuse for you not to do that. - I'm not sure if you even tested workloads on this laptop. Saying anything about multitasking, the dual core or the battery life is almost meaningless if you can't compare it to something. - Show us more testing of for instance the sound, or overall startup time of apps compared to similar workloads on windows. - Don't overdo the B roll footage. Those are 2 beautiful women, and they are sure nice to look at, but in the end, we are here to judge the Macbook air. Unless they come with the package, then sign me up.
  2. I'm using discord at the moment, but that's more convenience then something else. No longer a really active user, we just use it with a few friends for fun. I have spent like 10 years on IRC + Teamspeak 2/3 and it's only because that community no longer exist that I use discord now: It makes no sense to use 2 different programs to just share a few things with friends and talk to them. If you can setup a default minecraft server, you can setup a teamspeak server: it's really not that hard. I wish you checked the delay on the voice servers: I wonder how much they differ from each other.
  3. Why? It has a gold plated pci lane (who cares) and an intel instead of a realtek wireless controller, and a usb type c port, which we barely use nowadays, and in a few years i'd rather just buy a PCI card for that. . I don't see the added €20 value in that if it has less pci expendability and a few less ports , although that last one I dont really care about.
  4. Markmjb

    getting back into pc gaming, gaming rig help

    Sorry for mistaking someone's his parts for yours Try and configure this one with a 7700k and a gtx 1080ti. https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/configurator/overclocked-custom-gaming-pc-uk-3xs-custom-1151 Make sure to choose a "Z" series motherboard or you can't overclock it. the 850 power supply seems to be the only option for when you would decide in the future to have gtx 1080 ti in sli (two cards), since you will get a 655W from a quick calculation I did over on seasonic power supply calculator. That way, if you have £ 3400.- to spare, you could even go for 1080ti in sli. (or save yourself the £700 and keep one 1080ti for now). That is how much money you save for not going with a 7820X.
  5. Markmjb

    getting back into pc gaming, gaming rig help

    First off, we have a different subforum for this kind of stuff: https://linustechtips.com/main/forum/18-new-builds-and-planning/ Secondly, you either have an expensive taste or a lot of money ((For my comments I use the price in euros) Could you tell us what you plan to do with it? Only gaming on 4k? Or also video editing, or running virtual machines? - That motherboard is a bit overkill. X299 motherboards start at around €215 here and yours is €350. Look at the features and decide what you want. - Do you need that X299 processor ? For Gaming a 7700k is around €300 cheaper and offers the same gaming experience. If you are only gaming, why would you need more cores and threads, while the majority of games depends on a single core? Look at their own website :https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/info/intel-processors-for-dream-pcs and notice there is no gaming difference between a Core I7 and a Core X. - I see that build in your signature. Do you have any parts that you can transfer from that? Taking the ssd and Hard drive with you saves you another €200, not to mention the gtx 1080ti - Why do you have a sound card in that build? Sound cards don't offer all that much nowadays, because the integrated sound on the motherboard is decent, especially with your ROG one. I'd suggest first trying to game without it.
  6. with a 1070 €1580.- with a 1080 €1640.- That is both with the gigabyte windforce edition, because that seems to be around the cheapest of the better brands.
  7. Hi LTT, So I just sold my Desktop pc a few weeks ago, and its time to get a new one 1. Budget & Location Budget is €1600, it's not a firm budget, so if you can give a good reason to spend €100 more, I might do that. Location is the Netherlands. If your not from here, I hope you can still impart your wisdom on me 2. Aim Light Gaming on 1440p. League of Legends/Rocket League/ Modded MC are all things I have played in the past. I do want to play some new RPG's on this if possible. From a work perspective, I'd love for the system to run a database and /or Linux VM in the background. Nothing groundbreaking, I am an IT student so multitasking is a must for this pc . 3. Monitors I have my eyes on the BenQ PD2700Q. It's 1440p, IPS, no backlight bleed and affordable, while also having some great colors. If you have recommendations I had a seperate topic for that, but might as well include them here 4. Peripherals Don't need an OS, I can either get that for €20 or free. I got my trusty mouse and keyboard that still work great at this point. 5. Why are you upgrading? I sold my 6 year old pc including the monitor while it was still working and people still wanted it. I'd love to experience 1440p and multitasking more seemlessly. A 4k monitor seems dumb because you would have to upscale windows then anyway. 6. Pcpartpicker list Now I made this list on a dutch website, but for reference I tried to make the same list on pcpartpicker. Two notes: The ryzen cpu comes packaged with a wraith cooler, although that doesnt show here. I'm not sure if I want to spend €440 on a 1070 or €530 on a 1080. Thats my biggest question. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($197.43 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($93.88 @ OutletPC) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($144.89 @ OutletPC) Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($119.60 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($424.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Fractal Design - Define C ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.89 @ Newegg) Monitor: BenQ - PD2700Q 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($329.00 @ Amazon) Total: $1452.67 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  8. Markmjb

    Recommendations for 1440P

    The monitor I was referring to was Dell Ultrasharp U2515H. Thanks for sharing your screen here. It is like €650 when i want to spend around €350 for a monitor, and I'm not entirely sold on the TN bandwagon. The monitor I am probably going to buy is the BenQ PD2700Q , priced at €380 here. 1440p , IPS, excellent colors and no noticeable backlight bleed.
  9. Markmjb

    Recommendations for 1440P

    Hi LTT, so I just sold my old pc and 23 inch monitor (YAY) , so now exploring new stuff. Background I'm an IT student, so I'm multitasking a hell of a lot, I've got a lot of stuff to fill my desktop with. My new video card will probably be the gtx 1070. maybe the 1080. I do game a lot, but those games are mainly Runescape, League of Legends, Rocket League and Cities: Skylines , so not the most demanding ones. 27 inch seems to be a good spot, not sure if I would need something bigger. I have considered the ASUS ROG PG279Q, but thats an monitor of €800, which would make the cost of this new build a bit more then I would like. Question Do you guys have any suggestions for good 1440P screens ? Everybody on my dutch review site seem to love some DELL-monitor, 27DHDHDH or something, but every review about it says the IPS backbleed is bad on that screen. Seems dumb to invest in a screen which has a compromise on screen quality right at the start. Or should I go 4k? What size screen are we talking about then. If I have to scale windows to 125/150% then from a productivity standpoint a 4k monitor sounds counterproductive.
  10. Markmjb

    What should I review next?

    I'd love to see a monitor buyers guide from you guys. A lot of websites give tips of what to watch out for, but not many have actual recommendations. There might be too much to cover on this subject, so a good approach might be: You want to play games with a good monitor. If your graphics card performance is within the range of a GTX 1060 choose a 1080 monitor, like these ones (show a few sizes) (And the same for 1440 and 4k.)
  11. Apart from the thing everyone stated, that we wonder about pairing it with an SSD, I wonder what the target group of this technology is. This product is not for a-technical people who want the newest hardware, the "complete" systems a-technical people buy are usually 1 or more years behind the newest technology. This product is not for a-technical people who have old hardware, because you need newer hardware to enjoy this. And this product is not for us enthusiasts, because we'd rather buy a bigger ssd. SSD's are easily sell-able, even to people who know nothing about technology, because you leave the old computer intact and just put a faster hard drive in it. And because you "upgrade" , you still have the old hard drive at that point to use as a data drive. So I like them pushing new technology, but who is going to buy this ?
  12. Markmjb

    Alienware 13 OLED Review

    Slight audio transition fail @ 6:29. Yes i noticed Kudo's for the separate mouse buttons, can't state enough how I approve of that. Also can I have a second of silence for yet another new laptop with a shitty webcam. Maybe I should save a template for my forum response on this sort of laptop reviews "I really liked X.... too bad that they don't include a decent webcam and/or mic" as progress on that front seems non-existent for the last years. 13-inch laptops aren't for me because I like my separate numpad, but other then that this laptop seems pretty nice Also, solid review Linus, keep it up!
  13. Markmjb

    Acer Swift 7 Review

    With usb-C barely hitting the market nowadays, try to find a mouse to plug in with type C , what the fuck is that IO ? The thing is, these products for me are about ease of use and portability. Dongles are the opposite of that. If I need to use a fucking dongle to do shit, YOU_HAVE_LOST_ME as a customer. The most common display to use while on the go will probably still be HDMI, so where is that port? The only good thing about these laptops is that it forces the manufacturer to use SSD storage. But other then that, you get a bad keyboard because there is no room, you get bad IO because there is no room, you get average battery capacity because there is no room. And can I also get a silent rant going about the webcam. Years of development in laptops, we can build them this thin, but you can't make a decent webcam?? I remember my 9-year old laptop that I had to say goodbye to last year. it had a 720P webcam. With all the camera technology we can put in smartphones, why is it so hard to invest in something like that...
  14. Markmjb

    HP Spectre Review

    Well it is in the category of what we used to call a "netbook": intended for office use. If 8 gigs doesn't cut it for you then the 256/512gb is probably also not cutting it. If you do video/photo editing or some IT work then you are not in the demographic of this laptop. I have an envy laptop Linus, so I understand your pain with the smart pad or whatever that mousepad is called. I wish laptop manufacturers would bring back the seperate left/right click buttons on laptops, I do miss that feature. Speaking about missing things, you should some include some battery testing at least, because then if people within the laptops demographic watch this video, they could make a decision solely on your video, which is something I hope you also want. Also the B-roll shots at 1:03-1:19 is bad. You focus on 1 inch of the laptops back and than scroll from side to side or something, but you don't have a full shot of the laptops back. Not all that important, just kind of annoyed me to keep watching a tiny bit of the laptop into focus for so long. Overall still a great review thanks LTT I'm also not in the demographic but it's always fun to see what new stuff is available.
  15. Markmjb

    Sennheiser IE800

    I've used Sennheiser in-ears with a price tag of €60-80 for years now, nowhere near the price tag of these, but what is the point of the removable cable? Sounds like (HA get it, "sounds like" ) adding an unnecessary weak point to the whole structure. And yes this is coming from someone that is sleeping with in ears sometimes. I do wonder what that microphone addon sounds like. At the price-point I'm at, the microphone is added as an afterthought and is usually shitty. Kind of remembers me of gaming headsets, a product group that suffers from the same problem.