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Simmytu

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  1. I've built a fully working gaming pc for a friend of mine on 31 December. It was one hell of a day :-D

    1. Simmytu

      Simmytu

      This happens when I somehow broke the stock cooler while doing my regular cleaning, I really detest those push pins that Intel uses, they are FRAGILE AS F**K. Rip in pepperoni those screw mounted coolers on LGA 775 coolers, those were robust compared to what Intel uses today :-/

  2. Crash Day together with Red Alert 2 were my first PC games but all of my childhood hours, at least a huge chunk of them, were spent on a PSP with GTA Liberty and Vice City Stories (that I still play time to time).
  3. What type of gaming experience do you expect your brother dealing with? Browser games or more of puzzle type of games or (worst case scenario) first person shooters like Battlefield and CoD. Acer low budget line shares the same so called "you get what you pay for" products, just like HP. And besides browser games and really low requirement games from 2000's/ 2005, I personally don't expect much from gaming because of their Intel HD onboard graphics. (The Intel HD 3000 wil do better at gaming then what this Acer has to offer). But generally I don't recommend laptops with Celerons and Pentiums (AMD's Essential series and A4 APU's included) because they are way too slow for any modern usage except for maybe dedicated email/ school devices.
  4. Hey guys, a little update here; some of you here did already notice that I'm not that active anymore compared to what I'm used to be, why? Because of some private things that have happened in the past month, I decided to spend less time on the forum and focus on other, more important stuff. Thanks for reading :-)

    1. megadarkwood

      megadarkwood

      All good man, good luck.

  5. Well a $200 laptop is definitely not sounding great especially from a company (Tbh almost every laptop that's under $600 has had some terrible compromises to be made) that's famous for it's "you get for what you pay for". What I personally think about is that HP and/ or Microsoft want to compete within the price range of Chromebooks, which is great for students like me and a lot of you guys :-D But I still have some trust issues with the words laptop and cheap. Hopefully HP doesn't "screw" that much up and deliver something that isn't disposable after 1 year of usage, true story happened to our teacher year or two ago Since this topic is going a bit off topic, as usual: Wow, that's one of the weirdest story that I've read today about HP (and laptops in general). My aunt has bought a HP Pavilion laptop with an A8 with dual graphics and such (it was decent spec'd laptop for it's price) and it has been running for about a year and a half now. The only thing I think that HP has screwed some big time here is it's preloaded Windows 8 image. Oh my.. I've never seen such unstable OS in quite a while. Issues like the scaling doesn't work or that one security update made the entire device unusable was actually the worst yet and I had to fix it .
  6. You wouldn't want to know how often I get that answer when I asked my science teacher for a micro usb cable. "I'm sorry (insert a name here) but I'm not quite sure if that Samsung cable is going to fit in your Android phone". Yes, this was her actual reply to my question Later on that day when the bell rang and our science class hour ended I've walked to her and explained to her that most modern smartphones uses micro usb cables and the term Samsung cable shouldn't be used, since they aren't the same thing.
  7. LAN party is taking place with 12 people in total, this is going to be one heck of a night :-D

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    2. Simmytu

      Simmytu

      I've totally forgot about that, I will upload an edited version (blurring faces of some people because of privacy reasons) of the picture this week!

    3. Simmytu

      Simmytu

      Here's a link to the picture that I took at the LAN party

      http://i.imgur.com/MJgeApA.jpg

    4. Jeroen1322

      Jeroen1322

      Looks pretty cool! But you didn't really have a lot of space :P

  8. Yeah I have to agree with that. Each card had it's own unique styling and that helped us remember each generation of cards even better. I'm personally found of the stock design of the current gen GTX 770+ series (The 690 and Titan included). I mean Nvidia did put effort in their cards in terms of cooling and appearance. They have to leave room for their board partners to improve on with their custom designed and engineers coolers and PCBs otherwise why would I buy a MSI Twinfrozr GTX 770 if the stock card reaches the same acoustic levels while maintaining acceptable temperatures. Anyway I went quite off topic there. Woohoo that's why I love competition! Price reductions are always great for customers and now they made their cards even more appealing to some more people around here :lol:
  9. I love getting called out for a "cheater" (It's called skills, anyway) when I killed the same guy over and over again in BF3 Squad TDM, it was marvelous to see him ragequit xD

    1. Emperor_Piehead

      Emperor_Piehead

      lol I always find that hilarious in games

    2. Simmytu

      Simmytu

      Ah those moments make the game feel even better xD

  10. My family always bought Packard Bell desktops and laptops, severally the iMedia, iXtreme and Easynote line of products. My first (and last OEM) purchase was a Samsung Chronos 17 770Z7E notebook.
  11. Nope, I didn't select any extra warranty service on that laptop, just the standard 2 year warranty that came with the laptop. I couldn't extract the HDD because the back cover was factory sealed if I opened it it would void the warranty entirely and I wouldn't have any RMA rights.
  12. I definitely know how this would feel, because I've been in the same type of situation. Here is my story, I was terrified as **** when my previous Samsung Chronos laptop decided to give up its life and die with all of my important school documents and reports that I've been working on for the past 4 months (some 3 40 page fully written documents about fire hazard and fire prevention). Firstly I told to myself it was just a random blue screen and everything should be working normally after I restart my laptop. Everything was normal, just like what I've expected but then another blue screen came along with a very high pitched screech sound coming from the main speakers after just 3 minutes of runtime. I've panicked because of the sound. Then I realized my laptop is dying after 5 months of ownership. What could I do, told I to myself. I couldn't just open it since it would void the warranty and have a 3 kg slab of aluminum stuck forever. I turned it back on and plugged a thumb drive in it and started to save as much as possible and after 4 attempts I had recovered most of the important data in that laptop. (I did lose couple of folders full of family pictures unfortunately ). Later on that same week, I RMA'd the laptop to the shop and they gave me full refund of the product after they fully verified that I didn't cause anything by myself. Since then I've learned my lesson and now I'm always backing up my files at Onedrive cloud storage, school server and at home to prevent myself stuck again with this nasty situation.
  13. My "best" friend hates Corsair, AMD, MSI and Samsung... He's having quite a lot of bad luck with his components. (he RMA'd 3x a Corsair PSU accordingly to what he told me).

    1. Jack.EXE

      Jack.EXE

      man, that's just brutal luck there.

  14. I find that Dell and HP workstation grade systems do have quite some quality behind them (They got quite some severe abuse at schools and still function quite well). I would buy a Dell Precision M2800 if I had the money to buy
  15. Simmytu

    290X Or 780

    What are you planning to do with the card. For pure gaming the R9 290X will serve you quite well.
  16. That's pity to see, I looked forward for this event
  17. Good news! My uncle has returned from the hospital, he had kidney inflammation and had to go to the hospital for about a week. Luckily his infection tamed down so the doctor can do a echo check.

  18. Our school has upgraded their Microsoft Office from 2007 to 2013. Well they invested in something we didn't complain about :-/

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    2. Simmytu

      Simmytu

      Oh dear, what could happen if I try to save something?

    3. Hazy125

      Hazy125

      You will spend 6 years trying to find out how to save it to your computer rather than to Microsoft servers

    4. Simmytu

      Simmytu

      Allright, thanks for pointing that out! ;-)

  19. Never done that on personal systems, unless it's an OEM PC bloated with crapware or Windows hated it self and decided to give up (Happened quite often at my aunts PC)
  20. Fuck Dutch weather, it was sunny when we arrived at school and it started raining like never before 3 minutes after we left. Everyone was soaking wet >:-(

    1. Emperor_Piehead

      Emperor_Piehead

      For texas we've been having a pretty wet summer

  21. No problem mate, I was being sarcastic but having sarcasm hidden in text and using emoticons doesn't cut it, unfortunately. :unsure:
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