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About AaronThomas

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  • Location
    United States
  • Interests
    Cars, Martial Arts, Computers
  • Occupation
    Senior Software Engineering Contractor


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Taichi X299
  • RAM
    4x16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GeForce Gaming OC RTX 2080
  • Case
    Some old black plain POS
  • Storage
    1tb Samsung 970 EVO, 1tb Intel 660p, 1tb Mushkin Triactor, 1tb WD Blue m.2
  • PSU
    Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850w
  • Cooling
    beQuiet! Dark Rock 4

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  1. I'd make these changes. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($174.99 @ B&H) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.89 @ B&H) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card ($483.98 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($144.99 @ Amazon) Total: $1291.80 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-26 19:26 EST-0500 The 3600 with the stock cooler will give as good if not better gaming performance as the 2700x, the b450 board saves some money and doesn't lose any performance. This gives a little budget for 3600mhz ram, and upgrading to the 2070 super. Should get much better FPS with the beefier GPU. And then you can always upgrade the cooler and chip later if you want.
  2. I personally use cherry mx browns and absolutely love them, but I've never tried kailh browns so I can't compare.
  3. I'm no expert on Unraid, but personally I'd take more cores if you plan to run this many virtualized environments. Gives you more cores to alot to each environment.
  4. I develop on my laptop from time to time, and I personally would stay away from any "U" series CPU in a mobile development workstation. My laptop has an i7-9750H and I'm pretty happy with it's performance when I need to work on it. Of the options you've listed I'd say the ASUS G731 looks the best from a cost vs performance perspective. But a little lite on storage compared to either Lenovo.
  5. It looks like your Acer has one usb 3.0 type A, so something like this would probably work:https://www.amazon.com/ABLEWE-Graphics-Converter-Projector-Compatible/dp/B07TT6WZ7V/ref=sr_1_4?gclid=CjwKCAiAhc7yBRAdEiwAplGxX747zjZoSL2PvVzz8ghbk3osx6sYVfzIGYe8_qhB13WcdB3k3GsuEBoCDEUQAvD_BwE&hvadid=233528341414&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1013589&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12129091218666438503&hvtargid=aud-840076997981%3Akwd-8543442203&hydadcr=18889_10145740&keywords=usb+to+hdmi+adapter&qid=1582571407&sr=8-4 But only because your second monitor is only 1080p.
  6. @minibois You may be right about this. I double checked the manufacturer page of my laptop and the exact wording they used was: "1 x Type-C™ USB 3.1 Gen 1 with support for external display", but the emblem on the side of the laptop does not have the DisplayPort logo. So that adapter may not work with plane usb type c 3.1g1. I checked systems in my house and the only type C port that doesn't have the DisplayPort is that laptop in question. Edit: Also taging OP for clarity @Sleiph
  7. That first link I am not positive about, but the link below I actually own and use on a laptop with usb type C 3.1 gen 1 that I am sure does NOT support the display port alt mode, but the HDMI adapter on the unit will drive a 4k monitor, at 30hz of course. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K7C53K2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  8. With USB 3.1 gen 1 speeds are 5Gbit/s which seems to cap adapters at 4k/30hz or 2k/60hz ... at least I've never seen an adapter that supported 4k/60hz on 5Gbit/s. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Adapter-microSD-MacBook-Pixelbook/dp/B07H4VQ4BZ/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&aaxitk=Dd-wIgp7KCv6IH7s5fwS1g&hsa_cr_id=2572027100801&ref_=sb_s_sparkle
  9. And for that matter... even swapping out the 2.5" HDD with a 2.5" SATA SSD will give a good performance boost, but will semi-invalidate the Optane.
  10. Be very careful. With manufacturers like Lenovo that used Optane accelerated HDDs in laptops, sometimes the laptop BIOS does not allow other drive types, or "un-certified" drive to be used in those slots, and the laptop could be stuck not able to boot. Check the Lenovo's device compatibility info before buying anything! EDIT: Looks like you can put your model number in on this Lenovo support page and get a list of SSDs and HDDs that are compatible: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup
  11. Not sure if you've taken it back apart to check your work yet, but I'd double check that your internal battery connector is secure and proper as a start. While you're in there, check that all cables removed or even close to something you removed seem secure. When poking around, be sure to use something non-conductive, IE plastic not metal.
  12. Maybe OP has a Walmart OP and the 24 pin is hot glued on?
  13. When I'm not glued to my computers for work, I like to train martial arts, work out in the gym, go hiking, and when I'm good and tired and hungry, grill up some amazing asado!
  14. @armaneo Be careful though, something that claps on to the bar and the glass may end up cracking or scratching the glass.
  15. I did, good catch though. I miss interpreted the numbers when looking through them.