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Invincible Sugar

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  1. Ok, but how do I fix it now? If I reinstall Windows with the the other drives unplugged will the new instal allow me to delete the old system partition?
  2. I just built a new PC. It has a 256 GB M.2 boot drive and two 2 TB hard drives I want to use in RAID 1. When I installed Windows it put the system reserved partition on one of the two hard drives and now I can't use it for RAID. How do I start over? Uninstall Windows, delete the system partition on the hard drive, and install Windows again, I guess this time without the hard drives plugged in, so it is forced to put all it's crap on the SSD? Thank you.
  3. I just purchased an HP Spectre Folio, the i7 LTE model. It meets all my needs perfectly for a mobile LTE Windows computer. But I also plan to use it docked at home as a second PC on my desk. I currently have one external screen I plan to use with this computer. The Intel® UHD Graphics 615 on this laptop can support 2 external screens plus the built in screen, and the laptop supports Thunderbolt 3. This is what I would like to do: get a Thunderbolt 3 dock that can power/charge the laptop and give me two displays powered by the laptop directly, then daisychain an external GPU for another 3 or 4 monitors. One Thunderbolt 3 port would be powering the laptop, running two external screens, an eGPU, and any USB A devices I need. Is that possible? I am not really worried about CPU bottlenecking. I know the Y series i7 is not that powerful, but I am not gaming on this, or doing any heavy work. I really just want it for a bunch of Discord channels, to make moderation easier. None of the screens are 4K, all will be older VGA or DVI screens from Goodwill. As far as I can tell 6 or 7 1080 or lower resolution screens should work fine, bandwidth and resource wise. For basic text chats. The laptop does have two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB C, I could use one Thunderbolt 3 port for a dock to power two external screens + my various USB gadgets, the other Thunderbolt 3 to power of the eGPU, and the regular USB C port to power the laptop. But using a single cable for everything is really appealing. Especially since I'm not doing anything that requires a ton of bandwidth or low latency. As far as I can tell on paper this should work. But I'm hoping someone here will know more. Thanks! UPDATE: This dock seems to support two displays powered by the laptop's internal graphics, and powering the laptop, and passthrough for a daisychained 2nd thunderbolt 3 device. I would probably use this, along with an eGPU. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q6B29S9/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_SExBEbTW4B65K
  4. T-Mobile does not offer home internet in my area. I have been on their waiting list since it first became available to the public last year. But thank you. I ended up buying a HP Spectre Folio, it has dual SIM which is really nice, and an Intel Y series... It will work really well for my needs with the option to take it on the go, and I might even be able to add an eGPU to get several more monitors out of it, in addition to the 7 I run off of my main PC. I can never have enough monitors... Thank you for your help!
  5. My home internet is horrible. I have an unlimited data line with T-Mobile, but it only works in tablets or laptops with built in LTE. USB sticks and hotspots are considered a violation of ToS. I want a computer docked on my desk using the T-Mobile line, next to my main PC on the shitty home WiFi, so I always have two different internet connections. I can switch with a button on a little USB thingy so my keyboard/mouse control the other PC.
  6. I am incredibly frustrated right now. I just want a mobile computer, a normal x86 based machine, with LTE.

     

    I look up lists of "LTE Laptops" and find several options, like the HP Spectre x360 Laptop - 13t, or the Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1, but every single one has an issue. Most laptops on lists with LTE don't have LTE, the websites where you can buy them only offer WiFi versions. HP has one with WiFi, but it won't ship until April 9th. Lenovo's LTE versions are all out of stock. Microsoft Surface tablets from the last few generations only support LTE on ARM devices, and the one model that seemed perfect, a refurbished Surface 3, has died on me 3 times. 3 RMAs!

     

    I just want an LTE computer with a normal Intel or AMD processor. No ARM. And, you know, in stock. 

  7. I need a Surface tablet, Intel, with LTE. The lastest Pro 7 family doesn't appear to have an LTE option. The X does have LTE, but it's ARM based. I had a Surface 3 LTE but it was refurbished from Amazon and I am clearly using it too hard, it's been RMA'd 3 times. Researching online the Pro 6 line also appears to not have LTE. What is the newest model with an Intel CPU and LTE? I'll be happy with an older model that has higher specs or a newer lower spec'd one, although I'd like to spend less than $800. The GO might have an LTE version, but I've heard it's Intel CPU is really underpowered. Although, I never found the performance of my Surface 3 (not a 3 pro) to be unacceptable, and reviews said it was underpowered too. Thanks!
  8. Ohhh, this looks great! I'll take a better look at it when I get home from work!
  9. I don't need PCI 4, but the older motherboards with PCI 3 get an error on the website saying they might need an older CPU to update the firmware before they will be compatible with the CPU I picked. I don't have the ability to do that, it has to work out of the box. Others have recommended faster ram too, I think I will look into the next level down CPU in that family, which will hopefully be compatible with the cheaper motherboard out of the box, and 3200 ram.
  10. I want to build my dad a new computer. All he does is browse the web, check email, and do some light Photoshop work. I think this build is pretty overkill, to be honest. But he budgeted around $800 and I promised him for that much money I could build a computer that would outlive him. He is 58. Unless some amazing, radical new technology like quantum computing becomes widespread in consumer products I think this build will be speedy and relevant for a long, long time. Here is my proposed setup. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $308.89 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $154.94 @ Amazon Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.90 @ Amazon Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Storage Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Adorama Case Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon Power Supply EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $51.98 @ Newegg Optical Drive Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer $13.63 @ Amazon Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ B&H Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $854.30 Mail-in rebates -$15.00 Total $839.30 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-22 23:21 EST-0500 Can anyone propose changes that would knock off $50 to $100? I want to include two optical drives for CD rips/burns as he is familiar with them (I know that's not necessary but, optical drives are like $14), and I need another $60 in parts for one of those cool drawer things that fits in an unused optical drive slot, a memory card reader that fits in the floppy slot, and of course the second optical drive. If you can find another ATX motherboard without PCI 4.0 that is OK, but it can't require the older CPU for a bios upgrade that pcpartpicker keeps warning me about in the cheaper compatible boards. I don't have another cpu laying around. Also, do I need any cables or anything for this setup?
  11. Thank you! I did ask him about it first, before I came here. But he doesn't know a lot about computers, I was hoping someone who new more could provide some feedback. Preferably a computer geek who was also an artist. We got this laptop and this tablet.
  12. Not sure if I'll have use for the forums... but I appreciate this being available for fans. 

  13. I guess no one saw this. I did more research with my artist and we agreed on a model not listed above + an external USB tablet. I've made the purchase and no longer need advice on this topic.
  14. Hello, I am looking to buy a new laptop for one of my staff members of my website. He's an artist who's been using a crappy old laptop for some time, and I feel a new machine would be a good investment for him and I. I have his priorities here: Has a pen sensitive screen Powerful enough to allow drawing on a 9000 x 9000 canvas in apps like Photoshop Can play Minecraft I have found a few laptops linked below, but I am also open to new ideas from the community. There is no tight budget. I plan to spend around $1200 but I can go higher or lower if someone has a really good fit for us. Gaming is not a priority, Minecraft is pretty easy to run. A good GPU can help with renders and exports but only so far on drawings, he isn't animating anything or working with video. I believe with drawing large files as a goal, a strong CPU, good RAM, some kind of GPU, and an SSD large enough to hold the scratch disk in Photoshop would be what we need. But I am not an expert in this. https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Flex-15-Touchscreen-Quad-Core/dp/B07QJXSMXV/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/config/Surface-Book-2 (13", 8GB, i5, 256GB) https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Surface-Intel-Core-512GB/dp/B07HZMVTL8/ Any and all advice is appreciated!
  15. Long time viewer, first time forum-er. 

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      Heyoo, Welcome to the forum!

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