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About CookieTheMonsta

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  • Birthday March 22

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  • CPU
    Intel i5 2500
  • Motherboard
    Asrock B75M-GL R2.0
  • RAM
    1x4 GB 1333 Mhz Kingston, 1x4 GB 1333 Mhz Transcend
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 770 Gaming OC 2 GB
  • Case
    Zalman Z3 plus white
  • Storage
    WD Blue 500 GB, WD Black 1 TB
  • PSU
    LC POWER 650W ATX v2.3 80+ bronze
  • Display(s)
    Acer V223HQ
  • Cooling
    Scythe SCKTN-3000
  • Keyboard
    CoolerMaster QuickFire TK MX blue
  • Mouse
    Sharkoon Fireglider Laser Mouse
  1. Need help figuring out CPU!

    Thank you all for helping me decide. I realize that Ryzen is far better at multitasking, but I don't want to buy better board and cooler just so I can overclock and have on par gaming performance as Intel. I guess I'll go with Intel 8500, just because it's 5 dollars more expensive than i5 8400.
  2. Need help figuring out CPU!

    @EnergyEclipse I listed that I have an SSD and everything from OS, to programmes and games that I play are on it, so I doubt it's connected to storage. And yes I know it means getting new motherboard and Ram, I'm prepared for that. @seoz thanks man @Eastman51 I know Intel is more expensive, always has been, but I'm not that big of an heavy user that I would need high end CPU, hence me looking at i5 8500. I'm still not sure about ryzen, since I've been looking around and seen that it's worse in games. Does it really do that much better for programming and multitasking?
  3. Hello everybody. I need your help on what to do. My current build is i5 2500 (non K version), 8 GB DDR3, GTX 680, 650W 80+ bronze, Samsung EVO 850 500 GB. Most of the time I play games ( Rocket league, Fortnite, some newer AAA games that I can run), do some programming (unity, android studio, visual studio). But usually what I like to do is run a twitch stream on the secondary monitor, and play games or do work on the primary. Now I haven't followed lastest that AMD or Intel has to offer since I didn't want to upgrade, but lately, I've felt slight hiccups and slowness. I still prefer Intel and would like to stay on it, but if you can convince me otherwise, I'm willing to listen. What I'm looking for is around i5 8500 budget for a CPU. The problem is I don't know if it's worth getting i5 8500 or should I get something else like older 6000,7000 series, or wait maybe for 9000 series!? Also, I'm not sure if I should look for more cores or better clock speed with fewer cores for what I do. I haven't done any overclocking in my life, and I'll do it if I have to, so overclocking is not something new CPU has to have. I don't have to buy anything right now, I'm not in the hurry. If I missed some info, please tell me, I'll answer.
  4. Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EN970 Giveaway

    I'm interested because it's compact size and versatility. Also I need it for playing games in my living room
  5. Smart to start with C++?

    It's not that we didn't code anything, but it was basic things, as we went on forward I lost all motivation and stopped working on it because it was dull and I was not interested in that time, now that I am, it's really late to ask him something basic, since they moved on greatly to structures and that type of stuff, which I don't understand now. So I would like to learn it on my own, and be prepared for next year, since I have to attend it again.
  6. Smart to start with C++?

    Hello, well I would like to learn programming, so I want to start somewhere, and on my first year of college we started with C. I never did any programming ever, so I didn't really get it, it was just boring haha (probably teachers fault). So I would like to do it on my own, and my question is should I start with C++? Or is it too hard, for a total newbie. I would use lynda.com videos to start and probably finish the course, just don't want to throw money on it, and then realize it was a waste.
  7. Laptop video on external monitor but not on display!?

    Yeah pictures were taken from external monitor. Display is still not working. I was looking for same gpu, for laptop and they are too expensive for me. So that laptop is going to be sold somehow. Thanks everybody for help. If somebody has any idea, say it, I'll try.
  8. Laptop video on external monitor but not on display!?

    When I move my mouse they keep on "stacking" I could probably fill the whole screen . Also I got one blue screen yesterday, didn't manage to take picture If it's the graphics, and I think it is, can I replace it easily?
  9. Laptop video on external monitor but not on display!?

    @vembutech nothing of that helped unfortunately Today I somehow managed to install drivers and this happened: http://i.imgur.com/2KeYiaL.jpgand http://i.imgur.com/kLFhfaI.jpg
  10. Laptop video on external monitor but not on display!?

    Thanks, I'll try to install windows 7 32 bit today, hope it helps
  11. Laptop video on external monitor but not on display!?

    yup didn't work
  12. Laptop video on external monitor but not on display!?

    @SubTract Yeah, I can't install drivers for some reason. Tried it just now. Also I checked everything when I was changing displays, and I changed thermal pastes. So I'll try to install windows tomorrow and then drivers all over again. If that doesn't work, I just don't know what else
  13. So I have Acer Aspire 5720z. It turns on perfectly normal. But display won't put out any image, but when i connect it on my external monitor, it outputs just fine. Now I had problems with drivers I guess, because there were red dots and laptop kept on turning itself off after few seconds when being turned on. Then I deleted drivers for gpu (nvidia 8400m g) and it worked fine. Then all of a sudden the problem written up above happened. Also I tried switching displays on laptop, and it still didn't want to work. Anybody have any idea what to do, is there a way to save it. Note: I won't pay any kind of huge money to fix it, since it's not really worth it.
  14. HDMI vs. VGA how much improvement?

    Yeah but, I'm still sticking to 1080p, so not much is changing for me. I will not see difference. Guess I'll wait more time, when 4k gets cheap and gpus can run 4k with no problems at all. So few years hah
  15. HDMI vs. VGA how much improvement?

    That is the answer i'm looking for. Everybody is telling me it's better, and I believe them, but I still think it's not worth buying new monitor for just HDMI. And if I even buy it, I will see no big difference to make it worth. Thank you.