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ThatCoolBlueKidd

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  1. 1060 USD for the 11in iPad Pro base model with keyboard and pencil
  2. At 10.2in though it's a bit small (latest iPad) and the 11in iPad Pro is over the price already for the base model without pencil or keyboard
  3. iPad Pro I assume you mean? I have an iPad Air 2 with iPadOS which obviously isn't as good as the iPad Pro but not sure if iOS is good enough if I want to take typed and written notes together (like a surface with OneNote)
  4. I start Uni in February (southern hemisphere) and am looking at laptops. The less I spend the better as I'm self financing my whole education. Requirements: 12-14in (15 too big), preferably light. That's about it. I have a gaming PC to do everything else on so just need something for notes and presentations at Uni. Options I have thought about so far (converted to usd) Surface Laptop 1(i5/4/128): $620 Surface Pro 5(i5/8/128): $650 w/o KB or pen Surface Laptop 1(i5/8/256): $740 Surface Pro 6(i5/8/128): $740 w/o KB or pen Surface Book 1(i5/8/128): $740 all inclusive Any other laptops? Im not married to the surface lineup and will consider other brands, although I like the idea of writing notes with a pen. A nice build quality would be nice so it could survive 4 years. Im happy with Mac or Windows, Intel or AMD. I would prefer to avoid Huawei/Xiaomi products. What would you pick?
  5. I'll try update mobo bios (current Ver 3xxx, latest 5xxx) and can use a known good PSU from my other build which I will try after a bios update.
  6. How do I find this setting? RMA the motherboard or the PSU?
  7. Specs: Ryzen 7 2700X (Stock settings) Asus X370-I (Bios Ver. 3803) Adata XPG 2x8GB (2133Mhz) MSI RTX2070 Ventus (Latest Driver, stock settings) Corsair SF600 Noctua L9a Issues: Random crashing and freezing. Occasionally just with web browsing but mostly when doing CPU intensive tasks like gaming or exporting videos via Shotcut. Temperatures remain in the 60-75°C range under typical load with all cores at 4Ghz but then the whole computer hangs with the only solution being to restart the system from the case button as everything else has frozen. I've tried everything that comes to mind for me but have never seen this before with Intel CPUS. This is not my build but is instead my friend's and I'm trying to help diagnose the issue. Any help would be majorly appreciated. Crash logs not really an option as the PC hangs and doesn't recover (left it for 4 hours). Included photo of HWMonitor at point of crash. Where have I gone wrong? Could it be something to do with Shotcut, CPU cooler being insufficient, motherboard issue or CPU issue as I can't imagine another reason. Thanks
  8. 4.5TB of M.2 NVME Storage isn't exactly financially viable.
  9. I have an Ncase M1 build with a 256GB M.2 NVME SSD, an old 128GB 2.5in SSD and a 4TB 3.5in Seagate Barracuda. My M.2 SSD has 16GB free My 2.5 SSD has 103GB free My 3.5 HDD has 1.64TB free I have quite a lot of data and I'm looking for the best way to manage and store this going forward, especially as I'm on an ITX SFF computer build now. Currently, all drives are inside my PC with the 3.5in under my GTX1080 which is very snug and causes the GPU and HDD to get hot and adds a lot of extra weight to the computer. I want to change up my storage to make it physically take up less space so that I can install 2 fans under the graphics card and I want to know the best solution for this. 1. Do I buy a high capacity 4TB 2.5in HDD to replace the big Seagate drive? Can this be mounted vertically without hassle? 2. Do I get some form of NAS or external system to store my mass storage (PSD projects / games / work)? Both me and my partner have ITX gaming machines so we could easily put both of our mass storage on a NAS and then simplify our 2 PCs to not require beefy mass storage. Is this a good idea? Any (cheap-ish) recommendations? Thanks!
  10. i built it in the end and put the case under the table
  11. Keyboard included on both but if you add the extra $50 or so for the pen with the Pro 5 it brings it up to 600 vs 630 I had a pro 3 and pro 4 (sold both already) and the pro 4 keyboard is definitely better but I found the material to not be the most resiliant.
  12. Hi, Im looking for a good college laptop that will last me through my undergrad (in psychology so not looking for something super spec'd) and I already have a gaming sff system too for gaming and more demanding projects should that be needed. Basically just need something for note taking and I love the surface pen / one note integration so that's why I'm looking within the surface family. Here are my options: $550 USD Surface Pro 5 i5 7300U 8GB Ram 128GB SSD with Type Cover (Will also need to buy a surface pen on top of this for about $50) $630 USD Surface Book 1 i5 6300U 8GB Ram 512GB SSD with Surface Pen & Keyboard Which would you go with? I like the lightness and Alcantara of the Surface Pro (but understand it's a subpar keyboard experience and the alcantara is easily damaged) and like the ports and better keyboard of the surface book but it's a heavier device and the gap when closed annoys me more than it should. Which should I go for? I don't need it until December (thanks southern hemisphere academic year) so should I wait a few more months?
  13. Slow and steady! Need to wait for the case to arrive to measure runs.
  14. Modding Plans so far: 1. Cables Should I go for more CableMod cables? The NCASE Community's recommended Pslate customs? Sleeve them myself? 2. GPU Shroud I'm going for a greyscale theme and the green GEFORCE GTX has got to go. I'm going to try turn it white. 3. Case Mod I don't want to butcher the gorgeous case but I want to try and get a bit more I/O on there. I'm thinking either some VR pass-through or USB-C. Any other suggestions?
  15. (best viewed in DARK mode) Welcome to my 4th build-log, feat: NCASE M1 INTEL i5-9600k NVIDIA GTX 1080 lets go ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Parts List (Updated 04 Nov 2018) CASE: NCASE M1 v5 (TG) PRE-ORDERED CPU: Intel i5-9600k DELIVERED GPU: Nvidia GTX1080 FE ORDERED MOBO: Gigabyte Z370N-WIFI DELIVERED RAM: Corsair LPX 32GB DDR4 DELIVERED PSU: Corsair SF600W SFX DELIVERED SSD: Samsung 960EVO 256GB DELIVERED SSD: Corsair Force LS 120GB DELIVERED HDD: Seagate Barracuda 4TB DELIVERED Total Cost: $1,375 (not including salvaged SSDs & Ram) Part 0 - Past Builds Part 1 - Preamble Part 2 - Unbuildlog Part 3 - Platform Part 4 - Last Minute Change Part 5 - Assembly Part 6 - The GTX1080 coming soon Part 7 - NCase. Just NTime. coming soon Part 8 - Benchmarking coming soon What games / software / scenarios would you like to see? Part 9 - Mods coming soon Please give me recommendations for what you want to see here! Part 10 - The Conclusion coming soon Thank you for the support & help I've received from the LTT community, Reddit's incredible r/sffpc community and those over on CableMod's facebook group for their constant help and input. In the excitement of testing the parts I haven't taken that many photos, and the ones I do have are all in bad lighting. I'll be taking more photos and doing a better job of cable management once the case (finally) arrives. If you would like to be notified of updates to this build, feel free to follow along. Any further input and recommendations is GREATLY appreciated
  16. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dzRY3LLsXcDX5Qt5PvQOrAJhw0EK9Cy7UtQPdyRp6PY/edit Here's a list of all the Small Form Factor PCs currently available (mostly) for sale. Includes boutique like the NCase M1/Dan A4/Louqe Ghost and some mass produced ones too. Happy hunting.
  17. Double-posting because it isn't letting me type below the table.... I already own the Seagate Barracuda 4TB 3.5'' drive - If I go for the Intel NUC, could I use a USB-C to SATA adapter without needing to power it? That way I can still have mass storage and it is still smaller than the NCase M1.
  18. Im selling my ATX-sized gaming rig and want to move to something smaller that'll hopefully perform around the same (or a little better if I can). My main goal is to make my next PC as small as I can. Should I go for either the Intel Hades Canyon NUC (Vega M GH) and throw in my Samsung SSD and some SODIMM ram or go for my build log below: NCase M1 Silver Ryzen 2700 (non-X) Noctua U9S (push/pull) Asus Strix B450-I LPX 3200Mhz 16GB Corsair SF600 Samsung 970EVO 512GB Seagate Barracuda 4TB 3.5'' GTX1080 FE
  19. Not sure about the PSU - I'd try go for a more well known product line to avoid issues and cheaply made crap. You could also drop the capacity down a little - I used a 550W with an i3 & 2x RX580 8GB cards so I think even a 400/450W should be fine with enough headroom. According to Nvidia & AMD, the 2600 is 65W and the 1070 is 150W, add about an extra 100W for headroom and you're at 315W.
  20. I had an Inno3D GTX980 and an Inno3D GTX1050, cant complain. Switched to Galax now though
  21. I've just been given an upgrade offer from my ISP to move me from my ancient DSL finally to something substantially faster. Currently we get a measly 6mbps up, 0.6mbps down (according to speedtest) and my 4G/LTE plan with them gets me 104mbps up, 7mbps down (as per speedtest). We pay $61/mo for our current connection (6up/0.6down) and their new unlimited LTE plan (with no fair usage policy/slowdown) comes in at only $35/mo. This plan is designed for mobile phones but it should work perfectly fine with routers capable of carrying a sim card, right? We have an ISP provided router at the moment but would need to give it back when we cancel our $61/mo plan. I need recommendations for a new router that can take the 4G/LTE from the sim card and provide internet to: - 2 PCs via ethernet - 1 PS4 via ethernet (wifi is alright too, i guess) - WiFi (preferably 5GHz) Are there any drawbacks or concerns I should have switching us over from a wired connection to a wireless connection? From what I see, It's 20x the upload speed for half the price - what am I missing? Thanks!
  22. I do a lot of adobe work with large size artboards (print banners that are around 30ft x 7ft) with some gaming on the side. Im carrying over the 256 960EVO from my current computer - might just skip the second SSD until I need it.
  23. The cheapest 1TB M.2 SSD is $190 for NGFF, compared to $120-$150 for 512GB (which is already quite good) for NVME. 768GB of SSD Storage should be enough
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