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OT question-

Would you rather have x99 with an Intel i7 5820K and a 970 OR z97 with an i5 4690K and a 980?

x99 and 970. that is what i would pick. ;)


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This was a few years ago.

One of my co-workers thought I was kind of tech savvy and asked for my help picking out a computer.

I was surprised to say the least because I hadn't told anyone I did work on computers, but I guess I just talked about it sometimes to him while at work and it slipped my notice. It was a lowly physical position and it was my first job so we made the time go by by talking across the hallway to each other.

Anyway, we went to a Best Buy because that's where he wanted to shop. I was looking around, he didn't really have a budget so I started showing him laptops with fairly decent processors.

He just saw a white model and loved it instantly, I tried telling him that that was a low powered chip, forgot what it was but it was some cheap celeron, IIRC. Anyway, he wouldn't hear of it. He loved that computer. There were better deals as far as hardware for price went, and I didn't think they looked bad. They just happened to be black or silver and he wanted white dammit!

I don't think he valued my hardware opinion and he overpaid for his laptop.


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This was a few years ago.

One of my co-workers thought I was kind of tech savvy and asked for my help picking out a computer.

I was surprised to say the least because I hadn't told anyone I did work on computers, but I guess I just talked about it sometimes to him while at work and it slipped my notice. It was a lowly physical position and it was my first job so we made the time go by by talking across the hallway to each other.

Anyway, we went to a Best Buy because that's where he wanted to shop. I was looking around, he didn't really have a budget so I started showing him laptops with fairly decent processors.

He just saw a white model and loved it instantly, I tried telling him that that was a low powered chip, forgot what it was but it was some cheap celeron, IIRC. Anyway, he wouldn't hear of it. He loved that computer. There were better deals as far as hardware for price went, and I didn't think they looked bad. They just happened to be black or silver and he wanted white dammit!

I don't think he valued my hardware opinion and he overpaid for his laptop.

...but the shiny!!! Must have the shiny.....

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My mom never uses IE with the window filling the display, she always has the IE window sized to take 1/2 the screen.

IE? Goddammit. 

Why half the screen? :D


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IE? Goddammit. 

Why half the screen? :D

Because whenver I tell her that she should resize it so that she can see more of the page, she says it's fine the way it is. wat


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Because whenver I tell her that she should resize it so that she can see more of the page, she says it's fine the way it is. wat

Thats like using window that is 1280x720 on a 1920x1080 monitor. eww.

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Because whenver I tell her that she should resize it so that she can see more of the page, she says it's fine the way it is. wat

 

Technically it IS fine - the browser works and she can see the web page. That said it's a really silly thing to do since you're wasting half of your screen estate.


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Because whenver I tell her that she should resize it so that she can see more of the page, she says it's fine the way it is. wat

I use windowed firefox 99% of the time. But then I have a tonne of other stuff open so I'm not wasting the rest of my monitor. I really should get another monitor or two...

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I use windowed firefox 99% of the time. But then I have a tonne of other stuff open so I'm not wasting the rest of my monitor. I really should get another monitor or two...

...or 5, or 17 or eleventyzillion because dem fake movie secret police operations and in-house hacker/scientist guy setups pull all da bitches.....well......they're just a waste of monitor

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The only non-techie experience I've had was with my past self.

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I'm guilty of trying to download RAM a few years ago.


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OT question-

Would you rather have x99 with an Intel i7 5820K and a 970 OR z97 with an i5 4690K and a 980?

 

Please just make your own thread about it. And i'd go i5/980.

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This was a few years ago.

One of my co-workers thought I was kind of tech savvy and asked for my help picking out a computer.

I was surprised to say the least because I hadn't told anyone I did work on computers, but I guess I just talked about it sometimes to him while at work and it slipped my notice. It was a lowly physical position and it was my first job so we made the time go by by talking across the hallway to each other.

Anyway, we went to a Best Buy because that's where he wanted to shop. I was looking around, he didn't really have a budget so I started showing him laptops with fairly decent processors.

He just saw a white model and loved it instantly, I tried telling him that that was a low powered chip, forgot what it was but it was some cheap celeron, IIRC. Anyway, he wouldn't hear of it. He loved that computer. There were better deals as far as hardware for price went, and I didn't think they looked bad. They just happened to be black or silver and he wanted white dammit!

I don't think he valued my hardware opinion and he overpaid for his laptop.

goddamn it that's how I feel about the corsair 760T, I know the build quality's not that great, and it's 189 bucks, but should I build my own rig, IT'S MINE!! MINE!!! GIVE IT TO ME!!!! MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Thats like using window that is 1280x720 on a 1920x1080 monitor. eww.

I think it's worse is watching the first Borderlands boot for the first time in 640x480 on a 1920x1080 monitor with it at the lowest quality possible. :9


 

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There's this friend of mine on another forum I participate in. He said his operating system crashed due to some kind of antivirus mess up or something, and got frustrated on having to reinstall Windows and everything he's lost from the crash.

 

And then he budges to himself... "I should've bought a Mac"... -_-


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There's this friend of mine on another forum I participate in. He says his operating system crashed due to some kind of antivirus mess up or something, and got fustrated on having to reinstall Windows and everything he's lost from the crash.

 

And then he budges to himself... "I should've bought a Mac"... -_-

 

Classic non techie...

 

Don't have the patience to deal with the problems that come with owning a PC...

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Classic non techie...

 

Don't have the patience to deal with the problems that come with owning a PC...

 

... or don't prevent them in the first place by not installing things they shouldn't, not clicking on things they shouldn't, not having a proper anti-virus ("I don't want to have to pay for it, all free anti-viruses are viruses") and so on...

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my nana doesn't quite understand how her internet browsers work or any of the internet really, so she exits her browser accidentally all the time and one time, she called her internet provider because she couldn't use facebook,

Tragic, but oh well.

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Me doing some stuff on my laptop at school with my group mates.

*Opens Task Manager*

Group mates: Dude I didn't know that you are a hacker.

-_-

 

And while I am choosing parts for my dream build.. One of my former friends said that I'm dumb because

building a computer was impossible and only mad scientists do that kind of thing.


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Me doing some stuff on my laptop at school with my group mates.

*Opens Task Manager*

Group mates: Dude I didn't know that you are a hacker.

-_-

And while I am choosing parts for my dream build.. One of my former friends said that I'm dumb because

building a computer was impossible and only mad scientists do that kind of thing.

Both of those are products of "computer is magic box of magic and science and if you look at it in the wrong way the whole universe explodes"

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Both of those are products of "computer is magic box of magic and science and if you look at it in the wrong way the whole universe explodes"

this explains the big bang theory


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Someone 1 year above me:

So, I tried to persuade him that consoles are better than pc, in which I definately made my point.

2 days later

Guy: So <insert my name here> I decided to build a gaming PC

Me: Oh cool, you got keyboard and mouse and everything atm?

Guy: Yeah, soon I'm getting a Razer Chroma keyboard

I then lectured him about Kailh switches, but he didn't really care, safe to say I fucking hate that guy


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Someone 1 year above me:

So, I tried to persuade him that consoles are better than pc, in which I definately made my point.

2 days later

Guy: So <insert my name here> I decided to build a gaming PC

Me: Oh cool, you got keyboard and mouse and everything atm?

Guy: Yeah, soon I'm getting a Razer Chroma keyboard

I then lectured him about Kailh switches, but he didn't really care, safe to say I fucking hate that guy

 

Off topic:

What's with all the hate on Kailh switches? I understand if it's a crappy membrane but it's a mechanical switch... So, why the hate?

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One of my former friends said that I'm dumb because

building a computer was impossible and only mad scientists do that kind of thing.

 

He is sort of right.

Building ≠ Assembling.

Very few actually BUILD their computer with soldering gun etc.  The stuff 'we' do is assembling.

I doubt he was making such a fine distinction but...


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He is sort of right.

Building ≠ Assembling.

Very few actually BUILD their computer with soldering gun etc.  The stuff 'we' do is assembling.

I doubt he was making such a fine distinction but...

well sorry dude.. I managed to choose the wrong word.. but yea what I meant is assembling..

but srsly.. you know what I meant. ; )


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