Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Dan Castellaneta

What's the Deal with the Anti-MSI Circlejerk?

Recommended Posts

I generally have good experience with MSI, but their BIOS support is just garbage. ASUS released like 5 BIOSes in the time MSI maybe released ONE. For X99A Gaming 7 I only got 1 after 2 or 3 years of nothingness for the Spectre thing and it made my system crash, lockup and BSOD. After rolling back to old one, all is well. So, they release one update after years and they manage to cock that up as well. Heh. At least hardware wise it's alright I guess.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Sakkura said:

That's an infamous card - Asus got lazy and reused the cooler from the GTX 780 on the R9 290 and 290X, despite the Hawaii GPU being significantly smaller than the GK110. That meant a couple heatpipes just weren't touching the GPU at all.

 

See above. The cooler was fine on the GTX 780 (and later 780 Ti), but crap on the 290 and 290X.

ah okay that makes sense. that's interesting that they would do that. just why...


Pansexual | Apple Fanboy | Linux Wizard | IT Student | MLP Fan

JUST BE YOURSELF

 

Gaming Rig: Phenom X4 955 | GTX 690 | RX460 | 12GB RAM | 250GB + 500GB SSD | 850W PSU | Windows

Laptop: MacBook Pro | I5 3210M | HD4000 | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | macOS

Phone: iPhone 7 | 128GB | iOS

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not really a "brandist" type of person, but it's hard to ignore my dead MSI 560 Ti (the replacement after the original was RMA'd) and dodgy MSI motherboard I have laying around. To be fair, I'm also not that big a fan of Asus when my overpriced ROG board in my Sandy Bridge build randomly died one day.


SNOWHEART - laptop

Model: TRACER III 17R XTREME VR 800 || CPU: Intel i7-8750H  || RAM: AData 16GB || GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 || Storage: Intel 660P 512GB Display: 1920x1080p 144hz

 

 

PRISIMHEART 2.0 - desktop

Case: TT Core V1 || PSU: EVGA Supernova P2 750w || MB: Asrock Fata1ity AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac || CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 1600 || CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7 w/ FD Venturi fan || RAM: G.Skill Flare X 16GB || GPU: Galax GTX 1070 EXOC-SNPR || Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB + SG Firecuda 2TB

 

PERIPHERALS / DISPLAY

Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum || Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Steelseries RIval 650 || Monitor: HP Omen 32

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Perhaps, but who has the better customer service and better warranty? My money would be on EVGA.

 

(Full Disclosure: EVGA Fanboy here)


Computer's don't make errors. What they do, they do on purpose. By now your name and particulars have been fed into every laptop, desktop, mainframe and supermarket scanner that collectively make up the global information conspiracy, otherwise known as The Beast.

 

You just be careful. Computers have already beaten the Communists at chess. Next thing you know, they'll be beating humans.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's actually a lot of their marketing material that earned them hate. 
A lot of the originals are gone, but here's what I could find

 

(the original is removed) 


It furthers the true stereotype that a large portion of gamers are very lonely males. 


muh specs 

Gaming and HTPC (reparations)- ASUS 1080, MSI X99A SLI Plus, 5820k- 4.5GHz @ 1.25v, asetek based 360mm AIO, RM 1000x, 16GB memory, 750D with front USB 2.0 replaced with 3.0  ports, 2 250GB 850 EVOs in Raid 0 (why not, only has games on it), some hard drives

Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

All parts black

Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

Shelf- i7-2600 non-k (has vt-d), 380t, some ASUS sandy itx board, intel quad nic. Currently hosts shared files, setting up as pfsense box in VM. Also acts as spare gaming PC with a 580 or whatever someone brings. Hooked into laptop dock area via usb switch

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

It's actually a lot of their marketing material that earned them hate. 
A lot of the originals are gone, but here's what I could find

 

(the original is removed) 


It furthers the true stereotype that a large portion of gamers are very lonely males. 

The first girl in the first video is fine to me. I would ask her for a phone number and her address. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive owned 3 MSI boards - 1 of the 3 died right before Warranty expired - called MSI and they sent a replacement same day and a return label to my email as well for the dead board.  I cant complain about that at all. 

 

*Asus fanboi here*


Ryzen Rig 2: ASrock B450 Pro4 ATX, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8ghz all core stock voltage, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) 3600mhz V-Color Skywalker, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair H100i GTX 240mm AIO push top exhaust, 128gb Patriot Scorch NVMe Win 10 boot drive, 500gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, CoolerMaster HAF XM Case

https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/36825649?

Ryzen Rig: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8ghz all core stock voltage (yes, 2 of them...silicone lottery!), Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, 640gb WD Blue 7200 RPM Mech drive, Rosewill Nautilus 1.0 Case

Dwight: The Mixed Metals Loop Media Center.  Ask me about it.

Micro Form Factor Dell OptiPlex 3040: Dell 0MGK50 A02, i3-6100T, 4gb DDR3 1600, Team Group 120gb SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Logitech K400+, M.2 Intel Wifi/Bluetooth

 

A couple laptops and tablets around the house

Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

biostar or ECS

Are these guys even still in the PC business?

ECS (aka chaintech I think) were complete shit in the 90s, hands down the worst parts you could buy.

Biostar weren't far behind them.

 

I never hear about them anymore as I had assumed they went bust.


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

Are these guys even still in the PC business?

ECS (aka chaintech I think) were complete shit in the 90s, hands down the worst parts you could buy.

Biostar weren't far behind them.

 

I never hear about them anymore as I had assumed they went bust.

they still are, mostly make OEM boards but there is still some https://pcpartpicker.com/products/motherboard/#m=9,42


Good luck, Have fun, Build PC, and have a last gen console for use once a year. I should answer most of the time between midday and midnight.

NightHawk: i5 6600k @4.1, ASUS Z170m-plus, H105, 16gb corsair vengeance LPX, Strix GTX 970 XFX RX 580 8GB, Corsair RM750X, 500 gb 850 evo, 250gb 750 evo and 5tb Toshiba x300

My compute server (remember to add link) HP DL380G6 2xE5520 24GB ram with 4x146gb 10k drives and 4x300gb 10K drives, running NOTHING can't get anything to work :)

WIP NAS Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

PSU White list:

Spoiler

 

I love to fly 

Spoiler

 

How to get PC parts cheap 

Spoiler

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure. But I bought their GTX 780 because it offered a three year warrenty where as others offered only a 2 year warrenty. Card died after 2 and a half years so I would have been boned with another vendor. They sent me a 970 pretty quickly when I RMA'd it. 

 

Maybe they've dipped in quality since I bought the GTX 780, but I'll always be greatful that they offered a longer warrenty at the time of me buying.


 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

It's actually a lot of their marketing material that earned them hate. 
A lot of the originals are gone, but here's what I could find

they did the mayo paste thing before the verge

 

and the others well... damn cringe vids


ASUS X470-PRO • R7 1700 4GHz • Corsair H110i GT P/P • 2x MSI RX 480 8G • Corsair DP 2x8 @3466 • EVGA 750 G2 • Corsair 730T • Crucial MX500 250GB • WD 4TB

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/27/2018 at 3:16 PM, tmcclelland455 said:

You forgot that their RMA department seems to be run by incompetent monkeys. Hell in my experience the monkeys were so incompetent they were barely capable of breathing.

The one time I've had to return an MSI product was actually quite simple.


Make sure to quote or tag me (@JoostinOnline) or I won't see your response!

PSU Tier List  |  How to build a gaming PC for $400US or less   |  The Real Reason Delidding Improves Temperatures

Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't say much about their boards and GPUs among other things, but I can talk about their laptops. 

 

While I don't own an MSI gaming laptop (I use an ASUS RoG one currently), I was in the market for one last year to replace my old Lenovo IdeaPad Y410P. I was looking around and zeroed in on ASUS and MSI because they were in my price range and some of their machines were quite nice for the money. 

 

I was especially intrigued with MSI's GE Raider series, which were coming out by the end of the month due to its great cooling performance and high refresh rate display. However, asking for some opinions and thoughts, a lot of MSI laptop owners recommended that I don't go for any MSI laptop due to issues that they have experienced with theirs, which ranged from;

  • Metal warping over time 
  • The outer display bezel separating from the panel over time 
  • Unexplainable glitches and issues that required a board swap 
  • Laptop sometimes bricking themselves out of nowhere 
  • MSI's RMA support not always being helpful 

While these issues can affect any laptop regardless of manufacturer, the number of people who came to tell me this was worrying. Ever since I keep my laptop for 4-5 years at the very least, I don't want to be chasing gremlins for the rest of the ownership period after the warranty goes. The only other laptop I considered was the Helios 300, but Acer's reputation for gaming machines was unknown at the time. 

 

So I eventually opted for the ASUS STRIX GL502. It's not as good as the MSI in a lot of areas (inferior cooling, 60Hz display vs 120Hz on the MSI, no RGB keyboard, comes standard with a SATA SSD instead of NVMe, etc) but the scare stories were enough for me to just get the ASUS instead and upgrade it as time goes on. 

 

I've owned the laptop for over a year now and it's holding up really well. The funny thing is that I met someone who just upgraded to an Aero 15X from another MSI laptop, who mentioned that the metal on his laptop warped as well. 

 

Which is such a shame as I think some of their laptops like the GT75 and GE Raider are great machines. I just wished their QC and RMA policies were more up to snuff. 


Please tag me if you need assistance or if you want me to contribute to a topic 

 

ASUS RoG STRIX GL502VM

Intel Core i7 7700HQ | GeForce GTX 1060 6GB | 16GB DDR4-2133 | 128GB SanDisk M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hitachi HDD | 15.6" 1080p IPS monitor @ 60Hz w/ G-SYNC | Windows 10 64-bit

 

Samsung Galaxy Note8 SM-N950F

Exynos 8895 (4x Mongoose @ 2.3GHz, 4x Cortex A53 @ 1.7GHz)ARM Mali G71 MP20 | 6GB LPDDR4 | 64GB Samsung NAND flash w/ UFS 2.1 dual-lane controller + 128GB SanDisk C10 UHS-I microSD | 6.3" 1440p "Infinity Display" AMOLED | Android Nougat 7.1.1 w/ Samsung Experience 8.5

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/09/2018 at 4:15 AM, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

Let's see...

 

Shitty motherboards

 

Mediocre cooling GPUs (except the ARMOR, that thing is basically a grill)

 

Overpriced laptops

 

Stupid lights

 

And it's all covered in stupid glossy red plastic to boot

 

Basically, they don't make the best anything. Better options always exist and usually for the same or cheaper price

Their MSI B450M MORTAR TITANIUM / MORTAR has pretty good heatsink  and no problems so far


Best Value Build List

Budget 1080p System (RGB) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7v2Lmq - (this build comes with two free games with the RX 570) 

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, JoostinOnline said:

The one time I've had to return an MSI product was actually quite simple.

You're pretty obviously one of the lucky ones then.


Main PC: sleeper Dell on profile boi

Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

Link to post
Share on other sites

MSI, ASUS (mobos only) and EVGA are 3 companies I wouldn't touch with a bargepole anymore. Reasons below:

MSI:

  • Their shit fails constantly
  • RMA'd many defective (but not completely failed) boards from them

ASUS:

  • Overpriced
  • Boards fail just before end of warranty
  • AM3+ boards don't overclock very well

EVGA

  • Their 950 SuperClocked blew the PCIe lane on my ASUS M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, had a HD 7450 in there before as a temporary card and the lane worked fine before I put the 950 SC in.
  • Crap customer support

There are 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.

Future Rig (Prodigy): 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4, AMD Ryzen 3 1200, Coolermaster MasterLiquid Lite 120, Gigabyte GA-A320M-HD2, ASUS Radeon RX 570 ROG STRIX120GB TCSunBow SSD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (current secondary drive, will be used for this build too), Bitfenix Whisper M 450W 80+ fully modular PSU, Windows 10 Pro, 2x CoolerMaster MasterFan Pro 120, Thermaltake H18 Tempered Glass.

 

My current rig (Black Magic): 8GB DDR3 1600, AMD FX6300 OC'd to 4.5GHz, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Asus M5A78L-M PLUS /USB3, GTX 950 SC (former, it blew my PCIe lane so now on mobo graphics which is Radeon HD 3000 Series), 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200RPM HDD, 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001-9YN166 HDD (secondary), Corsair CX750M, Windows 8.1 Pro, 2x 120mm Red LED fans, Deepcool SMARTER case

 

My secondary rig (The Oldie): 4GB DDR2 800, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz, Stock Dell Cooler, Foxconn 0RY007, AMD Radeon HD 5450, 250GB Samsung Spinpoint 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management. UPDATE: SPECS UPGRADED DUE TO CASEMOD, 8GB DDR2 800, AMD Phenom X4 9650, Zalman CNPS5X Performa, Biostar GF8200C M2+, AMD Radeon HD 7450 GDDR5 edition, Samsung Spinpoint 250GB 7200RPM HDD, Antec HCG 400M 400W Semi Modular PSU, Windows 8.1 Pro, 80mm Cooler Master fan, Dell Inspiron 530 Case modded for better cable management and support for non Dell boards.

 

Retired Rigs: The OG (First ever PC I used at 3 years old back in 2005) Current Specs: 2GB DDR2, Pentium M 770 @ 2.13GHz, 60GB IDE laptop HDD, ZorinOS 12 Ultimate x86. Originally 512mb DDR2, Pentium M 740 @ 1.73GHzm 60GB IDE laptop HDD and single boot XP Pro. The Craptop, 2gb DDR3, Celeron n2840 @ 2.1GHz, 50GB eMMC chip, Windows 10 Pro.

Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, xriqn said:

EVGA

  • Crap customer support

I find that kinda shocking. 

 

Especially since EVGA is known for stellar customer service 


Please tag me if you need assistance or if you want me to contribute to a topic 

 

ASUS RoG STRIX GL502VM

Intel Core i7 7700HQ | GeForce GTX 1060 6GB | 16GB DDR4-2133 | 128GB SanDisk M.2 SATA SSD + 1TB 7200RPM Hitachi HDD | 15.6" 1080p IPS monitor @ 60Hz w/ G-SYNC | Windows 10 64-bit

 

Samsung Galaxy Note8 SM-N950F

Exynos 8895 (4x Mongoose @ 2.3GHz, 4x Cortex A53 @ 1.7GHz)ARM Mali G71 MP20 | 6GB LPDDR4 | 64GB Samsung NAND flash w/ UFS 2.1 dual-lane controller + 128GB SanDisk C10 UHS-I microSD | 6.3" 1440p "Infinity Display" AMOLED | Android Nougat 7.1.1 w/ Samsung Experience 8.5

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, D13H4RD2L1V3 said:

I find that kinda shocking. 

 

Especially since EVGA is known for stellar customer service 

I've had some bad experiences but they're mostly good


INTERREX : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700 @ 4.0GhZ || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master ML240L || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Aegis (3000) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB (Boot), MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: SeaSonic Focus+ Gold 650W w/ Black & Red CableMod Extensions || CASE: Phanteks Eclipse P300 || Monitor: Acer Predator X34A, Acer KG271U || KEYBOARD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (MX Browns, White Keycaps) || Mouse: Logitech G502 Hero with deskpad || Audio: SteelSeries Arctis 5, Blue Snowball iCE || Case Fans : 2x Noctua NF-F12 Chromax, 1x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15 9570: CPU: Core i7-8750H || GPU: GTX 1050 Ti 4GB || RAM: 2*8GB SODIMM || SSD: 512GB M.2 SSD || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || Monitor: 15" 3840x2160 Touchscreen || KEYBOARD: Laptop keyboard || Mouse: Logitech G502 || Audio: HyperX Cloud II

MARCUS AURELIUS II (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 @3.8GhZ || CPU COOLER : ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports Duo || MOBO : Gigabyte B450M-DS3H || GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti FTW ACX 2.0+ || RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance White (3000) || SSD: 850 Evo 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB || PSU: Corsair RM650x w/ Corsair Premium Cables || CASE: Corsair Crystal 280X White || Monitor: TCL 65R617 65" 4K TV || KEYBOARD: Corsair K63 Wireless || Mouse: Logitech M720 (Poor man's MX Master) || Audio: Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar || Case Fans : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120

OTHER : Old laptop (i5, iGPU, 500GB SSD) || Various Q2Q Dells || White MacBook with 240GB TeamGroup L5 Lite 3D

MOBILE : Galaxy S7 (32GB + 64GB uSD, main phone) || Honor 7X (Europe) || iPad Air 2 || Rooted Kindle FIre 7" ||

ONGOING : PowerMac G5 workstation ||

Forum salt merchant so granted by @dizmo, Grand Deacon of the Glorious Brethren and Guardians of the Most High Overlords Asus and Arctic Cooling. All hail thy lord and savior the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, tmcclelland455 said:

You're pretty obviously one of the lucky ones then.

It seems to me like the people who've had bad experiences are just very vocal about it. I generally have good experience with customer service because I'm polite and kind. I don't doubt that some people have had bad RMA experiences with MSI, but it seems more hit or miss than "always miserable".

 

I'm never buying Gigabyte after the mess of an experience I had with them, but plenty of people have had good experience with them.


Make sure to quote or tag me (@JoostinOnline) or I won't see your response!

PSU Tier List  |  How to build a gaming PC for $400US or less   |  The Real Reason Delidding Improves Temperatures

Link to post
Share on other sites

Over the past year I've had issues with 4 motherboards. 3 AM4, 1 LGA1151.

 

2 AMD boards both failed in the same way; displayed RAM and CPU errors, wouldn't work with any combination of components. The third AMD board failed outright; wouldn't start at all. Not only did it piss me off, I switched back to Intel. Intel board has an issue where the Ethernet port, every so often, will continue to cycle the connection for about 3 - 5 minutes. It's resulted in lost auctions, which affects my wallet. If it wasn't included in the parts lot I bought, I wouldn't be using it.

 

I don't think their cards are that bad, and generally the Gaming X ones are pretty good, but I won't recommend their motherboards after the issues I've had. Honestly, with the superior warranty support EVGA offers, they'll always be my go to recc on video cards. If their motherboards were a little better, they'd be up there too.

 

On 9/28/2018 at 6:42 AM, Trik'Stari said:

Perhaps, but who has the better customer service and better warranty? My money would be on EVGA.

 

(Full Disclosure: EVGA Fanboy here)

I think they've earned it. Any company that honors warranties based on batch date rather than invoice (if you don't have one) gets my money.

They know they made the product. They know when they made it. The only reason companies refuse warranties based on receipt is because they want to fatten their bottom line.

On 9/28/2018 at 9:53 AM, DaPhuc said:

The first girl in the first video is fine to me. I would ask her for a phone number and her address. 

Phone numbers are fine, but if you're asking for their address you're just down right creepy AF.

On 9/28/2018 at 1:46 PM, Radium_Angel said:

Are these guys even still in the PC business?

ECS (aka chaintech I think) were complete shit in the 90s, hands down the worst parts you could buy.

Biostar weren't far behind them.

 

I never hear about them anymore as I had assumed they went bust.

ECS is one of the largest motherboard manufacturers in the world. They just don't really do consumer parts.

36 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

It seems to me like the people who've had bad experiences are just very vocal about it. I generally have good experience with customer service because I'm polite and kind. I don't doubt that some people have had bad RMA experiences with MSI, but it seems more hit or miss than "always miserable".

 

I'm never buying Gigabyte after the mess of an experience I had with them, but plenty of people have had good experience with them.

That's true for most things. Just look at Nike. They had a short period where people were burning things, but people spoke with their wallets; sales were up something like 30%. I'm polite, however their RMA department is less than useful, especially when compared to someone like Intel.


Current PC:

Spoiler

*WORK IN PROGRESS*

 

Mothballed PC:

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/27/2018 at 2:44 PM, firelighter487 said:

Windows laptops were the reason to get a MacBook in the first place. simply put i don't like Windows on laptops at all.

 

and yes i could have gotten better specs for my money. but i don't really care about specs that much. if i need to do anything serious i use my desktop. for 99% of my laptop needs in terms of specs all i really need is a 2nd gen dual-core i5.

 

i care much more about the design of my laptop, and the trackpad and keyboard.

Amen! I have an old Dell Latitude I recently bought refurbished for cheap and it’s awesome. I love that it’s very light and that the screen is nice. It’s a shame that the battery only lasts ~2 hours. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, kokakolia said:

Amen! I have an old Dell Latitude I recently bought refurbished for cheap and it’s awesome. I love that it’s very light and that the screen is nice. It’s a shame that the battery only lasts ~2 hours. 

yeah battery life is an issue with old laptops. if it's a model that allows you to easily replace the battery you could do that.


Pansexual | Apple Fanboy | Linux Wizard | IT Student | MLP Fan

JUST BE YOURSELF

 

Gaming Rig: Phenom X4 955 | GTX 690 | RX460 | 12GB RAM | 250GB + 500GB SSD | 850W PSU | Windows

Laptop: MacBook Pro | I5 3210M | HD4000 | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM | macOS

Phone: iPhone 7 | 128GB | iOS

Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, firelighter487 said:

yeah battery life is an issue with old laptops. if it's a model that allows you to easily replace the battery you could do that.

I put a new battery in and it’s the same story. It makes sense when you consider that the battery on the laptop is rated to last ~3 hours. These 3rd gen core i5s are not very efficient.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×