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  1. What about something like the Dell XPS 15? Same story with an ultra-book like 15" or no?
  2. Yeah. I mostly use my laptop to write essays, code, do some light Photoshop, and occasionally watch movies.
  3. Smallest Case I know of (doesn't support a GPU) is the Inwin Chopin. It is basically the size of a Mac Mini and is super space efficient.
  4. The extra 2" of screen real estate sounds nice, but is it worth the extra 1.5 Lbs for a college student? My laptop just died and I am in desperate need of another to finish school work. I wanted to ask if it would be better for me to get a 15" or 13" Laptop. I have only ever used a 13.5" Surface Laptop, so I don't know what it is like to use a heavier laptop. Is it worth the extra weight or am I better off going with the lighter 13" version?
  5. Since it's the holiday season I thought that I might upgrade my gaming rig since I've been playing on integrated graphics for the past year. I have a maximum budget to spend of about $250 and am looking at my options. I am trying to get the most performance for my money, so I don't mind used (as long as its not a mining card). Right now, I am deciding between a $200 (no tax) 1070ti MSI Duke from facebook marketplace, or a $229 (plus tax) Zotac 1660 super from B&H. Should I go with the 1070ti or 1660 super? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated as well!
  6. In my experience, unless your on Ryzen or overcooking, memory speed really doesn’t matter so I wouldn’t concern yourself with that too much. I would however get the 16gb kit instead of the 8gb for stability reasons. Your kind of in luck since it’s Black Friday right now and amazon is having a killer deal on a 16gb kit at $57 for 16gb 3000mhz. However if you do a bit more digging I bet you can find something even cheaper at a lower speed. Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0134EW7G8/ref=
  7. I would suggest updating your bios. This should make sure you are on the most stable version. If your already up to date, try clearing the CMOS and hard unplugging for 30 seconds to reset the mobo completely and drain the onboard battery. Also if your cpu is overclocked try increasing the voltage a tad as sometimes the memory controller gets extra hungry.
  8. Cool thanks for the feedback. Yeah I’ve had leather for a while but I wanted to see what people thought about marble if it was too flashy or whatnot.
  9. Check to make sure your fan is plugged into “cpu fan” rather then any other header. If your system detects no cpu fan, it may often not boot.
  10. I would go with the cheapest 16 gb kit you can find. Often memory comes in 4,8,16,32,64... etc as these are the sizes that properly utilize memory channels for your system. While there is nothing wrong with adding 8gb to go to 24gb, you may find better and more stable performance going to the next scalable size of 32 rather than the awkward 24.
  11. Title says it all. Looking to get a skin for my new laptop which one do you think looks better between marble and leather?
  12. Thanks for the suggestion I'll try to see if they'll fix it for me
  13. I would prefer not to buy another ethernet adapter if possible but I do have a USB 3.0 hub, would that fix the problem as long as they the mouse isn't directly plugged into the hub?
  14. Literally exactly the same one I am using. Can't figure out why its stuttering.