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About Dubesta11

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  • Birthday May 12, 1997

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  • Steam
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Profile Information

  • Location
    Maine, USA
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computer building, PC gaming
  • Biography
    Born and raised with technology
  • Occupation
    Electical Engineering


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170-E
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V
  • GPU
    ASUS GTX 1060 DUAL
  • Case
    Inwin 303
  • Storage
    2x 500GB Samsung 850 EVO
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W
  • Display(s)
    3x Dell S2415H
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Sony MDR-1R
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. See that makes more sense. We get 10% off of every product, with a multiplied 10% off of staples brand products. So 19% off of staples brand products. Given the fact we can see how much the cost to store is for some of the products, this is either good or super bad. Computers are the same way as you, the sale price is usually less than the cost to store, meaning we LOSE money on every transaction. That is why we need to push services and add ons so much. Don't be mad when you walk into retail, get tons of help, then buy the bare minimum. If you want to make the store happy, buy it online from
  2. Nope, no incentives to sell except to have a job. Also a small 10% discount. I did pick up a nice Dell laptop that was a display model through for practically nothing, so there are some benefits.
  3. Hey it's a job Thanks for your input. I'll play around with them more in store.
  4. Yeah its a strugle. Since I get a little discount at Staples, I might pick between these too: https://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-15-cc563st-15-6-Laptop-Computer-7th-Gen-Intel-Core-i7-1TB-SATA-HD-12GB-DDR4-Win-10-Intel-HD-Graphics-620-/product_2721080 https://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-X360-15-br010NR-15-6-2in1-Computer-7th-Gen-Intel-Core-i5-1TB-SATA-HD-8GB-DDR4-Win-10-Intel-HD-Graphics-620-/product_2721082 Since it would be 70% web browsing, 20% audio playback, and 10% light games, both of those might be a good option. She doesn't need a touch screen and w
  5. I sell the x360's at my work too and can say that they are great laptops. If I could convince my girlfriend that she can just use a portable CD drive I might go with something like that since it opens up my options more. She also has access to her desktop with a CD drive, it's more about having a laptop with one for convenience.
  6. I am looking to replace a 17 inch HP laptop that has an older AMD cpu in it to a new 15 inch with a decent screen. Most laptops that I can find around the $600 mark either have a TN panel or are elsewise bad. Here is what I am looking for: -15 inch screen -IPS screen (Or very good viewing angles otherwise) -Dell/HP (Or other decent build quality) -DVD drive -SSD capable (Removeable HDD to swap with SSD). That is the basis for what is needed. I will be purchasing this as a gift in at most a month so I am trying to get an idea of what I need to buy. An
  7. Yeah that is quite the system for the price, 12GB of ram nearly sells for $120 today.
  8. True, most of my components help me out a lot. I use the LED strip as a white backlight because my office doesn't have built in lights. The stuff I didn't need the most would be the silent parts of the build, like Be Quiet fans and full SSDs. The standing desk was partially a gift because I was going to build a desk but it was more cost effective to buy a frame and use a laminate top from my work. Since this is my main hobby I tend to spend more money I need on it. It is sickening to build a good computer for $1000 and sell it for under $400, but that's how electronics work.
  9. I decided to calculate how much I have spent on my battlestation, including everything on and around the desk that I use. Here is my list, minus a few things that I have probably forgotten: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $330.00) CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (Purchased For $75.00) Thermal Compound: ARCTIC - MX4 4g Thermal Paste (Purchased For $7.28) Motherboard: Asus - Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Purchased For $106.00) Memory:
  10. I purchased a Logitech Z506 5.1 surround sound audio system for my computer at Bestbuy about a year ago. While it is a great system for the price, I no longer have a need for the surround sound part of it. My computer is now on a standing desk, and the length of the desktop speakers are too short to reach the ground. The right front speaker has a short serial connector that controls the power and volume to the floor receiver, and at standing height it wouldn't reach where I need it too. So I am most likely going to return them to bestbuy to get a full desktop system (I always purchase the 2 ye
  11. I have windows on there currently, do you think Ubuntu would run smoother on it with a hard drive as the main drive? I was looking more into an operating system controlable by a remote, similar to what smart TV's use. I have a 4TB external drive that I use for all my media and PLEX/Subsonic streaming stuff. Swapping the Pentium would sort of be a pain in the ass, so I might just keep the AMD chip (which is overclocked as much as I can)
  12. Hello, A while back I decided to build a computer for the fun of it to see how cheap I could go without killing the performance. This is what I came up with: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - A6-7400K 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $50.00) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - M9a 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $20.00) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-F2A68HM-DS2H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (Purchased For $10.00) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $40.00) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Green 1TB 3.
  13. It is going up for sale! This should be interesting...
  14. I have a nice overclocked i7-6700k @4.8GHz with an ASUS GTX 1060 that overclocks very well (Effective clock speed at 2088MHz). During the summer I work full time and have little time to game, and soon I will be in school and will have little time to game. So right now all my GPU is doing is driving 2 1080p monitors. I have been considering selling it during the GPU price spike in order to make up for some of the money I spent on it (around $300 when it first came out) to put towards things like loans. The dual monitors are very nice to have so I hope my ASUS Z170-E will support dual monitors (
  15. I decided on the Merge Works HighRise since it came in white and was Prime shipped with 2 day. I'm going to install it next weekend with my laminate top. I also chose it because it was white and would blend in very nicely with my current office furniture. The VIVO looked nice but did not come in white, and the Monoprice was cheap but the shipping is a killer if something happens to go wrong with it.