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About AndrewB121

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  • Birthday Feb 07, 2001

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Profile Information

  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Space, Technology, Videogames. Fencer.

  • Occupation
    Engineering Student


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450M Mortar
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070TI (Kraken G12 Watercooled)
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C Mini
  • Storage
    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB + WD Blue M.2 500GB
  • PSU
    Corsair TXM 650W
  • Display(s)
    Acer VG270U
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H7
  • Keyboard
    HCMAN Mechanical Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 100
  • Sound
    Schiit Fulla 2 + Sennheiser HD6XX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Education
  • Laptop
    Lenovo s540
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. I recently found my mum's old Canon EOS 1000FN, and figured it would be a good camera to use as a relative beginner and hopefully learn a bit more about photography. I have replaced the battery however the camera seems to be dead, there's nothing showing on the LCD screen. I fear having the old battery in for the last 20 years without use may have killed it. Everything else on the camera such as the lens, shutter, and mirrors seem to be in really good condition. Is there any way I can revive it? As a side note if I can get it working, it has the original 35-80mm lens that it came with, howe
  2. Yeah the order you stated sounds correct, and it should work.
  3. The 3080 is a lot more powerful, so yeah I would probably return the 2080 if possible, and assuming you won't be losing any money.
  4. Not entirely sure. The Yoga 7 is slightly smaller (14" vs 15"), has slightly better RAM (doubt it makes much of a difference), and has a slightly nicer screen. The ideapad seems like a better deal imo.
  5. Check out the ideapad 5 (the 15" AMD version). It's the larger more powerful version of the s540 that I have and use for uni, which I have liked so far. Nice and cheap with good performance, plus with lenovo you can get a student discount. Some good reviews here and here.
  6. Interesting, it sounds like the CPU might not be a huge upgrade, but still a decent amount? Should clarify that the main CAD stuff I do is with programs like SolidWorks and Inventor, and tbh none of the stuff I do at the moment is super complex. Gaming is still the primary workload of the PC. Tbh I probably won't be upgrading to 4th gen either way, at least not for a long time. My needs are not really that great. The main question is whether I could get a better upgrade to the 3600 when the 4000 series come out, which is probably impossible to predict. If the 3600 is a decent impr
  7. It depends enitrely on the model. If its a larger/slightly older laptop then disassembly should be fairly easy, I did it a couple of times with my old laptop. Smaller laptops can be harder but not impossible, and some more common laptops may have disassembly guides available online. If you're comfortable with it I would say do it, but you have to accept there is a small risk involved.
  8. While the Vega 56 recommends a 650W PSU it technically only draws a little over 200W, so you'll be fine with a 500W PSU. That being said, make sure it's a good one.
  9. That depends on the game, but I think so? I also do a decent amount of CAD stuff so should help with that. EDIT: Also hoping that if I did upgrade the CPU it would be the last CPU upgrade I need for a long time, so would last me through the next GPU upgrade I do.
  10. There's an offer currently running at scan.co.uk where I could get a ryzen 5 3600 bundled with Horizon Zero Dawn PC for £170. Considering that I will be buying the game anyway and it will probably cost at least £30 at launch that means the price of the 3600 will be about £140, if not less. I currently own a ryzen 5 2600X which I reckon I could probably sell for £100, bringing the cost of the new CPU down to only £40. This is obviously an insane deal for what I gather would be a good bump in performance. However, and this is where I need some advice, apparently there might be a new
  11. Been using this one: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/bQ8Zxr/asus-wireless-network-card-pceac56 Haven't had any issues so far, pretty cheap as well.
  12. As far as I know, short of a full custom loop the NZXT Kraken is the only official way to fit an AIO to a GPU. There are aftermarket air coolers such as the arctic ones that are quite good as well. Why do you need it, your GPU looks like it already has a decent stock cooler.
  13. OnShape is a decent CAD program that is free afaik.
  14. Your best best is probably a ryzen chip, something like the 3600. Will give good price/performance and will be much better than intel for streaming. Pair that with a decent B450 board and 16gb of 3000mhz RAM (at least). GPU wise it depends what prices in your region are like, but something like the 1660ti, 2060, 5700 or perhaps a used 1070ti would be good.
  15. My understanding is that you can get the gsync one but you just won't be able to use gsync. If the specs and price are good though and you don't care about gsync then go for it I guess.