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About Thebman712

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  • Birthday Aug 07, 2000

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  • Interests
    alot of stuff
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  • CPU
    I7 4770
  • Motherboard
    msi h87m g43
  • RAM
    4x4gb 1600mhz
  • GPU
    R9 280X
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
  • Storage
    2tb 7200rpm hdd boot drive, 120gb hyperx ssd
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600M
  • Display(s)
    2 hp pavilions 22bw
  • Cooling
    Cougar 120mm fan, ranjitech themis black
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder 2013
  • Sound
    Kingston HyperX Cloud
  • Operating System
    Windows 8
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. I5-8250u
    16gb ram
    256gb SSD
    1080p non touch screen 




    8gb ram
    256gb SSD
    4k touch screen


    Both in an XPS 13, for university work and general productivity and content consumption, 


    I don't know if I'll need 16gb or not

    1. niofalpha


      Whats the price difference?

  2. Reading Into that article you linked, the ux430un has the 25w version, but it trottles down to be right between both versions in performance. I'm ok with that. I'm not buying it as a gaming machine, but rather a productivity device that I can play a few casual games while on the go.
  3. Awesome I'm glad to hear from someone with first hand experience. Watching a Matthew moniz review from this generation of the ux430, he didn't mention any outrageous sounds with the laptop, and in my experience watching him he would have noticed it if there was. I know I'm going to take a little bit of a build quality hit compared to an xps 13 or MacBook, but I think it will be above average enough for me to be ok with it.
  4. So I've been looking at laptops and Ultrabooks the last few weeks, and really looking at some lightweight laptops to carry around for university to take notes and write papers and stuff on. Mostly productivity tasks. So I was looking for something with an 8th gen i5, 8gm of Ram minimum, and some kind of SSD. In looking I was very interested in the xps 13(was just the best Ultrabook in my mind) , and Asus ux330(was the best price to performance) and a few other devices. Then I saw a sale on the Asus ux430un and it seems to be too good to pass up https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/as
  5. hello everyone, i am not dead. Its been awhile.


    E: Ive been looking at new ultrabooks for school, as i likely have another 4 or 5 years of that coming up, and ive been looking at high end devices like the xps 13. however ive been struggling on weather its worth it to make sure i have an 8th gen cpu. I dont just want this device for now, but hopefully another 5 years, so would a quad core 8th gen i5 be more "future proof" than a dual core 7th gen i7

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    2. Thebman712


      I'm not too worried about having a gpu on board. I have my desktop for gaming and thurndbolt docks are getting better lately and I find that I'd perfer batterly life on the go for productivity

    3. Tech_Dreamer


      probably have to compare benchmarks for cpu perf, but i'd say go with the latest if you want efficiency especially if you're planning to use it for longer. those tiny bits of performance bump adds up.

    4. handymanshandle


      Well I believe there are some decent Ryzen 5 laptops that are fairly light.

      Unfortunately, I kinda felt that Ryzen 7 APUs for mobile were kinda disappointing.

  6. apple watch doesnt give you the same running metrics of a recent garmin. The gps quality will be about the same, the heart rate monitors are still wrist based so they will be evenly inaccurate, but the garmin gives you other features like vo2 max, cadence, stride length, ground contact time, vertical oscillation , race predictor, and other running specific metrics that a runner would find useful. thats what ive gathered from other runners. yes its a good smart watch, yes it can track runs, but as a running watch is much more basic.
  7. i would argue that the garmin with its garmin connect and strava integration is a better runner dedicated watch, but the apple watch series 2 is also $250 more for the baseline option
    1. yathis


      Uncle Sam can now follow you around

    2. handymanshandle


      @yathis but he's canadian, so Uncle Trudeau since Canada, or rather Trudeau's parliament is using George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm as a playbook?

  8. im looking for more of a running watch, with run tracking being the most important part. the only real smart watch features i use on my pebble is the notifications and the garmin is good enough at that.
  9. I like to run. im a high school track athlete and i run on my own and with the team. Currently i track my runs on my phone (one plus x) via run keeper. Recently i started borrowing my dads garmin forerunner 210 to track my runs and i can say i like it much better. While i do like having my phone on me for music, its much better to have a wrist based solution for tracking things like track sessions and my ball hockey. Ive poked around and currently the best deal and option im leaning towards most is the garmin forerunner 235 for $300 cad. while it isnt perfect it is by
  10. best bluetooth earbuds for running. currently looking at jaybird x2's/x3's and freedoms. im in canada so consider Canadian pricing and sites 

  11. Well I think this might be a bit of an unpopular opinion here, but I'm thinking of selling my laptop and my desk top and getting a good laptop(Ultrabook) that I can use for everything. Somethibg like am XPS 13 with a dgpu would be great, but also expensive as balls.

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    2. Thebman712


      I couldn't use just a Mac. I would need my desktop for having Windows, for games and what not. But I wouldn't mind a MacBook, I would never buy one though.

    3. handymanshandle


      Guess it depends on your needs. Are you needing a more powerful portable computer or a powerful stationary computer,

    4. Thebman712


      Both, I want my portable machine to be more powerful and faster and slimmer so I can carry it and use it more, but I don't need any more desktop power. One device that has a dedicated GPU and an SSD would be the best 


  12. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($435.00 @ Amazon Canada) CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($90.00) Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($71.00 @ Vuugo) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.65 @ Vuugo) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX
  13. so my ssd died. only had that for like 2 years. rip

    now im stuck playing bloon tower defense on my laptop

  14. ayye, monthly check in time. whats new with all of you.


    i bought a car so thats cool.

    1. Tech_Dreamer


      I'm still dreaming for that perfect personal gaming computer yo! near $3k as of now

    2. handymanshandle


      Well I got a job so I'll either be going to France in 2017 or building a PC. The latter is seemingly being the most likely as the 2017 trip to France requires an $800/mo payment for the 6 or so months until April 2017 when the final payment is due. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get them to work with whatever we can afford each month and pay what ever is left in April... If so, then I won't be building a PC in early 2017. If not, then I'll be building a PC likely in January or February. 

      Soon enough, I'll be getting closer to my goal of $1,600 saved up for my PC build. (Right PCPartpicker says it's $1,516 but I'm trying to have a little money on the side to maybe get a desk and chair from Ikea or Walmart.) 


      Anyways, besides all that talk about money. Things have been going pretty good.