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About TomvanWijnen

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  • Location
    The Netherlands
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Doing homework


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77)
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) low profile 1600MHz CL8
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 450D
  • Storage
    SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB
  • PSU
    be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular
  • Display(s)
    BENQ G2400W, Dell something
  • Cooling
    CPU: Noctua NH-D14 with 2 Noctua fans. Other fans: 2x stock 140mm (intake), 1x stock 120mm (outtake), 1x ancient 92mm 3200RMP from an ancient Coolermaster CPU cooler (intake)
  • Keyboard
    CM Quickfire TK Cherry MX Blue (blue backlight)
  • Mouse
    Logitech M215 (Chinese copy (probably))
  • Sound
    Creative Inspire T6160
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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  1. Well yeah of course we stay up until past 12. I often still have lots of necessary and/or fun stuff to do, so I automatically don't go to bed early. Waking up early would then mean I didn't sleep long enough, so I wake up later. If I go to bed early (before 00:00) I generally cannot fall asleep (quick enough), so it's a bit of a waste of time to try to start sleeping by then. If there's something important early on in the day, yes, I will wake up for it. I'll just pretty much automatically also not get enough sleep, because I have too much to do to allow me to go to bed so early, a
  2. It should fit. The case manual (should be able to be found online as well) should list it as well.
  3. Maybe, but if you buy these for 50 bucks and they last you a year, and then buy another set for 50 bucks to last you another year, while a new set is I don't know 200$ or so? and might last 2 years, you're still 100$ better off in the end. (numbers made up for the comparison)
  4. Does using disk management to try to create a new partition help? If so, I would definitely test the USB stick afterwards to see if it doesn't immediately fail with a test like H2testw.
  5. After looking at some pictures of other people with these displays, that does indeed seem to be the edge of the display, unfortunately. They make it this way so people can get fooled into thinking the bezels are smaller than they actually are.
  6. I would personally consider the top left one as very important, and the middle left one as relatively important, both due to the weight of the CPU cooler. Would maybe you be able to relocate the two stripped standoffs to something like the bottom?
  7. Just hang it on as a fourth one! I also have a four monitor setup and find it to be lovely! You can always just turn the monitor off when not using it. You could also put it somewhere else in the house, to connect it to a laptop or help a family member out.
  8. What ram do you have now? You may be able to put the fan higher to get (some of) the sticks in. You also might be able to unscrew part of the "heatspreader", so it does fit.
  9. Nope. It's just fine. I recommend unplugging all drives that aren't the drive you're actually installing Windows one, so you're sure nothing important accidentally gets installed on one of the other drives.
  10. A friend of mine bought (hadn't received it yet though) a 3060 ti. He first thought about buying a 3070, couldn't find one at launch, and then decided with the release of the 3060 ti that that was better anyways, as he didn't feel like spending much more money and didn't need the extra performance, as he just recently upgraded to a 1080p 144 Hz monitor. As for me, I wouldn't buy anything yet - I'm still 98% happy with my GTX 680 - but if I would buy something, it'd be something second hand. I can't bring myself to paying at least 450 euros on something I don't use that much nor rea
  11. I think the last sentence explains it. With my desktop I use 24" 1200p monitors, and, yeah, if I put my head really close to the screen, I can see pixels, but if I just look from about 50 cm away it's more than fine. I definitely wouldn't call it low detail. I have a 3120x1440 phone screen so it's not like I don't know better.
  12. Yes, there are bluetooth dongles available for a few bucks.
  13. It's just fine. I recommend not being as close to it as a regular monitor, but more like a meter or more away - it'd be too big for your peripheral vision anyways.
  14. It's a stretch, but maybe you can disable the dGPU in the bios, and run (possibly only an external monitor) on the iGPU.