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Forum Topic "Best ultrabook/tablet for day to day use."

lodie187u submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Very nice, i ended up picking up a yoga 730 to use in the mean time and im actually really enjoying it. I wish the battery life was much better but 5 hours for me seems to be fine. The new spectre x360s coming out the end this month seems very enticing and i think i might end up purchasing that one instead of the Lenovo.

Forum Topic "Best ultrabook/tablet for day to day use."

lodie187u submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah i am pretty deadset on picking up a T480s but i will be waiting to get the model in the specs i want for the next few months. What are your real world battery usage look like day to day? If i can get 10 hours out of it thats fine by me.

Forum Topic "Best ultrabook/tablet for day to day use."

lodie187u submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I was looking at the T480s w/ i7 quad cor 4ghz turbo boost, WQHD monitor, 12gb DDR4 2400mhz ram, mx150 2gb dgpu, 256gb SSD. The 15.6 hour battery is so amazing with my military discount everything comes down to around 1500$

Forum Topic "Best ultrabook/tablet for day to day use."

lodie187u submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I was looking into the T480's if you have any input on them?

Forum Topic "Best ultrabook/tablet for day to day use."

lodie187u submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

ooo the surface book 2 looks very nice but the price is up there for a nice higher end model.

Forum Topic "8700k build from scratch - feedback?"

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Looks good.

Forum Topic "1070ti/1080ti or wait for the 1180ti"

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Settle for a 1080 since you are planning on planning 1440p. It will perform perfectly and wait till the generation after comes out and you'll be fine.

Forum Topic "Halp"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Aorus Sync, Corsair Cue, and i think theres another one.

Forum Topic "Can you reuse an old CPU?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I dont see why not, surfing the web isn't quite taxing. Buy used parts and make sure its all compatible. You'll probably need 4gb of ram at most and maybe a cheap gpu for web based games?

Forum Topic "Looking for some new games"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Monster hunter world comes out next month, i've heard good things about WarFrame, and then the new battlefield is coming out later this year. You could take a stab at Dauntless, Escape From Tarkov, Wreckfest, GTA 5 new DLC, and play some random indie games.

Forum Topic "New motherboard and CPU, old HDD"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Always clean install.

Forum Topic "Really really really crap but cheap GPU"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Whats your budget on the card?

Forum Topic "GeForce 1080ti? or wait for the 11 series?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Who knows if they actually do release it, so many rumors floating around.

Forum Topic "adding fans to the PC tower"

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

What chillsabre said is correct, but JayzTwoCents also touched on this as well with his YT video. It is also important to spend money on quality fans.

Forum Topic "Where to go from here."

lodie187u submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Well time is my issue hence the reason why i spend most of the time on it watching twitch. I have a family to tend to on top of regular work duties during the morning, so making time to game is my issue? Im not quite sure, I have considered doing the above things you listed, but at the sacrifice of other things, i feel i may do a negligent done doing it right or in a proper fashion. I will take it into consideration, always love taking in more money.!

Forum Topic "To install or not to install. That is the question."

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Always fresh install.

Forum Topic "How do I see what mhz my ram is running at?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

CPUID

Forum Topic "adding fans to the PC tower"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I've gone both directions, using cheap stock fans vs aftermarket ones, and have found that obviously the aftermarket ones are much better and quieter. I go with Fractal Design fans. When it comes to sizing, it depends on what is available on your case. Remember to not install fans everywhere, take into consideration air flow.

Forum Topic "a good PC tuneup program out there?"

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

You can defrag your computer yourself in the windows menu. If you type in disk defrag itll popup pick the drive you want and itll get to working.

Forum Topic "Help!!! GTX 1070 Ti is acting extremely weird! I am getting 11 FPS in Heaven Benchmark. Paired with an I5 8400...."

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I believe you can get away using a previous driver than the current one released you just have to find it. Reasons why i usually wait a while before updating my graphics driver, is because of problems like this.

Forum Topic "How good is the GeForce GT 720?"

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

You can get better results on a 6th genration integrated graphics vs the gt720

Forum Topic "Steins Gate"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah depending how mature he is at that age, he might be able to ingest the first handful of episodes cause like pegotico said, it takes it bit to get through, but after you understand the concept of it then the light bulb goes off.

Forum Topic "Intel i3-8350k Vs i5-8400 ?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Correct, i misspelled 8600k lol.

Forum Topic "Gpu Cover To Hide Lighting"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Black tape/sharpie

Forum Topic "Steins Gate"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I think he'll be fine, probably be mind ******, but he'll be fine,

Forum Topic "Review my custom build"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

What are you intentions with this PC.

Forum Topic "I'm New to Building -- Why Do Keyboards Matter?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It all comes down to preference, My first keyboard was a razer black widow and i enjoyed it alot. Although after a few months, i started not liking the way the keyboard setup was, i.e. the volume control buttons and music control required you to press Fv+ any of the F keys in order to control it and a lack of a wrist wrest. Thereafter i purchase Corsair k95 and enjoy it much better. It has a knob for volume control and dedicated keys for music control which made it much easier to press. Also it came with replacement key caps for WASDQE for gaming or something. The RGB control on the corsair was much better VS the Razer one. Since the swap i use my Razer keyboard in my office and corsair one at my home.

Forum Topic "Best Laptop for esport titles"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Listing your budget would be helpful.

Forum Topic "Intel i3-8350k Vs i5-8400 ?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

8660k for the value.

Forum Topic "Used gpus?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

If you buy it on ebay or something you should be fine. You would be able to get your money back.

Forum Topic "PSU help, First build"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yes that will be fine.

Forum Topic "PSU help, First build"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Apologies didn't realize you were located in NZ. Im all out of ideas lol.

Forum Topic "How to buy an OS"

lodie187u 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

I went to best buy to purchase my key make sure it is a RETAIL version so it wont be locked to your motherboard. It came in a USB form and was easy to install.

Forum Topic "PSU help, First build"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I currently use a cx650m for my build and have 0 issues and it is cheaper than the one you have listed. You could even utilize a cx450m which is much cheaper as well. Your build is only putting out roughly 142w

Forum Topic "Power Wattage and overall performance"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

There is an indicator in the top right of the build page that states how much power you will be creating with the build. It states the build will put out about 309watts of power. So a 450w PSU will be fine.

Forum Topic "Recover Overwritten Saved Parts List"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Nope RIP.

Forum Topic "New PC wifi"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

If your motherboard does not have onboard wifi built into it you will not be able to connect to wifi ONLY ethernet. You will need to get a USB wifi adapter or one that connects to your motherboard. No software is capable of connecting you to wifi you need a specific device built into it or plugged in

Forum Topic "Final Gaming Build?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Looks solid to me.

Forum Topic "Don't know which monitor to get for current setup and use."

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Considering everything you have in your build, i would go with a nice 60hz IPS monitor.

Forum Topic "Used gpus?"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I purchased a used asus 1060 6gb on ebay and had 0 problems with it. OC'd perfectly fine and handled games like a dream. Granted it didn't come in the original box and dodgey shipping method, but it worked perfectly fine with 0 issues. Seller used it for mining, but mining doesnt cause much stress at all on a GPU so i wouldn't be worried. You just take all the normal risks when buying a used gpu.

Forum Topic "Static Electricity."

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Definitely work on a wooden table. You could even get yourself an ESD mat if your paranoid. Ground yourself by touching the case and dont' open product until your ready to install. Use the box from the mobo for your breadboard to insure all products are working prior to installing them all in your case.

Forum Topic "I would like to upgrade"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yes definitely buy an SSD, such a huge performance upgrade from HDD. You should try to squeeze out as much as you can from your currently build until you have enough to buy everything together. I am unsure if the 1060 is compatible with the setup you have now. I would opt for the 8th gen processor for the extra benefits and it costing marginally a bit more only.

Forum Topic "Value of this laptop (# 2)"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

No worries man its not a bad deal at all im just a cheap guy when it comes to used stuff lol. GLWS!!

Forum Topic "I would like to upgrade"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah in a sense but also if you could wait it out, ram prices could drop in the next few months. There are too many "what ifs" to consider. you have more than enough options to make a decision on what you feel comfortable doing. Just make sure you dont regret it (which ive done in the past)

Forum Topic "Value of this laptop (# 2)"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Sorry that still wouldn't be worth it for me, 500gb SSD 100$ legit copy windwos 100$ 1tb hdd 60$ 260+tax would still put me at the same as buying brand new.

Forum Topic "Value of this laptop (# 2)"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Sorry i'll have to pass on your ebay listing, the price you have listed doesnt seem worth it considering it doesnt come with any storage or an operating system that would run me another 200$ together in which i could just buy the product new.

Forum Topic "I would like to upgrade"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

You could also go that route, but IMO you would be only prolonging your situation instead of "future proofing" yourself. My suggestion would be is to spend the money now for recent tech instead of fiddling around with the old tech. Im not sure how much longer you would be able to get away with it since games are getting much more demanding.

Forum Topic "I would like to upgrade"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Ah i completely forgot about ram as well that will drive up the cost. Let me make the adjustments. Looks like you'll be in the 600-700$ range after all. I believe it'd be best to go this route. You could also go with the 8th gen CPU's as well to even future proof yourself more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7400 3GHz Quad-Core Processor $178.69 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - H270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card $269.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $690.65
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $680.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-28 13:14 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Value of this laptop (# 2)"

lodie187u 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Im actually kinda interested about this. Do you have make and model?

Forum Topic "Controller"

lodie187u 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I use an xbox controller because of its ergonomics. I have big hands so it fits pretty comfy for me. Cheap too easy plug and play.

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