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Old August 20th, 2016 (10:00 AM).
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Finished setting up a HP 22es and an MSI Interceptor DS200. They're a thin-design with thin bezels, IPS 21.5" monitor with HDMI and VGA inputs, matte display cover, and no bevel, that boasts Technicolor certification and no flickering backlight, and a gaming mouse with a maximum DPI of slightly over 8000 (not that it matters), a 1000 Hz polling rate (as it should), and RGB lighting (does everything has to come with it?), respectively.

There are a lot of pleasant surprises! I might write up a few reviews soon once I spend more time with it. Both have newer drivers than the provided DVDs have, so I ended up updating their drivers too. Might be a good opportunity to try out NVIDIA Fast Sync now that drivers that enable it on 900-series cards are now available, too, and give the display and mouse a workout.

Also got a new mouse pad and a Logitech C310 webcam. Not much to comment on them, aside from them working well.
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    I'm probably going to get a PC soon. I'm a Mac user, but it's really annoying to have a lot of stuff inaccessible because of the computer itself :c I've installed VirtualBox to run Windows, but it's a hassle and crashes a lot because it's so huge, I think.

    I was thinking about getting a Surface Book because it seemed similar to a Mac and I don't need anything too intense for like gaming or whatever. I mean... that's all I know about computers.


    also @ title: I remember when Zach was promoted! Dang you're old. Wait does this mean I'm old too since I remember it?

    edit: I've been here 4 years?!?!
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    Old August 24th, 2016 (12:42 AM).
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    I'm probably going to get a PC soon. I'm a Mac user, but it's really annoying to have a lot of stuff inaccessible because of the computer itself :c I've installed VirtualBox to run Windows, but it's a hassle and crashes a lot because it's so huge, I think.

    I was thinking about getting a Surface Book because it seemed similar to a Mac and I don't need anything too intense for like gaming or whatever. I mean... that's all I know about computers.


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    Happy 4 years of PC!

    I think you might be a lot happier with a normal $1500 gaming laptop instead of a Surface Book if you don't need a tablet. Preferably something with a GTX 1060!

    Even if you don't game, probably a good idea to spend at least 1000 for a laptop that is actually good. Make sure it can fit your needs, especially if it's going to be your primary computer.

    Or do you prefer a desktop after all that?

    Also, bought a Corsair H60 - that appeared to be the best choice on my own research without having to buy online, doing some severe violence to the height limit, or to the price-performance ratio. Hmm... The TX3 EVO I was using wasn't comfortable when I stress things really hard.
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    Old August 24th, 2016 (12:19 PM).
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    My laptop was $750 when I got it 2½ years ago, and it's still running pretty good to this day.

    I'm the one who needs a tower, really. It's such a pain to be using my laptop all the time and having to get under my desk to dock and undock it whenever I'm home and/or leaving somewhere and taking my laptop. :P
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    Old August 27th, 2016 (8:20 AM).
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    My laptop was $750 when I got it 2½ years ago, and it's still running pretty good to this day.

    I'm the one who needs a tower, really. It's such a pain to be using my laptop all the time and having to get under my desk to dock and undock it whenever I'm home and/or leaving somewhere and taking my laptop. :P
    Hopefully you have enough money to have a desktop that's great enough to use all the time ;)

    I kind of want to sell my laptop now that I've been almost exclusively using my desktop for everything, but it's also my only laptop. Selling it would be bad if I were to need a computer while outside.
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    Old August 29th, 2016 (5:29 AM).
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    Hmm, so I apparently need to take my website down whenever I do yum updates to it. At least it's as simple as stopping a service and then re-initializing it. :P

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    Hopefully you have enough money to have a desktop that's great enough to use all the time ;)
    I think the lesson learned from my previous desktop was to just never leave it turned on 24/7, or to also stop constantly disconnecting hardware from it (like PCI cards).
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    Old August 29th, 2016 (6:51 AM).
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    Hmm, so I apparently need to take my website down whenever I do yum updates to it. At least it's as simple as stopping a service and then re-initializing it. :P

    I think the lesson learned from my previous desktop was to just never leave it turned on 24/7, or to also stop constantly disconnecting hardware from it (like PCI cards).
    Something got worn down badly?
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    Old August 29th, 2016 (7:59 AM).
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    Something got worn down badly?
    You don't remember my tower that has the bulging capacitor, do you?
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    Old August 30th, 2016 (7:29 AM).
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    You don't remember my tower that has the bulging capacitor, do you?
    Aww.

    Good thing today's PC parts shouldn't have capacitor trouble as long as you're avoiding the rock-bottom parts. :)
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      Hmm, so I apparently need to take my website down whenever I do yum updates to it. At least it's as simple as stopping a service and then re-initializing it. :P

      I think the lesson learned from my previous desktop was to just never leave it turned on 24/7, or to also stop constantly disconnecting hardware from it (like PCI cards).
      You have issues with leaving it on 24/7? What kind of issues?
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      You have issues with leaving it on 24/7? What kind of issues?
      I don't even use the tower anymore. Where did I say I had issues with leaving it on 24/7? I just meant that leaving it on like that probably wore it out severely.
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        I don't even use the tower anymore. Where did I say I had issues with leaving it on 24/7? I just meant that leaving it on like that probably wore it out severely.
        Oh. I'm just wondering because I've had a desktop on for probably 7 of the past ten years and it is fine. I had to replace the power supply once due to a storm though.
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        Old September 1st, 2016 (3:54 PM).
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        Oh. I'm just wondering because I've had a desktop on for probably 7 of the past ten years and it is fine. I had to replace the power supply once due to a storm though.
        You probably have a better tower than a mukty HP system. :P
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        Old September 2nd, 2016 (6:15 AM).
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        I'm tempted to buy more RAM to make my desktop keep going, since, well the Battlefield 1 open beta is on, and... well, running things at half resolution, with everything turned down, just to maintain close to 60 FPS doesn't seem too... pretty on my laptop. At least for non-gaming, the laptop does act like my desktop, after connecting all my desktop's stuff to it instead.

        It costs money, though. And the RAM will go unused once it gets its RAM back...
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        I'm tempted to buy more RAM to make my desktop keep going, since, well the Battlefield 1 open beta is on, and... well, running things at half resolution, with everything turned down, just to maintain close to 60 FPS doesn't seem too... pretty on my laptop. At least for non-gaming, the laptop does act like my desktop, after connecting all my desktop's stuff to it instead.

        It costs money, though. And the RAM will go unused once it gets its RAM back...
        You could just always download more RAM so that it won't cost you a penny. :P
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        You could just always download more RAM so that it won't cost you a penny. :P
        It probably won't help if the computer has 0 GB of RAM. :P
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          You probably have a better tower than a mukty HP system. :P
          I hope so haha :D I love that thing but I need to replace it eventually. I'm just too cheap cuz it still works.
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          I hope so haha :D I love that thing but I need to replace it eventually. I'm just too cheap cuz it still works.
          What kind of tower do you have?
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          Old September 3rd, 2016 (4:15 AM).
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          I just wonder if my HP monitor will ever break. Hehe...

          Nobody has heard of HP monitors breaking, but who knows?
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            An old custom built computer. Asus motherboard, Intel cpu, corsair ram and psu. Hard drives are WD mainly one Seagate (got it on sale). Xfx Nvidia video card. Old but solid.

            2gb of ram 1.86ghz core2duo it's so old haha
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            An old custom built computer. Asus motherboard, Intel cpu, corsair ram and psu. Hard drives are WD mainly one Seagate (got it on sale). Xfx Nvidia video card. Old but solid.

            2gb of ram 1.86ghz core2duo it's so old haha
            Can you overclock that Core 2 Duo? It might give it new life. :)

            In the meantime, I bought stuff :)

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            My phone could get some pampering... and might as well buy one of the best non-electrically conductive thermal compound on the cheap - something that I can't buy separately without buying a cooler without going online.
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            I applied a fix similar to this one on my Nexus 7 today! It's pretty much the same fix, but instead of foam, I cut a piece off a folder and glued it down.

            So far the auto rotate has held up after about three hours (where usually it would fail after an hour or so). Here's to hoping it does stay up! :D
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              I used to have it overclocked but I have no need. My bottleneck is ram anyway.
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              Well, at least I will be able to get things done on my desktop now. Lots of pending stuff to do with all that downtime... it felt so wrong.
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