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  1. Hello guys, I hope that this is the right place to address my issue 😊 I am not really up to date concerning this topic so I am asking for your opinion or advice on the following decision: Roundabout 3-4 years ago I finally fulfilled my dream and build myself an own computer. Over the years I installed some additional components and today it is running an i7-3770k with a GTX-770 and 16GB of RAM. This all is backed by a SSD and a cheap 1TB HDD. But due to my job and not being home much I had no real time to enjoy my computer not to mention playing games with it. Now I thought about selling my desktop and getting the new Razor Blade Stealth with an additional graficscard-enclosure (like the one featured in this LTT video: https://youtu.be/Rjty3I3Cdg8), so that I can have all my stuff on the move and still get a real desktop-like-experience when I am at home. The only concern that keeps me from doing this step is the un-upgradability of the laptop. What if the laptop cannot keep up with my needs in a few years? Do I have to buy a completely new device then? What is the average lifespan of such a device? Those questions bother me a lot and I hope you guys can help me make a decision. Greetings and a lovely Christmas Amazed
  2. Wireless Internet

    I have decided to build a new desktop and was thinking to buy a wireless network card for it but I have never used one before and am not sure which one would be best to get for a low price without being cheap. The motherboard I went with is an MSI - B250 PC MATE. (With an Intel - Core i7-7700K) Any help would be appreciated.
  3. Battery powered desktop

    Hello LTT Community, I started a little project where I made a battery powered portable monitor from an old laptop screen, I also want to make a small pc inside my bag that also is battery powered, how can I do this? Can I take a ITX board and something like PicoPSU or what should you advise. Thanks, ~Sven
  4. Monitor not detected!

    Hey everyone! I am having a problem with my LGA 775 build. It refuses to detect the monitor! I have tried a new motherboard and a new cpu, and nothing is working! I have no idea what could be happening! I also have tried both an old graphics card and the on board graphics on both motherboards! Please help!
  5. my current PC 1)Processors: Intel core i7 920 2)Mother Boards: ASUS (INTEL) P6T SE INTEL X58 3)Ram: CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR3 6GB-1600 2GX3 (CMZ6GX3M3A1600C9) 4)HARD DISK: WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 64MB Cache BLACK 5)PC case: COOLER MASTER CHASSIS CM 690 with 3 fan 120MM 6)3DCARD: GIGABYTE GTX 1070 FE 9)OPTICAL DRIVE: SAMSUNG DVDRW 22X DL SATA (SH-S223F) PUS: Coolermaster GX 750W I want to upgrade my pc and my budget is 600$ and in my country
  6. my PC is getting very old and going to die soon, I'm looking for a decent gaming pc to play AAA games overwatch, CSGO, WoW, PUBG and other games as well at 144hz and 80-120fps I don't know too much about PC's seen this one posted on a page I follow and was wondering if it can run those games at the requirements I want it to with ease. the seller is semi-vague on a few things, but that's all the info i have on the PC.
  7. I am building a desktop for gaming and programmer for android apps and I also have GTX1070? Which processes and motherboard are better for me Which is a better choice for R7-1700 or R5-1600X or R5 1600 or I7 8700 (not 8700k) or I5 8600k that's my budget.in my country 8600k and R7 1700 are in the same price but 8700 is 90$ should I go for SSD I am upgrading from i7 920 my current PC 1)Processors: Intel core i7 920 2)Mother Boards: ASUS (INTEL) P6T SE INTEL X58 3)Ram: CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR3 6GB-1600 2GX3 (CMZ6GX3M3A1600C9) 4)HARD DISK: WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 3.5" HDD 7200RPM 64MB Cache BLACK 5)PC case: COOLER MASTER CHASSIS CM 690 with 3 fan 120MM 6)3DCARD: GIGABYTE GTX 1070 FE 9)OPTICAL DRIVE: SAMSUNG DVDRW 22X DL SATA (SH-S223F) PUS: Coolermaster GX 750W
  8. So I am looking to get a high end set of bluetooth headphones but am unsure as to what would be the best method to connect them to my desktop pc? As far as I am aware my options are: - USB dongle - PCI(-e) card - 3.5mm jack with reciever/transmitter I'm not really sure how windows will handle a audio device connected via BT but I could simply be overthinking it. Then there's also the matter of what adaptor to get, they all focus on being for keyboards, printers, controllers etc not audio devices. The 3.5mm jack option seems the most reliable but also cost more than a simple usb dongle and requires you to turn it on and off every time you use it. Thanks for any advice.
  9. Help deciding Mods

    So Ive started painting my computer parts to make it look better. The yellow lines on the motherboard are bugging me a little. So i thought i would paint two of my ram modules yellow as well. Do you guys think that would look good or should i just paint the yellow parts of the mobo red?
  10. Looking into building/Buying a streaming PC. Not sure which is the smartest way to go. Gaming laptop with an i7 or build a pc with Ryzen/Threadripper? Let me know. Thanks
  11. 1. Budget & Location ~$1000 CAD in B.C. A little more (~100-200) is fine. 2. Aim Mostly web browsing, office work, "high end" tasks would be playing games like Path of Exile or Civ on good quality (or higher). 3. Monitors Hoping for 2 1080p monitors at least. Anything higher resolution is just a cherry on top 4. Peripherals I'll most likely need Windows (7 is fine, 10 is good too). No keyboard/mouse needed. 5. Why are you upgrading? Using a prebuilt Dell computer from 2011 (or before I can't remember) and I thought it's time to upgrade Currently considering two options. One from https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lonxu/saved/qkvZ8d and the other from https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/fbdVJV. I'm a computer newbie and I'm not sure which one would be a better fit since prices are kinda similar (2nd one is cheaper). I'm not going to be doing anything hardcore with the computer besides gaming every once in a while. I'm also not sure about SSD since it seems very popular but I've never used one. Any cheaper alternatives in either scenario that would be better? Thanks in advance.
  12. seen a very high-end Desktop PC for sale close to my area, by no means am I tech savvy I know a little bit but not enough to know how much this PC would be worth I'll post the specs I'm just wondering how much would be a good or bargon asking price, also what question should i ask the person about the PC before buying it thanks. i7 5930k, 1080Ti SLI build! Specs: CPU: Intel i7 5930k 4.7GHz MOBO: Sabertooth X99 MOBO RAM: 16GB CORSAIR Dominator DDR4 RAM CPUS: 2X 1080TI EVGA SC2 WITH HYBRID COOLERS SSD/HDD: EVO 850 256GB SSD + 3TB WD BLACK HDD CASES: 900D + COOLERMASTER COSMOS SE MONITOR: ASUS ROG PG27AQ KEYBOARD + MOUSE: G900 + G902 Comes with CPU waterblock and pump/res! Build is barely a year old
  13. Hey peeps, I am planning on building workstation for Solidworks. I was hoping to get some recommendations for the build from this esteemed community :D. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BPk4r7 I am primarily concerned with my motherboard choice. Is MSI a good brand as whole? Will the MSI - Z270-A PRO A be able to support a mild overclock on the i7-7700K? I based my CPU choice off of some of puget systems' testing: https://pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/SOLIDWORKS-2017-Coffee-Lake-CPU-Comparison-i7-8700K-i5-8600K-i3-8350K-1053/
  14. So my school has given all students an 11'' macbook air and this is the 3rd year mine has been in use, and mine is working ok for the most part, but it'll randomly freeze. It's pretty bad sometimes, I'll have to wait a couple minutes for it to unfreeze, and I can tolerate it while I'm at school, but when I get home I don't want to be dealing with it. I got a PS4 in March, and while it is fun to play, I've been thinking about getting a solid pre-built machine to serve as not only a computer for doing schoolwork, but also to be an introduction to pc gaming. I don't know that much, but from the cpu userbenchmark website, I've narrowed my search down to what seems to be a solid candidate, the i5 4690. I want a desktop since I'll be getting a laptop for college next summer. I found this computer https://cnet.com/products/hp-prodesk-400-g1-micro-tower-core-i5-4690-3-5-ghz-8-gb-1-tb/specs/ on ebay, and I'd like to know if it is a worthy candidate for what I'd be playing. I mostly play battlefield 1, and I figure that if it can handle a game like that, it would probably be able to handle most any game I play on it, for the most part at least. Now, I understand that the computer doesn't come with a graphics card, but I'd like some recommendations that wouldn't break the bank that would keep me above 60 fps (60-90fps range) in 1080p. At least high settings is what I'd really like. I don't have any interest in playing above 1080p. I'd like to stay in the 60-90fps, but I don't want to spend a boat load of money on a graphics card. I'm thinking $200-$250 would be reasonable. Would a gtx 1060 3gb oc be suitable? It seems to be in my price range, and I can wait until I can find a good deal. Also, I believe I would need a better power supply unit, and I don't think those are terribly expensive, so maybe $30-40 on that, but again I don't know a ton about this stuff. I want this computer to last for at lest a couple years. I've heard about future proofing, but for what I'd like to do, I think this will be fine. That is a prebuilt computer, so if it is sold before I buy it I'll just wait for another one. I have a headset, mic, and a mouse and keyboard that are good enough, but if there is anything else I need, let me know.
  15. Sorry if this is in the wrong subsection. I didn't know if this was a suggestion or what? On the notification settings, why can't you toggle receive desktop notifications when you receive a message or someone was added into the message? https://imgur.com/jlMdRao Is this to cut down on spam or what because I don't have the forum opened 24/7 and this would be helpful.
  16. so for the past 6 months, whenever i change files on my desktop, my desktop background goes black. explorer functions normally, like i can edit files, browse folders, all the normal stuff, but the desktop image is replaced with black. if i kill explorer.exe in taskmanager and then re lunch it, it goes back to normal, and i can see my background image. i cant for the life of me figure out why this keeps happening, and it is pretty annoying. i have all the latest drivers installed, i have the latest version of radeon settings installed, all the windows updates. and it has been going on for months, through many versions and updates of all my programs. i have tried different images and image formats as desktop backgrounds, but it didnt help. it isnt replacing my desktop image, it just stops showing it for some reason. i have windows 10 home i7 6700k, RX 480 8GB, Asus gaming aura mobo im pushing a 4k 60Hz panel, and 2 1080p 60Hz panels (2 HDMI, 1 DVI port used) happens regardless of how many or which panels im using any ideas? Thanks if you need more part info, here is a link to my build https://pcpartpicker.com/b/vpd6Mp
  17. Hello so I was doing some research on my 960m whether to overclock it and people say yes because it will help with the memory bandwidth issue. So I started to do some memory and core overclocking and I got a 135mhz overclock on my core stable and a 650Mhz memory overclock stable. now I have seen people get about either 220 to about 500 on the memory but never 650. I increased my score on Unigine Heaven by 91 points. the original was 811 and it increased to 902. My gaming performance is superb I can now play BF1 on Medium settings WITHOUT a single FPS drop. So what do you guys think?
  18. So. I have some experience with Hewlett Packard's small form factor and ultraslim cases. The hp compaq 8300 USDT, specifically, intrigues me with space efficiency. The power supply is external though, and isn't small whatsoever, but they feature desktop CPUs and laptop GPU's, SO-dimms, 44.8 x 17.8 x 44.5 cm (h-w-d) of a very cute looking case. It's sturdy too, the "skeleton" resisting my attempts at bending it how it shouldn't bend very well, Unlike some Cheaptek™ towers that seem to be made of painted, thin lead covered up with aluminum foil. I think they're great. The motherboard is probably limited to only a few CPU's and doesn't have the cool kid features, but it's going to be cheaper than a decent laptop by far, and is far more flexible than a laptop. Wondering if there's any custom solutions, to this size of pc. Heck, if the case has to be stretched to fit a titan xp, i wouldn't mind. Has Senpai Linus talked about this? Space in a rented environment is always an issue, especially desk space, Feet space. Hand space. There-could-be-a-shelf-here-space. "But i don't like this laptop's keyboard" logical fallacy. Anyway. How to make a strong, independent ultraslim desktop? Does cramming more stuff in a small space look neat? It can obviously run Doom. Mods to screw a screen and a big fat battery to it? The new installment, HP EliteDesk 800 G3 doesn't seem to have room for a gpu, at 17cm wide and deep, takes less room than a on the actual desk, or drawer(which is where some people store their laptops until they need them)
  19. Ram?

    whats the difference between desktop memory and server memory and can i use server memory in a desktop
  20. Hello, I am looking for some advice on the parts to use for my gaming rig. I am not one hundred percent sertain on my budget, but i would like to keep it under 900 US Dollars. This will be my first time actually building a desktop myself, so I will accept any advice you guys could give me. I would be really grateful if some kind soul would go over the parts i have listed here and see if they are all compatible and such. Also, i would take reccomendations on what i should do for this system. NOTE: The graphics card is something I am most likely going to buy used so that is why it only says 200 US Dollars. Thanks! COMPONENTS: CPU: https://amazon.com/Intel-BX80684I38100-Core-i3-8100-Processor/dp/B0759FTRZL GPU: https://ebay.com/itm/ASUS-DUAL-RX480-O8G-Radeon-RX-480-8GB-GDDR5-Fan-OC-Edition-Graphic-Cards/282714218649?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D48739%26meid%3D88401ab5bdb147cdb6b993041e38539b%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D172953196042&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 CASE: https://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811854023 MOTHERBOARD: https://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813157795 HARD DRIVE: https://amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK?th=1 SSD: https://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211719&cm_re=128gb_ssd-_-20-211-719-_-Product MEMORY: https://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820164015 PSU: https://evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=100-N1-0650-L1 CPU COOLER: https://newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103107&cm_re=cooler_master_hyper-_-35-103-107-_-Product FANS: https://amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Bearing-Computer-Radiators/dp/B00314J422?th=1 PRICES: CPU: $136.49 GPU: ~$200.00 CASE: $69.99 MOTHERBOARD: $134.99 HARD DRIVE: $49.99 SSD: $59.99 MEMORY: $87.99 PSU: $49.99 CPU COOLER: $16.99 FANS: $15.98 TOTAL: ~$850.00
  21. I Need Help With Making A PC

    Hello Everyone I want to build my very own Gaming Desktop and my budget is around 1000 dollars.The games i would want to play on this system would be Arma,Escape From Tarkov,Dayz,Rust,CSGO,Minecraft,Space engineers for the most part,Please help me out i have a moniter
  22. the title says it all! ive been having this idea recently to make some sort of ricer laptop. ie; a crappy general name brand early 2000nds laptop, looks awful on the outside, but has the specs of a gaming beast, most likely by way of morphing either a micro atx setup or from a doner gaming laptop, with the screen replaced with a repair one off of either ebay or amazon. ive found a ton of terrible 50-200$ 15" laptops to use as a base, and quite a few cheap gaming laptops and micro atx/ mini nvidia gpus, and was wondering if something like this would be feasible at all whatsoever! possible specs may include; i7 (TBD) 24-32 gigs ram 120 gig ssd & 1tb hard drive or external storage nvidia gtx 1050-1080 (all work) (motherboard TBD) windows 10 OS anything else i am currently forgetting thoughts?
  23. The Best Setups. EVER.

    Show your best setups here! From liquid cooling to quad CPU to four-way SLI, everything that goes OMG goes in this discussion! Please follow LOOK OVER HERE's profile. Side note: It doesn't have to be to date. A setup that was legendary in its time works fine as well. Just give the date.
  24. Cheapest, crappiest desktops

    Avid PC builders, what is the CHEAPEST and/or CRAPPIEST desktop PC you've set up? If you still use it, please try to download the benchmark software from HERE (click me) and tell me your scores. Thanks people, <snip>.
  25. So I recently got a new monitor Dell U2515H. It is connected via mDP to DP cable that comes with the package. I also have a 2nd monitor AOC something that is connected via HDMI. When I turn off my new Dell everything stays fine but when I turn it on again the desktop rearranges. AOC screen flashes or turns off/on as well and windows that were active on my Dell screen are moved to AOC screen and then go back to the main screen but also the windows from AOC screen are moved to the main screen. I already had dual monitor before but never had this problem. The previous monitor was old Dell u2312hm which was connected via DVI. And if I connect it as a 3rd screen the desktop rearranging is even more confusing. GPU is GTX 970 Strix, I'm on Windows 10. I can't try regular DP cable on Dell because I only have the mDP to DP that came with the package.