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Title: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 30, 2013, 09:43:37 PM
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work. 
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ew2x4 on March 30, 2013, 09:46:13 PM
Well, imacs aren't laptops. Probably thinking Macbook.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 30, 2013, 09:52:11 PM
Well, imacs aren't laptops. Probably thinking Macbook.

 :dubious: Never owned an Apple computer.  Just looking for some suggestions/past experiences with different computers.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on March 30, 2013, 09:53:26 PM
do you enjoy using a product that assumes you have the brain function of a potato?  if so, go with the mac.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: bones129 on March 30, 2013, 09:56:18 PM
Dell computers have never let me down. I only buy a new one when one becomes obsolete.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 30, 2013, 10:01:35 PM
Yeah, I had another Dell laptop before this one but it got stolen but it was great before that.  I am not savy as far as hardware goes, is there anything I should avoid as far as processors or video cards?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 30, 2013, 10:04:59 PM
Before my current laptop, i used a Dell and really liked it.  However i don't think their prices are very competitive anymore.  I use a Lenovo brand laptop (ideapad) and really like it, great value for the money and works great.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 30, 2013, 10:09:21 PM
Yeah, I had another Dell laptop before this one but it got stolen but it was great before that.  I am not savy as far as hardware goes, is there anything I should avoid as far as processors or video cards?

Base hardware is so commoditized these i wouldn't say there are really any "don't buy/buys" out there... pay more, get more, pay less get less.  Unless you can find one on markdown.  Everyday Gizmodo aggregates a whole bunch of clearance deals on tech stuff from around the internet, when i bought my current laptop, i just found this post from everyday for like the last week and looked through the laptops they have listed and selected from that group, think i payed $600 for a laptop regularly listed for $1k or so
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 30, 2013, 10:17:18 PM
I follow Gizmodo on twitter so I will look out for this, youtube has frozen at least 12 more times since I started this thread so it's time.  This current computer may end up on the back deck or in the bottom of the pool at this rate by the end of the night  :curse:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: bones129 on March 30, 2013, 10:19:51 PM
Before my current laptop, i used a Dell and really liked it.  However i don't think their prices are very competitive anymore.  I use a Lenovo brand laptop (ideapad) and really like it, great value for the money and works great.

I agree, Dell has become less competitive price-wise, but I'll pay extra to get a product I trust. That said, I have also heard good things about Lenovo. In fact, my go-to IT guy tried pretty hard to sell me one the other day, even though I wasn't in the market for a new computer.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on March 30, 2013, 10:21:04 PM
I follow Gizmodo on twitter so I will look out for this, youtube has frozen at least 12 more times since I started this thread so it's time.  This current computer may end up on the back deck or in the bottom of the pool at this rate by the end of the night  :curse:

http://gizmodo.com/dealzmodo/ (http://gizmodo.com/dealzmodo/)
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: kim carnes on March 30, 2013, 10:24:47 PM
do you enjoy using a product that assumes you have the brain function of a potato?  if so, go with the mac.

  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 30, 2013, 10:31:18 PM
I follow Gizmodo on twitter so I will look out for this, youtube has frozen at least 12 more times since I started this thread so it's time.  This current computer may end up on the back deck or in the bottom of the pool at this rate by the end of the night  :curse:

http://gizmodo.com/dealzmodo/ (http://gizmodo.com/dealzmodo/)

Will def look at this everyday, idk what has happened to my current laptop.  Up to date on all anti-virus, spam, spy-ware, everything, I mean Firefox has started to freeze, I guess it's just time.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on March 30, 2013, 10:33:58 PM
My computer is pretty nice. That goes without saying though.
Title: Computer thread
Post by: felix rex on March 30, 2013, 11:47:52 PM
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work.

I was given a Dell in grad school. Had it for like 6-7 years. Then got a MacBook Pro. I don't know much about computers, but jumping from a 2005 Dell to a 2012 MacBook was pretty rough ridin' enjoyable.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ednksu on March 31, 2013, 12:10:26 AM
details on:
budget
programs you run
is an optical drive necessary
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on April 01, 2013, 07:58:48 PM
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work.

I was given a Dell in grad school. Had it for like 6-7 years. Then got a MacBook Pro. I don't know much about computers, but jumping from a 2005 Dell to a 2012 MacBook was pretty rough ridin' enjoyable.

Jumping from a 2005 dell to anything would be enjoyable.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: WillieWatanabe on April 01, 2013, 08:10:13 PM
I had like a 2006 Dell B130 laptop or something like that. I called it the B1 Bomber :D

If you're a rich ass, i'd get a macbook. otherwise, just look for a good deal elsewhere.
Title: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2013, 08:23:35 PM
do you enjoy using a product that assumes you have the brain function of a potato?  if so, go with the mac.
poor person alert
Title: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2013, 08:24:18 PM
dell is crap, don't support that crap company
Title: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2013, 08:26:07 PM
So after my computer has frozen like 15 times just trying to play a youtube video tonight, I think it's time I upgrade and get a new one.  It's a Dell laptop and I have had it for about 4 years, I know a lot of people with Imac's but have never owned one.  What does everyone recommend as far as a work/personal computer?  Looking on the laptop side as I travel alot for work.
back up your important files to an external HDD and reformat your laptop, reinstall your OS and profit.  before that try to reinstall flash.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 01, 2013, 08:27:41 PM
Get a laptop with an SSD
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Shacks on April 01, 2013, 08:29:14 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
Title: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2013, 08:40:29 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
this just isn't true anymore
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on April 01, 2013, 08:41:41 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
this just isn't true anymore

I know :frown:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Shacks on April 01, 2013, 08:50:22 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
this just isn't true anymore

Yes it is.  If all you want is a laptop for work/school the difference won't be huge, but it is most definitely true if you want a high end PC.  I spent $1000 on parts and built something that would cost $4000 if you bought it premade from Dell.  Even if you don't need something that powerful, a $400 custom built computer is going to be better than a $400 premade computer.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on April 01, 2013, 08:56:12 PM
It seems like it would be kind of hard to build your own laptop.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Shacks on April 01, 2013, 09:00:56 PM
It seems like it would be kind of hard to build your own laptop.

It is more difficult than building a desktop, but it's not terribly hard.  However, if you want a laptop and don't have some experience building computers, you should get a premade.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2013, 09:21:09 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
this just isn't true anymore

Yes it is.  If all you want is a laptop for work/school the difference won't be huge, but it is most definitely true if you want a high end PC.  I spent $1000 on parts and built something that would cost $4000 if you bought it premade from Dell.  Even if you don't need something that powerful, a $400 custom built computer is going to be better than a $400 premade computer.
does the op, who's having trouble with YouTube, seem to you like the type who'd be in the market for a $4000 rig?  these salient points of yours keep getting better.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 01, 2013, 09:37:02 PM
wheres a good place to look for barebone laptop cases?  I've always wondered how you ensure that you'll have enough space in the final product for all the parts you've assembled
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on April 01, 2013, 10:11:59 PM
Yeah I have to have a laptop for work, not too worried about price, not going to pay a bunch extra for extra features I don't need.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Shacks on April 01, 2013, 10:29:18 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
this just isn't true anymore

Yes it is.  If all you want is a laptop for work/school the difference won't be huge, but it is most definitely true if you want a high end PC.  I spent $1000 on parts and built something that would cost $4000 if you bought it premade from Dell.  Even if you don't need something that powerful, a $400 custom built computer is going to be better than a $400 premade computer.
does the op, who's having trouble with YouTube, seem to you like the type who'd be in the market for a $4000 rig?  these salient points of yours keep getting better.

That post had nothing to do with the OP, it was refuting you saying that it isn't more cost-effective to build your own computer.

If all you need is something basic and you don't know how to build a computer, buying a premade is probably a better choice.  But still, if all you need is something basic and you want to learn how to build one, you're going to get something better that will last longer for the same price.  You can pay $400 for a premade where half the cost is labor and half the cost is overpriced parts, or you can buy $400 worth of reasonably priced parts from newegg.com and spend a couple hours putting them together.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 01, 2013, 10:32:09 PM
Don't own a computer anymore, just have an iPad. Really fits my go with the flow, fly by the seat if your pants personality.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on April 01, 2013, 10:37:59 PM
Don't own a computer anymore, just have an iPad. Really fits my go with the flow, fly by the seat if your pants personality.

That sounds horrible. I own 4 different tablets and I could never imagine getting rid of my computer.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 01, 2013, 10:46:32 PM
Don't own a computer anymore, just have an iPad. Really fits my go with the flow, fly by the seat if your pants personality.

That sounds horrible. I own 4 different tablets and I could never imagine getting rid of my computer.

Well I work on one all day, I guess it's not totally convenient but I pretty much just BBS from home so I don't need a computer. If I needed to use a computer I'd just drive to work I guess. Hasn't happened yet.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Super PurpleCat on April 01, 2013, 11:20:05 PM
Building your own and "saving tons of money" is a bullshit lie.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: _33 on April 01, 2013, 11:33:28 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.

ONLY A REALLY OLD PERSON DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO BUILD A COMPUTER!!!  Shut up idiot.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Institutional Control on April 02, 2013, 07:02:38 AM
I recommend HP over Dell for completely unbiased reasons.    :grin:

Besides, Dell is about to go belly up.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on April 02, 2013, 09:39:01 AM
Building your own and "saving tons of money" is a bullshit lie.

If you are wanting to play games on your computer, it's not. If you don't play PC games, then yeah.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Boom Roasted on April 02, 2013, 09:54:28 AM
Don't own a computer anymore, just have an iPad. Really fits my go with the flow, fly by the seat if your pants personality.

That sounds horrible. I own 4 different tablets and I could never imagine getting rid of my computer.

Well I work on one all day, I guess it's not totally convenient but I pretty much just BBS from home so I don't need a computer. If I needed to use a computer I'd just drive to work I guess. Hasn't happened yet.

In this camp, iPad does everything I need it to do from my couch.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 02, 2013, 09:54:58 AM
Don't own a computer anymore, just have an iPad. Really fits my go with the flow, fly by the seat if your pants personality.

That sounds horrible. I own 4 different tablets and I could never imagine getting rid of my computer.

Well I work on one all day, I guess it's not totally convenient but I pretty much just BBS from home so I don't need a computer. If I needed to use a computer I'd just drive to work I guess. Hasn't happened yet.

In this camp, iPad does everything I need it to do from my couch.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on April 02, 2013, 10:01:10 AM
iPad does not do everything I need. Must have a laptop.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Institutional Control on April 02, 2013, 10:05:57 AM
Tablets are great for games and music. I'm a hardcore surfer and I need a laptop.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 02, 2013, 10:06:47 AM
tablets really aren't great for games. 
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Institutional Control on April 02, 2013, 10:54:55 AM
tablets really aren't great for games.

Ever tried playing Temple Run OZ on a PC?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Tonya Harding of Twitter Users Creep on April 02, 2013, 11:19:32 AM
I guess we all have different needs for our home computing experiences and that's what makes us all special and I'm just glad we are all best friends  :cheers:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 02, 2013, 11:37:37 AM
tablets really aren't great for games.

Ever tried playing Temple Run OZ on a PC?

ya, it runs great.  also, my point was that while a tablet to play temple run oz on may be the extent of your gaming needs, the reality is that the shelf life of a tablet game is very short lived.  tablets are acceptable for tablet games, that's it.  the world of games extends far beyond what a tablet can offer.

it's really odd you can't understand that.  maybe you're a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Institutional Control on April 02, 2013, 11:40:45 AM
tablets really aren't great for games.

Ever tried playing Temple Run OZ on a PC?

ya, it runs great.  also, my point was that while a tablet to play temple run oz on may be the extent of your gaming needs, the reality is that the shelf life of a tablet game is very short lived.  tablets are acceptable for tablet games, that's it.  the world of games extends far beyond what a tablet can offer.

it's really odd you can't understand that.  maybe you're a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

Nice try, Mr. Clams. I have been tested numerous times and I am several points away from being Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!). I am well into the Dull Normal range.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: XocolateThundarr on April 02, 2013, 11:54:56 AM
Pocket Tanks is the bomb on my iPad.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: JavaCat on April 02, 2013, 01:13:54 PM
Build your own computer.  As long as you can follow directions and have a better understanding of technology than an octogenarian, it's pretty simple.  You can get something more powerful than a prebuilt for a fraction of the price and it won't come pre-loaded with a bunch of garbage programs.
this just isn't true anymore

Yes it is.  If all you want is a laptop for work/school the difference won't be huge, but it is most definitely true if you want a high end PC.  I spent $1000 on parts and built something that would cost $4000 if you bought it premade from Dell.  Even if you don't need something that powerful, a $400 custom built computer is going to be better than a $400 premade computer.
does the op, who's having trouble with YouTube, seem to you like the type who'd be in the market for a $4000 rig?  these salient points of yours keep getting better.

That post had nothing to do with the OP, it was refuting you saying that it isn't more cost-effective to build your own computer.

If all you need is something basic and you don't know how to build a computer, buying a premade is probably a better choice.  But still, if all you need is something basic and you want to learn how to build one, you're going to get something better that will last longer for the same price.  You can pay $400 for a premade where half the cost is labor and half the cost is overpriced parts, or you can buy $400 worth of reasonably priced parts from newegg.com and spend a couple hours putting them together.

You seriously think the common user that can't get Youtube to work on their current laptop should be building their own laptop? The market for barebones laptop parts is pretty much nonexistent. Your options are extremely slim. MSI and... If you're going the route of getting one where you have to install the processor, graphics, wireless, etc. then it's an even crazier suggestion.

OP needs to stick to buying a name brand laptop with warranty. If you seriously consider a Macbook you might try to get your current laptop to last as long as possible. Rumors flying about when the new iPad/Macbook's will be released this year. New Mac's should have the Haswell chip. Might as well wait for those if you're buying this year.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on April 25, 2013, 09:24:19 AM
Had my phone plugged into my Macbook usb port, message pops up and says too much power running to computer then 2 minutes later the computer goes black. Can't turn it on, can't charge it.  Took it to the nerds at BestBuy last night and they're going to try and back up everything then they have to ship it off for a few weeks. Did I fry my computer/how mumped am I?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Super PurpleCat on April 25, 2013, 09:45:58 AM
You should be:  :runaway:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on April 25, 2013, 09:47:41 AM
I AM!
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Phil Titola on May 13, 2013, 07:39:31 PM
Thinking of upgrading my desktop which I basically just use as a file server and picture editing now.  Here are the options I'm kicking around

- Upgrade memory and HDDs of this one (boring and for poors)
- Get new Windows based desktop and possibly a NAS
- Move into a Mac desktop and NAS
- Go Macbook Air and NAS

Already have one laptop (Windows) and the point of the NAS is obviously to share pics/music/files across all devices including smart tv / xbox / etc.  Leaning towards Macbook Air given I need a good way to edit pictures and videos and the desktop I use now for that is a dog.  Concern with going Mac is sharing the edited files to all other devices and I've never had a Mac but look super neato.

Which one should I go with?  Or is there a better option all together?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ew2x4 on May 13, 2013, 07:46:47 PM
I made my old desktop into basically a storage device. I download everything to it. Stream everything from it. Very easy to do with Windows. No idea how it interfaces with Macs. Shouldn't an issue, I'd guess. Homegroups in Windows makes things very easy though.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Phil Titola on May 13, 2013, 07:54:34 PM
I made my old desktop into basically a storage device. I download everything to it. Stream everything from it. Very easy to do with Windows. No idea how it interfaces with Macs. Shouldn't an issue, I'd guess. Homegroups in Windows makes things very easy though.

I haven't had the best of luck consistently getting it to work but I haven't tried very hard.  I could turn the desktop into a storage device but thinking would rather go with something smaller like a NAS.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 13, 2013, 08:19:39 PM
I made my old desktop into basically a storage device. I download everything to it. Stream everything from it. Very easy to do with Windows. No idea how it interfaces with Macs. Shouldn't an issue, I'd guess. Homegroups in Windows makes things very easy though.

I haven't had the best of luck consistently getting it to work but I haven't tried very hard.  I could turn the desktop into a storage device but thinking would rather go with something smaller like a NAS.
dumbasses.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on May 13, 2013, 08:21:04 PM
Thinking of upgrading my desktop which I basically just use as a file server and picture editing now.  Here are the options I'm kicking around

- Upgrade memory and HDDs of this one (boring and for poors)
- Get new Windows based desktop and possibly a NAS
- Move into a Mac desktop and NAS
- Go Macbook Air and NAS

Already have one laptop (Windows) and the point of the NAS is obviously to share pics/music/files across all devices including smart tv / xbox / etc.  Leaning towards Macbook Air given I need a good way to edit pictures and videos and the desktop I use now for that is a dog.  Concern with going Mac is sharing the edited files to all other devices and I've never had a Mac but look super neato.

Which one should I go with?  Or is there a better option all together?
solid state drive
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2013, 09:03:26 PM
boom
http://gizmodo.com/this-cheap-and-fast-ssd-is-your-deal-of-the-day-504616382
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Chingon on May 13, 2013, 09:05:25 PM
I love my ssd.  It's great.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Phil Titola on May 13, 2013, 09:50:08 PM
Thinking of upgrading my desktop which I basically just use as a file server and picture editing now.  Here are the options I'm kicking around

- Upgrade memory and HDDs of this one (boring and for poors)
- Get new Windows based desktop and possibly a NAS
- Move into a Mac desktop and NAS
- Go Macbook Air and NAS

Already have one laptop (Windows) and the point of the NAS is obviously to share pics/music/files across all devices including smart tv / xbox / etc.  Leaning towards Macbook Air given I need a good way to edit pictures and videos and the desktop I use now for that is a dog.  Concern with going Mac is sharing the edited files to all other devices and I've never had a Mac but look super neato.

Which one should I go with?  Or is there a better option all together?
solid state drive

Could fix the RW times.  More looking for excuse to buy new hardware and hence which to buy.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Dub on August 28, 2013, 12:09:01 PM
I need to purchase a Windows Desktop after I have been using a MacBook for years.  Will be using for front desk off a server, so no need for a major graphics card but CPU, RAM, large screen needed.

Recommendations?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on August 28, 2013, 12:31:04 PM
Have you ever thought about just putting a virtual instance of Windows on your macbook?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Dub on August 28, 2013, 12:45:11 PM
Have you ever thought about just putting a virtual instance of Windows on your macbook?

Yeah, I have one on it.  My macbook is from 2008-2009 and is starting to slow down anyway and I still need a personal computer.  Also, the software I need to run doesn't cooperate well when Ive tested it.  I need my major software to run flawlessly and also have one or two bigger screens.  I understand you can probably get external monitor(s) for a laptop but with all these issues I just figured I'd invest in a new PC desktop.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on August 28, 2013, 12:51:13 PM
my suggestion is always to look through the last few days of posts in http://gizmodo.com/tag/dealzmodo (http://gizmodo.com/tag/dealzmodo) or just monitor it for a few days (one post a day at 2pm CST)  they always have good rigs setup
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: slucat on October 21, 2013, 10:44:48 AM
We need a new laptop, not a desktop, I want to be able to move about my house computing.  Not interested in apple products; we BBS, interweb, and edit photos.

I think this should be accomplished for less than $700, give me some options and/or computers to steer clear of.  If it matters we just bought a 2TB external hard drive.

Looking forward to your suggestions.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ShellShock on October 21, 2013, 10:55:11 AM
Only use SSD's for your OS and data that is not read/write intensive. They have limited life and usually last less than 3 years if you use them for read/write.

My suggestion for your new rig: Get a small SSD for your OS and Applications and a HDD for your data such as music, movies, documents, etc...
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 21, 2013, 11:00:15 AM
Only use SSD's for your OS and data that is not read/write intensive. They have limited life and usually last less than 3 years if you use them for read/write.

My suggestion for your new rig: Get a small SSD for your OS and Applications and a HDD for your data such as music, movies, documents, etc...

That's just not true. Also, your suggestion contradicts your previous sentence because while it is smart to install the OS on an SSD, it will incur far more writes than a secondary drive. Reads have no measurable impact on drive life.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ShellShock on October 21, 2013, 11:09:39 AM
Only use SSD's for your OS and data that is not read/write intensive. They have limited life and usually last less than 3 years if you use them for read/write.

My suggestion for your new rig: Get a small SSD for your OS and Applications and a HDD for your data such as music, movies, documents, etc...

That's just not true. Also, your suggestion contradicts your previous sentence because while it is smart to install the OS on an SSD, it will incur far more writes than a secondary drive. Reads have no measurable impact on drive life.

You want the OS on a SSD because it's primarily read cycles instead write cycles. Life expectancy is far lower for SSD's than HDD's. I've got a pile of them in my office to prove it.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 21, 2013, 11:15:29 AM
I know the benefits of an SSD. But unless you are hosting a webserver your 3 year claim is complete bullshit. That or you bought a lot of SSDs with sandforce controllers, which are crap and just unreliable. But that has nothing to do with wear on the NAND.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: HerrSonntag on October 21, 2013, 11:03:22 PM
The read/write cycle degradation  of SSD is something thats becoming less and less of an issue with newer models... spend a little more on a nicer quality drive if you're very worried about it.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on October 21, 2013, 11:12:10 PM
my SSD has the OS, and used to have the game i played the most on it.  it's 4 years old.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 21, 2013, 11:14:29 PM
The read/write cycle degradation  of SSD is something thats becoming less and less of an issue with newer models... spend a little more on a nicer quality drive if you're very worried about it.

That's kind of the opposite of reality. As the manufacturing process of the NAND gets smaller and companies push to create cheaper SSDs the number of write cycles the NAND can survive gets smaller.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ShellShock on October 22, 2013, 08:41:51 AM
After going full SSD for a while, i've settled on doing a small 60GB or so drive for my OS and various applications and an array of HDD's for the rest. My server is set up in an array of HDD's also. To each their own though!
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on October 22, 2013, 09:43:55 AM
yeah the write cycle thing was a concern in the beginning, but is an absolute non-issue with today's ssds
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on October 22, 2013, 11:22:18 AM
well guys just an update to this post
http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=12626.msg935642#msg935642

she seems to be holding up pretty good fellas, i swear, data these days- who knew?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: slucat on October 24, 2013, 12:50:09 PM
We need a new laptop, not a desktop, I want to be able to move about my house computing.  Not interested in apple products; we BBS, interweb, and edit photos.

I think this should be accomplished for less than $700, give me some options and/or computers to steer clear of.  If it matters we just bought a 2TB external hard drive.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

In fairly desperate need of a laptop fellas...
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on October 24, 2013, 01:21:23 PM
We need a new laptop, not a desktop, I want to be able to move about my house computing.  Not interested in apple products; we BBS, interweb, and edit photos.

I think this should be accomplished for less than $700, give me some options and/or computers to steer clear of.  If it matters we just bought a 2TB external hard drive.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

In fairly desperate need of a laptop fellas...

iPad
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: slucat on October 24, 2013, 01:27:15 PM
We need a new laptop, not a desktop, I want to be able to move about my house computing.  Not interested in apple products; we BBS, interweb, and edit photos.

I think this should be accomplished for less than $700, give me some options and/or computers to steer clear of.  If it matters we just bought a 2TB external hard drive.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

In fairly desperate need of a laptop fellas...

iPad

thanks tho
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ChiComCat on October 24, 2013, 01:40:37 PM
My Apple desktop cost 3x as much as my old windows desktops used to and at this point has lasted 4x as long.  Just get apple
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on October 24, 2013, 01:41:50 PM
maybe a macbook air?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 24, 2013, 01:57:23 PM
go to the store find one you like then buy it online. problem solved.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on October 24, 2013, 01:59:21 PM
My Apple desktop cost 3x as much as my old windows desktops used to and at this point has lasted 4x as long.  Just get apple

my 09 iMac is like, the love of my life and i still enjoy making shitty garageband songs on it. did our mutual friend who worked at holiday inn in MHK ever tell you about the video power hour we made? oh wow
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 24, 2013, 02:11:16 PM
Who keeps a computer for 4 years? Woof.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on October 24, 2013, 02:29:16 PM
Who keeps a computer for 4 years? Woof.

People who buy a quality product (apple) as opposed to a piece of crap (everything else).
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GoodForAnother on October 24, 2013, 02:50:31 PM
bought my mid-08 iMac for $899 on sale when the 09 iMac came out.  all I've done to it is open it up and install an SSD into it about six months ago.  still works great, no desire/need to replace it anytime soon.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on October 24, 2013, 02:53:07 PM
My Apple desktop cost 3x as much as my old windows desktops used to and at this point has lasted 4x as long.  Just get apple

i'm having to repurpose it now due to an unfortunate alcohol incident a couple months ago, but my early 2007 macbook pro is still rockin' it
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 24, 2013, 02:53:24 PM
Who keeps a computer for 4 years? Woof.

People who buy a quality product (apple) as opposed to a piece of crap (everything else).

The computer my dad bought in 1995 still works fine, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't upgrade.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on October 24, 2013, 03:09:59 PM
bought my mid-08 iMac for $899 on sale when the 09 iMac came out.  all I've done to it is open it up and install an SSD into it about six months ago.  still works great, no desire/need to replace it anytime soon.

what does this do
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on October 24, 2013, 03:15:38 PM
bought my mid-08 iMac for $899 on sale when the 09 iMac came out.  all I've done to it is open it up and install an SSD into it about six months ago.  still works great, no desire/need to replace it anytime soon.

what does this do

its silent and uses less power and generates less heat and is way faster and costs more money
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on October 24, 2013, 03:17:51 PM
bought my mid-08 iMac for $899 on sale when the 09 iMac came out.  all I've done to it is open it up and install an SSD into it about six months ago.  still works great, no desire/need to replace it anytime soon.

what does this do

its silent and uses less power and generates less heat and is way faster and costs more money

my MacBook gets really hot on the bottom, how much does this ssd cost?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GoodForAnother on October 24, 2013, 03:18:45 PM
bought my mid-08 iMac for $899 on sale when the 09 iMac came out.  all I've done to it is open it up and install an SSD into it about six months ago.  still works great, no desire/need to replace it anytime soon.

what does this do

I could tell my hard drive was about to die (made a lot of clicking noises, randomly crashed, etc.) so I bought an SSD to replace it.  the SSD is basically just a lot faster since it has no moving parts, all flash memory.  so my iMac now starts up in like 8 seconds and applications open super fast.  video rendering was also a shitload faster when I made the #SWP video.

I do make sure to keep a backup on a time machine running a normal hard drive because the SSDs are prone to weird crashes and stuff so it's a good idea to make sure you have a regular backup handy.  the normal hard drives are still more reliable than SSDs.

fair warning, opening up the iMac and getting access to the hard drive is kind of a pain in the ass.  not too bad though, anyone of above average intelligence can do it.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GoodForAnother on October 24, 2013, 03:19:51 PM
I think my 250 GB SSD was like $160 or so
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on October 24, 2013, 04:09:05 PM
mac people  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on October 24, 2013, 04:09:48 PM
my regular 09 iMac drive does not make weird sounds or anything so i think i will not mess with it
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 24, 2013, 06:20:11 PM
bought my mid-08 iMac for $899 on sale when the 09 iMac came out.  all I've done to it is open it up and install an SSD into it about six months ago.  still works great, no desire/need to replace it anytime soon.

what does this do

its silent and uses less power and generates less heat and is way faster and costs more money

my MacBook gets really hot on the bottom, how much does this ssd cost?

It won't fix this. The heat from a laptop HD is negligible. The heat you are feeling is from the cpu/gpu.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Super PurpleCat on October 24, 2013, 07:30:25 PM
Who keeps a computer for 4 years? Woof.

My iMac is going to be 7 years old this November.   :fatty:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 24, 2013, 11:22:28 PM
That's what you get for not building your own. Limited upgrade opportunity. Or in the case of an iMac, no upgrade opportunity.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on October 25, 2013, 07:59:04 AM
Who keeps a computer for 4 years? Woof.

My iMac is going to be 7 years old this November.   :fatty:

That's what you get for not building your own. Limited upgrade opportunity. Or in the case of an iMac, no upgrade opportunity.

i think hemmy missed Super  PurpleCat's point
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on October 25, 2013, 08:21:05 AM
hemmy i see what you're saying i mean unlike when you buy a ford F-150 i guess when you buy a BMW you can't just jack it up and bore out the cylinders and put a 9" ford rear end on that sumbitch and slap some badass headers and a couple of flowmasters to really make that sumbitch growl and then top it off with a calvin pissing on a Chevy logo window sticker or whatever it takes to make it better. i just like the car as-is. different strokes for different folks though.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mr Bread on October 25, 2013, 12:48:09 PM
hemmy i see what you're saying i mean unlike when you buy a ford F-150 i guess when you buy a BMW you can't just jack it up and bore out the cylinders and put a 9" ford rear end on that sumbitch and slap some badass headers and a couple of flowmasters to really make that sumbitch growl and then top it off with a calvin pissing on a Chevy logo window sticker or whatever it takes to make it better. i just like the car as-is. different strokes for different folks though.

I think hemmy is more a glasspacks kind of guy. 
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 25, 2013, 03:23:11 PM
Who keeps a computer for 4 years? Woof.

My iMac is going to be 7 years old this November.   :fatty:

That's what you get for not building your own. Limited upgrade opportunity. Or in the case of an iMac, no upgrade opportunity.

i think hemmy missed Super  PurpleCat's point

I completely understand it. What I am saying is that it is much better to upgrade yearly so you are always on the most bleeding edge hardware.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on October 25, 2013, 03:44:12 PM
well, bleeding edge hardware is important, there's no disputing this factoid.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on October 25, 2013, 08:20:04 PM
I knew 'clams would see it my way. I can only imagine the setup you've got. Probably water cooled the daily rig, with liquid nitrogen for the overclocking machine.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on October 25, 2013, 08:30:12 PM
I knew 'clams would see it my way. I can only imagine the setup you've got. Probably water cooled the daily rig, with liquid nitrogen for the overclocking machine.

bet he nicknamed the daily rig "the bong"   :bong:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on July 12, 2014, 10:03:41 PM
Windows 8 rough ridin' blows.  This computer rough ridin' blows.  My speakers don't want to rough ridin' work.  This computer is going to be dropped 2 stories.  Then promptly thrown very hard in the dumpster.  :buh-bye:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on July 12, 2014, 10:06:38 PM
8.1 is fine
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: daBish7 on July 12, 2014, 10:12:35 PM
Its all the same :th_twocents:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: bones129 on July 13, 2014, 12:23:24 AM
8.1 is fine

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on July 13, 2014, 12:33:43 AM
Windows 8 rough ridin' blows.  This computer rough ridin' blows.  My speakers don't want to rough ridin' work.  This computer is going to be dropped 2 stories.  Then promptly thrown very hard in the dumpster.  :buh-bye:

Then buy new speakers.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on July 13, 2014, 12:35:22 AM
Prolly has it muted :jerk:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2014, 01:01:28 AM
Guys, you are hilarious. Don't worry. I got it to work.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on July 13, 2014, 01:05:39 AM
Aka rehit the mute button
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on July 13, 2014, 01:17:08 AM
 :dubious:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 23, 2014, 05:16:32 PM
probably should go in stud thing thread too, but best buy is having a sale on external storage drives right now apparently. just got a $100 64GB flash drive for $25, there was another one for $20 but it wasn't usb 3.0
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on January 08, 2015, 08:52:22 PM
do not buy this.  its a piece of crap and doesnt rough ridin' work at all. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161168542150?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 04, 2016, 10:02:05 PM
so i removed my sata hdd from my dead imac and then put the imac back together (i know, right?).  i'm going to put the hdd into an enclosure so i can hook it up to my mb pro. 

my mb pro has 2 thunderbolt and 2 usb 3.0 ports, but i'm assuming that the 7200 rpm hdd transfer speeds won't be fast enough to exceed the usb 3.0, right?

any recommendos on external hdd enclosures?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 04, 2016, 10:18:15 PM
so i removed my sata hdd from my dead imac and then put the imac back together (i know, right?).  i'm going to put the hdd into an enclosure so i can hook it up to my mb pro. 

my mb pro has 2 thunderbolt and 2 usb 3.0 ports, but i'm assuming that the 7200 rpm hdd transfer speeds won't be fast enough to exceed the usb 3.0, right?

any recommendos on external hdd enclosures?

Maybe I'm not the one to tell you about computers, since previous posts you have expressed your extreme computer savvy.

REGARDLESS.  The hard drive RPM have nothing to do with the transfer speeds, its a difference between local and network speeds, but I digress.

The only issue when it comes to enclosures is if the imac(depending on the model) is a 2.5" or 3.5" HD size.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 04, 2016, 10:27:07 PM
rereading this thread, I am on the same computer that started this thread 3 years ago.  was living with ShellShock at the time.

Man, what 3 years can do to a person, mind, ego etc
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 04, 2016, 10:28:07 PM
it's a 3.5" and i've never used an external hdd dock before. 
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 04, 2016, 10:31:12 PM
i think i might just buy this son of a bitch
http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-ProBox-K32-SU3-Drive-Enclosure/dp/B0065DUJ0C/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 04, 2016, 10:34:15 PM
i had just quoted your post for an 'zon link.  really, there isnt a difference between drive enclosures, i mean you already have the drive(house), its just the kind of house(enclosure) you want it to live in.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 04, 2016, 10:57:55 PM
based upon the reviews, some are more reliable than other but we will see
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 04, 2016, 11:00:08 PM
*prime Life*  :cool:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Ptolemy on May 04, 2016, 11:43:57 PM
Real question for the computer nerds here: I run a piece of technical software (acoustic measurements) on an old mini-pc that runs on Windows XP. The software/hardware manufacturer is not upgrading the software or hardware. It is where it is. As you know, XP is no longer supported.

Can I keep the mini-pc from trying to update automatically by disabling the Wifi and just operate in "1950's Windows XP" technology indefinitely?  Seems to be working so far.

Have I invented time travel?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ednksu on May 05, 2016, 12:54:05 AM
Real question for the computer nerds here: I run a piece of technical software (acoustic measurements) on an old mini-pc that runs on Windows XP. The software/hardware manufacturer is not upgrading the software or hardware. It is where it is. As you know, XP is no longer supported.

Can I keep the mini-pc from trying to update automatically by disabling the Wifi and just operate in "1950's Windows XP" technology indefinitely?  Seems to be working so far.

Have I invented time travel?

It shouldn't find anything when it attempts to auto update.  It'll keep running like it's August 2001 with no updates to find.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hemmy on May 05, 2016, 01:51:13 PM
Real question for the computer nerds here: I run a piece of technical software (acoustic measurements) on an old mini-pc that runs on Windows XP. The software/hardware manufacturer is not upgrading the software or hardware. It is where it is. As you know, XP is no longer supported.

Can I keep the mini-pc from trying to update automatically by disabling the Wifi and just operate in "1950's Windows XP" technology indefinitely?  Seems to be working so far.

Have I invented time travel?

yes, it will work fine.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: AppleJack on May 05, 2016, 01:53:40 PM
I have a laptop.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 05, 2016, 01:56:58 PM
I have a laptop.

What color is it?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: AppleJack on May 06, 2016, 08:54:47 AM
I have a laptop.

What color is it?

I have a silver one and a black one. And a white one I don't use.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 18, 2016, 09:43:19 AM
so i have a 2008 imac that the vgu died on about a year ago.  the guy said it would cost more to fix than it would be worth.  since then, it's been sitting on the side of my desk.  a couple weeks ago i took out the old hard drive from it and put it back together, now it's back sitting on the side of my desk.

what am i supposed to do with this thing aside from finding an electronic recycling dump
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 18, 2016, 09:55:58 AM
That's about it. Best buy charges like 25 bucks and I think most places are similar to that so I say just chuck it in the trash
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 18, 2016, 09:57:57 AM
just seems weird to throw an imac in the trash but ya i guess that's its fate
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 18, 2016, 09:58:34 AM
Or Craigslist it and put yourself at risk of being murdered
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on May 18, 2016, 10:40:08 AM
I have an 09 imac and i hope i don't have to throw it away ever. Too many amazing g-band songs on there
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 18, 2016, 11:04:06 AM
I have hard drives dating back to the 90's in a drawer just cause I think one day I'll copy the mp3's over but I probably never will. I don't even know if my motherboard supports ide anymore
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: kitten_mittons on May 19, 2016, 01:05:30 PM
Yeah,  you can craigslist it, or find a computer nerd that you know that will buy/take it from you to use for parts.

Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 19, 2016, 01:08:46 PM
I have some 3.5" floppy disks but no floppy drives anymore.... :runaway:
Is there like a service that will transfer them for you? Or do library computers have floppy drives that I could go use?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ChiComCat on May 19, 2016, 01:10:38 PM
I have some 3.5" floppy disks but no floppy drives anymore.... :runaway:
Is there like a service that will transfer them for you? Or do library computers have floppy drives that I could go use?

You can probably buy an appropriate computer for $6 from the local goodwill
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 19, 2016, 01:16:26 PM
I have some 3.5" floppy disks but no floppy drives anymore.... :runaway:
Is there like a service that will transfer them for you? Or do library computers have floppy drives that I could go use?

You can probably buy an appropriate computer for $6 from the local goodwill

Yeah, but that computer probably isn't going to have a USB drive...
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on May 19, 2016, 01:22:00 PM
your computers at work don't have floppy drives?!
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 19, 2016, 01:27:49 PM
your computers at work don't have floppy drives?!

Nope! Hard to believe, I know.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 19, 2016, 01:28:14 PM
your computers at work don't have floppy drives?!

 :lol:

Anyway, floppy drives are like 5¢
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 19, 2016, 01:30:28 PM
This one is 1049¢

http://www.amazon.com/NEWSTYLE-3-5-External-Floppy-Drive/dp/B00KX8EMOO
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 19, 2016, 01:38:02 PM
This one is 1049¢

http://www.amazon.com/NEWSTYLE-3-5-External-Floppy-Drive/dp/B00KX8EMOO

That is a 20980% mark up from your original price!
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Gooch on May 19, 2016, 04:05:01 PM
This one is 1049¢

http://www.amazon.com/NEWSTYLE-3-5-External-Floppy-Drive/dp/B00KX8EMOO

That is a 20980% mark up from your original price!
Mocat check this please
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on May 21, 2016, 11:32:25 AM
so i have a 2008 imac that the vgu died on about a year ago.  the guy said it would cost more to fix than it would be worth.  since then, it's been sitting on the side of my desk.  a couple weeks ago i took out the old hard drive from it and put it back together, now it's back sitting on the side of my desk.

what am i supposed to do with this thing aside from finding an electronic recycling dump

This guy will take old computers (preferrably laptops) and refurbish them for underprivileged kids.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10102977569214391&id=17018030
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 06, 2016, 02:11:22 PM
Guys, new MacBook Pro's drop in a week :excited:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on June 06, 2016, 03:13:46 PM
I'm gonna get one
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on June 06, 2016, 04:02:03 PM
so i have a 2008 imac that the vgu died on about a year ago.  the guy said it would cost more to fix than it would be worth.  since then, it's been sitting on the side of my desk.  a couple weeks ago i took out the old hard drive from it and put it back together, now it's back sitting on the side of my desk.

what am i supposed to do with this thing aside from finding an electronic recycling dump

This guy will take old computers (preferrably laptops) and refurbish them for underprivileged kids.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10102977569214391&id=17018030

Your office should look into his inventory. See what he'd charge you to upgrade.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 06, 2016, 04:10:04 PM
I don't remember if I've shared this or not but these are pretty cool.  Good gift idea too

https://endlessm.com/our-computers/
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2016, 08:25:47 AM
Guys! :excited:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2016, 05:34:39 PM
:curse:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Saulbadguy on June 14, 2016, 07:01:45 AM
Thinking about a gtx 1070, thoughts? Monitor, g-sync?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: slobber on June 14, 2016, 07:22:37 AM
Thinking about a gtx 1070, thoughts? Monitor, g-sync?
I'd bet that is pretty badass because you are pretty good at computers, but I don't have any idea what you are talking about.


Royals aren't gonna win 'em all
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 14, 2016, 08:55:20 AM
Thinking about a gtx 1070, thoughts? Monitor, g-sync?

Are you getting this for gaming or mining Bitcoin?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Dub on August 09, 2016, 11:06:48 AM
CompuCats.. I'm looking at adding another PC to my office and would like the best bang for the buck.  It would be primarily used for running my office software which is not very intensive.  Doesn't need to many bells and whistles.  Prefer giant screen.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: yoga-like_abana on August 09, 2016, 11:09:23 AM
CompuCats.. I'm looking at adding another PC to my office and would like the best bang for the buck.  It would be primarily used for running my office software which is not very intensive.  Doesn't need to many bells and whistles.  Prefer giant screen.
any computer, you're welcome
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on August 09, 2016, 11:22:40 AM
So you want an all-in-one or you want just a tower and have us pick out a monitor too?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on August 09, 2016, 11:46:41 AM
Laptop and docking station or whatever
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Dub on August 09, 2016, 11:53:37 AM
So you want an all-in-one or you want just a tower and have us pick out a monitor too?

Open to both.  Looking for best quality for the money.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on August 09, 2016, 12:12:18 PM
Try out one of the top of the line usb stick pc's and report back.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on August 09, 2016, 03:13:29 PM
So you want an all-in-one or you want just a tower and have us pick out a monitor too?

Open to both.  Looking for best quality for the money.

What's your budget?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Karlen on August 09, 2016, 03:15:34 PM
Thinking about a gtx 1070, thoughts? Monitor, g-sync?

Resolution? What size screen?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 12:59:28 PM
Guys I'm hearing from my sources that Oct 24 will be a big day in computer land :Chirp:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on October 05, 2016, 02:10:04 PM
can't wait to see those highlighted function keys come alive   :excited:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 05, 2016, 03:39:18 PM
Does anyone make a PC that:

1) doesn't have a ton of bullshit apps launch on start-up
2) doesn't have a bunch of bullshit pop-ups for notices to update this or renew that

Like, I just want to do what I want to do, not eff around with all that other bullshit so leave me alone!
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 03:48:54 PM
You know you can turn all that crap off
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 05, 2016, 03:55:09 PM
Somehow they keep coming back.  rough ridin' infuriating.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 03:57:29 PM
Sounds like you have a virus
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on October 05, 2016, 04:06:06 PM
You can turn all that off
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Emo EMAW on October 05, 2016, 04:19:30 PM
Like my GoPro app begs for an update incessantly.  Hey little bitch GoPro, I turned you off, you're supposed to be dead until I re-awaken you. 

Then I give in an do the update.  Well guess what now it's back in my launch on start-up list.  Hate that.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 04:22:00 PM
Bring up task manager.  Click the startup tab.  Left click the app.  Click disable.

Problem solved
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: _33 on October 05, 2016, 04:25:12 PM
Does anyone make a PC that:

1) doesn't have a ton of bullshit apps launch on start-up
2) doesn't have a bunch of bullshit pop-ups for notices to update this or renew that

Like, I just want to do what I want to do, not eff around with all that other bullshit so leave me alone!

Have you tried building your own computer so that it doesn't have all of those things?  I recently built this one out of some western red cedar I had lying around after finishing my deck this summer.  It's purely decorative but the screen is a chalkboard so you can draw on it to look like a favorite website.  And obviously no trouble with pop-ups.

(http://www.popgadget.net/images/woodcomputer.jpg)
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on October 05, 2016, 06:29:34 PM
Have you tried building your own computer so that it doesn't have all of those things?  I recently built this one out of some western red cedar I had lying around after finishing my deck this summer.  It's purely decorative but the screen is a chalkboard so you can draw on it to look like a favorite website.  And obviously no trouble with pop-ups.

(http://www.popgadget.net/images/woodcomputer.jpg)

dude link me your etsy store
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Skipper44 on October 05, 2016, 08:09:51 PM
How many buttons on the mouse?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 05, 2016, 08:47:21 PM
Probably a Magic Mouse
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Asteriskhead on October 26, 2016, 11:46:16 AM
my personal laptop died a month or so ago. i plan on replacing it soon. i may wait until cyber monday rolls around, but we shall see. is newegg still one of the best sources for good deals on quality technology?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on October 26, 2016, 11:55:26 AM
Newegg, Tiger Direct, Amazon
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 07, 2016, 11:31:31 AM
Is there an online service that allows you to upload a document and then let another person look at it but NOT download or print it? And then when they are done you can remove it so they no longer have access.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on December 07, 2016, 11:33:09 AM
google docs
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 07, 2016, 11:34:34 AM
google docs

OK, I didn't know you could restrict it to not download.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on December 07, 2016, 11:36:28 AM
http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/14/you-can-now-disable-downloading-printing-and-copying-for-any-file-stored-in-google-drive/
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on December 07, 2016, 11:36:41 AM
Man, I really want to see this document
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on December 07, 2016, 11:37:54 AM
who cares about seeing it, i want to download it like a madman
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on December 07, 2016, 11:39:22 AM
Yeah, I was going to hemmy the crap out of it but you ruined the ruse 'clams thanks
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 07, 2016, 11:51:17 AM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 07, 2016, 01:25:29 PM
They can still take a picture of the screen :runaway:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 07, 2016, 02:20:14 PM
They can still take a picture of the screen :runaway:

I'm hoping that they don't have the patience to do that for 60 pages.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Mrs. Gooch on December 07, 2016, 02:21:26 PM
Also, I didn't mention to my boss that I was going to have to get on the internet to do it.  :ohno:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 17, 2016, 11:17:15 AM
Just ordered myself a new laptop, pretty excited guys!   :excited:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Skipper44 on December 17, 2016, 04:12:39 PM
lp
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Chingon on December 17, 2016, 04:23:20 PM
Just ordered myself a new laptop, pretty excited guys!   :excited:
New macbook?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 17, 2016, 04:54:52 PM
Just ordered myself a new laptop, pretty excited guys!   :excited:
New macbook?

Loaded non-touch XPS 15.  I couldn't justify spending another $1000 for MacOS and the  touchbar.

I tried them out at Best Buy and they are cool but after a lot of research couldn't pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on December 18, 2016, 11:21:42 PM
the xps looks so hot
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on December 19, 2016, 08:50:56 AM
why not just get the non-touch bar mbp?  to go from a mac to a dell seems unreasonable.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on December 19, 2016, 08:51:53 AM
the xps looks so hot

crunching the crap out of some stock numbers stunz?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 19, 2016, 09:22:47 AM
why not just get the non-touch bar mbp?  to go from a mac to a dell seems unreasonable.

To get even to the same specs as what I bought would be another $700 on the non touchbar mbp.  A lot of what I do can only be run on Windows, so I run VM's on my current mac. 

When I do that I'm already partitioning the computer in half.  So it really doesn't make much sense to spend $700 more just to cut the machine in half. 

Trust me I wanted to get one because I love the mac I already have.  From a logical sense tho it didn't make sense at all.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on December 19, 2016, 03:58:17 PM
the xps looks so hot

crunching the crap out of some stock numbers stunz?

 :thumbsup:

tbt, did you consider the hp spectre at all? it also is very hot. but sounds like it also gets very hot.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 19, 2016, 04:06:44 PM
the xps looks so hot

crunching the crap out of some stock numbers stunz?

 :thumbsup:

tbt, did you consider the hp spectre at all? it also is very hot. but sounds like it also gets very hot.

I looked at it but they only offered the dual core i7 on all of their configurations.  Their newest one is only in a 13" right now and I hate the foldable 2-in-1 model they have for their 15". 
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on December 19, 2016, 05:59:33 PM
i see. i have my eye on them, but the reviews sound like they have a few issues.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41-V297FgdL.jpg)

but oh my buddha is that hot.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 19, 2016, 06:16:02 PM
got some upgrades so I can play doom
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 19, 2016, 06:20:17 PM
got some upgrades so I can play doom

You can play doom on the mbp's touchbar
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: kim carnes on December 19, 2016, 06:22:04 PM
What's the deal w the touch bar bros
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on December 19, 2016, 06:23:30 PM
got some upgrades so I can play doom

You can play doom on the mbp's touchbar

yeah but doom 2016 obv obv
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on December 31, 2016, 02:37:11 PM
Hi

I want to control a few android devices I have with my pc or iPhone.  What is the best software to do that?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 31, 2016, 02:43:09 PM
Hi

I want to control a few android devices I have with my pc or iPhone.  What is the best software to do that?

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=33355.msg1661473#msg1661473
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GregKSU1027 on January 01, 2017, 05:29:53 AM
What's the deal w the touch bar bros
Something Apple did to differ themselves from the PC market.  But PC's will always be better imo so

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on January 05, 2017, 08:27:36 PM
what's the best way to transfer files from old macbook air to new mbp?
if i do a time machine back up and transfer it to the mbp, will i still need to reinstall ms office, citrix, and all the non-apple applications that are on the macbook air?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GregKSU1027 on January 06, 2017, 01:45:47 AM
what's the best way to transfer files from old macbook air to new mbp?
if i do a time machine back up and transfer it to the mbp, will i still need to reinstall ms office, citrix, and all the non-apple applications that are on the macbook air?
Zip file clams

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on January 06, 2017, 06:28:40 AM
Ethernet cable
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on January 19, 2017, 06:22:05 PM
wtf are these usb ports on my monitor for? 
 :confused:
i plug my mbp into the monitor with a mini displayport cable.  can i plug my printer into the monitor and will it do some magic tricks to talk to my mac?

this is what it has
 2 x USB 3.0 upstream, 4 x USB 3.0 downstream ports

whatever that fuckshit is  :jerk:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on January 19, 2017, 06:32:48 PM
I used to use one to charge my phone but it was p slow
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: SdK on January 19, 2017, 07:03:53 PM
I bought a mbp just to charge my android devices. Who's the bitch now? Ya feel me?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Spracne on January 19, 2017, 09:24:24 PM
wtf are these usb ports on my monitor for? 
 :confused:
i plug my mbp into the monitor with a mini displayport cable.  can i plug my printer into the monitor and will it do some magic tricks to talk to my mac?

this is what it has
 2 x USB 3.0 upstream, 4 x USB 3.0 downstream ports

whatever that fuckshit is  :jerk:
Acts a bit like a docking station, in case you don't actually need a real docking station. Can plug in a keyboard and mouse, or whatever else you want, and still grab your laptop and go with ease. If you have 5.1 speakers, as I do, then you'll still need to use some type of docking station.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on January 19, 2017, 09:54:46 PM
my keyboard and mouse are both bluetooth

i really wanted to hook my usb printer cable into one and have that work
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Spracne on January 19, 2017, 09:57:01 PM
my keyboard and mouse are both bluetooth

i really wanted to hook my usb printer cable into one and have that work
Well, my printer is WiFi. Sorry about your old tech, clamsbro.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on January 19, 2017, 10:00:42 PM
it should work
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on February 03, 2017, 02:42:41 PM
Jesus. Christ. :Wha:

https://m.newegg.com/product/index?itemnumber=19-117-726
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 22, 2017, 12:55:00 PM
does ne1 know about building desktops
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 22, 2017, 12:57:38 PM
What do you want to know stunz
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 22, 2017, 01:01:54 PM
i need to make something with two of these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-E5-2683-V3-SR1XH-2-0GHz-14Core-120W-35M-22nm-LGA2011-3Processor-CPU/112244483903?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41375%26meid%3Dc5039c61846a4c6ca4ea2c184e06af13%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 22, 2017, 01:12:09 PM
OK, what do you need to know
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 22, 2017, 01:20:18 PM
everything, the chips are bootleg and something confusing about not working on all bios and motherboards that the same retail chips do.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 22, 2017, 01:21:57 PM
Buy American stunz, make America great again
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 22, 2017, 01:22:36 PM
help me lib
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 22, 2017, 01:25:30 PM
I was going to but I know nothing of bootleg chips that don't work with regular crap
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on February 22, 2017, 01:26:29 PM
what is a bootleg chip
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 22, 2017, 01:28:03 PM
engineering samples
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 22, 2017, 01:28:42 PM
I was going to but I know nothing of bootleg chips that don't work with regular crap

help me make china great again
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on February 22, 2017, 01:30:26 PM
just get a bootleg motherboard i think, should be compatible
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 22, 2017, 01:31:31 PM
that is actually a great idea
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 23, 2017, 06:33:31 PM
on my 8 core xeon when it is under full load, the cpu cooler fans spin at 6000 rpm and it sounds like an airplane taking off. and it barely keeps it under 100 degrees celsius.

why is it that decent looking coolers like this: https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NH-D15-heatpipe-NF-A15-140mm/dp/B00L7UZMAK are under 2000 rpm?

is it super efficient, and my stock cooler is trash?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 23, 2017, 06:52:39 PM
What is it you do with that
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on February 23, 2017, 06:54:44 PM
alpha stock algos
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 23, 2017, 06:55:16 PM
minesweeper
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 23, 2017, 06:57:04 PM
Lol
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GregKSU1027 on February 25, 2017, 03:03:25 PM
what is a bootleg chip
Think of it as a non comparable store brand chip that doesn't work with any piece of hardware sold here in the USA

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on March 06, 2017, 01:54:37 AM
what is a bootleg chip
Think of it as a non comparable store brand chip that doesn't work with any piece of hardware sold here in the USA

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

False.

(http://i.imgur.com/F6jxturh.jpg)

Thanks to lib, Tobias, and everyone at goEMAW for helping out.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on March 06, 2017, 08:13:53 AM
Anytime, bud
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 06, 2017, 11:02:30 AM
Once those dimms slots are all filled out that thing is gonna be a beast :thumbs:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on March 06, 2017, 05:29:15 PM
got a solid 64gb ram in there. those empty slots are a lack of a graphics card though. its a beast that struggles with 1080p youtube videos lol
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on March 06, 2017, 05:31:42 PM
that motherboard bootleg af stunted?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on March 06, 2017, 07:18:03 PM
there was only a $20 difference between brand new and open box. i thought of you, and went for the open box. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on March 06, 2017, 07:20:56 PM
Are you mining bitcoins with that contraption?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on March 06, 2017, 07:23:22 PM
in all honesty it probably has something to do with lady boys
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Tobias on March 06, 2017, 07:26:11 PM
there was only a $20 difference between brand new and open box. i thought of you, and went for the open box. :thumbsup:

:emawkid:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 06, 2017, 07:26:51 PM
Are you mining bitcoins with that contraption?

:lol:  talk about the total lack of understanding of how bitcoins are mined.

He said he doesnt have enough GPU's, not that he has a 100 :ROFL:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on March 06, 2017, 07:28:11 PM
Are you mining bitcoins with that contraption?

:lol:  talk about the total lack of understanding of how bitcoins are mined.

He said he doesnt have enough GPU's, not that he has a 100 :ROFL:

I think I just got put in a bitcoin body bag
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on March 06, 2017, 07:28:40 PM
Are you mining bitcoins with that contraption?

:lol:  talk about the total lack of understanding of how bitcoins are mined.

He said he doesnt have enough GPU's, not that he has a 100 :ROFL:

this from the guy who thought pci slots were for ram

roasted  :Flamethrower:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 06, 2017, 07:35:34 PM
Are you mining bitcoins with that contraption?

:lol:  talk about the total lack of understanding of how bitcoins are mined.

He said he doesnt have enough GPU's, not that he has a 100 :ROFL:

this from the guy who thought pci slots were for ram

roasted  :Flamethrower:

Laptop dimms look similar to that, sorry I didnt look for the itty bitty clips on the sides.  Hardware is not my thing, which is why I never comment on it, bud.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on March 06, 2017, 07:36:26 PM
Go ahead and keep using your excel macros and junk tho
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on March 06, 2017, 09:35:11 PM
i got a bad amazon warehouse deal vid card but i waited too long to return it :(
naggin the manf for an RMA
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GregKSU1027 on March 07, 2017, 01:50:25 PM
I've been stunted

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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on March 07, 2017, 01:52:09 PM
I've been stunted

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

Happens to the best of us Greg, just take this experience and learn from it
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2017, 06:23:39 PM
pretty jazzed about my new keyboard

(https://store.storeimages.cdn-apple.com/4974/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/aos/published/images/M/B1/MB110LL/MB110LL?wid=1200&hei=630&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5,0.5,0,0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp&.v=SEKkz2)

once it's paired the wire goes away, and just look at that beautiful num pad  :love:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 11, 2017, 06:56:49 PM
:love:  you getting one of the new 5K iMacs?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on June 11, 2017, 07:17:33 PM
i have a dell U3417W and just use my mbp
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on June 11, 2017, 07:34:06 PM
:thumbs:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: _33 on October 27, 2017, 11:32:53 AM
:love:  you getting one of the new 5K iMacs?

I'm getting one!  Just ordered new iMac 27 5K 3.5ghz.  Upgrading from my old (late 2009) iMac 21.5.  Very excited.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: _33 on October 27, 2017, 01:05:58 PM
Did you guys hear the computer I'm getting?   :Wha:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Chingon on October 27, 2017, 01:14:41 PM
No, is it a Dell Inspiron?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hatingfrancisco on October 27, 2017, 02:02:20 PM
No, is it a Dell Inspiron?
:lol:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on October 27, 2017, 02:42:12 PM
:love:  you getting one of the new 5K iMacs?

I'm getting one!  Just ordered new iMac 27 5K 3.5ghz.  Upgrading from my old (late 2009) iMac 21.5.  Very excited.

KSU related gifs and videos are going to look incredible on that thing :thumbs:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: SdK on November 05, 2017, 07:48:04 PM
Quick Q. I am looking to get a laptop for work/school. I was browsing around Best Buy and seeing the things to see. I noticed the hard drive on the Apple products was significantly less than that of what I could get on a pc. Like 256 and 512 gb compared to 1TB etc.

Why is this? What does it all mean? I'm just humoring myself that I could be a cool Apple kid and will probably settle on a Samsung/Lenovo/Asus.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 05, 2017, 07:50:03 PM
Quick Q. I am looking to get a laptop for work/school. I was browsing around Best Buy and seeing the things to see. I noticed the hard drive on the Apple products was significantly less than that of what I could get on a pc. Like 256 and 512 gb compared to 1TB etc.

Why is this? What does it all mean? I'm just humoring myself that I could be a cool Apple kid and will probably settle on a Samsung/Lenovo/Asus.

So what exactly is your question?  What’s the difference between different hard drive capacities?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: SdK on November 05, 2017, 07:50:47 PM
Quick Q. I am looking to get a laptop for work/school. I was browsing around Best Buy and seeing the things to see. I noticed the hard drive on the Apple products was significantly less than that of what I could get on a pc. Like 256 and 512 gb compared to 1TB etc.

Why is this? What does it all mean? I'm just humoring myself that I could be a cool Apple kid and will probably settle on a Samsung/Lenovo/Asus.

So what exactly is your question?  What’s the difference between different hard drive capacities?
Why are they so small for Apple? Is the OS just so much smaller?
Title: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 05, 2017, 07:52:53 PM
Quick Q. I am looking to get a laptop for work/school. I was browsing around Best Buy and seeing the things to see. I noticed the hard drive on the Apple products was significantly less than that of what I could get on a pc. Like 256 and 512 gb compared to 1TB etc.

Why is this? What does it all mean? I'm just humoring myself that I could be a cool Apple kid and will probably settle on a Samsung/Lenovo/Asus.

So what exactly is your question?  What’s the difference between different hard drive capacities?
Why are they so small for Apple? Is the OS just so much smaller?

All Apple computers have solid state drives(SSD).  They are much faster than traditional hard drives(HD) and therefore are more expensive.  The non-Apple computers you were looking at that had more drive capacity probably had traditional HD’s.
Title: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 05, 2017, 07:53:35 PM
I say all Apple computers but like 90% have SSD’s.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: SdK on November 05, 2017, 08:01:00 PM
I say all Apple computers but like 90% have SSD’s.
Yeah I noticed that as well. That makes sense. I hadn't taken the solid state vs traditional into account.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 05, 2017, 08:04:58 PM
Just some advice but go to Best Buy/Nub Furniture Mart etc to test stuff out and find what you want.  But buy directly from the manufacturer tho.  So Apple/Dell/Toshiba/Asus etc otherwise you will probably get even more bloatware than the manufacturer puts on it.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: SdK on November 05, 2017, 08:10:40 PM
Just some advice but go to Best Buy/Nub Furniture Mart etc to test stuff out and find what you want.  But buy directly from the manufacturer tho.  So Apple/Dell/Toshiba/Asus etc otherwise you will probably get even more bloatware than the manufacturer puts on it.
I appreciate the advice. I'm sure I'll ask for more when the time comes. I used to browse newegg. Avoid them too?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 05, 2017, 08:12:16 PM
Just some advice but go to Best Buy/Nub Furniture Mart etc to test stuff out and find what you want.  But buy directly from the manufacturer tho.  So Apple/Dell/Toshiba/Asus etc otherwise you will probably get even more bloatware than the manufacturer puts on it.
I appreciate the advice. I'm sure I'll ask for more when the time comes. I used to browse newegg. Avoid them too?

Newegg and tigerdirect are good places to shop.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on November 05, 2017, 08:13:09 PM
Just some advice but go to Best Buy/Nub Furniture Mart etc to test stuff out and find what you want.  But buy directly from the manufacturer tho.  So Apple/Dell/Toshiba/Asus etc otherwise you will probably get even more bloatware than the manufacturer puts on it.
I appreciate the advice. I'm sure I'll ask for more when the time comes. I used to browse newegg. Avoid them too?

Newegg and tigerdirect are good places to shop.

First time ever tbt gives proper computer advice?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: SdK on November 05, 2017, 08:21:37 PM
Just some advice but go to Best Buy/Nub Furniture Mart etc to test stuff out and find what you want.  But buy directly from the manufacturer tho.  So Apple/Dell/Toshiba/Asus etc otherwise you will probably get even more bloatware than the manufacturer puts on it.
I appreciate the advice. I'm sure I'll ask for more when the time comes. I used to browse newegg. Avoid them too?

Newegg and tigerdirect are good places to shop.
Word up. Thanks, TBT!
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: SdK on November 05, 2017, 08:21:44 PM
Just some advice but go to Best Buy/Nub Furniture Mart etc to test stuff out and find what you want.  But buy directly from the manufacturer tho.  So Apple/Dell/Toshiba/Asus etc otherwise you will probably get even more bloatware than the manufacturer puts on it.
I appreciate the advice. I'm sure I'll ask for more when the time comes. I used to browse newegg. Avoid them too?

Newegg and tigerdirect are good places to shop.

First time ever tbt gives proper computer advice?
Lol
Title: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on November 05, 2017, 08:26:36 PM
I would make some estimates on how many people take my advice but that’s outside my realm of expertise.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: hatingfrancisco on November 06, 2017, 04:22:10 PM
I would make some estimates on how many people take my advice but that’s outside my realm of expertise.

Way outside.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on December 12, 2017, 01:03:31 PM
https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/12/apples-imac-pro-arrives-december-14-starting-at-4999/
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on February 12, 2018, 11:40:40 AM
http://themercury.com/news/local/k-state-s-beocat-regains-title-of-largest-state-academic/article_d8bafa22-8197-51c3-8d4a-1bf89ac9d9bb.html
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on February 12, 2018, 02:46:35 PM
http://themercury.com/news/local/k-state-s-beocat-regains-title-of-largest-state-academic/article_d8bafa22-8197-51c3-8d4a-1bf89ac9d9bb.html

i'm cross  posting this to the kstateo thread b/c there's only about 3 of us that read this thread
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on February 12, 2018, 03:49:31 PM
:love:  you getting one of the new 5K iMacs?

I'm getting one!  Just ordered new iMac 27 5K 3.5ghz.  Upgrading from my old (late 2009) iMac 21.5.  Very excited.

how do you like your new hot rod, 33?

i have an early 2009 imac 24" that is like unbelievably slow as crap sometimes but not often enough for me to throw it in the garbage just yet
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 04, 2018, 04:51:19 PM
Mother of god I want this.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dell-xps-15-9570-refreshed-laptop-now-available/
Title: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 04, 2018, 04:52:11 PM
I love my current XPS 15 and it’s only like a year and half old but I am very tempted to upgrade. :drool:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 07, 2018, 06:16:48 PM
Mother of god I want this.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dell-xps-15-9570-refreshed-laptop-now-available/
what is the dock situation with Dells now? Thought i heard they are going to USB-C going forward
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: The Big Train on May 07, 2018, 06:32:49 PM
Mother of god I want this.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/dell-xps-15-9570-refreshed-laptop-now-available/
what is the dock situation with Dells now? Thought i heard they are going to USB-C going forward

I have this at work and it’s ok, but I’ve read a lot of reviews that the thunderbolt cable wears out.

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-business-thunderbolt-dock-tb16-with-180w-adapter/apd/452-BCNP/pc-accessories

My current setup at home is just an additional monitor for my personal laptop but I have 3 monitors I could use. Probably gonna go with this, the reviews are pretty good.

Plugable USB-C Triple Display Docking Station with Charging Support/Power Delivery for Specific Windows USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Systems https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FKTZLBS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_yao8AbVJD0X7G
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 07, 2018, 07:47:12 PM
started a new job today and the IT guy rolls in with a new lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon core, 7th gen core i7 and this docking station for me
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N9RW2A3/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525740181&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=lenovo+x1+carbon+docking+station&dpPl=1&dpID=41HXpYTrkcL&ref=plSrch

was happy
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 08, 2018, 10:03:46 AM
That looks pretty bad ass clams. If those USB docks are reliable, i'm all for them
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GregKSU1027 on May 08, 2018, 10:41:21 AM
started a new job today and the IT guy rolls in with a new lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon core, 7th gen core i7 and this docking station for me
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N9RW2A3/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525740181&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=lenovo+x1+carbon+docking+station&dpPl=1&dpID=41HXpYTrkcL&ref=plSrch

was happy
My high school used these. Prepare for lots of power trouble.

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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GregKSU1027 on May 08, 2018, 04:07:24 PM
Recently upgraded to a HP Pavillon 12 gigs of Ram and a 8th gen i5 intel. Absolutely love it.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 08, 2018, 07:18:01 PM
Recently upgraded to a HP Pavillon 12 gigs of Ram and a 8th gen i5 intel. Absolutely love it.

lmao and you’re talking crap on my work laptop lmao
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Chingon on May 08, 2018, 07:27:04 PM
started a new job today and the IT guy rolls in with a new lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon core, 7th gen core i7 and this docking station for me
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N9RW2A3/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525740181&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=lenovo+x1+carbon+docking+station&dpPl=1&dpID=41HXpYTrkcL&ref=plSrch

was happy
Sweet rig, very jelly.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: GregKSU1027 on May 08, 2018, 07:29:50 PM
Just the docking system.
Recently upgraded to a HP Pavillon 12 gigs of Ram and a 8th gen i5 intel. Absolutely love it.

lmao and you’re talking crap on my work laptop lmao

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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 08, 2018, 07:46:01 PM
an i5, ouch  :frown:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 08, 2018, 10:05:43 PM
started a new job today and the IT guy rolls in with a new lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon core, 7th gen core i7 and this docking station for me
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N9RW2A3/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1525740181&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=lenovo+x1+carbon+docking+station&dpPl=1&dpID=41HXpYTrkcL&ref=plSrch

was happy
Sweet rig, very jelly.

i couldn’t believe
Just the docking system.
Recently upgraded to a HP Pavillon 12 gigs of Ram and a 8th gen i5 intel. Absolutely love it.

lmao and you’re talking crap on my work laptop lmao

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gotcha greg i’ll keep an eye on the docking station for drama but the first 48 hours have been flawless
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on May 09, 2018, 03:27:58 PM
just ordered an hp spectre i5

prob not the best laptop out there, but it's pretty hot
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 17, 2018, 08:59:33 PM
Bought this about a month ago for the home office.  I liked it so much that I got another one for the office office.  By far the best purchase I have made recently, second only to getting the new 6 core XPS 15.

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Performance-Backlit-Keyboard/dp/B00I14395A/ref=sr_1_1/130-6763912-2888155?ie=UTF8&qid=1531878939&sr=8-1&keywords=mx800+logitech
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on July 17, 2018, 10:46:20 PM
nice
the world of keyboards is a fun one to explore.  people get really into them

https://gizmodo.com/key-crazy-inside-the-wonderful-world-of-keyboard-fanat-1794380835/amp
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on July 17, 2018, 10:55:47 PM
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gmk-uniqey-c70-mechanical-keyboard
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: mocat on July 19, 2018, 02:12:07 PM
nice
the world of keyboards is a fun one to explore.  people get really into them

https://gizmodo.com/key-crazy-inside-the-wonderful-world-of-keyboard-fanat-1794380835/amp

i enjoyed reading that, TY.

no way i could get one at my office tho. may as well be a library
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on July 19, 2018, 03:39:35 PM
yes it's a great article, i was surprised how much people get into them.  makes me want to get into them too.   i might order one for my home office.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 22, 2018, 11:34:30 AM
Has anyone ever messed around with a Raspberry Pi?  There are a ton of different starter kits and I don’t know what I would actually need.  Suggestions?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on July 22, 2018, 03:11:51 PM
It's pretty self explanatory
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on December 09, 2018, 11:21:09 AM
yes it's a great article, i was surprised how much people get into them.  makes me want to get into them too.   i might order one for my home office.

Saw this one today on the Twitter

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078GJK8H6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=univescien02-20&ie=UTF8&linkId=2e20d96848b63ed3185bfd7d520218db&language=en_US
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on December 09, 2018, 02:50:52 PM
eww
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Chingon on January 30, 2019, 12:51:57 PM
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on January 30, 2019, 12:55:30 PM
That's actually Tilda Swinton, I believe
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on April 21, 2019, 07:26:30 PM
@clams

Invalid Tweet ID
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on April 21, 2019, 08:27:56 PM
that's a beaut, very jell
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 03, 2019, 09:43:09 AM
https://amp.tomsguide.com/us/razer-toaster-project-breadwinner,news-29981.html

(https://img.purch.com/r/560x315/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9YLzAvODM1ODEyL29yaWdpbmFsL1JhemVyLVRvYXN0ZXIuanBn)
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 03, 2019, 09:45:09 AM
I don't currently own a toaster, but now I'm tempted...
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: XocolateThundarr on May 03, 2019, 10:24:58 AM
Just bought an Alienware Area - 51m lapper for my new CAD machine. 


*Crosspost Alert*   Used the shop through Chase option on the UR site which should net me a total of about 10,000 URs for this purchase.  *Crosspost Alert*
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 03, 2019, 10:57:45 AM
Quite a beast
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on May 14, 2019, 10:24:11 PM
Absolutely fascinating and in a class of exploits that effect ALL of cloud computing. I don't do as much infrastructure stuff at my new job as I did at my last but I still keep up to date.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/mds.html
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: puniraptor on May 15, 2019, 05:41:11 PM
i got a free i7-7700 so i spend more than the value of the savings speculating on ebay trying to score a cheap mobo
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on May 18, 2019, 08:56:31 PM
It was time for a refresh of my home office stuff since I've had the same setup for a few years.

I got 3 of these and they came today, highly recommend.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-ultrasharp-24-monitor-u2419h/apd/210-arcf/monitors-monitor-accessories

Also got I think my third generation of this laptop/mouse combo, I absolutely love them and have one for work today.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C6JCFY5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 18, 2019, 09:31:01 PM
I use those monitors at work (2), my home office is that dell ultra wide I think I posted in this thread
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on May 18, 2019, 09:47:24 PM
I have the same size monitors at work but they aren't infinity edge. Even though they aren't really bigger having that small of a bevel makes such a difference. I also really like I can swing these vertical if I want, will be really helpful when I am coding.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Spracne on May 19, 2019, 02:26:14 AM
Oh for sure
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 19, 2019, 10:27:25 AM
It was time for a refresh of my home office stuff since I've had the same setup for a few years.

I got 3 of these and they came today, highly recommend.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-ultrasharp-24-monitor-u2419h/apd/210-arcf/monitors-monitor-accessories

Also got I think my third generation of this laptop/mouse combo, I absolutely love them and have one for work today.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C6JCFY5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Quote
The dark field laser sensor tracks flawlessly where standard mice fail.

Did not realize my mouse sucks so much ass apparently.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 19, 2019, 10:59:46 AM
ww, do you even have on the fly dpi switching?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Spracne on May 19, 2019, 12:56:29 PM
I thought it was known that the plural is mouses?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on May 20, 2019, 06:01:14 AM
trackball mouse, yes or no?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 20, 2019, 07:18:31 AM
Why?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: dmartin on May 20, 2019, 07:55:32 AM
trackball mouse, yes or no?

So Retro!

Just keep it's balls clean!
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on May 20, 2019, 08:52:10 AM
my wrist is sore
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on May 20, 2019, 10:08:02 PM
I worked with someone who had one who loved it.  I tried it once and it was very weird, but I think it helps a lot.
Title: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on May 21, 2019, 06:12:52 AM
One of my employees was having wrist issues and we have like ergonomics consultants that work for us and they came out and like watched him sit and work and then changed the height of his desk (our desks are all upppy downys) and then got him one of those mice that you hold like you’re holding a drink. Looked incred weird but he said he loved it.


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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 21, 2019, 07:24:44 AM
Millennials smdh
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on May 21, 2019, 09:20:06 AM
ya most non-hayseedy companies treat ergonomic concerns pretty seriously to avoid osha and other lawsuits and also paying out disability insurance

because i am built like a greek god, the ergonomic people usually have to come raise the height of my desk too.  usually afterwards a bunch of hot chicks stop by and ask to take pictures with me and for my autograph.  its v cool
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on May 21, 2019, 09:42:50 AM
I'd like to see some ergonomic pencil dick dweeb try and tell me how to do my job. Wouldn't work out so well for them, jmho.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: chum1 on May 21, 2019, 09:46:43 AM
How can you get stronger and better at your job if you're always taking the easy way out?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 18, 2019, 10:19:37 PM
Mice party!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190719/e22e373ea2bffb7902d09c42855d5b42.jpg)
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on July 24, 2019, 08:43:47 PM
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on January 11, 2020, 10:01:47 PM
I have finally done it... I have finally hit the stage where 3 screens are not enough  :Ugh:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 09, 2020, 02:09:25 AM
how do i set up a vpn server? i did look it up before unsuccessfully, but want to get started on the right track. want my internet traffic so it looks like i'm going through my home internet no matter where i am.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Spracne on February 15, 2020, 06:22:37 PM
@DaBigTrain or any other computer nerds. I think I need to put my once decent router out to pasture. Either that, or write letters to Disney bitching about the ESPN+ feed being inherently slow.

I believe a budget of $200 is realistic to get me what I need. I have a ton of connected devices, and there's likely quite a bit of signal interference here.

What's the play?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Chingon on February 15, 2020, 07:18:31 PM

https://www.newegg.com/asus-rt-ac86u-ieee-802-11a-ieee-802-11b-ieee-802-11g-ieee-802-11n-ieee-802-11ac-ipv4-ipv6/p/N82E16833320339?item=N82E16833320339&source=googleshopping&nm_mc=knc-googleadwords-mobile&cm_mmc=knc-googleadwords-mobile-_-pla-_-network+-+wireless+routers-_-N82E16833320339&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQiAyp7yBRCwARIsABfQsnRHWd2gNOaQA2T31CG3AbDf20soP5egChB7lUvNeuBlRi2MAvAOmhgaAkooEALw_wcB
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Spracne on February 15, 2020, 07:24:18 PM

https://www.newegg.com/asus-rt-ac86u-ieee-802-11a-ieee-802-11b-ieee-802-11g-ieee-802-11n-ieee-802-11ac-ipv4-ipv6/p/N82E16833320339?item=N82E16833320339&source=googleshopping&nm_mc=knc-googleadwords-mobile&cm_mmc=knc-googleadwords-mobile-_-pla-_-network+-+wireless+routers-_-N82E16833320339&gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQiAyp7yBRCwARIsABfQsnRHWd2gNOaQA2T31CG3AbDf20soP5egChB7lUvNeuBlRi2MAvAOmhgaAkooEALw_wcB
Is there a problem with that link, or am I the problem?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 15, 2020, 07:24:59 PM
Works for me
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Spracne on February 15, 2020, 07:26:14 PM
Works for me
Weird. Now it works for me on the 5th try.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on February 15, 2020, 07:44:19 PM
how do i set up a vpn server? i did look it up before unsuccessfully, but want to get started on the right track. want my internet traffic so it looks like i'm going through my home internet no matter where i am.

Not sure what you have for hardware at your house but this article should help. There’s basically two routes you could go for what you asked. The first is just buying a router that has a VPN server built into it. The second would be to create a VPN server at your house but that way requires a lot more networking and hardware requirements. Hope this article points you in the right direction.


https://www.howtogeek.com/221001/how-to-set-up-your-own-home-vpn-server/
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on August 31, 2020, 04:14:58 PM
It was time for a refresh of my home office stuff since I've had the same setup for a few years.

I got 3 of these and they came today, highly recommend.

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-ultrasharp-24-monitor-u2419h/apd/210-arcf/monitors-monitor-accessories

Also got I think my third generation of this laptop/mouse combo, I absolutely love them and have one for work today.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C6JCFY5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Quote
The dark field laser sensor tracks flawlessly where standard mice fail.

Did not realize my mouse sucks so much ass apparently.

Upgrade time!   :excited:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083C4QTBW/?coliid=I11PBCLBMPIQL5&colid=1TLRMWTRSY7FT&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on August 31, 2020, 05:16:00 PM
I recently bought this

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G403-Hero-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B07L4LRCXN/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Logitech+hero&qid=1598911936&sr=8-4

And this clicky boi

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DHNX18W?ref=emc_p_m_5_mob_t
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on September 01, 2020, 09:07:53 PM
Guys, should I get this?  It's SUCH A GOOD DEAL!  I would get 2 of them if I did, and a new dock, for my personal laptop for the workday.  So a total of 3 24" monitors(work) and 2 27" monitors(personal).  Do I need it, NO.  Is this a good deal and I want them, YES!

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/productdetail/5b4t
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on September 01, 2020, 09:41:55 PM
Guys, should I get this?  It's SUCH A GOOD DEAL!  I would get 2 of them if I did, and a new dock, for my personal laptop for the workday.  So a total of 3 24" monitors(work) and 2 27" monitors(personal).  Do I need it, NO.  Is this a good deal and I want them, YES!

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/productdetail/5b4t

Well....I did it, and also got a new low-profile dock too.   :excited: :excited: :excited:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2020, 10:51:34 AM
they're great monitors, had two at my last company
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on September 04, 2020, 07:42:42 PM
they're great monitors, had two at my last company

They came today and holy crap, yes they are great.  Make my 24" monitors feel like tiny little baby monitors.  I may have gone overboard tho on this whole setup lol
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on September 04, 2020, 08:19:46 PM
if you're going to steal tons of furniture and monitors and crap I've got an elite protip for you: a chair can be used like a shopping cart if you are good at balancing things on it.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on November 20, 2020, 10:14:44 PM
ordered a new macbook air today
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: steve dave on December 15, 2020, 12:53:09 PM
Hot POA alert

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201215/30057724c8c2bb4d2baccf19aebcc8d4.jpg)


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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: _33 on December 15, 2020, 01:05:59 PM
 so hot :drool:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on December 15, 2020, 01:07:42 PM
this is like the old man's version of my brand new ipad air (255k MB).  why are you so old?  signs of getting old thread?
no one uses physical "laptops" anymore, thomas edison over here with a laptop lmao
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: IPA4Me on December 15, 2020, 02:56:17 PM
Stop with the elder disrespect, whippersnapper.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: _33 on December 15, 2020, 03:13:30 PM
(255k MB)

You mean 256GB?  No one uses MBs anymore grandpa.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on December 15, 2020, 03:29:30 PM
you're quick on the uptick, tres-tres
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: _33 on December 15, 2020, 03:45:42 PM
Does the Magic Keyboard come with the iPad Air or do you have to buy it separately?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 02, 2021, 07:51:31 AM
anybody know anything about overclocking? from what i can tell, it's pushing it past ghz, so like getting 4.8 out of 4.5. but if it gets too hot, like 100 celsius, it starts to throttle down to like 4.2 or even lower. so the whole goal is to cool it a crap ton so it can stay under 100 celsius, so that it can hit 4.8 for as long as i want? also something about having enough voltage for it to hit 4.8.

also i rented a server with the processor i am considering, and under full load it shoots up from 60 to 100 celsius pretty much immediately. which is worrisome but i'm guessing they just have crap cooling?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on February 02, 2021, 08:36:34 AM
Yes, everything you just said is correct.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on February 02, 2021, 08:54:20 AM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Institutional Control on June 01, 2021, 09:22:04 PM
I need help.

My kid wants a gaming PC for her birthday this month. What’s the cheapest PC I can get that will still work for online gaming. I don’t want to spend a small fortune only for her to lose interest in a few weeks.

If it helps, the games she wants to play are:

minecraft
fortnite
gta
call of duty
roblox
genshin impact
fnaf
before your eyes
little misfortune
what happened to edith finch


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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: chum1 on June 01, 2021, 09:38:37 PM
I need help.

My kid wants a gaming PC for her birthday this month. What’s the cheapest PC I can get that will still work for online gaming. I don’t want to spend a small fortune only for her to lose interest in a few weeks.

If it helps, the games she wants to play are:

minecraft
fortnite
gta
call of duty
roblox
genshin impact
fnaf
before your eyes
little misfortune
what happened to edith finch


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Check the softwares' hardware requirement info. I'd bet that the cheapest new computer you can find will exceed them by a lot. Something that looks like a cool gaming computer would probably be my biggest concern.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on June 01, 2021, 09:48:02 PM
I need help.

My kid wants a gaming PC for her birthday this month. What’s the cheapest PC I can get that will still work for online gaming. I don’t want to spend a small fortune only for her to lose interest in a few weeks.

If it helps, the games she wants to play are:

minecraft
fortnite
gta
call of duty
roblox
genshin impact
fnaf
before your eyes
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What is your budget
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Institutional Control on June 01, 2021, 09:59:05 PM
I need help.

My kid wants a gaming PC for her birthday this month. What’s the cheapest PC I can get that will still work for online gaming. I don’t want to spend a small fortune only for her to lose interest in a few weeks.

If it helps, the games she wants to play are:

minecraft
fortnite
gta
call of duty
roblox
genshin impact
fnaf
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What is your budget
I’d like to spend less than $750 for the PC. I already have a monitor.


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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on June 01, 2021, 10:19:32 PM
I need help.

My kid wants a gaming PC for her birthday this month. What’s the cheapest PC I can get that will still work for online gaming. I don’t want to spend a small fortune only for her to lose interest in a few weeks.

If it helps, the games she wants to play are:

minecraft
fortnite
gta
call of duty
roblox
genshin impact
fnaf
before your eyes
little misfortune
what happened to edith finch


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What is your budget
I’d like to spend less than $750 for the PC. I already have a monitor.


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Here is my recommendation

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-trace-mr-gaming-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-3600-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-550-2gb-240gb-ssd/6463680.p?skuId=6463680 (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ibuypower-trace-mr-gaming-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-3600-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-550-2gb-240gb-ssd/6463680.p?skuId=6463680)
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: IPA4Me on June 02, 2021, 06:20:39 AM
Good choice. Built one a bit slower a few years ago for my kid using Tom's Guide or something like that. Still popping along playing similar games listed.



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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on June 02, 2021, 07:54:05 AM
Look at nzxt.com, but they may be too expensive.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: pissclams on June 02, 2021, 09:26:17 AM
looks like you NEED an xbox series x
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ChiComCat on June 02, 2021, 11:46:48 AM
The past couple of computer purchases that I've made were by going to slickdeals.net and then reading a bunch of nerds' posts on the computer.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Kat Kid on June 02, 2021, 02:23:23 PM
I would like to hear the pro tips for a kids gaming computer that plays roblox and minecraft and such.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: Institutional Control on June 02, 2021, 08:21:38 PM
Thanks for advice, guys. I bought this one because I’m cheap.

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Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: wetwillie on June 02, 2021, 09:49:54 PM
I’m a sucker for the RGB
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on August 18, 2021, 03:34:42 PM
Ordered a new iPad today and it should be delivered pretty soon. Got the 11" iPad Pro 256GB in space gray. It's got the hot POA M1 chip  :excited:
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on September 10, 2021, 09:54:50 AM
Does anywhere in Manhattan sell parts and build computers? I got some parts, but need to buy others.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: ChiComCat on September 10, 2021, 10:42:23 AM
Does anywhere in Manhattan sell parts and build computers? I got some parts, but need to buy others.

Best Buy?

There is/was a computer store in one of those strip malls at about 4th and Ft Riley Blvd
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: stunted on September 10, 2021, 10:50:06 AM
did not know best buy actually had legit computer stuff. thought it was just a notch above walmart.
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: DaBigTrain on September 10, 2021, 11:00:06 AM
Does anywhere in Manhattan sell parts and build computers? I got some parts, but need to buy others.

Best Buy?

There is/was a computer store in one of those strip malls at about 4th and Ft Riley Blvd

Fox Business Systems?
Title: Re: Computer thread
Post by: star seed 7 on September 10, 2021, 04:27:57 PM
Newegg.com