Welp as I was going through the electronics section of the NEX (Navy Exchange) I decided to gander at some laptops since I actually have been without one for almost a year (use the wifes if I need one) and ran across this for $499 and no tax.
Oof forgot how slow using a HDD is... booted the thing up this morning just to make sure all is well and Windows is registered before I wipe/re-install on the NVME I put in there. Also the geniuses at Acer decided to not put the M2 slot in either of the access panels on the back so I had to pull the whole damn backplate off... apparently this is an early 2019 model and the refresh Acer did on them=no back panels at all. No idea... probably to prevent idiots from screwing up the laptops since generally those types won't know how or be afraid to use a pry tool...
Nice laptop... not the fastest or snazziest but it'll work well. Ordered another stick of DDR4 for it, they include 1 stick of 8GB so that's easy. Gonna play some Civ6 in bed tonight next to the wife while we watch Dr Pol. Dr Pol is the best thing on Disney+ right now and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise!
Good to hear Spain is treating you well. From your posts, it seems awesome. Also, that would be odd driving a new edge and being treated like its a lambo or some other exotic.
My favorite go to B450 is the MSI B450 Tomahawk. It has a good VRM, good IO and a nice BIOS.
Those AMD FX cpus are extremely hard to kill. I'm sure it was throttling like crazy without a functioning fan. Also, my kid is now fully into the #PCMasterRace. To the point that she calls her friends that still play on consoles peasants... I've raised her well.
Here is what I have been spending most of my time on ..
It's a complete Rseat N1 Alcantara setup,an Accuforce V2 Direct Drive wheel, Pro SimTech pedals, Fanatec CSS V1.5 shifter (7 gears and reverse + sequential), Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake V1.5, and Buttkicker shaker. For the VR headset I use either the Samsung Odyssey+ or HTC Vive and for audio I use my AudioTechnica AD900X headphones. My computer is an Asus Sabertooth X99, 6950X @ 4.4 Ghz, 32GB DDR4 @ 3466 Mhz, Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080Ti with all SSD or NVME drives and custom water cooling with all EK waterblocks and twin EK CS-XE 480mm radiators. It gets things done.
I do some iRacing but mainly Dirt Rally, Assetto Corsa or Project Cars when I have the time.
It is pretty cool. On another note the wife is now jealous of the new laptop because "the keyboard lights up". Lol. NVME I put in it is a Silicon Power unit. Really really good brand I've had a ton of luck with. 2 of their ssds are in a raid0 in my tower at the moment 3 years going strong. Swapping in a 2tb NVME silicon power to my tower and my daughter will get the 1tb raid0 for her games.
Eh, I went ahead and ordered the 3600. $175 for a 20-30% jump in CPU power is a no brainer and its a direct drop in to my Taichi X370. I'll put the Ryzen 5 1600 in the box the 3600 comes in and make sure everything is good to go and then get that other mobo for my kid and some ram for her.
I'll look at finally upgrading to a single solid new GPU over Black Friday and then put these 2 furies in the wife and Kid's CPUs. Ryzen 5 1600 and a Fury for my daughter should be more than enough for all the stuff they do. Or maybe I'll just put both cards in my daughter's computer and put the water cooled R9 290 in the wife's. She's got that Sabertooth motherboard and a FX6300 in hers so its no powerhouse but it does ok.
So my kid is keen on that upgrade even more than I thought... saying her Minecraft with mods and a few other games are really slowing down.
Now I need to get some new DDR4 ram and a new mobo for her to use that Ryzen 5 1600 since she is on a FX setup now. I'm looking at that B450 Tomahawk motherboard, the Max version that supports 3rd gen. Says it supports up to 4133mhz ram too. My Taichi x370 only supports up to 3200 as far as I know. Really thinking I should put the B450 Tomahawk Max in MY case with the Ryzen 5 3600 and something like 16gigs of G Skill TridentZ 4133 ram and then put the Ryzen 5 1600 with the X370 and 16 gigs of GSkill FlareX 3200mhz in hers. I'm not going to be overclocking really much if at all with the 3600... From what I see and what I'm going to be doing that Tomahawk Max would be totally fine for this. I did see the Max might need a bios update for the 3rd gen CPUs but ppl are reporting they are getting updated boards working out of the box. Even if not I have the older Ryzen chip I can use to get it updated.
Not sure how much of a difference between 4133mhz and 3200mhz RAM I would see in actual performance or games and I could save almost $100 putting a B450 board with some basic 3000mhz DDR4 in but... if I'm gonna upgrade the CPU to be 25% faster it makes sense to upgrade the RAM to be 25% faster (or so), if that makes sense...
I thought we had a button to report posts to admins? For example, this spam post in "The Bar":
No way to report this to admins for removal......
Well this came up in another forum so I decided to post it here, hopefully this is the right spot. Just as the title says, post your best prank, or any prank for that matter. Here's what started it all so you have a vague idea of what to post...
Lets go from there