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This thread is for advice regarding purchase of:
>laptops
>desktop parts
>phones
>anything else that is buying advice

Please send every thread regarding these subjects this way.
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>>46918746
>posting the same fucking shitty shill picture over and over again
Fuck off.
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Can't spell Aspire without the Aspie.
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1440p monitor -> IPS 60hz or TN 144hz. Can't stand screen tearing but IPS looks marvellous.
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>>46918746
Kill yourself. No one wants your overheating garbage.
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>>46918764
>>46918804
I don't get it. Why would anybody shill this? Especially on /g/, where the users would know better
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>>46918838
OP here
Not shilling I just picked a picture from another thread
Only reason I made this thread is so everyone stops making 20 threads a day about whether to buy this or that
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Gf wants a new phone, she's coming from a moto g, and I suggested the moto e since it's cheap and on 4G. Apparently the camera is a big deal and she wants to go towards moto x. What's a better option?
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>>46918902
Moto E is flawless EXCEPT for the camera, which is shit because it has no flash.

Why is she leaving the Moto G, what's wrong with it?
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>>46918922
She told me she is not getting any texts from her sister, like not delivering at all her sisters on Verizon and she's on straight talk, probably some setting error. But still the phone is slow in general and 3g sucks.
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I've got a laptop with a broken audio jack so I need a USB device to route the audio.
I have a creative USB I'm using now but it kills my audio quality.
I was thinking about getting a Fiio e17 or e18.
Anyone have any better suggestions or will those work fine?
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>>46918957
That's bizarre.

Did she previously use an iPhone? You have to let Apple know that you're switching, otherwise other iPhones won't send text messages to your new phone.
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>>46919060
Nope, moto g was her first smartphone. I'm just looking for sub 300 dollar phones on Android, with a decent camera, and 4g.
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>>46919229
Then sure, get a refurbished Moto X.
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>>46919229
Have you considered a windows phone? If all she wants is stuff like messages Facebook and stuff like that might be a solution
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what do?
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>>46919336
Yeah this is a good price.

>>46919342
The problem is I know nothing about Windows phone and can't recommend one, I just found a lumia 925 from 180usd. Think that's good? Also does the phone have lots of case options?
>girl phone buying concerns
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>>46919452
>spinning hard disk
Hope you never drop it.
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>>46919714
I'd upgrade to SSD myself.
The manufacturer's upgrade is always overpriced.
I'll save money overall AND have a spinning 500GB on top :)
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Best new (or used) GPU under $275? My GTX560ti fucked itself yesterday into a broken mess and I need a new card asap. What do you lot recommend?
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OnePlus One still worth ?
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Currently have a 7870. Happy with the level of performance but hate AMD and want a smaller card for my Mini ITX build. Would the 960 ITX be a good card to get?
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>>46919452
You're retarded, what OP posted will outspec this piece of shit.
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When will I be able to purchase a new two thousand and fifteen model macbook air?
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>>46920117
Nice try shill :^)
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>>46918746
A10 7300 kaveri APU
>only 19W of TDP

Well fuck, I never expected AMD to make something this good.
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I'm looking for a mic for my PC. But I'm uncertain if I want to go the XLR route since I'll need an audio interface of some sort to be able and work that out.

I've been looking between Rode, Blue and Samson for USB mics and the Rode NT USB is my front runner right now. Anybody have experience with it or the other two?

Anybody feel as if I should avoid USB mics and go for an XLR?
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>>46920156

B A S E D
A E
S S
E A
D E S A B
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>>46920138
>A10 7300
This thing will make really good budget Laptops. I'm not even shilling look online you will find laptops around $500 with this APU.
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Looking to upgrade my GPU as my current one (a Nvidia Quadro 2000 I got from a business going bankrupt a few years back) really isn't able to keep up with my video editing, multiple monitors, and the few games I still play.

Debating between the 290, 290x, 970, and 980 but they all seem to not suit my needs well. AMD cards can't use CUDA for Adobe Premiere, the 970's
>3.5
and the huge price on the 980.

Kind of at a loss for which one to get right now.
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I want to get a macbook pro for experience with an apple OS. Browsing the web, graphical editing, and maybe emulators will be in the mix.I don't need it to be powerful because I have a 17" and it's a powerful beast. The only downside is that it feels like I am carring around too much.

For these reasons which Macbook Pro should I get?
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Anyone want to recommend a cheap laptop that can run word, 720p anime and visual studio with great battery life 4gb ddr3 ram and 1tb harddrive for less than $400
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>>46920296
None, just get a regular windows laptop and build a hackingtosh out of it. I highly don't recommend people getting macbooks after those exploding batteries thing. macbooks have cheap build quality and their batteries could explode in your face.
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>>46920117
> over 5 lbs.
> HD.
> AMD.
> Acer.
Do you at least get autismbucks? It would be a waste if you don't, just saying.
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>>46920207
>1366x768
Nobody on /g/ is stupid enough to fall for your shitty shill tactics.
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>>46920327
Well shit anon I was just noticing the APU on that laptop and thought that made everything else OK. 19w total tdp for an APU is pretty impressive if you ask me. There are many other laptops now fitted with the A10 7300 APU - it might become a meme soon too.

I'm not shilling anything, maybe shilling the APU but that's it.
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>>46920336
What the fuck is it with everyone and 768p resolution. It helps lower the price of laptops and has more pixels than 720p.
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>>46920416
top meme :^)
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>>46920387
>You're retarded, what OP posted will outspec this piece of shit.
>Well shit anon I was just noticing the APU on that laptop and thought that made everything else OK.
You gotta be less aggressive then. Or get autismbux.
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Just ordered a system76 gazelle professional with 250GB SSD and 8GB RAM for abt $1000. My last laptop was a 2008 MacBook. I am not a programmer and this is my first time ever using linux. Just using for browsing/office suite/media.

How did i do? What am i in for?

Btw, i enjoy shopping at Amazon.
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>>46920498
>system76
Good job getting ripped off faggot.
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>>46920498
You should probably cancel if at all possible. They're clevo/sager rebrands, hence a pretty poor value for the price. Pretty poorly reviewed.
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>>46920498
>$1,000
>intel hd graphics
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>>46920504
:(
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>>46919491
don't go windows. least amount of options
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>>46920498
You should look for something like >>46920207 or what OP posted

You can swap out the HDD with a $50 128GB SSD and use the HDD as an external storage.
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>>46920543
hd 4600 isn't that bad
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>>46920543
>implying it's not perfectly fine for everything except gaymen
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>>46920538
I remember them being well regarded on /g/ at one point. A better suggestion?
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How's this, /g/?
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I'm on T- Mobile and have $150 to spend on a new phone. I'm thinking of getting the LG Optimus L90 but I'm sure there's something better and I just don't know what the hell it is.

Any ideas? I personally prefer physical keyboards but since those seem so uncommon I'm willing to go without.
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So /g/ i'm thinking of building an all AMD PC. What is a good cpu from them?
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So my laptop died and Hervey Norman gave me about $800 store credit.
Should I buy a tablet, or spend a little extra and get a laptop? Any distinct advantages either way?
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I would like to recommend the ideapad z40 for anyone looking for an ultrabook in the 500-600 dollar range. It runs amazingly cool, the screen is 1920x1080, the graphics card (yes, a dedicated gtx820) is powerful enough to run 1080p 60fps on youtube and run most games on low, and the build quality is thinkpad tier. I took it apart and it has room for msata, a new ssd or harddrive, and the fan to the cpu is easily accessibly to clean or whatnot. I'm very pleased with the quality of this ultrabook.
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>>46920608
what are you going to use it for
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Is this shit any good? I'm just looking for a half decent mouse with a claw grip for casual stuff like heroes of the storm and lol, and this just happens to be in a store near, so I won't have to order it on amazon or some shit if it's good enough. I also live in hungary so all the shipping is just too much fucking effort. Never heard of Rapoo before, I just want to know if it's notorious for being shit.
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I'm sorry for cutting out the price but it's $400. This guy is definitely going to rob me if I go pick it up, right?
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>>46920779
>I need the money for my car

Probably needs to pay his dealer. I don't think you'll get robbed but the laptop is probably stolen.
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>>46920779
if you dont buy it someone else will

make sure to wipe it or swap out the hdd when you get it
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>>46920713
It's 3000 dpi btw. Nothing fancy I just need it to be cheap and decent
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When will I be able to purchase a new two thousand and fifteen model macbook air?
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How about this, /g/?
The price is $1,700.
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Did I do well? I wanted to get a just because machine.

Also I'm swapping the CPUs for 6 core Opterons.
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>>46923688
jesus fuck those hinges
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>>46922531
give it a week or two
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My Logitech G400 mouse is giving out on me, /g/. Which model would you recommend for FPS?
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>>46923688
8.8 lbs...did i read that right? jaysus
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>>46920779
>8 fucking cores in a laptop
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>>46924477
Damn that's pretty cheap for one, at least as far as im concerned.

>>46920779
I'm 100% certain it's stolen, however those vaios are getting rare. Get a friend to come with you and better have at least one of you packing heat.

>>46924518
A buddy of mine just bought the G502, unless you mind it looking slightly edgelord it's pretty darn good. otherwise just upgrade to a G400s is you want same form.
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>>46918902
I'd say splurge a little extra and get a LG G3.
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>>46918746
If anyone'd be willing to help me out:
I'm an IT student with a shitty Asus laptop which is literally falling apart, and I'd like to purchase a new laptop, since I have to run multiple VM's at once (Windows Server 2012 R2) I'd like to get a decently powerful PC with enough RAM, atleast 8 gigs, preferably upgradeable to 16.
I don't care about HDD space since I'll just put an SSD in, neither do I care about CD drives.
1920x1080 is a must, decent build quality is too, since I'll be dragging it to class daily, i7 would be nice too.

I'm from the Netherlands and I'd be willing to spend up to 1300 euros, but preferably under 1000 if possible.
I don't mind spending more if I will really get quality stuff.
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>>46924533
He means 8 threads. 4 real cores in an i7.

Stupid niggers trying to talk it up.
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>>46924690
Consider a thinkpad.

>inb4 Superfish malware and chinkpads
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any thoughts on the how the a10-7300 would handle solidworks compared to something like a 2nd gen i5 with hd 3000 or 3rd gen i5 with the hd 4000?

looking at some used laptops right now for school. was thinking of trying to get an x220 or t420 and upgrading the ram and putting in an ssd. then i saw some deals online at 400-500 that had the a10-7300. i know the old thinkpads are from 2011 and use full voltage chips, and the a10 is kaveri based and low power - but it's much newer.
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>>46924720
I tried that, I used to love using thinkpads all day as a kid, but they don't seem to meet my requirements.
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>>46924690
Sounds like you want a Dell Latitude.
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb&brandid=2801&fid=6954

The Latitude E7440 is an "ultrabook", but it is still a Latitude. You can still change the hard drives or add RAM or whatever.

This is coming from a guy with a hugeass beast of a ThinkPad with a quad core i7 and a Quadro K2000M.

If all you cared about was performance, you'd have to get a laptop from 2012, because the third gen Intel Core i-series was the last one where Intel focused on performance.
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>>46924739
The newer once are much slimmer, i get your drift. I still have a R40 laying around and weighs about 4.5kg's so portability is a no go, but newer models like the T540 are pretty good.

Otherwise the Latitude series are currently the best price/performance/reliably laptops out there right now, the 7440 is a good example but the processor is a tab bit weak.
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>>46924754
*note that all i5s and entry i7s come in dual core varieties
For a quad core i7 you'd have to push into the 15.6" kinda-thick range
http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?c=us&cs=28&l=en&s=dfb&brandid=2801&fid=9333
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/q4dW7P

Can anybody rec a good motherboard? Also any other good cheap parts to replace things in my build? Outletpc is down for me for some reason.
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>>46924774
>>46924780
Forgot to mention the E6540-comes with a quadcore i7,FHD screen, and also dedicated graphics.
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>>46924739
I found a couple of Lenovo B and Y PC's that seemed to fit your needs, and between ~$900 - ~$1200. Unfortunately they are only available in Denmark.

But >>46924754 is also right. The Latitude series are pretty good PC's if you don't need to use them for gaming.
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>>46924754
>>46924812
I've read some reviews that tell me the build quality is quite bad, got any personal experience with those series?
Are these prices worth it?
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>>46924886
In the Dell Outlet, you can get dual core i7 and 1080p for $1200 USD, which works out to $1100 EUR.
I've seen some 7440s and 6500 series around my university, and they tend to look pretty pristine compared to consumer laptops so I'm lead to believe that they have good build quality.
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>>46924886
I set up, fix and use Latitudes every day. Their builds seems fine to me, but stay away from the E7440. For some reason, they are fucked when it comes to clean Windows installations and drivers.
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>>46924947
More specifically getting the network card to work can be a bitch.
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>>46924946
Import tax, 40-ish percent.
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>>46918875
>>46918804
>>46918746
>screenshot_395743975.jpg

So when you saved the picture from the other thread, you bothered to rename the pic like the original filename?
Sound like shillshit
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Dell XPS or Fagbook pro?
Going to use it for work stuff.
Maybe fire up android studio once in a while
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>>46918804
I kinda want it because how desperate and blatant the shills are

I would want to reward blatant shills and punish crafty shills
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>>46926321
have used both

fagbook
>has magsafe power connector, so good
>tried & true
>yosemite is pretty shitty

xps
>dat palmrest texture holy shit, godlike
>win8 high dpi scaling still a crapshoot
>probably more expensive

wait for the apple keynote in 5 hours and then decide
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>>46926547

I didn't even realize one was coming up. Thanks anon.
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>>46926241
What do you mean? I didn't change the name
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I'm coming from an iPhone 4S, which honestly is a piece of shit since the iOS8 "upgrade".

The obvious choice is to go for a 5S or 6.
Any Android phones on the same level?

No Samshit please.
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I'm looking for a cheap laptop, around 200 - 300 with good battery life (around 7 hours). I'm thinking of getting a chromebook but no one sells it here. I also consider getting asus x205 but it stucks with Windows and 2 GB RAM.
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>>46926655
iPhone 6/6+ or the HTC One M9 if you want Android
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UK here. Broke my Note 2 last week. Need a new phone.

LG G3 3gb RAM version can be picked up for about £280.

Oneplus One 64gb version is £269. Bit worried about the Cyanogen partnership ending though, future support likely to be shit.

Wait and see what pricing on Asus Zenfone 2 is like, rumoured to be good value.

Grab a Moto E for a few months until S6, G4 etc all released.

What do?
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>>46926813
If you want the S6, G4 etc. then get the Moto E 2015 and wait it out, otherwise go for an OPO or that LG G3 because they're cheap
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>>46926813
I got a G3 2gb RAM, version and it's pretty good.
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Building a new rig soon, have settled on most of the parts but still not sure on mobo.
i4790
AMD 3xx series
32 GB
boot SSD
watercooling

I'm mildly concerned about future-proofing, as ugly as that sounds. the 4790 is a great CPU but supposedly 14nms will be coming out next year.
Any recommendations for a mobo with these specs?
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How's this for a laptop?

Going to need to upgrade to 16 Gigs of RAM.
Intend to run VMWare for the most part and general college use.
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>>46927091
>Intel
>great CPU
Last mildly interesting Intel arch was Wolfdale and even that was tainted by the fact that it was R&D'd by Jews.
Calling any of the last three refreshes since Sandy Bridge
>a great CPU
is idiotic, since they are nothing a but a quick cash-in.
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>>46927213
>Last mildly interesting Intel arch was Wolfdale

Glad I made the right choice.
What was wrong with the R&D?
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Going to buy these soon. How do I plug them into my motherboard?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001IZZ2PO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_img?_encoding=UTF8&colid=QVWQFXIQTOP8&coliid=IRZVJBD7GLFNN
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>>46927091

Any quad channel LGA 2011
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>>46927213
>What was wrong with the R&D?
>R&D'd by Jews
Literally.
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>>46927091
14nm is coming this year with Broadwell and Skylake.
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So i want a HTPC in my bedroom. I have some spare ITX parts and a 300w Silverstone SFX PSU.

Right now i'm trying to decide if i want to build a HTPC or just buy something off the shelf like a NUC or Brix, all content is on a network so i can run off a tiny flash drive with OpenElec.

ML05 or SG06/pentium g3258/4Gb of ram (single stick)/32/64gb SSD at around £130?
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>>46927320

I thought Broadwell was already out.
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>>46927393
Not the desktop processors.
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Need a laptop cooler 13 inch must be possible to use on uneven surface eg blanket
recommend me best ones price range £40 or $60

Pick related one of these
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Best 2-slot NAS? I really like Synology's interface, but are they actually good?
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>>46919714
>dropping a laptop
>ever

haha.
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>>46927412
>exposed wires

Jesus fuck, why are OEMs so bad at design?
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>>46918902
Samsung Galaxy Alpha just dropped to $300 retail. Its a great value at that price.
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>>46927490
That's because the fans are removable. You can just use the pad. I have the U2 (with two fans) and it's great.
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currently making a smartphone purchasing guide to go in this thread and a smartphone general because we 100% need one to keep the shitposting out. should I continue?
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>>46927566
(ignore the shitty borders around everything, it's just free software being shit)
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>>46927566
Keep going.

Just understand that you will get shit on no matter how much research you do. Someone will always tell you your opinion is shit.

Also get ready for a 200mb PSD file.
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>>46927606
This is pretty much the general consensus on smartphone recommendations right now on /g/. I may add an other smartphone tier to accommodate the BlackBerry/Firefox/Jolla users
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>>46927566
Note 4 is okay for a flagship, but overpriced. so i can understand why it's out.

Add the Note 3 to the Honarable mentions, always worth the money. Z1C, Z1,Z2 are also worth adding to the honorable mentions.
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>>46927661
I forgot the Note series! Thank you! I'll make a note of those and add them in. I don't think the Z1/c are worthy mentions because of the Z2 and Z3c but I'll gladly add the Z2.
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So, can these cheap baytrail stick PCs play my chinese cartoons with ridiculous video and audio encoding?
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Any good wireless keyboard recommendations?
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>>46927683
Z1c is awesome for the price, but it's your call.
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>>46927830
The z3c is £50 more, I'm not sure if I should add it. I will for the sake of suggestions though.
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>>46927874
You're looking at different prices then me man, i've seen it to be 100 quid cheaper.
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>>46927894
I'm just using Amazon as a price benchmark.
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>>46927920
You can get the Z1c for much cheaper, but your call. Z3c goes into flagships imo
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Thanks for making a contaminant containment thread, op, you're doing gods work :^)
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I need some pointers here..

Im going for this dell XPS 14 2013 edition.

It comes with a 3rd gen intel core i5 3317u and an nvidia geforce 630m.

Goes for about $500 used.

Im planning on using it for GNU/Linux and maybe some light gaming.
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>>46928932
1600x900 resolution
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>>46928932
Define "light".
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