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aba16v

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Re: School me on what I need in a cheap laptop..
« Reply #20 on: Oct 12, 17, 10:01 »
Plus with how cheap externals are it's hard to argue against just picking up a 250-500gb 850 evo. A 64gb usb stick is 30 bucks and a 128 is 55, looking at about 200 for a 5tb backup if needed.

There are some laptops with two drives so you could boot on a ssd and then run a 1-2 tb WD blue to cover the rest of it. If that plus cloud storage doesn't cover it, you should also have a dedicated PC for that massive tentacle porn collection.


aba16v

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Re: School me on what I need in a cheap laptop..
« Reply #22 on: Oct 13, 17, 10:38 »
Benched over 17k on stock voltage 1800x last night and didn't even break 55C @4ghz  ;)

I wouldn't buy anything new right now, the 8 series chips are going to be pretty good since intel was forced to rush launch and make it more competitive, although they're still not soldered and are pumping out a lot of heat. AMD will likely have very good APUs out next year in sub 1000 rigs that're more power efficient. Been a decade or so but they finally have CPUs worth buying.


Used is the way to go below the 7-800 price range for laptops. Buy a $300 rig, a new battery with quality cells, and a samsung 850 evo or similar. Something like this would be way better than that acer aspire https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/sys/d/hp-14-probook-laptop-i5-8gb/6342544913.html

witchcraftz

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Re: School me on what I need in a cheap laptop..
« Reply #23 on: Oct 13, 17, 11:28 »
« Last Edit: Oct 13, 17, 11:31 by witchcraftz »

aba16v

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Re: School me on what I need in a cheap laptop..
« Reply #24 on: Oct 13, 17, 11:50 »
Solid cpu but that 5400rpm drive and  1066 MHz ddr3 ram ain't gonna be fun on windows 10, that old HP has 1600mhz.


$500 laptops in stores are typically the jetta citys of computers. They're junk leftover outdated parts cobbled together and you shouldn't go anywhere near them. An SSD is by far the best thing you can do for a computer and ram speed around 1600+ helps too.
« Last Edit: Oct 13, 17, 11:53 by aba16v »