1. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal GBAtemp Guru
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    uh.... I call bs on this.

    https://ark.intel.com/products/124967/Intel-Core-i5-8250U-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz

    Boosts up to 3.4GHz. How on Earth would you get it to 4.3? And even if you can, how about the cooling? And fuck, it still is a U series CPU. It's not exactly a 7700K. And no, you don't get a CPU like that for that price.
     
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  2. VinsCool

    VinsCool Cattus Incerta Tacitusque
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    Lenovo Thinkpad T-61

    Intel Core 2 Duo 7500
    3GB DDR2 RAM (used to be 1GB)
    750GB HDD (used to be 120GB)
    NVIDIA Quadro 140m 128MB
    1680x1050 screen
    Solus 3 (Had Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10 and Linux Mint running on it)
     
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  3. gnmmarechal

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    Well, I have another laptop I think deserves the "sad PC specs" award. I still use it for... I don't know why.


    It's a Gericom Overdose MC 1540.

    It has an amazing Intel Pentium M at 1.5GHz and I upgraded it to 512 MB of DDR RAM.
    It has a 40GB IDE HDD. It's a beautiful machine, I'll say, but completely useless given its specs. I use it to write and stuff. I like the display and the keyboard.
    It currently runs Lubuntu 14.

    This is a picture I found by googling it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Wolfvak

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    Trust me, you don't want to.

    You guys want sad? Here you go:

    - BIOSTAR N61-M2S+ motherboard
    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ @ 2.3GHz
    - 2x2GB DDR2 Kingston RAM @ 667MHz
    - nVidia (yes, it was called that back then) 6150SE integrated graphics chipset
    - no, no dedicated graphics card (been thinking of getting something really low-power, like a GT 710)
    - 1440x900 display
    - 320GB SATA2 WD Caviar Blue HDD @ 7.2K RPM
    - a DVD drive I'll eventually rip off because it's pretty much dead and all it does is make weird noises

    Runs both Windows 10 LTSB and Debian buster but I spend pretty much all my time in Debian.

    And yes, this is my current, every-day system. And it's complete garbage, but holds a special spot in my heart (and my empty wallet).
     
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    Sounds like an interesting build. How does Windows 10 run on it? Do you notice a lot of hiccups?
     
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    It's actually pretty smooth for the most part but it sucks terribly for anything requiring GPU assistance - I can't even watch 720p60 videos on YT. I don't do a lot of gaming, but when I do, it's fucking awful. I can't get 60fps even on ancient games like UT GOTY, although Win10 is more at fault than the GPU here (worked perfectly on Win7).

    On the other hand, it boots up ridiculously fast when compared to anything else: about 20 seconds from power button to login screen, and this is an old BIOS mobo with a pretty slow POST, on a clunky mechanical hard disk.

    Thankfully, the CPU is actually pretty damn good for it's age. It's one of the first CPUs with VMX which instantly makes it a lot better (if you're like me, you probably need two OSes running concurrently) and despite it's high TDP (65W) the cooling system I got with it is excellent. I've only replaced the thermal paste once and it holds steadily at about 30-45 degrees Celsius. In hindsight, it's probably the best component of the entire system, unless I get a new GPU (not like it'd matter a lot, since I've got a single PCI-E 1.0 x16 slot)
     
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  7. slaphappygamer

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    I think this is a normal practice for Best Buy. I was looking at studio beats2 witeless. They went down to 189, then back to 299. Finally, after kicking myself for a few days, they went down to 159. I snagged them up. 299 is waaay too much for headphones, for me anyway.
     
  8. Ominous66521

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    How bad does it bottleneck? Just curious
     
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    This thread hurts my soul
     
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  10. RivenMain

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    I was using a 4gb ram intel hd 4000 1320x 1080 screen. Though i updraded 2 weeks ago. to 16gb ram 1920x1080 screen gtx 1070 and cpu intel 7700hq it's stepping into a whole new world playing nier automata when your old cant even play blade and soul without crashing before entering the game.
     
  11. VinLark

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    Yo thanks, I've been trying to find the Athlon cpus that had the integrated graphics chipset.
     
  12. Wolfvak

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    Actually, that's integrated into the motherboard, not the CPU. I don't think there's ever been an Athlon with an integrated GPU.
    As a matter of fact, I think the first AMD CPUs with a graphics chip were the APUs, but don't quote me on that...
     
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  13. gnmmarechal

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    I'd guess they came up with that name for their first CPUs with integrated graphics. Seems like a way to try and sell more lul
     
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    GTX 1080 Ti 4-way SLI
    128GB DDR4 RAM 3000Mhz
    OCZ R3 P84 SSD 1TB
    Samsung 860 Pro SSD 4TB
    WD Gold 10TB (x2)


    I mostly use my MacBook though.
     
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    If I were to use Witcher 3 as an example, sitting with a 900p monitor, high settings, 60%-70% gpu usage while cpu is at 90%-100% usage.
     
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    Intel Core-i5 750 @ 2.66MHz
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 950
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
    250GB HDD
    350w OEM Dell PSU (monkaS)
     
  17. Sakitoshi

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    Motherboard: Laptop ASUS X456UB
    CPU: Intel Core i7 6500u 2.50GHz
    RAM:8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel
    GPU: Intel HD Graphics 520 + Nvidia GeForce 940M 2GB VRAM
    Storage: SSD 480GB Crucial BX200
    Optical: DVDRW HL-DT-ST GUE1N
    Display: 14inch 1366x768

    Good stuff to say true but what makes me sad is that 940M. If I had waited a month or 2 I could have scored a laptop with the much better 950M or at least the 940MX for the same price.
     
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    Memory: 192GB (isn't as crazy expensive as you would think since this is server memory) What are you going on about I work for a PC / Server build company I can tell you server memory costs more than desktop memory currently! So making out its cheaper as its server memory is incorrect!
     
  19. LukeHasAWii

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    That is currently, it could have been cheaper before
     
  20. RattletraPM

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    Here's a cheapo PC that I recently bought for my garage to be mainly used as a general purpose/HTPC

    Dell Optiplex 775 (not SFF)
    Intel Xeon X3363 (LGA 771 to 775 mod)
    2 GB RAM
    60 GB HDD (used to have another 500 GB one but I've moved that to my main rig as a "torrent storage" HDD - might install an older but larger IDE drive on it from the junk pile I have down there)
    GTX 550 Ti

    Not bad for the price I've paid it but I sure as hell won't be running any modern games on this thing
     
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