The "New Toys" Thread

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it still comes with a bloody glass cover on the screen, it's the most glare-y and reflective thing ever devised by man!!! :D
 

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Best reason to not get a touchscreen laptop. I like matte screens.
 

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This now finalizes my 2015 upgrades for my computer built in 2011.

Changes in specs:

ASUS mobo -> unchanged
i5-2500K -> unchanged
ArcticCooling Freezer Heatsink+Fan -> unchanged (mounted sideways to exhaust out the back and give back DIMM space that it was blocking)
MSI Twin Frozr II Overclocked 560Ti -> EVGA GTX 960 SSC
Corsair Dominator 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM -> Crucial ballistix low-profile 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM.
Corsair Force 120GB SATA II MLC SSD :-| -> SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SATA III SSD

Did a fresh install of Win7 on the new SSD, went fairly smoothly. Still doing the windows updates but that will go on forever I bet. The Win experience index went from 5.9 (because of old SSD) to 7.5 (because of processor). Crystal disk mark reports:

OLD SSD



NEW SSD

 

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Good results there, those are nice SSDs for the price.

Your 2500k still stock? Open it up a bit, those things you can usually do 3.6 - 4.0 with nothing more than a multiplier change.
 

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Good results there, those are nice SSDs for the price.

Your 2500k still stock? Open it up a bit, those things you can usually do 3.6 - 4.0 with nothing more than a multiplier change.
Yeah the price has severely dropped for SSDs since I first built this machine. Back when I built it, the SATA II (FFS, how did I not see this before) SSD for 120 GB was $220. I got the new SSD for $95.

The CPU is still stock yes, but I could definitely boost it considering I don't have the stock heatsink/fan setup and I just redid the thermal paste not that long ago.

I think I'm gonna do that with my 2500k, have to push the H60 a bit!
Do it!
 

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Do it! 2500ks are forgiving and easy to overclock. Just go bump your multiplier up by 1 until it won't boot, then bump it down 2 and run a stress test, done. My 2600k could do 3.9 on stock voltage.
 

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Well I noticed since I turned the Windows power plan to high performance(in 7 and 8.1) the Turbo mode is always enabled, so it's almost always at 3.7. And in games it hovers at around 51C.
 

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if its a matte touchscreen, i have to assume it has an anti-fingerprint coating.

Of course, matte is a texture, so over time, high traffis areas will start to show signs of glossiness...probably a loooong time, but eventually...
 

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A second fridge for beer and beverages. My fridge in the kitchen is always loaded with drinks and stuff and I decided to get an extra fridge just to get more space for food. The new one will be put into the utility room, where I have the space.

 
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Excellent idea, I have one in the garage aswell, filled only with booze :mrgreen:

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