Stuart K Reilly

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Stuart K Reilly

We had a thread like this a long time ago but its gone now so I thought I'd revive it.

 

 

So here's my trusty old lappy

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Its a Lenovo Y570. A badass multimedia/gaming lappy from 2011. I bought it refurbished for something like $750 and it has treated me well ever since I got it. No viruses, no blue screens, no hardware hiccups unlike the Toshiba gaming rig I had before (PROTIP: don't buy a Toshiba if you expect it to last over a year).

 

The JBL speakers aren't half bad for a laptop audio system. They sound clear and bassy without that tinny sound you expect from little bitty speakers.

 

My only problem is it has that damn Optimus technology. Where it switches from the intel GPU to the Nvidia GPU. It doesn't work perfect and runs a lot of games on the Intel GPU for some reason. Alan Wake acts like he's still sleepy. But TF2 runs nice so I'm okay with it for now.

 

 

SPECS

 

2.2ghz I7 with turbo boost up to 2.9ghz

8gb RAM

Nvidia GT555 GPU

Windows 7 Home Premium

 

 

If I ever replace it I'll definitely go with another Lenovo. Maybe a Y500 or a 510 depending on how their price will be when I decide to upgrade

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lenovo is pretty much the best brand for higher end stuff at a decent price.

 

This is mine. An HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b023cl

 

 

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Pretty good for a bargain laptop. its got IIG 4000 which runs enough games acceptably when i use it to play em from time to time. 6 gigs of ram, and an average (meaning terrible) battery life.

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My little shit

 

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HP G72 - Intel i3 core with 3GB ram and windows 7

Can't even run Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 without shutting down

Has a hibernation error due to the type of battery that runs on this brand and some pavillion models.

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It only looks dusty because the camera on an iPhone 3GS is poopoo.

 

MSI B75 Motherboard

i5 3570 processor

8GB RAM

1TB WD Green

600GB WD Green

120GB WD old as shit drive

Gigabyte GTX660

Cheap 600W power supply made by "A-power" (Researching the company doesn't bring up anything helpful. I plan on replacing this soon with a modular supply)

I believe the DVD burner I have is made by a small company owned by Samsung but I'm not sure.

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i7-3770 @ 3.50GHz

8GB RAM

1TB HDD

EVGA GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5

Windows 8

 

Apart from the mid-range graphics card and the relatively slow HDD (considering SSDs are a thing nowadays), I think it's an excellent machine. Has been able to run every game I've tried at high/medium-high settings.

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HP Pavilion p6710f

 

1 TB HDD

4 GB of RAM, I upgraded it to 6

Decent AMD processor, 3 GHz

Shitty graphics, ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated

I put in a firewire card to make it super rad, yep. The specs aren't insanely great but god damn this thing is durable.

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The case is a behemoth--far larger than I actually needed. But fickle me was sold on the green LED's and side window.

 

As it is currently--

 

3.7 ghz AMD Phenom II Black Edition x2 (though I tell everybody it's a quad-core... because hell, I unlocked the latent cores in the BIOS, so it's a quad-core, now)

Asrock 970 Extreme 3 (that assrock hasn't died yet in a year and a half of service, and all the computer nerds on this forum hate Asrocks)

WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA III

Cooler Master 500W

Nvidia Geforce GT 600 (which replaced two weeks ago my overheating AMD ATI Radeon HD 5550 due to a dead fan)

8gb Corsair Vengeance

22'' Acer Monitor, 1600x900

 

Windows 8 WGA approved (formerly a cracked Windows 7 Ultimate)

Ubuntu 13.04

 

She's sexy, and she's powerful. Powerful for less $400, I should say.

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Stuart K Reilly

Thats the one thing I can give a desktop. you can build a sho' nuff badass desktop that'll do pretty much everything you need it to do for a little of nothing compared to what you'd pay for a lappy with the same specs.

 

I just always needed a laptop because I travel a lot and move from room to room frequently so I need that portability and I need my files constantly

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Built in 2009 but have replaced everything except the case and power supply since then. Picture taken 2012.

 

i5 2500k overclocked to 4Ghz. Installed along with board and ram in early 2011.

Asus p8p67 pro (the last of the good £100 asus boards)

12GB ram

PNY GTX460 overclocked (replaced a dying radeon 4870)

2TB seagate (not in picture, installed in febuary)

500gb samsung spinpoint f3 (getting high mileage now, but still a great drive)

120gb Intel 320 SSD

500w silverpower PSU

Xonar DG soundcard

Coolermaster cm690 case

and of course windows 7 ultimate

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Stuart K Reilly

Slick. Thats gotta be the hottest i5 I've ever heard of OC'd like that

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It's actually very little for a sandy bridge i5, I ran this one at 4.5 for a while but it became unstable on hot days. I decided that 4 was still more than plenty so might as well lower it to extend the life, and also i dont really have the time to spend tweaking and testing it. Mines actually pretty lame, most will do 4.5 with a lot less voltage than this one wants. Its luck of the draw if you get a good overclocker or not. It's very happy at 4 though, never really goes much above 75c or so and thats when i'm really burning it.

 

I've known people with better ones take them up past 5ghz and use them everyday, but they also had much better cooling than i've got.

 

Sandy bridge (2500k,2600k) chips overclock the best out of all the i5s/i7s, they use more power than the later ivy ones but run cooler and can reach higher clocks because of that.

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That cable management is beautiful. I attempted to manage my cables and it looks a lot better than just letting them go everywhere in the case but it didn't work as well as I wanted it to.

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Cable management?

Hey man, wut dat?

Yes, my machine's insides are a jumbled mess.

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My main outfit.  It's a 2006 HP A1640 with a brand-new monitor.

 

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My current laptop, a 2003 IBM Thinkpad.

 

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My former laptop, an extremely slow 2005 HP/Compaq with a broken screen. I'll probably burn it or something and then scrap it.

 

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My former desktop, a 1999 Dell.  It still works fine, but will be scrapped very soon.

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Please excuse the terrible quality, these were taken with my iPod touch potato cam.
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POS Compaq from 2006 that was purchased as a family computer and eventually became my Frankenstein-computer. Here are the upgrades I've made to it:

  • 8500 GT in 2008 succeeded by a GTX 550 ti in 2011
  • 4 GB RAM in 2009
  • 520W PSU in 2011

I would get a new CPU because my current one bottlenecks everything, but it's an ancient slot. When I finally get around to building a new desktop I'll be ripping the PSU and 550 Ti from this.

 

I also got a laptop for school recently that performs better than this thing, so yeah.

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A 2003 laptop and it works with Windows 7?

It certainly does.  I was offered Windows 7 or 8, and chose 7.

 

I think it's from 2003, it may be from a couple years later.  IBM isn't known for having the most up-to-date product designs...

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So you bought this recently? Was it new, or did you get it on eBay or something? If it was new it would have been Lenovo brand, though. I'm curious exactly what model of ThinkPad it is.

Also SMK we have the exact same keyboard.

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Here's mine.

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It's quite outdated for the most part, specially because I bought it three years ago, but it functions very well despite it's age. The downside is that it overheats quite a lot and it gets a lot of dust very easily.

 

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CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2,53 GHz
RAM Memory: 4096 GB
DirectX Version: 11 (although some games like TF2 can only run at DX9)
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
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Please excuse the terrible quality, these were taken with my iPod touch potato cam.

6Iin9aC.jpg

POS Compaq from 2006 that was purchased as a family computer and eventually became my Frankenstein-computer. Here are the upgrades I've made to it:

  • 8500 GT in 2008 succeeded by a GTX 550 ti in 2011
  • 4 GB RAM in 2009
  • 520W PSU in 2011

I would get a new CPU because my current one bottlenecks everything, but it's an ancient slot. When I finally get around to building a new desktop I'll be ripping the PSU and 550 Ti from this.

 

I also got a laptop for school recently that performs better than this thing, so yeah.

 

That looks like a matured version of our old family Compaq sr1103wm we got back in 2004. Everybody in the house thought it was a POS up into 2010 when we all got new laptops, but I've lovingly kept up with the old desktop and made some upgrades to the memory and hard disk and monitor in the last few months. It runs Vegas 7 like butter, and as far as games go it's handles all the late 90's to mid 2000's releases fairly well. Great DOSbox and emulator machine, too. Still running Windows XP SP3, dual-booting Ubuntu 12.04 (with a horrible resolution on the latter, monitor native on the former). More than anything, though, I'd like to find a PCI graphics card to max the graphics out on it so I can at least say I've done everything possible to extend it's life and usefulness.

 

While I'm thinking of it, I might also just go ahead and upgrade it to Windows 7. It should meet the bare minimum requirements, at that.

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