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ACHILLES R32

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Built a gaming PC for a friend,
This will be his first gaming PC, to stay within budget I used my old Corsair Carbide 300R Case and a spare 2.5" HDD I had laying around.

CPU : Ryzen 5 2600 w/ Stock Cooler
GPU RX580
MB: AsRock B450 Pro
Ram: 16GB Corsair DDR4 LPX 2666MHz
Boot Drive: WD Blue 500GB SSD
Storage: 2.5" Seagate 500GB 7200rpm
Powersupply: Corsair TX650M

Build turned out fantastic, even though the powersupply isn't fully modular. Cable management was a breeze. He will probably freak out when I surprise him with it.

I probably should have gone with 3200MHz ram and a nvme but I think for his needs it will be perfect [emoji4].

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Guys I wanted to know whether Dell Inspiron 15 5509 supports Intel's new Deeplink technology. If not are Acer Swift 3x/Asus VivoBook Flip TP470 recommended over it. The Dell laptop can be found here
 

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Hi,
Would you suggest a cheap-not-bad-thinner laptop for me, as a student's needs in India.
Requirements;

RAM:8GB RAM( I hate lagging, that's why)
Storage: 256 or 512GB is enough
Weight: less than 2kgs
Processor: any for light to medium usage( probably not gonna play games, if yes only light ones)
Dimensions: small is enough I guess
OS: any, Windows 10, Chrome OS or Linux
 
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    Linux is ugly as ****








    You guys dont belong in this world..

    Sent from the Underdog..
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    This is my beast lol.

    Samsumg 19' LCD
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00Ghz
    Kingston 1 GB RAM
    80GB HDD1 + 40GB HDD2
    Arch Linux 3.5.4-1-ARCH
    Radeon 9600 Graphics card

    I'm gonna use it until it explodes, it's not that bad.

    A 19 foot LCD display? Not bad...
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    Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHZ Overclocked @ 4.0GHz
    Asus P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
    16GB Ram (4X4GB)
    2x1TB HDD
    64GB SSD
    Acer 23" Display
    2x Geforce 9600GTS in SLi
    W7 Ultimale
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    Can someone tell me the use of having a 128(or any other variant) SSD and a 1 TB/any variant HDD?? Any benefit of having both?

    This is my exact set up. Here's how it works.

    What goes on the SSD?
    OS (Windows 7 boots in like 10 seconds, amazing) and Applications (photoshop, steam, steam games, MS visual studio, MS Office, etc). My applications get the benefit of running off a lightning fast SSD which makes them all faster to open and easier to work with.

    What goes on the HDD?
    Music, movies, small applets (i.e. my hard drive partitioning tool), apps that don't require a lot of performance (in my case, Android SDK...as I just use it for ADB, fastboot, etc on my Windows computer). This is where my torrent downloads go, my Android stuff (ROMs, kernels, toolkits, etc) goes here and all my programs are defaulted to set the HDD as their default path when downloading something.

    The reason:
    Price. In most cases, the storage outweighs the programs. In my case, OS and Applications take up only about 75-80GB, give or take. My storage, on the other hand, is a mammoth 400GB. So, in reality, I only need a hard drive that's 128GB to keep my applications on because they fit on a drive that size. Then I get the much bigger, albeit much slower, hard drive for all the files, music, video, etc. Since things like movies, videos, etc aren't typically bottlenecked by slower hard drives, then you don't need the faster speed when accessing those files.

    TL;DR In short, why buy a 500GB SSD (which is INSANELY expensive) when you can get 128GB of SSD space for what you need it for and 1TB for the rest at but a fraction of the cost.

    Hope I helped. I love this set up...my only regret is that I didn't spend a month, save up and go for double the space :)
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    here,something better than previous screenies.hope u people are familiar with rainmeter:D