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|#111515 - Depends on the game. Some you can run on high, o… [+] (4 new replies)||01/13/2014 on Advice - love advice,...||0|
|#111514 - Oh god. Don't go for a Toshiba Satellite. Too much money. … [+] (12 new replies)||01/13/2014 on Advice - love advice,...||+1|
#111550 - cantfindausername (01/13/2014) [-]
Oh goodness. I'm completely clueless about everything about this stuff.
The only thing I Kind of understand is Resolution, but even then I don't know what's "good." I would imagine the higher numbers...
May you explain Barney style what GPU/VPU, Optical Drive Type, and Memory Speed are and what is considered "good?"
I grew up in the late 20th century and the 21st century. I should know these things. I am sorry.
#111566 - Nameloc (01/13/2014) [-]
Er, never watched 'How I Met Your Mother,' so I'll just put it in layman's terms.
GPU = Graphics Processing Unit
Essentially this is probably one of the more luxury items in a computer.
Basically if you don't have a great graphics card, then you won't be able to play games that well.
As the name implies, it deals with everything graphical/ everything you see on screen.
Also, even though people commonly refer to the graphics card as the GPU, the graphics card is a bit more than just that. The Graphics card also has VRAM (Video RAM) and possibly a few more things.
HDD, SSD, and SSHD = Hard Drive, Solid State Drive, and Solid State Hybrid Drive
HDDs uses discs, the higher the RPM (Rotations per minute) the faster the bit rates are. (How fast it is to read/ write files.)
SSDs are all flash memory. No spinning discs. Essentially it's a flash drive. Extremely faster than HDDs, up until you're using files over 8gb, then they're roughly equal. (Currently, lots of people use SSDs to hold their operating system, like windows, and use a HDD to hold everything else. That's actually what I'm doing right now.)
SSHDs are a mixture between the both, SSD and HDD. Perfect for just anything and having it to be extremely fast.
The main downsides to SSDs and SSHDs is that they cost a lot of money. For the money of a 120-160gb SSD/ SSHD you could get a 3tb HDD.
RAM = Random Access Memory = Memory
Typically RAM is installed in even increments. Very rare to see computers using 3gb of RAM.
The higher, the better; However, if you have 16GB or more, it's just over kill.
Trying to explain it is kinda hard, but essentially the more you have the more you can multitask and have more programs open at the same time.
Optical Drive = CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray drive
Not much to explain here. Typically they read/ write data from the discs. Some models are read only, which is retarded. If you ever build a desktop, keep that in mind... Also never buy a CD drive. Waste of money.
#111567 - Nameloc (01/13/2014) [-]
(Side note about RAM; If you're building a desktop, 8GB is just fine. If you've got the money, go for 16GB of RAM.)
CPU and APU = Central Processing Unit and Accelerated Processing Unit
Long story short, CPU basically runs everything. It's the heart of the computer.
The higher the GHz (Giga hertz) and the more cores inside a CPU, the better.
Currently, 8 core CPUs are overkill. 4 or 6 core CPUs are just fine. But again if you've got the money, go for 8.
Now, with tons of laptops, they're going to have a damn Intel CPU. Intel is the most vague company ever. The name of their CPUs has almost nothing to do with it's specs. So at a glance, you're not going to have any damn clue what type of power it's got behind it.
There's also AMD, and they're a really big competitor against Intel when it comes to making CPUs. AMD also makes graphics cards.
Intel CPUs are great for more of a singular type load, while AMD CPUs are greater for multitasking.
So if you were to run a game with an Intel CPU, you'd have a better performance than if you had an AMD CPU of the same specs.
However, if you were to have quite a few applications and games open at the same time, the AMD CPU would run better than the Intel.
Now, AMD also makes APU Buses.
Which is a CPU and GPU chip combined. Which is great for making a higher-low end gaming rig.
Also, Intel, on certain laptops, has the built-in graphics to use some of the system's RAM as VRAM. Which is meh.
Motherboard, a.k.a. mobo
This brings all of the parts together. Typically each motherboard has a built-in GPU and Sound Card.
Not much to say here outside of that, other than going into BIOS, but I'll save that for a different day.
(Inside of the mobo's BIOS is where you can customize a lot of things. Too much to explain there...)
Power Supply Unit = PSU
Namely this is important for desktops. You're going to want 550w or more, and it'll last you a long time. I got a 550w PSU and Case for $89.
One last side note, Sound Card is optional.
#111568 - Nameloc (01/13/2014) [-]
Higher the ghz on a CPU the better; The number of cores is not necessarily relevant unless you really want multi-tasking or not.
For heavy multi-tasking, go for a higher number of cores on an AMD CPU.
For heavier use on a less amount of applications, go for a higher number of GHz on an Intel CPU.
I may have forgotten to state that the GHz is for each core. So if it's 3ghz with 4 cores, then the processor is running with a total of 12ghz.
For Graphics, it's really hard to say, but you would really want to google it and use comparisons.
The higher number of CUDA Cores/ Stream Processors (different from CPUs and APUs.) the better.
Also the higher the VRAM the better, and the higher the MHz on the Core Clock, Boost Clock, and/ or Memory Clock, the better.
For RAM, the higher the better.
RAM also runs at a certain number of MHz, although if you're buying on the cheap or pre-built, then you don't need to worry about it. Only look into a higher MHz for RAM if you've got the extra $$$ to spend.
For HDD/ SSD/ SSHD;
The higher the RPM on a HDD the better.
SSD and SSHD, look at the data transfer rates and look at the reviews. But typically those two will be great regardless.
PSU only matters if you're building a desktop yourself, otherwise laptops and pre-built desktops have this ready for you. (A laptop's PSU is the power brick, btw.)
Mobo doesn't necessarily matter for pre-built/ laptops. Only in the number of USB 3.0 ports, since those are hella fast in comparison to USB 2.0.
Anyhow, on the pic you can see my system specs. I can run new games at High or Medium with no problem. Some games I can run on Ultra.
I've actually got an APU in my machine. Plus an external 1tb HDD for backing up my SSD that's holding Windows and important files.
#111649 - Nameloc (01/14/2014) [-]
Not a problem.
Also, if you ever get into gaming, keep in mind that:
Nvidia Cards are made for running Nvidia's Physx physics simulation. (Used in some, if not most, triple A titles.)
Radeon (AMD) Cards are not. (Which means, if Physx is enabled, it'll lag like hell.)
However, Radeon cards are compatible with running Linux, unlike Nvidia cards.
So unless you're going to use Linux full time/ occasionally, then the choice should probably be a Nvidia card.
Although some games do have biases towards specific cards.
For instance, Deus Ex: Human Revolution could run on high on my cheap Radeon 5570.
Meanwhile on my more expensive card, the Nvidia GTX 550 ti, my computer struggles bit running on high.
#112843 - cantfindausername (01/20/2014) [-]
Hello, again. I'm still looking, but I've been curious about a Sony laptop because of other reasons. I'll keep looking, but I just wanted to know if this was a decent choice.
If not, then can you tell me why not? (I'll keep looking for not Sony products, also)
#112858 - Nameloc (01/20/2014) [-]
Here's how well the laptop you chose would do for games:
(Scroll far down and you'll start seeing benchmarks for different games that were recently released.)
Compare the laptop you're looking at with this one:
CPU speed is greater on the second laptop, as well as the graphics.
RAM is the same, and the HDD has 250gb less storage.
And for the same price as the first laptop, you can get slightly more bang for your buck with:
The RAM, HDD, Graphics, and CPU are better on this laptop.
Granted that the CPU is AMD, it's better for multitasking.
The last one is probably the best for the money and performance, however I searched extremely quickly on newegg. Just look at laptops in your price range, check the graphics via google search (Like pasting 'NVIDIA Geforce GT 720M' into it and clicking search/ I'm feeling lucky.), and check to see if the HDD space is good enough for what you want.
Also, before making a purchase, be patient and wait around for deals. Look as thoroughly as possible through choices and take your time. Chances are when you go to buy one, the next day or week something exactly like it (or better) will be on sale.
#112882 - Nameloc (01/20/2014) [-]
You are welcome!
I just really like to talk; I don't have much else to do in my free time, and at my job I become absent minded for 12 hours with barely an hour of communication with other people.
Just be sure to only go for laptops with reviews, and read each one carefully.
The negative reviews are the better, since they'll detail something you may come across.
Also, Newegg > TigerDirect.
Only because they have lots of reviews.
#112883 - cantfindausername (01/20/2014) [-]
You are as I imagine Jesus to be.
Thank you for all your help, Jes- I mean Nameloc! I may end up coming to you again. I tend to drag out these processes way longer than I actually want to... I must sleep now. I'll continue my search when I wake up.
I was considering keeping this laptop and just not play Minecraft, and deal with the slowness, but then it started to shock when I touch its sides and sometimes on the bottom. Process will be sped up.
#112868 - Nameloc (01/20/2014) [-]
However, some companies would be less reluctant to help you out with a problem.
Like if the laptop randomly stops working, Acer might try and blame the problem on you, while Sony would be more helpful.
If it's in your budget, I highly recommend MSI laptops:
Or even an Alienware laptop:
|#111512 - I'm not a professional, although if you want great looking pho…||01/13/2014 on Advice - love advice,...||+1|
|#111511 - Welcome to the world of depression? It somewhat sound… [+] (3 new replies)||01/13/2014 on Advice - love advice,...||+1|
#111574 - Nameloc (01/13/2014) [-]
It doesn't necessarily have to be something wrong with you, but rather the people around you.
Every person around you has a heavy impact on your life one way or another.
Anyhow, if you are depressed, it may be because you're just not where you thought you would be at in life by now?
Either that or it's something that you're randomly going through.
If anything, I would advise thinking of one new thing to be thankful/ greatful for each day.
IE, something that you are privileged with, like running water and stuff.
Or just think of one positive thing about your life each day and write it down.
The goal is to switch your brain into thinking way more positively after 20ish days.
This and ditching metal, depressing stories, FML posts, and anything closely related would be ideal.
Maybe even try ditching Facebook for a week or two and see how productive you become.
I did once. I finished two websites. But then I got hooked on it again.
#111664 - miiiiiiichael (01/14/2014) [-]
You may be on to something with the I'm not where I want to be in life honestly. Not necessarily that I'm not where I want to be, it's just I don't know what's next. I'm still living at home and in college and battling the idea of just dropping school and trying to find a career to get into because I've been wanting to move out for so long now. And honestly, the enjoyment of reading depressing stories and shit is actually occasional, and last night happened to be one of those times.
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|#577 - Could look into HostGator. Speed would suffer a bit. … [+] (4 new replies)||01/13/2014 on If FJ shuts down||-1|
#585 - Nameloc (01/13/2014) [-]
If you had a specific time frame for photos before they were auto-deleted then a dedicated server from HostGator might work out decently. (To limit the usage on disk space and keep it under 1tb.)
The only question is if HostGator's dedicated servers could handle the traffic. (Or any cheap hosting company, really.)
If anything, it would most definitely be something to look into. Maybe call up a few companies and inquire about pricing for what you're using, to see if they could handle it and for how much.
Granted you'll have to cut that 2gbps internet speed in half... It'll save you money.
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|#88 - Yeah it is. Base rate for all of the pickers was under 90. We … [+] (3 new replies)||12/30/2013 on Merry Holiday||0|
#91 - Nameloc (12/30/2013) [-]
I meant base as in the combined total of what everyone was picking.
Standard rate, what you have to achieve, is 115 an hour at RIC2.
I can normally get 107~ if I'm on PPflow. I can do much more with single-small...although I'm always stuck with multi-wrap and single-large.
Fuck multi-wrap and single-large. I can barely break 80 units per hour.
|#19 - In terms of traffic? Google is worth 40+ billion, accordin… [+] (1 new reply)||12/30/2013 on Well now you know||0|