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Creator: Vynertje August 3, 2015 11:59am
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Hey guys. I have a Toshiba Satellite L70-C-14E and occasionally the screen won't turn on even though the rest of the laptop is actually working. I tried the common laptop trick for these cases, which is to disconnect it from any source of energy for like 60s and then reconnect everything and turn the pc on, and it fixed it for some time. However, the same problem occurred again today(I "fixed" it again in the same way) and I'm kinda concerned right now that It might be something serious(which is **** since I bought the damn laptop less than a couple of months ago).

Any tips or any other possible things I should try before I take it to a technician?
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I picked the motherboard because it is cheap, has the z170 chipset and all the basic featuers


My main gripe with that motherboard is that its mATX and it will look stupid in a windowed ATX case. Also, do yourself a favour and get a better-than-the-absolute-cheapest design GPU if you plan to spend money on a high-end card like the 1070.
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Vynertje wrote:


My main gripe with that motherboard is that its mATX and it will look stupid in a windowed ATX case. Also, do yourself a favour and get a better-than-the-absolute-cheapest design GPU if you plan to spend money on a high-end card like the 1070.

there are a ton of motherboards around that price point, I simply picked the first one that seemed good without worrying about aestetics
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http://pcpartpicker.com/list/WyRXvV

updated, slightly over-budget but how does this look?

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Bryun wrote:
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/WyRXvV

updated, slightly over-budget but how does this look?

I don't really see why you would go for a 150$ mobo instead of a 100$ unless it is for aestetics. It fits the color scheme and looks like a great board, so if it is worth it to you by all means go for it. You should just know that there are tons of boards that have the exact same features for like 30-50 bucks less.

You could also opt for a cheaper ssd to get a bigger hdd instead, 1tb isn't really enough for me personally and a 2tb drive would only cost like 20$ more than a 1tb one. For example, if your steam library is bigger than like 50-70 games, you will prohably start struggling with drive space depending on how big those games are.

I don't really like the idea of spending extra money on a gpu with rgb lighting though(that might also just be me not really understanding why people would spend extra money on rgb products if they could just get cheaper non-rgb stuff instead.
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I don't really see why you would go for a 150$ mobo instead of a 100$ unless it is for aestetics. It fits the color scheme and looks like a great board, so if it is worth it to you by all means go for it. You should just know that there are tons of boards that have the exact same features for like 30-50 bucks less.

You could also opt for a cheaper ssd to get a bigger hdd instead, 1tb isn't really enough for me personally and a 2tb drive would only cost like 20$ more than a 1tb one. For example, if your steam library is bigger than like 50-70 games, you will prohably start struggling with drive space depending on how big those games are.

I don't really like the idea of spending extra money on a gpu with rgb lighting though(that might also just be me not really understanding why people would spend extra money on rgb products if they could just get cheaper non-rgb stuff instead.


http://pcpartpicker.com/product/yLPzK8/msi-motherboard-z170asliplus
How's this one? I don't really care for aesthetics too much, I just want a good mobo. I just heard Asus was a good brand and that board had good reviews. (side-note, I also want a computer that supports wi-fi so I dont have to be plugged in all the time, does this provide that for me?)

I don't really play too many games so I don't think that's too big of an issue, I like the idea though and I might do that because isn't the SSD mainly for the OS anyways?..

With the GPU I looked at reviews and everyone pointed out that the ASUS was one of the best ones to buy, I didn't even know it came with RGB lighting, if you have any alternatives that are better I'm all ears :p

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None of the common mid-range Z170 boards offer wi-fi, you probably need to buy a 30$ add-in card. For GPU's, the best cards are MSI and Asus, both are a tad expensive but definitely worth your money.
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Bryun wrote:

I don't really play too many games so I don't think that's too big of an issue, I like the idea though and I might do that because isn't the SSD mainly for the OS anyways?..


As a general rule of thump, you should put the os and any program that you use often and/or that has very long loading times on the ssd. Try roughly sortin your programs by the time you spend looking at a loading screen per day.
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for SSDs, you should be looking at read/write speeds and the price.

No, that's a bad idea. First off, most SSDs only list the burst-rates of their transfer speeds, not the sustained speeds. Looking at the hardware specs does not give a good idea of the overall performance of an SSD.
If he's coming from an HDD then the speed is far less relevant anyways as long as it's in the 500-ish MB range for read and 200+ for write.

Here's my recommendation for SSD: look for cheap reliable drives. Not all drives get reliability tests, but some do and the ones that score well in those tests are likely good candidates. That or go for newer models from a manufacturer known for reliable drives.
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Need an opinion on Lenovo Ideapad 110 that's going for 299€ atm. I'm need of a new laptop for my studies (mostly used for office programs and such.)

How solid is this?

Processor AMD Quad-Core A8 , 2MB- ,2GHz (A8-7410)
Ram 8GB DDR3
SSD 128GB
Graphics card: AMD Radeon R5
Windows 10
Screen 15.6" 16:9 - 1366 x 768 resolution

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