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Build a PC

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@beefly I drift in here once in awhile these days. What country/state do you live in? What is the upper limit of your budget? Do you already have a monitor, keyboard, and/or mouse? If you have a moni

How much is too much for a phone?

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I have an unlocked Pixel 2. After taxes, I paid $650 for the phone and a 'free' Google Home Mini. My opinion on prices is that sub-$300 is cheap and $900+ is too expensive.

So I am thinking of getting this laptop

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Answer as many questions as you are willing. The information you provide will allow me to determine if you you have found is good or if I need to narrow down the potential computers I look at. What c

How Do I Update my Basil Profile?

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'ME' (Top right) >> 'My Profile' Click 'Players' (Right side, under your character avatar)

Laptop Request

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$1,340.10 Lenovo P51 Mobile Workstation >> https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/ThinkpPad-P51/p/22TP2WPWP51?menu-id=P51 If you want the best laptop in your price range spec

Laptop Request

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What does CA, LA refer to? It can mean Canada or California. I'm going to target a fully Intel laptop. No Nvidia GeForce or AMD Radeon. Those are not certified for SolidWorks. http://www.solidwo

laptop suggestions for tiesandbowties

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I assume this will be the minimum configuration you will consider... $1199.99 Intel Core i7-8550U 8GB memory 256GB SSD 2.7lbs non-touch display http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/new-xps-13

laptop suggestions for tiesandbowties

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Yes it is.

laptop suggestions for tiesandbowties

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@xronellx: Start your own thread in this subforum http://www.basilmarket.com/Non-MS-Tech-Forum-51 Oftentimes, there's too much back-and-forth and focus can be lost if more than one person need

laptop suggestions for tiesandbowties

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$969.99 (sale lasts only 4 hours since I posted this) ...otherwise $1199.99 ASUS Zenbook UX303UB-DH74T Ultrabook >> https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834232777 >> http

laptop suggestions for tiesandbowties

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Answer as many questions as you are willing. What country/state do you live in? Would you like to save money or do you want to spend as much of your budget as possible? How much hard drive space do

tell me about ur favorite book, movie, or video game

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Book: Animal Farm Movie: Toy Story 3 Video Game: Roller Coaster Tycoon

Games becoming digital only

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@andreaverilia: I feel, tabletop games overall are doing fine. I've played a number of newer games that cater to adult players such as Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens, and Pandemic. T

I finally bought Skyrim

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It's not weird. Skyrim caters to gaming enthusiasts which isn't a very large crowd. It just happens to be talked about so much that a good number of other gamers are familiar with the name.

Shipment Courier Experience

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I have a potted tree by my door, placed about 18 inches from the house wall. Almost every driver from UPS and FedEx has left packages between the large pot and the house, out of sight from the street.

Marketing vs Business amp Management Development

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It really doesn't matter unless you gain relevant experience such as through an internship. Many new graduates have business degrees, marketing included. A surprising number don't have rele

Is mechanical engineering a good major?

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Generally, a fresh ME graduate with a 3.0+ GPA and internship experience has a very good shot at landing a well-paying engineering job at a reputable company. However, such engineers are rare. Many un

Gsync monitor?

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G-SYNC is something better experienced than explained. Unfortunately, it is a rare in-store demo and is usually only found at retailers who cater to enthusiasts such as Fry's Electronics, Microce

Rick And Morty Se3

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@beefly: You won't have to know what it was like spending 1.5 years waiting for last night's episode.

I need laptop ideas help pleade

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@xnigzx: Do you even know what kind of design you are doing? Do you know what programs and utilities you will be required to have?

I need laptop ideas help pleade

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$300 gets you barely a laptop. Answer as many questions as you are willing. What country/state do you live in? What is the upper limit of your budget? Would you like to save money or do you want to

Help with install

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*Make sure the monitor cable connects to the video card and not the motherboard. *Uninstall old NVIDIA GeForce drivers before shutting down and slotting the new video card. *Some (but not all) GTX 105

Bottom Half of screen flickered today

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@despair: The picture shows it's definitely a software problem and not a hardware problem I had previously assumed. A graphics driver may solve it though if it does not, then your computer'

Bottom Half of screen flickered today

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@despair: Maplestory? No.

Bottom Half of screen flickered today

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@despair: The monitor cable probably got loose.

Advice Thread

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@upcomingnerd: "Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead." - Benjamin Franklin

Bottom Half of screen flickered today

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@despair: Have the vertical lines reappeared since?

Bottom Half of screen flickered today

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What does flicker mean here? Is it flashing, not synced (tearing), frozen?

Are 144 hz monitors really worth??

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"300-400 bucks...so low" is because an enthusiast segment exists. New monitors with better technology not only make older models cheaper by displacing them at their launch prices, but also

Are 144 hz monitors really worth??

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You have to be predispositioned to notice gaming graphics quality, but high-refresh monitors are worth it. The benefit of gaming with a 144 Hz monitor is most noticeable when stepping back to game wit

Screen Resolution

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It's a Windows 10 thing. 1. Open 'Settings' 2. Open 'System' 3. You should already be on the 'Display' tab. 4. Drag the slider for 'Change the size of text, ap

I039m going to need your help guys

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@readers: An open prompt is an invitation to communicate comfortably and confidently. English professors care more that an essay is well written. I also fail to see how the Charlie Hebdo shooting is

I039m going to need your help guys

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I don't like the topic you've chosen for yourself. Bad satire comes off as universally offensive. You're going to be writing how an example failed to be funny and ended being in bad tas

New Laptop

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Answer as many questions as you are willing. What country/state do you live in? What is the upper limit of your budget? Would you like to save money or do you want to spend as much of your budget as

Which choice would benefit me more?

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Very little of the above poster's content is correct.

Got rejected from my dream school

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In the greater scheme of things, the name of your undergraduate university is not that important. Even beyond that, graduate and doctorate degrees from prestigious universities really only matter in h

fun and active activity for large group?

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You're going to have give way more details about this event.

Shud I wait or buy now?

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@chopin: If you're watching the $200 segment for best value products, keep your eye out for GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, Radeon RX 480, and Radeon RX 470. There will be a better sale during Black Friday

Shud I wait or buy now?

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@chopin: Which exact GTX 1060 are you looking at? Not only does each board partner have multiple models, NVIDIA has released two different GPUs and reference specs to the same name - GTX 1060 6GB and

Shud I wait or buy now?

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You bought the parts that will likely see the biggest discounts, especially SSDs and PSUs. Motherboards will probably see nice discounts as inventory is cleared out for Intel 200-series motherboards a

What are some good shows/movies/documentaries?

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What are your preferences?

How to win a debate with Beethoven?

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@readers: It's a pretty good assignment as it emphasizes preparation, critical thinking, persuasion, and presentation. These are all very useful skills to have. The teacher can be pretty hands

How to win a debate with Beethoven?

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Debates go back and forth. In some areas of his life, Beethoven was a loser and you will need to address that against a prepared opponent. Focus first on your defense rather than your attacks.

Which monitor to get as external monitor for laptop?

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If your top priority is to save money, then do wait until Black Friday. Aging monitor lines (which include those three, the Acer R240HY is the newest having launched in 2015) tend to get discounted a

Which monitor to get as external monitor for laptop?

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The two Acer monitors use the same panels, but have different enclosures and stands. The most important distinction is that the R240HY has thinner side bezels. http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/mo

Alcohol is not enjoyable for me?

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A "few glasses" is a lot for someone who I'm assuming doesn't drink. If you're putting it that way, you're having a bad time because you have no experience. You may also

Is this good??

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@bumblexxxbee: It's possible if you build your own computer with $700. My choice of core components with that budget would be an Intel Core i3-6100 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti video

Dota 2 ITEMS for NX CASH

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For everyone's reference, Mirana's Pulsar Remnant is $3.50, Skyrath's Empyrean is $2.50, and OD's Shards of Exile is $4. That's a total of $10 or 10000NX. - http://steamcommu

Is this good??

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That's a terrible system for gaming. For the performance, the processor is weak and the video card is only slightly better than onboard graphics which aren't made for gaming. I don't e

Which college essay sample do you like more?

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The 1st topic can be written into an interesting piece since its entirely grounded in reality. The 2nd topic is very weak as it makes you seem pretentious - an adult reading that essay is not going to