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  1. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    [WTB] GPU - GTX 1070 or Vega series.... basically something better than the RX480

    very tempted. will have to look at the reasonable rates. it is tricky doing this because Im on the road for work until December
  2. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    [WTB] GPU - GTX 1070 or Vega series.... basically something better than the RX480

    I'm looking to help out a friend who is stuck with a reference RX 480 blower. 8GB card is best.
  3. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    [WTB][US] Looking for solid upgrade parts

    Hey all, it has been a long time since I was back around here. But, since I used TPU back in 2011 when I built my current rig and it has lastest this long, I am BACK! I am working on sourcing the parts and right now I am looking for a solid PSU. 80+ Gold or higher, Fully Modular. I really like...
  4. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    I didnt ignore it. I am just looking at compatibilty with Linux and the hardware in each machine. I also look at teardowns and other reviews. Especially seeing as how that laptop has 3 eggs out of 5. I am actually hoping that by getting a lighter option that is a metal chassis, I will be able...
  5. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    This for me is mainly because I can spread my payments out over 12 months with 0% APR using my Newegg card.
  6. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    I am a field technician. I mainly work on desktops, laptops, printers, copiers, UPS Backup systems, networking equipment (Routers/Switches) and servers. I also work on assorted banking hardware like check scanners and validators. I am also kinda aiming for the ultrabook space. I dont like the...
  7. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    I'm sorry, I'm not getting a rugged laptop with a 6th gen Intel. I'm sticking with a thin and light. Hopefully the new Google Slate tablet will be affordable and I won't need to take my laptop out into the field.
  8. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Most of the time the damage comes at home and this is over a period of 6 years. it has also been knocked off the desk at work by people not paying attention to what they are doing or where they are going. Or, people trip over the power cord again because they aren't paying attention and try to...
  9. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Thank you. Yes, im aware of the issues. It is one reason i was seriously considering the Thinkpad X1 carbon line. They are made of a carbon-fiber reinforced chassis and a magnesium alloy roll-cage. examples: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=1Z5-004Y-00056...
  10. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Both of you suggested the same laptop which is very much over priced for such an out of date laptop. It does not need to be a "Rugged" laptop. It should be something thinner and lighter. Doesnt have to be an ultrabook. It could be an inch or so thick sort of thing. I was thinking more of a...
  11. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Dude, the battery life on that thing is under 2 hours. I had a hell of a time getting my 1080 to work under Linux. I keep my kernel up to date. Every kernel update i have to reinstall the drivers. If I go Intel or AMD, the drivers are built into the kernel. I only bought a GTX 1080 because...
  12. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    I'm just listing the 1800$ price because most of the thin-n-lite laptops run about that for 8th grade Intel and usb-C. And 16gb of RAM. This laptop is expected to last another 5-6 years.
  13. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    It's not an illusion. I DO NOT tolerate Nvidia in my laptop. So drop it and please stop suggesting Nvidia chips.
  14. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Just saying my Lenovo jack thankfully is replaceable without solder.
  15. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    How does this apply? I do not use Nvidia in my laptop. Simple
  16. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Again......I'm NOT gaming as my primary focus. It is the LAST thing I use a laptop for. Also, as Linus Torvalds has said.....Nvidia, FuckYou. Intel or AMD ONLY. I will take any Nvidia laptop and put it through the shredder we use for hard drives.
  17. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    I am about as careful as I can be. I carry it in a padded backpack. Sometimes the cord gets pulled by other objects or people who h puts strain on the port. It's not like I'm throwing the laptop across the parking lot. Also, I feel the need to point out that I have had this laptop since 2012. It...
  18. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    How is it asking too much of a Linux laptop? It is a laptop with windows preinstalled. Also, I used this in the field so it gets knocked around from time to time.so yes, the power port takes a beating.
  19. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    I can understand that. But, I don't want to sacrifice battery too much. I need decently long life. Say 5+ hrs
  20. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Why are you recommending a gaming laptop? I'm NOT mobile gaming. Well then the laptop needs at least a USB C ports. Barrel chargers or the Lenovo charger.
  21. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Barrel connector power adapters are also expensive (i know because I have replaced mine 3 times). Whereas, I can charge a laptop over USB as long as my adapter is 60W.
  22. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Need new laptop.....going insane trying to decide.

    Hey guys, So I have been using my current laptop since 2012. It is a Lenovo G570-4334. I have repaired it so many times it is now held together with Super Glue and Epoxy. For example, the screen hinges broke. Initially I was able to fix it. Then that fix failed when the hinge mount on the...
  23. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    Story Time: Linux, AMDGPU, and CIK (GCN 1.1,) parts.

    I stopped running Ubuntu/ubuntu-based distros with AMD or Nvidia cards. I stick to Fedora 27/28 because for whatever reason, the kernel is more up to date and the drivers just seem to work.
  24. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    FREE Linux OS needed

    When setting up a USB boot stick, I always use YUMI from PenDriveLinux. I have had too many failures with rufus. When in doubt, YUMI or just burn a disc. You can always use a DVDRW disc so you can reuse it. Also, in terms of Steam games, ANY linux distro will play Steam Games that support...
  25. Killer_Rubber_Ducky

    ASRock Launches the X470 Fatal1ty Gaming ITX/ac Motherboard

    Then add a Daughter Board that gives you the expansion slots you need.
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