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I'm new to this, having bought my first "new" gaming laptop in 12 years and the things I learn from you folks are invaluable


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I'm new to this, having bought my first "new" gaming laptop in 12 years and the things I learn from you folks are invaluable......... but this all seems like "the new norm" from the outside looking in.......kind of like when the toothpaste is out of the tube scenario........ I wanted to upgrade my Son's RX 540 video card and was floored by how much even an incremental increase in power is ....... had to put that on hold ...... I just also want to say thanks to all of you because every time you folks post, I learn something I didn't know ........... :)


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System Name Dean Machine/2020 Ryzenfall
Processor Intel 4790K/AMD Ryzen 3700X
Motherboard MSI 1150 Gaming mATX/Gigabyte AORUS ELITE B550
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED/SilverStone AH240 AIO
Memory 16 gigs Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer/16 gigs G.Skill TridentZ NEO DDR4
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1660 Super/Gigabyte GTX 1660
Storage Crucial SSD 256 and 2TB spinner/Dual Samsung 980 Pro M2 NVME 4.0
Display(s) Overlord 27" 2560 x 1440
Case Corsair Air 540
Audio Device(s) On board
Power Supply Seasonic modular 850 watt Platinum/EVGA T2-850 Titanium
Software Windows 10 Pro/Windows 10 Pro
Well, first of all, Welcome to TPU!!!!!! :toast::toast::toast:

Jump in with questions as you need and I'm sure this awesome community will be more than welcome to help ya out @Kurt63 !!!!!!!

Glad to have you aboard! :peace:
Jul 24, 2021
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Processor i7 2700K
Motherboard Gig Z77 HD4
Cooling Xigmatech Tower Cooler
Memory 16 GB G-Skill 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) GTX 980
Storage WD Gold 2 TB
Display(s) Acer 27" 1440P
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro
Audio Device(s) JDS Labs Element DAC/AMP
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650 watt
Mouse MX 518
Keyboard Cherry 3000 with Blues
From one old man to another...Welcome! This is the bestest forum to be a part of. :rockout:
Aug 12, 2019
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Processor i9 9900k
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Memory 4x8 3200mhz corsair
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Storage 500gb Samsung 970 Evo PLus
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Case Lian Li Pc-011 Dynamic
Audio Device(s) Arctis Pro Wireless
Power Supply 850w Seasonic Focus Platinum
Mouse Logitech G403
Keyboard Logitech G110
Enjoy your stay in tpu, i also recently got my first gaming laptop


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Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
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Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
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