What computer do you use?

  • High-end desktop
  • Desktop PC
  • Gaming Laptop
  • Standard Laptop
  • Low spec Laptop
  • Ultrabook/Convertible
  • Other…

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What computer do you use? Let’s discuss.

My primary machine is a desktop with i5-6500 and GTX960 but i often use an ASUS laptop (i5-5200U GTX 920M) especially when i’m not at home.

How many on the PC master race here?

Does it make me an asshole if I put high end desktop? :stuck_out_tongue:

Let me know the specs, let me rosik a bit more :slight_smile:

We … already have this kind of thread.

My systems currently in use:
i7-3770K / 16GB / GTX770
i7-2600 / 8GB / GTX560

i7-2640M / 8GB / Quadro 1000M


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£205.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£28.57)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste (£4.99)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£108.46)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£29.06)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Triple Dissipation Video Card (£349.99)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£83.99)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£74.99)
Mouse: Mionix Castor Wired Optical Mouse (£59.99)
Total: $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Oh how I wish that I’d just gotten 16GB… like hell am I paying the equivalent price for 8GB right now.


I just answered Gaming laptop since it’s not rly a standard laptop or low-end. A low-end laptop is 200-400€, a standard is more 400-700€ but my laptop is 1000€ and it’s very high spec, although not very much a “gaming” laptop like let’s say alienware laptops. (Also im a cheap ass when it comes to tech so the only reason i bought it was it was -40% or so)

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What computer i use?
A black one with a silver front!


I have a semi mid-range desktop, probably lower-mid range but it’s decent.

AMD FX 6300
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti
24" Acer Monitor

All packed into a cute little Micro-ATX case from some unknown company (but it has blue LEDs :smiley: )

Bought it all this year but it’s essentially a few years out of date. But, for some comparison, it will (roughly) play:
Battlefield 1 at 45 FPS (low settings)
Automation at 60 FPS (max settings)
Cities: Skylines at 40 FPS (mid-high settings)

With any luck it’ll play Assetto Corsa on mid-high settings decently, but I have to wait until Sunday to test that…


Fps rate from Cities: Skylines doesn’t tell much if you don’t specify your test city size - I could run it veeery smoothly on 4 GB RAM and GT430 with a 10k city, but now with a 160k one I don’t even get 20 fps on 8 GB RAM and R9 380 (still the same CPU) :expressionless:

And as I write here… I’ll just paste what I wrote in the Computer specs thread:

My wonderful black and old steel box of power:

  • Athlon II X3 440 (hopefully to be changed soon) - three cores of overheating! :smile:
  • Gigabyte 770T-D3L
  • Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 with 4GB of VRAM (and blue LEDs!)
  • 2x 4GB RAM Crucial Ballistix Sport (1666MHz)
  • Thermaltake Modular SE 530W
  • GoodRam Iridium Pro SSD 240GB
  • mediocre Logic B21 case
  • some old and slow 500GB HDD
  • some DVD station

And even older BenQ 20" 1680x1050 monitor, and pretty standard Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard, and pretty standard Logitech speakers.

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That’s a budget ultrabook/convertible, a Lenovo ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14.


  • Intel i5-4210u
  • Intel HD4400 + Nvidia 840M
  • 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD (idk what the second one is used for, doesn’t let me do anything to it)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 14" LCD WideView display, 10-finger multitouch touchscreen

A trackpoint! Gimmegimmegimme :stuck_out_tongue: I had a trackpoint years ago, when I had some old IBM laptop, and that was an amazing thing. For me waaaay better than any touchpad.

It has three modes of input: TrackPad, TrackPoint Classic (which is the trackpoint and the red buttons on the top end of the trackpad) and the touchscreen :wink:

Enough with the jokes though too

My Desk (Ikea something something) is the home of a Dell P2415Q (4k at 24") and a Dell U2312HM. Input peripherals are a Corsair K70 Lux RGB MX-Brown, a Steelseries Sensei Wireless, PS4 and Steamcontroller. Audio-Output is a Edifier S330D 2.1 System, the Headset (not visible) is an Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1.

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700k @4.6GHz
CPU Cooler: Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme4
Memory: 2x Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4-2400
Storage 1: Crucial M500 480GB SSD
Storage 2: Sandisk Ultra II 960GB SSD
Storage 3: Hitachi HD-1000GB
Video Card: ASUS Strix Geforce GTX 1080 OC
Video Card Cooler: EK Waterblocks
Case: Fractal Define S
Power Supply: Corsair AXi 760
Water Pump: AquaComputer Aquastream XT
Radiators: HardwareLabs Nemesis 360 GTS Black Ice
Rad Fans: 3x Noctua NF-F12 2000 IndustrialPPC PWM, 2x Corsair SP120 High Performance
Fan Controller: AquaComputer Aquaero 5LT

(Yes i know one fan is missing on the rad - it wont fit anymore.)

That thing is pretty much my current machine. Everything i do, is being done with that.


@szafirowy01 Ah, good point :joy: that game does have a few optimization issues doesn’t it! Nice specs though, big up BenQ and their monitors :ok_hand:

@ramthecowy YES! Absolutely love the proper Thinkpads and their no frills industrial design. Weird not to see Windows XP on it mind you…

@pyrlix Knew you’d shame us all with some mega-rig, that thing looks awesome :wink:

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My PC is sort-of high end. I got an RX 480 recently, and that’s the best gpu I’ve ever had to play with. But it’s choked (in some games/instances) by my 2012-spec AMD FX 8320. (But I’m overclocking it… currently at 4.3Ghz Aiming for 4.6)

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Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2,33 GHz
RAM: 2 GB DDR2 (I plan expansion to 4 GB DDR2)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 2 GB GDDR5 (if I remember correctly)
HDD: 256 GB total I guess, idk
Power supply: Some chinese cheap-ass shit, I need to change that one
Motherboard: Something ancient from Gigabyte lel
Monitor:: Samsung SyncMaster 933 19"


SORRY :stuck_out_tongue:

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Your PC is inferior, my motherboard is the Extreme 4 PLUS

By comparison, mine is a truly craptop

8GB Ram
Intel i5 @ 2.4Ghz
GeForce 300m
14" screen

I play automation with medium settings at around 30fps and ETS2 with low settings at glorious 15fps (and project cars at the ultra low spects with maxium performance (overclock gpu) at around 12 fps).

That’s decent hardware actually. Your average laptop just isn’t meant for gaming and therefore has only a subpar GPU.

For gaming, money is much better spent on a budget to mid-range desktop with a decent gpu along with a cheap laptop (look on the refurbished / used market - occasionally there’s some gold in there) than by getting a high-spec / gaming laptop.

Got my roughly 800-1000€ spec laptop for less than 500€ that way, and it’s actually better than what you get as a consumer because business laptops (like mine is) are built more robust :wink: