Well, after 6 days of using a quad core, I've had to go back to the i5. The quad core just throttles too much in this Thinkpad thanks to the small fan. It doesn't bother me too much to go back though, because everything I do is just fine on the i5. Hopefully someone makes a bios mod for this so that I can put in one of the 35 watt Ivy bridge quad cores.
Other Peripherals: A Logitech m510 mouse, generic backlit keyboard, a Scythe fan controller, and my sound system (Some old home theater equipment- Sony STR-DE695, two Cambridge SoundWorks cube speaker... things, and a Cambridge Soundworks sub).
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Other notes: That's it now. I'll upgrade my CPU eventually, but for now it works fine.
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If the post you're seeing this on is from before 2016, you should probably ignore it. I had no idea what I was doing back then.
Setup/desk has changed quite a bit since my last post, time for an update methinks.
New monitor (Viewsonic XG2703-GS - 1440p IPS G-Sync 165Hz), new desk + monitor arms (Ergotech Freedom), new GPU (MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X), and mouse (G502 Proteus Spectrum, love it). I also have a delidded and binned 5.2GHz i7 7700k in the mail at the moment, chasing higher clock speeds.
I'll grab a photo of the actual system when installing the 7700k.
Other Peripherals: standard basic hp keyboard and mouse
Operating System: windows 10 pro 64 bit
Other notes: this was an old autocad system from my office that was being thrown out because we were upgrading to Windows 10 and it was a 1.8ghz core 2 duo with 2gb ram and a fx1500 quadro card, so our tech support said it couldn't be upgraded lol.
I am currently playing on ps4 but thinking of getting full pc version not sure how well my system would cope, what do you think?