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by juzz86
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: USB to XLR
Replies: 23
Views: 2515

Re: USB to XLR

I remember looking into this ages ago to run an old high-school PA setup from a laptop for Socials (dances). From memory it was a little Peavey thing that did the trick for us, I think we needed balanced XLRs from memory? Dunno, been years. I've also seen one of these things in action which does wha...
by juzz86
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Hexacore Build Case
Replies: 11
Views: 1370

Re: Hexacore Build Case

For cheap and cheery no-bulldust, I like the Cougar MX330. You can find it on sale here (Australia) for $40, or often $80 with a 500W PSU (not recommended). There's two versions, a cheaper stamped-metal side one, and a windowed one which doubles the front I/O. Cheap enough to leave you room for a pa...
by juzz86
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: As we go into the New Year...
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: As we go into the New Year...

Good work mate, I've been checking in on your soda thread a bit - glad to see you're still sticking to your guns. I'm definitely aiming for a little less sugar and a little more exercise this year - get a couple more kilos off. My actual 'resolution', though, is to finally assemble a 3D printer my f...
by juzz86
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Re: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers

Your first comment is so true but I've found if I use propylene glycol blocks and tubing stay pretty clean and you don't have to take the blocks apart. I tend to sell the custom parts with the hardware they are installed on and they pay for themselves'. Yep, automotive coolant gets a good rap over ...
by juzz86
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Re: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers

Another 'custom looper' here mate. Kougar is spot on the money with regards to water vaporisation and galvanic corrosion. Won't be an issue if you're expecting a service life of just the warranty period, but they all dry up eventually. What's the budget? The bigger names in watercooling (XSPC, EKWB,...
by juzz86
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can anyone confirm if PUBG is on a discount worldwide on Steam?
Replies: 6
Views: 4336

Re: Can anyone confirm if PUBG is on a discount worldwide on Steam?

Same old USD$29.99 here in Australia.
by juzz86
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 6522

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

I'm screaming '980Ti!' in my head, but what the hell is wrong with your pricing over there? I'm seeing them around the AUD$350 mark second-hand here in my usual haunts - rare for Australia to actually be leading on price, even for last-gen tech. One of those at a good price and you're golden. 1070 f...
by juzz86
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 10695

Re: Which cpu to get?

8350K looks damn expensive - until I realised you're not really buying an i3 anymore.

Guess that'll be my new hotness for customer builds, as it's price parity with 7350K here.
by juzz86
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Which cpu to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 10695

Re: Which cpu to get?

8700K listings live in Australia this evening after work, converts out to USD$430 at the usual haunts. Deduct the GST (10%) plus Australia Tax (5%) it works out to be about USD$370.

I'll be interested to see how that compares to you guys across the pond!
by juzz86
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: x299 won't POST - HELP!
Replies: 27
Views: 9599

Re: x299 won't POST - HELP!

Ran into a similar problem on my last build. New processor/board/RAM, system would not POST, no display, and the diagnostic LEDs suggested either CPU or RAM. And it was way past the return period. Reseated everything, tried RAM in every slot, moved things around, etc. Nothing works. Then the epipha...
by juzz86
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play
Replies: 48
Views: 7463

Re: Help with System Guide: Sept 2017 Work and Play

Also, JAEs linking you to X399 gear, not X299.

I was eyeing off that board myself. From memory, the primary slot is the one with the heatsink over it under the southbridge. Whack it in there :)
by juzz86
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?
Replies: 38
Views: 8728

Re: ExpressCard, is it still a thing?

The best thing you can do with ExpressCard is this!

I ran one of these because I needed four RS232 ports at one point - worked perfectly in that role, and was later repurposed with a quad NIC for a dirty temp server where it also worked beautifully.

There's a few types about, do recommend.
by juzz86
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 120mm Case Fan Recommendation?
Replies: 4
Views: 7797

Re: 120mm Case Fan Recommendation?

The single-colour Thermaltake Riings go okay, but steer clear of their RGB units - the controllers are rubbish (n=9). Riing with the (included) Low-Noise Adapter would serve you well in that case. That said, I run NZXT Aer RGB gear now and don't really recommend them, either (n=8). Cougar make a nic...
by juzz86
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Case Dust Filtration
Replies: 47
Views: 5971

Re: Case Dust Filtration

They are fantastic. I used to have a 350D and got the custom kit for it. Still in service with my sister - amazing what those filters catch. The number of people running 'custom' gear in my family is dwindling a bit (thank God), but wherever it's still in service, it's with DEMCi filters. Couple of ...
by juzz86
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: NOOOOOOOB
Replies: 130
Views: 26107

Re: NOOOOOOOB

credible wrote:


Wowee. That's a well-written article and a very interesting story. Thanks for sharing mate!
by juzz86
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste
Replies: 17
Views: 1770

Re: A case with LOTs of mounts for fans, and a question about thermal paste

I was sure there was an AC Ceramique paste and a Ceramique adhesive, too? Gotta be careful which one you get, if so! Most of the 'grey stuff' you buy now is all the same - I tend to buy Gelid Extreme, but only because it's usually on sale more than the rest. Noctua, Grizzly, AS - much of a muchness....
by juzz86
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 5957

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Hit Australia today!
by juzz86
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 5957

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

You've attributed a 'hard' number where there wasn't one, redocbew - and I didn't necessarily mean that AMD would 'bake in' all that performance either - nVidia shows less diligence in optimising older architectures for longer, is also a takeaway. AMD stuff currently just seems to age more gracefull...
by juzz86
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 5957

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

And then in nine months when Pascal is all but forgotten, it'll sit at about 1080Ti performance. Isn't this the default performance profile of AMD GPUs lately? They're like good wine.
by juzz86
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Selecting my next Internals
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: Selecting my next Internals

Wow, some brilliant feedback here folks and a lot of points I hadn't considered - thankyou very much. Seems 1151 is the general consensus, and the sound plan here. As above, the justification for considering X299 was that a drop-in replacement for Kaby-X may become available on the same socket, and ...
by juzz86
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Selecting my next Internals
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: Selecting my next Internals

You love swapping hardware. Why would motherboard longevity be your most important criterion? If you're going to get a Kaby Lake processor with its two memory channels, it belongs on a Z270 LGA1151 motherboard. I like Gigabyte's GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5 , but there are other good options. Because Kaby La...
by juzz86
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Selecting my next Internals
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Selecting my next Internals

Hi Guys, So, an interesting development arises across the pond (Australia)... Tax time for us is June 30 onwards. Tax time for me this year will be good, as I finish my student (HECS) loans and have been paying voluntary tax to ensure a nice return. This gives me a 'spare' ~AU$1,500 (based on my tax...
by juzz86
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: overclocking corsair vengeance pro 2133 c11 CMY32GX3M4A2133C11
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: overclocking corsair vengeance pro 2133 c11 CMY32GX3M4A2133C11

My GSkill 2400 needed 1.65V to do its thing at XMP on X79 (this is stock, though). Try a little higher on the voltage? I always found X79 notoriously picky with RAM speeds - moreso on ASUS boards, particularly the Rampage ones - XMP was quite spotty for me. I had a lot of boards, loved X79. I can't ...
by juzz86
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!
Replies: 54
Views: 4873

Re: Newegg shopping spree! I haz new goodies coming!

What JAE is saying is that 2 DIMMs may be easier on your processor's memory controller than 4 DIMMs, allowing you a bit more stability at higher XMP clocks.

Regardless, nice build.
by juzz86
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Horrible Netflix playback on laptops
Replies: 48
Views: 5041

Re: Horrible Netflix playback on laptops

Chances are if you've got an EliteBook and the GPU chipset wasn't expressly mentioned in the sales pitch ('NVIDIA 1GB Graphics' is a common one I see), it'll have an NVS something-or-other. They're primarily for adding extra displays and signage outside laptops, but I've had Latitudes of similar vin...
by juzz86
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are the best offline games?
Replies: 42
Views: 6257

Re: What are the best offline games?

No Fallout love?

New Vegas all the way. 1,000 hours and still playing off-and-on :P
by juzz86
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 32
Views: 9061

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

No offense taken at all mate, I'd be disappointed if we agreed on everything - how mundane would that be?

Just wanted to make my position a bit clearer :)
by juzz86
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 32
Views: 9061

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

I'm not here to rock the boat amongst the Old Guard gents, far from it. Nor am I here to completely disregard the advice of those more experienced and lead other users up the garden path. I know I'm new here, and I am far from unappreciative for the chance to both glean and share knowledge here. Alu...
by juzz86
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 32
Views: 9061

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

Comments on monitors and vanity aside, Fox isn't looking at it as a ten-year investment.  I understand your usage case because I've not long done the same for an old friend, and we went X99 too. John spends his time editing and converting videos from his camera onto DVDs, and while I've no hands-on ...
by juzz86
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 32
Views: 9061

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

Very much looking forward to seeing it come together for you mate, it's a lovely build. Enjoy! :)