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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: 2
Views: 119

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: 1483

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: 3422

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: 3422

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: 3925

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: 1531

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: 1998

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: 2022

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: 4339

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: 15451

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: 793

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: 4878

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: 4878

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: 4878

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 926

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: 3501

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: 3903

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: 4045

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: 7663

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: 7663

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: 7663

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: 7663

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

Very much looking forward to seeing it come together for you mate, it's a lovely build. Enjoy! :)
by juzz86
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 32
Views: 7663

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

That's a good investment platform-wise and well-suited to your workload mate. I wouldn't expect another architecture refresh out of X99, but you should have performance on-tap for quite a while! If you haven't ordered already, grab an additional Be Quiet! 140mm fan for the front of the case - they'...
by juzz86
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty
Replies: 32
Views: 7663

Re: Motherboard/PSU Compatibilty

That's a good investment platform-wise and well-suited to your workload mate. I wouldn't expect another architecture refresh out of X99, but you should have performance on-tap for quite a while! If you haven't ordered already, grab an additional Be Quiet! 140mm fan for the front of the case - they'r...
by juzz86
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i5 with SMT inbound?
Replies: 33
Views: 5828

Re: i5 with SMT inbound?

Isn't an i5 with SMT just an i7 with a bit less cache? That's how it is on mobile. The difference between an i5-7200U and an i7-7500U is 1MB of extra L3 cache and more clock speed. Roger, cheers mate. But on mobile it's not as big an issue, is it - battery life with 'enough' performance is the name...
by juzz86
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i5 with SMT inbound?
Replies: 33
Views: 5828

Re: i5 with SMT inbound?

So Intel just need something to keep the i7s up there out of trouble?

eDRAM, 100MHz boost, $200 price increase for i7s confirmed!

Isn't an i5 with SMT just an i7 with a bit less cache?
by juzz86
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Low profile and low noise fans
Replies: 29
Views: 6196

Re: Low profile and low noise fans

It doesn't matter where the radiator is in the case - it's just a terrible case for airflow full stop. Remove the front panel, unplumb the 1080 radiator (even if you plumb that GPU in you won't need it) and watch your temps come down mate - I promise. I've been there and done that :)