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by Chrispy_
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

It's worse that that now - most modern cases mount the PSU at the bottom, and most of those now have segregated PSU shrouds that force you to mount a PSU with the fan facing down over some filtered intake. For a passively-cooled PSU that relies on either convection or case airflow, an isolated PSU l...
by Chrispy_
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 27
Views: 1051

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

Rza79 wrote:
Funny how basically nobody stayed on topic. Must have been boring af.


"New architecture is better in new game engines with new drivers" shocker

Captain Obvious to the rescue, now please continue with the OT, it's more entertaining ;)
by Chrispy_
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers

Thanks for the info. I was comparing CoolerMaster to Corsair the cooler. This seems to be something that if I have a 10 year old system, I'll be expected to replace it halfway through the life cycle, at least*...? I've personally seen Corsair AIOs fail through galvanic corrosion in under 5 years an...
by Chrispy_
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: Another "Time for a new PSU?" thread

As such, I always suggest Seasonic PSUs. Corsair also makes some great models, but I just don't have experience with them so I can't speak to their reliability and performance personally. Couldn't agree more on Seasonic-They are the only one's one can give a blanket recommendation. They have PSU's ...
by Chrispy_
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 101
Views: 2993

Re: What is your sound set up?

For speakers just some cheap Logitechs. Headphones: Schiit Bifrost Multibit Schiit Valhalla 2 amp Beyerdynamic T90s I'm curious, why do you have a decent headphone stack, but ignore the speakers? For a quarter the price of any single item in your headphone stack you could get yourself some half-dec...
by Chrispy_
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition
Replies: 21
Views: 723

Re: "Will it run Crysis," 10-year anniversary edition

just brew it! wrote:
Yeah, really more of a meme than a joke. Tech site version of a Rickroll, without the YouTube link.


But Rickrolling is specifically about tricking someone into clicking the link. No link, no Rickroll :(
by Chrispy_
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: CoolerMaster Liquid Coolers

Asetek have a patent on the only sensible layout for an integrated CPU pump/block. The only other manufacturer that licenses this patent is CoolIT, so to get a sensible design that doesn't do stupid things just to avoid some lawyers, you need to buy an Asetek-licensed product That means Corsair, NZX...
by Chrispy_
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 27
Views: 1051

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

Because it's not actually German. It's English just with vaguely German sounding prefixes and Admittedly, some of the words are actual German, because the German word already sounds close to the English word. A lot of it is utterly meaningless gibberish in German. Actual translation: ATTENTION! ALL ...
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Form factor trends
Replies: 52
Views: 4046

Re: Form factor trends

I wish Silverstone made an upmarket version of the SG05. It's a great little case but it's just a bit cheap and flimsy. I'd pay 3x more to have the frame made out of a stronger steel and an anodised alloy shell rather than the badly-painted steel. Given the premium that mITX components command, ther...
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quite possibly the greatest car ever
Replies: 45
Views: 1696

Re: Quite possibly the greatest car ever

I haven't mentioned the 458; it wasn't me that even brought it up.

I just rolled my eyes when you start trying to justify new vs used prices. Apples vs Oranges etc.
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quite possibly the greatest car ever
Replies: 45
Views: 1696

Re: Quite possibly the greatest car ever

By the way, a 458 Challenge (the "sportier" version) with 5000km costs less than a new 911GT3, so the Ferrari enters into the equation if you are not opposed to buying second hand. Actually, I counted 22 used Ferrari 458 that are on sale for less than a new GT3 in a range of 200km, so you...
by Chrispy_
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quite possibly the greatest car ever
Replies: 45
Views: 1696

Re: Quite possibly the greatest car ever

Most people who have actually driven both feel that the Caymans are more agile, for the exact reasons you describe. And the older 911s, when electronic aids were much less abundant, were notoriously difficult to drive. You're confusing driver performance and car performance here: Yes, older 911s we...
by Chrispy_
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Quite possibly the greatest car ever
Replies: 45
Views: 1696

Re: Quite possibly the greatest car ever

Sorry, but a car with rear-engine is fundamentally wrong. I'd rather have a Cayman 981 GT4 (if you are into Porsche) or Ferrari 458 (no, not the latest turbo one). Porsche's success, numerous world records and race wins beg to differ. I sort of agree with you that the engine should be in the middle...
by Chrispy_
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...
Replies: 102
Views: 2288

Re: I sure wish I have a 40" 4K display...

save a cubic assload of cash This. The panels that go into 40" TVs and 40" Monitors are pretty much the same thing off the same production line. The difference is that TV's come with a lot of other BS and postprocessing, which you can disable to make it behave more like a monitor: ⋅&...
by Chrispy_
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply question for new build
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Power supply question for new build

I can confirm that an Antec 80+ bronze 350W PSU is insufficient to run a 95W CPU and 160W graphics card. Once you add in fans and drives, and consider the potential peak power draws rather than the average TDPs combined, you're probably looking at a 450W minimum but I'd step up to 550 or 600W+ just ...
by Chrispy_
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need expert help on first computer build (2)
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Need expert help on first computer build (2)

If you're on a budget and want to get the fastest single core, the 7700K might still be a reasonable option, but the i3-8350K ought to be about as fast and a good $100 cheaper (it's a quad-core without HT, but it's the same silicon as the 8700K so it ought to clock to the same 4.7GHz without requiri...
by Chrispy_
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need expert help on first computer build (2)
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Need expert help on first computer build (2)

If you can afford it, the 8700K is what you should be buying in the i7 range these days - 6 cores instead of 4, but you'll need a Z370 motherboard too. Cryorig H7 or any of the 120mm coolermaster air coolers should be fine for a mild overclock, otherwise get the AIO with the largest radiator that wi...
by Chrispy_
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ergonomic "gaming" keyboard. Does it exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 8268

Re: Ergonomic "gaming" keyboard. Does it exist?

I've been using variations of the Microsoft Natural keyboards since '95 and I wish there was a black USB variant with MX browns. In an ideal world, it'd be an MNKE2 with MX reds for gaming, but I'll take the browns as a compromise that's nicer to type on when I'm not gaming. My gaming machines no lo...
by Chrispy_
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 24
Views: 1585

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

4K panels seem to largely target ignorant punters who don't care about high refresh, VRR, contrast ratios or colour accuracy. It's a resolution that is, for the most part, compromised by limited bandwidth in many setups - so manufacturers seem to be focusing their efforts on providing 4K resolution ...
by Chrispy_
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 24
Views: 1585

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

Check the games of interest actually have 4K assets and work well. I ended up ditching 4K because it's very expensive to feed (you'd be getting 60fps from a $700 graphics card, whilst the same settings at 1080p will get you 100fps from a $275 graphics card) and in a lot of cases, the art assets were...
by Chrispy_
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features
Replies: 27
Views: 2090

Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features

Well yeah, I dislike Windows too. But I'm actually putting together a Windows 10 system (first Windows box in nearly a decade that isn't for someone else) to get back into a little gaming. Hopefully I can just upgrade one of my spare Windows 7 licenses instead of buying it fresh. You'd better be qu...
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 2775

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

No, it's not that - even if you look at TR's average framerate data, it's more than elsewhere.
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 2775

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

Now that *is* interesting.
Has anyone worked out why the TR results were so far from other sites?
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 101
Views: 2993

Re: What is your sound set up?

Exactly. They replaced some beige 2.1 computer speakers and that was the single largest audio upgrade I have ever experienced and there was no going back!
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 101
Views: 2993

Re: What is your sound set up?

This thread is needling me with the fact that we moved into this house two years ago, and I still have yet to set up the stereo in the office. Been using headphones directly connected to the computer all this time. When I finally get around to it, stereo is dead-simple: a Technics SA-GX130 receiver...
by Chrispy_
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 2775

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

As much as I'd like to recommend Ryzen to you, I would expect that you're more gaming focused than people are giving you credit for, because the 1070 is not a light gaming card. I don't think Ryzen will be the right choice at the level you're talking about. The R5 1600 makes a lot of sense against ...
by Chrispy_
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k
Replies: 33
Views: 2775

Re: Intel i7-8700 vs 8700k

I would get the 8700 for gaming. If you're not going to overclock it's the same 4.6GHz when all cores are loaded and only 100MHz slower in those vanishing rare instances when all the other cores are idle. The extra cost is largely for the unlocked multiplier, which you're not going to use. If you're...
by Chrispy_
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Econo box with less gaming focus
Replies: 34
Views: 1698

Re: Econo box with less gaming focus

The GPU we'll talk about, my friend (the data) is pretty adamant about it being a pretty budget-y solution. Is the 1030 really faster than the RX550? I've only looked at a couple face-off style reviews, and they were pretty mixed. I have a feeling the RX550 will be a non-starter, but we'll see. Wha...
by Chrispy_
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Tofurky and other faux meats.
Replies: 52
Views: 1580

Re: Tofurky and other faux meats.

I don't care where my meat comes from as long as it's free of parasites/diseases and tastes good. Some of the genuine meat on sale today is barely fit for tinned dog food. I'd eat lab-grown meat without an issue, especially since a large portion of other stuff we consume is artificial anyway. The ke...