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atavax

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    atavax reacted to freeagent in Would Fans designed for rads make sense for front intakes without rads?   
    Yes, I have high pressure 120x38 fans all over my case. I love them so much I've been using them since 2005.
    No they aren't, not by a long shot.
     
    Delta, Sunon, Panaflo, Pabst, NMB, Nidec just to name a few, Noctua is not is this class.
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    atavax got a reaction from BobbyPdue in Installed new GPU Cooler Problem.   
    Looks like i installed the wrong spacers and it wasn't contacting gpu
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    atavax reacted to Spotty in SF cables too short   
    300mm.
    https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/corsair-sf750-psu,review-34766.html
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    atavax reacted to _Hustler_One_ in Has anyone fit a NH-D15 in a NZXT H500,400, or 200?   
    There you go! No problems to put the side panel on.
     
    Warning!
    1. Installing the D15 when motherboard has been installed in the case will give you pain in the fan installation (clipping the fans onto the heatsink).
     
    2. Installing the D15 on the motherboard outside the case before you install the motherboard in the case will give you pain screwing the motherboard to its mounting inside the case.
     
    Both gives same pain.
     
     
    So prepare yourself and do handle with extreme care as D15 is huge and heavy and the working space is narrow.
     
    I can say this because I faced the same problem on installing D15 inside Phanteks Evolv ITX. I think the H200 will be more difficult to work because its top of the case doesn't have as much space as the Evolv ITX has, to install the cooler fan after the motherboard has been installed inside the case. I can remove the Evolv ITX top modular fan mounts to get better access on installing the D15 fans, while NZXT H200 doesn't have roomy top section to work with.
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    atavax got a reaction from Damascus in Can you justify upgrading from a 2600k for gaming?   
    I've seen people comparing the 2600k to the 8700k or the 7700k and there is always small improvements going with the newer CPU, but I think a better test is comparing it to lower end CPUs. If my overclocked CPU is outperforming a non overclocked CPU with a retail price of around $250, then don't i already have a very high end modern gaming CPU? So like if my 2600k outperforms a 7600, then upgrading from my 2600k makes less sense than upgrading from a 7600, right?
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    atavax got a reaction from GirlFromYonder in 2500k won't overclock over 4.5ghz   
    i don't think the question is how doable it is, but when do you start shortening the life of the CPU
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    atavax got a reaction from Technomancer__ in Is the i5 7600k significantly better than the i5 6600k?   
    the 7600k is basically just a 6600k with a factory overclock. However, if you're open to the idea, i would probably recommend a AMD system over it.Even in the worst games for AMD, its pretty even between a 7600k and a 1600 and then there are plenty of games and other programs that will take advantage of the 12 threads of a R5 1600 AMD system where it will demolish the 4 threads of a i5 7600k or 6600k. And Ryzen has more things controlled on the chip, so the motherboards tend to be cheaper.
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    atavax got a reaction from App4that in Is the i5 7600k significantly better than the i5 6600k?   
    the 7600k is basically just a 6600k with a factory overclock. However, if you're open to the idea, i would probably recommend a AMD system over it.Even in the worst games for AMD, its pretty even between a 7600k and a 1600 and then there are plenty of games and other programs that will take advantage of the 12 threads of a R5 1600 AMD system where it will demolish the 4 threads of a i5 7600k or 6600k. And Ryzen has more things controlled on the chip, so the motherboards tend to be cheaper.
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    atavax got a reaction from Damascus in R5 for gaming   
    If you want the most future proof CPU, i'd get a r7 1700 or 1800. If you want the cpu with the best average gaming performance right now, i'd get an i7 7700k. If you want the best bang for your buck, i'd get an r5, probably the 1600.
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    atavax got a reaction from NewAndy in Ryzen 5   
    gamer's nexus video is up. Overclocks about the same at the r7, 3.8-4.0Ghz. Gaming performance seems to be pretty identical to a 1700x. So like good, clearly capable of gaming at a high level, but clearly behind most i7's. Outperforming the i5s in games that do a good job of taking advantage of more threads, and in games that don't take advantage of more threads, beating all I5s except the 7600k.
     
    So if you want the CPU that will result in the highest benchmarks of today's games, then the 7700k is still the best option. If you're debating between a i5 7600k and a r5 1600, then its tough to make a decision based on today's games, and i think the r5 1600 is a better choice while taking into account future games.
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    atavax got a reaction from Totalschaden1997 in Are I5's obsolete the second you buy one?   
    do we have benchmarks yet? if not too early to say.
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    atavax got a reaction from HeavyFtw in Why Do Monitor websites suck?   
    I'm trying to find different options for like 27" or larger 1440p monitors with at least 120hz refresh rate. And like, every monitor website is hell to look through. In the specifications page, it often doesn't mention the refresh rate. You don't know the resolution until looking at the spec page... And like before doing any searching it makes you select a category of monitors. Bitch, i don't care if you call that monitor a work monitor or a professional monitor or a gaming monitor.
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    atavax got a reaction from App4that in so we are going to SAY GOODBYE TO INTEL ?   
    ?
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    atavax got a reaction from PianoPlayer88Key in so we are going to SAY GOODBYE TO INTEL ?   
    my wallet just thanks the mobo makers for sucking at their offerings for Ryzen. I preordered the 1800x then cancelled looking at the current mobo offerings. Now i'm leaning towards just buying an AIO putting it on my 2600k and waiting 6-18 months.
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    atavax got a reaction from hellochicken in so we are going to SAY GOODBYE TO INTEL ?   
    I agree that at the low end it looks like Intel will be very strong but, we still really have no idea how its going to play out. The problem is right now we're basing this off of very limited leaked benchmarks. The benchmarks are close enough where honestly IPC could swing slightly in either brand's favor. We honestly don't know what kind of single core performance difference we're going to see. We also have a little idea how well the 8 core Ryzen's will overclock, but zero idea how well the 6 and 4 core Ryzen's will overclock.
     
    but it seems like AMD just stole a giant chunk of the high end market.
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    atavax got a reaction from Castdeath97 in Any word on miniITX AM4 motherboards   
    yeah, they've announced the x300 chipset which should be enthusiast and mini itx. I am in the same boat as you, want a mitx board with a ryzen CPU. They announced the x300 along with the x370. Keep in mind they have only just today shown the 3 of the CPUs, out of like 12? AMD is keeping things pretty close to the chest. I wouldn't be too concerned about not seeing an x300, i doubt its going to be too long before its out. If it doesn't come out by the 2nd, i'd look at it as an opportunity to wait until Ryzen is thoroughly benchmarked by third parties before ordering.
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    atavax got a reaction from James360 in Intel price drop due to Ryzen?   
    I think Intel will primarily rely on brand loyalty. They might do a small price drop, and i think rumor is they'll release a new I5 with hyper threading that also has a slightly higher clock speed. I would expect Intel's main response to be their from their next line.
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    atavax reacted to BuckGup in AMD RYZEN Full Lineup Leaked   
    The white tape you put on faucet threads to stop them from leaking.

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    atavax got a reaction from Beef Boss in Why people suggest Intel over AMD   
    So a little over 6 years ago, Intel came out with Sandy Bridge. Sandy Bridge was a game changer. CPUs are very complex and it takes many years to come up with a completely new architecture and AMD is just finally launching its response to the new architecture end of Fenbruary and will be available beginning of March. So for the last 6 years, Intel was the only thing to recommend. A lot of people now have brand loyalty for Intel, not only because for the last 6 years they have been the only thing to buy, but that because if you bought a high end Intel CPU, you had no need to upgrade for 6 full years, which is damn impressive for enthusiasts. The problem is the reason why you have no need to upgrade was Intel hasn't really focused on improving performance on Sandy Bridge. In the last 6 years they haven't made any significant improvements and have been focusing on segmenting the market and making as much money as possible off of Sandy Bridge. Also, a main advantage Intel has had in the past is they're used smaller processes; but Intel has been stuck on 14nm and will be stuck on 14nm for at least 1 more generation after Kaby Lake, and AMD will also be on 14nm. AMD will most likely provide something better than Intel in less than a month, if you are building a PC soon, wait for it.
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    atavax got a reaction from Matias_Chambers in 6800K or new Skylake X?   
    Might be the first time Intel and AMD are working on the same size process. Intel has clearly been shifting their focus away from desktops over the last 5 years, while AMD has been working on a CPU to target high end desktop for the last 6 years and their efforts will finally materialize in less than a month. If you won't consider Ryzen, you lie and you don't care about money. We haven't seen third party benchmarks but a sub $500 underclocked Ryzen chip is outperforming a $1,100 Intel chip in AMD benchmarks. If you care about money, you have to take that type of thing into account. Maybe it was manipulated and real world performance won't match that, but there is also a possibility that it wasn't.
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    atavax got a reaction from Stevoisboss in 6800K or new Skylake X?   
    Might be the first time Intel and AMD are working on the same size process. Intel has clearly been shifting their focus away from desktops over the last 5 years, while AMD has been working on a CPU to target high end desktop for the last 6 years and their efforts will finally materialize in less than a month. If you won't consider Ryzen, you lie and you don't care about money. We haven't seen third party benchmarks but a sub $500 underclocked Ryzen chip is outperforming a $1,100 Intel chip in AMD benchmarks. If you care about money, you have to take that type of thing into account. Maybe it was manipulated and real world performance won't match that, but there is also a possibility that it wasn't.
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    atavax reacted to paddy-stone in Asrock Professional gaming motherboard?   
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    atavax got a reaction from KuJoe in Early thoughts on the Switch's games   
    yep, i totally agree. It seems like Nintendo is the only true console anymore. Sony and Microsoft are just PC wannabees with their consoles. Constantly trying to play catch up with the much more powerful, popular, and profitable PC GAMING is. But Nintendo knows its place and focuses on making a unique wholly Nintendo gaming experience.
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    atavax got a reaction from NagorT in which mouse   
    i like both brands. They're both high quality. Yes, the mionix has slightly greater click latency, but also in my experience the buttons with higher click latency tend to last longer before double clicking starts happening. The g502 does have a superior sensor to the castor. Yes, they're both optical sensors and allow for a high degree of customization when it comes to DPI, but the sensor in the castor was never a high end sensor. The G502 is heavy and the mouse wheel likes to rattle if you flick hard though. The Castor though isn't really a light weight mouse, its an average weight mouse, so isn't the most appropriate if you're highly concerned with weight.
     
    I guess one question is how much of a rush you are in to get one? Logitech just announced the  gPro, i got a free one. Its pretty nice. Or Final Mouse's Scream One would be another very light very good sensor mouse, but will probably be released even further down the road.
     
    I would say if you use a high sensitivity and either want or don't mind a heavy mouse, the g502. If you want the best conventional fps mouse, wait for the gPro. If you don't want to wait and want a very good build quality mouse that isn't absurdly heavy and can handle low sensitivity FPS gaming, the Castor is a great choice, might even be my first choice in that scenario.
     
    If you are mainly concerned with shape, well, no one can tell you which shape you're going to like or dislike...
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    atavax got a reaction from kirashi in Trouble Installing New Fans   
    So my new case arrived today and i'm trying to install my new noctua fans in it. I bought the NF--S12B redux -1200 fan. And i'm having a bit of trouble installing the fans. The screws are kind of odd. They're the metal screws and they don't taper at all but have like a wedge removed from the first third of the length of the screw. And the fan holes don't appear to be threaded either. Do i really just need to roughly jam it in there or is there a way to finesse them in?
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