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About xvantok

  • Title
    *Something Funny and Relevant*

Contact Methods

  • Discord
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Chillin' on da Beach
  • Interests
    Maxing and relaxing, of course!
    But yknow - the basic stuff. Love science and technology, and always had an interest in tinkering with electronics and computers. I also enjoy a bit of philosophy, maths, literature, all that good stuff. Oh, and minorly addicted to games, but who isn't!
  • Biography
    A Scotsman. You can probably guess the rest! ;b
  • Occupation
    Beach Enjoyer


  • CPU
    Intel i5-7600K @ 3.8GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z270 Gaming M5 ATX
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Savage 1x8GB DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Gaming X (Badly Spray Painted White)
  • Case
    NZXT H440 ATX (White and Black)
  • Storage
    Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Fully Modular
  • Display(s)
    HP Compaq LA2405x 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Cryorig C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler
  • Keyboard
    MSI GK-701 Cherry MX Brown Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 700 @ 600 DPI
  • Sound
    Creative CSW-1250 Sound System (Old but Great with Bass Maxed!)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro (Totally not Pirated)
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Ok cool thanks - how long does it normally take for Nvidia to release drivers for the latest macOS updates?
  2. So I bought an iPhone XR, which is my first foray back into the world of Apple in a while, and damn being in the ecosystem looks like a dream. So, having been out the hobbyist world for a while, I wanted to know if a hackintosh system is still achievable without much performance loss (if there even was any before?). My setup is the i5 7600K, GTX 1060 6gb, 8gb of RAM (I know, pretty measly), and, of course, the crown jewel: an NZXT H440. Further, are Hackintoshs still temperamental machines, or are they pretty stable these days? Many thanks, Xvantok
  3. Wahohoho!

    Long time no see!

  4. Decent - So should I just grab a 2x8gb kit then?
  5. Ok, is 8 gigs of RAM worth it? Wouldn't it be more worthwhile to put more money into a part that can't be upgrade easily (i.e CPU/GPU/Mobo) and then buy abother dimm down the line? I get that the RX480/580 are cheaper but isn't the 1060 6 gb better?
  6. Surely overclocking has worthwhile benefits
  7. whats wrong with an unlocked CPU? Also I thought about getting used parts but I want this rig to last like 5 years and I'm not sure if a used part could do that.
  8. Cause I like the colours and the super low profile - It's like a better functioning, better looking stock cooler which was kinda what I was going for.
  9. Here we are again, I have done some soul searching, haggled 100 quid extra for the budget and have come up with a new plan and as I haven't built a rig for ages, I want to know what all of you think on my plan. First off, the reason for building a new computer is the mobo on my old one is kapout so hence the excuse for buying a new computer. However, I am able to recover the SSD and PSU from the old build hence why they are marked as purchased in the build, but I've been hearing that the PSU I have is a bit crap and as I'm building this new computer with longevity in mind, I want to know if it is worth getting a newer, better one. To most people, getting a H440 at this tier of build seems like a waste of money, but I love the H440, so I feel it is essential to get one now that I can afford one. In addition, the mobo and CPU cooler seem like odd choices but I feel style is, for me anyway, very important in a build and so I am going with a white/black themed build hence the choice of said items. Also that mobo is sexy af. I have gone with Intel and Nvidia for this build also as at least when I built my last computer, AMD had a bad rep and so I stayed away from them, however I know they just released a bunch of new stuff and so I would like to know if there is major benefits to switching to the red side but if there isnt significant gains for the price, then I would rather stay blue and green. Finally, I should mention that I like to do a bit of everything with my computers and so versatility is important. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£215.00 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£31.97 @ CCL Computers) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270X-Gaming K5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£151.06 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Kingston - Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory (£65.99 @ Ebuyer) Storage: Sandisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £40.00) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB ARMOR OCV1 Video Card (£221.47 @ Scan.co.uk) Case: NZXT - H440 (Glossy White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£99.74 @ Ebuyer) Power Supply: Corsair - Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £50.00) Total: £917.21 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-07 14:16 BST+0100
  10. cause I already own them from an older computer that I had built