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swifty7

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About swifty7

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    Veteran

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  • Gender
    Male

System

  • CPU
    Intel I7 (Skylake) 6700K
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170X G1 Gaming 5
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengance LPX 3000mhz (8X2)
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 980 (Reference Cooler)
  • Case
    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series™ 600T Mid-Tower
  • Storage
    20 TB Toshiba HDD and 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD for OS
  • PSU
    EVGA 850w G2 SuperNova
  • Display(s)
    Sony HDTV HX800
  • Cooling
    200mm front intake and 200mm top exhaust and Cryorig H7 with dual push/pull fans for CPU
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech mx1100
  • Sound
    Creative Titanium HD
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro

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  1. I just received it today (Amazon Prime). It's an amazing deal and also after using my Birthday money, I only spent $269 out of pocket. Also, Zotac has extended their warranty from 2yrs to 5 which means that they have faith in their products. This is the first time I've jumped ship from EVGA since GTX 460 and also the first time I've gone from blower reference to after market cooling. as of now my upgrade cycle is as follows: EVGA GTX 460 EVGA GTX 670FTW EVGA Replaced the defective GTX 670FTW to GTX 670SC 4GB edition EVGA GTX 980 (Reference) ZOTAC GTX 1080 Amp Edition and all of them work perfectly.
  2. 1080p on my 55" Samsung JS8500 UHDTV looks perfect.
  3. no offense but this is truly an idiotic subject.
  4. what you refer as some rare computers having 3 states, those ARE quantum computers. Quantum computers don't use binary, what it uses are qbits and qbits have 3 states: 1, 0, 1/0. At the moment there are only maybe 4 or 5 quantum computers in the world.
  5. xbox one controller is more expensive for a reason. You pay for what you get. The only problem I have with it is with emulators using the wireless dongle.
  6. get yourself an evga 850w G2 (10yrs Warranty) and you'll be set.....that's what I did with my new build.
  7. I held on in Microcenter and it felt very cheap. The analog stick felt horrible as well as the touch pads.
  8. I finally got off my lazy ass and made the build..lol!. I also didn't run to any problems either, it all sailed smoothly all the way. I too was able to OC my 6700k to 4.6, however the only way could do it was to change gigabyte cpu upgrade tool in the bios by changing it from auto to skylake 4.6. For some reason I couldn't do it manually. By doing it manually, it would revert back 4.0 after save/reset. What am I doing wrong? Anyway! I'm loving my new build. The difference compared to my good'ol Sandy is staggering. I'm also experiencing my very first SSD and it truly does make a world of difference. My gtx 980 is a speed demon now with the new system compared to my old shitty MSI P67. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase. I think I'll stick with Skylake for the next 6+ years. The Microcenter in Fairfax, VA return policy is 30 days for cpu/motherboard.
  9. Today I retired my good'ol sandybridge, it served me well for 5+ years....thanks intel. My new build is now located where my old one was. My mind is blown by the speed of it all. Skyake is running rock solid at 4.6. SSD is another that truly made a world of difference(my first experience with it). It took me a while to install and setup all the apps to my liking. I think I'll stick with skylake for a VERY long time, no need to get anything faster. Intel pretty much doesn't care to make truly faster chips anymore unless Zen turns out to be a force to be reckon with for less. Anyway! thought I share.....thanks! By the way, I decided to stick with win10 pro 64 and after some tinkering here and there, I'm luv'n it so far. Visually it's still not as appealing as I want it to be but it does feel very snappy.
  10. I finally got off my lazy ass and assembled my new build. To my surprise, everything worked perfectly the first time, didn't have to trouble shoot anything (knock on wood)....:) I've installed Win 10 64bit Pro and I'm really hating everything about it including the shitty quality icons. There was absolutely nothing wrong with Win 8.1 interface, I don't know why MS had to change everything for the worse. My new build is scary quite compared to my old Sandybridge one.... lol! I think I'll go back to win 8.1 Pro, I was very happy with it, don't understand all the hate for it. DX12 turned out to be a dud anyway so who cares for win10, at least to me. If Vulkan takes off(please God let it), then win 10 can really go to hell.
  11. less than a month ago I bought the giga z170x gaming 5 and a 6700k for the same deal from MC as well. Bought the corsair 16gb DDr4 3000 ram for $79 earlier though. I haven't assembled my new build yet. So! how's the mobo performing? did you get into any hardware headaches during the build? I have all the parts ready to go but my damn laziness is getting in the way. The 30 day return window is closing fast and I'm not doing anything about it.
  12. oooops!!! sorry guys....meant GTX 980 the gtx 980 is from my previous rig. Bought it last year for $369 when evga were selling their refurbished grey stock. My next Video Card upgrade will be when HBM becomes the standard.
  13. My 5 year old rig is long in the tooth now and I finally decided to make a new build. Microcenter prices were too tempting to wait any longer...lol! My current rig: Intel Sandy Bridge I5 2500k at 4.4ghz MC Hyper 212+ with dual push/pull fans MSI P67 Mobo Corsair 16gb 1600mhz Vengance (4x4) Corsair HX850pro PSU (7yr Warranty) (Made by Seasonic) Thermaltake Dokker 2 Mid-Tower case (with several fans everywhere..lol) Creative Titanium HD Soundcard LG Blu-ray Burner Evga GTX 980 (Reference Cooler) 1TB WD Black for the OS 18TB of additional storage mostly Toshiba's Windows 8.1 64bit Pro Esata PCI card Here are the parts I bought for my new build after much research: Intel Skylake I7 6700K (will OC'it to 4.6ghz) Cryorig H7 Air Cooler with Noctua Fan (replacing stock fan) and Cryorig P9 thermal paste Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 5 LGA 1151 ATX Mobo (newly released) Corsair 16gb DDR4 Vengance LPX 3000mhz (8x2) Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Case Evga G2 850w Full Modular Plus 80 Gold with ECO mode switch (10yr Warranty) (Made by Superflower) Evga GTX 980 (Reference Cooler) (From my previous rig) Creative Titanium HD Soundcard (From my previous rig) 1TB Samsung 850 EVO for the OS 18TB of additional Storage (From my previous rig) LG Blu-ray burner (From my previous rig) Esata controller card (From my previous rig) So! what do you guys think? Any recommendations?
  14. I'm personally waiting for Pascal with HBM. It's going to be a long wait.
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