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Gamessys

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About Gamessys

  • Title
    Veteran
  • Birthday 1997-11-14

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The wonderful world of university
  • Interests
    PC building, game development, game design, level design, game theory, programming, 3D modelling, PC gaming, console gaming

System

  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170I Pro Gaming ITX
  • RAM
    16Gb Kingston HyperX FURY 2400mhz DDR4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 SC
  • Case
    Phanteks EVOLV ITX
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250Gb + WD Black 2Tb
  • PSU
    Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Fully Modular
  • Display(s)
    32" 4K BenQ EW3270U
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken M22
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213 Prodigy
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Astro A40 PC
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Gamessys

    Which laptop should I get

    Then go with the best and thus most expensive option. Seems like a no brainer to me. Temps on most gaming laptops are "bad" when compare to desktops. 50 - 60C is what I get on my full sized desktop when gaming. Most laptops (depending on size and cooling capactiy obviously) are probably skewed higher into the 70s or 80s which isn't horrible as long as it doesn't transfer to the user all that much. Hardware is made to go up into the 90s.
  2. Gamessys

    Which laptop should I get

    Kinda weird to compare three different laptops at three different price points. The $1,259 HP Omen is the one you should get if it's within your budget because it's obviously the best spec wise out of the three. That being said a lot of factors go into a laptop; cooling, weight, fan noise, the hardware, build quality, storage (size and SSD vs HDD) plus some more I'm probably forgetting. I'd figure out what you want it to do (gaming, productivity, just web browsing or all three etc.) then figure out how much you want to spend. After that it should narrow it right down and once you get a few similar options you can start getting picky like how does it look, RGB backlighting, brand recognition etc.
  3. Gamessys

    27" or 24" 144hz @ 1080p?

    I wasn't/am not bothered really by the blurriness on my secondary 27" monitor but that's true.
  4. Gamessys

    27" or 24" 144hz @ 1080p?

    I'm looking to get into higher refresh rate gaming but I sadly made the mistake of buying a 32" 4k monitor a few months ago which is great for normal web browsing and whatnot but my 1070 just can't keep up when gaming. I'm possibly going to sell it and get a 144hz 1080p monitor but I can't decide between 24" or 27" despite the seemingly small difference there. I already have a secondary 27" 1080p monitor so for symmetry sake I would enjoy having a 27" monitor but I'd be paying a £80 premium for it while getting less on the actual monitor (ports). I might keep the 32" 4k one to move into the secondary spot but that's here nor there because I'll be buying the new monitor before possibly selling the 4k one anyway. 27": https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-VG248QE-Widescreen-Multimedia-80000000/dp/B075B1XCBY/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=616FNWFF887DW1G3CY4C&th=1 24": https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075D1B4SV/ref=sspa_dk_detail_7?pd_rd_i=B01A0ZRR50&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=4e9e4514-4dde-46ee-97c2-44451b168c2e&pf_rd_r=RDQDX96S7V1FGPK686M1&pd_rd_wg=8rHWf&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_w=NJaCB&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pd_rd_r=3ba0ceda-b28c-11e8-99c8-33d23753c678&th=1 I'm leaning towards the 27" one because of size and thin bezels but the 24" puts up a good fight with pretty good looks and outstanding I/O in my opinion. I like the 3 USB ports on the back so I can plug my keyboard and mouse in while only taking up one port on my motherboard. Anyway, let me know your thoughts and if size really matters. Any help would be great, thanks!
  5. Gamessys

    Use a tv or buy a monitor

    If you're not doing much competitive gaming then a TV is fine. My brother uses a 4k 40" TV as a monitor/TV in his room for his computer (videos and web browsing) and Xbox One X.
  6. Gamessys

    Stress Test?

    Probably best to do it if you're buying used or questionable parts just to verify everything performs as expected. I personally don't feel the need to most of the time. I do benchmark my stuff just for sh*ts and giggles or to compare it when getting an upgrade. If you overclock it's beneficial to test the stability of said overclock but at stock speeds everything should be perfectly stable or they wouldn't sell it right? In terms of how long it's really up to you and how much time you have. One hour is nice and quick if you just want to get a quick baseline or need to figure something out. Four to six hours is probably best just to test the longevity if you still need to use your computer that day. 12 to 24 hours is a bit much but after that you can be comfortable that whatever you have works properly (assuming nothing goes wrong).
  7. Gamessys

    Setup in front of a window

    I don't see why not. I have one monitor set up in front of my window right now and it's gorgeously symmetrical. You can really make a setup in front of a window work well, single monitor or multi. Just get some nice curtains and make sure your setup looks good. I personally love symmetry where possible so a single monitor being flanked by two speakers on either side is just perfection to me. Be wary of sunlight though as in the mornings I have to close my curtains so I'm not blinded by the sun and can actually see the screen, not a huge issue though as in the afternoon and into evening it's perfect.
  8. Gamessys

    Shock Mount for Razer Seiren X

    I've settled on getting a Razer Seiren X to up my audio game but I'm having difficulty finding a shock mount (other than the one Razer sells which is out of stock on their website) that is compatible. A lot of them I see have a clamping type mechanism that is quite large and I fear it would interfere with the volume knob and mute button on the body of the Seiren X. Anybody have a Seiren X with a non-Razer shock mount? I could just spend the £10 and see if it fits which I'm not against doing but wasting money isn't always an intelligent idea. Razer Seiren X: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B076TQ7KKJ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1 Shock mount in question: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H40WUQG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?smid=A380ZQUTGHWD6J&psc=1 Arm stand: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01NH31CLK/ref=crt_ewc_img_dp_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1Q7TA93N2BEFO Pop filter:https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XPGKSHL/ref=crt_ewc_img_dp_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1Q7TA93N2BEFO I'm also open to suggestions on other microphones as I know not everyone is a fan of Razer but I like the way it looks just as much as the reviews say it's on par with similarly priced mics like the Blue Yeti (which I think looks a little off). If anyone could provide insight into any of the other products I've listed that would be fantastic as well if need be. The reason I need a shock mount is because I plan to have the mic mounted on an arm stand plus it just frees up desk space and looks damn cool having a mic mounted on an arm like that. Thanks!
  9. I just received my new Razer Blade 15 today and I love it so far but I do want some protection. I have a backpack that can accomodate laptops but I'd like another layer especially when it's outside of the bag. Does anyone know the best laptop sleeve for a 15 inch laptop? I'd also prefer a sleeve with a flap of some sort rather than a zipper just to decrease the potential for scratching the new Blade. This one (https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D6BD4X1/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07D6BD4X1&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=4e9e4514-4dde-46ee-97c2-44451b168c2e&pf_rd_r=XKV2FH7833XRSY1SJZDY&pd_rd_wg=wVkgs&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_w=pdA4Y&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pd_rd_r=c96ed7e8-a6eb-11e8-b080-71094660cd81) says it can accomodate a 15.6" laptop such as the Dell XPS 15 which is the same size as the Blade I believe. This one (https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Inateck-MacBook-Microsoft-Surface-Compatible/dp/B00KYN3974/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1535039214&sr=8-6&keywords=macbook%2Bsleeve&th=1) this one also says it can fit the Dell XPS 15. My issue with both of them is that they are marketed towards the 15.4" Macbook and not specifically to other laptops like 15.6". Many thanks!
  10. Gamessys

    Best Wireless Headset with Charging Stand

    I definitely don't need one for my PC but I'd prefer to have one on PS4.
  11. I'm in the market for a wireless headset that preferably comes with a stand and it would be awesome if that stand somehow charges them as well. I'm looking at the Steel Series Arctis 7 or Pro Wireless (big price difference there but if it's worth it I can bite the cost) as well as the Razer Man 'o War or Thresher/Thresher Ultimate. I'm aware I could just buy a separate stand and I'm sort of open to the idea as long as it's good enough but the only definite thing is that it wouldn't provide charging capabilities. Any help or opinions would be fantastic! Thanks!
  12. Gamessys

    8th gen i7 or wait for 9th gen??

    I don't really know about the i5 since it doesn't have hyperthreading so you're only getting 6 cores but it is definitely a better deal if you don't need those 12 cores.
  13. Gamessys

    8th gen i7 or wait for 9th gen??

    I think you'll be good going with an 8700k right now. I hate waiting because you'll just always be waiting for the next better thing to release, it's an endless circle.
  14. Thanks but I already knew about that and it doesn't tell the future (sadly). I've already bookmarked that page and visit it daily as well as signed up for a notification from the Razer website about when the laptop comes back in stock.
  15. Depends on what you means by future updates, a third GPU or just newer GPUs, CPUs etc? You should be fine right now with 850w unless you're doing some overclocking on the CPU and GPUs. If you're thinking of adding a third GPU a little ways down the line for sh*ts and giggles then maybe 1000w is a smart move. Anything higher would probably be a waste as newer hardware is usually more power efficient.
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