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About -ism

  • Title
    Number 9
  • Birthday 1996-10-28

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700x
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200mhz DDR4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 850 Pro Evo / 2TB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 650w
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 34 inch ultrawide / BenQ XL2540
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+ Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Zowie EC1-A
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux / Win 10 / Mac OS
  • Laptop
    ThinkPad T440p

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  1. I think the biggest problem with Star Citizen's development is that they keep trying to add new features when the current features aren't even remotely fleshed out or finalized. I've played Star Citizen for ~25 hours or so and if they had just focused on expanding server capacities, increasing the responsiveness of the controls, refining the UI/quest tracking, fixing the few game-breaking bugs I've found, and creating a substantial friends list/chat client I think the game would be enjoyable enough to the point that people spend more time and money on it than they do now. There doesn't need to be a ton to do in the game, but what little there is to do needs to work well and be enjoyable. If I could go on a mining run in my epic ship with my friends, chat with them, and not lose everything in my ship and have all quests reset after a game crash, I would spend a lot more time in it.
  2. Emulators. If you have a computer or a cell phone, you can play pretty much any game on SNES, GBA, PS1, maybe even GameCube and PSP depending on your phone. There are hundreds if not thousands of incredible games you can play. I plug my phone into the TV and use a bluetooth controller and it's an incredible experience.
  3. Hey guys, I'm building a PC for my sister and I am looking for a cheap Micro-ATX motherboard for my i5-7600k. She only wants to play the Sims and I know this is probably overkill but I've got it laying around so I figure someone might as well get some use out of it. I'd like to have enough PCI-E lanes to run a GTX 960 and a wireless card, or have wifi built into the motherboard. On Craigslist I found an H110m Pro-VD from MSI for $40 but I can't find any definite evidence as to whether a bios update would enable support for the 7600k. Marketing info only says it supports up to 6th gen. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
  4. So the holidays have come and gone and having tons of kids and family over has made me realize that I need a PC for the living room. So I'm building one! Anywho I plan on chocking it full with my entire steam library as well as a bunch of retro games / emulators! I've got some obvious go-to titles in mind (mainly the Nintendo stuff, every single Mario Party, Mario Kart) but I need your help - what games did you have the most fun playing with your family during the holidays? Not limited to consoles, of course - this is a PC after all! I look forward to everyone's responses and can't wait to discover some new games. I appreciate the responses!
  5. I'm not worried about storage I have some SSDs around that I can cannibalize, just trying to figure out which CPU to get. This deal is pretty nuts and with a free game to boot... looking at benchmarks of the 2700x with a 1080 vs an i7-8700k just seals it. Slightly fewer frames for half the price, can't argue with that. I'll go with the 2700x. Thanks for the help!
  6. I'd like to keep things as cheap as possible. Haven't really set a budget yet. Whatever it takes to keep a 1080 happy!
  7. This thanksgiving my cousin & I decided to play LEGO Star Wars & Gran Turismo on the PS2 for old times sake and we ended up playing for hours, and after about an hour of awful graphics I realized "We could be playing this on my gaming PC" but I didn't feel like disconnecting everything and bringing it downstairs. Then I thought about how awesome it would be to have tons of emulators, my entire steam/origin library, movies, and streaming all in one box in my living room. This inspired me to build a little mITX rig to stick behind my TV for situations just like this. I want this machine to be powerful enough to run moderately demanding games in ultra 4k 60fps. I don't plan on playing Witcher 3, Skyrim mods, or anything crazy on this machine - just some racing games like Forza Horizon 4, Project Cars 2, retro console emu, the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Skywalker Saga (*cant imagine this will be an issue lmao) so I was thinking of putting a GTX 1080 in there since one can be had for around $300 on Craigslist at the moment and should keep me satisfied for a few years at least. I haven't built a PC since before Ryzen came out or really kept up with processor technology at all so I am at a loss for which CPU to pair with the 1080. I just don't want the 1080 to be bottlenecked by the cpu in any situation. I know games are now able to take advantage of multiple cores & threads so the more the merrier, yea? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks !
  8. Hey guys, I have two displayport monitors, a usb mouse, and a microphone, and an external usb DAC that I'd like to have connected to my macbook pro 2018. I purchased a USB-C dock that has 2 displayports and a single USB-A, but obviously my mouse, keyboard, and microphone all use USB-A so I need a USB hub that can supply power and access data to & from all of them. My keyboard is the razer huntsman elite, which has 2 USB plugs (1 for power for the dumb lights and 1 for data), so in total I need 5 ports minimum. The idea is I can just swap the USB plug between the USB-C dock and my gaming PC to swap all my peripherals with a single plug. One plug to rule them all. From what I'm reading in the Amazon reviews each product seems hit and miss compatibility wise, with people reporting their computers not communicating properly between peripherals. So if anyone has done what I am trying to do, I would appreciate some guidance. What products did you buy, did you have success? Much thanks, Tristan
  9. As the title suggests, I'm looking for a tenkeyless keyboard with cherry mx blue switches, rgb lighting, windows key lock, and audio controls. Currently using the Logitech G710+ and I am frustrated with how big it is on my small desk and if I'm gonna buy a new keyboard anyways I might as well get one with rgb lighting. If such a keyboard exists could I get a link because I can't seem to find one. Thanks
  10. My own PC is in my signature and my friend has an FX-8370, 16 gigs of ram, GTX 970. Tested my monitor vs his in csgo on an offline server. My monitor was set to 144hz and the same glitchiness/stutter was present regardless of what PC we used. Last thing I expected was the monitor. How is this possible?
  11. Hi guys, I know what Im about to say is gonna sound convoluted but I figured I'd at least reach out and try and get some help. I went to my friends house and just for f&$k's sake I decided to play some deathmatch since my friend was taking a shower. I popped into the game and what I found surprised me - the game felt smoother by a significant amount. My friend has a much older computer than I do, some older AMD FX series cpu and a GTX 970. I was playing on a 60 hz monitor as opposed to my 144hz g-sync monitor on an entirely unfamiliar mouse, hitting nutty shots that I feel like I would miss on my own setup. I thought I was crazy but every time I go back now I boot up CSGO and low and behold it just feels more responsive than it does on my PC. My first thought was the internet, but I can't imagine a difference of +/-15 ping could make that big of a difference. I'm gonna take my PC over there today to see if it could really just be their internet. I know this is gonna be difficult to diagnose but I thought maybe someone had experienced something similar and be able to give some input. Thanks guys
  12. Really? Last time I oc'd was way back when Ivy bridge came out and hardly even had temps go above 65-70 even in the summer. Good to know, guess I'll just shoot for a lower OC then. Bummer.
  13. Hey guys, I have an H100i and an i5-7600k and I feel like my temps are way too high especially for being at idle. Clocked to 4.5 ghz. Offset is 0.27 (max of 1.3 volts). Sitting on the desktop I'm getting 42/40/40/41 degrees per core respectively. When I run AIDA64 temps immediately jump up to the 90s and the hottest core hits 100. Obviously there is something wrong here. Both fans on my H100i (Corsair SP120's) are running at their max settings (1300 RPMs). Room is around 65-70 degrees. As for other case fans, I have the stock fans that came with my Fractal R5 in the top intake spot, with hard drive cage removed and the second fan as an exhaust in top-rear and all are running at max speed. About to relocate my rad from the top to the front but I feel like that shouldn't make such a drastic difference. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks