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Everything posted by PrincePickle

  1. I use Ikea Galant desk, but the Bekant desks I hear are nice options as well.
  2. I had the G910 for quite sometime and I've been using Cherry MX switches for many years before and since. I agree with some of the other posters, there really isn't a comparison between the two switches. The Romer-G switches definitely have a bump whereas Cherry MX has more of a click. I also agree with some of the other posters that browns is about the closest comparison you're going to get.
  3. Introduction I recently installed a Corsair HG N980 and I wanted to share my experience in case other people were thinking about going down a similar road to liquid cool their GPU. Overall the experience went well and I'm pleased with the results. Parts I used for this upgrade were the HG N980 cooling bracket paired with a H110i GT liquid cooler and wound up buying a H80i GT liquid cooler for the CPU. Installation had a few hiccups but nothing I couldn't overcome. My biggest issue was removing all the small screws coated with blue Loctite from the stock cooler. I wound up stripping a few of them out, despite my best intentions not to. Eventually I just broke and ripped off the metal protective back plate covering the PCB and used a pair of pliers to remove the screws. The other issue was my Noctua NH-D14. It was way too big for me to maneuver cooling hoses around so I had to finally let her go, which is why I had to run back down to Microcenter to get a H80i. After finally getting the stock cooler off, the rest of the installation was rather straight forward and didn't have any any other problems. The pictures below show the general flow of the upgrade and the problems I faced. Naturally your mileage may vary. Benchmarks! I ran a simple set of benchmarks to see any before and after changes. Mind you I don't do this normally, so I just kind of winged it; but it did show some interesting results. Specs: Intel 4670K overclocked to 4.4 GHz 8 GB RAM GTX 980 Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB SSD Acer XB270HU G-Sync 144HZ IPS 2560x1440 monitor Heaven - Direct3D11 2560x1440 4xAA fullscreen, Quality High, Tessellation Normal Score: 1329 to 1400 Average FPS: 52.8 to 55.6 GPU Temp: 80C to 36C Firestrike - Normal default settings Graphics Score: 13182 to 13647 Graphics Test #1 FPS: 63.1 to 65.19 GPU Temp: 80C to 37C There's clearly a small bump in graphics performance but the big winner was dropping the GPU temps by nearly half, that's a huge improvement. Closing I feel the whole endeavor was worth doing. Not only did I get a small performance increase, I get much better GPU temperatures which I think is important. I only have two small complaints regarding the Corsair HG N980. First the instructions were kind of vague, with generic pictures often with little written followup with what's supposed to be done. I've removed GPU coolers before so I knew what to expect, but I imagine someone who didn't have prior experience might stumble a bit. Second, I think Corsair is going to have to do a better job getting the bracket into the hands of the consumers. I've had my GTX 980 for nearly a year and a half now and I was only just now able to get a hold of the product and that was after waiting for three weeks for Amazon to get one in stock. At the pace their going I imagine by the time the HG N980 bracket becomes easily available the GTX 1080 will be close to being released. I'm sure Corsair has their reasons, but it would be nice to be able to use this product near the time the card is released. Hope you found this useful and thanks for reading!
  4. I saw Razer released the Diamondback Chroma mouse and looking at the shape of the mouse I thought it might be something I like. I wear a size small glove so finding a gaming mouse that isn't too big can be a challenge. I went ahead and ordered one off of amazon to see if I like it better than my Logitech G502. I took delivery today and I quite like it, even more than my daily driver, the Logitech G502. It's light, responds well, clicks nicely, narrow and not too tall so it fits my hand nicely. The lighting effects are pretty snazzy and over all build quality seems decent. However, for whatever reason Razer seems to be on this kick of making some of their mice ambidextrous which means there are buttons on the right side of the mouse. (I'm right handed) On top of that the mouse tapers at a significant angle on each side so that on the right side of the mouse, my fingers just sort of fall off to the side and drag on my mouse mat. If they would just make the mouse right handed and have a flat rubber grip on the right side for your fingers to rest there would be no issues. So, I guess I'll be returning the mouse tomorrow and go back to my Logitech. I had the same problem with my Logitech G910 keyboard. Loved it, except for the keycaps and the weird wrist rest. Just aggravating when you're so close to perfection only to have it completely ruined by one thing. ARRRUGH... ok, end rant.
  5. The two mice I've used for the longest are the G9x and the Razer Naga 2012 and 2014 edition. I've been branching back into more simple mice recently and gave the G502 a go for a while. While it was a great mouse it was a little too large and heavy for my small hands. I picked up the G302 on a whim and found that I really liked it. It's light and fits my small hands really well, however a month later they released the G303 which fixes some of the gripes I had with the G302, grrr. I guess I'll be getting the G303 once it's released and hopefully that will be it for a while. Hopefully.... lol
  6. I got the ROG Swift and the color reproduction is average, which is fine for me. I wouldn't do any serious photo work on it, but for gaming and internet surfing it's fine. However, if you're really picky about colors then I would find a IPS panel to your liking.
  7. The movement of the volume buttons to the back of the phone is a great idea. I've never liked side buttons on phones very much because I accidentally hit them too often. Hopefully this is the beginning of making the empty space on the back of the phone more usable. While some people have been griping about the display as unnecessary, I disagree. I think pushing the envelope is important and once one company does it the rest follow suit. Once the standard becomes more common place the applications and support will naturally come with it. Interesting phone and I expect it to sell well once its released in the states.
  8. I recently bought a Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 case fan but it spins full speed at 2000 RPM which is too loud. Tried adjusting the fan speed through the BIOS, but that hasn't had any affect. Any ideas on how to reduce the RPM on the case fan without using 3.5 or 5.25 bay fan controller? Its an ITX build and don't have a lot of space for additional hardware, thanks.
  9. PrincePickle


    Any word on the availability of the DIY G-sync kit for the Asus VG248QE monitor? I thought the time frame was a December launch, but haven't heard any news on this in a while and December is only a few days away.
  10. I had a similar problem while playing video games with my computer, except my computer didn't blue screen it just shut off and restarted. Turns out the power supply couldn't supply enough power to the GPU underload and would crash the computer. I was able to verify this by using a different power supply. Good luck!