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About r.perez

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  • Birthday 1983-09-16

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    Philadelphia, PA
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    Higher Education Professional

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  1. Team Fortress 2 was my all time favorite game ever and I've been PC gaming since Monkey Island and Doom on floppy discs. I even used to play TF2 competitively. These days though? All the trading nonsense and 6 year-old's running around on chat ruined it for me. It's a shame really, the community I had playing that game from 2008-2011 made it so much more fun than just the game play itself. These days I spend most of my time on BF1 and Fortnite. Another all time favorite was definitely BFBC2.
  2. I played this just the other day on the system in my sig and performance was great, 200+ fps with settings maxed. However, I bought the game on Steam when it came out and it runs it via Steam so maybe that's the difference?
  3. If I still lived in SoCal I'd be happy to do it for the extra cash but alas, I moved to Philly in 2015. Good luck!
  4. If the new PSU won't fit in the case, you could always run it outside of the case with case panel off. Ugly yes and I'd only advise doing it temporarily. But it should give you an opportunity to see if you can get the PC up and running for the time being until you can get a proper case.
  5. Cablemod is not currently selling their GPU mount as they are fixing bugs with the displayport connector. That said, they told me about a week and a half ago that an updated version would be back up for sale in 2 weeks. Their mount is nice because it doesn't require cutting at all, but it does take up all 7 PCI-E bracket slots. You might be able to fit a small PCI-E card in there but it would more than likely need to be something that could be utilized without the medal support bracket as all those will be taken up by the slots. What PCI-E card are you hoping to use?
  6. Excited to see how this one turns out!
  7. I currently have a 27" 2560x1440 Acer Predator IPS G-Sync Monitor. I am currently debating whether to sell this bad boy and replace it with the Acer Predator X34 (or similar) or buy a 2nd 27" IPS (non g-sync monitor most likely). I would like more desktop screen space overall, plus this solo 27" looks rather out of place next to my massive Case Labs SMA8. I mainly play games on this rig but also do photo editing and video editing regularly. Thoughts from folks that switched from dual setups to 34" Ultrawide especially appreciated. Do you feel like your missing out on anything? Is the immersive gaming experience worth any modest trade-offs in productivity? My all-time favorite personal monitor setup was what I had back in 2010, a Dell U3011 paired with dual 20" monitors in portrait mode flanking both sides. However, as much as I love 16:10, g-sync is too good to give up. Also, isn't a new version of the X34 coming out soon? If so, should I hang on to the $$$ and wait for it? Thanks Specs in sig. I have 2 GTX 1080s in SLI, so driving the resolution shouldn't be an issue.
  8. I was really hoping for a Lannister BBQ.
  9. I'd love an ultra-wide eventually or possibly triple 27". That will probably be my next upgrade.
  10. Recently been working on an upgrade to my PC that involved moving into a Case Labs case from a Phanteks case. As the former had integrated lighting and the CaseLabs did not, I decided to pickup a lighting kit and a few add-ons from Cable Mod. Within 3 days of buying and installing the kit, the remote (or the receiver, not sure) stopped working and I could no longer change colors, switch between UV/RGB or turn the lighting on and off. I emailed Cable Mod customer service and within only a few hours I had an apologetic email and a promise that a replacement would be sent my way immediately. The next day I had a shipping confirmation! Now that is amazing customer service. Now on to ASUS. On 7/22/2016, I purchased an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula, a nearly $400 motherboard (was $389.99 but paid $359 with Micro Centers $30 bundle discount). I got it all installed (with a full custom loop), took the plastic cover off the m.2 shroud, and discovered that the m.2 screw was not pre-installed. I checked the box and there was nothing but an installation bracket for the precarious 2nd, vertical m.2 slot. I thought, no problem, I'll take an m.2 screw off my old EVGA Classified K Z170 board, no dice. Apparently, the threads for the m.2 slot are recessed on the board and you need a special standoff to install the drive. I registered my board and purchase information and then proceeded to contact customer service to see about a replacement standoff and screw for the m.2 slot. 3 days emailing back and forth with a customer service rep and I am nowhere near a resolution. We are talking about a $.30 screw and standoff here, and yet I am having to jump through copious hoops and replies with the customer service rep telling me they need to contact another department and will get back to me. Meanwhile, without hesitation, Cable Mod shipped me right over a replacement lighting kit. Asus 0, CableMod 1 The saga continues...
  11. There is still a little bit of work to do on the build but it's about 90% done. Comments, critiques and suggestions welcome. Here are some teaser shots: