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BluJay614

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About BluJay614

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    Veteran
  • Birthday 1995-06-14

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    Male
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    Limestone, Maine
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    IC3 Certified, TestOut PC Pro Certified, CompTIA A+ Certified, MOS Master 2016, MTA (Windows OS Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, Networking Fundamentals, Cloud Fundamentals, Mobile Device Fundamentals, Server Administration Fundamentals, Introduction to Programming Using Python, Programining Using HTML5)

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    i7 4720HQ
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    8GB DDR3
  • GPU
    GeForce GTX 970M
  • Storage
    120GB Samsung 850 Evo + 1TB HDD
  • Display(s)
    15.6" IPS display
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwiddow Ultimate 2016 Edition
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro/AKG K550 MKIII/AKG M220 Pro/HiFiMAN HE350, FX DAC-X6, Behringer U-Phoria UM2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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  1. BluJay614

    Vega finally beats RTX? Vulkan strikes again!

    It is, and it isn't. In this case, it's more Vega and Touring. This comparison and all the others that Hardware Unboxed have done demonstrate how different games will operate differently based on how the game is optimized, coded, and who's sponsoring it.
  2. BluJay614

    Vega finally beats RTX? Vulkan strikes again!

    What reviewers that are reliable and trustworthy use it. I don't mean bringing up the claims, I mean ACTUALLY use it.
  3. BluJay614

    Vega finally beats RTX? Vulkan strikes again!

    When have you ever seen anyone use TFLOP as an actual performance metric beyond AMD or Nvidia themselves?
  4. BluJay614

    Vega finally beats RTX? Vulkan strikes again!

    Vulkan is a low-level API, just like DirectX. The difference is DirectX is Windows specific(proprietary) where as Vulcan is Open Source. Anyone can get ahold of Vulcan and alter it, or even have it function natively on other operating systems, like Linux or (theoretically) Mac OS. Yes, the majority of games are DX11/DX12, however an open source API(like Vulkan) allows devs to reach out to a much wider audience, like those who don't want to use Windows. Yes, companies sponsering games are, and probably will always be a thing, and no, Nvidia will not be happy about someone they are funding using a competitor's resources. As far as people being upset about exclusives is irritating, but understandable. Companies don't like competition. Having more places and more accounts for us to keep track of is also cumbersome. However, even in cases like Boarderlands 3, it's only a temporary exclusivity.
  5. BluJay614

    Vega finally beats RTX? Vulkan strikes again!

    They beat Nvidia at other games as well, just not as readily. Not to mention, this is an example they finally get to show off Vulkan again, as only two games I'm aware of are using it. it is great that competition is heating up, but I don't think that Vulkan and AMD are going to overthrow DX12 or nVidia anytime soon. Microsoft and nVidia have too much fight in them to let that happen.
  6. Noticed this while going through Google News. Straight from WCCFTech and TechQuila, both will be linked to at the bottom. Well, we haven't heard anything from Vulkan since Doom (2016), so it's nice to see that Team Red is getting some love. I would like to say that I disagree with the claim that it's made NVIDIA's success obsolete, especially with the marketshare, lack of decent competition, and lack of implementation of Vulkan(Though the same can be said about RTX at this point, but I digress). Would also disagree that DX12 has made things worse, just in the beginning, there was no motive to utilize it the way it should. Now, it's more the way games are being marketed and the kind of bugs being found that are making them garbage.(We will not speak of some of the horrors that EA, Bethesda, Blizzard and the like have tried cramming down our throats) Well now, ain't that something. At 1080, even the air cooled Vega 64 which start at $420 (if you can find one) is readily beating the ~$1100+ RTX 2080 Ti. Even the $279+ Vega 56 is matching the 2080 Ti in the lows, and is 11 FPS lower in the average, which would make it a smoother experience, at that that high a framerate, more people won't be able to tell the difference. The story continues with the gaps closing, and NVIDIA gaining back the lead at 4K, though by a small margin. Still, even the RX 590 is putting up a fight against the much more expensive RTX 2070 at 1440p and 4K. Well, while game was only just recently released, and does not seem to be getting the best reception, it does seem to be an AMD sponsered title, and use their open source API, which would give them the obvious edge, though this much at lower resolutions is a bit much. Oh, I don't doubt for a moment that they will try to come back, should they deem it worthy. With the reception of the game however.... Well, only time will tell. Either way, a very nice showing from AMD, and something for Team Red to be happy about. As promissed, here are the links(TechQuila was used for this, as it seemed that WCCFTech was just using their artical to go off of): TechQuila: https://www.techquila.co.in/amd-radeon-vii-vs-nvidia-rtx/ WCCFTech: https://wccftech.com/amd-rx-vega-64-outperforms-nvidia-rtx-2080-by-14-in-vulkan-enabled-world-war-z/
  7. Alright, I've got a friend who's come to me with this.... he's trying to build a computer, (r3 1200) and is just wanting to get into gaming. He's bought everything..... but the graphics card and some extra case fans. He's using the Thermaltake Versa H15 (non-windowed version). What's worse, he's only got $70 left in the budget. There's no way we're picking up anything decent new, and the fan that's included looks like it belongs in the garbage disposal(plus it wouldn't be good to get a case that looks to be well ventilated, only not to use it). Any ideas or suggestions? Fyi, most of it was bought used, so returning things may be out of the question. He's also in a really rural area, and the nearest "city" is 4-5 hours from where they live.
  8. BluJay614

    headphones for gaming? help

    I have the DT990 Pros, and I love them. I personally don't notice them being too bright like others have complained about, but that may just be me. They do need an amp though. The HD 58x are an excellent choice, and aren't far off sound quality wise from the HD 660s. Another option that wouldn't be bad is the HiFiMAN HE-350, though I would say to keep in mind that you may want to swap the pads for Brainwaves angled velour pads, and the arms aren't the best build quality(mine arrived broken on a Monday, but after reaching out to HiFiMAN, they had a replacement in my hands by the same Friday). As for an dac/amp, you've got a few different options, all dependent of what you have left in the budget and what you're looking for.
  9. BluJay614

    Apex Legends!

    Unfortunately, I'm fighting my WiFi right now just to be able to download
  10. BluJay614

    8D Music is crazy!!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3XdYJjWliOdKuZMNaTiP8Q
  11. BluJay614

    8D Music is crazy!!

    I'd check out Z Reviews. I don't have a pair offhand that I would recommend.
  12. BluJay614

    8D Music is crazy!!

    That effect can be pulled off with a good pair of headphones. Get a pair with good imaging, and it'll feel like you can pinpoint where individual instruments are.
  13. BluJay614

    (Almost) No compromise 2700x or Intel gaming rig

    [PCPartPicker part list](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/list/GvkqMZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/list/GvkqMZ/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/bddxFT/amd-ryzen-7-2700x-37ghz-8-core-processor-yd270xbgafbox) | €346.99 @ Alternate **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | €44.48 @ Alternate **Motherboard** | [MSI - X470 GAMING M7 AC ATX AM4 Motherboard](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/YJgzK8/msi-msi-x470-gaming-m7-ac-am4-amd-x470-sata-6gbs-atx-amd-motherboard-atx-am4-motherboard-x470-gaming-m7-ac) | €275.80 @ Amazon France **Memory** | [G.Skill - Trident Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/7htWGX/gskill-memory-f43000c15d32gtz) | €249.99 @ Amazon France **Storage** | [Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/wd97YJ/samsung-860-evo-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-n6e1t0bw) | €142.50 @ Amazon France **Storage** | [Toshiba - P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/8PYLrH/toshiba-p300-3tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-hdwd130uzsva) | €82.88 @ Amazon France **Case** | [Lian-Li - PC-O11 Dynamic (Black) ATX Full Tower Case](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/Hwkj4D/lian-li-pc-o11dx-atx-full-tower-case-pc-o11dx) | €167.27 @ Amazon France **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/64cMnQ/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750fx) | €102.15 @ Amazon France **Case Fan** | [NoiseBlocker - NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/zvphP6/noiseblocker-case-fan-itrb12ps) | €21.07 @ Amazon France **Case Fan** | [NoiseBlocker - NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/zvphP6/noiseblocker-case-fan-itrb12ps) | €21.07 @ Amazon France **Case Fan** | [NoiseBlocker - NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/zvphP6/noiseblocker-case-fan-itrb12ps) | €21.07 @ Amazon France | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **€1475.27** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2019-01-31 21:28 CET+0100 | For Intel [PCPartPicker part list](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/list/J4kqMZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/list/J4kqMZ/by_merchant/) Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/sxDzK8/intel-core-i7-8700k-37ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i78700k) | €434.00 @ Amazon France **CPU Cooler** | [CRYORIG - H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7) | €44.48 @ Alternate **Motherboard** | [MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/t8qhP6/msi-mpg-z390-gaming-edge-ac-atx-lga1151-motherboard-mpg-z390-gaming-edge-ac) | €188.90 @ LDLC **Memory** | [G.Skill - Trident Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/7htWGX/gskill-memory-f43000c15d32gtz) | €249.99 @ Amazon France **Storage** | [Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/wd97YJ/samsung-860-evo-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-n6e1t0bw) | €142.50 @ Amazon France **Storage** | [Toshiba - P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/8PYLrH/toshiba-p300-3tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-hdwd130uzsva) | €82.88 @ Amazon France **Case** | [Lian-Li - PC-O11 Dynamic (Black) ATX Full Tower Case](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/Hwkj4D/lian-li-pc-o11dx-atx-full-tower-case-pc-o11dx) | €167.27 @ Amazon France **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/64cMnQ/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750fx) | €102.15 @ Amazon France **Case Fan** | [NoiseBlocker - NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/zvphP6/noiseblocker-case-fan-itrb12ps) | €21.07 @ Amazon France **Case Fan** | [NoiseBlocker - NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/zvphP6/noiseblocker-case-fan-itrb12ps) | €21.07 @ Amazon France **Case Fan** | [NoiseBlocker - NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan](https://fr.pcpartpicker.com/product/zvphP6/noiseblocker-case-fan-itrb12ps) | €21.07 @ Amazon France | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | **Total** | **€1475.38** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2019-01-31 21:31 CET+0100 |
  14. Best way for that, cheap PSU that's strong enough to run the computer. Keep that around for testing purposes.
  15. Okay, so there are three things that would typically cause this kind of behavior: 1) PSU 2) CPU 3) Mobo Here's the info I gatered: Computer will not power on, no fan spin PSU fine according to troubleshoot Mobo claims something to do with the PSU is wrong when 24 pin ATX power and 8 pin 12V CPU power cable are plugged in Mobo recognizes the 8-pin is not plugged in when only 24 pin is. I would see about trying a different 8 pin cable first. If still nothing, look into a cheap CPU that can fit your mobo. If that fixes it, you know it was the CPU. If still not fixed, you can look into new mobo, or checking to see if your PSU is actually bad.
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