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About zPanic

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  • Birthday 1994-12-20


  • CPU
    i7 6700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus z170 Pro Gaming
  • RAM
    16GB HyperX Fury DDR4 2133MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire RX 580 Pulse
  • Case
  • Storage
    1x Seagate 1TB HDD, 1x Samsung EVO 850 256GB SSD
  • PSU
    Energon 750W CM
  • Display(s)
    2x Asus VS278H 27-inch
  • Cooling
    Hyper Evo 212
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Razer Kraken Pro 7.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  • Location
    The Netherlands
  • Interests
    Science, astronomy, gaming.
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  1. @TheRandomness @chris76816 Thank you for the suggestion. These are my new results. Here is the comparison. The highest score is after using DDU to remove my drivers (GPU#000 was R9 200 series) and reinstalling drivers for my RX 580. Thank you for the suggestion. It didn't improve by a landslide, but I'm still happy to see some improvements, even if every result differs.
  2. Thank you. I'll give this a shot. Should I remove all and any drivers, then reinstall drivers for my RX 580?
  3. Could this be an issue? I'm truly bummed about the performance compared to my old R9 280X, since I did drop ~280 euros to upgrade..
  4. I recently upgraded from a Sapphire R9 280X Dual-X 3GB to a Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB. These are my card's scores. Am I wrong for expecting a better score out of this card? This test was on Firestrike DX11. I did a test on DX12, and that score resulted in around 4000-4100. I'm starting to think my decision to upgrade was wrong.. 3DMark does not recognize my card. Is that because it's still fairly new? I didn't remove my old drivers after swapping cards. I simply installed Crimson and let it update my drivers to the latest version. Is something wrong with my card, or am I just expecting too much?
  5. I'll add u after this game!
  6. I can't find you on Steam. Link? Added!
  7. I'm looking for silent keyswitches for my Razer Blackwidow Chroma, if that's even possible. I'm a very fast typer (about 145wpm), and when I'm typing while being on Discord with friends it sounds like I'm smashing my keyboard furiously as if I'm trying to hack into Donald Trump's launch codes. Also doesn't help that I'm using a Blue Yeti as my microphone, which is fairly close to my keyboard. I know a mechanical keyboard doesn't go well with recording sound/voice chat, but if there's any way to make it more silent I would appreciate any suggestions.
  8. If you have the patience, save up until you can buy a 1080 Ti. That'll set you for years to come, and probably handle 4K gaming decently as well.
  9. Take a look at Steelseries Apex series. They might fit the bill. Personally have no experience with Steelseries, but as I'm using a Razer Blackwidow Chroma which is out of your price range I can't recommend that one.
  10. Looking for people to play on EU servers with me. I'm a 22 year old student (M), game casually but competitively too. Easygoing, joke around often, and generally click with anyone as long as they're friendly too. I'm fairly good at PUBG, or so I would like to think. My main "role" would be to initially spot people, devise strategies and pick people off one by one. Currently at work, but if you are interested, leave a reply and I'll get to you when I get home in ~6 hours. My timezone is GMT+1 or CEST (Amsterdam).
  11. If you like racing games, I do recommend The Crew. It's a fun open world game, with plenty of events and stuff to do. It's an RPG in the sense of doing challenges to get better parts for your car. If you enjoy co-op gameplay, with coordinated gameplay, I recommend Ghost Recon: Wildlands. I have played the beta, and it's a ton of fun with friends. If you enjoy co-op competitive; something like Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will fit the bill. It's a "Battle Royale" type game, and you can team up with up to 3 friends to scavenge, kill, and survive as the last remaining team. It's what I've been playing for the past week or so, and I've already plunged over 20-30 hours into it. If you enjoy survival games such as Ark, I would personally recommend either Rust or Conan Exiles. I personally found no joy in playing Ark, but that might differ for you. This is a very subjective topic. If you enjoy singleplayer, I would recommend The Witcher 3. You can plunge countless hours into it and still find new things as you play the game. I hope I covered some games that are similar to the games you mentioned. Good luck, and let us know what you choose!
  12. My previous GPU was a Sapphire R9 280X Dual-X. The 280X was able to keep up with current games without any issues on medium to high, and I'm still well impressed with AMD for such a solid card. The only and foremost reason I upgraded was to futureproof myself while I have the money to do so. I'll go look for some monitors that fit the bill for you without sacrificing too much money on them. Any desired size for monitors you want? It shouldn't be too hard to find an affordable brand monitor that support IPS at 1080p, or even 1440p. If you do want to upgrade, you'll probably want to go with a BenQ monitor, or even Acer/Asus. my current monitors aren't highly adjustable; they just tilt up and down. I reckon you'll find something to your liking within the $300-400 price range. I'll have a look and edit this message, or post a new reply if I find something.
  13. I may be biased by my own experience; but I've always played on 60Hz monitors, and that's well enough for me. I can play CS:GO, Overwatch, or any game competitively without experiencing delays. My monitors are 2x Asus VS278H (27 inch) with 1ms response time @ 60Hz. Unless you really have the money to spend, stick with 60Hz. But before spending money on periphirals; spend money on components to match the desired results. EDIT: As for GPU, try saving up for an RX 580 or GTX 1060; they're about $200-260. I'm not sure about the GTX 780's performance, but it should be overshadowed by any recent cards. Don't invest in a new monitor until you have the components to match it.
  14. What's your budget for each? Maybe my setup could provide some reference. I play games casually, with friends. I mostly play games like CS:GO, BF1, a couple of racing games, H1Z1, PUBG, Overwatch, Diablo 3, etc. Monitors: 2x Asus 27 inch VS278H (no Freesync/Gsync, 60Hz, no IPS afaik) - €209 each GPU: Very recently upgraded to a Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB - €280 CPU: i7 6700k with 16GB HyperX DDR4 RAM. - €~350 With my setup I can play any of my games steadily above 60FPS. Great for casual gaming. I don't see the need for 144Hz myself since I just game casually. Spend more on getting your GPU + CPU right and sacrifice some budget on a monitor.
  15. G502 hands down. Has internal memory so you can set up a profile for it on one PC, and use it on any other PC without having to install Logitech's software on the other PC's. Customizable buttons, and truly smooth when it comes to polling rate.