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OmanGS

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About OmanGS

  • Title
    Member
  • Birthday 1992-05-26

Contact Methods

  • Steam
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/akthe47

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Computers (hardware/software), aircraft, skydiving, and new experiences.
  • Occupation
    Aviation Systems Technician / Drone Operator

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 8600k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z370-A
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill TridentZ (3200MHz)
  • GPU
    Asus GTX1080Ti
  • Case
    Phantek 400P
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 970 Evo M.2, 1TB Samsung 960 Evo
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 750W
  • Display(s)
    Asus PG278QR, Samsung 60" 4k, HTC Vive
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K55 RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G703
  • Sound
    Blue Yeti Blackout, AT-M50X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. You guys might be excited about my aviation-fueled career. Currently I work at 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron as an aviation systems technician for the CH-147F Chinook. I also have my private/commercial license which I barely use anymore, but have found a new passion in drone flying (using a Phantom 3 4k for now). If anyone would like images of the Chinook, I'll do what I can (within operational security) and try to answer as many questions about my background in aviation as possible. In the past I flew commercially for a skydiving company, as well as worked at the Ottawa International Airport. Right now, my situation is as posted above. Cheers, Justin
  2. It's just a newer chipset. There's really not a whole hell of a lot that has changed - the only real-world difference you'll see is the ability to get a slightly better overclock. It basically runs into the, "Well, it's newer and costs about the same, so why not?", argument.
  3. @legomaster181 has a good idea. Make a portable Linux drive with a few games, or just have portable applications on it so you can run what you want, where you want, without installing "junk" onto their computer. You could also take one of your 8GB and turn it into a USB virus-buster. Use the 64GB as your every-day file drive and re-purpose an old USB drive. Other quirky things would be like running Server2Go off it, or a few other choice programs to deal with encryption or security on your PC. Honestly though, I'd take @legomaster181's idea and run with it. Any other ideas would involve re-purposing an 8GB and utilizing the 64GB in your every-day life.
  4. There's no chance that you'll bottleneck on that machine - at least nothing that you should worry about. It's a solid cookie-cut rig.
  5. It looks like the end of an era for your GPU, @Pajamasam - it'll be a good collectors item now, hah. I honestly wouldn't have even thought about testing the iGPU. It's far too early in the morning for my caffeine-less brain to function. Agh.
  6. It would be a little disappointing, but I'm not entirely sure at this point. I've been out of the loop for a little, and find that the jump from 4960X to 5960X is nice. You're looking at quite a jump in max link speed and overall support, especially since it's ushering in a new 'era' so to speak. I wouldn't purchase it, but it's definitely a conversation piece - and the entire line (from what this states) is nothing to sneeze at.
  7. Hopefully you get some good news from the iGPU. I'm guessing that your graphics card (in)conveniently died - but this will definitely tell us what's up with it. Well, it'll narrow it a little.
  8. If you're alright with the idea of a refurbished machine, there's a few great options out there that I'm sure would fall into your range - but you'd be best to check local on that. As far as a solid computer goes, the Lenovo IdeaPad G505 is a decent notebook. I believe it's only 1366x768 (as many laptops will be that are ~$500), but it's a great little machine. If you're looking for a reliable, well warrantied laptop - the G505 is my recommendation. If you're looking for a little more than 15.6", 1366x768, you'll be reaching into the ~$750-1000 range. Hope that helps!
  9. It should work automatically, but as @Askew said, you might need to use a dual-link DVI cable. It'll probably work perfectly with the GTX780Ti - my best guess is that your older GPU is just slowly showing signs of age. Try using the on-monitor options to change the display settings. I'm not in front of my PB278Q right now, but I know there's a few ways to mess around with it. Dual-link DVI is a high bandwidth alternative to standard DVI, allowing you to push past 1920x1080. It's pretty well been crushed by display port at this time - but older GPUs seem to have a twig up their arses about sticking to dual-link DVI. Edit: Changed wording, it sounded like I said dual-link is 1920x1080.
  10. What exactly is your budget for the laptop? Once we have hat information (pardon if I missed it in your post), plenty of us will be able to answer any question you have!
  11. Well, at 1440x900 you'll pretty well be able to play absolutely everything on ultra, while probably kicking some AA and AO in as well. Don't worry about it at all. You'll probably want to better the PSU, but if you're bent on 1440x900, you're already set.
  12. Good information. I'll be checking it out for a few of my headphones and such. Thanks for the great idea!
  13. I actually use plastidip on a lot of my vehicles. It gives them a good covering aesthetically while protecting against small scratches and the like. Honestly, plastidip is pretty damn strong. It takes a lot to "rub" it off or peel it, but if you somehow move your PC around a lot or take the pieces on/off that you've covered with plastidip, it will rub (cases have much closer edges than car hoods, hah). You should have no issue, to be honest. It's a big "what if" as far as damage to the plastidip goes.
  14. I loved my Cosmos II, but it was just too damn huge by the end of it. I liked having the ability to go to LAN parties and such, so having the Cosmos II made me build a second rig (which was my lan rig, and eventually main rig). It's a nice case, but it does eventually get boring once the "wow" factor wears off. As far as actual flaws go, I found none. Worked like a charm if you're alright with the size (or have a need for the size, that is).
  15. Buy good product and follow the general rules of panting - prep the ever-living hell out of it, prep it again, and then paint it (spray cans are the easiest). You'll want to check out some tutorials on surface preparation if you haven't already. It's quite easy, but it's nice to see how to do it prior to "experimenting" for your first time. A quick search on YouTube should find a few thousand videos for you, even computer-specific ones. Edit: PlastiDip is good, but it's a totally different beast in comparison to paint. It's a noticeable coating once done, no a thin layer of paint. If you do go with plastidip, you may have rubbing issues down the road that will tear it on the edges.
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