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  1. Hello, I'm planning on ditching my ancient i5 4670k for 2600X in near future. the i5 just can't keep up with AAA games and 2600X seems to offer good performance for good price and somewhat future proof due to AM4 socket. Another big deal with 2600X for me is how it does the overclocking for you via XFR. I'm a very lazy person so that is absolutely perfect for me. Plug and play. I totally understand how people enjoy tweaking the clock speeds, ect manually, trying to get that few more % of performance out of their gear, but that's just not me. The build I have planned: R5 2600X MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC (Chosen based on this review) GPU would be my existing GTX 1070. However, I'm not quite sure about what to do with RAM. I did the terrible mistake of diving into the deep end of Ryzen RAM discussion and the impression I got was that if I wasn't getting 3600Mhz Samsung B-die and overlock that, my RAM would be worthless. Jokes aside, the discussion around RAM and Ryzen can be bit overwhelming. I'm currently looking at these two kits, but not sure what to do: Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) Vengeance LPX Black, DDR4 3000MHz, 1.35V, CL15 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15) This kit is in the approved/tested RAM list for the motherboard and G.Skill 16GB (2x8GB), Ripjaws V, DDR4 3200MHz, CL16 (F4-3200C16D-16GVKB) Not listed in the motherboard support page, but its 3200Mhz, its the top seller at the biggest PC store in my country (Finland) so it must be decent enough? Also marginally cheaper. What i'm worried about with the Gskill option is possible instability since its not listed on the MSI site...But Corsair is slower. The ideal experience for me would be boot the PC for the first time, go to BIOS, check on A-XMP, get the advertised speeds and never look back. Thanks,
  2. Hey all, So the thing is, my 8Gb of DDR 3 is getting bit cramped right now. It will be another 5 - 6 months before I can make full upgrade for new Mobo, DDR4 16Gb and CPU. So I started thinking that I should just get some extra RAM right now, since I can afford it and I would be very happy with the gains. For reference, even during non gaming use, my RAM is usually around 60% - 70% and whenever I start a game, some black magic probably happens so it can actually fit the game in there (I run quite a few programs on background + couple of layers of Anti Virus.) Anyway the real questions are the following: Provided I get RAM that is same brand and same frequncy, within the same voltage limit, it should work correct, even if not 100% identical RAM (I dont think they sell the thing I have anymore). I currently have 2x 4Gb 1600Mhz, and since I have dual channel motherboard (Asus Z87-K), I should get another 2x4Gb, instead of one stick of 8Gb because of the weirdness that could happen with 3 stick set up’s? I checked around in CPU-Z and in memory tab, the DRAM frequency reads ”801.3Mhz”. I understand it should be 800Mhzm since DDR = Double Data Rate, but whats that extra 1.3Mhz about? XMP. This is disabled for me. Should I enable it? The UEFI EZ Mode has it on its front page with options of ”Disabled” and ”#Profile 1”. This option is also in the AI Tweaker tab next to all the CPU stuff with Auto, Disabled and XMP option under the lable of ”AI Overclocker Tuner”. Whats the difference between this and and the ”EZ mode” option? (Also if it matters, I have manual overclock of 4.2Ghz on my CPU) My full specs, and picture of CPU Z bellow: Asus Z87-K EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Intel i5-4670K @ 4.00GHz HyperX Genesis DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB Samsung 850 EVO 240Gb SSD Windows 10 64bit Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD Seasonic S12 II 520W BRONZE Thanks everyone!
  3. Hey again, Something that came up during my research: The COP+ needs "burning" for its soundstage to open up a bit. Did you have any experience with this? I have gotten really mixed reports about this, claiming its absolutely true to claims about it being placebo.
  4. My PC sits something like one meter from my head, I have bit of an aggressive fan curve on my GTX 1070, and It really didn't ever bother me. When its very quiet during a game, I might hear it, but it works well enough that it's not something that ever really would bother me. Short answer: yes.
  5. In my experience, the 7.1 that came with Cloud II wasn't really good, and it was plagued with white noise problems, even after getting replacement dongle. However, since the cable off the headphones is single 4 pole, you will need a splitter if you wan't to use the mic without the 7.1 dongle.
  6. For about last two years I have been using Hyper X Cloud II, and only have good things to say about them. Well, except from them breaking down last week, right side earphone audio dies when I move the cable, so while i'm dealing with the RMA, I have duct taped the cable to stay in place. (It's not externally broken in anyway, some connection inside is loose). So, I'm also in market for new headset/headphones, and another pair of Hyper X Cloud II, is and was a serious option. I can't talk how the sound signature compares to G35, but Hyper X Cloud II has been described as the gaming headset that "does not suck" several times. Here's my thread about trying to choose my new headphones which is still open. So far, Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus looks very interesting.
  7. Something interesting I found: Beyerdynamic has announced the "Custom Game" late last year, and showcased them at CES. These seem to be the next generation of Custom One Pro Plus. "Shipping February, at 199€." I will wait and see how these turn out. Not much detail is being shared yet, but they look very promising. I'm still open for any and all suggestions .
  8. I didn't find much about these. Seem to be 770's in COP casing? Tried to look around, but they are not that easily available.
  9. Very interesting, thanks! I listen to Sabaton from time to time, and sometimes I wished that Cloud II's had more aggressive bass, so I just turn up the volume which will cause me to go more deaf than I already am. The bass switch tm Will fix this. Custom One Pros are my #1 option for now.
  10. Hey! 1. So the obvious question: Hows the sound compared to Cloud II's? I'm not an audiophile, so when people start saying how mids are slightly toned down but "V" shape'd compared to something, i'm at a loss. So if there is its possible to explain the difference simply, that would be appreciated. 2. Is the bass switch a real deal, or a simple gimmick that you end up using once and makes you say "hm, that was neat I guess, I'll just set it at medium and never touch it again".
  11. Hey all, So after nearly 2 years of use, my Hyper X Cloud II's decided to retire. I'm currently in the RMA process and I have 2 weeks to decided what I want for my next headphones. Firstly some general info: Like most people here asking for advice, my main use will be gaming and music. I'm no audiophile, but I do appreciate good quality sound. My main source for music is Spotify, streaming at 320kbs. I live with people who do not necessarily appreciate my music taste (Playing: Toto - Africa and Snake Eater on loop is apparently bad ) and my desktop is not so faraway from my head so during gaming it can get bit loud. As you might have guessed already, open headphones are no go. When I originally chose these headphones, what made me buy them was the very good sound quality for "gaming grade headphones" and the attached microphone. I don't require attached microphone anymore, I can grab some ModMic or BoomPro to take care of that part. What i'm looking for here is good sound quality for music and gaming, and comfort, for a budget of an around 200€ max. While i'm perfectly happy with the sound quality of Hyper X Cloud II, I have always wanted to take the jump to the entry level audiophile gear. So what are the headphones I have looked at so far: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 32 Ohm or 80 Ohm (Still in the process of figuring out whats the difference): There will be no doubts about the comfort of these headphones, being the same style as the Hyper X II. However I heard that these are not so great for gaming? Beyerdynamic DT 990: I said that open headphones were no go, but I have heard these being described as "Semi open" . However, I'm worried about possibility of audio leak to the microphone. Also, they are on the more expensive side considering. Sound would be amazing however. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x: Its really hard to figure out these ones. I have heard that they are very good entry level audiophile headphones, but I have also heard that they are overpriced garbage meant to trap people like me who are considering jump from gaming level, to entry level audiophile. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus: These are very interesting. I heard that they are on par with the ATH-M50x on sound quality, they have that fun bass switch which I think I might need in my life. Comfy factor is also guaranteed by being Beyerdynamics. However, seems like these are quite under the radar headphones? There isn't much talk about these. I wonder whats the reason for that? Hyper X Cloud II or Hyper X Cloud Revolver: What can I say, I know it will work for me 100%. It would be very boring choice, but wouldn't be the wrong one. Some last words: Amps. I don't have one, but in the future, I might consider getting one if the headphones I end up getting will benefit from them. Feel free to suggest me headphones, share thoughts and ideas about the ones I have listed, anything really. Thanks all, I hugely appreciate the help I have gotten from the LTT forums in the past
  12. Hey all, Like a lot of people, i'm planning Mobo, CPU and RAM upgrade, thought not instantly, probably few months down the line. I would be interested to hear what the current landscape looks like when it comes to these parts, and how/if things have changed since around 2013 when I got this build. Edits: If its not fully clear from text above: I'm planning to get all of these new parts at once, some months in future. So first of all, my current specs: Asus Z87-K EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Intel i5-4670K @ 4.00GHz HyperX Savage DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB Samsung 850 EVO 240Gb SSD Windows 10 64bit Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD Seasonic S12 II 520W BRONZE Lets move on the to the questions, shall we: #1: Motherboards Are there any changes aside from socket type I should be worried about? I'm not planning to do anything special with the motherboard. Will probably just leave it be, and maybe few years after the upgrade overclock my CPU, that's it. Are there any new must have new features I should be aware about? I'm *probably* just grabbing some Asus motherboard for my upgrade, something like Asus PRIME B250-PLUS (Because its cheap). #2: RAM DDR4. 16Gb. That's my plan so far. How much should I be concerned about the RAM speed? Or should I be concerned at all. Whats the "Go to gamer RAM" these days. #3: CPU Probably the most important discussion. Ryzen, details are still mostly unknown and hype is strong, really excited to see what comes out of this, but since its not out yet, pretty hard to get reliable stats and opinions, so we shall move onto whats actually out right now: Kaby Lake. While there was understandably salt being thrown around about this CPU line, for me its the most reasonable place to go with my next CPU. So the question I have is the age old "i5 vs i7". For longest time "i5 is good enough for gaming" was thrown around, but now, i'm not so sure. Games such as Witcher 3 benefit from i7's and i7 are becoming the standard in the recommended CPU section of game system requirements. Few months ago I made an thread discussing the bottleneck of my CPU and got some interesting answers regarding the i5 V i7 debate: So, with the new generation of CPU's from intel, does still still hold true: I would see gains from i7 grade CPU on build with GTX 1070. While i7-7700K is 120€ more expensive than i5-7600K, I fear that if I cheap out here, I will run into same bottleneck problems few years down the line, as i'm having now. The idea is to have an upgrade that will last me next 3-5 years, no sweat. Thanks for reading. Feel free to suggest me any parts you think would suit me in this situation. Also, as an reminder: I'm not going to upgrade now. Probably around June, or July, so don't start berating me about not waiting for Ryzen to release ;). I'm in no hurry, I just want to get the feel of the modern CPU,RAM,MOBO landscape.
  13. Hey all, I made a tread yesterday asking advice about if One Plus 2 was a good choice. This thread made my reevaluate my options and I have new list of contenders now. I would appreciate any and all opinions, be it positive or negative. What the phone will be used for: Mostly Reddit and Spotify. A lot of spotify. be it via my crappy earbuds (I'l look into getting better ones) or in the car via AUX. Games, probably not but maybe a little. I've had Sony Xperia SP for two+ years now, and I haven't played a single game with it. I have PC for this purpose Geocaching. I might be jumping around some dank forest now and then, so I'm not sure if I want to get the most expensive item for this because there is a chance that I will break it. I'm looking for a life span of 1.5 - 2 years. Tech moves fast, 300€ phone in two years time will be probably twice as powerful regardless of what I get now. In the end, all of these will be a huge upgrade over my Xperia SP. --- Moto G4 Plus 16GB 2GB RAM at 270€ Very well priced, my ideal budget being around 200€-300€ Its still very new and gets updated. Not too special? Nexus X5 32Gb 2GB RAM at 350€ I absolutely love the design Pure android Seems expensive for what it is Over 20 day wait to get one (Where did all of these phones go?!) One Plus 2 64Gb 4GB RAM at 300€ Looks very "premium" Great specs I hear that the OS isn't the most stable one? One Plus 3 64Gb 6GB RAM at 400€ The flagship, absolutely killer phone. I don't think that I need this much power. The price will hurt. I could, but should I? Also, if you have something to suggest that you think that would fit my needs, do share!