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About Zahkyto

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  1. Corsair 600T is a really nice case.
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    GPU Upgrading Advice / Help

    New AMD cards, that along with the hype around Intel weighing into the market, theres a lot just around the corner that could really shake things up.
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    Should I use an RGB Splitter

    Can I split 3 fans on my MSI RGB header? I'm looking at buying 3 Coolermaster 140mm RGB fans and I've seen a Coolermaster 1 - 3 RGB splitter but not sure if its going to put too much load on the RGB header. My Motherboard is an MSI and says it can do 2 meters continuous 5050 RGB LED Strips with maximum power rating of 3A, 12V. Which I think comes to about 36W. I can't find any info on the power draw of the fans and not sure if the fact they are fans and not 2 meters of continuous LED strips has any effect on this. Just hoping someone who has a decent RGB setup might be able to offer some advise as its something that just leaves me horrible confused, I have to say the whole RGB thing seems like a right mess with all sorts of different software and brands of products that can't talk to each other.
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    Bigger case

    I did but the ATX ones look expensive, I'm really hoping to get something good value here as its a bit of an unexpected hit after buying the other parts already. - Its my fault for buying larger RAM and Graphics Card, I didn't even think to check if it would fit.
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    Bigger case

    I have been trying to put together a new system which doesn't seem to fit in the case I have, the Corsair H100i collides with the RAM which is Corsair Dominator RGB Ram, the case is a Corsair Carbide 400C - I guess brand doesn't mean anything for compatibility if the measurements are not right. The reality here is it will not fit in this case, it cannot go in the front as the Graphics Card is too long and the only way I can wedge it into the top is to make new holes nearer the edge of the case, then put the radiator in the case, and the two fans on top - I'm not willing to do this. So I'm just after some advise on a reasonably priced case that has a lot of headroom above the motherboard, the only ones I'm finding so far are huge full towers, does anyone know of a lower priced, mid case with more space than normal above the motherboard?
  6. So I'm in a bit of a dilemma... I'm thinking of upgrading my computer, which really is on its last legs has an Intel i7 4770K, I remember getting it just after the 4770K came out which I'm guessing puts the heart of the machine at around 5-6 years old, and while the rest of the machine is falling apart and has had upgrades/replacements over the years the Intel i7 has always worked flawlessly. So now I've decided to replace the lot it would make sense to go with another Intel processor. Well thats where the issue comes in, I've always liked AMD machines, and although I've been using Intel on my last few computers, the AMD lineup really does look more appealing this time around. So I'm just checking if theres anyone out there who has switched sides when it comes to their preffered choice? and if theres any pros and cons to switching from Intel to AMD.
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    Terrible screen, how to ease the pain

    Tbh I think it is the model itself, having looked online a bit there's a few comments on how poor the display is, its a shame as otherwise its a solid laptop. The issue with a docking station/monitor is I use a decent desktop most of the time, only really use this when I'm away from that. I know a lot of cheapo tn panels that have glass actually don't look too bad because the glass helps or something (I don't really know how that works) was kinda hoping there was some kind of film or something out there I could stick on that would somehow improve the panel but I'm yet to find it.
  8. So I'm not going to name and shame the brand and to be fair in every other way this laptop I have is absolutely fine, except for one thing (and I specifically checked in the store) the screen looked fine on the display model... But now I got my own version of this super "gaming" laptop home I noticed something, the screen is awful, its worse than awful, its a 15" laptop and the viewing angle is so bad either the top or the bottom and even the edges is going all funny and no matter how I position myself in front of it. How on earth is that even possible. So I'm assuming just replacing the screen is not an option as this model clearly just has a terrible display, so what can I do? wondering if anyone know if theres anything out there that can ease the pain of frankly appalling viewing angles.
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    Separated Jacks on Laptop

    Unfortunately its the way its all going, they seem to remove more and more from devices making them slimmer and slimmer, but at the expense of the user who has to carry around loads of accessories. From what I've seen I think some of the MSI laptops still have both, Check out some of the custom laptops built by PC component shops too, the cases they use may still have both.
  10. Not really a huge issue here but my motherboard which is a Maximus VII Ranger hasn't had a BIOs update since 2015, figured it was done, out of support and never to be updated again. Theres suddenly a Beta BIOs version on the ASUS site, no explanation of why that I can find, just says its a Beta BIOS. Suppose my two questions if anyone happens to have found the answer for the first one at least would be. Anyone know why ASUS are pushing updates out to such an old Motherboard? Would you trust a Beta BIOS update?
  11. Thanks for the replies and advice, I think I'm just going to stick with what I've got for the immediate future with the thought of potentially upgrading the graphics card in the near future. I would like to see if Nvidia do come out with anything new and by the time they do I can put aside some extra money and go for a better one perhaps.
  12. Maybe its sensible to just save up get whatever the new version of the 1080ti is when they come out. Current system is not exactly deal breaking, its just starting to lag behind a little on new games and I have the opportunity to do something about it.
  13. This is exactly why I've sat on the system I've got for so long, besides a few minor issues it just works and feels just as capable as much newer hardware, it doesn't feel like anything new would be a huge jump. if I go for the GPU now will I notice the difference if I was to upgrade to one of the new Intel CPUs a few months down the line or is the difference really not large enough to warrant the extra costs? To be honest its stock clocked at the moment so there is room for improvement there as far as performance goes. I didn't think so it looked more like a product from the higher end chipset, if an I5 does the job then I'd be tempted by one, but I do like having a bit of futureproofing/versitility.
  14. Not really paid too much attention to the PC market for a few years, didn't really think I had to as what I've got worked fine and nothing coming out really made an upgrade worthwhile. I've hit a point where I'd like to start upgrading my rig as I am having to dial it back a little in some of the newer titles, current specs are as follows. Intel Core I7 4770K 16GB Hyper X DDR3 RAM ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Motherboard Nvidia GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card. I don't want to do everything in one go as its simply too expensive but from what I can tell its pretty much a case of all the above excluding the graphics card, or just replace the graphics card. Just after some opinions on which way round to upgrade, and which path would see the bigger benefit straight away. Was thinking of going for the following eventually Torn between the I5 8600K and the 8700K, frankly I think both would be an improvement and as the I5 is a 6 core and I don't do a huge amount of CPU intensive stuff might just go for that. Really not sure on graphics cards, I like the idea of an AMD card but don't understand their product line or where it matches competing Nvidia cards, thats drawing me to the 1070.
  15. You'd love my PC then, I7 4770K and a single GTX970, PSU is an Enermax Revolution 87+ 1000W. In my defence that PSU originally had a much more power hungry purpose, and when this machine went together it was all that I had.