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About Uchuu

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  • CPU
    Intel i7 920 @ 2.67
  • Motherboard
    ASUS P6TD Deluxe
  • RAM
    12GB 3x Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4GB 1600MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte R9 280X OC Windforce rev. 2
  • Case
    ThermalTake Armor+
  • Storage
    Western Digital Caviar Blacks 1-2TB
  • PSU
    Enermax EVO 1250W
  • Display(s)
    ASUS XG27VQ and ASUS VH238H
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12P SE2
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spark
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Altec Lansing 251 5.1 Surround Sound PC Speaker System
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate

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  1. I'm in the process of getting parts together to get a new rig built. Due to the scarcity of some parts, it may be a bit before I can get everything together. I'm looking for case recommendations. Specifically cases that are good for air cooling and have good built in filters that are easy to clean. I have cats so I'd like to try and keep as much dust and hair out the PC as possible. I'd prefer to stick to full tower cases as I'd like ample room to work in and to future proof the case for possible larger GPUs. I do plan on using a Noctua NH-D15, 165mm tall (depending on RAM st
  2. Uchuu

    Stopgap GPU

    Thanks for the all the suggestions, went with an RX 580. Figure I'll either keep it with the old system if I keep using it as a secondary computer when I build a new one or sell it.
  3. Uchuu

    Stopgap GPU

    A GTX 1060 and a RX 580 are very similar in price and benchmarks (https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1060-6GB-vs-AMD-RX-580/3639vs3923). Not that I'd get the full benefit with PCI-E 2.0. Thanks for the possible option. Some aftermarket parts I've gotten over the years are hit or miss with the quality (i.e. DOA) and refunding them can be a pain.
  4. I have a GIGABYTE R9 280X WindForce with the fan bearings starting to fail (increased noise and sometimes at least one of the fans won't spin up or it may come flying off its sleeve bearing). Giving the fan a little kickstart or putting it back on will get it going again for a while. I've had the GPU since 2013, so it's out of warranty. I'll be doing a new build later this year as my current system is now 10 years old. In the meantime, I'm looking for a stopgap GPU that would offer similar or better performance. The area of Canada I'm in doesn't have a good used GPU mar
  5. Loaded up YouTube for the first time today and got the same thing.
  6. I've tried searching for answers to the below question with no avail. 1) When will the Windows 7 Update Servers (the servers that host all the OS updates for Win7) be turned off? i.e. when you install Win7 from its SP1 disc, when will Windows Update either not work or will not be able to download any updates from the server beyond the SP1 package you installed from. 2) As the latest disc/iso version of Win7 is SP1, is there a complete or near complete update package available from somewhere? i.e. instead of having to go through all the downloading of updates and reboo
  7. Would the left-side edge bleed be enough of a concern? Album: https://imgur.com/a/q8o83fp
  8. I just purchased a new monitor, the ASUS XG27VQ, a 27" 1080p 144Hz VA panel, currently running at 120Hz on HDMI since I don't have the required DVI-D cable to run at 144Hz. It is meant to be my primary display until I do a desktop upgrade and get a 1440p display as a primary. It replaces an ASUS VH238H. The VH will become my secondary display, eventually being moved off to something else when I do a full desktop upgrade with the XG being downgraded to secondary at that point. In testing the XG out, the colours look a lot nicer and the blacks a lot deeper. However, when running