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TacticlTwinkie

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About TacticlTwinkie

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    Sass levels are off the charts

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    Surf City, USA
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System

  • CPU
    Intel i7 6700k at 4.6GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170 AR
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengance LPX 2666 DDR4
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1080 Strix
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 570X Mirror Black Edition
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 evo & Western Digital Black 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair HX750 with Phanteks White Cable Extensions
  • Display(s)
    Asus Pb278Q 1440p
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i with Noctua NF-F12's and Corsair LL 120mm fans as intake and rear exhaust
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB with MX Browns
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 and Corsair Scimitar (depending on the game)
  • Sound
    Sennheiser G4ME One and an old Yamaha home theater
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Either continue to use my old GPU. Or if I didn't have an older one to use, honestly I wouldn't even buy pc parts until I could build a complete system. Especially if the CPU I bought didn't have an integrated gpu. If there was an integrated gpu, at least the pc is useable for basic tasks with that. No point in spending the money on pc parts if they're just gonna sit there and collect dust. As much as I would like to upgrade, the current landscape isn't worth my hassle. I'm at the point where I might as well hold out one more generation.
  2. I would use that single fan as an exhaust. But that will result in higher dust build up due to the negative pressure bringing in air through every opening in the case. Not a big deal, just have to clean the system out a little more often.
  3. I'm sure they are at least in discussions with their supplier to have more stock made. They will be back in stock at some point.
  4. GTX 1080 Driver Version: 460.89 (latest available at time of writing)
  5. The UI would be larger at 1080p and smaller at 4k when keeping the same screen size. The problem with Windows UI upscaling is that not all apps work with it, so every so often you will run into a program that is tiny. I have a 13" laptop with a 3200x1800 screen. There are a small handful of programs I run that don't work with it. And on a screen with such a high res and small size, they are unusable. I personally find 1440p at 27" and the UI set at the default 100% to be my favorite. Tons of screen real estate for work and provides a nice sharp experience in games.
  6. Yep, just like said above, cool collectors item, but won't beat a new modern card at the same price.
  7. mATX is a little more niche than standard ATX mid towers. And with that niche-ness the prices increase. Its just not as popular of a configuration unfortunately.
  8. Probably not the most helpful advice, but this is the sort of issue I personally would reformat and reinstall Windows to fix. Hopefully someone else can chime in with more things to try before nuking your OS from orbit.
  9. My roommate and I got these when quarantine started to upgrade our home setups to home offices. They hold my 27" 1440p panels no problem. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081PV6JJY/?coliid=I36DELE599WYZB&colid=1ZBBIHGYIXG5V&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it EDIT: it appears that the price has increased since we purchased these arms. FYI.
  10. Why not try and sell the repaired laptop for a profit and keep the newer, bigger one? Thats what I would do personally.
  11. While a power user might appreciate that feature, the vast majority of people would just leave the switch on. And I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of people who call customer support asking why their machine wont turn on only to find the battery switch turned off. Its just not worth the time and effort to implement.
  12. Buy some cable extensions, something like this: https://www.amazon.com/CableMod-ModFlex-8-pin-PCI-Extension/dp/B077QR27GF/ref=sr_1_5?crid=SSBETC3QL8YB&dchild=1&keywords=cpu+cable+extension&qid=1590962355&sprefix=cpu+cable+ex%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-5 You can also get extensions for your 24 pin power and pci express power so everything matches and looks cool .
  13. I think for non-competative gaming, these newer TV's make a lot of sense. I bet Red Dead Redemption 2 would look absolutely gorgeous on a high end pc and a good oled hdr tv. Lots of games i feel are better experienced on the big screen and these newer tv's are finally giving the no compromises big screen gaming experience. Exciting times.
  14. You could put something like a lamp or plant over there to help fill the space. Its funny I'm sort of the opposite of you. I like having extra open space available. At my office I have half of my L shaped desk pretty much open for when I look at architectual and mechanical/plumbing plans, and that habit spilled over to my home setup.
  15. I would recommend that you spend all that money on a good mouse. Something well made with a good adjustable dpi sensor and is comfortable in your hand. While a "gaming" keyboard is nicer than a basic keyboard, they aren't necessary. A nice mechanical keyboard is a luxury item. A basic membrane keyboard will game just as well as a fancy pants cherry mx rgb keyboard. But I would have a hard time gaming at the same level on a cheap, basic mouse.
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