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About Jack0f5pades

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  • Birthday Feb 27, 1994

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Profile Information

  • Location
    East Hill - Jaskon
  • Gender


  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Motherboard
    Asrock B550 Extreme4
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z Neo 3600 CL16
  • GPU
    Zotac Twin Edge 3070
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify S2
  • Storage
    Team MP34 1TB NVME SSD
  • PSU
    Enermax Revolution DF 850w 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Gigabyte G27Q 170hz 27" 1440p Monitor
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Castle 360EX AIO
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K55 RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Harpoon RGB
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  1. I've been having some issues with half life alyx that have been really destroying my enjoyability of the game. It's been leaving me dizzy and nauseous in a way that no other VR game ever has. The list of glitches include having my entire vision turn orange or grey for no reason at random times, and along with this comes my camera being detached from my head position, causing my vision to be stuck in a direction that my head is no longer pointed in, which is very disorienting. Additionally, I occasionally get an instance of severe lag during loading sequences during which one frame of the loadi
  2. Oh. That's actually better of a description than I was hoping to get. Yeah I can definitely live with that, thanks!
  3. I'm gonna rephrase my original question: I want to be able to see my components, and I want to be able to see the RGB. I'm trying to figure out if the tint on the cheaper case is so dark that I won't be able to see them, or if I have to spend the extra money to get the case with the side panel that I'll for sure be able to see everything through.
  4. It's the fractal design meshify S2. the regular glass version is $180 and the tinted version is $110. I can't really get rid of the RGB in my system considering components without lighting in my current rig are very few. I'm looking to upgrade from a meshify C with a regular glass panel into the Meshify S2 for more build space and support for an AIO.
  5. I'm looking to buy a case, and I would prefer the regular tempered glass side panel version, but the tinted tempered glass side panel version is currently on sale for $70 cheaper. Is tint on most cases noticeably dark? If I have a large amount of RGB components in my system, will I still be able to see my internals, or is the tint so dark that I would be better off paying the extra $70 for the regular glass version? I haven't really seen any online comparisons for tinted vs non tinted versions of cases, so I'm not sure how severe the tint is. Any info would help, thanks.
  6. I'm currently running a 4gb RX570 and recently upgrading to a 1440p 170hz monitor. I'm looking to upgrade to a 6800XT but am unsure how much money I should have at the ready for if they come back in stock, and am looking for strategies for picking one up if they happen to appear. Microcenter, where I normally buy hardware, doesn't have any listings on their site at all, so I'm forced to depend on Newegg pricing, all of which is way above MSRP - some entry level cards like the Asus TUF is listed at over $160 more than MSRP, and higher tier cards like the Aorus Master are said to be selling for
  7. I second this. Also keep in mind the extra VRAM of the 6800 might sway you to keep it.
  8. If the thermal paste is that old, then yes, that's most likely the reason for the high temperatures. However, it's not that big of a concern since operating temperatures can reach 100*F before performance is impacted. If you can live with the high temperatures until your new card comes, then that's what I'd recommend doing.
  9. Has the thermal paste on the card been changed recently? Poor thermal conductivity between the heatsink and the GPU die can result in higher temperatures. Also, if it's been used extensively, check and make sure it isn't full of dust, impeding the flow of air through the heatsink, as well as checking to see if both fans are functional.
  10. Okay. I'd say that's a difference that's warranting the $70 increase. I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers that ASRock releases a Challenger Pro model of the 6800XT, and that it only needs 2 8pin power connectors since I only have the two cable extensions. Otherwise I'll have to try and find another custom model that looks as good aesthetically, but the only card I've seen so far that compares is the Strix, which is apparently going to cost as much as a reference 6900XT. Thanks
  11. Full specs are on my profile I'm pretty sure, but the core components are a 3900x, B550 board, and an RX550.
  12. My system specs don't meet the minimum requirements, unfortunately. But it does look interesting. Right now pretty much the only VR game I can play until I get a new card is VRChat.
  13. On flat screen, I play Destiny 2, some bethesda games with tons of mods, other singleplayer games like genshin impact and the tomb raider series. I also do video editing in DaVinci Resolve. In VR I play Half Life Alyx, H3VR, Beat Saber, and some other multiplayer games. I would say if both can hit at least 160fps, and there's less than a 40fps difference between the two, that wouldn't be a difference great enough to warrant the extra $70.
  14. Second try, here we go. Posted about this earlier but it got no responses and I'm still looking for an answer. I play at 1440p 144hz, along with playing VR on a Valve Index at 120hz. I'm trying to figure out if paying the extra $70 for a 6800XT would net me any visible performance gains over the regular 6800. Right now, there's a really nice cooler design I like that only ships on the standard 6800, not the 6800XT, so I'm debating whether or not I actually NEED the extra performance for my use case. Any info is appreciated. Thanks!