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  1. Ah I see. Yea, after doing some more research, I think I like the Phanteks the best out of the three. Found two cheaper options that seem ok - the MSI MAG Forge 100R and the Deepcool Matrexx 50 ADD-RGB. I am a bit dubious on them as I haven't found any reliable info yet (and I've gotten the impression that msi cases leave alot to be desired), if anyone has any experience with either.
  2. I see everyone has been avoiding that, any reason why?
  3. Unfortunatly I can't get those where I live.
  4. Should I not? I've always thought a cheap case would be a bad idea. Incase you missed it, those prices are NZD btw. Cheapest case I could get would be around $90 NZD with no fans.
  5. Currently getting a budget build done and am trying to decide on which to get between these mid-tower cases: Phanteks Eclipse P360A ($140 NZD) Corsair Carbide 275R Airflow Tempered Glass ($150 NZD) Lian-Li Lancool II Mesh RGB Tempered Glass ($180 NZD) I've pushed my budget pretty tight and would like to get away with only using the stock coolers. My focus is on quiet (and easy to clean). Personally, I'm leaning towards the corsair carbide, would love opinions/experience.
  6. Alright. From what I can gather, it's not really worth waiting on DDR5, now I just need to have a think on weather its really worth it to build new or fix up my old system. I sent the same question about the ram back to them before I posted on here, they offered me G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 instead for no price difference. From what I can gather theres not much difference, but I'll take opinions.
  7. Its sort of up in the air, even though I'm pretty sure I have a PSU thats going bad, I'm not fully certain thats the problem. Its possible I could chance it and wait and be able to upgrade later without issue and sell my old system then, or it could go wrong. Or I could just get it looked at/replaced. I realize this is probably a hard question to really answer, but is it likely I could get a similar powered build and price when ddr5 is a thing?
  8. So there would be nothing wrong with that ram then? And it should be quiet? I just talked to a friend of mine about it, is it worth waiting for DD5 to be a thing, or not really?
  9. Budget (including currency): $1400-1600 NZD Country: New Zealand Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Web browsing, watching video/streams, some gaming, will be on 24/7, 365. Used to game mostly on PC but have decided to mostly use consoles where I can, would still like my PC to be decent for when its infeasible or more convenient than a console. Other details: My current system serves me well (its an i5-4670k and has an RTX 2070 in it which I will just be swapping into the new build), but its fairly old, and I believe the PSU is failing. I
  10. Hey everyone. I've got a fairly old pc (about 7 or 8 years) and I've got a problem where when I turn the system off, it won't turn back on again unless its been unplugged for about half an hour or more.. It's happened twice now, tonight after I updated and shutdown the pc, and once just over a year ago where I can't remember exactly what happened, but I think it powered off unexpectedly and I guess I incorrectly thought that a new lighting strip that I had plugged into it (for a shelf) had shorted something. I've tested the power cord/power strip/wall socket, all are fine
  11. How was the screen by the way? Was it a good brightness? I'm looking at maybe getting this or a yoga 6, which is alot cheaper but the screen was both rather dim and highly reflective, which I didn't like at all... unfortunatly there is no where around here that has a rog flow that I can see in person. Oh, one other thing, I know the main charging port is the usb-c on the right side, but do you know if youre also able to charge directly from the usb-c on the left side thats in the xg port with the normal charging cable? I've seen conflicting reports, I know it powers from
  12. How silent or loud does this run when doing simple stuff like browsing/streaming (or playing low impact games like mtg arena, if you've done any of that)? Also same question, but for how hot the bottom gets sitting in your lap. Any issues cropped up since you last posted, or has it been running smooth?
  13. Well there is another sale going. I can get the Envy x360 Ryzen 7 3700u 16gb for a pretty decent price. Also found a place that actually has a few Envy x360 Ryzen 5 4500u 8gb for $140USD more expensive.. Price is a little bit of a concern for me, how much worth it is the 4000 R5 with less ram over the 3000 R7 model for that much extra?
  14. Almost every review and firsthand account I've come across complains about the fans. For the current 4000 models and all the previous 3000 and 2000 ones as well. Is this not the case in your experience?
  15. I really want to get an Envy, but every where I look all I hear is that its fans are awful and runs really hot. General claims of them being loud and running constantly, really made me sheepish about getting one.