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In Topic: GPU upgrade?

01 April 2017 - 08:29 PM



Today I may have gotten a little carried away and picked up a 1070.


I've now discovered that it requires an 8 pin PCIE power cable, and my dear old Antec Truepower Trio 550W has two 6 pin cables only.


Would it be safe/advisable to grab a dual 6 pin to 8 pin cable, or get an entirely new PSU?

In Topic: GPU upgrade?

30 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for the advice.


I was prompted to consider an upgrade by constant crashes with Grim Dawn. I have reduced the video settings and it appears to be stable now.


Might look at the 1060s..

In Topic: GPU upgrade?

29 March 2017 - 07:35 PM

Currently running 1680x1050, single monitor. Wont be adding additional monitors anytime soon.


Prefer to keep settings higher.


Budget is up to 300, maybe 350

In Topic: Speakers for Gaming

26 December 2016 - 08:59 AM

OOOOOO A2+'s get a good wrap.

I haven't heard them extensively, but the little play time I've had with them was VERY clear.

Though I'm not sure if I'd put them much above the Creative T40 for their extra cost....


If the Rokkit8's are 'close' consider the Rokkit 6's at a little less cost. a 6" cone will still make a hell of a good thump.

Best thing, there's a StoreDJ in most states, so hopefully you're able to go in and listen before you buy :)


Really all a thread like this can do is give you names to check out, reviews are fairly worthless unless you know the person GIVING the review has 'similar ears' when it comes to musical tone.

I'll be interested to hear what you decide on, and how they sound for you :)


Well, it is done! I ended up visiting a couple of DJ stores including StoreDJ which was such a good idea.


The first DJ place I visited showed me the Rokits and a couple of others, including Behringers. The salesperson very quickly dismissed the lot in favour of a 2.1 system waaaaay out of my price-range and completely unsuitable for an apartment. I walked out.


Far too much online research later and I had whittled it down to Audioengine A2s or A5s, Rokit 5 or 6, Swan M200MKIII, and M-Audio Bx5 Carbon. I won't go into all the pros and cons I identified here but speaker footprint was certainly a consideration which meant I was more inclined toward 5 inch monitors.


At StoreDj I heard the M-Audios and Rokits once more, but was also shown the Presonus Eris 5s and good lord to they sound gorgeous! I now have a pair set up and the difference compared to my old Altec Lansings is ridiculous. Hooray for beautiful sound!

In Topic: Speakers for Gaming

21 December 2016 - 02:36 PM

Thank you all for the good suggestions and food for thought. I like the sound (no pun intended) of the Rokkit 8s but they might stretch my budget. Have considered logitech 2.1 speakers (z623) but I do live in an apartment building so I might steer away from a sub. Also, at 200w they do suck a lot of power.

Now considering the audio engine a2+