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  1. psychiatrik

    Time for a new build (maybe!)

    Hey thankyou wajubalo, this info in much appreciated. As someone who is pretty out of the loop with new tech, this helps a lot. I'll wait and see what comes in the next couple of months
  2. psychiatrik

    Time for a new build (maybe!)

    Sounds like good advice. With so much news on the horizon, it would probably be wise to wait a bit, and the 1070 is doing fairly well. PSU is an Antec True Power Trio 550W. Thanks for this link as well!! Cool, thanks Dasa, good info there
  3. Hey all - I've just come back from overseas with some left over money to use on a new build, probably as much as $3500. It would really only be for gaming.. Currently I have the following CPU: Intel i5 760 (from a long time ago) Motherboard: Gigabyte P55A - UD3 GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070 GAMING OC RAM: Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB ) DDR3 SSD: Crucial M4 256GB Monitor: Viewsonic VX2778 - SMHD. Case: Corsair Carbide 500r This was the first build I'd put together and was proud to have done so, but I've been exploring pre-built options, which seems to be an unpopular approach, but I wanted to list what I was considering and see what people thought. Here it is! https://evatech.com.au/pcsummary.php?pcid=141260 What intrigues me is the option of going for a 2080 ti for the extra $1. It's Inno3d though and I don't know much about them. Another X factor is the spate of new announcements out of Computex coming out at the moment. I wonder whether it would be worth waiting, but a new build is kinda exciting. I'd welcome any thoughts! P
  4. Hey guys I'm contemplating a move into the world of modding but don't really know how to start. What I really want to do is install a window on one side of my Corsair carbide 500r, clean up the mess of cables inside and set up some purty lights but I don't know whether to skill myself up to do it myself or get someone else to do it. Help!
  5. psychiatrik

    GPU upgrade?

    Right. 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?
  6. psychiatrik

    GPU upgrade?

    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..
  7. psychiatrik

    GPU upgrade?

    Currently running 1680x1050, single monitor. Wont be adding additional monitors anytime soon. Prefer to keep settings higher. Budget is up to 300, maybe 350
  8. psychiatrik

    GPU upgrade?

    Not sure whether this is the right place for this question, and it's rather basic BUT.. I have an old(er) AMD Radeon HD 6900 and am considering an upgrade. Most games run quite well still, but I'm feeling the itch to upgrade. What do you think?
  9. psychiatrik

    Speakers for Gaming

    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!
  10. psychiatrik

    Speakers for Gaming

    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+
  11. psychiatrik

    Speakers for Gaming

    An interesting idea. I hadn't considered this very seriously, partly due to not wanting cables everywhere. Worth a look, perhaps
  12. psychiatrik

    Speakers for Gaming

    I'm not sure what to get. It's been a while and I've had great use out of some Altec Lansing 221s (2.1) but it is now time to upgrade (as I have effectively blown them out!) I have a Xonar Essence STX card. Been looking at the Logitech Z623 2.1 set up, as well as the Audio Engine A2+. What would others suggest?
  13. For the uninitiated what is so special about EVGA?
  14. psychiatrik

    New headphone advice needed

    I just picked up a pair of AD700s for $140 delivered. I love them.
  15. psychiatrik

    New Baldur's Gate

    Could not have said it better myself. However I fear we have seen the best of adventures from fair Faerun, the like of which we shan't see again.