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mohawk

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  1. There are many, many threads here on Atomic regarding PSU recommendations. I believe it would be useful to list Atomic’s most recommended PSU’s in one thread. This will be a work in progress and will change as new products hit the market. The list is broken up into 3 categories and will list the PSU name and brand, OEM manufacturer if known, if it is a modular PSU, total amount of the 12v amps combined if available and how many 12v rails it has, links to reviews and starting prices. If a PSU has been tested by Atomic’s extreme Big Willy system it will be noted if it passed or failed. The list will be set out from lowest wattage to highest wattage for ease. All reviews will only come from the following sites as they are the only ones that actually test PSU’s properly; Anandtech, Hardware Secrets, Jonnyguru and Silentpcreview. All prices will be taken from Staticice and will use the lowest advertised price as this is probably the most widely used price search engine used in Australia. All prices are in Australian dollars. Only PSU’s available in Australia will make the list and only those that have been reviewed buy one of the above mentioned sites. Some PSU’s will fall into 2 categories. This is because of the wide variance between end user systems and their needs. Most PSU’s have an UL number. This number will allow you to find out who the OEM manufacturer of a PSU is approx. 95% of the time. To find a UL listing, look for the "Underwriters Recognized" logo (a backwards "R" attached to a "U") and find the "E" plus six digit number underneath it. You can than look this number up on UL's website http://tinyurl.com/ph6gp OEM manufacturer info and UL numbers: CWT = Channel Well Technology. UL# E161451 Enermax = Enermax Technology Corp UL# E134014 Enhance = Enhance Electronics Co Ltd. UL# E166947 FSP = FSP Group Inc. UL # E190414 Seasonic = Seasonic Electronics Co Ltd. UL # E104405 SPI = Sparkle Power International Ltd. UL # E161885 Delta Electronics = Delta Electronics Inc. UL# E131881 & E217431 Lastly I would like to thank tantryl for giving me input and advice on the information contained in the list and helping out with the more eye friendly format.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    No the engine covers are all metal however, the arrow head shaped cover in the middle is a mix of metal and plastic.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    Mate I have always had the need but now I want a more transitional bike that has sporty performance yet has a laid back riding position before I go the full hog and get an Indian Chief in 6 years or so. They are no slouch either. Stock Octanes have 104 hp and 103 Nm (76 ft-lbs) and with the stage 2 and air box the figures pump up to 114 hp and 108 Nm (80 ft-lbs). Not bad for a 249Kg (wet) Yanky V-Twin. Also they are quite nimble and corner much better then you would think. Performance wise the only Harley that has better stock figures is a V-rod however, they cost between $9k to $13k more (depending when the Octane was bought) and weight just over 300Kg's and therefore, end up having a lower power to weight ratio then the Octane. Is it faster then an pure sports bike like an R1 or GSXR-1000? nope but, it is more than fast enough to keep a smile on the dial and never get bored with it! Polaris, Victory's parent company shut them down on the 9th of Jan this year due to a number of reasons however, mismanagement was a big factor behind it and the lack of marketing therefore, low sales. They actually made very good high quality bikes but when upper mangement sucks you end up in the red for the tune of 100 million dollars. What did that mean for buyers, big deals! If I bought the Octane before the shutdown announcement it would have been $21.5K with pipe and box instead, I got it for $16K with pipe and box and also got $800 worth of vinyl wrap thrown in too! It was a deal I just could not pass up especially when put up against the other bikes on my short short. Triumph Bonnie Bobber ($20K), Triumph Thruxton R ($22K), Triumph Street Triple 675 RX ($17K) and the Kawasaki Z900 ($14.5K). The other plus side is that you don't see many Victory's let alone Octanes on the road so it is a little more unique which is the way I like it.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I just bought this brand new Victory Octane with the stage 2 pipes and performance airbox.
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    Atomic Games Workshop Crew

    If you like a nice simple rules set with a small amount of minis in a small play area that can be played in 30 to 60 mins, then this could be for you. The tank stats and movement are abstract however, they do give you the feel of the vehicle without bogging you down in overcomplicated data. I have a group that meets approx once a month and plays boardgames. Of the 4 of us 3 are wargammers from way back and the other has only been a boardgamer. We played tanks one night and our boardgamer friend loved it because to him it felt more like a board game and he was able to pick up the rules in about 5 minutes. Games like this that bridge the gap between wargame and boardgame are very useful in introducing non-wargamers to wargaming.
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    Atomic Games Workshop Crew

    Ok just a tad late! MOAB was great as usual. The thing that stood out the most was how much GW games are dying at least in the tournament scene. Fantasy was non-existent and 40k was just a foot note. The big hitters were Bolt Action, Flames of War and Team Yankee with nice turn outs in the smaller games. I made just over $300 in the buy and sell which was nice and was able to clear out stuff I have not touched in years. All in all another great day out. If you have never been it is well worth a look even if you are not into tourney play you will find a lot of retailers in one spot and meet like minded people.
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    Atomic Games Workshop Crew

    Just getting ready to head off to MOAB. Again I'm not competing however I still enjoy droping in and soaking up all of the wargaming goodness. There is going to be a Tanks demo all weekend which I'm excited about as I would love to see more people get into this great little skirmish game that really is very cheap to get into compared to other games around. Will post a report once I get back.
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    2016 - Upgrade Australia - Sydney

    Damn! Didn't know this was on. Would have loved to have been there. Me so jelly Opy!
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    What are you playing at the moment?

    Picked up Titan Quest Anniversary Edition on sale the other day even though I still have the original disks for TQ and IM. Love it when it first came and out and loving it again now. I was even able to insert an old save game without a problem which was a bonus!
  10. It was a driver issue that did not effect everybody and Nvidia did release a hotfix driver for those effected however, people are saying that they are not having any problems since the release of driver 370.72. When new cards are released there are always some driver problems here and there but once the cards have been out in the wild for a month or 2 things usually get fixed and settle down.
  11. I agree with Master_Scythe about dropping the CPU cooler but for the reason of upgrading the graphic cards. 1) You can always get a CPU cooler later on if you find that you need or want it. 2) The money you save from not getting the CPU cooler now means you can upgrade the GTX 960 to a GTX 1060 3gb or for another $35 more (plus what you would have spend on the cooler) grab a GTX 1060 6gb. Much better option IMO then a cpu cooler at this point.
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    GTX 1080, is it worth $500?

    What is the res of your monitor? I ask because there is no use buying a GTX 1080 if your monitor runs at 1080p as you are just wasting your money when a cheaper card like a 1070 or even a 1060, will be able to perform at the levels you want.
  13. My opinion is that you don't need anymore RAM. 8GB is fine and you would be better served by just saving your money for a better graphics card. This vid is over 3 years however, it is still relevant.
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    What are you playing at the moment?

    I have been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor lately and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
  15. Honestly these days you are just better off going with the best single card you can afford as you will have less hassles. Not all games are optimised for multi-GPU set ups and unless you are running games on a very high res monitor or a decent multi-monitor set up then you really don't get much benefit out of multi-card setups. Just wondering what is the native res of your monitor?
  16. As per the title. https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-bundle
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    What are you playing at the moment?

    I'm going to have to check this out. Thanks for the heads up on this.
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    War Thunder

    I'm waiting for Naval Action to come out of early access before I get it as I am sick of being shafted by early access games. I do play AW here and there and don't mind it but only at small doses. Well WT is now ramping up their sea battles game mode and will soon be in CBT. They are only starting out with small ships to start with and may get into large warships latter.
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    GTX 970 Lawsuit

    Nvidia did not lie about how much ram was on the card at all. i never said they did i said they lied about the specs and they did but it was the first card ever released that only really had less useful\usable ram than advertised which is what made everyone so angry while that part wasnt a straight out lie it is very misleading I was going to write a big reply but then realised that it doesn't matter and I would just be wasting my time and energy on something that I believe was a non-issue since I have been living with a GTX 970 just after release and have never had a single problem with it in any repects.
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    GTX 970 Lawsuit

    so basically windows needs a update to be more compatible with metric measurements? Nvidia did not lie about how much ram was on the card at all. It has 4GB of physical ram on board the card simple as that however, they did not initially explain how it actually worked and that is were the confusion lies. As to the other specs, the majority of people did not even notice that at all as they were so focused on the amount of ram that it pretty much got left to the wayside. As to the HDD size issue, I'm sorry but if RAM manufacturers can build their products using the binary definition of Gigabytes then so should HDD manufacturers too!
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    GTX 970 Lawsuit

    At the moment it is only the US as they are the only ones that filed a lawsuit against them. If the rest of the world get it we will have to wait and see. Also it really was a who ha over nothing. I bought a 970 just after release and have never had a single performance problem with it. It is a bloody good perfroming card. It has 4GB of memory whether or not it is partitioned and whether some of it runs at a slower speed or not. It is still 4GB in total which was what was advertised. Funny how there are not massed lawsuits against hard drive manufacturers in the US over the advertised size on all HDD's and the actual size once installed. Food for thought!
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    Corsair AX1200i

    It's all for epeen mate. You will not need that much power for future proofing as graphics cards are only getting more power efficient. You would be better of upgrading your graphics card to a nice new single fast power efficient card that uses way less power then a single 580 let alone 2 of them and will out perform them too! Have you tried the cards with another PSU? Also there is only one Corsair AX 1200i so I can't understand why they have it listed twice with 2 different prices. Just looks dodgy or lazy to me.
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    What was the first game you ever played?

    Simple for me Pong!
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    What are you playing at the moment?

    ESO is good ... only one one Blueray for me to install but yes massive patches, I dont run premium If I want the dlc I will buy it so that I own it, I did pony up for $15 premium since I was going to grab $15 worth of crowns and it just made sense since you got 1500 crowns anyway and the other bonuses that plus gives you and you can can it before you get billed again which I will be doing.
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    Atomic Games Workshop Crew

    Just got back from the UK where I picked up a copy of Tanks and some Pershings and IS-2's to go with it. It is not available here yet but a mate of mine pre-ordered it from the UK so I had already played it before I went to the UK so knew that I had to get it myself. Good skirmish game that is very easy to learn and pick up however, is hard to master with an underlining complexity that at first glance you don't see.
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