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post #1936 of 9059
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I remember the old SKT1366 i7s I used to run a 4.2GHz i7 950. Great chip, although it was hot. That said, it doesn't match too well to overclocked K series SB or newer with my i7 950 being roughly equivalent to a 4.5GHz i5 2500K. I swapped it out for SB when the mobo failed and Asus wanted me to send it to fekking Taiwan(from the UK) for RMA.

 

I used to have the Solo 6c. Wasn't overly disappointed by the sound for £60, but they failed in about 3 days... My current speakers are much more durable and sound far superior, even if they don't look as nice.

 

Rest of the setup seems sweet. What's the rig with the TV for? Media or extra gaming, it's a bit overkill for just a HTPC.

Seems like you got some bad luck with all those failed gears. :( what is your current speakers? by the way, the solo 7c has much warmer sound and wider soundstage. they also has to be far from each other as they are almost floor speakers.

About the media computer, you could call it HTPC+. it has some gaming abilities just in case (I've got this nice 6790 for almost about 50$ back then. I was working for a hardware website as reviews writer, and this one wasn't on use anymore after some reviews). it's kind of nice to play to a large tv screen with a gamepad. although the card starts to stutter a little. I thought of getting another 6790 (must be very cheap now). CF of two must give performance simillar to one 7870\660 and sometimes 7950.


Edited by Rayz - 6/3/13 at 8:43pm
post #1937 of 9059
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Seems like you got some bad luck with all those failed gears. :( what is your current speakers? by the way, the solo 7c has much warmer sound and wider soundstage. they also has to be far from each other as they are almost floor speakers.

About the media computer, you could call it HTPC+. it has some gaming abilities just in case (I've got this nice 6790 for almost about 50$ back then. I was working for a hardware website as reviews writer, and this one wasn't on use anymore after some reviews). it's kind of nice to play to a large tv screen with a gamepad. although the card starts to stutter a little. I thought of getting another 6790 (must be very cheap now). CF of two must give performance similar to one 7870\660 and sometimes 7950.

Pair of Truth B2030A monitors. My full specs and schit are in my profile.


Sounds like a fun job. I'd love to do that, perhaps part time though.

post #1938 of 9059

It wasn't this fun. it was in the beggining, but then I got to review only computer cases (and sometime some headset, which was the intersting part) and it was crap, mostly.

post #1939 of 9059
Originally Posted by Rayz View Post

Main SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB SATA3

 

You're on borrowed time. =/

 

Two of my friends' Vertex 3 have died on them in about 6 months after purchase.

 

Backup backup backup!

post #1940 of 9059

New monitor time?

 

Asus 4K, 31.5" screen.

 

I'm still hoping for 16:10 4K screens.

post #1941 of 9059
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ENB is so awkward to get right. There should be a easy switcher for various different environment profiles.

I think this setting overdoes the chromatic aberration...

 

There are several good ENB profile  managers out there ... I use one that stores 4 profiles and I love it but I'm at work and can't remember the name of it ... saves my life, though cause it's allowed me to finally find settings that I dig.

 

Anyway, here's another decent one that looks even more capable than the one I use (which is a bit more simplified): http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/24402/?

 

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BTW: here's some screens of my current ENB settings in Skyrim:

 

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I play at 2560x1440 and keep AA turned off. Ultra settings ... jaggies are much more evident when viewing the screenshots than when viewing actual game play on the monitor ...

 

That particular ENB works well for me (no depth of field cause it doesn't do anything for me, personally) ...

 

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But check out that above linked ENB manager ... simplifies things greatly.

 

Best.

post #1942 of 9059
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your screens make me a jelly panda
post #1943 of 9059
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Originally Posted by deadlylover View Post

 

You're on borrowed time. =/

 

Two of my friends' Vertex 3 have died on them in about 6 months after purchase.

 

Backup backup backup!

Well you are only partially correct.
The first OCZ V3 were very problematic and had to be updated to a fixed firmware as soon as possible otherwise they will be dead in about some months. the updated firmware fixes that all, and that was the first thing I did when I got this one. 
This baby is running for a year already and stable as rock.

post #1944 of 9059
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New monitor time?

 

Asus 4K, 31.5" screen.

 

I'm still hoping for 16:10 4K screens.

Wow that looks sweet, I've been hoping that companies would start to upgrade from 1080p.  With retina resolutions becoming so mainstream in tablets and laptops I'm really hoping that desktops get an upgrade soon too.

On the other hand though, a lot of the newer games out there are a lot more power hungry than I originally thought.  I doubt you'd be able to play any of the newer games maxed with 60fps on any single gpu at the moment, even with AA turned down.  I think we're going to need a gen or two of newer cards before 4k becomes reasonable to the average consumer.

post #1945 of 9059

It´s going to be SLI territory. 4K is an insane demand compared to 1080p. Look at just how much performance you loose by running active 3D and then the two images are identical. But you can say that is similar to 2K.

 

Just ordered new parts. My Core 2 Duo is not cutting it anymore or so I hope. I have problems getting smooth framerates in rFactor 2. Otherwise I have not found anything I couldn´t run on high to max settings on my Core 2 Duo oc to 3,4 (used to go 3,6 but not any longer), GTX 580 and 4 gig RAM.

 

As I am an old enthusiast I went totally nuts and got a Asus Z87-Pro/Intel I7 4770K and some 16! gb of Corsair Vengeance Pro. I am well awhare of particularly since I am overclocking on a custom high end swiftech setup I could get 99 % of the performance out of a lower rated K processor, Z-87-A and 4 GIG of ram for like half the cost or something :p

post #1946 of 9059

I remember other SSD Brands dying due to faulty sandforce firmware, OCZ has been taking too much heat imo.

 

If it weren't for OCZ pushing out consumer friendly prices we would likely be paying the additional premiums.  Not to mention they are on the verge of bankruptcy due to a pricing error and several thousand slickdealers lol...

 

OCZ Agility 3 128GB on fixed firmware, not one BSOD since!

post #1947 of 9059

I'll never understand why OCZ moved out of the RAM market.

post #1948 of 9059

Looks like Haswell is going to need delidding and new TIM for decent overclock temperatures:

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2013/06/06/haswell-heat/1

 

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According to PC Pro, manufacturers who produce pre-overclocked gaming systems have found that the retail chips they've just received are only hitting speeds of 4.2GHz to 4.4GHz stably compared to up to 4.8GHz with pre-production engineering samples.
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Another manufacturer claims that retail Haswell parts are proving too hot to handle, stating that even while running at stock speeds the chips reach higher temperatures than the pre-production engineering samples - by around 15 degrees Celsius, according to the unnamed company's tests - or even the retail models of Intel's last-generation Ivy Bridge chips.
post #1949 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Looks like Haswell is going to need delidding and new TIM for decent overclock temperatures:

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2013/06/06/haswell-heat/1

 

One of the costs for bleeding edge tech, not to mention the $$$ lol.

post #1950 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

One of the costs for bleeding edge tech, not to mention the $$$ lol.

Indeed.  I tend to wait until the second generation of a new socket type so that it gives them a chance to work out the kinks.  

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