Sherdog PC Build/Buy Thread, v6: My Power Supply Burned Down My House | Page 39

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  1. Joe_Armstrong Starfleet Belt

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    It's unorthodox to pick a AMD processor but not bad.
    I wonder how they will perform, the AMD 1600X is a recent one right ?
     
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    I looked it up and it come out in March, so pretty recent. It looks to have a similar performance to the i5 7600k.
     
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  3. jefferz Gold Belt

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    Everything looks great, I would take a look at a different cpu cooler though. There's better options out there for the money.
    The Cryorig H7 is in that price range and will perform better than the D92.
    www.amazon.com/CRYORIG-Tower-Cooler-Intel-CPUs/dp/B00S7YA5FQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1504294109&sr=1-4&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011
     
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    You have to get a free kit from Cryorig, but it is compatible.
    http://www.cryorig.com/news.php?id=69
     
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    Oooh, and they don't even charge you shipping. Cool, thanks.
     
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  7. Madmick Stop Spoiling My TV Life (it's the one I like)

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    Posted this in the Ryzen thread. Figured it was a bookmark many in here would appreciate if they didn't see it over there:
     
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    Monitor brahs, I need your help. I'm looking for something cheap for a sim rig screen backup.

    A local guy is selling a 34" LG Ultra wide 75hz FreeSync model #34UM60-P for $225.
    specs are:
    PICTURE QUALITY
    Screen Size 34"
    Panel Type IPS
    Color Gamut (CIE1931) sRBG over 99%
    Color Depth(Number of Colors) 8bits (6bit+FRC), 16.7M
    Pixel Pitch(mm) 0.312 x 0.310
    Response Time 5ms
    Refresh Rate 75 Hz
    Aspect Ratio 21:9
    Resolution 2560 x 1080
    Brightness(Typ.) 300nits


    He also has a 25" LG Ultra Wide 75hz model #25UM58-P for $130
    specs are:
    PANEL SPECIFICATIONS
    Screen Size Class (diagonal) 25"
    Panel Type IPS
    Color Gamut (CIE1931) sRGB over 99%
    Color Depth (Number of Colors) 8bits, 16.7M
    Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.2286mm x 0.2286mm
    Response Time 5ms GTG
    Resolution 2560 x 1080


    yea or nay on either?
     
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  9. Madmick Stop Spoiling My TV Life (it's the one I like)

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    That 34" monitor seems like a fantastic deal (~$80 off Amazon price), but I'm also someone who isn't interested by monitors under 27". This review is of the smaller model, but I'll assume they both perform similarly:
    https://www.monitornerds.com/lg-25um58-p-review-cheap-ultra-wide-dual-monitor-alternative/
    According to the review, it did not disappoint; it performed to the specifications named.The smaller model is only $27 below the "New" price on Amazon, and only $50 off MSRP. Not exactly screaming.

    The poor 3.5* rating for the larger model on Amazon is clearly the result of disappointment from misadvertisement; almost all of the 1-star reviews dragging it down are from buyers disgusted with the lack of a true edge-to-edge display. Has nothing to do with the monitor itself.
     
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    Thanks for the help, I'm completely lost when it comes to monitors besides resolution and refresh rates. I'm trying to talk him down to $200 on the 34". I've seen the youtube videos to test out monitors, besides that is there anything else I need to look for when buying used?
    His reason for getting rid of it is the same as those poor reviews, he didn't like the bezel.

    edit: Best Buy has the 29" version on sale for $230 atm. I'm leaning towards that direction
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-29-...wide-freesync-monitor/5770301.p?skuId=5770301
     
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    ehh i dont really dig the 1080p for sims. i guess im anal since i moved on from 1080p (what kind of sims)
     
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    I just picked up an i5-2500k for $45. Now to find a video card.

    @GhostZ06 My main screen for the sim racing setup will be a Rift. I just want something to put on the rig in front of me to use to navigate the OS and the occasional non headset gaming.
     
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    All these led's on the motherboard and videocard : Asus strix.
    Do you guys care about that stuff ?
    I read they stay on when the PC is off, or you have to switch off in the bios

     
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    I hate rgb with a passion but it has its uses.
    I have a gigabyte board and gpu. I have the lights set to off until the CPU gets to 60 degrees, then the lights come on and turns green, yellow at 70, red at 80.
    I dint remember who makes them, but there's a really neat fan that makes a pinwheel of colors. Thermaltake Ring maybe?
     
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    Any sherbros have advice on free software with no spyware that monitors cpu, gpu temperature etc?

    Or is there something already in windows 10 that has that?
     
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    Are you wanting something that warns you when temperatures get to high or just something to look at every once in awhile?
    NZXT's Cam will monitor your cpu/gpu temps. You can also set it display them in your games.
    https://camwebapp.com/
     
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    Thanks. Both really. I like to think I don't have temperature issues, but I like to see. I have a dual monitor set up (use x34 for games but have a secondary monitor that usually has youtube going). Guess I could put that app on the second monitor while gaming to make sure things are hunky-dory.

    Thanks again.
     
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    No problem, I'm glad I could help. If you want to monitor other stuff like vCore voltage and such, there's other programs like CPU-Z.
    The software that came with your motherboard should have a program to warn you when the temps get to high. Some bios have settings to where it will shut your whole system down if it hits a certain temp.
     
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    I added some cable extensions to my system. They didn't include any combs for the video card, or any 8 slot combs. I got away with two 6's on the mobo 8 pin but it didn't turn out well for the video card. I still have some tidying up to do and try to figure out a way to sleeve or color the pig tail of the rgb header.
    I'm not happy with the rgb header placement either, but I can't figure out any other way. There's no room between the case and power supply to run it. I may end up drilling a hole so I can run the header under the PSU.
    [​IMG]
     
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