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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Eviltechie » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:18 pm

Neelpos wrote:scrimping on a motherboard is risky, Tech, they're the nervous system of your build. Do some chipset research at least before you decide on what MoBo you want. Wouldn't want to bottleneck yourself.
I don't necessarily mean the bottom of the barrel, but you can get the H170 chipset instead of the Z170 chipset. H170 tends to run a tad cheaper.

I think there was a BenQ monitor that was the same price/same features, but I've also never had an issue with a Dell monitor.
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Neelpos » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:27 pm

Up to you but I do highly recommend BenQ for anything 144hz.
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Post by Ian7 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:20 am

Neelpos wrote:Up to you but I do highly recommend BenQ for anything 144hz.
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Neelpos » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:58 am

By the way, presidents day sales are going live, so if you want to grab any components you can probably save a few bucks, I know Newegg has some solid stuff getting discounted.
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Post by jermm » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:59 pm

if you're buying a crazy monitor why not go all out

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/ace ... or_z35.htm

obvs bad for "work" but VA panel, 35in, curved, you'll feel the fire in Firewatch.

(though that $5k 30in dell OLED is coming in march...)
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Post by Roughjericho » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:04 am

jermm wrote:if you're buying a crazy monitor why not go all out

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/ace ... or_z35.htm

obvs bad for "work" but VA panel, 35in, curved, you'll feel the fire in Firewatch.

(though that $5k 30in dell OLED is coming in march...)
Let's not get carried away here, Jermm. Techie's money would be better spent with an i7, solely due to holyfuckthat'spricy.

Plus he's already above his initial budget as it is, jesus christ :V
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Eviltechie » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:52 am

I've started ordering parts.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zjGjf7

Thanks to Wells Fargo for flagging my account for fraud.
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Post by Grndslmhttr3 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:38 am

Citizens has never flagged any of my purchases... Not sure if that's a good thing
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Eviltechie » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:56 pm

A bunch of the parts have shown up. At the rate I'm going though it'll be another week before this thing is fully operational.

Video card hasn't shipped yet. There was a problem with my order and they waited a week to tell me.

I ordered a hard drive from amazon. I think the seller was a little on the sketchy side though. They shipped me a consumer drive instead of the enterprise one that I ordered.

Newegg decided to use Fedex to ship, and their lazy asses handed my package off to the postal service, so I expect an extra day or two delay from that now.
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Post by Grndslmhttr3 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:41 pm

That's FedEx SmartPost. It's a cheaper shipping option; UPS offers something similar and I hate them both.
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Eviltechie » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:59 am

Today I received enough parts to have a working computer. Put it together and everything seems fine.

Video card hasn't shown up yet. Integrated graphics are pretty bad for gaming. They seem to be worse than my laptop GPU. My monitor from 2007 isn't helping either.

Audio in CSGO seems to be a little off. Gunshots seem louder and footsteps seem quieter. Everything seems to be panned all the way right or left. It's very disorienting hearing things only on one side.
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by mbaxter » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:14 am

Install the audio drivers for your motherboard and configure your headphones to not be surround sound if they're just stereo.
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Eviltechie » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:08 am

The final bits, my monitor and graphics card came today. Got them setup and everything seems to be working smoothly.

Played a tiny bit of CS:GO before work. It's nice that I can actually see the enemies in place of a blurry smudge.

Still need to order a hard drive, but there's no hurry on that.

I'll post a couple photos tomorrow once I get the rest of my desk back together.
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Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Post by Ian7 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:54 pm

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