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#2160833 i hate bit coins...........

Posted by xenkw0n on 10 July 2017 - 07:43 AM

The prices will come down.  They always do.  It's a bubble.


You're also asking companies to cut profits simply because gamers are getting screwed over right now, which will never happen.

#2160068 No room for heatsink backplate

Posted by xenkw0n on 30 May 2017 - 03:50 AM

I used this kind for my case mod. I kind of preferred it to be non-adhesive but that other stuff looks pretty good too. Either way, if you're going to make some cuts, Braegnok's idea is a good one and hides any uneven / jagged cuts.

These are both non-adhesive. It forms a tight enough grip that it doesn't move and if I ever need to take it off for some reason it's really easy. Figure if it starts to look bad from dust or something.


There's also this type that looks very similar to the kind Braegnok referenced earlier;


#2159545 OGKwon - Chieftec Dragon Modding

Posted by xenkw0n on 20 April 2017 - 10:51 AM

Finding enough time recently to start going down the tedious path of sleeving my cables. At this point I've only done some testing and then finished a Molex cable and PCIe 6-pin extension cable. Using 425 Paracord, working well so far and very happy with the results. I will go into more detail about what I'm trying to do and what I've picked up in the process.



#2159475 Max resolution of 4k tv via HDMI

Posted by xenkw0n on 15 April 2017 - 04:01 PM

While you two  hashing out this puzzle is intellectually stimulating and actually teaching me something, it's kind of irrelevant as I don't want to decrease my res to 720 but was maybe hoping to increase it. So 1440 would be ill advised? Again, doesn't really matter as I don't have that option via HDMI for some reason but was curious.

1440 would not typically look good on a 4k TV if using it as a computer monitor. That's your answer for your current setup - Stick with 1080 until you get a new card. :)

#2159426 4690k to ryzen ?

Posted by xenkw0n on 12 April 2017 - 11:12 AM

You're not going to be lacking any performance for gaming right now.  Like Weeny said, an i7 instead of an i5 would be a nice upgrade but starting fresh will cost much more than any real benefit you'll get from Ryzen (if just gaming).  With your setup I'm not really sure what is driving you to think you need to upgrade.  A 980ti even by itself is still more powerful than even a 1070 and that's still a good enough card even for 1440p gaming.  If you have a 1080p monitor then I really don't understand since you'll probably be fine with your current setup for a few more years.

#2159384 4690k to ryzen ?

Posted by xenkw0n on 10 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

You won't get much benefit from gaming if that's your main focus.  In fact some games might be worse since Ryzen doesn't seem to overclock as high and it's not much better than haswell clock-for-clock.  If you can benefit from the extra threads or other features then sure go for it.  If it's just for gaming, not worth it IMO.

#2159028 Looking for Recommendations on PSU Cable Mods

Posted by xenkw0n on 13 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

You can also just buy extensions for your PCIe and Motherboard cables if you just want to accent them.  Ensourced or Mainframecustom come to mind as some of the higher-quality providers of custom sleeved extensions.

#2156853 Can i rma my Gigabyte 1080 Xtreme ? Minidump on watchdog folder.

Posted by xenkw0n on 09 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Your computer has a virus and if you don't mail it to me you might also catch the virus.  I will allow you to send it to me free of charge but you'll have to pay shipping.