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  1. AMD RX 600 Series GPU Project “Zen” Detailed – Radeon on Steroids to Amp Clock Speeds & Efficiency AMD Navi GPU to Offer GTX 1080 Class Performance at ~$250 Report Claims, Nextgen Architecture is The “Zen” of GPUs AMD X470 Motherboards Roundup Feat. ASRock, ASUS, AORUS, MSI, Biostar – Designed For Ryzen Refresh
  2. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3DMark Benchmarks Leaked, 18% Faster vs 1700X & 11% Faster vs 1800X "It effectively replaces both the Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X by delivering higher performance than the 1800X at a price cheaper than the 1700X." related article: AMD Ryzen 2700/X & 2600/X Listed Online, Specs & Prices Confirmed – Launching April 19
  3. Mates, My voice attack seems to have shit the bed and cannot activate the M$ speech recognition even though I can use the speech recognition for other things without VA running. VA won't launch at all because it says: "VoiceAttack - Windows Speech Recognition Engine Error An error has occured while trying to initialize the speech recognition engine VoiceAttack will now close" any help will be appreciated. (and yes, "run as administrator" is selected) The app ran last month. But not after downloading the new beta.
  4. Report from the [H] here: https://www.hardocp.com/article/2018/03/08/geforce_partner_program_impacts_consumer_choice Over the years, AMD fanbois have accused me of ignoring Nvidia's supposed anti-competitive practices. The thing is, when I looked into them, they were referencing AMD-slanted web sites with not-even conspiracy-theory rated "evidence". There was no truth to it, they were either citing perfectly legal practices as illegal or citing what is now known as "fake news"... stuff someone made up. This time, Nvidia appears to be pulling an Intel or Microsoft. An actual anti-competitive practice that the courts have proven won't end well (although to be fair, Microsoft and Intel are doing just fine today). I think an up-welling of moral outrage is justified. Its a shame that AMD doesn't have a viable GPU competitor to the GTX 1080, or better yet, its followup due at the end of the year (because that's the likely timeframe of my next upgrade).
  5. https://virpil.com/en/shop/grips/vpc-constellation-delta-vpc Just saw this bad boy show up, its ambidextrous so would make for a great HOSAS item, too. I don't have any peripherals beyond a keyboard/mouse yet, so with the scroll wheel and analog stick on the stick it could work as a 1 unit solution. Has anyone tried a joystick and mouse for gimball aiming in SC?
  6. Ongoing Discussion Saitek x55 and x56

    Anyone know what's going on with those 2 hotas? My x52 broke and was looking for a replacement/step up. None of my local store have it in stock and Best buy Fry have it listed D clearance, but both was out of stock also....
  7. AMD Ryzen 5 2400G CPU and Gaming Benchmarked on Livestream It appears that the Ryzen 5 2400G actually ships with the Wraith Stealth (a 65w cooler) despite being communicated that it would be shipping with a 95w cooler (Wraith Spire) (gremlich note: this seems odd)
  8. Ongoing Discussion BFGD 65"

    Since nivida and asus they anouced the BFGD 65 " waiting on the price.....range . Hoping it's 1600 2200 usd only.
  9. That what it sounds like --> AMD All But Relinquishes High-End Desktop Graphics In 2018
  10. If you like many are in the process of building a machine powerful enought to play Star Citizen, and require build guidance. This page may help you choosing the right hardware to give you a decent and enjoyable experience in the PU going forward. As time goes forward i'll update this post with current and new specs as time pass's. CPU 8 Core+ With the latest open dev interview at Citizencon, we have word from the horse's mouth (CIG graphics engineering dev), that this game will indeed favour Threads > IPC. Meaning a CPU with more cores will in general give you better performance. "Multicore is the key though, going wide (more threads) is the direction we're going, it's where everyone is going like high end I7's and I9's there's plenty of bandwidth there". Currently people on 3.0 are reporting that 4C/4T CPUs are struggling with the 3.0 PTU, so suggesting an I5 is foolheartedly at this point in time. It's hard to even recommend a 6 core with Hyperthreading from both vendors, simply because the industry standard in 2018 will be 8 cores and 16 threads. Mainly thanks to Intel releasing there Z390 boards 1st half of 2018 with support for 8 core CPU's. As Well as Ryzen and which there new refresh that's scheduled to release around Feb 2018. Be careful if you are considering a Z370 motherboard! As this is more than likely a dead end platform much like the Kabylake Z270's just after 6 months. As they are not supported on Coffee lake hardware (considering they technically should be by an ASUS dev interview), as Z390 is designed for 8 cores, so you can realistically bet that your Z370 motherboard won't support the 8 core later on, if history is anything to go by. Ram 16gigs+ (32gigs if possible) 3.0 is capable of chewing a heavy 12.5 - 15.5 gigs of volatile ram; (partly due to optimization needed on the higher side of the memory limits shown, aka memory leakage). This will only go up as we get closer to launch of the Beta, and 16gigs is soon becoming the limiting factor not too far off. As we'll start seeing more assets and features being introduced into the game, which will reduce memory bandwidth. Don't forget alot of back ground process's use up ram aswell, so having to close down web browser tabs and other programs might be a common annoyance for people opperating with 16gigs. This could change with optimization but by how much is unknown so deside at your own discretion! Motherboard When it comes to motherboards (in general) and CPU overclocking, the rule of thumb is not to cheap out. A good power delivery equates to a better and more stable overclock. A Lot of board manufactures cheap out on PCB components, resulting in poor quality boards. My personal advice would be to research your boards in your given price range, to get your best bang for buck. But considering this is going to be a build for Star Citizen, you'll want to have something decent that will last you awhile, as Overclocking these days is so incredibly simple and very safe from the times of the past, so there's no reason you shouldn't have even a small overclock. A good Example of what boards may suit people in a given price range; (look up relative board types depending on our build or vendor "Intel / AMD", / Enthusiast / Workstation, (Z390-AM4 / X299-Thread-Ripper) . GPU While graphics is one of the most expensive parts of the build, it’s generally deemed not as high on the priority list over CPU and Motherboard. This is generally because GPU’s 'had' a shorter life span over the rest of the system. This is changing mainly due to the price gouging both vendors are doing mainly for two reasons. (1) lack of competition on the high end. Nvidia can price whatever they like, because they know the majority customers will buy their products. $3000 Titan V over last gens Titan Xp $1200 for over double the price? You'd expect double the performance in both applications and gaming. But realistically it will be only a 15% increase. (2) Cryptocurrency mining. AMD’s cards are very good workstation cards that are excellent at mining, as Vega GPU are basically cut down deep learning cards and rebranded gaming GPU's; (Which is why their gaming performance is pants over Nvidia). This is why theres both a shortage of GPU's and a price hike aswell. Much Like Motherboards some vendors cheap out on components. I would avoid powercolor for example as they are repeat offenders when it comes to this practise. Youtube break down videos from tech outlets like Buildzoid are the places to go to, apon looking for a decent built GPU. 4k Max -1080TI / Titan (pascal)+ 4k - 1080 / Vega 64 Ultrawide 3440x1440 - 1080 / 1070TI / Vega 64 / 56 2k / 1440p Max or high refresh rate - 1070 / Vega 56 Ultrawide 2560x1080 - Rx580 / 1070 1440p 60-100 FPS - RX580 1080p - RX580 / 1060 (6gig) 8 gig Vram minimum on the GPU would be a wise and safer bet. PSU is the beating heart of a PC system. Buying a high grade “gold plus” is sensible as a poor grade PSU’s can and will destroy any if all of your components if they fail. Good top quality brands are Superflower and Corsair and EVGA. Superflower are one of the best OEM's for power supplies on the market. They make the highest quality power supplies. The EVGA G2 and G3 are based on Super Flower's Leadex Gold platform. Base Level: Between 80% and 82%. Bronze: Between 83% and 85%. Silver: Between 85% and 88%. Gold: Between 88% and 92%. Platinum: Between 92% and 94%. Titanium: The highest 80 PLUS rating; any power supply that operates at 95% or above efficiency. Case the golden rule is air flow. While some may look amazing like the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass it suffers with very poor air flow. Whereas something like the Anidees AI-Crystal has both looks and great airflow. Make sure your case supports the motherboard size of your choosing also! Storage, it goes without saying that Flash memory is far superior to HDD’s in terms of read writes and load times. So having your OS on 250GB SSD Drive, and having SC on another 250GB SSD would be ideal for headroom later on, depending on expansions and additional content. Having a big HDD (2TB) for random files and photos is a good idea as well.
  11. Just received a K95 Platinum keyboard from Amazon today, and figured I would write a short comparison review verses each keyboard if anyone else was considering getting either one. Logitech G910 Orion Spark Pros: - Amazing feeling when actuating the key - LED's are bright and uniform across the board - Feels like good quality, sturdy keyboard that will last a long time Cons: - The key caps cut shape takes some getting used to. Shouldn't have to spend another $30-$40 for normal keycaps, should be included. - The keys are too close together, and often have words that lookjn klikew thjisa - The LED RGB software is basic and leaves the user feeling bland. It's too simple, and you can't combine profile's or do whatever you like with the RGB. Some parts of the keyboard such as the M1-MR keys don't change colors, and your media keys are also a static baby blue color. Also, the colors aren't exactly right. The red is like a very dark orange and the white isn't a true white, it definitely has a noticeable blue. - The wrist rest leaves you wanting more, it's too sloped for comfortable typing and there is no option for a cushioned attachable pad The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is a decent keyboard for gaming, but the constant backspacing and having to type on the less than ideal wrist rest is not ideal for a keyboard trying to be the "top dog". I do have to say that while it does have those faults, it's an amazing feeling to actually type on. I just don't believe enough R&D went into this product, and I cannot recommend this to someone wanting an end all keyboard for gaming and general everyday use. Rate it 7/10. While it does have its faults, it is still a great looking keyboard and the keys do feel great to type on, but falls short on ergonomics, software and presentation. Let me just add that while trying to uninstall the most recent Logitech software, I started to immediately experience BSOD crashes and it said error "LGBusEnum.sys". Upon some research, it's a known issue even through several recent versions of the software. The only way to fix it is to go back to an earlier version of Windows before installing and do a System Restore, then go into Device Manager and disable Logitech Gaming Virtual Bus Enumerator. Corsair K95 Platinum (Gunmetal Grey) Pros: - Extremely fast and light key presses - LED's are bright and also feature three illumination modes on the keyboard itself - Feels heavy due to the aluminum finish, don't expect this keyboard to start sliding on you. - The overall finish is excellent and I do recommend the Gunmetal Grey over the black finish - Comes with an extra set of "Gaming" keys, and they texture feels nice without a cheap rubbery feel like competitors gaming keys - USB pass-through. I honestly thought I'd never use it but I'm using it now and wish I had started way back when - The fold out legs offer very good rubberized grip where some competitors don't offer any grip at all, and the height raised feels great - The included wrist rest, unlike the G910, is completely removable and you can flip the magnetic mat ontop for a smooth or textured finished (personally prefer the texture) - Braided USB cord Cons: - None, except the keys are very light to press, and the typing keys vs the Enter, Backspace etc feel different but still an amazing experience typing. If you don't like light actuated keys this is not the keyboard for you. The Corsair K95 Platinum is an overall great experience. Everything from the packaging and presentation, the way the keys feel while typing, the included wrist rest, and extra gaming keys. I have to say that I highly recommend this product over the Logitech G910 Orion Spark and also the Spectrum, different being the Spectrum offers traditional keys and slightly different wrist rest. Everything from software, packaging, gaming and general typing makes this keyboard the top dog of keyboards based on my experience so far. Rate it 9/10, only because this is a $200 keyboard and a lot of people cannot afford peripherals this expensive. If they lowered the price to perhaps $150-$175 there would be a larger user base.
  12. If you don't want to spend the money on a tablet for Roccat, or simply prefer physical buttons, this is a good alternative. Now, idk how much of the configurable software would work in Star Citizen but it does look really cool and would be extremely useful if it did work
  13. Amazon ASUS Rog strip gtx 1080ti Founders edition 689.00 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reg version edition 759.99 -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ cant list it it a=was amazon and if i paste it it will bring up my link amazon to my account... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING GeForce 11GB OC Edition VR Ready 5K HD Gaming HDMI DisplayPort DVI Overclocked PC GDDR5X Graphics Card 1708 MHz Boost Clock (OC Mode) featuring 11GB GDDR5X 352-bit memory, 3584 CUDA cores, and 11GB Frame Buffer ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting with additional 4-pin RGB header provides a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of ASUS Aura Sync enabled products MaxContact plus Auto-Extreme manufacturing technology delivers 2X more GPU to heatsink contact for increased cooling efficiency with premium quality aerospace-grade Super Alloy Power II components Patented wing-blade 0dB fans with FanConnect II maximizes cooling performance using three axial fans to deliver 105% more air pressure and dual 4-pin headers for referencing chassis fans to GPU temperatures. GPU Tweak II makes monitoring performance and streaming easier than ever, featuring Game Booster and a free 1-year premium license of XSplit Gamecaster Supports the latest DirectX™ 12 and GeForce gaming features while delivering a maximum resolution of 7680 x 4320 for the ultimate 5K gaming experience 5K Gaming and VR Ready with 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort 1.4, and 1x DVI port to simultaneously connect your VR headset and up to 4 monitors OC VERSION 929.00 $929 99 Prime In stock on June 22, 2017
  14. This artical from wccftech.com Do you believe? https://wccftech.com/vega-teaser-slides-leak-nda/ Sell Your Titan X & 1080 TI That’s right folks. If our sources are correct, you’re holding onto some underwhelming mid-range graphics cards that will be completely decimated by AMD’s newest architecture (at least according to the leaked slides). I am personally blown away by this new info. It’s simply unbelievable that AMD managed to spank NVIDIA so hard, with a much smaller R&D budget. Mind you, we should wait for third party reviews, but the spread this slide suggests is just massive! Check out this glorious slide featuring Vega completely decimating the competition. April fools or not thats up to you to believe.
  15. So, Ryzen 5 will be hitting the shelves on April 11th. AMD will be offering two 6 core / 12 thread CPU's and two 4 core / 8 thread CPU's all of which are unlocked. Pricing is as follows: Ryzen 5 1600X -- (6 core / 12 thread) // @3.6 to 4.0 GHz -- $249 Ryzen 5 1600 -- (6/12) // @3.2 to 3.6 GHz -- $219 Ryzen 5 1500X -- (4/8) // @3.5 to 3.7 GHz -- $189 Ryzen 5 1400 -- (4/8) // @3.2 to 3.4 GHz -- $169 -------------------------------------------------------------- The lone performance comparison AMD provided was for the 6/12 1600X was multithreaded performance in Cinebench paired against Intel's 4/4 i5-7600k, and it performed "up to 69% better." This is an odd choice given that no one in their right mind is buying i5 chips for multithreaded performance. In any case, if the 1600X uses the same cores as the 1800X (as one would assume it does), then $249 for a 6/12 chip of this quality is hard to beat. All that's left is for AMD to solve the problem that is causing their chips to lag pretty far behind Intel in 1080p gaming performance, especially considering Ryzen 5 (and the eventual Ryzen 3) are marketed towards lighter workstations and 1080p gaming. The 1800X is as at least as good as if not better than Intel's highest end 8/16 i7-6900k in most metrics, so it doesn't make much sense that it lags so far behind in 1080p gaming performance. (It's probably nothing more than an optimization issue. The numbers simply don't make sense.) The sooner they get this sorted out, the better off all of us will be, Intel and AMD fans alike. Competition is good! Source: http://www.techspot.com/news/68519-amd-four-ryzen-5-processors-launching-april.html
  16. Ongoing Discussion New Gamepad

    Just placed an order for one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QE1XH8Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The Razer Orbweaver Chroma just wasn't doing it anymore unfortunately, mainly because of the amount of missing keys needed for Star Marine. The Delux T9 is a Chinese product, however there are quite a few decent reviews and every key is on there plus some for quality Star Marine and general SC use. If it's a good buy I'll update this post and give it a thumbs up for anyone else interested in it
  17. Regular reviews are out. Many reviews at this link: http://www.hardocp.com/news/2017/01/03/intel_core_i77700k_kaby_lake_processor_review_roundup Here's another they missed: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10959/intel-launches-7th-generation-kaby-lake-i7-7700k-i5-7600k-i3-7350k It looks like the bottom line is that Kaby Lake's high end CPUs give the same performance as their predecessor (Skylake), but perhaps overclock a little better. A few other features that probably won't matter to many people. However the i3-7350K (an unlocked i3) is the real surprise for the mid-range or value segment. Cheap and overclockable. Probably a great CPU for the gamer on a budget. I didn't see this one coming and most everyone that can't spring for the i5-7600k should be buying this instead.
  18. I've been having some issues with my PC lately, and they seem to be getting worse. I figured I'd ask here in addition to a few other forums since I know generally the PC gaming community can be pretty knowledgeable about issues like this. Anyway, here's some info: Specs: OS: Windows 10 Pro CPU: Intel i7-4770k GPU: AMD 290x Motherboard: Asus Z87 pro Power supply: 750 watt RAM: 16gb Symptoms: Blue screen of death (usually get error code "WHEA_uncorrectable_error") about 4-5 times every day for probably the last 2 weeks. Severely impacting the usability of my PC. Troubleshooting steps: I've got information from BlueScreenViewer and the Windows Reliability Monitor, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for. I've included some screenshots of what I've been seeing below if it helps any. If more information is needed just ask. Screenshots: Blue screen viewer: http://imgur.com/a/dp4Fh Reliability monitor: http://imgur.com/a/A1pX5 Any help is appreciated. EDIT: Minidump files here as well. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9ezfgOOsRp2b2F6d2dYTHhaT1U
  19. Running a dual stick setup and until last week this was working fine. Warthog on the right for aim, T16000M on the left for movement. I now have an issue where the zxes on my left stick, the T16000M, are all inverted. Steps I have taken: 1) Uninstalling and reinstalling Star Citizen 2) Checking the Inversion settings in Star Citizen and changing those. Btw, after deleting all of SC and reinstalling it, the settings under inversion were where they were before deleting it. 3) Cursing 4) Consuming mass quantities of something called 'bourbon.' 5) Uninstalling and reinstalling the joystick using USBDeview.
  20. Just won a CH Fighterstick on EBay for £45, where nobody else bid, and bought the T.16000M FCS HOTAS for £83 from CCL Computers. That leaves me £52 to buy pedals from the £180 I sold my warranty replacement X56 for. I've refused to start playing in the PTU until I know and have the controls I want and it looks like they'll be here just in time for 2.6.
  21. This will be a different thread than the computer parts threads I normally post in. This one will have a listing of specific accessories that you can use AFTER you get your rig built and want to jazz it up a little bit. First up: Computer and Gaming Console case filters: http://www.demcifilter.com/ I use these and they're great. make sure that you check to see that you get magnet frames in case you have a case with a plastic vent. Next: coolers for CPUs CPU, GPU and Case cooling Standard coolers can be found at the same sites for CPU's, GPUs and cases. Of course, Case manufacturing companies tend to have their own case fans. MOAR air is always the best way to go, just make sure to filter. I've used the Antec H2O with a single fan radiator on my OC'd FX-8350. Now I'm using an Arctic Cooling 240mm 4x120mm fan cooler on the same CPU in the Corsair 540 Air case. Again, make sure you filter your incoming air to keep the radiators clean. Not sure if this is a complete listing. Arctic Cooling; Closed loop coolers (top of the list of CPU coolers) Noctua Gamerstorm NZXT Silverstone Enermax Fractal Design Corsair Thermaltake Antec be quiet! Alpenfohn Cryorig solutions Coolermaster, air, liquid, and standard EVGA power link adapter for cable management the product manual: http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/PowerLink_Manual.pdf
  22. Hello, someone was posting in the SC discord (user @𝔹𝟜𝕔𝕜𝔹𝕆𝕟𝕖#8554) and they found a GTX 1080 for 600 euro from the company KFA2 or Galaxy (same brand). I hope this is useful to someone who is looking for a good GTX 1080! EUR to USD = $1.11 per EUR, so you pay ~$660 total, and the US pays ~$650 for a similar model. If this is not the right location for this type of thread, please let me know, and as always have a good one. Viel Glueck, meine Deutschen Freunde. Image of product in-store: http://i.imgur.com/o6CnLdF.jpg Proof it's the same brand (Galaxy Microsystems Ltd.): http://www.kfa2.com/kfa2/about-us Link to product: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/8192MB-KFA2-GeForce-GTX-1080-EX-OC-Edition-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_1063005.html
  23. My brother lives in NYC and asked if I could help him get a new PC. He wanted to spend up to $2,000 for a new PC and monitor, but could go a bit higher if he got a lot more for the extra money. I reset my Google to search US sites instead of UK ones and started looking at the pre-built and custom-build options available in the US. In the end I went for a PC from http://www.ibuypower.com as their custom configurator was a delight to use and you can easily see how much each option adds or subtracts from the total price. I won't list the full specification here, but I was blown away by what you can get for just under $2,000, including delivery. He doesn't need a PC this good, but he's got one now: i7, because hyper-threading hype. 16GB DDR4 (4 x 4GB for quad-channel)* NVidia GTX 1070 8GB 256GB M2, because who doesn't want a PC that boots faster than pressing the button. 512GB SSD, because it was a 'bargain'. 27" IPS 144Hz monitor * He won't ever upgrade it, so no point sticking 2 x 8GB in it. I'm surprised his current PC isn't a 286.
  24. Will stick it out for the SC products (No pun intended), but these look great for being on a budget
  25. Ongoing Discussion Razer Stargazer - Webcam

    Many of us have been waiting for this one to release, Features Ultra-high 60 frames per second capture optimized for streaming (720p max) Max 1080p HD video capture Automatic noise cancelling dual array mic Dynamic Background Removal 3D scanning Facial/gesture recognition Flexible clip for laptops and desktop monitors With it able to 3D scan you it supposedly can crop you out of your background so no more green screens!?! Price - $149.99 USD Link here
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