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General Technical / First new rig in eight years (back to AMD)
« Last post by Wooster on May 28, 2020, 08:34:49 PM »
1 x MSI Radeon RX 5700 GAMING X 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card
1 x AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AM4 CPU/ Processor with Wraith Prism RGB Cooler    
1 x Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE AM4 DDR4 ATX Motherboard    
1 x Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB 3600 MHz DDR4 Dual Channel Memory Kit    
1 x Antec P7 Silent Mid Tower Case
1 x Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 140mm Case Fan 1 x    Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 120mm Case Fan
(Using my old SSD and HDD storage drives & XFX 850W PSU)
 
Pro's are obvious:
That's me future proofed for a while.
..and it doesn't sound like a hoover when running games.

Cons:
Building the fucker is a bit of a chore right off the bat.
The Antec case isn't a patch on my old one, feels a bit cheap, but has more space.
The Aorus MB only has three fan headers (but like five LED headers)...seems off balance.
And #1...it's reinstalling everything I normally use for work and play.

You see a lot of comments about how easy it is to do a clean install of windows and 'start fresh' (gamers usually), but it takes days to get every work app you use installed, registered and configured correctly. Even the gaming launchers can be a bit funny about detecting games you have installed on different drives.

Mostly done now anyway.  :cool:
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General Discussion / Re: Space: The Final Front Ear
« Last post by Wooster on May 28, 2020, 03:52:56 AM »
Maybe they're hardened better these days, or have more redundancy?
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General Discussion / Re: Space: The Final Front Ear
« Last post by keasy on May 28, 2020, 12:01:01 AM »
Astronauts look shit compared to how they used to look. They're just to slick in this outsourced era. Well, Egon's do.

And touch screen panels ...come on man, the moonshot demands robust mechanical switches and hardy circuitry , not this ponsey shit!


TBH and without doing a Google search I do wonder how spacecraft have touchscreen tech these days etc when considering the Space Shuttle fleet used  X86 architecture, not because it was new but, because it was old and at a nano level would not be compromised by cosmic particles smaller than it's own architecture.  Mayhaps the touchscreens are giving input to a large architecture computer/array.

 
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General Discussion / Re: Space: The Final Front Ear
« Last post by richietog on May 27, 2020, 09:18:14 PM »
Awww, damn, they've scrubbed it for today because of the weather
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General Discussion / Re: Space: The Final Front Ear
« Last post by richietog on May 27, 2020, 08:40:54 PM »
Space X Dragon 2 demo is launching soon


Watch live here ^
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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« Last post by [PCF]Falcs on May 27, 2020, 11:43:33 AM »
I dont have much my keyboard is a corsair k70 Mk2 which is pretty good theres a bit of rgb on my gpu just highlights the name gigabyte and a couple of fans on the case have red leds thats about it oh and my mouse mat has rgb around the edge

The keyboard is good as you can have different profiles for games i quite like the COD modern warfare i have at the moment

On another note furlough ends on Monday and back to work :) (although i wouldnt have minded another week off with this lovely weather :) )
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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« Last post by Wooster on May 26, 2020, 09:21:42 PM »
That does look good though.  :cool:
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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« Last post by keasy on May 26, 2020, 08:21:15 PM »
I love my RGB gear.


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Gaming / Re: What are you Playing?
« Last post by Wooster on May 26, 2020, 10:21:19 AM »
I had the no sound  issue on GTA V, which was bloody annoying and involved a bit of googling to no avail.
(Check volume mixer settings, revalidate game files, run DirectX installer again etc.)

What happens is it starts with sound on loading, but just before it hit the first menu screen it goes mute.
The solution that worked for me (and I haven't seen elsewhere) is to go into Settings>Audio>Voice Chat and it comes back on without having to do anything else.  :cool:
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General Discussion / Re: The Today Thread
« Last post by Wooster on May 26, 2020, 10:09:03 AM »
Not sure who it was mate.