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Evil_Paroxysm's Completed Build: Deceptirig: Starscream

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

The case itself has fan hubs built in for the top, front, and back.

You then can control them with the buttons on the face of the case.

Forum Topic "Creative Labs - Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card -VS- Onboard Audio"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

lol I have the X99 Titanium with "600ohm drivers"

Audio is good but weak. Very weak

I don't know about the specific card you mentioned. I loved my Soundblaster Zx card. Shame they only come in red and really any extra pcie slot used would take away from the cleanliness of my build :/. Point is I am an advocate for sound cards, if even only for the amplification reasons.

Forum Topic "Best Gaming Headset Under $100"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Cloud II's are basically the king of sub $100 headsets. GSP 300's would also be a good choice

Forum Topic "Games You Wish to Forget About"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 25 days ago

Dark Souls

Mass Effect 1-3

Skyrim

Fallout 4

Forum Topic "Any Warframe fans?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 25 days ago

Gotcha, that stinks haha.

I quit playing very shortly after Trinity Prime dropped so maybe it would be worth checking out again!

Forum Topic "Any Warframe fans?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

Are the old school event mods still OP/worth anything? I haven't played for like 2 years but have lots of that OG stuff that was broken and literally made the game too easy to be fun lol.

I might check the game out again once it hits open world

Forum Topic "Best mic in headset?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yea thats the difference. I prefer open backed for gaming personally. It create a better sound stage and experience, but closed are bassier

Forum Topic "Best mic in headset?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Sennheiser G4me Ones is exactly what you need.

People ask what kind of mic I have all the time

Plus the mic mutes on flip up, no reaching for the inline muter of the cable BS.

This guy has a mic test at the end of his video

Forum Topic "What's best? Kingston - HyperX Cloud II vs Corsair VOID PRO RGB? (other sugestions are welcome)"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Highly recommend the Game Ones, you can buy Sennheisers GSX 1000 later on too for another step up with them.

I got my Game Ones for about $120 on sale, and highly recommend. When they arent on sale though thye are like $150+ and thats steep.

The Game Ones have the best mic I have ever seen on a headset and I get asked what kind of mic I have all the time. The audio quality is also amazing, they are basically Sennheiser HD 558s with a mic attached.

Out of the two you mentioned specifically, go with the Cloud's there is a reason they are one of the most popular headsets around.

Forum Topic "Need Sound Card Opinion"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

As long as you're happy with the end result thats what matters. I used to use Astro's after I quit using Turtle Beach, big improvement there. In the grand scheme of things after using other high end products across the years Astros are very hollow and distorted sounding. They have great marketing and word of mouth, just like TB does.

I highly suggest in the future (assuming nothing new and spectacular is out) to check out thte Sennheiser G4me ones and zeros, they are unquestionably the best headset I have ever used and then pairing my Ones with the GSX 1000 made them even better. Huge $$$ investment ($400+) but worth it imo if you plan to keep and take care of your equipment for 2+ years.

Forum Topic "Can you name all these games? I only know 25 or so."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I don't think anyone named Starfox, which is the red fox with wings on the bottom row. COD 4, top row...green star with a 4. Natural Selection is the NS with claw marks.

Speculating: I think the IV is GTA IV

is it possible the far right second from bottom row is a PokeBall? Possibly referring to Pokemon Gold

Forum Topic "Need Sound Card Opinion"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

You could consider returning the MixAmp for the Sennheiser GSX 1000. It is a lot better than the MixAmp

Forum Topic "Will this PSU be enough for my build"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Yes thats enough

Forum Topic "Best portable wireless gaming headset under $150"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Logitech headsets are either loved or hated. I think they are cheap junk personally :/

Forum Topic "Best portable wireless gaming headset under $150"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I was looking for quality headphones sorry.

Arctis 7s wouldn't be a bad move for the price and what you're looking for. I've never personally used them but know some people that like Steel Series for their headsets/mice

You could also look at Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealths if you want to save some money

Forum Topic "Best portable wireless gaming headset under $150"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Do you have to have wireless or would you accept headphones that have a completely detachable cord? You're limiting yourself pretty drastically with the need for wireless, especially given your price point you'll take a quality hit

Forum Topic "DAC and speaker setup confusion."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It depends on the connection types your DAC and speakers support. Optimally (with high end equipment) you will have balanced XLR or TRS inputs and outputs.

Some DACs may only offer 3.5mm auxillary or your speakers only accept auxiliary and your DAC is RCA in which case you would need a RCA to Aux cable.

Forum Topic "DAC and speaker setup confusion."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

PC>DAC>Speakers

Since a DAC is a converter you need whatever audio you have from the source (your PC) running through it getting converted and then to the output (your speakers)

If you do PC>Speakers>DAC you will be hearing the audio through the speakers before the DAC does anything.

Forum Topic "Will my motherboard support the Corsair Void 7.1 headset?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Yes, all you need is a USB port.

Forum Topic "DAC and speaker setup confusion."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

You want to use the outputs from the DAC to go into your speakers.

Forum Topic "Suggestions for budget and bookshelves speakers !!!!"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Check these out on MassDrop

Forum Topic "Asus 34" pg348q vs Acer 27" xb271hu"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Another option would be to wait and see what Asus rolls their PG35VQ out at later this year (hopefully)

Its a 35" ultrawide with a more aggressive curve, HDR, Quantum Dot technology, and 200hz refresh rate. I'd expect it to be in the $1,800-2,200 USD range though as the PG348Q started out at I believe $1,400

Forum Topic "Will a Pentium G4560 bottleneck a GTX 970"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It used to be in his profile description

Forum Topic "Best gaming headset out of all of these?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Cloud 2 best overall

Forum Topic "Dead Matter (Zombie Survival Kickstarter built off CryEngine)"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I see what you're saying now. The zombies aspect was lacking, they weren't a real threat. People were so it was more of a PVP game

Forum Topic "Dead Matter (Zombie Survival Kickstarter built off CryEngine)"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

They were better than the standalone. I never really saw them teleport but they could clip through some buildings. Hit detection was ok. I had well over 1,000 hours on DayZ and zombies weren't the threat at all

Forum Topic "Dead Matter (Zombie Survival Kickstarter built off CryEngine)"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Zombies worked fine on the mod, they weren't existent on the game when it was released for the first few months at least. I quit following it after that so I don't know when they were reimplemented. The whole game was busted and the team was like 2 years late on their release date plus it never went to console like they claimed it would. All around garbage

Forum Topic "Dead Matter (Zombie Survival Kickstarter built off CryEngine)"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

This project got fully funded along with most of it's goals in 2 days.

Forum Topic "Dead Matter (Zombie Survival Kickstarter built off CryEngine)"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The choice seemed odd to me also but they choose it for a reason and apparently the mod was very successful (even though I never heard of it until the Kickstarter) so I hope the game turns out to be.

Forum Topic "Dead Matter (Zombie Survival Kickstarter built off CryEngine)"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

If you went into high pop servers there was almost always action. Unless the streamers weren't good and died frequently (not footage worthy). Or they hung out in secluded areas and didn't really look for trouble... That's the only things I can think of.

I was on a server that daily had 80+ people on it for the hours I played, there were no dull moments. There was a group of about 6-8 of us though

Forum Topic "Dead Matter (Zombie Survival Kickstarter built off CryEngine)"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Did Rust flop? Its still considered early access

Forum Topic "PUBG Discussion (Tips & Wishlist)"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Same way people play Rust and DayZ at night, terrifyingly.

Forum Topic "PUBG Discussion (Tips & Wishlist)"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I think there should be a mode where it starts a dusk so its partially light but turns to dark after ~10 minutes and NVG are a rare drop but guaranteed in airdrops... that would spice things up.

Forum Topic "Do I have all the needed parts to get my speakers to work?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

You can get cheaper TRS cables and skip out on the acoustic isolation pads.

I would recommend getting the Scarlet 2i2 (Gen 2) though. You'd be at ~$500 with cheaper cables and not pads

Forum Topic "What custom PSU cables do I need to buy for this build?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

8 pin EPS for your motherboard, 24 pin ATX for your motherboard, and it looks like the Aorus Extreme is a 2x 8 pin pcie

Anything else such as sata or molex cables are up to you

Forum Topic "Do I have all the needed parts to get my speakers to work?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

You don't want to run an amp to powered monitors, you want an audio interface/dac. I'd consider this setup, and make sure you get TRS cables... You don't have to get the ones I listed but I pulled these parts off my audio upgrade list.

If you ever decided to get the JBL LSR10S subwoofer you would just need 2 balanced XLR cables and you would run your outputs from the Scarlet to the sub, and the TRS wires out of the sub into the LSR305s. Even though the subwoofer has a built in amp to power itself, the TRS outputs on it as designed to bypass the amp so that you aren't double powering your monitors (which will ruin them)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Speakers JBL - LSR305 82W 2ch Speakers $149.00 @ Adorama
Speakers JBL - LSR305 82W 2ch Speakers $149.00 @ Adorama
Other [Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools First](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2ygPxr/focusrite-scarlett-2i2-2nd-gen-usb-audio-interface-with-pro-tools-first)
Other Auralex Acoustics MoPAD Monitor Acoustic Isolation Pads, 2" x 4" x 12", 1 Pair, Charcoal $80.00
Other Mogami Gold TRS-TRS 03 Balanced Quad Patch Cable 3 feet $49.95 @ Adorama
Other Mogami Gold TRS-TRS 03 Balanced Quad Patch Cable 3 feet $49.95 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $627.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-21 09:15 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Random Hobbies"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

They are surprising thats for sure. I've never had a sub 11 car. Closest I got was 11.2 in a 97 Talon Tsi making about 380whp. I don't have the pocket book to build a grudge car :P. Got the project 260z that already eats up most of the funds

As it sits with light mods and tune I can keep up with SRT-8 Challengers, and bolt on GT's from a roll so I am hoping to be around the 12.5 mark currently. After downpipes, springs, and wider tires for the track I am hoping for the high 11's.

Forum Topic "Random Hobbies"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I'm not a huge fan of Mr. 2's but know numerous people who love them. I knew about some of your past cars just wasn't sure what you were tinkering with at the moment.

I just picked up an immaculate 2015 SHO 2 months ago, been messing with that myself. A buddy already went out and bought the Lincoln counterpart after being in mine lol. I'm hoping to get high 11's with it by the end of summer

Forum Topic "1440p 60hz ultrawide or 1080p 144hz ultrawide?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

60fps is about as much as you'll get out of a 1080 on 1440p 21:9 with higher settings. I'd go for it. I have a 100hz version and love it.

Forum Topic "Random Hobbies"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

What kind of stuff you into car wise at the moment man?

Forum Topic "Need $7K PC for Rendering and Streaming + Hardcore Gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz 10-Core Processor $990.63 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $159.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus - STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $349.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $345.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $449.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Red 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $133.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founder Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $829.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founder Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $829.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $169.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Titanium 1000W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $258.99 @ SuperBiiz
Sound Card HT Omega - eClaro 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB140 (3-pack) 71.6 CFM 140mm Fans $88.45 @ NCIX US
Case Fan NZXT - Aer RGB140 (3-pack) 71.6 CFM 140mm Fans $88.45 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus - PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor $749.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard $169.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G502 Wired Optical Mouse $55.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Sennheiser - G4ME ONE Black Headset $169.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $6021.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 15:47 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Need $7K PC for Rendering and Streaming + Hardcore Gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

The games it actually would have issues in not even the GPU's would be able to push 144 fps. I'd stick with Intel regardless though

Forum Topic "Need $7K PC for Rendering and Streaming + Hardcore Gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

The PCPP wattage estimator is very generous, so keeping under 750w even with an i9 shouldn't be too hard

Forum Topic "Need $7K PC for Rendering and Streaming + Hardcore Gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

For rendering & streaming, Ryzen is better though unless OP wants Intel i9

Sure, but not if he wants to utilize his monitor. So I guess its a bit of a weigh off.

Are you referring to G-Sync?

If so only the GPU matters, not the CPU

Forum Topic "Speaker or headset."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yes, one of the best sub $100 headsets

Forum Topic "difference between 60hz and 144hz monitor"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Monitor hz is how many frames per second the monitor can display. So whether or not you should get a 144hz panel depends on your computers specs, the monitors resolution, and what games you play.

If you are on 1080p with a 60hz monitor and you have a GTX 1080 pushing 200fps on your games then 140 of those frames are wasted because your monitor can't keep up.

However if you are running a GTX 1060/RX480 etc then 1080p 60hz would be more suited to that card as its all it can really push.

Forum Topic "Monitor sound, win 8.1"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Right click the speaker on windows homebar>playback devices>right click a visible device>"Show disabled devices"

Evil_Paroxysm's Completed Build: Deceptirig: Starscream

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks man, means a lot!

Just threw up a couple photos I never did after my backplate came in. Get rid of the ugly exposed board.

Forum Topic "The holy grail of gaming monitors?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I'm thinking the same thing but my pocket books not looking happy about it.

Built the new computer 2 months ago, just bought a new car on Thursday, and started my massive audio upgrade adventure. Toss in a $2,000+ monitor.. and you've got man tears.

Wonder how much the PG348Q can pull used. Think $700-900 is fair?

Forum Topic "The holy grail of gaming monitors?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

35" UW curved 3440x1440 quantum dot 200hz panels coming soon. Probably $2,000

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