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Forum Topic "$1500 Build, Ready for Purchase?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 9 hours ago

I'd switch the PSU to an EVGA G2 or G3, but otherwise yes its solid

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

The Turtle Beach X4's were my first headset. So I am familiar with X41's tech and such as they are basically identical except for the X4's are AC and the X41's are USB. I liked them at the time... but Astro A40s, even Gen 1's were better, TR's are better, and the Sennheiser Game Ones I am on now are better (sound quality wise). Turtle Beaches also have by far the lowest build quality of any big name headset I have ever used. Trittons are a close second. The surround from the X4's was spot on for CoD that I played at the time though.

In the industry it seems most people prefer stereo headsets so finding exactly what you want out of a true 5.1/7.1 headset is unlikely.

They sell the power cable for the X41 online for like $5....you could just do that if you want to keep using them.

Forum Topic "Psu for evga acx 970 2 way sli"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Honestly a single card option is a better bet. I would get a single 1070, yes.

Forum Topic "How does the rust item store work?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

The new items come out cheap for like a week, then when the next new items come out the last items go up in price and the new ones are cheap... and so on.

I believe there are usually like 10-15 new items at a time, and after 3 cycles or so they are discontinued and only obtainable from the market. Hot items like old face masks, or camo body armour go for $50-100 on the market as they are discontinued and rare.

You can vote on items you want to be added to the game (skins) in the community hub for Rust, most if not all are community user created content

Forum Topic "Psu for evga acx 970 2 way sli"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Do you own a 970 already? I'd avoid SLI'ing the 970's if not and go straight to RX480/580.

If you need the GPU power of 2 970's odds are you will be running more than 3.5gb VRAM. The 970s choke themselves after 3.5gb usage and cause worse performance in game.

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

That "hollow" sound you get from virtual surround comes from the reverb used to throw the sound with only 2 drivers. I have read the Sennheiser GSX 1000 (which i will be getting soon and I have a poll for it running on MassDrop with good success) has really dialed in on this issue and I have heard very good things about the 7.1 on that specific model. It was designed around the Game Ones/Zeros, and since I already own the Ones I am eager to give it a try.

The setup together would run you $400 though and I can't even say its worth it until I try it.

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Even the Razer sets mentioned use their own sound card for the 7.1... you're better off pairing a headset with the soundcard it comes with because thats how it was designed.

I'm not really sure what you're looking for. I don't know of many 7.1 headsets to begin with and if you're looking for straight analog connections that don't drive the 7.1 with their own software that list would get even smaller.

Forum Topic "Am I ok with a 850W Platinum power supplly for 1080 Ti SLI?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Except for the 1080Ti draws almost 300w when OC'ed.

EVGAs calculator though a bit overkill still recommends 1000w for the 1080Ti SLI

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Because it sounds bad... if you don't think so then go for it but once you use a headset/headphones with 2 solid drivers you'll change your tune.

You might get better directional audio with true 5.1/7.1 but at the sacrifice of clarity.

Not all virtual surround is created equal, it'll be different from pretty much every company

Forum Topic "Am I ok with a 850W Platinum power supplly for 1080 Ti SLI?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 0 points 1 day ago

Imo 850w is sketchy for your setup if you OC. I've seen most people recommend 1000w for 1080Ti+ in SLI

Forum Topic "Sound card for music production"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Budget would help but I see a lot of love for the HT Omega Claro II

Forum Topic "Schiit Stack v2 U vs. Fulla v2 vs. e10k"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

My buddy runs AKG 712 with a Schiit Stack and he loves it. $300 AUD is a killer price on those considering they are like $250 USD

Forum Topic "1080 and ultrawide monitors..."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

I was on a 970 as well when I first bought the monitor. It took less than a week for me to buy a 1080 due to its poor performance.

I was tempted for a brief second to get the Z35 when I was in store looking at my now PG348Q. I would of sacrificed the resolution for the FPS bump and cost savings if the Z35 were an IPS panel.

Forum Topic "Headphones vs. Headsets?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Sennheiser Game Ones if you find them on sale at your price point (I got mine for $125 a few months back)

They are basically HD 558's with a good quality attached flip up muting mic. Highly recommend, killer sound stage with high quality drivers makes directional audio and foot step tracking a piece of cake.

Forum Topic "Gaming Headset."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 days ago

Sennheiser Game One/Game Zeros have a nice (above average) mic for "gaming headsets". However I am not sure it would fit your needs for high quality recording.

Maybe consider headphones and a boom mic?

Forum Topic "1080 and ultrawide monitors..."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

I was running a single 1080 with the PG348Q and after 5 months of that I happily and eagerly bought a 1080Ti.

The difference? The 1080 would get me 70-80fps average on my games with high settings. The 1080Ti keeps me above 100 constantly with ultra on those same games. (Actually only at about 80% utilization with V-Sync capping it at 100)

Forum Topic "980ti or GTX 1070?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

1070, you get more VRAM which will be better for the future.

980Ti and the gtx 1070 are pretty much equal otherwise.

jakeface1's Completed Build: 2017 - x99 1080ti watercooled build.

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 3 points 5 days ago

Your $5,000 build deserves the $20 it would take to get some nice cable combs. Get those zip ties out of there.

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

A50s arent as good as A40s and A30s are trash compared to A40s as well. But there are much better headsets for the,money than even Astros.

Forum Topic "Xbox One Newbie"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Jak and Daxter is great. I liked Jak II alot. Shadow of the Colossus was visually unreal for the time.

N64 was pre-ps2. It was like 98 or 99 and PS2 was 2000

Forum Topic "Xbox One Newbie"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

As for PS4 or Playstation in general, I never even played a PS2 or PS3

Well you missed out big time for the Ps2 part. (Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Shadow of the Colossus...primarily)

I've always been with the Xbox team since the original Playstation.

You were team Xbox for the first ~6 years the Playstation was out before the Xbox was even conceived? :P

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

You were looking at the wrong headsets in the $50-250 range then, or just haven't heard a good pair. I used to think Turtle Beach's sounded good. Perspective is everything.

I'm even sick of Astro's and their reverb over synthesized sound.

Forum Topic "How much PSU power do I need?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 3 points 6 days ago

650w would be enough, but if the price is close just get the 750w. G2 and G3 are both great. I would get the G3 if its not much more than the G2

Both a GTX 1080 and a 1080Ti are extremely unnecessary with that monitor. I hope you plan to upgrade that too.

Forum Topic "most comfort gaming headset and the best sound quality?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

They would work and have pretty good audio reviews, I've never looked into them though

Forum Topic "On-Board Audio Quiet/Weak"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

It is pricey, I am working on a drop off of Mass Drop and its getting lots of love so we will see. I'd prefer the Sennheiser over a Schiit for a few reasons, even though I know Schiit is great. That Sennheiser is being praised on head fi for its 7.1 virtualization

Forum Topic "On-Board Audio Quiet/Weak"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Game Ones, nothing crazy. But since I have them its why I am deeply considering the new Sennheiser AMP designed for them.

It has been like this since I put the computer together.

Forum Topic "Cable Combs Pricing + Quality"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

First of all...I think you are going overkill on combs. What is the point of combing cables you can't see? If you are wire managing properly you really only need 2-3 24 pin/EPS/PCIE and a handful of SATAS.

Check this companies out, I like them and its a great guy who runs the business.

http://smartcomputerstore-com.3dcartstores.com/

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Yes, but not many companies do it because it sounds like garbage

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Some 5.1/7.1 virtual surround is on point, but for the most part I agree. Especially avoid true 5.1/7.1 headsets.

Forum Topic "Actual surround sound headphones?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Tiamats are also horrific for their price, sound quality wise, size and weight.

A good stereo setup with virtual surround is better than choppy audio coming from 3-4 tiny drivers per ear fighting each other for air space in such a small small.

Forum Topic "most comfort gaming headset and the best sound quality?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Game Ones x2

Sennheiser recently released their version of a mixamp designed around the Game Ones and Zeros called the GSX 1000. I have read it is insanely good, but it'll put you back $200. I plan to purchase it very soon for my Game Ones

Forum Topic "most comfort gaming headset and the best sound quality?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Game Ones are very comfortable, as comfy as Astro A40s. They come pretty tight, but they get better over time. Also get a tad bit warmer than A40's but that is probably due to slightly smaller ear cups.

Forum Topic "1070 or 1080?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Both are overkill for Overwatch 1080p, and battlegrounds has optimization issues right now which cause its problems, but should need too strong of a card after they patch. I would just go 1070 unless you don't care about spending $150+ more for an even more overkill card

Forum Topic "Best Gaming Headset under $200"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

I know this is old but with what you recommended specifically the OP would be better off with Sennheiser Game Ones as they use the same drivers as the 558's and have an attached mic that I have been told sounds "crispy" and people don't believe its on a headset.

I know they sit around $170 usually but I got mine on sale off Amazon for $120 and see them drop occasionally

Forum Topic "Last Man Standing"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 8 days ago

Ah, well consider picking up PUB. There is an optimization patch rolling out in the next weeks I heard. Should help a lot

Forum Topic "Core vs Clocks"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

That would suck getting wiped after all that time.

The whole page has been going up and down all day. Refreshing has fixed it for me?

Forum Topic "Best Affordable ergonomic chair? (CAD)"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

if its marketed as "gaming" then its going to be awful unless you get like a dxracer, but those are like 500$ (USD)

$200-300 unless you start getting into the lighted models

Forum Topic "Core vs Clocks"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

I don't even like it as much as Rust to be honest.

Forum Topic "Core vs Clocks"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Lol, I'll keep that in mind.

Forum Topic "Core vs Clocks"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Maybe I was on high, not epic. My bad. But I know for a fact Subnautica ran smooth and crispy on my 1080.

Forum Topic "Painting a case fan. . . is it possible?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

I'd do the DIY at home hydro dipping method with spray paint. That will give you even coat and give you the option to make crazy patterns if wanted. It will require you to remove the shroud though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEY8KTOt6h8

Forum Topic "Core vs Clocks"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

A gtx 1080 ti can't run ark on max graphics without drops below 60 fps, in 1080P o.o

I have never seen FPS go below 60 on Ark with a 1080Ti on 3440x1440 with max settings...

I haven't played subnautica since getting the 1080Ti but my 1080 ran it easily above 60fps max settings in 3440x1440 as well.

Forum Topic "Best headphones between $300-$400?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

My buddy runs AKG 712s with a Schiit Stack V2, sound amazing.

Forum Topic "$1,000 Video Editting Build"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

Thanks for the advice, I should of mentioned I do not video edit so I am not 100% on what it uses, only the premise so I went from there to get a starter list.

Forum Topic "$1,000 Video Editting Build"

Evil_Paroxysm submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 days ago

I picked the 960 EVO for the balance of price/speed over the 950/960 Pros. I guess an 850 Pro would do just as well, is a super fast SSD beneficial to video editing?

You think it needs a better GPU? From what I read you don't need a great GPU for editing itself but it helps with playback?

UnitedReign's Completed Build: GTX 1070 Battlestation and Gaming Center

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

You could do the open air mod to that case if you wanted, makes them look better imo

Forum Topic "Last Man Standing"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

I can't speak specifically about Last Man Standing, but if its anything like Player Unknowns Battlegrounds in being EXTREMELY CPU intensive it could just be your processor not being enough. I know its an i7 but being a mobile processor its clocked really low.

For reference I only get 60-70 fps with nasty dips on med settings on Battlegrounds out of my 6800k, GPU is irrelevant because it sits at like %25 usage on there.

UnitedReign's Completed Build: GTX 1070 Battlestation and Gaming Center

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

Parts list is very questionable at this price point, even for your specified purposes. You should really consider taking the time to clean up those wires. No offense but it is probably the worst cable management I have ever seen with a modular PSU, I'd like to see it tidied up and more pictures posted that do it justice

I like your peripherals selection though :P

The case was a pain to work with for wire management due to the lack of space behind and no wire outlet above the motherboard.

I've made this mistake before with cases (and motherboards) have to pay attention to where the case offers cable management/passthroughs compared to where the wires need to run on the motherboard you select.

Forum Topic "Gtx 970 in sli"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

Yes, but I wouldn't SLI the 970 unless you are getting the second dirt cheap. There are better single card options you could afford at the cost of 2 970s.

Forum Topic "gpu for samsung 34 cf791"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 13 days ago

A single 1080 won't maintain 100fps in most games at that res without lowering settings-correct. 2 1080's would be able to in games that support SLI. If you absolutely want 100 FPS without lowering settings I would wait for Vega and see what their card that "beats the 1080Ti" costs and get that. If you don't want to wait then I would just get a 1080Ti and skip the SLI. Depending on model you should be able to get $400-500 easily for your 1080.

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