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Forum Topic "PUBG Discussion (Tips & Wishlist)"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 20 hours 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 22 hours 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 22 hours 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 22 hours 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 11 days 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 23 days 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 23 days 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 23 days 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 23 days 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 25 days ago

Yes, one of the best sub $100 headsets

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

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 points 1 month ago

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

Forum Topic "Audio Technica PDG1 or G4me One (HD598)?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Game Ones are $150-180

Forum Topic "Help a Audio Newbie out"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Sennheiser Game Ones are HD 558s with a flip up muting high quality mic. I recommend them, try to get them sub $150 though. If you can pull them that cheap I would recommend the Sound Blaster Zx soundcard, I loved mine paired with it but will be moving to Sennheisers GSX 1000 amp designed around the Game Ones and Game Zeros here soon. Buying that would put you over budget with the headset though.

Another option in your budget would be to get HD 598s, a Schiit Fulla DAC/AMP, and an Antilon ModMic

For positional audio and a larger soundstage you'll want open backed headphones/sets. There are times with the Game Ones I have to take my headset off because it sounds like someones in the room talking to me when there is proximity based audio/game chat in an online game.

Forum Topic "Aluminum Side Pannel Cutting?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Water would be your best bet.

Check out EMachineShop, you'd have to contact them regarding providing material (the panel) and have an AutoCAD layout for the cut(s). I will be using them in the near future for some custom speaker brackets I laid out on CAD actually.

jlittle9's Completed Build: My First Build

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Nice setup.

What monitor stand is that? Looking to do something similar but need the arms to support 25lb/ea and up to 27"

Forum Topic "Help choosing a new headset"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Ah, well I can't fix that but they are extremely comfortable, have one of the best mics on a headset I have ever seen and sound quality is amazing as they are HD 558's with a mic attached.

You don't need to run them through an amp, I don't currently but will be soon.

Forum Topic "Help choosing a new headset"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Sennheiser Game Ones, use them with your Mixamp

Forum Topic "Custom Water Cooling Loop"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Whatever specs you have in mind will likely be mediocre in 2019/2020. Also you can get an estimate on a basic loop cost based off of which components will be cooled but we also have no idea what the market will be like in 2020...

I'd focus on now and tackle these issues in....the future

Forum Topic "Sennheiser HD 558 Question"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The adapter makes it fit the standard 3.5mm audio jack. Like your phone would have, or pretty much any other media device. It would plug into the back of your motherboard, or your front audio panel if your case has one and you connected the HD Audio to your motherboards plug in

Also note that the adapter adds another ~1.5" to the length of the plug...

Forum Topic "Sennheiser HD 558 Question"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

HD 558's use a 1/4" plug but should come with the 1/8" (3.5mm standard) adapter.

Oh and there's no mic?

No there is no mic on the 558, I think the 598 has an inline mic option? Otherwise you could look at the Game Ones which are the 558's with a flip up muting mic that is actually of great quality.

Forum Topic "[SSD] 60 GB vs. 120 GB vs. 250 GB vs. 500 GB"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Or just only run SSD's and dump the loud spinning drives

Forum Topic "Earphones for music"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Ah, I am not too familiar with earphones :P. I am rocking a pair of ~2008 Sony ExtraBass still lmao. Kanao's are on order and expected to arrive in June. Those should be cool but probably not what you're looking for sound quality wise.

Forum Topic "Give me some options for a PSU"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

The NEX is not as good as the G2 or G3 avoid it

Forum Topic "Give me some options for a PSU"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

750w is about double what you need, but thats not necessarily a bad thing. If youre comfortable with the price and the 550w/650w models aren't cheaper then go for it

Forum Topic "Looking for a good fps game to play."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Escape from Tarkov and PTSD Simulator

Player Unknowns Battlegrounds, while technically 3rd person most of the long range firefights are first person

Forum Topic "Looking for a good fps game to play."

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Rainbow Six: Siege

Forum Topic "Earphones for music"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

As Growliff said a budget really would help. I could recommend $4,000 headphones to you :P.

Without spending thousands of dollars I would go with the Sennheiser HD 650's paired with a JDS Objective2. Total setup would be just shy of $500 and the HD 650's hit way above their price tag.

Forum Topic "Headset or headphones+mic recommendation"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Interesting, first time I have heard any claim like this. Maybe its what you were driving them with? I loved them when paired with my Sound Blaster Zx, but now that I am on my MSI X99 Titaniums on-board audio they are noticeably weaker. I am getting a Sennheiser GSX 1000 to pair with them soon, as their amp /soundcard was designed around the Game Ones/Zeros.

You'll be hard pressed to find a better headset than the One's. Obviously there are better headphone+usb mic options out there especially for the price tag of ~$180 for the Game Ones. I got mine for $120 off Amazon on sale and at that price I would say nothing beats them.

Forum Topic "Mini ITX Build - Opinions?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

There are a handful of verified Newegg purchases for the X370GTN but not seeing anything for the B350GTN yet

Forum Topic "1TB SSD - Worth It?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I'd save the M.2 slot for your fastest SSD, I am just running a normal SATA right now but the 960 EVO will be M.2

Forum Topic "Looking to quiet down my PC. Any suggestions?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

The Le Grand Macho RT would probably suit you well. Also getting Corsair ML pro fans or Be Quiet Silent Wings 3 fans would help with noise. Silent wings 3 are quieter per RPM but at max speed move less air than the Corsairs on the low end and are the same noise level.

I love my ML pros personally and my PC runs at a whisper. I keep the ML 140s running at ~25% and the ML 120s on my radiator at 40%

Forum Topic "Mini ITX Build - Opinions?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

You could consider this as the 7600k is only 4 threads while the R7 1700 is 16 threads and hits more at the 7700k level when OC'ed. The Ryzen also comes with a factory RGB cooler that is capable of cooling it sufficiently even when OC'ed. I switched your PSU to a much better value one and also upped your memory to 3200mhz as Ryzen shines with higher clocked memory. The motherboard might be a tad bit tricky to find but it is about $115 USD so it should be right around £100. Also switched the GTX 1080 to EVGA's FTW2 model, it has better cooling with the iCX system they replaced the ACX with. The ACX cooled cards hard some issues.

Overall you get a more versatile better performing PC for less than your original list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor £285.54 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Biostar - B350GTN Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard £100.00
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £127.20 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive £279.98 @ Aria PC
Storage Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card £499.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair - 380T Mini ITX Tower Case £109.99
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £78.24 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1590.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-17 17:30 BST+0100

Forum Topic "Ready for another noob question? Heat/Noise level"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

To some people those are needs. Noise levels and form factor/case footprint can be major factors. To me noise doesn't really bother me, as my last PC sounded like an airstrip, but I made my new one silent just because its neat.

Half of building a PC is making it your own, so I understand the color schemes aspect for sure.

Forum Topic "GTX-1030s are coming very very soon:"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

GT 1030 :P

Forum Topic "Chair Recommendations"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I am the exact same size as you and love this chair: Space Seating AirGrid

I got it a few months ago and two of my buddies ended up buying the same chair after using mine once.

Pros:

-Good build quality

-Height adjustable seat and arms

-Tilt locking back

-Price

Cons:

-Doesn't look like a racecar seat

Forum Topic "Headset or headphones+mic recommendation"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Sennheiser Game Ones are the best headset I've ever used, great sound quality (That of the HD 558) the mic is great on it too.

They are basically HD 558's with a flip up muting mic, and volume control knob on them. Can't really go wrong there for gaming.

Forum Topic "1TB SSD - Worth It?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Depends if having all of your stuff on a faster, quieter drive is worth the premium price tag to you.

The Mushkin Reactor and MX 300 are good value SSD's that are middle of the road performers in the SSD world but will still wipe the floor with any spinning disk drive.

Forum Topic "1TB SSD - Worth It?"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I am currently running a 1tb Mushkin Reactor as my only drive. (Getting a 960 Evo for a boot drive/primary games soon)

I picked mine up on a flash sale off Newegg for like $230 which isn't bad for a 1tb drive. I was looking to drop spinning drives for noise purposes and I have to say I am impressed with the Reactor so far.

Forum Topic "Good 2.1 speakers for music/gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Pricey but maybe check out the Soundblaster Katana? Subwoofer is tall and narrow so it may fit your space better

Forum Topic "1st build is it good for gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

RX580 still isn't a bad choice, I'd recommend moving up to atleast 1920x1080 in the near future though

Forum Topic "1st build is it good for gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The build I gave you would demolish Overwatch even at max settings. I assume you're on 1080p/60Hz.

The RX580 you had listed would be perfect for that resolution, and you can get however beefy a processor you want for your budget. A 7600k wouldnt be a bad choice, its overclockable and can handle all sorts of workloads well. It excels at gaming. Its one of the best gaming processors.

Forum Topic "1st build is it good for gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

What kind of monitor? Resolution and refresh rate would affect parts that go into the computer itself.

$1500 would get a pretty good setup. Like the list I gave you and a pretty sweet monitor for $250-300

Forum Topic "1st build is it good for gaming"

Evil_Paroxysm 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

If you are comfortable spending your original lists amount then the parts list I gave you is far bettet and is very slightly cheaper. If you are trying to conserve as,much money as possible we would need to know your budget, and intended uses. Like primary games/editing/streaming etc

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