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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gtx 1070"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. Plenty of games out there that are either unoptimized to run on new hardware or are just graphically demanding, especially with mods.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gtx 1070"

  • 34 months ago
  • 0 points

Hmm just found some gameplay videos on youtube with similar specs.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkIbezWVQYd2u1XFqF3u5wA

With ubersampling on fps was in the range you're describing, when turned off it doubled.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gtx 1070"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Ubersampling is known to cripple performance, try changing it to DSR. Seems odd for a GTX 1070 to be that low at 1080p though.

Also be sure to update to the latest drivers and check if your CPU or GPU is overheating.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need new MOBO and CPU for NZXT Phantom 410, suggestions?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Good choice. I have a similar i5 4590 in my build, love it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1060 vs RX 480: Which one you should you buy for gaming?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1060/26.html

Graphs show about 10% increase in performance at 1080/1440p releative to the 480.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-pascal,4679-9.html

"Averaging out the percentage differences between them, GeForce GTX 1060 is about 13.5% quicker at 1920x1080 across our suite. Its advantage slips to 12.5% at 2560x1440"

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/07/nvidia-gtx-1060-review/

" But with around a 15 percent boost in performance on average for a 10 percent jump in price over the comparable 8GB RX 480, it's good value, and it overclocks like a champ with very little effort."

On titles that are well optimized the difference is very apparent.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need new MOBO and CPU for NZXT Phantom 410, suggestions?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrading to an i5 would be a good move if he plans to play more intensive games. If he only plays those games I'd suggest upgrading to a 120hz+ monitor as well or the upgrade would be pointless since any fps over 60 would be gone to waste (screen tearing).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need new MOBO and CPU for NZXT Phantom 410, suggestions?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

For that case it's normal but it shouldn't cause any problems. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5157/nzxt-phantom-410-the-boutique-favorite-goes-on-a-diet/3

He should be able to get 60FPS on high settings at 1080p in those games even with an entry level GPU. Can you post the full specs?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1060 vs RX 480: Which one you should you buy for gaming?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I could name other popular games that have a large gain on the GTX 1060. Just saying on average the number is closer to 15% compared to 5.7%, and this is going from credible review sites like tom's hardware, tech powerup, arstechnica, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1060 vs RX 480: Which one you should you buy for gaming?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry but it's clearly biased with false information. Gtx 1060 performs on average closer to 15% ahead of the Rx 480. The 4gb vs 8gb model entirely depends on the game at hand. The 5.7% increase in the link he had was for only one game and was the highest gain. Look at the last game and there was almost no difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for under $150"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

They are easy to recable but don't expect the cable to change the sound quality. Just pop open the grey cover to access the solder points.

I've heard some people like the Kramer mod (google it) but I haven't touched mine and am perfectly happy with it. If you want more bass you could bend the clip to get the driver closer to your ear, though farther from it the sound stage is greater.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dream build."

  • 34 months ago
  • 7 points

Not one of these again...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for under $150"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Open to buying used?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "V-Moda"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Good price. They are well built bass-head headphones.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for under $150"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a HyperX Revolver right? Over ear headphones like the ones your describing are just as big.

http://www.head-fi.org/content/type/61/id/1372659/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for under $150"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't recommend them enough, I take mine everywhere I go. Every enthusiast should have one in their pocket :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for under $150"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Koss KSC-75 for $15. Best value in audio.

https://www.amazon.com/Koss-KSC75-Portable-Stereophone-Headphones/dp/B0006B486K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469832443&sr=8-1&keywords=koss+ksc75

Natural and balanced sound, very comfortable to wear, and you can hear your surroundings while walking around. Not the most detailed headphones but for phone/portable usage they're great.

Plus they come with a lifetime warranty which they honor. Anything goes wrong they will fix it or send you a new pair.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Static, and No Audio"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty reinstalling your audio drivers and use the latest ones from the manufacturer's website.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CS GO Woes..."

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

CS:GO has one of the worst communities I've seen and I thought league was bad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2.1 PC Speakers"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind going without a sub I'd look into a pair of M-Audio AV32.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a new build boot up with hdmi?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

HDMI should be fine.

Try following the steps in this guide and see if it solves your problem,

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats the Cheapest, Legit Product Key I Can Get?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're a student you might be able to get it free or at a steep discount for Windows 10 education edition (similar to enterprise).

http://onthehub.com/search/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue/Black Headphones or Blue/Black Headset?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope. I've tried the M100 at my local Best Buy and found them very uncomfortable. Tiny earcups and thin earpads, your ear will be pressed against the driver.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what monitors are you running?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Old Emprex monitor 1280x1024 @75Hz

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What laptop do you have and do you like it?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

HP ProBook 6460b. Works great for my needs.

  • i5 2450m
  • 500GB HDD
  • 4GB RAM
  • Win 10 Pro

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue/Black Headphones or Blue/Black Headset?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. I'd go for the AD700x for comfort alone but the choice is in your hands. The Vmodas are like upgraded beats by dre.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue/Black Headphones or Blue/Black Headset?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

You can use it with any headphones, clips onto your shirt.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue/Black Headphones or Blue/Black Headset?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd avoid the LP series for sure. Muffled bassy sound similar to the Kraken.

If you have a Best Buy near you check out their Magnolia/home theater section. They usually have a few popular headphones on demo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue/Black Headphones or Blue/Black Headset?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Modmic and Vmoda boompro but they are fairly expensive for what they are. The modmic attatches to the side of your headphone and the boompro plugs into your headphone if it has a detachable 3.5mm cable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue/Black Headphones or Blue/Black Headset?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

U-3C had some good suggestions. Sennheiser HD 558 is also a similar alternative to the AD 700x which is worth looking into.

Open back headphones tend to sound more realistic and have a greater soundstage compared to closed back, for gaming I would go with one. Beyerdynamic headphones like the DT 990 or DT 880 will need a headphone amp to reach a good volume and improve their sound quality. On the cheap side there's the Fiio E10k dac/amp combo for $75.

For a mic Sony ECMCS3 clip on is a good choice for around $15.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Order of 10 Challenges"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The clues to the puzzle are there but to solve it you would need to rearrange the tiles

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Blue/Black Headphones or Blue/Black Headset?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have a set budget?

Kraken Pros are FAR from audiophile quality and are a poor value for the money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "List of best animes."

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

If sao is your #1 you need to watch more anime

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Open Back Headphones under 300 dollars"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Easy transition would be to the Sennheiser HD 600 or HD 650. Soundstage won't be as wide but the detail and realism is a clear league ahead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fastest Mousetrap Racer"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

As someone who has done this exact project back in high school my advice is to ditch all the extravagant designs. Your goal is to make it across the finish line in one piece.

Choose a design that is easy to construct so you can have a greater amount of time to test the vehicle and make changes as needed before race day. Research is crucial...look at past winning designs and take note of common features which you can incorporate into your own.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What was your first ever PC? And which games did you play on it?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Compaq Presario 5000: Pentium 4, 80GB HDD, 512mb DDR Ram.I played Space Cadet Pinball, Solitaire, Missile Command, Asteroids, Battlezone, and Centipede.

Internet was slow at home but when at the library I played lots of flash games, runescape, and lego racers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Legendary Cases"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not actually, that's awesome!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Legendary Cases"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Lian Yi PC-Y6

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AD-500X Or G633"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

AD 500x will have much higher build and sound quality than the Logitech headset. It uses a wing style headband which can be a problem if you have a small head since the clamp is not strong. The cable also tends to coil up easily. A similar headphone would be the Sennheiser HD 518, normal headband and comes with a removable cable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "alc892 vs alc1150"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be good with either one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2TB HDD for 37.99"

  • 34 months ago
  • 3 points

Refurbished though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver review"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it have the same drivers as the old HyperX Cloud?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any way to reduce that clamp feeling on m40xs"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You could try flexing the headband with your hands or leaving them on a box overnight.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on used cases"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

All my cases have been bought used though in good condition. As long as it's not missing any crucial parts or severely damaged I would say go for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus Strix 2.0 or Logitech G230?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a pair of decent headphones and use a clip on mic instead. Better value for your money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best how to build a PC tutorial."

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the drivers you need from the manufacturers' respective websites. CNET will download trashware onto your PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pokemon Go!"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. ZTE Zinger on kitkat

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pokemon Go!"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone around me is playing it but it won't work with my phone. :/ Crashes on the main page

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