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    Quote Originally Posted by Edort4 View Post
    Holy... thats a crazy price. I havent seen the msi below 325$. Only some zotec at 290$. Amazing buy there. Dunno whats going on with those cards in EU they are selling at 340€ (375$).
    I put off buying this card for 6+ months because it was steady at ~$330 and no major games were coming out on PC. I got burned on my last purchase of the 770 because the prices dropped a little more than 3 months later, just outside the EVGA buyback program window. I haven't seen any other stores selling the EVGA 970 for this cheap, but Newegg sometimes has good deals like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animeniax View Post
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    Ok, as soon as I get the certificate for it I'll PM you with the code.
    I actually ended up getting R6 Siege and it's been pretty fun since.

    Dell Demonstrates 30-inch 4K OLED Display

    I seriously can't wait for 120Hz OLED monitors, 4K or not.

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    What do Hz do for a monitor?

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    Smoother movement and quicker input delay, when combined with decent pixel response times.

    This site is very good if you're interested in reducing motion blur.

    http://www.blurbusters.com/faq/oled-motion-blur/

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    120Hz is half the story. I already have one of those monitors. It's the combination of that an OLED that I'm keen for as the latter has great pixel response time and contrast.
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    They say Freesync/G-sync does a lot more for a screen than simply a higher than normal refresh rate. But of course that only applies to games. It's not like desktop applications couldn't keep up any Hz count for the screen. It's too bad Nvidia once again had to go for closed technology, so one is married to the particular GPU vendor with a particular screen. Since I like to switch between AMD and Nvidia, I couldn't get one of those screens even if I wanted. At least not while they add extra to the price.

    After my bad experience, I'm not sure I'd get another Dell. But it's not like all screens wouldn't go oled in the future, unless something better appears or it never gets any cheaper.

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    G-sync would be great for anything that can't push 120Hz all the time, and I'd love to have that onboard.

    Freesync doesn't seem to be up to par with G-sync either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalobiian View Post
    Freesync doesn't seem to be up to par with G-sync either.
    Yeah. I reckon it's because Freesync relies less on special extra electronics on board. Ought to be cheaper, though. But then again, AMD stuff is always more cost effective for the buyer than Nvidia (which is why AMD is poor and Nvidia bosses are swimming in money).

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    I bought the Logitech Z533 over the new years sales for ~67AUD. Overall I'm disappointed. They're clear with decent bass extension, but their SNR is complete shit. Just by having the speakers on without sound, there's an audible hiss coming from the satellites. It's less noticable when you're listenning above moderate levels. Luckily for me I use speakers rarely, and at least they're still an upgrade from my Logitech R20s that have a broken volume knob and power button. The transient response of these speakers also aren't great. In fast/complex passages you can hear them failing to articulate.*

    Ideally I'd get bookshelf speakers at around the 500 dollar mark but there are size restraints to consider right now.

    * = these complaints are coming from someone who uses the AKG K701 as a primary listening headphone. These are pretty godly and are top as far as transient responses go. You'll only beat them with HD800 or Stax headphones. In retrospect it should be no surprise that I'm slightly disappointed. For the price however, they're decent. I'd still be hesitant to purchase them at this price given the soft hiss though.

    I also bought a totally unnecessary GTX1080 to replace my GTX970. No complaints there. Now I can push 120fps on high detail in rainbow six instead of low.
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    I don't know how you can be disappointed. They are cheap and they are Logitech. I'm sure they are worth exactly the money paid. Surely you didn't expect anything remotely close to what an audio enthusiast would be looking for?

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    I was disappointed because they had raving reviews mostly - and they were presumably reviewed at their recommended retail price of ~110-160AUD. To be honest they actually sound pretty damn good for their price.

    But then there's also the case of hiss when the audio is off. I've had cheaper speakers in the past that were otherwise sonically inferior, but were at least silent when they were meant to be. This is supposedly a common flaw in "powered speakers", but none of the powered speakers I've owned had this problem.

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    I don't think my setup had changed since my last post, until recently.

    Decided to spend money that I probably didn't have to on cpu/mobo/ram. Came from a DDR3 quadcore in ?2013 to Ryzen 5600x, some 3600mhz ram and a Asus Dark Hero motherboard.

    Performance is better I think? In Overwatch I'm still getting 200fps because I play on Medium 1080p anyway for that.. but some other games where I was more CPU bound I've experienced smoother gameplay. Borderlands was giving me intermittent problems, and MW Warzone too.

    The CPU loves to boost and gets warm, that's for sure.

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    I have also noticed with the Ryzen 3700X that it indeed likes to boost. It seems like you can't move the mouse without one core jumping to the high gigaherz for a moment. On average, though, it might not matter so much because apparently Ryzen, unlike Intel's CPUs at least in the recent past, put unused cores to sleep. So, cores won't be idling at 900MHz, or something, doing nothing, but they will actually be at 0MHz, figuratively speaking. If I've understood it correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraco View Post
    I have also noticed with the Ryzen 3700X that it indeed likes to boost. It seems like you can't move the mouse without one core jumping to the high gigaherz for a moment. On average, though, it might not matter so much because apparently Ryzen, unlike Intel's CPUs at least in the recent past, put unused cores to sleep. So, cores won't be idling at 900MHz, or something, doing nothing, but they will actually be at 0MHz, figuratively speaking. If I've understood it correctly.
    Yeah, that's what they do.

    I routinely see lots of cores sleeping, and the ones that do turn on usually go anywhere from 3.7-4.6GHz when awake. Ryzen Master shows this and later calculates an "effective clock" when it tries to average out clock speed over time.

    I suppose overall at stock it'd run cooler than my old Intel 1230v3 CPU, but that thing will turboboost to 3.7GHz (as is the Intel stock Turbo-boost setting) even if it hits 95C. Only at 100C will it back off. The Ryzen by default takes temps into its own boosting considerations, and thus will never boost past 4.2GHz when it's past 75C or something for example, even though it's still quite far from its TJMax of 95C. As such, I end up having to adjust the fan curve to cool more aggressively as well, which means that it ramps up and down sometimes when firefox opens.

    I haven't run into that USB dropout issue that plagued these chips over the past year. I guess the supposed BIOS update fixed it after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalobiian View Post
    I haven't run into that USB dropout issue that plagued these chips over the past year. I guess the supposed BIOS update fixed it after all.
    I still haven't even installed the bios update. One these mythological days I will get down to it, at the same time replacing the last spinning HDDs with SSDs, and reinstalling Win10.

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    I still have 2x12TB HDDs running. Until write endurance isn't a thing for SSDs or they get cheap enough for lots of storage, I guess I'll be hanging onto HDDs for some time yet. That said, my 8 year old intel SSD is still kicking with 42% life left.

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