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Old 04-10-23, 07:53 PM
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So I guess I'm gonna have to save up (or hope for a sale) for that Skytech Gaming - PRISM II. Not cheap, but if it's as good as he says, I'm sure I'll be happy. That being said, that Corsair Vengeance i7400 w/ 4090 and 13th Gen i9 sure is tempting, especially given the flexible 24 month payment option.

Somewhat related question, however, since I plan to hook this up to an Atmos capable 7.2.4 receiver, I needn't be concerned with a soundcard, right? Just get Dolby Access for games with Atmos audio and simply output 7.1 through the video card's HDMI out for everything else? I'm assuming/hoping that hasn't changed (aside from needing Dolby Access) since the last time I built a PC.

Originally Posted by K&AJones
Just saw this over at Skyteck and frankly this is a really good deal...a well vented case, has a Nvidia 3070Ti, a 750Watt Power Supply (a lot of pre-built have a 600Watt), the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X which yea it's a bit old but still solid. Only gripe is the stock CPU Fan which put a better aftermarket Air Fan for around $50, add another 16gb DDR memory and that's one-heck-of-a-pc... Chronos (skytechgaming.com)
That is a fantastic deal but it says it's out of stock.

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Old 04-11-23, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
So I guess I'm gonna have to save up (or hope for a sale) for that Skytech Gaming - PRISM II. Not cheap, but if it's as good as he says, I'm sure I'll be happy. That being said, that Corsair Vengeance i7400 w/ 4090 and 13th Gen i9 sure is tempting, especially given the flexible 24 month payment option.

Somewhat related question, however, since I plan to hook this up to an Atmos capable 7.2.4 receiver, I needn't be concerned with a soundcard, right? Just get Dolby Access for games with Atmos audio and simply output 7.1 through the video card's HDMI out for everything else? I'm assuming/hoping that hasn't changed (aside from needing Dolby Access) since the last time I built a PC.



That is a fantastic deal but it says it's out of stock.
To ME...Soundcards are for real audio enthusiasts to get the best audio period.....many Motherboards have excellent audio codecs built on them and provide some really good sound. The one thing to look for are the Back Panel Connections...some still have a Fiber Connection. But Audio Cards are out there to add...

I like the Corsair Line since their products are top notch...Memory, Fans, Coolers and cases. I just wish they had more of their case line as options. It's always the same case for all either White or Black.
Old 04-11-23, 08:57 PM
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I like the Corsair Line since their products are top notch...Memory, Fans, Coolers and cases. I just wish they had more of their case line as options. It's always the same case for all either White or Black.
Unless it negatively affects the thermals, or is too unwieldy to fit in my home theater (I've seen some zany case designs), I don't worry too much about the case. Heck, I'd keep the RGB off too since I'd rather my PC fade into the background.
Old 04-17-23, 10:47 PM
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Gorgeous (although I'd turn off the RGB entirely). I'd love to play on this beast. . Just, sadly, overpriced.

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Old 04-19-23, 07:01 AM
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One of my two favorite YouTubers who talk about PC Gaming and Parts....had this new one on Motherboards. Straight to point and a brief history as well...and once again right....and one below iton GPU Pricing and he hits that about right as well...



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I did end up picking up a Lenovo Legion 7i Gen 7, with an RTX 3080 ti. Definitely enough for what I need it for, and was able to play on my 70" 4K TV with no issues, but I've only tested a few games so far. RDR2 was nice and smooth at the highest res. It'll be nice to be able to throw a bunch of mods on some games again.

I looked at the RTX 40xx models, but they were all basically an extra $1,000, and it just wasn't worth it to me.
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Old 04-21-23, 12:39 PM
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I did end up picking up a Lenovo Legion 7i Gen 7, with an RTX 3080 ti. Definitely enough for what I need it for, and was able to play on my 70" 4K TV with no issues, but I've only tested a few games so far. RDR2 was nice and smooth at the highest res. It'll be nice to be able to throw a bunch of mods on some games again.

I looked at the RTX 40xx models, but they were all basically an extra $1,000, and it just wasn't worth it to me.
Welcome to the Lenovo Legion club. I'm really happy with mine and it's not nearly as powerful as yours.
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Thanks! Yeah, it seems like they've been doing a really good job with these. I never thought I'd go with a prebuilt, but these seem really nice.
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Old 04-21-23, 07:23 PM
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Now if only Buzz could just pull the trigger...
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Old 04-22-23, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Music
Now if only Buzz could just pull the trigger...
this vdeo was from 4 months ago...and it's even worse now. I have about three choice with CPU, Motherboard RAM, Coolers, Power Supply...about 4-5 on Cases...however with Video Cards my head is swimming to figure out what is what, specs, new, old and the costs....mostly high...is all over the place. However I think with new and more cards out there, add that sales are down maybe some of these cards in the mix will see more price drops but you seriously can't have 2/3 of the Video Cards out there priced at $800 to $2000....there's just not enough buyers for that range.........then add some of the new games just out and coming soon are pretty much stressing some medium to high systems.



And anyone thinking on New RTX 4070.....


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Old 04-22-23, 08:17 PM
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Anyone up for some (terrible) liquid cooling?


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Old 04-25-23, 03:47 PM
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AMD has announced the Ryzen Z1 SoCs for use with handheld gaming devices. It's initially going to be a timed exclusive to ASUS, first showing up in the ROG Ally
https://www.theverge.com/2023/4/25/2...treme-rog-ally
https://www.amd.com/en/processors/ryzen-z1

Seemingly in sync with that announcement, the "hands on" previews of the ASUS ROG Ally have started dropping:

https://www.theverge.com/23695254/as...nds-on-preview
https://www.engadget.com/asus-rog-al...140054506.html
https://www.pcworld.com/article/1796...d-options.html
https://www.cnet.com/tech/gaming/asu...eld-pc-gaming/
https://www.pcmag.com/news/asus-rog-...the-steam-deck
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And apparently Nintendo is mentioned!
Old 04-25-23, 07:32 PM
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Well that case is... Unique...

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Old 04-28-23, 02:08 PM
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This month's Humble Bundle includes Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Aliens Fireteam Elite, Rollerdrome, and Life is Strange 2 Complete among others for those interested.
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This month's Humble Bundle includes Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Aliens Fireteam Elite, Rollerdrome, and Life is Strange 2 Complete among others for those interested.
So Humble Bundle is exclusively monthly/yearly now?
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So Humble Bundle is exclusively monthly/yearly now?
It's Humble Bundle Choice technically, which is their monthly bundle for like $11/mo.
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It's Humble Bundle Choice technically, which is their monthly bundle for like $11/mo.
That sucks. Oh well.
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Eh, $11 for those titles is still pretty solid, and you don't have to actually subscribe.
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Nice opinion pc over at Digital Trends that pretty much hits the nail on the head.....

It pains me to say, but it’s officially a bad time to be a PC gamer ....... It's a bad time to be a PC gamer, and that makes me sad | Digital Trends
Old 05-06-23, 12:31 PM
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Another Corsair Vengeance review. I find it funny that he doesn't like that it's not too flashy looking, whereas that was the first pro in my book. But then I strongly dislike RGB lighting.

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Old 05-07-23, 08:23 AM
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I've always like Corsair products; they're pretty much too notch....However....on their Built PC's they basically have 2-3 case choices despite having at least 10 models and for the majority of these it's one model (nothing wrong but it's one model 4000D) it's Black or White...the awesome ICUE 5000T case is only for the Top Tier PC's...about half way on the benchmark tests at the 4K and cost ratio, he actually does a sales pitch for the Skytech Asure II.... Azure 2 (skytechgaming.com)
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Yeah, he does really seem to like Skytech. He does make their products seem like a worthwhile proposition.
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Old 05-08-23, 08:59 PM
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I have a skytech, bought it 3 years ago and couldn't be happier with it, especially for the price I paid for it.
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This seems an interesting build for a living room / couch setup.



Originally Posted by RichC2
I have a skytech, bought it 3 years ago and couldn't be happier with it, especially for the price I paid for it.
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Glad to know, as I am leaning that way. What model did you get, if I may ask?
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