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Nervusbreakdown

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Im curious as to why you would go with that extremely old, power hungry CPU vs say a Ryzen 4 core 8 thread which would be faster? Cost?
because at that time I had bought the last board already before the whole ryzen came out and I didnt want to buy another board and on top of that the price was creeping up. I was almost done and it would cost cheaper to get get the processor.

Also, the board I had was an MSI 970, so it cant take the newer chips. I had to go with the AM3+

I just wanted to see this done.

I am happy with what I have for now.
 

Nervusbreakdown

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This bad boy came in!



 
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VaLLiancE

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Thinking about selling my 1080 ti aorus extreme as i hear i could get more than i payed.
 

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Just got this mic setup!
Is this the NW-700? I was going to get a mic setup for my Home PC, sending shockwaves to the likes to the Pewdiepie & applepie, of streaming, until I record (on my phone) & heard my voice. :smash:
 

Nervusbreakdown

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Is this the NW-700? I was going to get a mic setup for my Home PC, sending shockwaves to the likes to the Pewdiepie & applepie, of streaming, until I record (on my phone) & heard my voice. :smash:
I got this

The reason is that I am running linux OS which it works flawlessly


good price

There is something wrong here, every time I put a link it change into a media
 
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starseeker

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I got this

The reason is that I am running linux OS which it works flawlessly


good price

There is something wrong here, every time I put a link it change into a media
This microphone & pretty much the brand do not ship to where I live.
I wanted a USB one with a Headphone input. USB as I do not want extra external power source from an Interface or Power supply as I have only one wall Socket where my desk is, & already using 4 plugs (2 for my monitors, 1 for speaker, & another for Desktop) for the socket extension.

A headphone jack with no latency would be nice as I want to improve my voiceover & I need to be able to hear my own voice to do so. Not a deal breaker though as I can plug headphone to PC I suppose.

Anyway, here is my current home office/PC gaming setup. Only the pasteboard to the right is new really.


I intend to take all postcards & non-work essential stuff off my pasteboard. if I got another pasteboard, I put all my postcards to it.
I wanted it the desk setup to be work focus, & of course conducive to gaming.

Speakers are cheap Logitech. Nothing too fancy. I am tone retard (as in I barely tell difference between good & bad sound), so having expensive 1s is waste of $. Importance is it has accessible volume control & headphone jack if I need to be quiet at night.

Tablet are old Wacom Intuos 4, which I have for at least 7-8 years, 1 of the little LCD screen has some bad pixels, but otherwise does the job.

Desktop PC is 970 GTX, i7-4790 3.6GHz 16GB DDR3 bought in 2015 for Witcher 3. Still rocking. I can play most games at about 60fps at reasonable settings. I never experience 30fps gaming since until I looted up my dust collector call PS4 again to play God of war.

Left Monitor is Acer 24" G245HQ, nothing fancy. Right monitor is Philips Brillance 19" which I have for at least 10 years. Workhorse & still as good as the day I bought it.

The keyboard is cheap rubberpad Keyboard/mouse combo from MS. The old one, which is even cheaper & came with the desktop, because I did something dumb, by washing it with shower hose, & too impatient to wait for it to dry before plugging in to USB port again. Needless to say, 1/2 of the keys fail to register. I was tempted to buy one of those fancy RGB gaming keyboards but eventually picked a simpler ones as I think I may be too "abusive" & broke them in no time. Besides, I don't play competitive games to need all those fancy pre-programmable keys.

The mouse is logitech G502. Having a good mouse is more essential, & the extra buttons & ability to adjust mouse sensitivity are something I can be appreciated & use. I got a good price for the G502 as the place I shopped was closing down & give a big discount on it. No brainer.

As for software, I do have ALOT. They include the typical Utility software like anti virus, Anti Malware, multimedia like softify/itune, games of course, Editing tools like MS office, Photoshop, & tools for game development which are all the icons you see at the right side of the main Monitor.

I am looking to add a microphone to complete the setup. Maybe some plants & superhero figurine to improve the mood.

One last thing, I have a standard Office chair from Ikea. It is pretty high quality even though it was from Ikea, but it doesn't improve the posture (backbones) & I am thinking of upgrade to a gaming chair. I did some scientific tests on some, by that I mean sitting on them, & there are some that actually improve posture & make me sit up straight & they are not overly expensive, like within 200€.
Improve posture is good for bones, & I am not getting any younger, and improve focus over time.
 
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Nervusbreakdown

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This microphone & pretty much the brand do not ship to where I live.
I wanted a USB one with a Headphone input. USB as I do not want extra external power source from an Interface or Power supply as I have only one wall Socket where my desk is, & already using 4 plugs (2 for my monitors, 1 for speaker, & another for Desktop) for the socket extension.

A headphone jack with no latency would be nice as I want to improve my voiceover & I need to be able to hear my own voice to do so. Not a deal breaker though as I can plug headphone to PC I suppose.

Anyway, here is my current home office/PC gaming setup. Only the pasteboard to the right is new really.


I intend to take all postcards & non-work essential stuff off my pasteboard. if I got another pasteboard, I put all my postcards to it.
I wanted it the desk setup to be work focus, & of course conducive to gaming.

Speakers are cheap Logitech. Nothing too fancy. I am tone retard (as in I barely tell difference between good & bad sound), so having expensive 1s is waste of $. Importance is it has accessible volume control & headphone jack if I need to be quiet at night.

Tablet are old Wacom Intuos 4, which I have for at least 7-8 years, 1 of the little LCD screen has some bad pixels, but otherwise does the job.

Desktop PC is 970 GTX, i7-4790 3.6GHz 16GB DDR3 bought in 2015 for Witcher 3. Still rocking. I can play most games at about 60fps at reasonable settings. I never experience 30fps gaming since until I looted up my dust collector call PS4 again to play God of war.

Left Monitor is Acer 24" G245HQ, nothing fancy. Right monitor is Philips Brillance 19" which I have for at least 10 years. Workhorse & still as good as the day I bought it.

The keyboard is cheap rubberpad Keyboard/mouse combo from MS. The old one, which is even cheaper & came with the desktop, because I did something dumb, by washing it with shower hose, & too impatient to wait for it to dry before plugging in to USB port again. Needless to say, 1/2 of the keys fail to register. I was tempted to buy one of those fancy RGB gaming keyboards but eventually picked a simpler ones as I think I may be too "abusive" & broke them in no time. Besides, I don't play competitive games to need all those fancy pre-programmable keys.

The mouse is logitech G502. Having a good mouse is more essential, & the extra buttons & ability to adjust mouse sensitivity are something I can be appreciated & use. I got a good price for the G502 as the place I shopped was closing down & give a big discount on it. No brainer.

As for software, I do have ALOT. They include the typical Utility software like anti virus, Anti Malware, multimedia like softify/itune, games of course, Editing tools like MS office, Photoshop, & tools for game development which are all the icons you see at the right side of the main Monitor.

I am looking to add a microphone to complete the setup. Maybe some plants & superhero figurine to improve the mood.

One last thing, I have a standard Office chair from Ikea. It is pretty high quality even though it was from Ikea, but it doesn't improve the posture (backbones) & I am thinking of upgrade to a gaming chair. I did some scientific tests on some, by that I mean sitting on them, & there are some that actually improve posture & make me sit up straight & they are not overly expensive, like within 200€.
Improve posture is good for bones, & I am not getting any younger, and improve focus over time.
I will be ording a new tablet for drawing soon its a 21 inch LCD tablet so I can do a lot more artwork. I really never use my art stuff for all these years and now that I have the time I will be changing that.
 

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I will be ording a new tablet for drawing soon its a 21 inch LCD tablet so I can do a lot more artwork. I really never use my art stuff for all these years and now that I have the time I will be changing that.
If you need any advice on drawing/painting on PC, let me know. I don't consider myself an expert but I can make some recommendation base on your needs since I have years of experience in using PC as a painting platform.

By the way, how do you like your gaming seat so far? Is it worth the hype? Improve long-term sitting etc?
 

Nervusbreakdown

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If you need any advice on drawing/painting on PC, let me know. I don't consider myself an expert but I can make some recommendation base on your needs since I have years of experience in using PC as a painting platform.

By the way, how do you like your gaming seat so far? Is it worth the hype? Improve long-term sitting etc?
i love the seat for the price I paid for. I can't see my self-paying like $300 USD for it on those high end. So far Ithings are good but to be honest those gaming chairs are way overhyped. I think it's more of a fashing like those yellow glasses to help improve your eyes instead of blinking.

I was looking at this tablet so yeah I will come for you when I get this bad boy!
 

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lol G Sync pricing
 

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As disgusting as it is, It's seriously worth it. Love my G-Sync monitor.
Couldn't tell you what if any differences there are between it and Freesync, but I have a Freesync monitor and agree it is quite awesome. Just sucks you guys have to pay so much more for it.
 

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Couldn't tell you what if any differences there are between it and Freesync, but I have a Freesync monitor and agree it is quite awesome. Just sucks you guys have to pay so much more for it.
Gsync has much better low frame rate compensation than freesync.
 

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Gsync has much better low frame rate compensation than freesync.
What is this low frame rate you speak of? :wink:
 

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I have never had a single problem with AMD processors.

Can't speak on their cards but my CPU has been going strong for the last 3 years.