• Merry Christmas everyone and a happy new year

  • and the same to you and all other members

  • Merry Christmas to all and a happy new year 🙂 Lets hope the celebrity deaths aren't going to pile up again.

  • ,merry Christmas all

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    Merry crimbo.

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  • Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Hope you all are having a nice day.

    Anyone get anything nice?

  • @Calum I got a migraine from trying to fix my damn PC!!!!

    Merry Christmas biker dudes. 🌲 🐓 🌲 🍻 🌲

  • @CYBER-NINJA PC problems as well? 😛 Custom build?

    @Calum Got myself an HTC Vive, been on it past 3 days. Epic stuff.

  • @Minia aww wow. I was thinking about one of those myself. But simply cannot justify the price at this moment in time.

    What spec is your rig anyhow?

  • @Calum You should have thought about it a bit more. The price is hefty and it won't stop there because you'll then want to buy games and all the other cool stuff, but it's an incredible experience and I've really enjoyed it despite it basically being exercise, something that I never do and haven't done in about 2 years. It's very tiring!

    Case - Corsair 450D Windowed
    CPU - AMD FX-8350 Black Edition 4.5GHz
    Cooler - Corsair H100i
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600Mhz
    GPU - Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 390X Nitro 8GB OC
    MOBO - Asus M5A99FX Pro 2.0
    PSU - Corsair HX750i
    HDD - WD Caviar Black 1TB
    SSD - Crucial MX100 256GB

    All that is powering a BenQ XT2730Z for primary monitor and a BenQ GW2765 for browsing, movies, anime, drawing, photoshop etc. Both are 27 inch, 1440p. XT is 144Hz, GW is 60Hz.

    I'd throw a picture in but last time I took a picture of the setup was a year and a half ago and it has changed quite a bit so you'll have to forgive me.

  • @Minia And it runs okay on that setup?

    From what I read, my system was entry level for VR. And really you'd want to be at the higher end of that spectrum.

  • @Calum You're running a 970 aren't you? Update me with your specs if not. I have no problem running the Vive on this setup, frames are always hitting 90 unless the game is loading where it can stutter a bit but that is normal. Minimum card at the moment for VR is the 970 and 4GB VRAM, but I've only seen 1 game actually use 4GB VRAM on a card.

  • @Minia said in Merry Christmas:

    @CYBER-NINJA PC problems as well? 😛 Custom build?

    Yep fully water cooled beast, finally tracked the prob down to my RAM, for some strange reason I have 2 identical 16GB kits of Ripjaws 4, which now do not wanna play together. They work fine on their own but put em together and they crash my PC on boot!!!

  • @CYBER-NINJA Did you build the coolant system yourself like me?

    AlsobHow bizarre.

    But does your motherboard support 32Gb ram?

    Also is it single, dual or quad channel. What's the maximum throughput through eaxh channels. Have you tried lookingo for a BIOS update?

  • @Calum Here's the build thread;


    Asus Rampage V Extreme supports upto 64GB of RAM, so it should be all OK. All Bios and drivers are up-to-date. I had a prob with something shorting out, I suspected it was the Ripjaws 4 (quad channel, 2133MHz - 3000MHz Frequency) RAM gone bad, but the fault killed the mobo and fried two 5930K chips. Luckily they are still under warranty so I RMA'd em both and eventually got brand new replacements. The only hardware which is not new is the RAM and my 2 Titan X's.

    The RAM is playing up as previously stated, I had them overclocked running 2668Mhz @1.5V, so that may have been their downfall? And now after I had a water leak, my 2 Titan X's got wet and are now dead. So the frustration continue's sadly..................... 😞

  • @CYBER-NINJA So you've paid someone to build you a computer and it sounds like they have fcked up! That's not on surely!

    Build looks grand though. My only gripe with it, is that clearly someone has put a lot of effort into building that rig, then to use flexi acrylic pipes just let it down. I would love to see proper hard lines being plumbed into that as it would really finish off that high caliber build.

    Who's got steam accounts?

  • @Calum I got steam 🙂

  • @Calum I paid no-one to build it dude, that's all my own handywork - lots of hours, blood, sweat and tears have gone into that rig. Plus I've had to save up for parts, so it's taken me 2 years to get it to where it is today.The only work which I've paid for is the CNC cutting of the window in the side panel and having the front panel cut out to my design. Other than that It's all been built at home, as a scratch build starting with the case. I had an air cooled rig as my main PC whilst I worked on this rig. Which I used to test out some parts and then switched them into this build. as that way I could learn how things worked together or not???

    I'm no PC expert and do not have any IT training or tech knowhow, I've learnt the hard way by doing some research, then trial and error, so yes mistakes do get made from time to time. I decided to use flexi pipes as I was unsure if the twin resevoirs would work and what the flow rate would be like? Once I was happy with the water flow and cooling, I could then switch to hard pipes in the future. This rig is still a labour of love and very much a work in progress project, which will get upgraded as new components get released!!! 😉

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    I use steam! Add me MiiGHTYM4N 😉

  • @Calum 970 is at the bottom in the top 5 performing GPUs for VR. R9 Fury wins it, 1080 second, 390X third, 390 fourth and the 970 is fifth. So in one sense you're at the bottom GPU wise, but you can still run VR, so I wouldn't get too bogged down on it. HTC Vive 2 was announced as well so if you want wait until that to get a first generation vive for cheaper.

    Also if some of you folks want to add me on steam feel free, just make sure to pop a comment saying who it is either on my profile or pm me otherwise I'll probably ignore it.