This is an improvement on my last rig. I had to replace my case with a Corsair Carbide 400 ATX mid. So I lost the optical drive, but I could hide the power supply . Then the water pump had to be replaced because the last one died. I then replaced the fans with Corsair HD120 rgb fans, so it’s quite and cool. I replace the LG from my last one with two ACER GN246HL. I still have the Dell from my last one, but I can’t mount it so a tv has taken its place. I Also had to replace the power supply with a Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold, the last one was making a high pitched squeal so I replaced it with a this fully-modular one. Just wish I had sleeved cables for it instead of the extenders. I also added a third hard drive, a Samsung 860 Evo 1TB SSD as the main drive.
Now with the displays, my ACER GN246NG 24", I can do 144HZ but I ran out of ports. to get 144FPS you need to use both the hdmi and the dvi-dul link. I would like to know if you used a display to HDMI and DVI would solve this? Some thing like this ( https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-Female-Adapter/dp/B00HNF0M08 ). Until then I can just run at 60fps and use my spare Display to DVI for one of the monitors.
The reason it is called Deadpool 1.5 is due to the fact that it retains the same motherboard, gpu, and cpu as my last build. But that said, it is still a powerful little machine. I use this rig for gaming, VR, and Media editing (3D modeling, Photoshop, sound editing, game design). For most of that work I use my XP-Pen Artist 15.6 for Substance Painter and Zbrush as well as drawing in Photoshop. a great tablet for a Wacom Cintiq alternative
As for the benchmarking. Here are the scores
144 FPS with Intel i5 6600k 08/14/2018
UserBenchmark: Gaming 90% Desktop 78% *Workstation 54% http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/9777161
Rise of the Tomb Raider Moutain Peak: 100.47 FPS (Min: 65.62, Max 162.40) Syria: 71.56 FPS (Min: 20.39, Max 97.27) Geothermal Valley: 77.43 FPS (Min: 6.87, Max 104.16) Overall score: 83.82 FPS
Mankind Devided Average: 65.6 FPS Minimum: 51.2 FPs *Maximum: 87.0FPS
3DMark 11 Preformance 1.0 *P14073
VRMARK ORANGE ROOM BENCHMARK DESKTOP 1.0 *SCORE 7432 https://www.3dmark.com/vrpor/243497
TIME SPY 1.0 *SCORE 5027 https://www.3dmark.com/spy/4222769
TIME SPY EXTREME 1.0 *SCORE 2,347 https://www.3dmark.com/spy/4222851
FIRE STRIKE 1.1 *SCORE 12,637 https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16128264
FIRE STRIKE ULTRA 1.1 *SCORE 3,948 https://www.3dmark.com/fs/16128802
ICE STORM 1.2 *SCORE 139,051 https://www.3dmark.com/is/4411689
ICE STORM EXTREME 1.2 *SCORE 105,273 https://www.3dmark.com/is/4411691
CLOUD GATE 1.1 *SCORE 19,891 https://www.3dmark.com/cg/4336075
SKY DIVER 1.0 *SCORE 26,447 https://www.3dmark.com/sd/5197810
API OVERHEAD TEST 1.5 https://www.3dmark.com/aot/266604
As an entry level CPU for anyone wanting to build an all in one PC for media creation, gaming, and vr. This is the processor for you.
This is the coolest cooler I have ever used. Keeping my CPU temps way down, I don't have to worry about over heating. And the RGB logo is a nice touch especialy as a warning light when the CPU is getting too hot. Which has yet to happen to me. My only complaint it the USB B cable feels bulky and hard the cable manage as well as the fan control wires that come out from the side. Wish they had them turned at a 90 degree angle so the could fold flush with the block.
This motherboard is okay. The built-in hardware is okay but the major flaw is the fact that it doesn't support SLI and the Gigabyte app center. Especially the SIV for monitoring your temps and fans speeds, which doesn't work, in fact it causes my fans connected to motherboard to stop working. I only got it because it was cheap and on sale.
In terms of memory for a PC, this is the best I have ever used before. every scenes I got these way back, They have never let me down and I am hoping to get another pair down the road so I have 64GB of ram. The only thing is that I wish it was in red as well for alternating colors on my rig. and that the prices would go down.
If you want to us this as a main drive for your OS. You can't due to the fact that the highest an operating system can be on is 2TB. But as a secondary storage drive for games music and movies. You can't go wrong. But is you are a person who wants to download a massive steam library of games and a crap ton of 720p to 1080p movies. You may want to look into a bigger drive.
A descent drive as you main boot dive if you don't have a SSD.
This has been one or my most reliable GPU's I have ever used. For gaming and 3D modeling. It is still running laps around other GPU's on the market and I still can't justify replacing it. If it wasn't for the fact that my motherboard doesn't support SLI, I would have another one by now.
In truth, the OS is fine. but the only reason I bought it was that when I switched out motherboards from AMD to Intel, I couldn't authenticate the OS anymore. The reason was that I upgraded for from from my student copy of 7 to 10 and the code no longer worked. Also, WHY THE HELL DO I NEED TO MAKE SURE I HAVE A COPY IN THE LANGUAGE I SPEAK!!!!!???? THAT SHOULD BE A SETTING WHEN INSTALLING IT!!!!!!! I had to go back to Best Buy and return the copy I grabbed because it was all in Spanish and no where on the box do they make that obvious at a glance.
Wireless Network Adapter
If you'r home has no Ethernet at all and your motherboard doesn't have WiFi built in. This is a must and works great. My rig now has Bluetooth and long ranged WiFi. The only grip I have is that the board is the bright green. I wish you had your pick of colors.
These fans are extremely quite and powerful. After I installed them, I couldn't hear them at all once I turned on my rig. But they were turning. The only time I could hear them was under a heavy work load.
While this is not as quite as the other Corsair fans out there. It is still extremely quite. With the programmable RGB and the control you can get with the Corsair Commander Pro, these are the fans for anyone who is joining the RGB movement. The one thing I wish for is that the plastic was more diffuse.
For an older monitor the picture is great and I truly enjoy using it. I love the glass display and wished that more monitor did this.
If your a gamer or create media content of any kind, this is something you want. With the programmable keys and thumb controls, you can do almost anything. The adjustable hand rest is nice. The software is great and you can have different profile for each of your programs and games that are automatically setup when the software is running. The only downside is that you need to be online for the software that runs it to work. But the new models have more features and buttons for a lesser price.
It's a wireless laser mouse. It works fine. Not much to say really.
As a vr fan, this is a must, especially if you use the touch controls. But this should already come with the rift so you have three towers to place.
Once you get this thing working, its great. When I installed it I was able to use the USB 2.0 headers on it to power and use the h100 pump I have and the USB 2.0 ports on the outside of my rig. But with the fans started when I started my rig up. Corsair LINK was not detecting it and the light from the RGB HD 120mm fans didn't work. But the fix was easy.
-uninstall and reinstall LINK, Close Link if is on. -Turn off you FIrewall -unplug the SATA Power from the Commander Pro -Have a friend take a bent paper clip and press and hold the reset button on the Commander Pro. -.While still holding the reset button. plug the SATA power back in. The LED on the Commander Pro should start blinking. -Once plugged in, remove the paper clip and your computer should now be detecting the unit. -if prompted, update the driver for it, If not prompted, open LINK and check the device for an update. If so, update. once finished, restart your pc and you should now have full control on the unit. Go to the Configure tab and arrange the icons correctly to your rig.
This is the best way to do VR on the market right now. While the HTC VIVE has a better display over all and room scaling. The Rift for me still has it beat. First of all is that it is comfortable, the light weight minimalist design is light enough that you will for get that it is on you head. The touch controls feel so right to hold. With the button layout similar to the Xbox One controller and the pressure sensitive grip and trigger for grabbing and shooting in vr feels perfect to me. Unlike the controllers for the VIVE that feel like I'm holding a clunky stick. And what I love most is that if you wear glasses, most frames will fit.
But there are a few draw backs that hold the system back. One is the screen door effect, that is when you can see the spaces on black line between the pixels. Which hopefully can be fixed with a denser display. Second is that the lenses, will out of the box the are great, they can be prone to scratches if not taken care of properly. This can be fixed if there was a viable screen protector for them that didn't effect the display negatively. Third is that the cable feels to be too short and could stand to be longer. Forth is that there is no true room scaling and to get close to that you need and third sensor that is sold separately and come with a USB active extension cable, if you buy form Amazon. Finally is the built in headphones and strap inferred sensors, while they are great in terms of sound quality. I found after a year of use, the the connection from the headset to the electronics in the strap failed. This hopefully is a simple hardware flaw and can be fixed with change in the hardware and/or the next version.
While this isn't much of a problem, The fact that none of the controllers have built in batteries in this day in age is just wrong. You will want to get 4 rechargeable AA batteries.
This by far is the best alternative to a Wacom Cintiq. The pen is passive with 8129 levels of pressure sensitivity and can be tweaked in the driver software. It has 6 programmable macro keys. It light and compact with the perfect size for media creation. The there are a few thing that I don't care for. I have with it is that the there is no way to adjust the display with out using the built in software. in the driver. The matte screen diffuses the image to much for me and I wish they could have just given my a glossy glass screen and sold/give you different screen protectors to fit your screen taste. There is no display to HDMI adapter in the box, so if you don't have a spare HDMI port, you'll need to get one. Also they don't include a stand with it nor a way to mount it to a swivel arm. They so sell a stand for it. But the price is too high for me. An cheap $10 iPad stand from Amazon will work just fine.