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Offline Rhys5555  
#1 Posted : Monday, 12 March 2018 6:57:27 p.m.(UTC)
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Gen-X Special Edition - Arctic vs Gen-X - Elite

Why would i pick one over the other or are they basically the same?

Also i've been told i need better monitor to get the most out of a 1080ti (currently have a Benq E2220HD)
What would be the cheapest, good enough, monitor to get?

Any help appreciated
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:59:41 a.m.(UTC)
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Hey,

Both systems hardware wise would be very similar in performance in most everyday tasks and gaming.

The Gen-X SE – Artic’s hardware is more aligned to gaming; Games are generally more responsive to higher MHz, so the 8700K can run at 4.7Ghz @ Turbo Frequency compared to 4.3Ghz on the I7-7820X. The Gen-X SE Arctic is also configured with a high-end water cooling loop which would be taking up a chunk of the cost, but adds exta cooling performance and aesthetic appeal.

The Gen-X Elite would be slightly more geared to workstation and multitasking loads. The 2 extra cores can be an advantage when rendering or processing large data sets and extreme multitasking. But still not a massive difference when compared to the 8700K.

The other specs in both systems are very similiar and wont have much overall effect on performance.

If you are after a gaming machine with high performance without the water cooling loop in the GEN-X SE Arctic you could go for - www.computerlounge.co.nz...ysid=241&systypeid=3 and configure it and upgrade the video card to a 1080ti. The price would come in around $4500 and it would be the same performance but without the watercooling loop.

With regards to your BenQ monitor the 1080ti will defiantly be overkill at 1920 x 1080. So if you are happy with your monitor then it is fine. But most people would only need a GTX1060 to GTX1070 on that sort of screen.

If you want to get the most out of your video card, games and visual experience then you should look at a monitor with increased size (27"), Increased Res 2560 x 1440 - G-sync and 144hz. Something like the following - http://www.computerloung...entview.asp?partid=29272 This is a couple of levels above what you have. It is also a much larger monitor as well.

G-Sync - https://www.geforce.com/...4hz-ips-monitor-unveiled

Most people tend to be particular about the case: http://www.computerloung...asp?parttypeid=0&t=5

Once you have looked around our site, let us know what you want your pc specifically for and we can quote you up something specific.

Thanks.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, 13 March 2018 7:32:20 p.m.(UTC)
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Mind my ignorance, but what would be the advantage of water cooling over not water cooled. (ive only ever fan cooled) Also does any extra maintanence come with water cooling?

Budget: $5-6k (give or take)

Use: System used for gaming (mostly pubg followed by an array of games that in no way need a powerful rig, but... you know... want the frames for pubg)

Components: Do need a monitor, pair of $100 gaming headphones.

Specifics: Want a 1080ti because ive only ever had mid range gfx cards.

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, 14 March 2018 2:26:48 p.m.(UTC)
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Watercooling is generally cooler than a standard AIO or air cooler, though it's commonly used as an aesthetic boost to really spice up your pc and make it stand out from the crowd.

Maintenance is just switching out the coolant once every 12-18 months or so just to make sure the system stays clean, though we can always do that for you.

I'd recommend an ultrawide monitor for gaming, though a standard 16x9 ratio will be perfectly fine, though as for headphones I'd recommend pushing up into the mid-tier ($300 or so) to really compliment and benefit your setup.

As for the system, do you have any aesthetic preferences, storage requirements etc.?
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#5 Posted : Thursday, 15 March 2018 5:09:33 p.m.(UTC)
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Im easy when it comes to aesthetics, i prioritise function over form.

I've also never owned a SSD, and 500gb doesnt feel like enough. Should i get a bigger SSD, a second SSD or go for SSD and HDD for sundry files?

I figure i could survive with 1tb overall.
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#6 Posted : Friday, 16 March 2018 9:28:15 a.m.(UTC)
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I've put together a system for you designed for performance and reliability.

This includes the industry-leading Intel i7-8700k, Noctua U12S and Samsung 860 EVO, I've also added a 165Hz IPS monitor for performance in gaming and the Beyerdynamic Custom Game headset as it easily outshines its competition.

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#7 Posted : Monday, 19 March 2018 6:40:23 p.m.(UTC)
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Hi there, thanks for all the help with this.

Can i be requoted without the headphones, and with the Acer Predator XB271HUA 27" QHD 1ms TN 165Hz GSync Monitor

Also any guesses how much i'd be paying for shipping to Wellington?

I'm so pumped for this PC.
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, 20 March 2018 9:45:40 a.m.(UTC)
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Morning Rhys5555,


I would estimate Freight to be around $40-$50.


Here is your updated quote, let me know if any further changes need to be made.


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#9 Posted : Thursday, 22 March 2018 11:44:59 a.m.(UTC)
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So whats the process for me actually ordering and paying for my quote?

Do i use the online ordering tool?

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#10 Posted : Thursday, 22 March 2018 1:42:47 p.m.(UTC)
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You can either send through a bank transfer using your order number as the reference or I can make a special order for you via our website.
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#11 Posted : Friday, 23 March 2018 3:44:11 p.m.(UTC)
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Righto, payment made.

Can someone PM me about how to arrange Delivery?
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#12 Posted : Friday, 23 March 2018 4:34:28 p.m.(UTC)
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#13 Posted : Saturday, 24 March 2018 1:27:07 a.m.(UTC)
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Please see PM
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#14 Posted : Thursday, 29 March 2018 3:13:17 p.m.(UTC)
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Can you please PM me an estamated date for dispatch?

Cheers
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#15 Posted : Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:13:24 a.m.(UTC)
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Morning Rhys5555,


I have double checked this for you and it appears it was shipped on the 29th of last month and has been signed for and received.


I'm just double checking you have received this safe and sound?
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#16 Posted : Thursday, 5 April 2018 7:22:18 p.m.(UTC)
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Thanks for following up, it arrived safe and sound first thing on Tuesday morning! (stupid easter making me wait 4 days!)

It looks great, and its running perfectly. 10/10 would shop again!
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#17 Posted : Saturday, 7 April 2018 11:02:01 a.m.(UTC)
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Morning Rhys5555,

Awesome to hear!
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