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Postby Tyler » Mon May 02, 2016 8:23 am

I forgot that my AmEx has free Shoprunner. I can get free 2 day shipping from Newegg. Wags, does that help you now that you're done?
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Postby wags83 » Mon May 02, 2016 9:11 am

As a matter of fact it does not, but I'll keep it in mind when I build a new computer in 9 years.
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Postby Tyler » Sat May 07, 2016 7:45 pm

If only wags would have waited. GTX 1070 and 1080 cards announced.

http://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-gtx-1080/ ... er_pcgamer
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Postby bmyoungs » Sat May 07, 2016 8:32 pm

So many tflops

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Postby Tyler » Tue May 31, 2016 9:41 pm

AMD just announced a $200 GPU that (on paper) performs as well as the GTX 980 for VR.

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/05/ ... ice-specs/
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Postby wags83 » Tue May 31, 2016 9:51 pm

Can't afford not to build a VR system.
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 31, 2016 9:55 pm

wags83 wrote:Can't afford not to build a VR system.

You better sell your 970 while you can still get money for it.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:17 pm

According to this article the new $200 card will be 2x as powerful as my GTX 670

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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:37 pm

Interesting. Is it any better than the similarly priced r9 380? Or the gtx 960?

If I was doing a gaming computer right now I'd probably buy the gtx 1070 seems like the best performance for the money. Of course none of them have really been released yet so I could be totally wrong.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:06 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Interesting. Is it any better than the similarly priced r9 380? Or the gtx 960?

If I was doing a gaming computer right now I'd probably buy the gtx 1070 seems like the best performance for the money. Of course none of them have really been released yet so I could be totally wrong.

I would say easily better than the GTX 960 and R9 380. Those cards are barely better than my GTX 760 and like that article said, noticeable difference over that.

Of course if you were building a brand new system and your funds allowed it, the GTX 1070 would be the way to go, but most people don't need a top of the line card, especially if you are gaming in only 1080p and on a 60hz monitor.
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Postby CrckrJack » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:56 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Interesting. Is it any better than the similarly priced r9 380? Or the gtx 960?

If I was doing a gaming computer right now I'd probably buy the gtx 1070 seems like the best performance for the money. Of course none of them have really been released yet so I could be totally wrong.

I would say easily better than the GTX 960 and R9 380. Those cards are barely better than my GTX 760 and like that article said, noticeable difference over that.

Of course if you were building a brand new system and your funds allowed it, the GTX 1070 would be the way to go, but most people don't need a top of the line card, especially if you are gaming in only 1080p and on a 60hz monitor.

Yeah but the 1070 is super cheap.
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Postby CrckrJack » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:05 am

I think I will upgrade to the 1070 when it comes out, I have been very happy with my 970, but Legion might be a tad more demanding.

Actually jk, I am getting a new CPU. I am pretty sure that is my bottleneck right now.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:26 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post I think I will upgrade to the 1070 when it comes out, I have been very happy with my 970, but Legion might be a tad more demanding.

Actually jk, I am getting a new CPU. I am pretty sure that is my bottleneck right now.

Why not both?!
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Postby CrckrJack » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:49 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post I think I will upgrade to the 1070 when it comes out, I have been very happy with my 970, but Legion might be a tad more demanding.

Actually jk, I am getting a new CPU. I am pretty sure that is my bottleneck right now.

Why not both?!

Omg you're right.

i5-6600k is like 240... will probably grab that.
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Postby CrckrJack » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:58 am

I actually have no idea how CPUs are measured. Apparently my i7-3770k is amazing. so maybe that isn't my bottleneck... The only time i ever notice anything is during intense AoE fights on WoW while I am recording.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:01 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post i5-6600k is like 240... will probably grab that.

What do you have now? Do you have a i5-4670K like me? If so, going to the i5-6600k is not worth it. You'll barely notice any gains. You need to get into 6 core CPUs to really beat what you have now.

You have a liquid cooler, just OC your chip now. My 4670K is 3.5ghz stock but it can easily run at 4.4ghz. I do 4.2 since my cooler is a little guy.

EDIT: You just posted you have an i7 that is plenty powerful. Same thing applies, try overclocking that and see if it helps.
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Postby CrckrJack » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:03 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post i5-6600k is like 240... will probably grab that.

What do you have now? Do you have a i5-4670K like me? If so, going to the i5-6600k is not worth it. You'll barely notice any gains. You need to get into 6 core CPUs to really beat what you have now.

You have a liquid cooler, just OC your chip now. My 4670K is 3.5ghz stock but it can easily run at 4.4ghz. I do 4.2 since my cooler is a little guy.

EDIT: You just posted you have an i7 that is plenty powerful. Same thing applies, try overclocking that and see if it helps.

I will look into it when I get home and also run 3dmark and watch temps.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:05 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post I will look into it when I get home and also run 3dmark and watch temps.

Rusty likes using this benchmark, but I think it is mostly for GPU's, not whole systems

https://unigine.com/products/benchmarks/valley/
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:43 pm

Razr is coming out with a modular design PC and their marketing is horrible
http://www.razerzone.com/christine
For more than 30 years, only the most hardcore enthusiasts were able to take advantage of PC customizability. Convoluted hardware made it insane for the average person: knowing what does what, what works with what, and how to connect the pieces.


No offense to Wagner, but he wasn't a hardcore enthusiast, he wasn't even the average person and he was able to build his own pc, he just needed help picking out some parts.
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Postby CrckrJack » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:48 pm

PCPartPicker filters parts for you so you can't even get things that don't work together.

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