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Postby bmyoungs » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:13 pm

So it's a complete upgrade. Very cool

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Postby kyle » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:38 am

The 1070 ti took too long so i canceled it and grabbed a 2070 from Microcenter. Got the whole PC set up, and played a little oculus last night. Beat saber naturally. Soooooooo good!

I also grabbed a 27" 4k monitor because why not!
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:00 pm

Treat. Yo. Self.

According to benchmarks the 2070 is a big step up from the 1070 ti so good work. 2070 even beats 1080 ti
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Postby kyle » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Treat. Yo. Self.

According to benchmarks the 2070 is a big step up from the 1070 ti so good work. 2070 even beats 1080 ti

Shit son really? I didnt even realize that when i purchased it. I just knew it was better than the 1070 ti! Now i'm a happy boy ;D
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:06 pm

Plus RTX has the new VR plug standard. Usb C, which no current headset is actually using, but it's the standard now.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:15 pm

I am doing musical chairs with my computer parts. Trying to upgrade my gaming PC and Plex server while sticking with DDR3 compatible CPUs/Mobo since that is what I have now.

I've already missed up one thing. I wanted to keep my current gaming motherboard for gaming, but just move it to a smaller case so I could use my big case as the server. However, my current motherboard will not fit into the new case I bought, silly me. I will be using the motherboard I bought for Plex in my gaming PC I guess.

Summarized view of changes ignoring the mobo, ram, PSU, heatsink changes I will be making.

Current:
i5-4670k for gaming
i5-2400 for Plex

After:
i7-4790k for gaming. Highest end CPU that is still DDR3
i5-4670k for Plex

No longer using:
current Plex cpu, case, mobo. Up for grabs if anyone wants it for free. Would need a drive.
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Postby Tyler » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:43 pm

Plex Server is just a little bit bigger. Gaming PC is now about the same size as the little tower shown here.

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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:11 am

The whole point of my upgrade was to stay on the outdaged 1150 Haswell chips across 2 computers so I didn't have to invest in DDR4 RAM. Of course today this is posted to slickdeals and comment saying RAM will go down 30% this quarter.

I should have just bought a new mobo, Ryzen chip, new RAM. Would have only been like $150 more than what I did. I'll keep telling myself I did the right thing though by getting a beefy quad-core vs a 6 or 8 core that VR games can't utilize.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:47 am

Something I didn't consider when I put a GTX 1050ti into the Plex server for video processing... I can game on my server now. I have the server hooked up to the basement TV and I can play couch controller games on max settings while Jocelyn is on the gaming PC playing Sims 4

I haven't tried many games with it, but it can easily okay Darq, Jack Boxes, platformers, etc.

I think my Steam Link is also broken. Sad they don't make those anymore. If I do want to do more intense gaming on the big TV I'll use my server as a steam link and mirror the game from the gaming PC in the same room.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:32 am

Wow this thread is dusty. I came here to ask all you computer nerds for a recommendation on the cheapest decent graphics card. I have a mini ITX case and have never had dedicated graphics but I'm thinking about getting a card. I don't want to spend a lot though because I'm not sure I'll use it a ton. Suggestions? My case says it can support a graphics card up to 310mm long: Fractal Design Node 304
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Postby Tyler » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:43 am

Someone realizing their 144hz monitor isn't very good without a GPU? LOL. Sorry. That was a low blow. 1440p for life.

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post cheapest decent graphics card

This is a horrible time to buy graphics cards. Prices are through the roof. What is your use case? AAA gaming on Ultra or indie games? Are you against used eBay?

Used GTX 1050 ti for around $100 might be your best option. I am currently running one in my Plex server and have played games on it.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:54 am

I can handle used. I'll have to look for a 1050 on eBay
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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:05 am

What about this? https://www.newegg.com/asus-geforce-gtx ... -_-Product

EDIT: I see it only does max 60hz...
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Postby Tyler » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:33 pm

That is $140 on amazon.

You're not going to get over 60hz on games on a video card this cheap anyways.

Also, the card itself can do 240hz, the newegg is just saying expect 60hz at 1080p gaming. That's how I read that.

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