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Old 03-24-2017, 04:37 PM   #341
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For those that are building new PCs is it good to advice those people to wait for AMDs video card offering before purchasing a video card? Or have the specs for the 10X0 cards surpassed anything that AMD will offer?
Whenever someone asks this, I picture a skeleton in a lawnchair outside a BestBuy covered in cobwebs.

AMD will always have some "NVIDIA Beater" lined up, and it will start to build buzz, and then NVIDIA will announce a tweaked version of their flagship card, lower all their prices, price the new card the same as the previous flagship, and go right on doing what they've been doing for the last 13 years, being top dog in a pound of 2.

AMD is good if you don't want NVIDIA. NVIDIA is good if you want to pay to be the best. Neither are bad options these days.
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:43 PM   #342
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The game changer for me between nvidia and amd is heat and smaller cases.

My nvidia cards in small cases never seem to get as hot.
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Old 03-31-2017, 04:19 PM   #343
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This is Nvidia's April Fools "joke". Yeah it's fake, but I seriously want that thumb drive.

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Old 04-27-2017, 10:40 AM   #344
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Between this and the ASUS one (http://www.anandtech.com/show/11014/...cip3-and-gsync) for my next monitor looks like.

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Old 04-27-2017, 01:23 PM   #345
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Oh my God, yes please. I can't wait to buy my next monitor. Gonna be pricey but soooo worth it.
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Old 04-28-2017, 03:37 AM   #346
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Make it into a 34" Ultrawide and I'm sold, otherwise it has everything I want for my new PC, which I started putting together tonight.

As we know RGB is directly correlated to FPS, and I may have taken it a little far.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:51 PM   #347
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So I think I'm ready to build myself my first gaming PC. Anyone have any advice? I know literally nothing about this, but I was thinking of spending ~$1000, ideally not much more. I'll need everything but a monitor, since I've got a decent one already that I'm not using for anything.
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:37 PM   #348
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So I think I'm ready to build myself my first gaming PC. Anyone have any advice? I know literally nothing about this, but I was thinking of spending ~$1000, ideally not much more. I'll need everything but a monitor, since I've got a decent one already that I'm not using for anything.
I built a mid-to-high range gaming computer recently that I'd like to keep for a long time and can share my parts as a example for you. These are current prices on Memory Express' website.

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Mid Tower - $160
Motherboard: ASUS Z170-P - $130
CPU: Core i5-6600K - $340
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $35
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8 GB 2400 MHz - $170
Video Card: MSI GTX1060 Gaming X 6GB - $400
Power Supply: Thermaltake Gold 650 W Modular Power Supply $120
Hard Drive: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB - $120
OS: Windows 10 Home x64 OEM - $140
Assembly: $75

Total: $1690 plus tax

You could probably save about $500 on my build by choosing some lower end parts, especially in the CPU and video card department. Depending on what games you want to play and how smooth you want them to play, you might be limited in your options.

I built my computer with an emphasis on noise and the case, cooler and video card were all noted for their low noise emissions. I can have it on in my living room and you can't hear the thing running, and the case is so adaptable that I could open a bunch of spots on it to get more airflow if I ever need it. I haven't needed to for any games yet though.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:05 AM   #349
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Microsoft Surface Laptop. Seems like a decent laptop.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/2/15...s-release-date

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Old 05-02-2017, 10:35 AM   #350
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So I think I'm ready to build myself my first gaming PC. Anyone have any advice? I know literally nothing about this, but I was thinking of spending ~$1000, ideally not much more. I'll need everything but a monitor, since I've got a decent one already that I'm not using for anything.
I just built a new computer somewhat similar to Mazrim's, but went cheaper on a few items with plans to further upgrade later

Case: Thermaltake Commander G41 Mid Tower Case - $89.99
Motherboard: MSI Z270-A Pro - $159.99
CPU: i3 7350k 4.20ghz - $249.99
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO - $42.99
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart 80+ White 600W - $64.99
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400MHz 2x8GB - $175.98
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 470 - $259.99

Cost $1043.92. Not bad at all for a machine that's fairly capable. Where I really saved big money was the CPU and Video Card, as I too was trying to keep it around $1000. I plan on swapping in an i5 or i7, a beefier video card, and adding an SSD, but even with the setup as it is now I'm running Ghost Recon and Battlefield 1 on almost the highest settings.

I re-used my old OS, monitor, hard drive and optical drive so there's obviously some big savings there. Not going for a moduler power supply saved about $50-$70, and about another $50 not being as picky with the case (although I love the one I ended up getting anyway) Also saved a bit by putting it together myself, which I had never done before, but I loved doing it

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Between this and the ASUS one (http://www.anandtech.com/show/11014/...cip3-and-gsync) for my next monitor looks like.

Three grand? Maybe $2,500?
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Finally got around to getting the non Founders 1080 ti. Went with the EVGA SC. Seems like the FTW is extra cost for little improvement.
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How does this PC look for a budget purchase?

Refurb HP ELITE 8300 MT I7 3770 3.4GHz 16GB Ram 1TB Hard drive DVDRW Win 10 Pro 64BIT
https://ca.refurb.io/collections/jus...nt=27048563329
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:24 PM   #354
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That's a five year old processor. It's not even the overclockable version. I'm guessing the rest of the hardware is of a similar vintage.

If you want a decent PC for that price I'm sure we can help. What do you want to use it for? Gaming or just internet stuff?
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:01 PM   #355
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General purpose mostly I guess. Surfing internet, serving Plex, playing games like Civ5 and eventually Star Citizen (if I can figure out the controls).

I do have a Radeon R9 270 and 750W PSU (IIRC) from my 9-ish year old computer that just died (fan on CPU spins for a sec on power up then stops - fan on different header works fine and same fan behaviour with different PSU)
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:54 AM   #356
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A ten year old processor won't do a good job running star citizen when it's released.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:27 AM   #357
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Looking for a cheap laptop solution for my folks, preferably lightweight, preferably in the 4-500 dollar range.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:46 AM   #358
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Looking for a cheap laptop solution for my folks, preferably lightweight, preferably in the 4-500 dollar range.
For what purpose? And size?

If it is just web related work maybe a Chromebook? Decent to good ones can be had for under $500.

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile...the-us-1233696
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browsing the web, having outlook open 24/7, pdfs.

Needs windows and a decent amount of ram I guess but video card specs are unimportant and so is hd space.
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That is because it will be 20 years old by the time its released.
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