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Time To Build A New PC


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#241
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Looking for opinions here....

I have an Ivy Bridge core i5-3570k system that has served me well for four years now. (Really doesn't seem like that long ago.) However, my video card is a GTX670, which is now a little long in the tooth.

I've waited patiently for NVidia's Pascal release, when I told myself I would build a new system. Yesterday, I got to picking components for a new Skylake-based system, had everything in my Newegg shopping cart... And it's still sitting there. I just have a nagging feeling that I don't NEED that much power beyond a new video card.

What say you, LCVG? Do I bite the bullet and build from scratch, or drop the GTX1080 into my existing system and put the rest of the money toward another toy? I'm looking to game at 4K at reasonable frame rates (north of 30, but maybe not pegged at 60+ all the time) at high/ultra settings.

 

I'm running an i5-2500k (overclocked to 4.6ghz) still with a 980ti and I can run a vast majority of whats out there at @1080p/60 with little in the way of compromises.  I run a good number of games at 1440p as well at 30fps if I want better IQ.

 

Short and sweet: Save your money and just get the card. You're going to see an immediate boost with that alone (and if you haven't already upgraded to an SSD, that should be at the top of your list alongside the vid card).


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Anyone here have experience with pcie SATA controllers?  I'm looking at adding another couple of drives to my media server, and I'm out of SATA ports on my motherboard.  I'm looking at some cards on newegg, and it looks like I can get another 2 ports pretty cheap, but the reviews are very mixed.  I'm not looking to RAID anything-just looking to connect drives 6,7, and 8 in the case. 


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Yey, AMD vs Intel like in the early 2000's:

 

 

AMD Ryzen 8 cores/16 Threads, starting at $330.


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A guy I work with wants to use two graphic cards on a new machind. Whats the best performance for the $$ in that situation.
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Do you know what resolution his monitor(s) are and what he plays at?


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He mentioned using a new 4k tv he has. He is starting the tower from scratch
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Two GPU is generally a bad idea these days. Either you actually need the power of SLI'd 1080Ti models, in which case you'll just have to put up with all the problems, or you're better off buying one expensive GPU than two cheaper ones.
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I would agree - These days a single, higher spec card (1080ti) is better than 2 mid-spec cards (1060) in SLI/CF. Plenty of issues still with gaming in SLI and even getting Win apps to use both cards...
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Thanks will let him know
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I would agree - These days a single, higher spec card (1080ti) is better than 2 mid-spec cards (1060) in SLI/CF. Plenty of issues still with gaming in SLI and even getting Win apps to use both cards...


This. SLI is effectively a dead end, tech wise. Better to pay the money for a single great card.
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I wish I knew that sooner.  Still no ragrets with two 980Ti's in SLI.


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