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Rate my future build:
>Intel Core i7-5960X
>ASRock X99 WS-E/10G
>128 GB RAM DDR4
>Red Harbinger Cross Desk
>Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
>Seagate Archive HDD 8TB x11
>GeForce GTX Titan Z SLI x2
im on a budget
I need to replace some parts to make it able to run The Witcher 3 at maximum ultra settings @ 1080p
I want to upgrade for TW3 and other future game soon. What GPU should I get, and would it be worth upgrading anything else?
pg278Q on the way
get second 780Ti or go for 980?
if second Ti, try to get EVGA SC like I already have, or any 780Ti?
compared to people who have two titans and i7's.
It's an led lit LCD screen. The key is trying to get your external lighting to match the brightness of your screen. To be honest it's only an OK screen. Good for led but not that great compared to oled.
Turn on lots of lights and lamps and turn down your monitor's brightness so it matches the ambient light in your room through your camera.
Camera's are way more sensitive than your eye. On automatic they use the monitor as the light level to adjust the f stop and ISO so your room looks dark as fuck. If it uses your room to adjust the settings than your monitor is blown out and and your room looks normal.
How big is the leap in changing CPUs?
I've got an i5 650 and a pretty shitty motherboard with an r9 290x.
I'm looking to upgrade either way, but I'm just curious as to how much it'll actually help.
Yours is before the godly Sandybridge ones, so an upgrade would give a pretty good boost in performance
Get a Devil's Canyon, or wait for Broadwell desktop cpus to come out later this year
You'll also need a new mobo too, so factor that in
>pretending ironic bragging isn't bragging
you have a 980 faggot. lol? that isn't middle of the road, that has been the #1 gpu since september, pal. for being a 980 bro, you sure are a faggot.
I think you mean feigned humbling.
Holy shit are you dumb.
>dur hur guys check me average build
>dur hur I spent 500+ burger coins on a gtx 980
no, you're retarded.
What should go for next? Ive pieced this together slowly over the last year or so. I was thinking investing in decent cooling.
R9 290x btw
I'm on a budget
All my money goes towards food.
Not to much longer until i can get a better laptop, desk and camera
Not to much longer until I get off my ass until I find a job again
>16 gb ram which is double what is needed
>middle of road
there is no build which allows you to play W3 on maximum settings @60fps.
>Core i7 3770k
>16gb RAM DDR3
>2 SATA Drives (one for other shit and Norton Ghost backup)
>GeForce GTX 750ti
>Ethernet obviously for speed (like a boss)
Because my friend was giving me his Mini-ITX motherboard. It's an Intel board (LGA 1155 socket), and I have been using AMD processors for my build lately. So I needed an Intel CPU.
I got it for $200 and that much for an i7 that I can overclock the shit out of will do me good. It's better than having to spend $300+ and a new mobo price as well. So I'm saving a shitton of money at the moment.
I kind of had an idea of where I wanted to go with it
I started by increasing the core clock until it was unstable, then did the same thing with the memory
I had to unlock the voltage limit, but I only had to up the voltage by a small +20mv increase to get stable
Took a few hours of stress testing to find the highest stable clocks, but it was worth it for the sizable performance increase
Download GPUZ, benchmarks and stress tests like Heaven, Valley, Furmark, Firestrike etc
The overclocking software I used was MSI Afterburner, which works on all gfx cards
There are lots of vids and guides out there to help you get started
The MSI cooler is great, even with my overclock I don't go above 68C with 60% fan speed, which is extremely quiet
Ambient temps and case airflow greatly affect idle temps
pic related my case
My card is right next to the big side panel fan
Slightly older 830 series ssd, but still a good choice, and seagate drives, although I have some and they perform fine, their reliability record is not as good as other brands
SSD was bought when things were still $1+/GB, heard that some 840's are worse than the 830. I've never had Seagates fail on me, only hard drives I've had fail were WD Blues and they were old laptops
I heard they weren't that great; i may get one in the future though
It's definitely no 980 but i didn't really want to spend too much right away. It's not a terrible GPU; i've been playing everything on ultra so far
>i didn't really want to spend too much right away
Rookie mistake, always blow the fucking budget. Otherwise you'll want more powerful parts sooner since you cheaped out on parts, and then you'll lose even more money.
But your 960 isn't that bad for a starter.
Well I am thinking of returning them but I was also offered a 30% refund while keeping the cards which I might for for a well.
+ Seasonic X-series 650W 80+ Gold PSU
+ Fractal R3 case (carried over from previous build).
Built in June 2013.
Soundcard brought over from previous build.
WD Red replaced failed HDD last year.
Next build will be downsized to mATX motherboard + mATX case + lower wattage PSU (at the time I was unsure if I wanted to SLI or not in the future).
Guys, I'm buying all the pieces for my new build in 3 days. I've budgeted carefully for months.
I'm...I'm still planning on buying a 970. I simply won't use AMD for graphics cards anymore after endless bad experiences, lack of driver updates, incompatibility with nvidia-only games, etc. I recognize nvidia sucks for 9000 reasons, but I recall everyone cheerleading the 970 for a very long time with no issue before this "discovery."
R8 my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7Rd799
He's fishing for replies like yours.
However, while he's not really "poor", he definitely isn't well-off. If he was he'd throw most of that crap out/sell it and start over with better, higher quality shit.
1) Replace Hyper 212 EVO with Cryorig H7. It's quieter, better performing, easier to install than the EVO and cheap. Don't expect much overclocking potential with a budget heatsink though (this includes the 212 EVO and Cryorig H7).
2) That motherboard has a Killer NIC which has known to cause system stability issues (unfortunately a lot of MSI gaming motherboards have these). You should choose a different motherboard (avoid Gigabyte motherboards, they're awful).
3) Consider moving down to a mATX motherboard + mATX case if you're not going to make full use of an ATX board.
4) You should bump up that Samsung 850 EVO SSD to at least 250GB. It's better value than the 120GB model.
5) You could switch out the WD Blue for a WD Red. Red's are excellent bulk storage drives.
6) Power supply wattage is overkill for this build unless you're going to SLI. Get the Rosewill Capstone 450W model instead.
7) Get the cheapest compatible RAM set that: runs at 1.5v or below, operates at 1600mhz, and does not have tall headspreaders/heatsinks. Brands don't really matter at all. There's one RAM set listed on PC partpicker that fits all these criteria for just $58.
Not much else I could say aside from these.
I just switched to this motherboard last night because my previous one, Asus Z97-PRO, seemed like overkill and is a retarded 180 bucks right now. Any recommendations?
I was thinking about increasing SSD storage like you said since this build was 1500 a couple months ago.
Best feedback I've received on this build, thank you so much.