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Jul 15, 2016 14:53 |  #1681

DagoImaging wrote in post #18067835 (external link)
check prices on newegg, they usually have better prices than BB.


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Yep. That's where we bought his parts for this build.

The mouse was just a "hey, isn't Best Buy around the corner? I'd love to finally get..."

Funny part was that he was looking at a keyboard as well and we were checking out the various mechanical keyswitch units. Those run $100 and up, of course. He decided that he didn't need a new one but would just take one of my many IBM Model M keyboards instead.

I've never been prouder.

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He was offered a new-in-box unit but was horrified that I'd even suggest that. He pulled a used one from "The Pile (tm)" and cleaned it up nicely.

Just for future reference, Best Buy will 100% price match with Amazon, I think they will with Newegg too, but I'm not sure.


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Jul 18, 2016 10:38 |  #1682

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Jul 19, 2016 02:01 as a reply to  @ post 18067699 |  #1683

I guess it depends on what he wants to do.
For 4k gaming the 1080 would be ideal but since the 1070 is said to be faster than the TitanX so it should be more than enough for everything else. If he really wants the 1080 he may want to wait a year for the price drop a bit.


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Jul 19, 2016 14:48 |  #1684

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18071224 (external link)
I guess it depends on what he wants to do.
For 4k gaming the 1080 would be ideal but since the 1070 is said to be faster than the TitanX so it should be more than enough for everything else. If he really wants the 1080 he may want to wait a year for the price drop a bit.

"Sait to be" by Nvidea, benchmarks are already showing that it's about the same as the 980 Ti, even lower than it in some games/applications. This happens with every new generation of GPU's, Nvidea hypes it up like crazy and then the benchmarks show a modest 10-15% improvement over last gen.


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Jul 20, 2016 06:20 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #1685

http://www.tomshardwar​e.com …l-performance,4585-3.html (external link)

say whatever you want but these numbers do support the claims that I have heard


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Jul 20, 2016 09:18 |  #1686

Let's be honest, 4K gaming is still a couple of years away at a comfortable 60+ FPS. 1080 would be ideal but still I wouldn't put money for 4K gaming yet with this generation of cards. Yeah, you could always go to "High" or "Medium" to hit those marks but that isn't the point. 4K is still that taxing on GPUs.

And before people say "Well SLI 1080 gets well over 70-80 FPS" lets get real, how many everyday people are really going to be spending ~$1600, in just GPUs alone, to hit that kind of performance for gaming?


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Jul 20, 2016 11:36 |  #1687

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18072324 (external link)
http://www.tomshardwar​e.com …l-performance,4585-3.html (external link)

say whatever you want but these numbers do support the claims that I have heard

They also support exactly what I said (actually, less than what I said), a modest 10-15% improvement or less, and yes, in some games the Titan is still faster, most sites are already also stating that the older gen (980 Ti and Titan) are easier to push further with overclocking, narrowing that gap even further.

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Let's be honest, 4K gaming is still a couple of years away at a comfortable 60+ FPS. 1080 would be ideal but still I wouldn't put money for 4K gaming yet with this generation of cards. Yeah, you could always go to "High" or "Medium" to hit those marks but that isn't the point. 4K is still that taxing on GPUs.

And before people say "Well SLI 1080 gets well over 70-80 FPS" lets get real, how many everyday people are really going to be spending ~$1600, in just GPUs alone, to hit that kind of performance for gaming?

Depends on what games we're talking. My mildly overclocked refference 980 Ti can run Battlefield Hardline with all settings on Ultra with HBAO on and MSAA off (because it isn't needed with 4K) and get 60FPS constant. I can also run the Witcher 3 with most settings on ultra and get 60 FPS in most areas (large cities still drop the FPS into the high 40's or low 50's), but it has zero issues running pretty much everything at 1440/60p, which scales much better on a 4K display than 1080p does.


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Jul 21, 2016 02:00 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #1688

but they are comparing a mid range GPU to one that cost 1k and was considered the most powerful single GPU ever made for the consumer market.
It may "only" be a few percent faster than the fastest cards from last year but its a lot faster than the card that it replaced, the gtx 970.

Tbh though I dont plan on replacing my 970 anytime soon because then I would also have to replace everything else including my current 1080p monitor.


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Aug 01, 2016 21:43 |  #1689

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Aug 01, 2016 21:47 |  #1690

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Aug 02, 2016 04:42 |  #1691

I have a question for the experts.
I have noticed that the difference between the more current CPUs are quite small.
If you compare the 3Dmark scores of the fastest Sandy Bridge cpus to the most recent Skylake the difference aren't that big even though they were released like 4 years apart.
What happened to the Moore's law?


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Aug 02, 2016 07:25 |  #1692

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #18084326 (external link)
I have a question for the experts.
I have noticed that the difference between the more current CPUs are quite small.
If you compare the 3Dmark scores of the fastest Sandy Bridge cpus to the most recent Skylake the difference aren't that big even though they were released like 4 years apart.
What happened to the Moore's law?

Moore's Law describes doubling of transistors in an integrated circuit over a given period of time, it has been misused to describe speed increase over time.

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Aug 05, 2016 18:59 |  #1693

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18066109 (external link)
I added a PNY GTX 980 Ti to my rig last weekend because I got it for a song :) So glad those new 1070's and 1080's are so overhyped right now :lol:

Build as it sits now;

NZXT S340 case
Asus Sabertooth X79 Mobo
Intel i7 3820 clocked at 4.2ghz with an AIO cooler
PNY GTX 980 Ti reference card
16GB Corsair 1333hz DDR3
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1TB 7200rpm HDD for other general storage
Vizio P65 is usually my monitor, though for paid work I use my other ASUS calibrated IPS monitor

I'm pretty darn happy with the build as it sits now :) It'll play most of my games at 4K/60hz with a slight OC on the GPU and the Nvidia card actually works properly with GPU acceleration in Adobe software (unlike the AMD cards I had before).


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Aug 05, 2016 19:04 |  #1694

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Just for future reference, Best Buy will 100% price match with Amazon, I think they will with Newegg too, but I'm not sure.

But the taxes...


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Aug 05, 2016 19:20 |  #1695

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But the taxes...

Technically you're supposed to pay those taxes either way ;)


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