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SubiyaCryolite said:

Humble by most accounts. Handles 1440p surprisingly well.

Motherboard: Gigabyte 970A-UD3P Motherboard
CPU: AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor
GPU: Gainward Reference GTX970 with custom aftermarket cooler
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)
OS: Win10 Pro
TOWER CASE: Corsair CC-9011038-WW Graphite Series 230T Windowed ATX Compact Mid-Tower Gaming Computer Case - Orange with Orange LED Fans
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS
HDDS:
1 x SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB Sata III
1 x Samsung 2.5 inch 250 GB 850 EVO
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
1 x WD Caviar 3TB SATA


whats the vasiline for?!



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My play desk has had different looks...i'm a fiddling whore...

 

Most recent:



PC I i7 3770K @4.5Ghz I 16GB 2400Mhz I GTX 980Ti FTW

Consoles I PS4 Pro I Xbox One S 2TB I Wii U I Xbox 360 S

2008ProchargedGT said:

whats the vasiline for?!

......................... stuff ....................



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

Finally got the beast built, turned out better than i thought it would. MOBO,RAM, Cooler, GFX card combo look great. Also pleasantly surprised with a 74.9 ASIC on the GPU. Also had to run out and buy a PSU from bestbuy, other one got lost in the mail...

 

 



^Nice build, and that CPU cooler is a looker.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

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2008ProchargedGT said:

Im hoping with this set up i can get 1450mhz out of the 980ti and 4800mhz out of the 6700k, dont see the need to OC the memory with that speed(yet). Friday cant get here soon enough.

Franky I don't even see the need to overclock CPUs these days for gaming. In most games the GPU is still the bottleneck, not the CPU. So why overclock the CPU, if it is fast enough?

Overclocking often also means reducing the lifetime of the overclocked component... it doesn't mattered in the past, if you replaced your CPU every two years anyway for a faster model. But with the slow performance gains since sandy bridge, i5/i7 CPUs can be used for many years without the need of replacement... and in this scenario a shortened lifetime due to unnnecessary overclocking does matter eventually.



Many illuminati-PCs in this thread. ;)

The only thing illuminated on my PC are the displays (when they are on) and the letters on my keyboard. The top of my mouse can glow in different intensities or even pulse, but I chose to turn that light off via mouse driver.

My PC case is an unobtrusive "black box" from Cooler Master, which keeps the noise down (at least the PC is more silent than most of my consoles). I bought it in 2006, when I built my last PC from Ground Zero and I still like it a lot... I will probably use it for another decade. ;)

The internal hardware changed of course in these 10 years, but necessary hardware upgrades are much rarer and cheaper these days than in the past:

The Core2Duo E6600 from 2006 was first replaced with a Core2Quad 9550 in 2008 and then with an i5-4670K in 2013, which should suffice probably to 2018/2019 (or whenever the PS5 hits the market with demanding nextgen games).

The mainboard and RAM were only replaced once in this decade (from 8 GB DDR2 / socket 775 to 16 GB DDR3 / socket 1150) and that Haswell/DDR3 setup will probably be good enough for a few years to come.

The boot drive was replaced from HDD to SSD (biggest general improvement ever!) and the HDD for the rest of the data got a 4TB companion. I'll probably buy a bigger (and even faster) SSD next year.

The only component I switch more frequently to keep the PC up2date for new games is my GPU: the 8800 GTX from 2006 (best GPU upgrade ever!) was first replaced with a GTX 275 and later with a GTX 460 (which wasn't much faster than the GTX 275, but I wanted DX10 and my brother wanted my old card). Then Nvidia 3D vision came and doubled my GPU needs, so just a year later there was no alternative to the GTX580. In September 2014 I upgraded to the GTX 970... a great stopgap until the long overdue 14nm/16nm graphic cards finally arrive.

And here is a brief look on my desktop:

Two monitors, both with their advantages and disadvantages.

My good old Dell 2407WFP from 2006 (16:10, 1920x1200, S-PVA panel, 60 Hz) is still my main display. It has better color accuracy, better viewing angles, better black level and a (slightly) higher resolution than the other monitor. Therefore it is used for most non-gaming tasks and most "slow" games.

The Acer GN245HQ (16:9, 1920x1080, TN panel, 120 Hz, integrated IR transmitter for 3D vision) is the specialist for stereoscopic gaming (2 x 60 Hz) or fast games (120 Hz).

If I need more screen space (mostly for Excel), I can use both displays together in extended desktop mode.

I can also send the GPU data via HDMI2.0 to my AV receiver... so the PC has the same access to the TV and the projector for relaxed gaming on the couch as my home consoles.



JEMC said:
^Nice build, and that CPU cooler is a looker.

Yeah i was gonna go with the 110Hi from Corsair, but got this for one for $59.99 after rebate!!! Also for anyone looking the MSI GTX 980Ti Golden Edition is only $639.99 and also has a $30.00 rebate on Newegg. Its the cheapest non-refrence Ti i was able to find and it looks sick. Oh and you get a bad ass MSI themed Mouse pad and a free copy of the Division.

 

https://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx



2008ProchargedGT said:
JEMC said:
^Nice build, and that CPU cooler is a looker.

Yeah i was gonna go with the 110Hi from Corsair, but got this for one for $59.99 after rebate!!! Also for anyone looking the MSI GTX 980Ti Golden Edition is only $639.99 and also has a $30.00 rebate on Newegg. Its the cheapest non-refrence Ti i was able to find and it looks sick. Oh and you get a bad ass MSI themed Mouse pad and a free copy of the Division.

 

https://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx

At that price, it's a steal (the cooler, but the card is also tempting).



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

shikamaru317 said:

Nothing special:

  • i3 4170 3.7 ghz CPU
  • 8gb Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600mhz RAM
  • MSI Geforce 950 2GB @ 1102mhz
  • MSI H81M-P33 motherboard
  • 1 TB Western Digital Blue hard drive
  • Arctic Alpine Pro Rev. 2 CPU Cooler
  • Cooler Master CM 690 II case
  • 650W Bronze PSU
  • Windows 10

 

How does it perform? I need more efficiency at work and I'm thinking of buying a similar PC next month and I wonder if I'll be able to play some games on it as well. This is what I plan to buy:

CPU: i3 6100
RAM: 8 GB DDR4 3200 Mhz
GPU: Saphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro (maybe 380X)
ASRock Z170 montherboard
SSD: Samsung 250 GB
HDD: 1TG 7200
PSU: BeQuiet 530W
Case: SilentiumPC Gladius M45W Pure Black
A 21:9 LG monitor

I want it to be cheap, help me with work (thus the 21:9 monitor), but also be able to play Starcraft 2 and some other games, obviously I don't need ultra on all settings



Wii U is a GCN 2 - I called it months before the release!

My Vita to-buy list: The Walking Dead, Persona 4 Golden, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, TearAway, Ys: Memories of Celceta, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, History: Legends of War, FIFA 13, Final Fantasy HD X, X-2, Worms Revolution Extreme, The Amazing Spiderman, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - too many no-gaemz :/

My consoles: PS2 Slim, PS3 Slim 320 GB, PSV 32 GB, Wii, DSi.