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Rasix
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Reply #2870 on: July 26, 2018, 09:29:21 PM

I was looking at that case and the NZXT Elite. That one looks trim enough. Looks like it also has more than enough room for a large GPU.

edit: I see your comments on pcpartspicker when I'm messing around with builds.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 09:33:27 PM by Rasix »

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Reply #2871 on: July 26, 2018, 10:00:59 PM

I was looking at that case and the NZXT Elite. That one looks trim enough. Looks like it also has more than enough room for a large GPU.

edit: I see your comments on pcpartspicker when I'm messing around with builds.

My apologies.  :P

The H500/H500i is pretty much the successor to the 340 Elite, though.  Similar price point and design, to the point that I think the 340 Elite is probably on its way out.
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Reply #2872 on: July 28, 2018, 03:58:43 PM

Tentative parts list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($347.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($114.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($409.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1227.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-28 16:53 EDT-0400

Video card is just a stand in for budgeting purpose.

I have a 500GB Evo 860 and Evo 850 for SSDs. And a 1TB HDD for storing shit I never use (and my son's Minecraft junk).

I'm not 100% on the motherboard or cooler. For the cooler, I just want something fairly low profile and not noisy. I'm tired of installing 212s. I don't really overlock or haven't at least since the late 90s.  awesome, for real


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Reply #2873 on: July 29, 2018, 02:18:59 PM

I can't really see anything amiss.  Maybe add a NVMe SSD just because prices are coming down - that 480GB one I used in my latest box is $99 again, and is hellaciously fast.

The cooler should be fine, but be prepared to fiddle around with fan speeds - my H80 at full blast was pretty annoying, but dialing the fans back to 60% had pretty much no impact on performance and made it practically silent.

Keep an eye on the buildapcsales subreddit while you're acquiring parts.  They're pretty good at sniffing out deals.
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Reply #2874 on: July 29, 2018, 02:58:13 PM

I was trying to find a reason to go with an i7 over in i5 but just couldn't.  They both have six cores now and I really don't know if hyperthreading was ever used in my current system over the last five years.  That next jump to lga2066/i9 seems crazy expensive to me.  For a weak moment I tried to rationalize it by comparing it to much more expensive trucks/cars that other people buy but my subconscious wouldn't fall for it.  Instead I bought 32 gigs or ram under the pretense of running VMs.

I will be able to count on my fingers the number of times I actually fire up Ubuntu or something.
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Reply #2875 on: July 29, 2018, 09:21:45 PM

If you can squeeze out an extra $30-40, a 1070ti has nearly the same performance as a 1080 (and enough more than a straight 1070 to be worth the premium). Some benchmarks say it does considerably better at 4k than either, fwiw.

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Reply #2876 on: July 30, 2018, 01:11:10 AM

For the cooler, I just want something fairly low profile and not noisy. I'm tired of installing 212s.
Well that's cause the 212 is one of the most difficult coolers to install.

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Reply #2877 on: July 30, 2018, 06:19:07 PM

For the cooler, I just want something fairly low profile and not noisy. I'm tired of installing 212s.
Well that's cause the 212 is one of the most difficult coolers to install.



Have they changed the mounting solution recently?  I don't remember it being super tough - just a little fiddly - but it's been a while since I last installed one.

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Reply #2878 on: July 30, 2018, 08:37:15 PM

If you can squeeze out an extra $30-40, a 1070ti has nearly the same performance as a 1080 (and enough more than a straight 1070 to be worth the premium). Some benchmarks say it does considerably better at 4k than either, fwiw.

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How about this one? Seems to be decently discounted.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137258

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Reply #2879 on: July 31, 2018, 11:45:25 AM

Graphics card prices are dropping like a rock the last day or two.

Cards that have been holding steady around $300 for the last few weeks just dropped into the $250 range.

I would imagine that if you can wait another couple weeks to buy, you will see them down to close to what MSRP was at their initial release before the Ethereum bubble.




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Reply #2880 on: July 31, 2018, 12:21:36 PM

NVIDIA announced there will be some "spectacular surprises" at Gamescom, basically confirming some new card or cards will be announced.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/geforce-gaming-celebration-gamescom-2018/
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Reply #2881 on: August 08, 2018, 06:42:53 PM

Time for a laptop, anyone with suggestions? I've never actually bought a laptop as I've always had a desktop, from what I can tell and what I've worked with it seems like GPU and CPU should be good off the bat and I can mess with ram/hard drives later if needed.

- $500-$900 range. I'd prefer closer to the 5 than the 9, but if the 9 is well worth it I'll pick it up.
- Usage is a mix of work, digital streaming box, and some gaming. So I'm trying to get a dedicated GPU. For the GPU, it seems the 1050 are the low end option and then if I'm going for a 1050ti I may as well grab a 1060, is that about right or am I missing something? Seems like most 1060 are only slightly more than a 1050ti for a decent bump increase.
- i5 should be fine for me, i7 if it's a small increase up then that is cool.

Here's what I've found so far - $900 range which could use some new ram, and a $650 option which could use new ram and an HDD.

And between those two it seems like a better choice would be the $900 option for more bang for the buck.
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Reply #2882 on: August 08, 2018, 09:54:12 PM

Yes you should get the 1060 if you can. The specs on that Dell look pretty good.

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Reply #2883 on: August 09, 2018, 05:04:31 AM

Hmmm.  I think it might be time for a new home laptop also.

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Reply #2884 on: August 09, 2018, 06:37:04 PM

Yes you should get the 1060 if you can. The specs on that Dell look pretty good.

Thanks for checking.
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