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by Eviltechie
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

scrimping on a motherboard is risky, Tech, they're the nervous system of your build. Do some chipset research at least before you decide on what MoBo you want. Wouldn't want to bottleneck yourself. I don't necessarily mean the bottom of the barrel, but you can get the H170 chipset instead of the Z1...
by Eviltechie
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

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I actually came to a similar looking build last night. Two things though: When I looked at benchmarks, two 970's seemed to be exactly equal to a 980ti. Same price, same benchmarks. The 980ti wins though because you can get a cheaper motherboard that doesn't support SLI, and the 980ti has more VRAM. ...
by Eviltechie
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

I'm not sure what I'm doing anymore. Please send help.


My current thought is to get a 1440p144 monitor capable of freesync/gsync and build from there. My budget tops out at $2000. Less is obviously fine.
by Eviltechie
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Thinking about doubling down. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTVjt6 CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.95 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg) Storag...
by Eviltechie
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

I know somebody who works for a company that makes the actual peltier devices. They're working on developing a commercial CPU cooler (among other products). If I can get my hands on one, it would probably be one of the prototype coolers. Their first generation product had the peltier in contact with...
by Eviltechie
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

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Because the AMD CPU isn't fast enough per core to be good at current gen games, let alone next gen games. He would do better going with a newer dual core then an AMD something like the i3-6100 with it's 20-50% faster per clock speed cores it would easily trounce that 8 core CPU. I was talking to a ...
by Eviltechie
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

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Slight hiccup. It seems that the price of my build has gone up by $150 overnight. That puts me from over budget, to way over budget. Back to the drawing board.
by Eviltechie
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4Hjsqs CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500...
by Eviltechie
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

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It seems that sync is important for the 1440p144 thing. It also seems that gsync adds $100 to the price of the monitor as compared to freesync. I'm thinking of switching to an AMD card now.
by Eviltechie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fLzWxr CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500...
by Eviltechie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

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I'm getting hints that my video card is way overkill for 1080p.

Anybody jumped on the 4k or 144hz train?
by Eviltechie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

It is plug and play if you want it to dangle in your case. LOL You need to screw it into the hard drive cage that comes with the case. :thefuck: At the moment I'd say it's overkill That's the impression I'm getting. I'm okay with that though, especially if I can avoid having to screw with it down t...
by Eviltechie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

Is there anything I should know about SSD's? Is it plug and play, or do I have to screw around with drivers and aligning my bytes?
by Eviltechie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Re: Eviltechie builds a pc

What games do you play? What games are you looking to play? Will you be doing any of your video editing on this desktop? Mostly it's been CS:GO. I haven't bought any games in a long time simply because I don't have anything to run them on. Top of my list right now are JC3, GTAV, and MGSV. CPU: for ...
by Eviltechie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: technology
Topic: Eviltechie builds a pc
Replies: 65
Views: 10887

Eviltechie builds a pc

My old desktop is from 2007. I've been playing on laptops ever since. Time to change that. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6WGdsY CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V S...