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I use this computer to game, picture and video edit on, and study for school on (not a whole lot of that happens). I went with my components because i wanted the best experience for 1080p gaming while also being practical for other things.

also ended up with a pretty good typical but timeless black and blue colour scheme even down to the graphics card

3D Mark Firestrike score:11042-- http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/6870406

Edit: I decided that i was getting enough air flow. also considering that im not going to overclock it wont heat up that much more i decided to go with a more silent case. ( i went with the windowed version to showcase the components. i know it takes away a bit of the quietness of the case) The before case was the zalman z9+ and my new case is the define r5.

Edit: so my friend very generous gave me another 970 so now i have an sli rig so i decided to buy a monitor with more pixels so i went with this benq absolutely love it

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

R9 290x Lightning: 3DMark Fire Strike: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/5965489

The 290x is around the same price as a 970 but it completely destroys it. Too many people fell for the Nvidia sponsored review videos and forum "benchmarks". So many people got duped into buying that card you got there. I'm not trolling, I'm just astonished. Totally dumbfounded about how many people have 970's.

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

Even if you aren't trolling, its completely unnecessary to bash people's part choices on every build I've seen today that has a 970. They've already bought their card, they're not going to swap it out after buying it. Things like Nvidia CUDA cores make Geforce cards optimized for certain tasks that the users might need.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not bashing, I'm enlightening. Most people are still within a return window. If they in fact are permitted to return them. And if it suites their needs like you said, then so be it. They made the right choice for themselves. But if they only purchased it without looking beyond the sponsored reviews and I was able to save them from wasting their money, then my intentions were fulfilled.

I'm not a fanboy, not a troll. If the GTX 980 were around the price of the R9-290x and people were jumping all over the R9-290x, I'd be trying to enlighten them about the GTX 980 being significantly better all the same.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

good point but i always enjoyed the my 970 and i got it for a pretty good deal and both of the cards get over 60 fps on almost all games at 1080p. however i wanted to stick with nvidia for the great drivers (as long as you don't have a mobile gpu lol) and nvidia game stream for my android phone (not supported by steam in home or other services). Edit: in canada that card is over 100$ more than my 970 was and if i wanted to spend more i would have got a 980

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, the good old Canada pricing and taxes. Like I said above, I'm not bashing. I'm just suggesting. And the one thing people don't realize about Radeon Cards is their drivers are actually really, really good as of late.

To be fair, after re-reading my initial comment, I did sound like a douche. My apologies.

And yes, if you had to spend more it is definitely time for a 980 then if you want to spend even more, a 295x2.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i totally agree with your points and i would love a lightning look great and they kick *** but in real world scenarios like games the cards are almost identical ( mostly depends on game)

good charts on real gaming and not synthetic benchmarks: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8568/the-geforce-gtx-970-review-feat-evga/6

throughout the competition both cards are amazing at ultra 1080p (which what i play at) and i don't fanboy either company (and the whole 3.5gb has never affected me espically at 1080p)