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Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080ti is announced"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD needs to speed up with the Vega thing. This news has been around for over a year and im sure NVIDIA has a new lineup ready to be released in like 6-8 months.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080ti is announced"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep and what will the price of this card be, $800????? Yawn IMO

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen Chips Info"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I can finally upgrade my i5-3570k. I did say I wouldn't upgrade until Intel or someone releases a 6 core CPU for mainstream.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggest a Steam Game for me"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im a fast player in FarCry games. I just go straight unlock all radio towers then upgrade my character and the blast through all the missions. I don't do most of the side missions stuff unless they are really fun.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggest a Steam Game for me"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with the FarCry games. I thought the 3rd game was great except for it required a lot of traveling around while 4 let you fly from point to point. FarCry Primal was ok it just didn't really have a story that was interesting but it made sense on collecting items, hunting and crafting.

Cons of FarCry is that you beat them in about 20 +/- hours and then thats about it. You then uninstall them and never play them again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Ryzen CPUs are people interested in?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish the naming was better on ryzen but im interested in the 4 cores 4 threads one. Hopfully its as good as the mainstream i7's.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can an i7-6800k handle recording + streaming ?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you need boost clocks if you say bought a 7600k and overclocked it to 4.5 ghz? Yeah you could do the whole shadowplay option or just enable nvidia nvenc within obs. Yes quick sync and nvenc doesn't give you the best quality but you don't need the best when you are starting off. Most of the problems with streamers isn't the whole CPU, more or less if you bandwidth can support the upload.

I mean lets face it the i7 is superior to an i5 for streaming because of hyperthreading. Most games never use that function so its just sitting there doing nothing while obs can utilize it. It just doesn't mean you need an i7 with 32 gigs of ram and sli titans xp's like summit and company to stream games. The games that give you issues for i5's are like battlefield 1 which make the i5 utilize 100% of the cpu and give 0% for obs to use.

So a safe bet is a i7-6700k/7700k to really stream any game you want and lower end is an i5. Anything more you are kind of wasting money unless you need quad channel memory and all the lanes for PCI and so on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can an i7-6800k handle recording + streaming ?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I guess you didn't read what I said, but it's ok I tend to look over stuff as well....I said the i5 can stream about 90% of the current games on the market. Yes i know it cant stream more CPU demanding games but you can enable quick sync and still get it done. Just saying its not worth investing so much into streaming if you aren't actually going to make a career out of it, unless you just have money to spend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can an i7-6800k handle recording + streaming ?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Don't really need to front the cash for the 6800k if you don't want. You could always settle for the 7700k/6700k and save some $. Streaming and recording really doesn't use up that much CPU usage that you need to buy a $400 dollar cpu. Even a i5 can stream like 90% of the games. Also, you might want to stream at 30 fps when starting out so you can lower the bitrate before you get a steady amount of viewers. High FPS could cause some viewers to no be able to view with crappy internet service.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Triple 4k Monitor"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I never recommend dual gpu cards and for what you are using it for it would be overkill.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RX 470 and 480 users: What are your overclocks?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Is a RX-470 an upgrade to R9-290X?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Triple 4k Monitor"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesnt really matter to behonest. Whatever fits your budget IMO. Both those card will do fine for what you are trying to do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Triple 4k Monitor"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If your only going to be watching videos and have no interest in gaming then a GTX 1050/TI or a RX-460 would be fine. Even the Intel HD 630 integrated graphics with a kaby lake cpu support multiple monitors and one could be at 4k resolution. FYI not sure if the integrated CPU could support "3" 4k monitors but i do know it will support "2" 1080p and "1" 4k at the same time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OC setting for my i7-4930k. Comments appreciated!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

why are you changing the bclk???? you shouldnt be touching that at all, instead just change the mutliplier. Overclocking the bclk overclocks ram, pci and some other not so fun stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How big of a bottleneck is an FX 4300 with a rx480 8Gb"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally dont see a reason why you wouldnt get a rx-480 even if it does bottleneck the card. Games like Battlefield 1, Witcher, GTA and some other CPU intensive games you might see some type of bottleneck but the card is only 200, which isnt bad. If you were to spend 600 for a 1080 with a 100 dollar chip then it would be a different story. Plus this card could be reused for another build and should be good for atleast 4 years at 1080p gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RX 480 8gb for 204.98"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

man so many good deals for the RX-480 series its almost impossible to not get!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No you shouldn't have any change with the PCI slot when overclocking the CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they were!! Those were the days that you can buy a 2.x ghz cpu and overclock it to 4.0+. Now its like almost pointless to overclock because they come stock with 4.0ghz. Plus then it was so much more fun to overclock now its just changing the multiplier and add some volts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah true but I didn't want to give a false impression that all the chips can overclock over 4.0 ghz ya know? Saying 4 basically saids its not super hard to achieve.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

hey no problem and good luck!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Because newer CPUS you are defaulted at a 100 mhz bus that is multiplied X times. Example of a 100 Bus speed multiplied by say 34 times gives you 3.4 ghz processor. The multipiler is locked so you are only forced to change the bclk aka bus speed to around 104-107 at the most in newer cpu's. This will only give you a overclock of about 3.6 ghz which now can cause a lot of instability within the system. Thats why its not worth ever overclocking newer CPU's that are locked. Now with older chips you can increase the bclk to like 200 with the defaulted multipiler. So the i7-920 has a default bus of 133 multipied 20 times for a frequency of 2.66 ghz. If you were to change that to say 200 x 20 times you now have a overclocked chip of 4.0ghz. This bus speed is also connected to the ram. So simple math of a 200 bus speed overclock x 4 gives you 800 memory frequency and then you times that by 2 give you ddr3-1600 ram for your overclock. So if your system has ddr3-1600 memory you are all set to try for 4.0ghz overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Naw that would be a decent overclock for that CPU. It's directly associated with your RAM FYI so don't send too much BCLK that it overclocks your ram like crazy unless you have faster ram already installed in your system. Just read those tutorials and you should be good to go. This is when overclocking was fun now its just too easy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Naw back in the day it wasn't risky at all. Now adays its not the best thing to do, that's why you are forced to buy K version chips.

Overclocking Guide

Another decent tutorial i know its not a 950 but they are all the same

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes you can overclock that CPU but only by using a BCLK overclock. Expect about a 4.0 ghz max overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "intel 950 oc'able?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah you can overclock those CPUs. This was pre the whole K series and Z motherboards. You could only overclock them with the BCLK so they will max out around 4.0 ghz. Only the Extreme version where you could change the multiplier.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "when should i upgrade"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Still rocking my 3570k and still see no reason to upgrade unless Ryzen makes a great 6 core CPU for the price of an i5.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Older CPU newer gpu"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No, your CPU is more then enough for current gen GPU's. You could even SLI Titan XP cards with that CPU and see very little difference between a newer CPU. So go ahead and get the GTX 1060 and maybe overclock your CPU to around 4.4-4.5 ghz and enjoy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better?!"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Titans are pretty much a cheaper version of a quadro with gaming drivers. So it's a little of both worlds just not geared for design or gaming. IMO a titan isn't worth it if you wont be making money doing whatever you do on your computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RealTalk: CPUs and GPUs"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If google isnt the answer house about youtube?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RealTalk: CPUs and GPUs"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You can straight copy and past all your questions into google and get the answers you are looking for. Just make links for your questions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RealTalk: CPUs and GPUs"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I 100% agree and you know what. Someone will post RX-480 vs GTX-1060 tomorrow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RealTalk: CPUs and GPUs"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Google can be your friend sometimes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nvidia Pascal GT cards"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, I'm happy they stopped making those cards. Usually those cards are junk and very overpriced for what you get out of them. Those cards were designed for just giving you video or multi monitor support which now integrated GPU's support. Plus the GTX 1050/RX-460 is only $100 while those GT card's would go for around $50-80 and perform like twice as worst.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "waitin around for ryzen"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Linus keeps hinting ryzen will be released like end of February through March. I mean it has to be soon since all/most the motherboards have been shown.

Comment reply on EdInk's Completed Build: Lian-Li ITX Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like that mouse pad? I've been eyeing that one up for a bit on amazon and wondering if its of decent quality to a steelseries?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 1050ti or 1 1060???"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

SLI is just to run multiple GPU's. NVIDIA stoped support for lower end gpus for SLI technology, so you are out of luck. Only SLI 1070's, 1080's and Titan XP's. IMO SLI or Crossfire (AMD's version) arent very fun to work with and expectially for someone who doesnt have experience. Not all games support it and you can sometimes get less performance with SLI enabled. So if you want the best experience just get a single GTX 1060 or RX-480.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading to titan wurf it ?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The original titan performs around a 780ti which was on par to a GTX 970 where the RX-470 is +/- to a GTX 970. So yes one would assume a RX-470 would perform close to a GTX titan 6gb card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth upgrading from Ivy Bridge i5 3550 to Kaby Lake i5 7600?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Because everyone thinks ivy/sandy is worthless in today’s industry. Haswell/Haswell Refresh is about a 10% increase and Skylake/Kaby is about a 15% to Haswell. Increase total about 25-30% +/- in performance between Ivy and Kaby with similar skews. Now I do feel like a 7600k at 4.5 ghz is a big upgrade to a i5-3350 and would be worth the upgrade. Going from a i5-3550 to a i5-7600 is an upgrade but not enough to justify the price IMO.

Comment reply on ANGEL110513X's Completed Build: Bloody Red 900D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Man you destroyed that 900D case. I'm not great at matching colors but Red, Black, White, Blue and green just doesn't go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To go Kabylake or stick with haswell?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd just pick up a i5-4460 and call it a day. See if you can get one cheap on ebay first or just spend $175 new. To be upgrading to a kabylake from what you say you do isn't worth the money. Plus you don't seem to be into overclocking and the G3258 really needs to be overclocked to act like a gaming CPU.

A nice quad core cpu at 3.2 ghz is plenty for your needs and will run very similar to a new kabylake.

link This is an example between haswell and skylake.

IMO this upgrade would be the cheapest with this most benefit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I get a 6700k or a 7700k"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I like "Milky Lake" for milking the crap out of 6 generations of cpus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Interesting changes to budget pentiums"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

really??? thats really sad IMO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Interesting changes to budget pentiums"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Other then not having boost clock the Pentiums really have never been that far behind i3 in recent chips.

Use to be:

Pentium: 2 cores

i3: 2 cores hyperthreading boost clock

i5: 4 cores boost clock

i7: 4 cores hyperthreading boost clock

i7 extreme: 4-10 cores hyperthreading boost clock

I'm just waiting till intel changes the i3's to 4 cores and i5's to either what the i7 is now or 6 cores no HT.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hard drive for a pc backup."

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Just use backup and restore in windows. Copying over the entire drive will corrupt some files.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hard drive for a pc backup."

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

You could do that, but if you have a ton of information it will take a long time to just copy everything from one drive to another. Secondly if you plan to do it once then store the drive, who's to say it wont die years down the road? Backing up files can be easy and hard at the same time.

I'd buy a NAS and run a simple raid 1 to have about 50% more storage then what you currently have for future prof.

The cheapest way to back up would be 2 external drive's and just copy important files over and then.

I guess the real question is how important are these files because non of these backup solutions help against fires/floods.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1060 vs 480 rebenchmarked"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

It never was a bad card to begin with. Not sure why it was hated on so quickly once the GTX 1060 was released. Unless you plan to game at 4k these cards are perfect for 1080p/1440p gaming and will last years down the road. You don't always have to run games at max graphics all the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1070 for $380"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad buy at all plus watch dogs 2 for free.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel I7 7700K review"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah the motherboard upgrades have been great!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel I7 7700K review"

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice to see my Ivy Bridge CPU will still be going strong.

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