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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overkill?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

I have a gtx 770 with a 144hz monitor and i see no reason to upgrade anytime soon. Then again I dont play much of BF or other newer games that much anymore, I mostly play csgo.

BF4 i get 60+ fps with everything maxed

GTA V everything is pretty much maxed out and i get well above 60 fps on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overkill?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

overkill for games like csgo lol and other competitive games : Yes

Not overkill for games like BF Witcher and other top AAA title games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it worth it to upgrade now ?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i wouldnt waste money on the i7 unless you are going to stream full time. I sometimes stream with a 3570k and have yet to really need a i7 unless you want to stream bf games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Have (2) GeForce GTX 650ti Boost SLI. How far up the chain to I need to go to upgrade to 1 card?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I would guess the sli gtx 650 ti boost would perform close to a gtx 770/960. So really anything like a gtx 970 and above would be a good upgrade.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what is the cheapest gpu to suppot two monitors?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

the igpu on an intel/AMD cpu.....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "390's?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing going new just refresh 290s

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Integrated graphics help"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

To stream any video files really doesnt demand anything except a good network. So the cheapest cpu/gpu combo you can find will be the best option.

My HTPC computer is a Intel Dual Core E7400 and an AMD HD 4850 GPU.

Most NAS's you can buy have a way worst CPU built into them so anything on the market will be better for a streaming server. Id just get a cheap intel or apu from amd and call it a day unless money isnt too much of an issue.

Now for 4k you will have to do a little research and see if the gpu will actually support that resolution but honestly i still prefer 720p movies over 1080p do to file size being crazy large. Cant really imagine the size of a 4k movie an bandwidth you'd need on the network.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My absolute dream, really hope there's nothing wrong with it."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I have the Asus monitor and I love but can't compare to the BenQ since I don't own it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My absolute dream, really hope there's nothing wrong with it."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally id change the monitor to the Asus VG248QE instead of the BenQ monitor, only because its a lot cheaper and performs the same. Secondly i don't think the GPU is overkill with a 144hz monitor, due to some games wont be pushing 144 fps all the time. I would maybe pick up a GTX 980TI over the 980 because NVIDIA kind of killed the 980 with the 980TI price. So either get a GTX 980TI or 970.

Yes CSGO DOTA and stuff will get like 300 FPS even with a GTX 750TI but since you said GTA V and some other ones then the GTX 980 TI could be used. It really depends on if you want to save a little or money isnt an issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unlocked Skylake Processors?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well since the 2600k/2700k intel hasnt changed the price of the lower end i7 "k" cpu in years. So one would guess it will be still $320+/-.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unlocked Skylake Processors?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, Intel hasn't really had to release anything great because the FX has been such a bust. FX-8350 was released to compete with Sandy bridge and it kind of faltered against it. So ever since Sandy Bridge Intel has been just trying to improve the iGPU and make them more power efficient which they have achieved.

So maybe this time AMD can actually make a CPU that will compete with an i7 and wake up Intel to make something thats better then a 5-10% increase in performance. Competition is always a good thing and AMD needs to step up!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 upgrade"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes this CPU will work with windows 10, but then I'm not sure you want to upgrade the operating system if your mother in law is fine with windows 7. Really not much is going to be different except a different start menu and directx 12 which im sure she wont use.

So will it work: Yes

Do you need to up grade: No (even though it's free)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4ghz overclocked AMD A4-3400 = wut...?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

wow volts???

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My budget build for Highschool"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

That dedicated video card you have listed isn't going to improve much since the a10 pretty much has a r7-250 built into it. Unless you plan to crossfire the two but then it's easier to get a g3258 or Anthon with a better gpu like a 260x or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My budget build for Highschool"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

The a10 pretty much ha r7-250 video card built into it. It can play all the valve games and like bf4 at 720p no problem. Just youtube the performance and you'd be surprised how good it is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My budget build for Highschool"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I just noticed that. Didn't really even look at the ram but to upgrade to 2133 ram isn't a problem since price is no different.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My budget build for Highschool"

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

for that price you really cant do much better including a windows cd.

Question for you: Do you plan to get a cd/dvd drive to install windows or do you have a separate computer with one to make a bootable usb drive to install windows?

My only changes would be the motherboard and the CPU. Personally i wouldnt spend twice as much on the MB to then leave you with a worst CPU.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Tg8YCJ

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cpu for gaming"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The best gaming CPU out of the two are both. They both will perform within 1-2fps of each other using the same GPU. So it all depends on the GPU that you can afford building both builds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good $650ish build?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not sure why both of you are saying the PSU is bad? Its a decent PSU that will perform just fine for the price hes trying to accomplish. Obviously their are better, but Corsair CX models are good enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is upgrading from an i5 4690K to a i7 4790K worth it for gaming?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

And this is the reason why CSGO / Valve , Dota, LOL and Starcraft/wow games have the most people playing them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Built PC what to change?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CHkCP6

i know this build is a little more then what you had built but this will be a kickass gaming rig.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "380X new value king"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW I'm so excited for what?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4690 vs FX 9370 ???"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your budget? If you want to get a FX-9370 id stay away. Mind as well just get a FX-8350 and a decent air cooler and just clock it to match speed or be close.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pentium G3258"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I built a computer for a buddy of mine using that CPU and a gtx 760. Its pretty good if you want to go on the budget friendly side. Personally i think that CPU is more geared for the CSGO, LOL, Starcraft and some other not really demanding games but good games.

This CPU is really meant to be bought with a H81 motherboard and overclocked to around 4.2-4.5 ghz and a decent gpu like a gtx 750ti-r9-270x. This CPU can not stream or do any other tasks in the background if you are also gaming.

Its really a tough buy to be honest because the FX-6300 isnt really that much more and could possibly be a better CPU for some games. Though if you are looking to play CSGO the g3258 is more then enough.

I guess its not that easy of a question to answer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a duo core cpu actually run upcoming games?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a friend who actually has a g3258 and a copy of witcher and i think i remember have telling me he couldnt run it or something. So you probably are right on that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can a duo core cpu actually run upcoming games?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well how come my media center pc with a e7400 and a hd 4850 can run gta v at 720p and 60+ fps with low graphics? Im almost certain that if i were to at least throw a gtx 750 ti into that pc id be able to run the game at 1080p with low/med settings.

Honestly i can run most modern games on that PC still. The only draw back is the GPU, because most games dont support the GPU anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjE0BU5egFc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zncBiiwzDo

So at the end of the day the g3258 may not be the best CPU but it can still run modern games just fine if you plan to not play with AA on.

Also lets not forget about direct x 12.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Check it Out"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Basically what Banshebot said is that the H55 is pure junk. You shouldn't look at AIO water coolers from corsair unless its the 80i and up. The CM h212 evo or even the CRYORIG H7 will perform better for less. Secondly i wouldn't look at a GTX 980 anymore since the release of the GTX 980TI. IMO the only real GPU's you should get is the GTX 970 or 980TI as of today because of the price difference. The GTX 970 doesnt perform that much less then the 980 but the 980 does perform a let less then the 980 TI. If you were to get the GTX 970 you then can save on a H100i and get yourself a SSD. Other then that it looks pretty solid. Motherboard is a little cheap IMO.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DLvtyc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3570k VS 4690k"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3570k VS 4690k"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

You're not going to tell the difference between the two in games and real world work loads. So, I'd save the $120 and buy a better GPU. The only real reason to get the 4690k is the igpu and better components on motherboard. Overclocking both will get to like 4.5+/- pretty easily with some luck getting to 4.6-4.8+/-. So if you need a lot of usb 3.0's get haswell, but if you dont and want to get a GTX 970 over a R9-280x then get ivy.

3570k runs about 10-20% slower per clock speed vs the 4690k. So one would assume in a perfect environment that a 4.0 ghz 3570k will run as fast as a stock 4690k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bottleneck"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this a joke?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "APU or CPU"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true. Bulldozer was before the first APU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "APU or CPU"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats your price point???

Id look here for a budget minded build https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/

FYI if you don't already know, but all recent INTEL CPU's are APU's. AMD just decided to make things confusing as their FX CPU's don't have integrated graphics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upcoming processors"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes true but Intel has been on a kick of having the i5-k at 220 and the i7-k at 320. So one one assume these new ones will be around there. So really the price probably wont be different if you buy now or wait. The only difference is they may or may not sell with bundles within the first few months and maybe some glitches.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Safe buying a used cpu?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't worry about it. May i ask what price you will getting this CPU for? If its anything more the $150 it might be overpriced IMO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Safe buying a used cpu?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Honestly its really hard to fry a CPU now a days. With that overclock it sure sounds like the seller knew what hes doing. Yes the volts seem kind of high but they still are within the maximum intel recommends. So yes that CPU has plenty of years. You're more likely to have the HDD, PSU or water cooler fail then the CPU.

FYI if you're nervous about the volts then just bump the cpu down to like 4.4 ghz and lower volts. Could always have the seller do it ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 980 Ti Will Retail for $799 MSRP"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yikes!!!! Yeah good thing i live here and get a titan x for a lot cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 980 Ti Will Retail for $799 MSRP"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

True....but i remember when bleeding edge wasn't even close to 1k. I guess im fine with the titan being 1k since its not really meant for gaming but the 980TI should be somewhere around $600 IMO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX960 "good enough" for 1080p 60hz gaming?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I have no idea what ppl are saying but yes its good enough for 1080p 60fps gaming. Yes some games you might have to lower some of the settings which you wont even notice the difference (AKA AA). Personally i love lowering settings in games due to the fact that i dont like all those crazy AA settings, shadows and other stuff that just makes it harder to see things. I just think a lot of that stuff makes the game look blurry.

So yes, the GTX 960 which is slightly worst then a GTX 770 (i have) plays BF4, AW, Titanfall, Mortal Kombat X and some others maxed. GTA V runs at Very high settings with AA reduced well over 60 FPS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 980 Ti Will Retail for $799 MSRP"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone else annoyed by these $1000 or close too $1000 cards?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which should i go for"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally id go for the i7 and a gtx 980. I haven't used Crossfire in years but if i remember correctly to enable crossfire you need to run games on full screen mode. Given that you can stream and game at full screen, (I stream CSGO fullscreen for the 4:3 ratio but thats the only game i run fullscreen) it does become a pain to constantly alt tab out to access OBS/XSPLIT vs running games at fullscreen window mode. Its just much easier to alt tab out without screwing stuff up and flipping between different settings in obs and accessing chat.

My vote is is the i7 gtx 980 combo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Skywell is coming in FAST!!!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that but linus reported it wont. So we will see.....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Skywell is coming in FAST!!!"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Rumors still say its not suppose to support DDR4. Ehh i think im going to hang onto my 3570k until a non enthusiast series CPU has 6 cores and uses DDR4. Im getting kind of sick of this 10% increase in performance every year. Hey AMD WAKE UP!!!!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Xeon i5 or i7?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah if you plan not to OC its a really good CPU. It will game just as well any i7/i5.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will the i5-4690k bottleneck my 980 SLI?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

SLI 980's wont be bottlenecked by a 2500k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Xeon i5 or i7?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason why everyone gets the 1231 v3 is because its the cheapest Xeon that has hyper threading. So really no reason to spend more for a slightly higher clock speed, because you wont notice much or anything at all. The E3-1231 v3 is just a better 4790 (non k cpu) . Its built to run 24/7 and run pretty much 100% all the time, this is a reason why they are considered server processors. So this CPU is built really well and really stable!

Id get the Xeon over a 4790k if you arent planning to get a 4.5 ghz overclock. If you plan to overclock that i7 then save up. But if you dont want a 4.5 + overclock just get the xeon, you will be good for years!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual SLI support W/MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah they will update geforce experience just about as much as they update drivers. So around once a month.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual SLI support W/MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah AMD's corssfire is a pain in the ***. Half the time i was getting better frames with one card vs 2 so i was constantly disabling them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quad Core Cpus under $120"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

honestly i have no idea right now. I just decided to try it out and it was running really smooth on a 60inch 60hz led tv. Id assume somewhere around 60fps when i had the game settings at 720p. Once i changed it to 1080p it lagged a lot but for a old computer and drivers on a GPU that they havent released since october of 2013, I thought was pretty good!!! Would i recommend this PC to run gta v?? no but it ran haha.

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