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Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 280X or GTX 770"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

What benchmarks are you even looking at? The 770 and 280X trade blows in almost every game within a few FPS. Now with the 280X getting close to the 780 makes me think your sources are completely wrong. The 280X is a 7970 Ghz and the 770 is a 680, both are older tech and not on the same level as a 290+ and 780+.

If you can post some of your sources then maybe you can make a believer out of me. From what i have seen they are similar cards within the same price bracket and you wont be disappointing from either selection.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "280x vs. 290x"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on monitor. Do you own a 1440p or plan to get one soon? If not then dont waste the money. The 280X will max all games at 1080p with 60+FPS on ultra.

Personally I think the 290 is the better buy over a 290X. They practically are the same card with a $100 difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade my current Video Card?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

For your current build id just get the 270X. Like you said, you cant beat free. Yeah the FPS will probably be around 5-10 +/- in each game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade my current Video Card?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

hahah yeah no problem. you are kind of right though. The 7950 Boost version is the one similar to the 280.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade my current Video Card?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Really, you wont go wrong with either. It just depends on if you want a older card vs newer? The HD 7000's still support mantle and all the latest drivers, so at the end of the day the 7950 is better. A overclocked 7950 will perform at around/above a 7970 which is a slightly slower version of the 280X.

It really isn't that easy of a question to answer. I usually like newer tech vs old but the 7950 will outperform a 270X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade my current Video Card?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

The newer 7950 is the R9-280 not the 270X. The 270X is closer related to the 7870 gigahertz edition.

Comment reply on atlmapper's Completed Build: freeNAS media build

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

That's one expensive NAS for 4 gbs of storage. You could have saved on the CPU, MB and RAM for a NAS.

That's if you only plan to use it has a NAS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FX-8350 Vs. Intel Core i5-3570K??"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahah very true.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for light web browsing and media consumption."

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you only want to choose between those 2 cpus? Because really the cheapest apu or haswell will do this just fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FX-8350 Vs. Intel Core i5-3570K??"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Read old threads.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need an amazing video card preferably under $400 - HELP!"

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

Well red and black will have to be MSI or ASUS gpu's within the GTX 770 or R9-280X lines. Also i wouldn't spend the extra money on the 4gb model of a GTX 770 as it doesn't improve performance. Only reason i could see getting the 4gb version is if you plan to run them in SLI and have a 4k monitor. Even then its still not powerful enough to use all that VRAM.

And whats this about GTA V??? Any new news on it coming to PC?

Comment reply on TruthlessHero's Completed Build: Papa Smurf

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

about 10% faster.

Comment reply on TruthlessHero's Completed Build: Papa Smurf

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you looked at the E3-1230 V3? Thats the Haswell version.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the 6990 worth it?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah those are better options.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the 6990 worth it?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I never answered your question. Yeah it should last a while, but the power that thing uses isn't the greatest. Make sure you get a good enough psu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the 6990 worth it?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

A 6990 is like cf 7850 or cf r7-265. Personally I'd skip the dual gpu cards because of drivers. Mantle doesn't work for the 6000 series and some game you will have to turn the graphics down a lot. A r9-270 is better but it costs more.

As you said for £10 that does seem like a real good price. Almost like a free card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I RMA my MSI 290?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

So then it might possibly be the GPU. You haven't overclocked the GPU at all have you? You dont have any older GPU's laying around i assume? Yeah id RMA that GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I RMA my MSI 290?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your mb have integrated gpu? Take the card out and use that for a few days.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I RMA my MSI 290?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been building PC's since pIII. Every time I had problems with random restarts it's usually the ram. Your computer wont restart because of a bad gpu, it would just stop showing video. It's either your ram mb cpu or hdd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel's Haswell Refresh Processors Pricing Revealed Online"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

phablet should be the new tablet. 10" tables are actually too big to hold laying down on the couch. haha how lazy we've become.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel's Haswell Refresh Processors Pricing Revealed Online"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i know, i wonder what it will be like in the next 5-10 years. I refuse to get a tablet. They just seem really pointless in my eyes. All they are is a bigger phone that still cant do 1/8th of what a Compute can. I cant wait till spyware or whatever just takes over ios.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel's Haswell Refresh Processors Pricing Revealed Online"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe since the sudden surge of tablets this is where CPU's will turn too. AMD seems to be giving up on the desktop and trying to make tablet and phone processors.

UGH DESKTOPS SHALL LIVE FOREVER!!!! hehe

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel's Haswell Refresh Processors Pricing Revealed Online"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I'm sure Intel could make a 4 core i3 6 core i5 and 6 core i7 with HT and so on. They already make a 12 core Xeon with HT. I actually work on one of those at work and the speed is similar to my 3570k so really no point (Because programs cant utilize all of it). Its more geared to spit up the cores to multiple PC's.

So it actually makes sense to not worry about speed and cores anymore but power efficiency. We are a long way away to fully utilize a i7-920 where its a worthless CPU. Still you can buy one of those and a few 780Ti's and have zero bottleneck. So yes bring on the CPU that uses like a watt to run hahah.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel's Haswell Refresh Processors Pricing Revealed Online"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have a 3570k and I see no need to upgrade. Looks like this is what we will expect if AMD can't release anything that can compete.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "comp shutdown?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

90% sure its probably your ram.

Did you overclock anything if so then maybe its the CPU or GPU

If you didnt overclock anything its your ram.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "windows 7 or windows 8 for new gaming rig??"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

DX12 will be supported on windows 7.

You don't need windows 8 for anything, except if you love the metro start menu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "samsung 4k monitor for $799"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your review! Do you live anywhere near toronto? I'm really close to there on the states side. I'd take the drive to buy that monitor for 600.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will the Intel Core i7-4770K bottle kneck with a titan?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

No

Titan is overpriced

This question has been answered a lot do some searching in the forums.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Crossfire r9 270 or r9 280x"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I had CF 7850's and disliked it every day i had it. Ended up selling both cards and buying a GTX 770. So id say don't buy another 270 and just get the 280x.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "9590 vs i7 4770k"

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

As someone has stated, the i5-4670k is more then enough for gaming. I7's which is still just a quad core CPU has hypertreading. Hypertreading doesn't improve FPS in games vs the i5.

As for the 9590 its just a overclocked 8350. Mind as well just buy that and overclock it to 4.7 ghz and save yourself $100.

Id throw that extra $100 into a SSD or something instead of CPU's that dont improve performance in games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will a core 2 quad bottleneck a 770? or 760?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using a GTX 770? What are you FPS in BF4? (Thats if you own the game) I'm interested

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will a core 2 quad bottleneck a 770? or 760?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Beta drive 337.50 is NVIDIA's version of mantle. It cuts a lot of the CPU usage. Id think you'd be fine with a C2Q with that GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What antivirus software do you use?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Well once you install AVG it disables Windows Defender. I just keep windows Defender and ditch AVG.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What antivirus software do you use?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

FYI MSE is Windows Defender that's defaulted in windows 8. So you are using MSE AKA Windows Defender. And yes thats fine for home use but for a company id recommend something better. No reason people should be paying for a virus protection for home use unless you are running FTP or some type of cloud base software.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A10 vs FX-8320"

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah i hear ya. I was just saying the FX-6300 is a very nice gaming CPU that doesnt really have much of a setback. Where as a APU, anything above a 7870 or 270 you will see a setback in FPS vs a FX-6300. Personally if i was you id look at a 270 but if you can front a little more cash a GTX 760 is a way better deal then a 270x.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A10 vs FX-8320"

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah the fx 6300 won't bottleneck a r9-280x, gtx 770, but I'm not sure about R9-290 or above.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A10 vs FX-8320"

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

A fx 6300 and a r9-270 will play bf4 on high.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A10 vs FX-8320"

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Im not sure what your question really is? Mantle hasnt been anything to really give two s***s about. With DirectX 12 to be released (Probably end of 2014 or beginning of 2015) for windows 7 and 8, Mantle will probably be left in the dust. Second, the 8320 walks all over the A10's for CPU performance. The only reason why you should think about a A10 is if you want to have a iGPU. If you dont then dont even bother. Third, PCI-E 2.0 vs 3.0 is pointless. Nothing even uses the full potential of 2.0 yet so i wouldn't even sweat about it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "780 v 770... Worth the cost?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the monitor you will be using. If its a 1080p or 1200p the 770 2gb will give you well over 60fps. If you are using 3 monitors or a 1440p then the 780 will be worth it.

I have a 28" 1200p monitor with a gigabyte gtx 770 2gb gpu and it only dips down to around 50 fps on one map in a certain spot in BF4. Other then that its well above 60fps and closer to 80-90 fps. Dont froget that everything is maxed out including AA which i dont see the point past 2x but what the hell why not.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want to overclock. Will this cooler be enough for 4.5ghz?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Probably not since that cooler is maybe just a little better then the stock cooler. Get a Cooler Master h212 evo.

Comment reply on zagan's Completed Build: AMD Gaming Budget

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

You help build customers computers and never built a AMD build? Where have you been? Ever since the core series was released it was actually better to build with AMD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need FreeNAS build CPU suggestions"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

You can have a p4 and the nas would work without lag. It comes down to network not cpu. So I'd get the cheapest cpu you can find.

Comment reply on itsjms's Completed Build: Budget Gaming Build

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice budget build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Haswell Intel Core i3"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Its better then the gtx 750TI and is just a little worst then the gtx 760. The only thing that the gtx 750ti has is the power consumption. If thats a main priority then get the 750ti. the 270 isnt that bad as well but not as good. A 500 watt psu would be more then enough to power everything in the computer. Even a 430 would be fine.

GTX 750Ti 60 watts 270 150 watts Difference of around 50+/- watts for just GPU's. This is of course without HDD, SDD, CPU and whatever else you throw in it. So the price difference between a corsair 430 to 500 is $5 american dollars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Haswell Intel Core i3"

  • 68 months ago
  • -3 points

Yeah that Austin build will work fine.

Since you want a mini itx build a APU could be another option. Maybe a Antlon 750k could be the CPU of choice and get a better GPU like a R7-265, r9-270 or 7870. I'm sure you're price wouldn't be that much different but have a better gaming experience.

Sorry to throw AMD at you as i do prefer Intel over AMD, but for the price you cant beat AMD. For the 750TI its a really nice card but i think its to expensive for the price/performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 270x gpu"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

If a R9-270x needs a 750watt GPU and a R9-290x doesn't then i think that would be a miss print. I would assume a 500 watt would be more than enough and a 650 would power Crossfire 270X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Haswell Intel Core i3"

  • 68 months ago
  • 0 points

No the i3 would be able to do that just fine. My media center PC has a core 2 duo E7400 non overclocked at 2.8 ghz and i can do everything you just said. My only concern is that the FX-6300 does perform similar to the i3 but has more of a upside with more cores and its cheaper.

But yeah the i3 are very nice low TDP CPU's that are great for what you just said except for gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD A10-5800K vs. AMD FX-6300"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

No you don't need 2133 ram, but the price isn't any different then 1600. Only reason why I'm suggesting that ram is because apus really benefit with faster ram. The igpu performs a lot better with it.

FYI you will have the set the ram speed as 2133 in the bios if you decide to get this ram and take advantage of it. If you don't it will be defaulted to I think 1333 or 1600.

No you don't need the cooler either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General purpose CPU ?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

4670K/4770K OR 8350/8320

Xeon E3-1230 V3 is also a really nice chip

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD A10-5800K vs. AMD FX-6300"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/dschutt84/saved/4fTT

How about this? I changed the CPU, Memory and SSD. I didnt feel like you need a SSD as 120gb fills up really fast. I own a SSD and they are great but not so for storage. A 7200 RPM HDD will be fine and give you lots of space.

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