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  1. #21
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    Your RAM won't work with your Motherboard. You either need to get a motherboard with DDR3 support or upgrade your RAM to DDR4.

    I highly suggest upgrading your RAM because a)DDR4 is going to be the new standard, if not already it will be in a year. b)Skylake boards with DDR3 have had questionable performance and stability thus far.

    The rest seems to be fine, if you don't care how the case looks and you just want it to function and not necessarily go deep into overclocking I suggest looking for cases that specify in silence. Silent cases aren't always the best lookers (at least nothing fancy) and don't really have great airflow but it's going to be relatively quiet if that GTX starts blowing.
    Last edited by MaxBooZe; 24th May 2016 at 10:15:48.

  2. #22
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    Good catch. Guess I'll buy new sticks

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBooZe View Post
    The ms increase is minimal from 120hz, so don't let yourself be contrained by that. Unless you want to do 3D things.
    That being said, 120hz and 144hz shouldn't differ in price that much anymore, might as well get the better one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Airsoft View Post
    This is mine currently http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236335
    Probably due for an upgrade to 1440p first as well as a larger screen size but I first want to get the main hardware out of the way.

    Or if anything, the one listed above will later be my 2nd monitor where I won't play games on.
    Quote Originally Posted by ComedyInK View Post
    You already have a 120hz monitor if you ever want to be a pro gayyymer.
    Where do you guys keep getting that he has a 120 hz monitor? He linked his monitor. It's not 120 hz.

    Some options for you Airsoft:

    ASUS MG279Q ~$570, 27", 1440p, 144hz, FreeSync, IPS
    ASUS PG278Q ~$670, 27", 1440p, 144hz, G-Sync, 8-bit TN
    ASUS PG279Q ~$800, 27", 1440p, 165hz, G-Sync, IPS (poor reviews, probably shit QC again)
    Acer XB270HU ~$700?, 27", 1440p, 144hz, G-Sync, IPS
    Acer XR341CK ~$1000, 34" ultrawide, 3440x1440, 75hz, FreeSync, IPS
    BenQ XL2730Z ~$530, 27", 1440p, 144hz, FreeSync, 8-bit TN
    Dell S2716DG ~$530, 27", 1440p, 144hz, G-Sync, 8-bit TN
    LG 34UM95 ~$1000, 34" ultrawide, 3440x1440, 60hz (I think), IPS

    ASUS PG348Q if you feel that you're made of money. ~$1300, 34" ultrawide, 3440x1440, 100hz, G-Sync, IPS

    If you only want 144hz: ViewSonic XG2401 ~$270, 24", 1080p, 144hz, FreeSync, 8-bit TN

    You can find reviews for most of them here: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
    Last edited by Steeps; 24th May 2016 at 17:38:18.

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    BenQ XL2730Z ~$530, 27", 1440p, 144hz, FreeSync, 8-bit TN
    is a good buy btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apples View Post
    BenQ XL2730Z ~$530, 27", 1440p, 144hz, FreeSync, 8-bit TN
    is a good buy btw
    The best one, because it's the one I have.

    The Dell might be a better choice for G-Sync though. Similar specs.

  6. #26
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    HI!

    Wait for Kabylake CPUs at they are coming out in November (if you can wait that long). Performance will be better than Skylake, and apparently skylake had some misc issues that are addressed in Kabylake.

    Get REGULAR DDR4 RAM! Don't get Super OC bullshit. Just get density with standard DDR4 speed (2133MHz iirc). Do not spend more money on fast ram as you probably won't notice the difference (but can cost 2x as much). Make sure your ram is compatible with the board! Make sure your board NATIVELY supports the speed (IE 2133 memory). Make sure there isn't a * beside your ram's speed when you are buying your motherboard, as it means it doesn't have native support but you can OC the ram to match. Which is bad and dumb.

    A reputable dealer selling non-OC versions of motherboards is your best bet for this. ONLY GET WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING TO USE. Buying a $300 motherboard is such a waste when you can buy a $50-$80 motherboard that does the exact same job. There is NO performance difference between Z series and (H?B?) other series! ASUS / MSI / ASROCK are great motherboard retailers. Some people like Gigabyte. Steer away from others.

    And FFS don't overclock. You kill your warranty the second you turn it on, for any component. If you want to fuck around with overclocking buy a cheap pentium and fuck around with that. Don't fuck around with $500 chipsets in $200 motherboards.

    Make sure the motherboard you buy has 4-pin connectors for fans! This lets your PC control the fan speed by the motherboard and can help keep your system cool and quiet.

    I have to go to work but I will return with more cool shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviant View Post
    HI!

    Wait for Kabylake CPUs at they are coming out in November (if you can wait that long). Performance will be better than Skylake, and apparently skylake had some misc issues that are addressed in Kabylake.

    And FFS don't overclock. You kill your warranty the second you turn it on, for any component. If you want to fuck around with overclocking buy a cheap pentium and fuck around with that. Don't fuck around with $500 chipsets in $200 motherboards.
    On Kaby Lake, it's not worth waiting. I'm sure it's soooooo worth waiting an extra half a year for that 5-10% performance increase. That's Intel's release schedule any more. They haven't done anything innovative year-over-year since Sandy Bridge.

    You are correct that there is no point in overclocking a brand new processor. You will want an unlocked K version in the future though. I still use my overclocked i5-2500k and it competes just fine with newer processors at stock speeds. Saves me from having to buy a new motherboard and processor every three years.

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    Don't wait if you are buying right away. Skylakes are OP but if you need to wait anyway, Kabylake will be out. Might even be able to get deals on Skylakes soon anyway.

    Also protip, make sure your case has fans near the hard drives. Even if you only have 1 hard drive, a cool drive will last infinitely longer.

    I was just working on a server that we have to replace the drives on every 3-6 months (and they are WD RE enterprise drives). They run 24/7 doing recordings for IP cameras, but the drives die because they get too hot and start getting bad sectors early. A cool PC is a PC that lasts decades.

  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airsoft View Post
    or how much would i be set back in terms of performance should I choose a 1070?
    1070 is faster than 980Ti and GTX Titan, from Youtube reviews from NCIX Tech Tips (or linus tech tips? I don't remember).

    1070 and 1080 both have 8GB GDDR5, but the 1080 has GDDR5X, which has a higher bandwidth. So it's better for Video-Memory intensive things, like GTA. Also more cuda cores obviously. But 1070 is a good "Bang for Buck" if you're trying to be budget friendly.

  10. #30
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    ignore every advice deviant gives. infact do exactly opposite of what he says.


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