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I'm on the fence about buying an SSD. How much of a difference in load times does it make? 100$ is a lot to spend to get 20 second boot times vs 1 minute boot times. If I get the little 250GB one, I'd probably be putting my OS's and some programs like photoshop on it. Will that really save me significant amounts of time? I'm a poorfag, so I have some skepticism as to whether the difference is worth it, but I'm open to being sold on the idea.
>Will that really save me significant amounts of time?
absolutely. remember how a few years ago the best upgrade you could make was RAM? now it's the ssd. get one, you won't regret it.
it makes the entire system faster and more stable, it's not just boot times. modern ssds are more reliable and have a higher life expectancy than hdds, even samsungs cheaper drives come with 5 years warranty (the more expensive ones come with 10 years).
OLED burns waaaay more then plasma.
I'm a TV salesmen. We get returns all the time on LG and Samsung OLED tvs for burning. Its a problem with light blue and darker yellow staying on the screen.
I honestly don't know what I want to get.Was thinking about getting a 4790k because I can get one for $80. But the only thing I would use the extra threads for would be encoding which I don't do enough to bother with more than my i5.
more than 8gb ram is lost on my needs.
I originally had 2xr9 290s. One went bad so I now have the r9 390 they sent me as RMA and don't wish to bother with the noise/heat/stutter of xfire again.
I have more than enough storage space.
I'm happy with my Fractal R5 case.
SSDs speed up everything. Boot times are just a benefit. Game load times are drastically reduced as well.
means his ram is running at 1600mhz. DDR = Double Data Rate. Multiply the speccy speed by 2.
SanDisk stuff is decent. Having used Samsung disks exclusively for the past few years now. Still using my Gen1 non Pro 120gb 840 Series drive as my daily driver.
I actually have about $200 that I could spare for something...
get an r9 380. Or pic Related for an extra $30 or so.
Im thinking 5820k, 32gb DDR4, new Mobo and heatsink.
Just got $1000 commission from work, so what do y'all think?
Looking to upgrade. Any suggestions?
6300 OC'd to 3.5ghz? Nigga that's stock speeds.
Up to you. If your motherboard, cooler, and PSU can handle higher overclocks, push for 4.5ghz on your 6300. If not, consider a 4790k. Would be a huge upgrade
Sorry i meant i have it at 4.5MHz. I think km going to wait until there is more info on the zen (benchmarks and price) before i commit. I might upgrade my ram (8gb 1366mhz) or get a SSD in the meantime
Does anyone have any idea if I can make the Titan X ACX 2.0 cooler work on my reference 980?
From what I can tell I would need to cut a little of the bottom plate off and I'd be fine.
4.5mhz? What are you from the first era of computing? Everyone is up to ghz my man.
But yea an ssd would make the world of difference.
depends. Is your GPU lacking in performance?
I have a 3440×1440 UWHD my 970 oc to 1590Mhz runs most games at max 45fps average. I want full 60 or 73fps (because my screen can overclock its refresh rate that high) should I get one more 970 to sli or swap it out for a newer more powerful single card? will a 390 or 390x do what I want?
I may buy 8GB of RAM and have 10, but I'm building a new one when Pascal comes out anyway. The RAM is $35 for the 8GB. Should I?
>tfw the only gift your father got you was a Intel 700 series SSD (on advice of your brother)
>tfw your MOBO didn't have the slot to fit it
>I RMA'd it for him and he got a refund instead of it collecting dust.
Works fine for now, but if any helpful anon can give suggestions... mainly, I think I could use a new graphics card. Perhaps I'll wait for the next-gen ones this year though.
Thing is that the old computer's hardware, a Dell Optiplex 390, gave a last error message about some heating issue. There was also some kind of graphic error in Mass Effect 3; the arrows in the weapon menu disappeared. Then the 3 & 4 lights at the front lighted up when I tried to start it.
The other thing is that that HDD is pretty much My Life: The Last Three Years. And it would be a bitch to lose all those browser-bookmarks etc. So how do I "transplant" the essentials to a new HDD running on Windows 7 64 bit?
I loved this graphics card, /g/. It had been with me for almost 5 years now, but I think it's time for an upgrade because it struggles to handle fallout 4.
poverty build i made some time ago and idk if the cpu temp reports correctly, but any suggestions?
feel like its maxxed
cant crossfire cause of 650 psu,
I want to get additional 8gb.
Currently i am running 2x4gb 1600 of these: http://www.adata.com/en/xpg-dram/feature/90
I bought 2x4 Crucial 1600 sticks, installed them correctly, but they were why the fuck ever incompatible.
Does anyone know how to make them compatible or something compatible i should buy?
Thanks for any suggestions.
I'm holding off on do a major upgrade until AMD drops Zen, for now I just want to get a little moar power.
There is an i5-2500K on ebay for 80 sans cooler.
Is it a worthwhile upgrade?
use til it dies or upgrade somewhere? the 660ti was itself an upgrade from a 460 for €90 a few months ago.
I have i5 6500 ,sapphire r9 390,seasonic s12 620w and getting shipped 2666 16 gb DDR4 ram(i had 58% off on amazon ,so it was 18 pounds more than 8 gb but like 18 less than cheapest 16 gb so why not).
Only problem is that its 2666 and my cpu 6500 ,what motherboard to get??
My case is phanteks pro m ,i know how to put the stuff in place and the wiring but how do i deal with cable management?
Looking to upgrade my GPU soon. At what point should I be concerned about upgrading my power supply?
If you had 500 bucks to throw at this, what would you do
Any difference between a Creative Recon3D and a Sound Blaster Z? I'm mainly going to run toslink to my z680s. Old sound card was an auzentech 7.1 but my new mobo no longer has the pci slots for it.
H100i, keeps temps @ 30c idle, 60c load. I guess I'm getting to the one year mark soon, so I guess I could change out the paste.
I don't really have a need for another SSD, but maybe another HDD, just in case I feel like leaving my entire steam library installed at all times.
I have a
Socket 2011 X79 work station
( asus x79 ws mobo)
Sandy-bridge E 3970x
16gig of ram
I am looking to upgrade this year, as my system is a little long in the tooth at 4.years old.
I mostly do R, buisness modeling, mountains of excel/ access, matlab.
I occasionally game. But it is no longer a major part of my life in any way. Maybe some bf4 to blow of steam.
I would love to mess around with oculus rift when it launches.
Monitor wise i currently run on 3 24" ips displays but would like to upgrage that to at least one 4k monitor but more likely a multi monitor setup.
Tldr. What to buy this year for big data and ocassional games.
I have 300 walt
can i get an ssd 32+ (I have space for a second hdd or ssd as long as I get the 3.5 tray with ssd)
can I also get a nvidia gt610?
on the thing it says it needs at miniu\mum 300 watts
does that mean 300 + all the crap I have too?
or will a 300 take care of all of it
Minimum means everything in a "standard" set up. 1 CPU, 1 or 2 HDDs, the mobo, RAM and maybe a couple fans/lights. Chances are though what you have is a prebuilt and as such the PSU is probably shit and not even 80+ rated. That said, a GT 610 uses <35w of power, as it runs directly off PCIe power. So it should be more than doable, but I would really recommend getting a reputable brand of PSU, even at the same ballpark wattage. Just make sure whatever you get is 80+ bronze rated.
Really depends on what games you plan on playing. But given a $150-$200 budget I would go with a GTX 960 or r9 380. If you're not a stranger to buying used and spending a little bit more, you might be able to score a 290x or GTX 970 within the $200-$250 price range.
Yeh I'd probably go for a 290x then, but a few people told me it was overkill for sub 1440p. The only overly intensive thing I plan on playing would be like Star Citizen when it comes out eventually
While on the subject of upgrades I was looking to pick up a new monitor and my first mechanical keyboard, I wanna try and keep both around the $4-700 range for both.
Im considering switching mobos from an ATX form factor to an mITX or mATX one and getting a smaller case. Would upgrading to a 980 Ti Kingpin be better than watercooling the 2 SLI'D 970s I already have?
>Would upgrading to a 980 Ti Kingpin
Buy an MSI Lightning, a Gigabyte Waterforce, an EVGA Classy, a ASUS STRIX, or a Palit, but do NOT buy that overpriced "binned" POS. The only thing you're paying for is a chance of having a better overclocking card AND IT'S NOT EVEN A GUARANTEE SINCE REGULAR OVERCLOCKING ON MAXWELL AND ASIC QUALITY DO NOT HAVE A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP.
It's pretty much well known that the Kingpin is a failure of a card, an overpriced marketing scheme to build hype around the EVGA brand that has fallen on its face due to its extreme pricing.
Literally any 980Ti could give you the same results as a Kingpin, but for hundreds less.
If you want a water-cooled card, just buy a Gigabyte Waterforce, since it's the only card that cools the VRMs and RAM using an extended copper piping on the waterblock. The other hybrid AIOs cool theirs with a fan.
I guess I could use some RAM and more storage since I`ve started to edit videos.
I`m also open to other suggestions.
I play a shitload of CS but I don't want to fall for the 122hz meme, are these monitors worth the money if it's not only for gaming?
Also, chair suggestions? I spend all my day working from home, but dont' really want anything fancy.
>i7 3770k at 4.2GHz
>GTX 670 at 1215 boost and 3105 memory optimal
Okay, thanks for the warning about the Kingpin. However, I'd still like to know if a single 980 Ti would be better than the 2 SLI'D 970s I already have. I know I'd get more VRAM, but that's not that important to me since I don't have a 2.5K or 4k monitor. I'm only concerned about hitting 144fps on anything I use.
>a single 980 Ti would be better than the 2 SLI'D 970
No, it's not better in the worst case scenario. Two 970s or 390s will beat a 980Ti when running in SLI/Crossfire. BUT, there are a lot of games that don't allow multicard utilization, which means that you're running a single 970 for that game. A 980 Ti will give you consistent performance no matter what title or engine the game runs on. Multi-card set-ups are a crap shoot.
I'm aware of the SLI optimization issue. Is there a single card on the market that can match or exceed two SLI'd 970s? The only thing I could think of would be a Titan X or Z. Quaddros and Teslas are out of the question because a single high end model would be worth more than my entire rig.
I didn't want to make my own thread but hey guys i'm wondering if any of you know about this new thing, it seems it's been around since june 2015 but i only just got it recently and news websites / computer tech sites etc have updated about the story in the last day or two.
I have an icon in my tray at the bottom right called get windows 10. It says i can upgrade to w10 for free.
I have no interest in upgrading but i'm not adverse to it. I read it can delete your programs if it thinks they are dangerous though, games and things?
Should i remove this gwx.exe to stop it from displaying the annoying update icon or should i just update for free when it comes in july?
Many thanks in advance /g/
I've been thinking of getting a 27" 1440p Freesnyc IPS monitor, but I read that the panels are shit and you have a 75% chance of getting a shit one.
Should I go for it or get a 27" TN panel instead? Or keep my current monitor and add a second 24" Freesync monitor?
I already bought an extra 2GB RAM but my games are still lagging?
Fellow 4790k and 780 owner here.
I agree with >>52450813
The 780 isn't that good because NV decided to gimp on the memory giving it 3GB rather than 4GB surprise surprise. Probably doesn't need saying but top end cards are not worth how much extra you have to pay.
Also I'm looking at getting a new Fury this year and possibly shrinking the whole machine into a 250D if it's possible.
I am greatly considering getting a 4k monitor to watch 4k blurays on but apparently gtx 970s won't have HDCP 2.2 compliancy.
Is it even worth upgrading to 4k monitors yet since 4k blu rays aren't out yet?
Should I get a 4k monitor and upgrade my graphics card to one with 2.2 compliancy?
Should I just buy a 4k blu ray player for viewing and hope makemkv can rip my blu rays anyway?
Install Gentoo faggot
I'm wondering whether or not the 5820k's 28 lanes will support dual big Polaris? The PCIe 3.0 x16 can but not sure about the x8.
Would I need to go 5930k for Dual x16?
I'll take that as a "I don't know.". However you need not worry as the answer is no due to a new interconnect being used to replace xDMA PCIe bandwidth bottleneck.
Also, why do you not enjoy a more powerful system?
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Pentium E2220 @ 2.40GHz 22 °C
Conroe 65nm Technology
3.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-5-5-17)
FOXCONN Napa (Socket 775) 40 °C
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i (HP)
465GB Seagate ST3500414CS ATA Device (SATA) 28 °C
HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH15L ATA Device
High Definition Audio Device
Cluess about electricity, when choosing a psu, is the number that's under 12V should be enough to cover a gpu's power drain? On this random image for example it's 600 so it could handle a R 390s need for 346 W or two 980s 257 W. Am I right?
Thanks for the input. My main concern is the CPU. Feels weird still having a 5 year-old component still sitting on my PC, but maybe that's my inner ricer speaking.
I'll be upgrading my case tomorrow (Corsair 230T to Fractal Design R5) and will just think about buying a fancy new unlocked CPU later in the year. Not looking forward to buying a new mobo and DDR4 RAM to accompany it though.
I want to upgrade my GPU, I was thinking GTX 960, I'd have to replace my psu to be safe with 380. But then when I started thinking about that, I could as well get a R9 290 for the same price, pretty much, and yeah, that would be a quite a bit more powerful card, but then also much older. Would that be a good idea or should I not bother and go for cheapest option being 960 and no psu replacement?
I would be replacing that around next year when the dust settles after the pascal and stuff.