Have you built that pc yet?
I'm about to and would like to get some opinions on this.
I mostly followed logical increments
Scrap that Scythe bullshit and get a Coolermaster cpu cooler. Costs less too.
>1 stick ram
What the fuck? just get 2 4x4. Dual channel baby.
Enjoy your HDD failing. Get a Western Digital
I would also throw in a 650W PSU as a just in case. Either then that, it's whatever.
Logical increments is an awful site to get the best price range for literally anything. The purchase shouldn't be an AMD CPU anyway, and an i5 everything-but-GPU is some $350.
The next card line announced for Q2 is supposedly 10x as powerful, so getting a (full price) 970 is ludicrous.
Here's the eBay market.
>actually suggesting x*4GB
so I should wait a couple of months?
thank you, I'm already correcting it. I've been considering a 380x but /v/ so is so torn on this, that I just went with the standard 970.
>so I should wait a couple of months?
>Wouldn't it be better to go skylake?
Depends on if he stays at the over-$550 category, which is unnecessary.
>>so I should wait a couple of months?
I really appreciate the input, but is it really worth taking the risk of getting a faulty 2nd hand product? sure I'd like to cut the cost, but how trustworthy are these ebay sales?
I do not. I have read arguments about this on /v/ for weeks, people of both camps keep claiming different things and post benchmarks conflicting each other.
I simply don't know what to believe anymore when it comes to 970 vs 390
I built a similar rig. It's awesome that you can play most new games with better graphics and shit than consoles, but now I find myself playing a lot of strategy games, older games, and emulators (i.e. shit that a toaster could run). As much as other people on /v/ share similar stories, I can only assume that's a fairly common issue.
No you should stfu ok, i bought myself and alienware desktop about 1.5 years ago and it runs perfectly, it runs every current game on max with 70+ fps and hasn't has had any hardware failure, the only reason you should ever build a custom pc is, if you're going to do some extreme NSA shit.
You guys all say this shit to him and then he is gonna buy a new comp thats cheaper and in 3 years when the next fucking xbox comes out he will have to rebuild it, Just future proof bro and don't listen to the salty kikes that can't play anything besides old games because they are so hipster
Yeah I don't think he should just get a dell, I was just saying that he'll probably realize that a lot of pc exclusives don't require very high specs. It's great that I can play whatever new AAA game I want on max settings, but desu I only play a new AAA two, maybe 3 times a year.
I envy Americans for how cheaply available pc parts are in your country. I'd be paying the same price for both cards anyway
The directx 12 issue is the most important one, the current amd cards will be much better at it due to architectural advantages, early bechmarks already proof that.
So if want a future proof card the R9 390 is the much better choice (not to mention that AMD cards usually get faster over time than their nvidia counterparts thanks to continuous driver optimizations)
I was makin a point
Thats true but I play Ark: Survival as my main game atm and thats a fucking AAA specs game and its an amazing game. Trust in the gamers who get out of gaming and into making games. We haven't completely lost all hope in the industry.
It's arguably not "future proof" even still. The next cards are such an upgrade that there's no reason to spend so much now.
Also, you should probably get benchmarks before taking blatant word. The DF video states that, although DX12 performance is some 40%-60% better within the 390, the 970 was performing 40% better without DX12 at all. They state that it's probably a driver issue, but if that's the case, the meme is real.
It's likely the $400 tier card from the next series will have far better performance than a $400 card from the current series.
It's a good idea to wait anyway because you can often find current cards on the cheap when a new series comes out, whether due to stores getting rid of stock or people selling their cards second hand.
There's about a 10% increase per gen, but that doesn't always result in better game performance. ITP: the original i7 vs contemporary CPUs.
I'm getting mixed signals here. Some say r9 390 / gtx 970 are already waay overpowered, others say I should wait for pascal which has 10 times the performance.
Do I even want that if I dont do any video rendering?
I just want to play some good games, senpaitachi
If you can wait until summer it's certainly a good idea to do so. The next gen is gonna be much bigger upgrade than the previous gens thanks to the new 16nm process.
50-100% performance increase is realistic.
I'm on a laptop that has done what it needed to for 5 years now, but I figured I wanted to get a decent rig now that I have some disposable cash.
I might just wait it out though
If the laptop still plays games ok keep using it. Chances are Pascal won't even be here until next fall though because delays are common. You could also build your PC and buy a cheap used card like a 280x someone used to mine, for like $100 or even a shitty 760 or some shit and use it till Pascal. The rest of your PC will be good and you'd just need to replace the GPU later
Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor
ASRock H81M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1150
*Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB
Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
something like this
>XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB
No point in putting this card with that processor.
Not now and certainly not in the near future.
Also the 4 threads meme is just that a meme.