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14 minutes ago, MattyP said:

Also got two gtx970s on the way battle field and forza come at me!

 

 

Hopefully your experience with SLI is better than my mate with twin 980's. He's deciding whether to sell one card or sell both and upgrade to the gtx1080.

 

I'm running an overclocked GTX780TI and what pisses me off is it's a very powerful card but it's held back by only having 3gb vram!

 

in my opinion the only reason nvidia has the edge is they pay game developers to optimize their games for them. They are also quieter and more energy efficient. My 780ti gets upto 70C under full load and idles pretty much at ambient temp. I do have twin 140mm fans blowing directly onto the card however.

 

 

 

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They have, and still do

No way they have always had an edge, there has been a fair bit of tit for tat over the years. Titan X is the best card avalible right now. AMD releasing a stonking budget card based on 14nm tech which has to be nearing the limits of whats possible. Is surley just a taste of whats coming as the budget card actually dates the R9 series with its newer tech.

Nvidia will then do something better and the competition will go on and the end user will keep spending money. Nvidia cards have Physx or whatever which is a wanky advantage at best in particular games/scenarios and its actually possible to just run a cheap nvidia card deticated to it aside a radeon if you care about it so much.

same same with intel vs amd. Intel actually let them copy their stuff back in the day, then stopped but licenced the x86 architecture to them. Later on AMD came up with the x64 architecture and intel were forced to eat humble pie and licence it from AMD so they could keep producing cpu's more or less. Lots of different instruction sets are not a viable option for OS manufacturers like Microsoft so the manufactuers have to play nice to an extent. Similar thing with ARM and architecture on mobile devices. The little competition between manufacturers is still healthy for the end user. Nvidia is certainly going to have to rethink its pricing given amds move, which is great for the end user as franky video card prices were getting out of control. You could buy 3 ps4's for the price of a top spec card...PC gaming is better and my preferred option but farkin hell..

Same thing with Intel until AMD stops focusing on cores and clock speeds and Intel still stomps on them with single threaded performance which still matters alot evidently, Intel will have the better cpu's and no reason to lower their prices. I got an i5 this time around and despite its lower clock, core count and higher price tag it smashes the AMD FX cpu's I have had.

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9 minutes ago, mightbuyaford said:

2 card FTW! I can give you a hand to set them up matty boy if you need 

SLI on, SLI off, SLI on, SLI off, SLI on, SLI off, SLI on SLI off. I don't need to say more than that.

 

It might only annoy you if you play more than a few games or want to play older games etc.

 

2 minutes ago, barnz said:

Intel still stomps on them with single threaded performance which still matters alot evidently

 

I gotta admit, intel do make some good chips sometimes:

 

 

then either a GTAV update or nvidia update rendered the game completely unplayable until I bought a i5 4690K!

 

sucks my G3258 topped out at 4.5ghz, I had 4.8 but wasn't stable at all!

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1 minute ago, mightbuyaford said:

 

Lol get of the pipe! I only ever had to turn my card of for 1 game and that was far cry primal even though it was fully supported but then I had software issues of my own the a crossfire problem....

yeah look every computer is different with different drivers and operating system/etc but I just don't recommend people go for dual graphics cards from all the problems I've seen vs running a single powerful card.

 

source: no exaggeration I've built around 500 computers in the last decade.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, johnxr6t said:

 

 

source: no exaggeration I've built around 500 computers in the last decade.

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't we have a PC thread somewhere? If not we need one...

 

 

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7 minutes ago, k31th said:

create one and move all of the posts ;) do some moderation, Luke :P

Nah far too busy to create any threads today. You probably could have in the time it took you to reply oh masterful adminihamster.

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5 minutes ago, Ralph Wiggum said:

Nah far too busy to create any threads today. You probably could have in the time it took you to reply oh masterful adminihamster.

lazy farker ;)

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2 hours ago, MattyP said:

Also got two gtx970s on the way battle field and forza come at me!

Morning everyone

 

MattyP, just a bit of advise mate.

I use to be an AMD fanboy and always setup dual cards. I thought I would get heaps more performance from a setup like this.

All I got from using dual cards was an over heating pc and less performance than the more powerful card above.

 

I sold off my dual R9 280 black edition cards and recently bought the Gigabyte Nvidia GTX980 card.

That is an awesome card and is very powerful. It handles Battlefield 4, The division and dying light so well, it's not funny.

I also have bought the Acer Predator 27" screen with 144hz.

Both these two items combined together has such smooth game play.

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I normally suggest to mates to look at what CPU you want to get.

Once you know if you getting AMD or INTEL, then look at the motherboard that will support the CPU.

Once you know what features you want on a motherboard and have selected the right one, I tend to tell the guys to download the manual for the board.

The alternative is to look at the manufactures website and see what memory sticks have been tested and are recommended by them.

this allows you to combine the right parts together and give you less hassles at a later stage.

 

I use to buy on the cheap when I was younger and had endless problems with blue screens of death and drivers crashing and sh*t.

But honestly in the last 5 years I have been spending big and have not regretted it yet.

the only thing I try and upgrade often is my graphics cards.

I tend to do this every year or second year, depending on what is out.

Still have the same motherboard, cpu and memory sticks.

:)

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1 hour ago, mightbuyaford said:

My old PC

Gaming Rig

Case: Xstrike

PSU: Antec 900w gaming
Motherboard: MSI G45 Gaming

CPU: Intel Core I7 3770K Ivy Bridge
RAM: G Skill Ripjaws 16gb 

Monitor: 3x 22" eyefinity setup. 5k resolution

Graphics Card: HD 7970 x 2 crossfire 4gb each

HDD(s): Old sata II 500gb x 2

OS Used: Windows 7
Peripherals: Lots

 

 

Mine started life almost a twin of this one - 

3770k, 2x7970's, 16gb ram, 3x27" (middle screen was a different model too)

Sold the 7970's for GTX980's - will be using this setup for the 3 screen racing/flight simulator.

 

New setup being sourced atm with 6700k, 32gb, M.2 SSD and GTX1080's for the 4k screen (980's struggle at times with 4k, but unstressed on the triple screens)

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3 minutes ago, mightbuyaford said:

Im just using my m17x Alienware lappy on my tv for stuff now

 

I go through stages.

 

Won't even tough the desktop PC for months at a time and just potter round on the Surface

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Yep - currently (long, long project - am slack) building a separate unit for a modular racing/flying sim

(modular to swap between G25 wheel and Saitek flight controls) and to allow 2 people to race in between that and the triple screen setup (player 2 gets the "slow one")

 

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I've got the Yoke, pedals and a few dash controls. Starting to learn towards getting pilot licence so replicated a Cesna as close as I could.

HOTAS is on the cards for when the systems finally up and running.

 

Was all set to put it all together, get it going etc but I decided to move the office home and a couple of kids moved back in.

 

Shortage of a spare room for the toys took the momentum away. Hopefully being able to offload my current PC to be a dedicated system for it will re-ignite it all again.

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takes a good game for me to be into it.....Still play cs:go but and have played cs since it was a HL mod lol...


If any of you havent already id highly recommend going back and playing through an epic title that got you into gaming long ago if you have been into it for like 15 years or so. Pretty cool experiance.

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40 minutes ago, mightbuyaford said:

get a set of okulus CV1 to go along with it

 

Have the DP2 - an absolute blast with racing games - huge potential there once they mature a bit

 

Will definitely jump on a consumer version once the hype's worn off a bit and it's a bit more concrete which way to go forward with.

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