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    XFX gave me a double lifetime warranty on my card and it's been going for 3 years strong now. I think they're pretty solid.

    Black Friday should see prices bottom out. I bet you'll see 7970s for ~$200.

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    XFX gave me a double lifetime warranty on my card and it's been going for 3 years strong now. I think they're pretty solid.

    Black Friday should see prices bottom out. I bet you'll see 7970s for ~$200.
    7990 and 8 games for 499.00. Ugh @ PowerColor though..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131483
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    Here's another build, this is more of a budget one and includes the OS, monitor, and even an SSD for your OS and a couple games/apps. I went AMD with this one.

    Total cost = 945.39 - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OOvh

    Motherboard - AMD 970 Pro3 - 72.55

    Processor - AMD 8150 8-Core Processor - 139.00

    Graphics Card - MSI 7870 GHz Edition - 169.00

    Memory - G. Skill Ripjaws X 8 GB - 65.94

    SSD - Samsung 840 EVO - 99.99

    HDD - WD Caviar Black 1TB - 79.99


    Case - Basic Thermaltake Case - 21.99

    PSU - Corsair CX 430 Bronze - 24.99

    Optical Drive - Basic Samsung Drive - 14.99

    OS - Windows 8 64-Bit OEM - 94.98

    Monitor - Dell S2340M - 159.99

    You could always get rid of the SSD, and pirate the OS (easy) to get another 200.00 towards the processor and GPU. By doing so you can upgrade the GPU to a 7970, the processor to an 8350, and increase the PSU to a 600W model for 969.00. Here's the link for that one:


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OP47

    Good luck with your build!
    Damn son, recommending Faildozer?

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    Damn son, recommending Faildozer?
    You gotta admit AMD came correct with Ryzen after this board tried to crucify them for it, then we found out that they were kicking Intel's ass up and down the street, especially with Threadripper.

    Loving my 1080 though. Wish I could have waited for Vega, but nope.

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    You gotta admit AMD came correct with Ryzen after this board tried to crucify them for it, then we found out that they were kicking Intel's ass up and down the street, especially with Threadripper.

    Loving my 1080 though. Wish I could have waited for Vega, but nope.
    Yeah man Ryzen is badass, especially the R5 1600. Vega was massively disappointing though. When Polaris came out and was barely matching the 28 nm GTX 970 at the same power consumption while at 14 nm I figured Vega would be shit, and it was. No surprise AMD let Raja Kaduri walk to Intel after that fucking disaster.

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    Damn son, recommending Faildozer?
    It's a peasant build, I don't see the issue..

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    Yeah man Ryzen is badass, especially the R5 1600. Vega was massively disappointing though. When Polaris came out and was barely matching the 28 nm GTX 970 at the same power consumption while at 14 nm I figured Vega would be shit, and it was. No surprise AMD let Raja Kaduri walk to Intel after that fucking disaster.
    That's what's in my new rig. Monster CPU. That alone gave me a 30fps boost over my old i5 2500k.

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    fkn crypto clowns...

    pushing high end video cards prices up...

    whats the point of high end monitors when u cant even get ur hands on a high end video card to build ur gaming rig, hence even stupid ram prices

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    fkn crypto clowns...

    pushing high end video cards prices up...

    whats the point of high end monitors when u cant even get ur hands on a high end video card to build ur gaming rig, hence even stupid ram prices
    Not like you're gonna get either anyway clown.. You've been talking about the prospect of buying a new monitor and GPU for no less than 6 years

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    For the money, the GTX 1070 Ti is probably the best bang for the buck right now
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    For the money, the GTX 1070 Ti is probably the best bang for the buck right now
    At $900 I'm not seeing it when you can get a Titan Xp Star Wars card for $1138. Ugh recommending a Titan for price to performance.

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    At $900 I'm not seeing it when you can get a Titan Xp Star Wars card for $1138. Ugh recommending a Titan for price to performance.
    The Zotac Mini dual fan is $750 on Amazon

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    But yeah, I thought I saw $450, not $750... probably was looking at the 1060

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    The Zotac Mini dual fan is $750 on Amazon
    Sad that's a good price now. Newegg has one $900 card and the rest of the 1070 Ti are $1000+.

    But yeah, I thought I saw $450, not $750... probably was looking at the 1060
    $450 is the MSRP, which already is pretty shitty IMO since we'll have Volta cards in May or June. Between the outrageous increases in RAM prices, GPU prices (even before the current run up this month), and SSD prices it has been impossible to recommend PC gaming to anyone who doesn't already have their system.
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    Sad that's a good price now. Newegg has one $900 card and the rest of the 1070 Ti are $1000+.



    $450 is the MSRP, which already is pretty shitty IMO since we'll have Volta cards in May or June. Between the outrageous increases in RAM prices, GPU prices (even before the current run up this month), and SSD prices it has been impossible to recommend PC gaming to anyone who doesn't already have their system.
    I got a 1080 for $550 last week at Frys.
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    u know the new amd ryzen2 cpus coming out next month, which has APU vega..... does the apu vega chip have freesync2?

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    For the money, the GTX 1070 Ti is probably the best bang for the buck right now
    What is at right now? 1200.00?

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    Nvidia had the reference 1070Ti on their site for 450.00.. But of course it's an immediate sellout

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    Tempted to pull the trigger on a pre-made rig on Amazon for 1.9k.

    https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-...ct_top?ie=UTF8

    Am I crazy? Should I wait? Buddy says he can build me a cheaper & better one(same GPU but better/higher brand side components) if I were willing to wait until March/April. Assuming the GPU prices drop as expected.
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    What is at right now? 1200.00?
    Yeah, I was looking at SuperBiiz earlier, they're sold out of everything but the GTX 1050 (lol)

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    Tempted to pull the trigger on a pre-made rig on Amazon for 1.9k.

    https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-...ct_top?ie=UTF8

    Am I crazy? Should I wait? Buddy says he can build me a cheaper & better one(same GPU but better/higher brand side components) if I were willing to wait until March/April. Assuming the GPU prices drop as expected.
    In the pre-January market those parts would run somewhere around:

    CPU: $380
    CPU COOLER: $40
    GPU: $800
    BOARD: $120
    RAM: $140
    SSD: $80
    HDD: $60
    CASE: $70
    PSU: $40
    MOUSE & KEYBOARD: $20
    WINDOWS: $90

    So a roughly $60 markup isn't bad, especially now when that gpu regularly goes around $1300. If you do want to wait, wait until June though. Computex is in June and that's when Nvidia typically announces their new gpus.

    I do hate that case though. The airflow looks horrible.

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    lefty20, what monitor are you looking to hook up to that system? With that level gpu you should be looking no lower than a 3440x1440 panel if you want to target 60 fps, where you should be able to play most games at ultra and still get 60 fps. If you want to go full 4k that gpu should handle most games at high at 60 fps, as the 1080 Ti at 3840x2160 is usually on par with the 1080p performance of the GTX 970. But at 4k you'd probably want to replace that gpu in a couple of years. I guess another reasonable option would be a 2560x1440 panel that runs at 144 Hz, as a 1080 Ti will absolutely rip though games at 1440p.

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    lefty20, what monitor are you looking to hook up to that system? With that level gpu you should be looking no lower than a 3440x1440 panel if you want to target 60 fps, where you should be able to play most games at ultra and still get 60 fps. If you want to go full 4k that gpu should handle most games at high at 60 fps, as the 1080 Ti at 3840x2160 is usually on par with the 1080p performance of the GTX 970. But at 4k you'd probably want to replace that gpu in a couple of years. I guess another reasonable option would be a 2560x1440 panel that runs at 144 Hz, as a 1080 Ti will absolutely rip though games at 1440p.
    I've got a 4k monitor for my main screen.

    Edit : I did it, pulled the trigger. Should receive it on Tuesday. Thnx 4 the info man, much appreciated.
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    I've got a 4k monitor for my main screen.

    Edit : I did it, pulled the trigger. Should receive it on Tuesday. Thnx 4 the info man, much appreciated.
    Should be a killer system. Make sure to get The Witcher 3 and GTA V at the very least. Considering how amazing these games look at 1080p on my GTX 970, they must really be something at 4k on a GTX 1080 Ti. Arma III is another game that just looks unbelievable, though it's massively cpu bound. The two Metro Redux games will probably look ridiculous on that system too. They're a few years old but the graphics still really hold up. When Final Fantasy XV launches on PC that should be another must play just for the graphics. Crysis 3 isn't a very good game IMO, but it's another visual stunner.

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    Should be a killer system. Make sure to get The Witcher 3 and GTA V at the very least. Considering how amazing these games look at 1080p on my GTX 970, they must really be something at 4k on a GTX 1080 Ti. Arma III is another game that just looks unbelievable, though it's massively cpu bound. The two Metro Redux games will probably look ridiculous on that system too. They're a few years old but the graphics still really hold up. When Final Fantasy XV launches on PC that should be another must play just for the graphics. Crysis 3 isn't a very good game IMO, but it's another visual stunner.
    I've already got Witcher 3. Haven't finished the campaign yet, but will change soon enough. Only other games I'm playing atm are Rocket League and PUBG, but I'm sure I'll be adding more names on that list now.

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