RollerCoaster47

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  1. Asus cards are way overpriced, browse r/buildapcsales and find a decent deal on a 1070 Ti or 1080, likely from MSI or EVGA. For only $25-50 more than a 1080 Strix card you could be getting a 1080 Ti that's on sale and there's been many sales the last couple months.
  2. If you decide to upgrade you might as well wait until Black Friday to see what deals are available. Next gen GPUs should be better stocked and 9th gen Intel will be here, although I wouldn't expect much for discounts on either of those items. Ryzen will likely have some discounts along with cases, motherboards, and especially SSDs.
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    Nvidia RTX 20XX GPUs

    You're talking to someone who's a fucking addict over the last year or so about PC components. I browse that sub AT LEAST ten times a day along with nowinstock.net, slickdeals.net, and any other subreddit I can find on PC stuff. Right now I'm trying to find some good podcasts to listen to but the only one I've come across so far is This Week In Computer Hardware (TWiCH).
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    Nvidia RTX 20XX GPUs

    If prices come down to the MSRP they promised on stage I may spring for a 2080 but if prices on 1080 Ti cards fall enough I may just settle for one of those instead, we'll see, I've got nothing but time and patience.
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    Nvidia RTX 20XX GPUs

    "It's this many times faster than this blah blah blah" Yeah, maybe at Ray Tracing. Let's see some actual benchmarks first before we get all hyped about all the BS Jensen spewed in his way too long presentation today. I'll happily wait until around Black Friday for my new PC build. SSD prices keep going down, GPU prices on the new cards should be a bit more normalized and with more stock available, Intel 9th gen will be here, and Ryzen had great deals last Black Friday.
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    Show Off Your Rig

    The last two parts I ordered should arrive this week and I took a vacation day Monday so I should be all set to build this weekend.
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    New build

    Do you folks think delidding my 8700K would be worth looking into before I put my new rig together? I've never done it before but I hear it drastically lowers temperatures. I don't think I'll be doing a lot of overclocking but I was wondering if it's worth delidding just to potentially increase the life span of the 8700K.
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    AMD (Ry)Zen

    Article doesn't give much context. Somehow I doubt these results but I'll wait until the embargo lifts on the 19th and the reviews come out. If it actually does I may sell my 8700K and Z370 motherboard I bought and make the switch. All my PC parts have arrived but I have not bothered to open any of them and start building yet.
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    Show Off Your Triple Marks of Excellence

    Decided to take the T34 out for a spin for the first time in quite a while:
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    Show Off Your Triple Marks of Excellence

  11. I feel somewhat confident putting my new build together once I get everything bought but I'm still pretty out of the loop on the software side of things. Not sure what programs I need to download for benchmarking, temp monitoring, performance boosting, etc. Here's what I've purchased so far, more or less waiting for the right deal on a motherboard and GPU then I'm pretty much ready: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/M7PJ8Y
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    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    This is insurance in case I can't get the Asus ROG STRIX 1080 or 1080 Ti that I want:
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    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    How are EVGA motherboards? Can't say I've heard of anyone using them or reviews on them.
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    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    Well that's fine but as you can see I've already bought them: I'm well aware I won't get full use out of the NVMe SSD and won't really notice a difference but I went with it just for bragging rights plus I've always wanted one. As for the AIO, I've bought an NZXT case, NZXT fans, and an NZXT accessory so I want an NZXT AIO, just like my OCD compels me to buy the same brand GPU as motherboard (likely an Asus ROG Strix of each). I've got the money to do what I want with this build and I'm satisfied with what I've bought so far. I highly doubt I'll be doing any heavy overclocking of the CPU so I'm not worried if I'm not getting full use out of the AIO. In no way to I plan to delid the CPU or do anything higher end like that just to eek out 10-15% more performance. I'll build the system, see how it does, and go from there if changes need to be made. I appreciate the feedback though, I'll definitely come back for advice on software stuff and with any issues I run into.
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    Show Off Your Rig

    I'd say you cheaped out a bit on the motherboard. Why go for a budget motherboard when you're going super high end with the CPU and GPU? I would have gone with the Gaming Pro Carbon instead but if you're happy, more power to you. I would have gone with higher speed RAM too. I'm doing an 8700K build myself soon and bought 3200 Trident Z.
  16. Oh Kappa my Kaptain:
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    New build

    They're essentially the same SSD but the 860 is able to withstand more read/writes so it has a longer projected life, along with maybe a tiny performance increase that you probably won't notice. I'm in the process of buying stuff for a new build as well and I bought a 500GB 860 for my primary game storage last week.
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    Show Off Your Triple Marks of Excellence

  19. Amazon Warehouse Deals worth looking into for PC components? Been checking there more and more lately and they seem to have some good deals from time to time but I just worry that the product I receive would be too damaged.

  20. Hello everyone, I currently have a Lenovo Y510P IdeaPad that I've had for well over four years now. The laptop still works fine but the exterior is getting really beat up and it's difficult to even plug the charging cable in anymore since the power port has kind of been jammed inside the laptop a bit and at an angle. This thing has an i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 8GB of RAM, and a Geforce GT 755M graphics card. It originally came with a 1TB HDD but it failed twice (probably from me being clumsy with it carrying it all around and slamming it down in my backpack when I was in college) so I replaced it with a 250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD about three years ago and it's worked flawlessly ever since. I am looking to replace this laptop with a new one for general usage and light gaming. The only games I really play at the moment are World of Tanks and World of Warships so I don't need a ton of GPU power. I do have a 1080p 144Hz monitor for my desktop (which I'm going to part out and sell soon since I really don't game as much as I thought I would when I built it) and getting over 60 fps in WoT is easily achievable so I don't know if any laptops support more than 60Hz when hooked up to a monitor but it's something I wouldn't mind having. I was looking at laptops with a GTX 1050 or 1050 Ti, which I think would be enough, don't need a HDD, just 250GB or more SSD, at least 8GB of RAM, and an i5 or i7 with at least 4 cores 8 threads. Budget is anywhere from $600-1000, whatever laptop fits the bill for the price is what I'll buy. Don't need a super high end laptop for just playing those two games, any ideas are appreciated. I'm OCD so my monitor is an Acer so I wouldn't mind having an Acer laptop, but I hear good things about MSI and Asus laptops too. Thanks guys. Edit: Sorry for the triple post, kept getting some kind of error when I tried to upload the thread about being disconnected from the server or something, delete this thread and just keep the original one please.
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    Looking To Upgrade From Old Laptop

    Decent specs, only problem I keep seeing is that all the laptops I'm interested in are rocking Nvidia GPUs while my monitor (and the majority of affordable ones) are all Freesync and not G-sync monitors. Also, what's the promo code?
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    Looking To Upgrade From Old Laptop

    Not really, either is fine.
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    Looking To Upgrade From Old Laptop

    Doesn't matter as it turns out. Reading through my monitor's manual it only supports a max of 60Hz with HDMI, 120Hz with DVI, and 144Hz with DP. Looks like I'll have to find a laptop with a DP if I want that full 144Hz glory.
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    Looking To Upgrade From Old Laptop

    I have it already, bought it on Black Friday for $118 intending to use it in a new PC build but haven't yet. I'll check when I get home what my monitor supports. It's an Acer 1080p 144 HZ monitor, can't remember the model name though, it's XF270H or something like that.