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Title: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Pawz2142 on September 23, 2014, 02:32:01 PM
Mega Build $5,668.88: NewEgg (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=24382692)
Still Crazy Build $4,128.88: NewEgg (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=25196092)
Awesome Build  $2,988.89: NewEgg (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=25196432)
Reasonable Build $1,988.71: NewEgg (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=25196592)

All builds are based on Intel Socket 2011-v3 and Nvidia Graphic Cards for gaming and overclocking purposes. There may be additional discounts available through bundle savings but the NewEgg wishlist does not let you share the bundles. All builds are computer only, it does not include keyboard, mouse, monitor or a headset.
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Red Dog Dragon on September 23, 2014, 03:50:40 PM
Cheap pollock reporting in!  $2,000 is still crazy!

The idea of spending more then $1,000 makes me pucker up so tight I can't shit for a week!
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Pawz2142 on September 23, 2014, 03:53:59 PM
Cheap pollock reporting in!  $2,000 is still crazy!

The idea of spending more then $1,000 makes me pucker up so tight I can't shit for a week!

These also include Harddrives and/or SSD's and Power Supplies. These are FULL builds and you're welcome to exchange parts out. Dropping HDDs or SSDs tends to be a good 500+
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: El Camp-0 on October 02, 2014, 09:16:23 PM
I'm going to be doing this very soon :)
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: El Camp-0 on May 19, 2015, 07:10:30 PM
So whens the next build Pawz!?
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Tabaxion on May 19, 2015, 08:03:28 PM
same here.  my system is now 4 years old.  Time for upgrades.

Tab
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Pawz2142 on May 20, 2015, 12:08:50 PM
I think i'm going to keep a log of what actually goes into my deciding what parts I put into my next computer. I'll probably build it end of this year/beginning of next
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: El Camp-0 on May 20, 2015, 05:36:35 PM
Get'er done Pawz!!
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Serathis on September 30, 2015, 08:38:01 AM

Re: The New Desktop Build Project
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 08:13:25 AM »
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So. I'm thinking about upgrading.

Specs so far:

Mobo: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H I think this one can stick. Also swapping a mobo invalidates an OEM OS, right?
CPU: i5-4670 3.4 GHz (4 cores)
GPU: GTX 750Ti

I'm thinking about buying a new GPU, the current one seems to be having problems with ArmA 3 and Star Citizen. I was thinking around the 200-300$ price range. More preciesly: GTX 970 (based on price/performance its way above anything else). However. With black friday and cyber monday incoming, I was also thinking putting the buy on hold and trying to find a deal. Also I need to find a retailer that ships to east europe >.> (or not, there might be other options)

Ideas?

Also when is Black Friday/Cyber Monday?
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Pawz2142 on September 30, 2015, 11:41:48 AM
I'm thinking about buying a new GPU, the current one seems to be having problems with ArmA 3 and Star Citizen. I was thinking around the 200-300$ price range. More preciesly: GTX 970 (based on price/performance its way above anything else). However. With black friday and cyber monday incoming, I was also thinking putting the buy on hold and trying to find a deal. Also I need to find a retailer that ships to east europe >.> (or not, there might be other options)

Ideas?
Also when is Black Friday/Cyber Monday?
I would suggest waiting and saving your money for Nvidia's next round of GPU's coming out next year. If you really can't wait the GTX 950 and 970 have great value behind them: (GTX 950 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-geforce-gtx-950-strix,4270.html (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/asus-geforce-gtx-950-strix,4270.html)) but the new gpu's are going to be a pretty big leap forward (http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/201417-nvidias-2016-roadmap-shows-huge-performance-gains-from-upcoming-pascal-architecture (http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/201417-nvidias-2016-roadmap-shows-huge-performance-gains-from-upcoming-pascal-architecture)).

Not only is the performance going to be better but the next GPU architecture isn't scheduled to come out until 2018 and could possibly be pushed back even further (http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-pascal-gpus-arriving-next-year-volta-debut-2018/88998.html (http://vr-zone.com/articles/nvidia-pascal-gpus-arriving-next-year-volta-debut-2018/88998.html)).

Star Citizen's engine isn't even close to complete and is rough even on the most beefy of systems. ARMA 3 will run 60fps on a GTX970 on very high settings if that's what you're looking for...keeping in mind that the engine is 2 years old and has never scaled well on any gpu.
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Serathis on October 01, 2015, 09:09:16 AM
My other idea was indeed waiting for the next years GPUs. However seeing how those are going to be the latest and greatest, aren't they going to be pretty expensive, while also pushing down the price of the previous generation?
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Pawz2142 on October 01, 2015, 10:25:19 AM
My other idea was indeed waiting for the next years GPUs. However seeing how those are going to be the latest and greatest, aren't they going to be pretty expensive, while also pushing down the price of the previous generation?

This is true but this coming line of GPUs may be different compared to previous generations. Previously the price drop of the older gen cards would be enough of a value for performance after the price drop compared to the newer gen cards to justify buying the older cards. The upcoming generation of cards might actually have more performance per price than the current gen of gpu cards. Of course this is speculation because we don't know the performance or price of the new cards and we don't know what the price cut will be on the current cards.

All speculation based on VR pushing graphics forward and NVIDIA anticipating this move with the High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) and NV-Link (5 to 12 times faster than PCIE 3.0) and general performance increase.

In the end it comes down to what you feel your level of need/want is for the technology. Will everything run on a GTX 950, yes. How well it will run is another matter all together and if you have to ask yourself will it run your current games because that's all that matters then go for it. Once you find out that a new super awesome game is coming out end of 2016 get ready to shell out more money for another card. GTX 970 is a safer bet if you're worried about running Fall Out 4 and aren't looking any further forward. If you're worried about VR, the GTX 970 will be able to run it but much like the GTX 950 get ready to replace it soon after. Don't bother with a GTX 980 unless you're getting the GTX 980Ti and the Titan X are just plain over priced. 
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: El Camp-0 on October 07, 2015, 10:56:30 PM
So...did ya build this PC with your 'come back to denver' funds   :'(
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Tabaxion on October 26, 2015, 03:05:20 PM
Thanks for having this here.    MY PC died Friday and in the process of buying a new one.  The one one was 5 years old and it had better days.

So far I got:

Board: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I74790K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600
Power: EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR 750w
RAM: 16g Ripjaw X Series 240 pin DDR3 1600
Vid: EVGA GTX960
Still looking at cases.  I was thinking the DIYPC Cuboid-R.  I have hear the positive reviews on Cube cases.   Figure I would try it out.  Besides, this one on New Egg is on sale.

We'll see how it build out.

TAB


Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: El Camp-0 on November 03, 2015, 10:55:10 PM
Nice..let us know when you want to grab a beer and do some building
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Serathis on November 27, 2015, 05:27:47 PM
Well the best deal I could find on the GTX 970 was a 280$ price on Newegg. Then 35$ shipping. Then it would have to be shipped from the UK to me. Maybe next year when the new models come out.
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Serathis on December 09, 2015, 01:40:42 PM
Actually, as it seems the EVGA B-stock has pretty good deals!

But it usually sells out insanely fast so you might  want to set up email notifications. GTX 970 for 250$? HELL YES!

US (http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8)     EU (http://eu.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8)
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Tabaxion on December 09, 2015, 01:46:01 PM
Freaking sweet.  Thought about setting up a duel card now that I have a board that can run it.

Thanks for the heads up
-TAB-
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Serathis on December 11, 2015, 05:36:50 AM
Slightly miffed that there a ~80$ difference between the B-stock GTX 970s in the EU and US stores though.
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: Serathis on December 22, 2015, 06:34:29 PM
You may want to check this out. GTX 980 for 480$

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-1989-RX (http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-1989-RX)
Title: Re: Pawz2142's Computer Builds
Post by: El Camp-0 on January 12, 2016, 02:40:29 AM
I love EVGA....they have the best customer support