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Creator: IPodPulse May 19, 2015 9:31pm
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I don't use Skype, just PM if you wonder about anything.
Edit: or just holler on Steam. I'm Arsonist Cow.

And Pulse, did you read my post about RAM?
Just making sure you saw it.
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BigBoxGamer, if you really have been offering logical arguments, then surely you have made your point by now. Lugignaf and I gave you some grace and were okay with you participating in this thread as long as every comment wasn't, in essence, "AMD sucks." This pretty much ended up happening anyway.

Since this problem seems relatively isolated to PC threads, I'll give you one more chance. Please just refrain from posting in this thread at all. As I said, I think you've had plenty of opportunity to make your point, so there is not really anything to be gained from further argument.

There is no such thing as a thread-specific ban, so I'm making an unofficial one. I would rather not temp-ban you but I will if you leave me no other option.

@everyone else: Feel free to keep discussing PC stuff in this thread if you feel there is more to discuss. Please do not use this thread to discuss BigBoxGamer. There were also some pretty insulting posts against BBG which I am not happy about. Hopefully I will not be seeing that in the future.
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So a lot of PC parts went down so I made some changes to my build. The price lowered by a $100 and it looks pretty good. Any suggestions to maybe improve on it however?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RP2bzy
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For about $40 more you can get a GTX GeForce 960. Better than anything AMD. Due to an AMD's high temps, you'll see a lot of performance degradation if you plan on using it for hours on end. AMD is for casual gamers how just use their computers for about two hours max.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

EDIT: Also, you got compatibility issues, you might wanna rethink that build in general. Even with the NVIDIA card. Start with the CPU, the CPU picks the motherboard, the motherboard picks pretty much everything else and the GPU picks the power supply.
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For about $40 more you can get a GTX GeForce 960. Better than anything AMD. Due to an AMD's high temps, you'll see a lot of performance degradation if you plan on using it for hours on end. AMD is for casual gamers how just use their computers for about two hours max.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

EDIT: Also, you got compatibility issues, you might wanna rethink that build in general. Even with the NVIDIA card. Start with the CPU, the CPU picks the motherboard, the motherboard picks pretty much everything else and the GPU picks the power supply.


Triple fan GPU with a pretty spacey case should be fine, even then, a couple of extra fans wouldn't be a problem. I'm not going to be going anything heavy when it could graphics so an amd will be fine. From what I've been researching at too, amd new chip set is actually decent for gaming now.

The compatibility problem is just a BIOS update. Nothing much. This ain't my final build however, I'm going to see what the prices will be when I actually have the money in my bank account to purchase the computer

Edit. Using my phone, spelling mistakes bound to happen
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Just saying, decent isn't as good as Nvidia's top notch architecture. If AMD is improving, you know Nvidia is gonna continue to stay ahead of them when it comes to high end performance. And, these are their high performance line ups. Sure, you'll beat an Nvidia in terms of performance, but there's more to hardware than being faster and stronger. Just ask the PS3, it's the fastest/strongest console of it's generation, but bottlenecks like crazy.

It's best to have a build that's completely compatible, because it could raise some unforeseen issues later.

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IPodPulse wrote:
So a lot of PC parts went down so I made some changes to my build. The price lowered by a $100 and it looks pretty good. Any suggestions to maybe improve on it however?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RP2bzy

The RAM. Avoid those kinds of huge heatsinks. Stuff like this and that are more in line of what kind of heatsink should be used for RAM. There is a reason fans aren't used for RAM. They just don't produce a lot of heat.

The graphics card. I would avoid Gigabyte. Their triple fan coolers have a history of being loud for their cooling performance. They may have 3 fans, but they haven't stabilized them as well as other coolers.
These are probably better bets:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr92803gbd5t2dheoc
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100373l

The PSU. You should probably go for an 80+Gold power-supply. They cost about as much.
This one seems solid.
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I'm not going to be going anything heavy when it could graphics so an amd will be fine. From what I've been researching at too, amd new chip set is actually decent for gaming now.

Just ignore his ******** on AMD. He cannot be trusted on the topic. That has been made abundantly clear.

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Edit: Wait, isn't BBG supposed to be banned from this thread?
Due to an AMD's high temps, you'll see a lot of performance degradation if you plan on using it for hours on end.

Performance degradation doesn't work the way you think it does..
Nor is it honestly even relevant to the R9 280, because that card doesn't have a floating frequency or turbo.. The only thing that will "degrade" as it heats up is the sound level.
Just ask the PS3, it's the fastest/strongest console of it's generation, but bottlenecks like crazy.

Do you actually understand what the problem with the PS3 is?
If so, then please explain.

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Just fyi, I built a system with an R9 280 yesterday for a friend (pretty much the same as this one: i3 4160 and R9 280) and it runs super cool. 60 degrees max under gaming load and 36 in idle. System runs great. The i3 maxes at about 60-65 degrees with the stock cooler.

For about $40 more you can get a GTX GeForce 960. Better than anything AMD.


Responding to this not because I care about your opinion or statements but rather because I want to give my pov on this:

I prefer the R9 280 over the GTX 960 because of the 3GB vram. The VRAM can limit the amount of textures your system can run and this can make the game look worse. E.g. GTA V has problems running anything above medium textures because those high/ultra textures require lots of VRAM. Besides VRAM the performance of the two cards are about the same. Don't spend 40$ more on the GTX 960, it's not worth the performance increase.

If I were to recommend anything though, get the 280x. Best price-to-performance card on the market right now (BY FAR): about as expensive as a GTX 960 but faster and with more VRAM.

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The RAM. Avoid those kinds of huge heatsinks. Stuff like this and that are more in line of what kind of heatsink should be used for RAM. There is a reason fans aren't used for RAM. They just don't produce a lot of heat.

The graphics card. I would avoid Gigabyte. Their triple fan coolers have a history of being loud for their cooling performance. They may have 3 fans, but they haven't stabilized them as well as other coolers.
These are probably better bets:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr92803gbd5t2dheoc
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100373l

The PSU. You should probably go for an 80+Gold power-supply. They cost about as much.
This one seems solid.

Just ignore his ******** on AMD. He cannot be trusted on the topic. That has been made abundantly clear.


@ Graphics card: I don't have any personal experience with Gigabyte as I've stuck with Sapphire pretty much all my life but any triple fan solution can be manually tuned down easily and still produce very little noise. My Sapphire 290 also has a rather aggressive fan profile but can be tuned down without sacrificing temperatures in a significant way.
I agree though that if you can flex the budget towards the Sapphire card I'd definitely recommend that one (as I've got one in the system I just built yesterday).

@ RAM heatsinks: It doesn't really matter much. It's unnecessary but unless you're placing a big aftermarket cooler it doesn't hurt either. That RAM specifically is the cheapest reputable branded RAM out there if I'm not mistaken.

@ PSU: 80+ Gold is nice to have but not necessary. I've never liked Thermaltake PSU's and ironically some guy on /r/buildapc had one break down on him two/three weeks after he went against my suggestion to go for a better brand. Also don't forget that the only reason it's at roughly the same price point is a limited-duration rebate.

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