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Old 02-18-2017, 11:19 PM   #51
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Now I'm debating to go with a RX470 or 480 instead.

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Old 02-19-2017, 09:02 PM   #52
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So I'm new to this pc building stuff, did some research and ordered parts from Amazon for my pc build. I bought the gigabyte z270xp-sli motherboard, but it seems it didn't come with any sata cables, despite me reading that it's included in the box. Do motherboards usually come with the sata cables or are they normally purchased separately?

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Now I'm debating to go with a RX470 or 480 instead.
470 is 4GB VRAM only while the 480 comes in 4GB and 8GB. If you want to be future-proof, go with the 480 8GB. Arkham Knight requires over 4GB with everything on and max'd out. If you're on a budget, 470; 480 4GB otherwise for a slight performance improvement.

Or if you can be a little bit more patient, AMD Vega's are around the corner...

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So I'm new to this pc building stuff, did some research and ordered parts from Amazon for my pc build. I bought the gigabyte z270xp-sli motherboard, but it seems it didn't come with any sata cables, despite me reading that it's included in the box. Do motherboards usually come with the sata cables or are they normally purchased separately?
SATA cables do come with the mobo. Contact Gigabyte or Amazon about the missing cables. You could also order some cheap ones from Newegg or if you're in the US, I've heard stores like Micro Center and Fry's have a pretty good stock of computer parts. Have fun building your first rig!

I'm now two months into my new rig from the Christmas holidays. Haven't overlocked my 6600k yet and don't intend to for the time being. Though I did enable the XMP profile for my memory to go from stock 2133 Mhz to 3200. Currently playing Bioshock Infinite and the GTX 1070 is running everything in ultra as smooth as butter (200+ FPS ). By the way, that card was a PITA to install inside my tiny case. I'll try to post some pics I took.

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Old 02-20-2017, 08:21 AM   #54
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I'm trying to be patient for AMD, but I really want to upgrade before this Fall.

I'm still waiting for them unveil the Zen processors. I've been leaning towards going a FX8350/RX 480 set up as it's more economically beneficial than a Core i5/GTX 1060 route.

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Old 02-20-2017, 03:29 PM   #55
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Unfortunately due to the 3 day weekend I haven't been able to contact gigabyte about my missing SATA cables. They have pretty much regular office hours, so I won't be able to get in contact with them until tomorrow. Really looking forward to finishing my build though, with the components I got this is gonna be a beast rig. Go Big or go home.

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Old 02-21-2017, 12:50 PM   #56
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Unfortunately due to the 3 day weekend I haven't been able to contact gigabyte about my missing SATA cables. They have pretty much regular office hours, so I won't be able to get in contact with them until tomorrow. Really looking forward to finishing my build though, with the components I got this is gonna be a beast rig. Go Big or go home.


Mind listing the parts you've got?

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Old 02-21-2017, 01:32 PM   #57
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Mind listing the parts you've got?
I got a gigabyte Z270XP-SLI motherboard
I7-7700k processor
Corsair vengeance LPX 16gb for ram
Supernova G2 650w power supply
1 tb Seagate barracuda hard drive
Samsung 850 Evo 250gb solid state drive
Cryorig H7 tower cooler
GeForce GTX GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD Video Graphics Card
Dell Gaming S2417DG YNY1D 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

And yes some of that was copy and pasted, didn't feel like typing all that out haha.

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I got a gigabyte Z270XP-SLI motherboard
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Supernova G2 650w power supply
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Samsung 850 Evo 250gb solid state drive
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Dell Gaming S2417DG YNY1D 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC

And yes some of that was copy and pasted, didn't feel like typing all that out haha.
I hope you will enjoy that 144/165Hz 1440p monitor, you bastah.

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Old 02-21-2017, 11:51 PM   #59
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I hope you will enjoy that 144/165Hz 1440p monitor, you bastah.
Oh I intend to, as soon as I get my sata cables.

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Old 02-22-2017, 11:23 PM   #60
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So I was finally able to finish the build today. Decided to pick up the first 2 Witcher games since I never got to play them. I know it's an old game, but it's awesome seeing the Witcher easily clear 200 fps, at 1440p and max settings.

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Old 02-23-2017, 12:04 AM   #61
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Gigabyte sent you the SATA cables that quick? Wow. By the way, what case you got?

I need to get on Witcher 2 and then 3. Loved the first one though the combat was tedious. Huge improvements in both sequels from what I heard/read.

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Old 02-23-2017, 01:40 AM   #62
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Yea I'm pretty much going backwards since I played the Witcher 3 first haha but I'm in love with the series now, 3 is probably my favorite game this generation. I got a phanteks eclipse series p400 for my case.

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Old 02-24-2017, 02:30 PM   #63
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So I'm having trouble using my dualshock 4 as a controller on my pc. I read that the withcer 3 now supports it after a patch, but when I plug my ds4 in, some buttons work, some don't, others seem hypersensitive. I've been trying to find resolutions online but nothing has worked yet. Any help would be appreciated.

Edit; never mind, I found a fix for my issue.


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Old 02-24-2017, 06:14 PM   #64
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There's DS4Windows to emulate the controller buttons to the keyboard or to an Xbox buttons mapping:
http://ds4windows.com/

Alternatively on Steam, the game must be started in Big Picture mode. Not every game supports the PS4 controller on Steam though like Tomb Raider (well, didn't work when I tried).

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Old 03-01-2017, 12:45 PM   #65
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Nvidia revealed their GTX 1080 Ti ($699):
http://www.polygon.com/2017/3/1/1477...ia-gtx-1080-ti
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/art...ce-gtx-1080-ti

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Old 03-03-2017, 10:15 AM   #66
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Are we going to expect more price fluctuations?

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Old 03-03-2017, 12:19 PM   #67
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So I've decided to go with this config at the moment:

Intel Core i5 6400
Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 3GB
8GB 1866 Corsair RAM (my current sticks)

This ended up being more friendly for my wallet without clutching the purse strings.

My other option was:

AMD FX-8370
MSI Radeon RX480 4GB
Same RAM

But after comparing both prices, the Intel/Nvidia setup was indeed cheaper (the MoBo on the AMD setup was more expensive). I plan to add a Bluetooth/WiFi PCIE card along with a wireless dongle for my Xbox One controller (I know should have gotten a Bluetooth controller x(). The whole cost will be around $500. I also plan to increase the RAM to 16GB later on. The only concern I have is Windows and my games. Will they recognize my system with different components or is it synced with my MS/Steam account?

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Ah nice. That doesn't seem too expensive.

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Are we going to expect more price fluctuations?
Regular 1080s will definitely drop in prices but not much I believe. With the Vega cards coming, we'll just have to see how well they perform and how Nvidia will answer/counter (e.g. 11xx cards).

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The only concern I have is Windows and my games. Will they recognize my system with different components or is it synced with my MS/Steam account?
You won't have any problems with a CPU change. Though, if you do have some performance issues then yes, re-install Windows. Your Windows will probably not recognize your new GPU unless you already have an Nvidia in your current rig and thus already have the drivers installed.

You may have to re-active your Windows license since it is apparently tied to the CPU.

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Given the price of these I could get 2 of them when I'm ready, and maybe they would have dropped a bit by then. Glad I didn't shell out for the Titan X!

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Regular 1080s will definitely drop in prices but not much I believe. With the Vega cards coming, we'll just have to see how well they perform and how Nvidia will answer/counter (e.g. 11xx cards).

You won't have any problems with a CPU change. Though, if you do have some performance issues then yes, re-install Windows. Your Windows will probably not recognize your new GPU unless you already have an Nvidia in your current rig and thus already have the drivers installed.

You may have to re-active your Windows license since it is apparently tied to the CPU.
The regular 1080s dropped pretty big even just on Saturday. On canadacomputers, it was over a $100 drop if I recall correctly. Which is why when I built my new system this weekend, I switched from my intended GTX 1070 to a 1080.

Speaking of which, my new build is as follows:
Intel i7 7700K 4.2 ghz
Corsair H115i watercooler
Asus Prime Z270-A motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 32 gb quad channel RAM
ASUS Strix GTX 1080 OC edition
Corsair Force 480gb SSD
Seagate Firecuda 2tb SSHD
Asus Xonar DGX sound card
Corsair RMX 650 power supply



So excited. My steam library is downloading today while I am at work.

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Nice! How big is the difference from 1070 to regular 1080 supposed to be?

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Nice! How big is the difference from 1070 to regular 1080 supposed to be?
The regular 1080s were in the $750-800 Canadian range when I last checked and they dropped to $650-700ish Canadian. The 1070s were $550-600ish Canadian.

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The regular 1080s were in the $750-800 Canadian range when I last checked and they dropped to $650-700ish Canadian. The 1070s were $550-600ish Canadian.
Thanks. I was asking about the performance difference too.

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Thanks. I was asking about the performance difference too.
The regular 1080 has 600 more CUDA cores and the clock speed is about 100mhz higher. You can bridge the clock speed difference by getting a factory overclocked 1070, which is what my original choice was, but it still lags 10-20 fps behind on new games at 2K and above. (which can make the difference between playable 40fps at 4k and rough 20fps with stuttering). Basically, if you are running a 1080p monitor than there really isn't much benefit to the 1080, the 1070 is definitely the way to go to max everything out. But at 2K and 4K, the gtx 1080 starts to pull away. The 1070 is still super solid at 2K, but the now $100 price difference between an overclocked 1070 and a base 1080 makes the overclocked 1070 a lesser value. For me, the $150 between factory overclocked 1070 and factory overclocked $1080 made me say screw it and get the 180.

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