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Discussion in 'Tech & Programming' started by teStud0, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. CynthiaCrescent

    CynthiaCrescent Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Most Source games found themselves CPU bound on resolutions of 2k and below. 1070 is a top-tier enthusiast card meant to drive recent AAA games, and is overkill (for Dota 2 only of course) no matter how one looks at it. As for RAM, it just takes however much you have for the most part. 24 GB isn't going to hurt in case of page pool etc. but I doubt you'll see any noticeable effect.
  2. FreeLanceFoX

    FreeLanceFoX New Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    The RAM is really 95% for other purposes—I'm sure it will improve my Photoshop and OBS performance too. I do casting and a 1070 should help there, I haven't had issues before but that's why I'm doing my performance upgrade first: if it can't handle 1080 @ 60 (my current setup) I just won't upgrade to 2K and get a 1080 by 144Hz monitor instead.

    Also this RAM is faster than my existing, and apparently in Overwatch people are seeing significant FPS gains by OCing their RAM or by upgrading speed alone instead of capacity.
  3. CynthiaCrescent

    CynthiaCrescent Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Well streaming definitely would appreciate more RAM. Although it may appreciate a better CPU even more. Of course this is assuming you can even upgrade your CPU, which I understand is a far bigger leap for a generally expensive payoff, so I'm not making any judgements.

    Do report back on the Overwatch fps improvement thing though. That sounds very unusual.
  4. Skyforger

    Skyforger Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    Bought an external hard drive because the previous one died.
  5. ButterOnStick

    ButterOnStick Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    RMA'd my 980TI for pump noise.


    Gigabyte sent me a 1080 Waterforce instead
  6. InvokerofTime

    InvokerofTime Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 9, 2012
  7. Janzzon

    Janzzon New Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Time to jump to Gigabyte then.
  8. Freaky Alien Genotype

    Freaky Alien Genotype Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 11, 2009
    Built a desktop for the first time (well...I bought the pieces and a friend put it together for me).

    The highlights include:
    i7 6th gen 4GHz watercooled
    MSI GTX1070 SeaHawk with 8Gb GDDR5 memory (also watercooled)
    16Gb DDR4 RAM
    2Tb "Black" mechanical drive
    500Gb M.2 SSD
    LG blu ray drive

    Am currently in the process of copying across the data from my Metabox gaming laptop. Gonna take it for a spin once I've got the basics installed.
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  9. Eli_Green

    Eli_Green Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    HP 10bII+ Financial Calculator

    $50 for a calculator I will only use for one course in my last semester for ~2 functions/complying with calculator rules.

  10. Wonkdonkler

    Wonkdonkler Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 18, 2012
    Spent some time searching for good, high quality headphones for when I'm on the road and decided on the RHA MA750. Incredibly happy with the purchase!

  11. Dark Mizuki

    Dark Mizuki Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Going to buy me some 20"+ screens. I know, I know, it's pretty much archaic to have smaller monitors these days, but my trusty LG LCD monitor lasted me for 7 or more years now, it was such a good partner. Unfortunately, the screen is bleeding while. Bearable, but still visible, I'm concerned that it'll affect my eyesight if I use it too much.

    Also planning to buy a cheap computer case to convert an older PC as a mediahub. I think it'll be fun doing some DYI stuff I read about in articles.
  12. BlizziC

    BlizziC Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    I've been using a cheap Dacota keyboard for a couple of about 2 years now, finally decided to get a mechanical keyboard, settled on Steelseries m400, feels pretty good so far. First time I've used a mechanical in a long ass time, so my hand positioning feels so off.