"I Need a New PC!" 2017 The Ryzing of Kaby Lake and NVMwhee!

Feb 21, 2014
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Ok, my wife's gone crazy and is starting to build a PC around a MSI Z370-A PRO, adding good stuff all around (core i7-8700 3.2GHz, G.Skill RAM), but for a couple of months she will have to use my old PALIT GTX 660 Ti as a GPU.

Will that work without a hitch? I know nothing about GPU compatibility - I mean, I know that I can physically plugin the card into the mainboard, but my question is - should I?
I don't see an issue here, the GPU will slot in just fine.
 
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Maybe it's just my perception but the last days I've seen a lot of mining rigs going up for sale. Is the mining boom slowing down or are people just switching out older card models while there is still resale value?
 
Mar 30, 2007
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Are RAM prices ever coming down? I've been holding fire on upgrading mine for months in the hope that prices will calm down but they are just getting worse.
Maybe next year.

don't know how many are left here buit ill ask anyway :

does anyone have a good recommendation for a tiny Monitor ?

i only plan to use it as a second screen to browse with while doing oother stuff on my main screen .

i can not be big .
What do you mean tiny? Just go with any cheap monitor that is small enough for you. Anything below 21”-24” are practically going to be the same anyway.

If you are looking for quality brands specifically, there’s Dell, Samsung, Acer, Asus, LG, etc.
 
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I have a question regarding the 1070ti, im looking to step up my experience and purchase a 2560x1440 monitor with 144hz-165hz g-sync. You guys think a 70ti will be enough to handle that or just go for the 80ti?

The 80ti is around $1200AUD and im assuming the 70ti will be a lot cheaper.
 
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I have a question regarding the 1070ti, im looking to step up my experience and purchase a 2560x1440 monitor with 144hz-165hz g-sync. You guys think a 70ti will be enough to handle that or just go for the 80ti?

The 80ti is around $1200AUD and im assuming the 70ti will be a lot cheaper.
You won’t be able to max out AAA games graphics settings and get 144+ fps on a 1070 Ti or 1080 Ti. But a 1070 Ti should still be able to get you 60fps or so in most games maxed out, if you also have the processor to back it up. Consider knocking settings down to one notch below the highest if you want higher framerates..
 
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I have a question regarding the 1070ti, im looking to step up my experience and purchase a 2560x1440 monitor with 144hz-165hz g-sync. You guys think a 70ti will be enough to handle that or just go for the 80ti?

The 80ti is around $1200AUD and im assuming the 70ti will be a lot cheaper.
I would wait for benchmarks to be honest if you are set on this price point. But personally I would get a 1080 over the 70ti.
 

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Nov 4, 2013
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What the hell is the deal with AMD not having any decent matx boards?

Intel always has z series matx, amd not even bothering with matx sucks.

I have an evolv enthoo matx SLI build that is dope as fuck and AMD is basically forcing me to go intel for any potential cpu upgrade.

I have a Xeon 1231v3 so I think I’m going to wait until ryzen 2 or ice lake but my guess is amd again will have shitty matx boards with no sli option.

I guess I don’t really understand why matx isn’t like the standard board layout. 4 ram slots, room fo SLI, and lets you build in a small footprint without losing functionality like you do with Itx. Lame.
 
Nov 11, 2011
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PC stuff is killing me about now.

It's getting to be the time of year when the A/C doesn't need to run at all, so all the gear in my office heats things up. Argh.. need to relocate some stuff to the storage room or something. Anyone else fight this issue?
 
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What the hell is the deal with AMD not having any decent matx boards?

Intel always has z series matx, amd not even bothering with matx sucks.

I have an evolv enthoo matx SLI build that is dope as fuck and AMD is basically forcing me to go intel for any potential cpu upgrade.

I have a Xeon 1231v3 so I think I’m going to wait until ryzen 2 or ice lake but my guess is amd again will have shitty matx boards with no sli option.

I guess I don’t really understand why matx isn’t like the standard board layout. 4 ram slots, room fo SLI, and lets you build in a small footprint without losing functionality like you do with Itx. Lame.
There are many maATX boards that are good, not sure what your seeing.
 
Mar 10, 2014
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Finally all my Parts are on their way :-D
Gaming heaven here i come


Intel i7-8700K
MSI 1080ti Gaming X
Samsung 960 EVO SSD 1TB
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING WI-FI
Gskill TridentZ 32GB 3200mhz cas14
Fractal Design Define Mini C
Noctua nh-d15s
Seasonic prime titanium 650w PSU

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JHKvPs
but have to wait until Monday before it arrives :-O
yeah maybe some of it doesn't make sense(performance per dollar) .. but this is what i wanted to build
 
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Finally all my Parts are on their way :-D
Gaming heaven here i come


Intel i7-8700K
MSI 1080ti Gaming X
Samsung 960 EVO SSD 1TB
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING WI-FI
Gskill TridentZ 32GB 3200mhz cas14
Fractal Design Define Mini C
Noctua nh-d15s
Seasonic prime titanium 650w PSU

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JHKvPs
but have to wait until Monday before it arrives :-O
yeah maybe some of it doesn't make sense(performance per dollar) .. but this is what i wanted to build
Are you sure you want the Define Mini C with the 1080ti and the i7? Will it stay cool enough? If yes, then I might want to copy some of the parts from this :D
 
Jan 31, 2008
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I have a question regarding the 1070ti, im looking to step up my experience and purchase a 2560x1440 monitor with 144hz-165hz g-sync. You guys think a 70ti will be enough to handle that or just go for the 80ti?

The 80ti is around $1200AUD and im assuming the 70ti will be a lot cheaper.
It depends what you mean by "enough to handle." I have a similar display to that and I am running a regular 1070. It handles things just fine. Definitely have to adjust some things to get a real high fps on new AAA titles.
 
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It depends what you mean by "enough to handle." I have a similar display to that and I am running a regular 1070. It handles things just fine. Definitely have to adjust some things to get a real high fps on new AAA titles.
Basically what i mean is playing games on high/ultra and utilizing the monitors potential. Perhaps a 1080ti is the way to be more futureproof ?
 
Nov 30, 2007
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Finally all my Parts are on their way :-D
Gaming heaven here i come


Intel i7-8700K
MSI 1080ti Gaming X
Samsung 960 EVO SSD 1TB
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING WI-FI
Gskill TridentZ 32GB 3200mhz cas14
Fractal Design Define Mini C
Noctua nh-d15s
Seasonic prime titanium 650w PSU

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JHKvPs
but have to wait until Monday before it arrives :-O
yeah maybe some of it doesn't make sense(performance per dollar) .. but this is what i wanted to build
I hate waiting for parts over the weekend.

Could have spent that weekend building the computer and playing games. Now you get to spend the weekend thinking about building the computer and thinking about playing games.
 
Mar 10, 2014
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Are you sure you want the Define Mini C with the 1080ti and the i7? Will it stay cool enough? If yes, then I might want to copy some of the parts from this :D
I will return with temperature numbers.
My plan is that next year when noctua releases their A series fans, then i will replace all fans in the case (maybe including the gtx1080ti)

Going to run two intakes in front, lower fan ducted to the gfx. And cpu cooler fan ducted out the back of the case. Also psu will suck air from inside the case.

But sucks to wait...
 
Feb 21, 2014
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Are you sure you want the Define Mini C with the 1080ti and the i7? Will it stay cool enough? If yes, then I might want to copy some of the parts from this :D
For an air setup, if you run double front intakes and use dust filter or extra fan for top, it should have enough airflow to keep the rig humming. But this is a non-heavy OC scenario, and the side panel will feel very warm.
 
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So the 1080ti it is then, the only thing that concerns me now is if id have to change the cpu, I currently have a i7 4770k, if id have to change to something newer I would have to buy a whole new motherboard that supports the newer cpu's.