Want to buy my first gaming desktop...need advice.

Discussion in 'Desktop Hardware' started by Ravern87, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Mr. Fox

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    Yup, and because it varies widely and many find it truly miserable, a person with no 4K experience needs to be particularly cautious about spending a butt-load of money on something that there is a really good chance that they will regret. They need to figure out what their tolerance for it is before buying and/or buy from a vendor with a very liberal or no questions asked return policy. It is never a good idea to buy anything expensive simply because it is a popular idea.
     
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    Unfortunately it's very difficult to filter actual human differences from post-purchase rationalization.
     
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    LOL. Probably darned near impossible. 4K is definitely recommended as a "try before you buy" scenario, especially for a laptop. Much easier to return a monitor to a local retailer than dealing with regrets on a laptop purchase.
     
  4. Ravern87

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    Ive never really seen a reason to game at 4k. At least not now. I still game at 1080p n its more than fine for me...and once i get my gaming pc and i can utilize the 144hz refresh ill be in heaven.
     
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    Put this way unless you really stare hard at a 4K laptop screen or Desktop you will not see the subtle difference. I got a 1060 6G running a 27" 2556x1440 and I be hard pressed to see difference as 4K and the hardware require might burn down your house doing it. *pun* But doing everything 4K comes with a heavy cost and you might play one or two games that do 4K and the rest 1080p so what did one really gain? Nida....you could've enjoyed more at 1080 and got more hardware for that price like going 1080Ti and 27-30 IPS that would more then suffice your game adventures. But if you don't compete or do say HardCore then going 4K will give very little in return. One has to factor there is more then just oh hey I got 4K there comes a heavy cost to do it and unless you got $$ to burn you might get burned yourself in return.
     
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    Ya im planning on building my desktop in april. Unless something new comes out im nost likely going with a 8700k and vtx 1080ti. Im thinking i dont really need to wait for the new stuff tho. 8700k will be great for gaming for years and the new 8 cores coming out in 2018 probably wont do much in terms of performance for gaming. And that's all this is for is a gaming beast. I dont do multitasking or vid editing so 8 cores would be pointless for me. If the new nvidia gpus are lightyears ahead of the current pascal lineup than i might consider waiting for them but other than that i dont think ill need to.
     
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    Some people prefer slide shows over full-motion video.
     
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    Serious question. If you guys could only order from either ibuypower or from cyberpower which one would you pick and why?? Thanks
     
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    I agree with most of these members it all depends on what you are going for but ATM I WOULD NOT recommend going SLI too few new games actually support it I have a customer with dual 970 in SLI and just had to get rid of them and go with a gtx 1070 because of such little support from current AAA games for SLI along with 1x 1070 smashes 2 970 in VR If I were you I would get one TI atm just leave room for the second in the future and one ti will play 1080p max settings no problem. And if you are looking for the fastest boot/load times make sure you put a 128gb m.2 NVMe Samsung 960 pro or evo as your OS drive, and if you can put a m.2 NVMe 500 gb 960 evo for your games

    On a side note, 2 rx 480 in crossfire has way more support and is just about as fast as a 1080 in stock clocks So in theory you can get 2 580's and beat it and be inbetween 1080 and 1080 ti in performance for like 3/4 of what your going to pay for that TI (depending on what you pick and if you get it on sale ect.) I just saw a 1080ti on new egg for sale for 699
    http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemai...50091&et_p1=&email64=Z25wZmF0dEBnbWFpbC5jb20=

    if you watch these two benchmark videos youll see what I mean
    rx580 CF vs 1080

    RX580 CF VS 1080 TI


    the RX580 CF beats the 1080 in just about everything but dosnt quite beat the ti but its all up too you is that 200+ extra worth the 7-15 fps the ti is giving you? personally I don't think so and at only 1080p i doubt you need that much power id rather take that and get another or a bigger 960 evo or more ram ect
     
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  10. FaTT

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    I would go cyber only reason is because not that I am a expert on their builds but from the few I have seen from both companies cyber uses higher quality parts but then again that could just be because the ones I saw were higher tier systems vs ibuypower, and to be honest your better off building it yourself or buying the parts and having a local shop put it togather for youi if you do you will save quite a bit of $$$
     
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