Building my first desktop

Sepak;3840074 said:
I'm building my first work station, it's so damn expensive, and to think some people can afford xeons and quadros, being working my ass off for this. And sometimes I think I should use the money for a trip instead. Someday, France, someday. So this fits my budget:
- Intel core i7 5930k
- Nvidia Geforce GTX 980
- 16 GB of DDR4 RAM HyperX
- EVGA 750 Watts PSU 80+ Gold
- Asus x99 Deluxe Motherboard
- Thermaltake Commander G42 Case
-A custom water cooling loop for the CPU and GPU

that would set me back for something like 3000$ here.

how much did you pay for it?
 

O-car

Starting XI
so, the last time I was into desktop builds/purchase and usage, some years ago, I remember that my PC was usually outdated not long after I got it back home... is it still as rapid now? Been thinking about building a desktop and acquiring it piece by piece but just worried about needing to buy new parts as soon as I get it together...
 

Pogba4Now

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Thats why you need to buy high end stuff right from the beginning. You enx up saving in the long run. For graphics card, gtx 960 should be the absolute minimum.

I have an i7 3770k and gtx 760 which is considered a budget graphics card and it still kicks ass after 1 year. I expect it to be good for at least 3 years. I played watchdogs, TR, GTA 5 on high gfx. Far cry 4 is also excellent. If you can aford a gtx 980 go for it though. As for me when the graphics card is not good enough, I may do SLI.
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
What were your specs? I have a friend who got a gtx 460 4-5 years ago and only now he is feeling the need to upgrade. He has been able to play high end graphics on high in thess years.
 

Mus

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O-car;3840691 said:
so, the last time I was into desktop builds/purchase and usage, some years ago, I remember that my PC was usually outdated not long after I got it back home... is it still as rapid now? Been thinking about building a desktop and acquiring it piece by piece but just worried about needing to buy new parts as soon as I get it together...

From what I've heard - It's better to save money and get all (or most) of the pieces at once rather then bit by bit
 

O-car

Starting XI
nady;3840721 said:
What were your specs? I have a friend who got a gtx 460 4-5 years ago and only now he is feeling the need to upgrade. He has been able to play high end graphics on high in thess years.

can't remember since it was so long ago, but it was high end at the time, had the best system for about 3 months... hehe
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
"high end" or "the best system" will never last 3 months. Either your system was not really high end or times have changed. I let the experienced PC builders comment on that.
 

O-car

Starting XI
3 months was an exaggeration, but it still didn't take too long for it to go from the best computer in my class group to one of the lesser systems.. this was about 15 years ago though when the upgrades were really rapid, faster and faster processors constantly etc...
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
nady;3840718 said:
Thats why you need to buy high end stuff right from the beginning. You enx up saving in the long run. For graphics card, gtx 960 should be the absolute minimum.

Please describe for me, from your personal experience, how all graphics cards look on the screen. Please talk about the GTX 960 and 3 cards on either side better and worse. Describe your experiences with these cards across several games.
 

Sepak

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nady;3840475 said:
Also I strongly suggest you consider an NZXT case. It has better design than Thermaltake IMO and they are made of very high quality. They are more expensive but you get what you pay for.

Maybe I'll consider it, where I checked there weren't many NZXT cases that support water cooling as I wanted.

Theodorakis;3840652 said:
that would set me back for something like 3000$ here.

how much did you pay for it?

Around 2000 dollars.
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
ShiftyPowers;3840828 said:
Please describe for me, from your personal experience, how all graphics cards look on the screen. Please talk about the GTX 960 and 3 cards on either side better and worse. Describe your experiences with these cards across several games.

I have no "personal experience" with graphics card other than my own. Reason why I think gtx x60 should be the minimum is because I have a 760 and I do get lag (although not very often) on "very high" settings and it runs "high" graphics pretty well. Therefore if you want to play very high settings you may need a x70 or x80. I honestly did not notice much difference between high and very high so it doesn't matter for me. Some gamers are particular about these minor differences.

If you want yo know a graphics card on either side of the gtx 960, look at this excellent hierarchy:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
Sepak;3840997 said:
Maybe I'll consider it, where I checked there weren't many NZXT cases that support water cooling as I wanted.

Not familiar with water cooling systems but mine has a lot of space and there is a sace on the roof for a radiator.

Here's a picture that I googled.

 

Sepak

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I found a good one but the price almost doubles, not sure if it's worth it.
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
"double the price" is still $150 which is not bad at all. I think its worth the extra price but maybe the superior design and maybe slightly superior build quality is not a priority for you.
 

Sepak

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If I get some extra cash, maybe another project will pop up, I'll get that one then.

Enviado desde mi XT1068 mediante Tapatalk
 

Pogba4Now

Team Captain
This desktop is now 2 years old and is still fantastic. I have played many games on it on maximum graphics with no problems. However as expected (given I have a budget GPU), newer games are starting to lag slightly so its time to upgrade the GPU.

I have an NVIDIA GTX 760 and I plan to buy another GTX 760 and do a 2 way SLI. I have seen benchmarks and this system beats the GTX 780. I would not be surprised if it equals or almost matches the GTX 1080 as well. If I do a 2 way SLI, I will probably buy a used GTX 760 which I can get for 100 USD.

Anyone has experience with 2 way SLIs?
 
nady;3941574 said:
I would not be surprised if it equals or almost matches the GTX 1080 as well. If I do a 2 way SLI, I will probably buy a used GTX 760 which I can get for 100 USD.

Anyone has experience with 2 way SLIs?

it wont equal nor match 1080.

I have had SLI setup with both my laptops and desktops. I wouldn't recommend it. always have the single best gpu you can have. 100$ is not cheap for a gtx760.. you can have a solid 1070GTX or a Radeon 490x for something like 300-350$..
 


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