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#13 wevsspot

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:24 AM

AYF - you won't get any argument from me when it comes to SLi  :)    Many many people will try to persuade you to buy the best single card that you can afford, but I've been buying two mid-range cards and running them in Crossfire or SLi for several years now and I've never regretted that decision.

 

Not only is performance great, it's just cool because you can!

 

As for mechanical keyboards, there are lots to choose from.  Corsair, Coolermaster, Razer, DAS, and even Rosewill has come out with their own too.  That isn't an all inclusive list, but there are plenty to choose from.  Much of your decision here will probably be based on budget, reviews and whether you want lighted keys or not.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Didn't even think of two 760s, as long as you can deal with the heat and potential noise, by all means.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

Cool thanks guys. Yeah I was pretty surprised when I read about the sli 760's beating a 780 and in some cases a Titan. I've heard of micro stuttering issues and game compatibility problems with sli is that a thing of the past? Although I really want the Silverstone Fortress im not sure I can justify spending 270$ for a case. So I am thinking about this one instead http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo  it appeals to my sense of clean style with not alot of lights and much cheaper.


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

Cases are too personal a thing to recommend, if you like it then buy it. I'm pretty fond of the CM HAF series but I'll never get rid of my custom frankenstein box until it's melted down without my knowledge


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#17 wevsspot

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:13 AM

The 550D is a great case if the aesthetics and functionality appeal to you.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

The 550D is a great case if the aesthetics and functionality appeal to you.

Yes they do it's a fine looking case.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:49 AM

I'd say it's a great choice then  :)


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:05 AM

In reply to the question about mechanical keyboards-

 

Giving advice on a good mechanical keyboard for gaming kind of depends on what kind of games you play and the style in which you play them.  I play a good amount of SC2 and League of Legends so I went with a Cherry MX Blue switch mechanical keyboard, the Razer Black Widow Ultimate.  It depends if you want tactile key clicks or non tactile and what kind of games you play.  http://www.overclock...-keyboard-guide  is a pretty decent explanation of the different key switches out there.  I think they are missing Cherry MX Green which are somewhat newer... but it will give you a pretty good starting point.  Looking back at my purchase... I kind of wish I would've gone with Cherry MX Red.  The MX Blues are pretty loud.   :doh:


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

As far as Mecha. keyboards go I vouch for CM Storm. They are built like tanks and represent the best value (even better if on sale). If I was you I would wait for some returns on the new Aluminium line from CM.

 

In terms of switches, you will have to try them in-store and decide for yourself. I love my MX-Red and riding the actuation point on those is fairly easy to learn since they are linear with no tactile bump. Plus they are virtually silent.

 

And since it seems the system is for gaming, why not consider an i5?



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:31 PM

Well I thought it best to go with a i7 to eliminate any possible bottlenecks. What i5 would be enough for any game out there and for the future? i5's don't offer hyper-threading do they?


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:48 AM

No i5 doesn't have HT. As far as gaming goes, HT doesn't offer any real performance gain for the time being. It seems that enabling HT will actually drop performance in gaming!

Maybe in the future games will take advantage of it. So if you are not in a budget, get i7. Otherwise use the money for a powerful video card.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

Would it be wise to wait and see how the next gen of AMD GPU's perform? I heard a rumor that the new one code named "Hawaii" could possibly be faster then a Titan for around 600$


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