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El_Capitan

Member Since 25 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 12 2017 11:56 AM
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In Topic: Could use some suggestions for gpu

12 January 2017 - 11:19 AM

Used is definitely the way to go to keep the budget low.

 

On the AMD side, HD 7970's have been on the $100 or even lower for a good many years, which would mean you could probably find some R9 290's for $100 if you looked hard enough. Just think of R9 390's as rebadged R9 290's. Probably the slightly slower equivalent of a single GTX 970 on NVIDIA's side (which I don't recommend, personally, even though others would), which in turn is a slightly slower equivalent of the RX 480 on the AMD side.

 

In terms of your HD 6870, the R9 290 is at least 150% better overall than what you have now, and would be more than capable of running Diablo3 and Skyrim on Ultra at 1080P with even HD textures.


In Topic: AMD Possibly Launching Ryzen CPUs Before or During GDC

12 January 2017 - 11:04 AM

I can't wait. Hoping to get back into AMD CPU's. I bought a boatload of AMD stock when it hit below $2, now it's hovering around $11. :)


In Topic: Any reason to get non-ecc ram for desktop when ecc is cheaper?

08 January 2016 - 06:49 AM

You won't be able to use ECC memory unless the motherboard and CPU supports it.


In Topic: LAN-Party Laptop 2015

06 January 2016 - 09:10 AM

Just saw this:

http://hexus.net/tec...medium=facebook


In Topic: Considering a gaming/video editing build

06 January 2016 - 08:45 AM

 

Great choice I was going to pop in and recommend what everyone else has:

Intel CPU (more cores the better), and more RAM (16GB or more).

I remember working with video in the past and CPU and memory were the kings, I'd recommend filling up the rest of your memory slots once you sell your old components!


Ah, there's a name I remember! How have you been Mythos? I made the mistake of calling you Ivi for about a year and a half :D

 

So had everyone else. :)