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30-12-2014, 01:03 PM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
So my GTX970 was scheduled for delivery today, so instead of waiting until the afternoon to sleep (on account of working the night shift for a living), I went to sleep as soon as I came home in the morning. I just woke up about 10 minutes ago, came downstairs to get a bite to eat, and the dogs started barking. UPS guy just delivered it, so yeah, fucking nailed it. Now I just gotta finish eating my pizza before I sign off and install this badboy. Tongue

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30-12-2014, 02:02 PM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
Playing my 360 on a 1440p was the worst thing ever... Every pixel was 2x2 and very visible. Playing 1080p on a 4k is a helluva lot more pixels, but it might still be noticeably worse than just playing on a 1080p monitor.

Then again, maybe its just that the old 360 was never meant to be played from 2' away.
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30-12-2014, 02:34 PM (This post was last modified: 30-12-2014 11:36 PM by EvolutionKills.)
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
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Just finished attaching both of their backplates and installing both EVGA GTX 970 FTW cards in SLI. Just ran a benchmark for the Uniengine Valley at 1080p and with all settings maxed.

Single EVGA GTX 970 FTW
FPS: 59.3
Score: 2480

2 EVGA GTX 970 FTW in SLI
FPS: 103.8
Score: 4344


I managed to break 4K on Valley, so not bad! Big Grin

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06-01-2015, 05:25 AM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
Ok, I'm getting a little serious here. I have mentioned my aging build a few times on this thread and various people have put in their two cents. Now I want to get myself over the line to some kind of purchase decision.

I have a 1440x900 monitor[1] and either 9800GT[2] or Intel 4000[3] graphics card. I occasionally play games, but mostly I want to expand my screen real estate to make more room for coding. The games I play are generally not much more demanding that Team Fortress II, Portal II and minecraft (with render distance far!!). Many are more up the platformer / puzzler end of things.

Should I upgrade to dual 1080p, dual 1440p, or single 4k display?

I think I need to upgrade my video card in either case, but I'm looking and it seems like even the GTX970 and GTX980 are not really up to 4k gaming yet, even in SLI. So should I grab one of these cards for a lower res display or grab a couple and go large knowing they'll already be struggling in some games?

Additional considerations:
* My standing desk is load rated to 35lbs (15.88kg) and is 92cm wide. Any monitor setup would need to fit within this profile
* I live in Australia and my traditional supplier has been these guys: http://umart.com.au/umart1/pro/index.phtml?bid=5
* Price isn't a massive consideration if I feel like I'm getting good value for money, but I'm not out to build an awesome gaming rig here.
* I have a $20 gift voucher with these guys burning a hole in my pocket: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/
* I currently have a 450W power supply in a machine with plenty of hard drives and bits and pieces plugged in and would likely need to include at least a 650W or more in the upgrade.
* It's summer here and heat is a concern. The ambient temperature outside the case often exceeds 30C (86F) at this time of year for days at a time at high humidity. The computer is not in an air conditioned room.

[1] http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/PW191/
[2] http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/EN9800GTDI1GD3/
[3] http://ark.intel.com/products/65719/Inte...o-3_90-GHz

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06-01-2015, 06:03 AM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
(06-01-2015 05:25 AM)Hafnof Wrote:  Ok, I'm getting a little serious here. I have mentioned my aging build a few times on this thread and various people have put in their two cents. Now I want to get myself over the line to some kind of purchase decision.

I have a 1440x900 monitor[1] and either 9800GT[2] or Intel 4000[3] graphics card. I occasionally play games, but mostly I want to expand my screen real estate to make more room for coding. The games I play are generally not much more demanding that Team Fortress II, Portal II and minecraft (with render distance far!!). Many are more up the platformer / puzzler end of things.

Should I upgrade to dual 1080p, dual 1440p, or single 4k display?

I think I need to upgrade my video card in either case, but I'm looking and it seems like even the GTX970 and GTX980 are not really up to 4k gaming yet, even in SLI. So should I grab one of these cards for a lower res display or grab a couple and go large knowing they'll already be struggling in some games?

Additional considerations:
* My standing desk is load rated to 35lbs (15.88kg) and is 92cm wide. Any monitor setup would need to fit within this profile
* I live in Australia and my traditional supplier has been these guys: http://umart.com.au/umart1/pro/index.phtml?bid=5
* Price isn't a massive consideration if I feel like I'm getting good value for money, but I'm not out to build an awesome gaming rig here.
* I have a $20 gift voucher with these guys burning a hole in my pocket: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/
* I currently have a 450W power supply in a machine with plenty of hard drives and bits and pieces plugged in and would likely need to include at least a 650W or more in the upgrade.
* It's summer here and heat is a concern. The ambient temperature outside the case often exceeds 30C (86F) at this time of year for days at a time at high humidity. The computer is not in an air conditioned room.

[1] http://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/PW191/
[2] http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/EN9800GTDI1GD3/
[3] http://ark.intel.com/products/65719/Inte...o-3_90-GHz

Umart? I recall seeing horror stories on the Whirlpool forum when looking for a good parts supplier... Wish there was a damn store in SA I could reach.. Having to deal with shipping fees from interstate along with the already obnoxious expense is not fun at all.

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06-01-2015, 06:25 AM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
The main reason for them being my supplier of choice is that they're near my workplace, and I can pick up parts at lunchtime Wink

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06-01-2015, 06:42 AM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
Ah.. I don't have that luxury. I know of a grand total of two stores in that I might be able to go to get stuff, but being me, it's not that much of a possibility.

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10-01-2015, 08:53 PM
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This new monitor from Asus is probably every PC gaming enthusiast's wet dream. 4k, IPS, G-Sync!



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11-01-2015, 02:35 AM
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I may have to wait another 6 months Smile

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24-01-2015, 09:42 AM
RE: Finally building a new gaming rig!
My condolences if this turns out to be true, EK. Sad

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