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tanis
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Spring build coming soon

Postby tanis » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:37 am

windows 7 license arrived.

Planning to install it on this: (assuming no unforeseen disasters eat my cockpit funds)
cpu i7-4790k (devils Canyon chip)
MB Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
Memory 16 gigs of ??
HD 10gps m.2 based 256 or 512g (this is dedicated cockpit system)
Video 2x SLI NVidia GTX 970s
Case sg10 silverstone
monitor LG 49ub8500 (49 inch 4k) or Philips 40 inch 4k monitor.
2nd monitor 19-22 inch touch screen mounted below the 1st monitor for touch control.
tablet 1 android 7 inch running Roccat Power Grid.
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Cockpit Obutto Ozone (if I don't convince myself I need the r3volution instead)
JS -hotas x55
pedals Saitek pro

Goal is to be able to do aircraft flight training as well as star citizen in this, as well as a little FPS and a little flight sim gaming.

I am so glad I waited on the video cards, the 970s and 980s are wicked fast and the power draw is trivial compared to previous ones.

Thoughts?
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby Solaias » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:14 pm

I think it will kick ass. That's my thoughts boiled down into a nut-shell. ;) :D
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby Dren » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:24 pm

Looks like a really solid build! Those 970's should last you a very long time! I see you mention that you're getting 16 GBs of RAM. Do you know what kind of RAM you're getting?
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby mohoc » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:56 pm

Only change I would do is going for the i7-5820K and DDR4. With that change, you should have an easier time going Tri-SLI later. The price difference is not large if you get some of the stuff on sale.

Another thing to consider is waiting for the 980 Ti, or similar. The bus size on the GTX 980 and 970s really hurts their SLI performance, something that the Ti version of the card won't have. If you do that, your CPU selection will do fine, as you won't need more than 2 cards in SLI.
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby Captain Glume » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:42 pm

If they do a dual 990 type card that would eliminate the bus issue.

I have the Dr.'s 690 card and it is pretty sweet.
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby mohoc » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:16 am

Captain Glume wrote:If they do a dual 990 type card that would eliminate the bus issue.

I have the Dr.'s 690 card and it is pretty sweet.



I am running a 5820K right now with 16GB DDR 4. I have $1200 put aside for new GPUs. I am just waiting for the new cards. The 980s look nice, but they are the medium size chips and NVIDIAs large chips (like the 780 TI) are always the ones to get.

The dual chip cards are usually something to avoid due to them having issues when you try to overclock them. I would rather buy two seperate cards.
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby Captain Glume » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:05 pm

mohoc wrote:The dual chip cards are usually something to avoid due to them having issues when you try to overclock them. I would rather buy two seperate cards.


Ah yes. I don't really overclock my GPU's anymore. I found they just burned out too fast (memory issues mostly).
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby mohoc » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:27 pm

Captain Glume wrote:
mohoc wrote:The dual chip cards are usually something to avoid due to them having issues when you try to overclock them. I would rather buy two seperate cards.


Ah yes. I don't really overclock my GPU's anymore. I found they just burned out too fast (memory issues mostly).


The new 900 series cards are voltage limited by the hardware (except the EVGA Classified), so you cannot burn the chip out.
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby Waxman » Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:04 am

If possible I underclock my GPU's, only just barely.

Waxman has one 970 and I'm getting a second in January. I was going to buy one this month but the one I wanted was out of stock and getting a different brand just simply doesn't interest me so I am getting one next month. I'm getting myself a 3 by 1 plus one monitor setup, Nothing major just some 1920x1080 monitors.

the 970 should last 2 or three years.

I have not put my 970 in yet but I do not anticipate any problems. I hope you like yours and everything works. Looks like a nice setup.
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Re: Spring build coming soon

Postby mohoc » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:57 am

Waxman wrote:If possible I underclock my GPU's, only just barely.

Waxman has one 970 and I'm getting a second in January. I was going to buy one this month but the one I wanted was out of stock and getting a different brand just simply doesn't interest me so I am getting one next month. I'm getting myself a 3 by 1 plus one monitor setup, Nothing major just some 1920x1080 monitors.

the 970 should last 2 or three years.

I have not put my 970 in yet but I do not anticipate any problems. I hope you like yours and everything works. Looks like a nice setup.


The new 900 series runs so cool and requires so little power, not overclocking them is a shame. Same with the 58XX series i7s.

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