1. Post #81
    endorphinsam's Avatar
    January 2010
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    You're going to wait a few months? Then there's absolutely no reason to make a build now. If you read the rules, we could have avoided this.
    I said probably. And I'm most likely not going to, but I'm tempted to wait for Ivy Bridge and a mobo supporting it. Also, I'm going to be getting kepler because of 2 FPS increase, PhysX, a cool control panel and 50$ cheaper :p

    Intel says that the Ivy Bridge will only be around $290 or something along those lines of the most expensive i7. I think it's a steal, and better cooling. Do you think I should wait for that? I'm asking for your opinion, but I'm probably going to buy the i5 now and wait for ivy bridge to be released in june.

  2. Post #82
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    Well, I'm the kind of guy that'll wait around for just about anything, just to get it cheaper. Keller, or at least the card you'll want, is out. I wouldn't wait for Ivy Bridge if you want to use it now. Sure, you'll get better performance, but you seem like the kind of guy that has enough money to buy a new CPU when you want to. Get the GTX 680, though. Wait around for Ivy if you feel for it, otherwise, do not.

  3. Post #83
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    Well, I'm the kind of guy that'll wait around for just about anything, just to get it cheaper. Keller, or at least the card you'll want, is out. I wouldn't wait for Ivy Bridge if you want to use it now. Sure, you'll get better performance, but you seem like the kind of guy that has enough money to buy a new CPU when you want to. Get the GTX 680, though. Wait around for Ivy if you feel for it, otherwise, do not.
    I'm probably just gonna get the i5 for now then buy the ivy bridge.

    Also, I've noticed that 680 has 1 GB less of gddr5 memory and is only 256 bit, what kind of difference does that make in games?

  4. Post #84
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    Memory bandwidth is the same as the GTX 580. It will still beat the 7970 at games where memory bandwidth isn't the largest restriction, which is most games, really.

  5. Post #85
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    Memory bandwidth is the same as the GTX 580. It will still beat the 7970 at games where memory bandwidth isn't the largest restriction, which is most games, really.
    Okay. I'll be getting GTX 680 then.

    Also one last question, do you think I should wait till june to buy the ivy bridge and then buy everything else or should I buy everything else in a week and wait till june to get the cpu so I can put it together, sort of like would prices go down if I waited to buy all the parts till the intel cpu came out or do you think I should just buy all the parts and put them together when the cpu comes out?

  6. Post #86
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    I got nothing of that, but if you're thinking of waiting for Ivy Bridge, do so and buy all the parts at that point.

  7. Post #87
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    Okay. I'll be getting GTX 680 then.

    Also one last question, do you think I should wait till june to buy the ivy bridge and then buy everything else or should I buy everything else in a week and wait till june to get the cpu so I can put it together, sort of like would prices go down if I waited to buy all the parts till the intel cpu came out or do you think I should just buy all the parts and put them together when the cpu comes out?
    Ivy Bridge launches in April, April 29th. Who gave you this idea that it comes out in June?

  8. Post #88
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    Non i7 mobile processors and desktop i3s come out in June.
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  9. Post #89
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    Non i7 mobile processors and desktop i3s come out in June.
    Neither of which affect people buying Desktop i7s and i5s.
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  10. Post #90
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    Ivy Bridge launches in April, April 29th. Who gave you this idea that it comes out in June?
    on some site reviewing it and stuff when it was first announced was supposed to be released in June. Can't find the site now, and this is way awesome'er now.

  11. Post #91
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    on some site reviewing it and stuff when it was first announced was supposed to be released in June. Can't find the site now, and this is way awesome'er now.
    Intel has never outright stated that the desktop i5 or i7 chips will release in June. Any site that claimed that is merely reporting rumors which is bad journalism.

  12. Post #92
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    Intel has never outright stated that the desktop i5 or i7 chips will release in June. Any site that claimed that is merely reporting rumors which is bad journalism.
    well, I guess that's what I get for believing what I read on the internet.

    Works out for the better though.

  13. Post #93
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    Also, what would happen if I were to say.. get 4 way SLI GTX 680s, would they melt because of how hot they would run? if so, what's the best cooler IN THE WORLD? dun care about price. as you can see im interested in buying 4 680s..
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  14. Post #94
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    GTX 680 can only do 3 way SLI currently. Unless you want tri SLI + a PhysX processor card.
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  15. Post #95
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    Also, buying three flagship cards without much of an apparent idea about what you're doing with computers is generally a pretty silly idea.

  16. Post #96
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    I find this whole thread madness lol! By the end of the day I will post a build for so much less that will do so much more for you. Be patient, don't go diving in to your pockets and start buying shit yet!

  17. Post #97
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    I find this whole thread madness lol! By the end of the day I will post a build for so much less that will do so much more for you. Be patient, don't go diving in to your pockets and start buying shit yet!
    Ho ho ho, I haven't yet. I'm still deciding on either the new ASUS 7970 model or 680, since 680 apparently runs really hot and the ASUS Model of 7970 runs better and is much cooler.

  18. Post #98
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    Ho ho ho, I haven't yet. I'm still deciding on either the new ASUS 7970 model or 680, since 680 apparently runs really hot and the ASUS Model of 7970 runs better and is much cooler.
    They run about the same temperature with stock designs. If you mean the DirectCU II, the cards for the 7xxx series would run cooler, had the design not been horribly flawed like every other triple slot card Asus has tried to do.

  19. Post #99
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    They run about the same temperature with stock designs. If you mean the DirectCU II, the cards for the 7xxx series would run cooler, had the design not been horribly flawed like every other triple slot card Asus has tried to do.
    Well if that's so do you think I should wait until they fix the problem or just buy Kepler 680?
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  20. Post #100
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    Well if that's so do you think I should wait until they fix the problem or just buy Kepler 680?
    Holy crap did you even read the link? They can't fix the problem, it's a hardware fault with the cooler being too heavy for the support and pulling away from the PCB.

  21. Post #101
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    Holy crap did you even read the link? They can't fix the problem, it's a hardware fault with the cooler being too heavy for the support and pulling away from the PCB.
    I read the report and somewhere in it it said that "don't buy this card until they fix it"

    so I assumed that it was fixable.

  22. Post #102
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    They didn't fix it with the 5000 series. They didn't fix it with the 6000 series. I really doubt they'll fix it with the 7000 series.

  23. Post #103
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    They didn't fix it with the 5000 series. They didn't fix it with the 6000 series. I really doubt they'll fix it with the 7000 series.
    Okay. I guess it's back to 680 even though you could roast a marsh-mellow over four of them running simultaneously.







    actually; what about this version of the 7970? http://youtu.be/_UIOVDbPvvY From what I get at it's supposed to be a cool running-card.

  24. Post #104
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    The 680 runs cooler than the 7970. Can you make any decent argument towards you actually needing four-way SLI?
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  25. Post #105
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    Okay. I guess it's back to 680 even though you could roast a marsh-mellow over four of them running simultaneously.
    Oh my god why am I having to repeat myself. You can't do 4 way SLI with the 680, it can only do 3 way.

  26. Post #106
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    Oh my god why am I having to repeat myself.
    Deep down you know why, but you still have hope that the posts you've made already aren't in vain.
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  27. Post #107
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    If really want a Ivy Bridge, you can get on of the Z77 boards. Also, the Ivy Chips are coming out this month.

  28. Post #108
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    Oh my god why am I having to repeat myself. You can't do 4 way SLI with the 680, it can only do 3 way.
    lulululul I got it, I just continue forgetting.

    Anyway, I think your right. I read somewhere that games need to be coded to make use of quad/triple sli/crossfire/quadfire/triplefire so some games might not use the 3/4th cards and you wont see any performance boost.

    I guess I can get 2-way SLI or Crossfire

    And according to my friends and other youtube leet grafix reviewers this version of the 7970 runs cooler than the 680 (http://youtu.be/_UIOVDbPvvY)
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  29. Post #109
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    Just in general interest:

    How old are you and how can you afford spending that much on pc hardware to impress your friend?

  30. Post #110
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    Just in general interest:

    How old are you and how can you afford spending that much on pc hardware to impress your friend?


    I'm 24 and I have enough money to buy it cus o dat bank interest mone

    not as cool as saying Youtube money but still cool.

    bank interest moneeeeeeeeeee
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  31. Post #111

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    Bullshit.
    Interest is at 0.5%.
    If you had saved since you were 18, you have had $166,666.66 in the bank

  32. Post #112
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jv5X...eature=related

    This guy spent 5400 on his PC. See, this is something he wants do, as a job, a career. It's overkill, but that's what he wants to do. He's even started a little company from the sounds of it. However, if this a hobby for you, then I would split that in half.

  33. Post #113
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    January 2010
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    Bullshit.
    Interest is at 0.5%.
    If you had saved since you were 18, you have had $166,666.66 in the bank
    I didn't say it was my only source

    also

    maybe even though im 24 i still might.. pick up the sign.. flip it around ... for 8 bucks an hour..

    HOW BOUT THAT

    Edited:

    and why does this matter

    its going to derail the thread and no one is going to help me more

    Edited:

    and i was emancipated at age 14 because my dad was one of those "cops are gonna get me one day son, be prepared(and it never happened)" kinds of dad and he emancipated me and poot money in the bank and stuff.

    now no more