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Old 10-06-2014, 08:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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lol no thanx ,, i don't wanna spend more $ .. imma get these things u told me, and i'll C about the GTX 970 man, hope best buy will get em
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i was looking on the GTX 970 on NewEGG and it's kinda worrying me, there are some negative feedback about it .. also another thing, my screen is 1366X768 / will that make a difference if i go with the GTX 780 ?
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Newegg reviews consist of nothing but idiots. The idiots drown out the other people that have anything intellectual or positive to say. Which one are you looking at?

No, that resolution will just be CPU bound. Lucky for you, you'll get the best performance since you're going with the i5. Idk I'd use some of that 1000 to buy a decent 1080p monitor.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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there are 2 on NewEGG ..

this one:

ZOTAC ZT-90101-10P GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready G-SYNC Support Video Card - Newegg.com

and this one:

EVGA 04G-P4-2974-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB Video Card - Newegg.com

u mean i won't get good graphics on the 1366X768 ? i didn't know what CPU bound meant ?
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Yea, the eVGA has 2 2 egg reviews. One guy just bashing for whatever reason and the other complaining about coil whine. Coil whine guy could simply return the card and get another one if that was the case. 970s in general are solid cards though. The Zotac, I personally don't prefer them but seems those guys with 1 eggs got DOA which is also rather normal and easily fixed by an RMA.

720p isn't all that great for PC gaming. On lower resolutions a game will be "CPU bound" because the processor has to process data faster since there is less of a load on the GPU giving it more frames. Nothing the i5 can't handle.
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Can u recommended a monitor on best buy? Not a very expensive one?!
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-h6-series-23-ips-led-hd-monitor/4751006.p?id=1219103673253&skuId=4751006&st=catego ryid$pcmcat200900050014&cp=1&lp=1
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-21-5-led-hd-monitor/5818083.p?id=1219159698849&skuId=5818083&st=catego ryid$pcmcat200900050014&cp=1&lp=3

Take your pick.
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:40 AM   #18 (permalink)
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quick questions sir .. can I buy this one :

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-co...d=abcat0507010

and put it on the 1st mother board u gave me ?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-h81...lerId=15329835

or do u recommend getting a another mother board if get this processor ?
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You can put it on that motherboard.
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how's the more expensive one better thou ? or what would I need it for ?
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