Originally Posted by ThickGlasses
I posted this on the Linus tech forums and I'd like a bit more input.
I'm getting all the components for my new computer in 2-3 days but I couldn't afford a GPU at a the time, my cousin graciously offered to lend me a (horribly) OC'd to hell EVGA GTX 560 (we are talking white spots, crashing, the lot). Anyway, should I wait for the next series of GPU's to come out or take advantage a mail-in rebate that Newegg Canada has- an R9 280X at the price of a 270. The only problem is I'd have to sell some stuff because I dislocated my ankle and knee and broke my foot on the other leg 2 days ago and yard work/babysitting are the only things I can do to make money, as I'm not 16 yet (Believe me, I'd take a call center to get rid of the 560- it sounds like it's going to explode when it runs games).
That GPU is spent, you can barely use it most likely
I have yet to hear of any conclusive news on next gen cards. It is up to you.
The GPU sounds like it can barely run, why keep using it. Not to mention, he is lending it. You don't want to be the guy that fries or ends up breaking a lent item even if the owner knew it had problems. There are always going to be 'those' situations.
Originally Posted by kh600rr
Wow , Far Cry looks amazing ... I hope my 680m can do it some justice...
Yeah, it looks amazing
Originally Posted by rawrster
bowei006, I'm curious but do you work in the computer industry or just an hobbyist? You seem to know a lot about computer gear in general.
Knowing good sites and sources to use
Are 90% of the battle.
Seriously, half the stuff you guys ask here can be found or calculated or compared on through Google.
I don't read up on industry news, and general enthusiast opinions of crap as much as Haiburi does. Nekomimi's take up too much time to read about that.
But of course, I do still follow along. However I go into it with a business mindset of how stuff works.
Originally Posted by HybridCore
Hobbyist (he's only in college right now).
If you spend enough time with a hobby like computers and do your research, it sort of becomes common knowledge-ish.
Common but ain't nobody got time to uber buy stuff.
Originally Posted by darkswan
Right, of course
Yes, new the cooler might not be the best choice, but my friend hardly used it and he only wants $10
AMD FX-6300 $115
Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS $55
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 $10 (Off a friend)
Mushkin Silverline 8GB DDR3-1600 $85
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM $60
Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB $150 + $10 Rebate = $140
Silverstone PS08B $50
Antec VP450 $40
Acer Monitor V226HQL Abmd Monitor $110
What do you want the AMD for?
IT just is that if you don't also do video editing and photo editing or CAD, that the FX 6300's do lag behind the i3 Haswell's in performance for most things
However, AMD motherboards are generally cheaper at the same approximate tier/quality.
There is often RAM 8GB going on sale from reputable company's for $55-$65.
2TB HDD's with good feedback go on sale for $60 often.
The 270x goes on sale for that price often. Looking at the specs, it would seem that the 270 was just an underclocked 7870 but reviewers noted that it was actually a 7850 with added units (shaders I believe) and raised to have specs similar to an 7870 base. The 7850 and 7870 are VERY different cards. The small number change was actually a large difference. At release, the 7870 was about 50+% more expensive than the 7850 at over $100+. It was a large split that AMD did at the time.
Get the 270x. The specs were so similar that I figured the 270 and 270x were all based off 7870 but sources say otherwise. If you can get a 7870 GHz for $120 or less, go that route, otherwise jsut stick with the 270/x's
Originally Posted by NamelessPFG
I decided to monitor my temps again, and my 4770K...it's now idling closer to 38-40c, 79c under LinX 0.6.5 load, and ambient's around 25c. All on a custom water-cooling loop with a 360mm rad and at stock M6H clocks (3.9 GHz because it defaults to constant Turbo Boost speed).
What gives? I know ambients are much higher in the summer, but something really doesn't seem right about this. As it stands, I'm gonna get thermally walled again trying to push past 4.4 GHz!
Perhaps I should just delid the bloody thing already and set up a bare-die mount directly to the waterblock. Maybe even take the waterblock apart and make sure there's no gunk in the microchannels. I just can't believe people on OCN get away with the temps they do on less capable closed-loop coolers unless they're not stressing AVX2 with HT on, have really low ambients with the A/C on, and/or delidded.
Those seem a bit high... ?
How is your thermal gel? Did you apply it right and or correctly?