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Wow. Okay, I'm waiting for this baby. Thanks! 
Yeah, I may upgrade from my R4 if I can get a black one with a window. (Turns out the white R4 isn't my thing, looks like a minifridge)
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Looks like my GTX 650 Ti Boost has finally reached its limit. It ran Watch_Dogs on High no problem. It ran Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at max graphics without breaking a sweat (well, it's Borderlands, so no surprise here), but Far Cry 4? Frame rates drop below 30 on High graphics. Even then, it still looks pretty good on medium. Ah well, looks like I'm going to have to upgrade in a couple years' time. New motherboard, graphics card, maybe an extra HDD...or one of those gorgeous Fractal cases.
Wait for the new Fractal, here's what I think are some pics of it, super sexy if so.

 

That is one hell of a case, I think I might get it to replace my Corsair Carbide 500R.

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That is one hell of a case, I think I might get it to replace my Corsair Carbide 500R.
Yeah, now if I can sell the 760 for ~$200 I'm torn between getting a full sized 970 that can overclock really well and getting the R5 later, or a half slot one and eventually change my build to a mITX.
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Reading Reddit buildapc threads sometimes.

I hate it when people **** up the performance increase. No, a 290 is not 3x faster than a 270x.

And no, don't bring synthetic compute into it when we are talking about gaming.

The average fps difference between the two is about 30fps for the most part. The 290 scales much better obviously. But for the most part, it rarely goes over 50%,increase when playing on the 270x playing field (as in not going to extreme res)
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Reading Reddit buildapc threads sometimes.

I hate it when people **** up the performance increase. No, a 290 is not 3x faster than a 270x.

And no, don't bring synthetic compute into it when we are talking about gaming.

The average fps difference between the two is about 30fps for the most part. The 290 scales much better obviously. But for the most part, it rarely goes over 50%,increase when playing on the 270x playing field (as in not going to extreme res)

 

Maybe they are talking about computing power. There's a method to calculate the computing power of a GPU, the last time I read about it was at the ATi HD4000 generation, and IIRC it was Transistors x Shaders x Clock = Computing power in Flops.

 

For example in my case, a GTX670 has 3540M Transistors, 1344 Shaders and 915 (stock) Clock = 4,353,350,400 and, because the Clock is currently at Mhz level, means the computing power is in MFlops. So it is 4,353,350,400 MFlops, or 4.353 TFlops / 4.3 PFlops.

 

By running SLI, it doesn't mean I have twice as much transistors or clock, just twice as much shaders. So in SLI configuration, it's 3540 * 2688 * 915 = 8.7 PFlops. This equals to twice computing power, but not necessarily twice framerates in gaming.

 

So in essence, when he said 3x faster he could be talking about the computing power, not necessarily the applicable gaming performance. Keep in mind this solution is from 2008 and it may not be relevant to today's technology anymore (I stopped following computer tech in 2009 and have just started picking it up again in 2013).

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They were talking about gaming performance hence my rant. In situations other than that, they almost always talk about gaming performance as well.
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Does anyone have suggestions to what Intel motherboard I should consider for my gaming build?  I'm not sure if I'll be overclocking, I want to get a gtx970, will a cheap motherboard hold back overall performance?

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Does anyone have suggestions to what Intel motherboard I should consider for my gaming build?  I'm not sure if I'll be overclocking, I want to get a gtx970, will a cheap motherboard hold back overall performance?

unless you want a ton of features fancy usb 3.0 ports and "ultra HD sound" with the cute little separated PCB it doesn't matter or if you're trying to OC stuff and need a million Japanese capacitors with huge chipset heat sinks..... I don't think it matters.  

 

My old cheap ASrock mobo that now is used in my family's desktop rig managed to unlock the fourth core in an athlon x3 ii cpu that I bought on ebay for $30 shipped.  

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