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Windows 7: Additional Custom Build Upgrades Help

09 Sep 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Oh ya, definitley


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11 Sep 2015   #12
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

If it doesn't come with an adapter I'd have to get one, the only one that I have is used with my mom's computer. I would maybe spend the money on two 970s or 980s, but I don't have two slots. But I'd probably spend enough to grab a single 980. I wouldn't necessarily do this next thing as I'd be pissed if I ended up damaging it, but would you recommend overclocking my CPU with standard fan cooling, even just up 1/10 of a GHz? (3.5 > 3.6) That wouldn't help much in my games as far as my tests go, as I've tried Skyrim in Low and Ultra and the CPU usage was barely different w/o an overclock. (This was on a Core 2 Duo with a 256MB V-Card, if that can be compared to this new machine) Or would performance differ?
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13 Sep 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
OC'ing a cpu using a GT 610 is insane
OC the card but ultimately the little card has to go to get anything relevant as far as improvements
The cpu is not the real problem besides being a AMD that is
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13 Sep 2015   #14
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I realize that Intel CPUs have better performance (right?) but I saw that the AMDs were significantly cheaper (PCPartPicker anyway) so I picked one of those up. I wasn't doing much research when I picked the card (totally forgot about memory types like GDDR5 at the time) so when I tested it, I was disappointed but wasn't kicking myself for it. I realize I made a mistake on the card... But it got me started, soooooo yeah... But tbh I haven't had any issues of high CPU usage, even while playing games.
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13 Sep 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep gpu's are a mystery
All state the fastest blah.......

CPU is personal preference but yes Intel rules and so does NVidia but they will set you back a tad bit
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13 Sep 2015   #16
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I prefer NVIDIA to any of the Radeons, or whatever the other company calls them now, but I had always been told that if you want a powerful CPU, you don't get an Intel. I didn't choose my CPU based on that, as I was just looking for at least a hex core with 3+GHz that was preferably less than 100. (And this one was it at 95 xD) I personally have no problems with either. Is the GTX 980 Ti still on the table? Because even though OCing my current card would probably provide some benefit, it probably wouldn't matter much since it's a DDR3 memory type.
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14 Sep 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea 980ti is on the table if you want it there
Your psu though is boarder line actually 100w lower than the minimum which is 600w
EVGA - Product Specs - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+

This one a 500w should be okay
EVGA - Product Specs - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0
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16 Sep 2015   #18
MrMii Win 7

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

I'd probably just upgrade to at least a 750w, did find a 850w for like ten more, so I'll be browsing through them yet. If 980 prices don't drop, I'm going with a 970.
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16 Sep 2015   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Who`s brand ?

Post a link.
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16 Sep 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

EVGA's site rarely drops prices first I've noticed
Newegg/ Amazon drop prices first so just sign up for email alerts for sells events and you should get something as a based reduction purchases

You can also get alerts on specific products and add them to your wish list
I usually just bookmark a product and check on it everyday
I waited quite a while for my ASUS 980 20th anniversary gold to drop from 750.us to 618.us and snatched it up

Also got a EVGA 980 hybrid for 599.99 2-3 months before EVGA finally dropped the prices
Both I bought from Newegg
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