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  • cidbahamut
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    what are you getting that's pushing it over 2k? That seems a bit much unless you're buying a fresh OS.

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  • Malacite
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    Yeah my current rig all told (after taxes) is closing in on 2~2.2k which is really pushing it for me, future proofing or not.

    I dunno, I can hold off on it for a while still - see what I get around boxing day maybe but December is a long ways off - but at least for now I have my capture card ^_^


    Plus I might be getting a PS4, I got all kinds of other expenses coming up as well that I really can't skimp out on so yeah... looking for work sucks.

    - - - Updated - - -

    And now a whole new can of worms has been opened and idk what I'm doing anymore :/


    http://news.softpedia.com/news/AMD-s-Steamroller-To-Be-Faster-than-Intel-Haswell-289980.shtml

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  • DakAttack
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    Sounds like broscience. Choose the card you want.

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  • Malacite
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    OK so I need some help here.

    I just got my Avermedia Live Gamer Portable, as it was on sale and today was the last day but I got a new quote with updated parts and my rig is considerably more expensive now, but I feel it's gonna be worth it in the long run (for what I plan to do with it).


    The guy said nViida cards are better for streaming, but that ATI is better for video editing/rendering and that I should go with a Sapphire 7950. I was really leaning on either the GTX 770, or a 670 when they go on clearance but .... well, I want to be sure I'm getting the right card for my purposes - gaming, streaming, and making youtube videos.

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  • Malacite
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    Yeah it's June.

    The GTX 770 should also be out now as well, I wanna see how it stacks up vs the 780 - and perhaps more importantly how much it costs.


    EDIT: Intel Haswell Makes Its Debut: Core i7-4770K Review - TechSpot


    Really, REALLY glad I held off a bit more on my new PC - the new Haswell i-7's cost the same as what I would have paid for the 3700-series I had marked, which means i would have gotten hosed. Seems only the i5 and i7 models are out, the new i3's are later this year.


    EDIT: AnandTech | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review: The $400 Fight

    Double WIN! The 770 is priced at the same range as the 670, which has been the best card on the market for power-per-dollar. so, do I spring or 770, or nab a cheap 670 now...
    Last edited by Malacite; 06-03-2013, 07:38 AM.

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  • DakAttack
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    Originally posted by Mezlo View Post
    Have you checked to make sure it's plugged in?
    This guy.

    Haswell is out, by the way.

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  • Mezlo
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    Originally posted by Yygdrasil View Post
    OK. This is really starting to piss me off.

    I have 2 monitors... and as some of you from D&D know, After the most recent update to the AMD drivers for Catalyst Control Center, my second monitor is no longer recognized by the graphics card. Any ideas? If I roll back the driver for the card, suddenly everything works fine. If I update again, restart the PC and try to ask CCC to detect it, it's not there.

    I use Viewsonic Monitors for my displays and both monitors are currently hooked up using VGA cables.
    Have you checked to make sure it's plugged in?

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  • Malacite
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    rollback and hope for a fix to come in the near future.

    be grateful you CAN rollback though... that's one thing I absolutely hate about nVidia lately, their drivers are installed in such a way that you can't roll them back without removing them entirely first >_<

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  • Yygdrasil
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    OK. This is really starting to piss me off.

    I have 2 monitors... and as some of you from D&D know, After the most recent update to the AMD drivers for Catalyst Control Center, my second monitor is no longer recognized by the graphics card. Any ideas? If I roll back the driver for the card, suddenly everything works fine. If I update again, restart the PC and try to ask CCC to detect it, it's not there.

    I use Viewsonic Monitors for my displays and both monitors are currently hooked up using VGA cables.

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  • Jarre
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    Can't you put a piece of U shaped trunking down the centre and paint it to match the wall?

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  • Mezlo
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    Originally posted by DakAttack View Post
    I wish I had any amount of talent with cable management. I couldn't make them look good to save my life.
    I am 100% in the same boat. So much so, that this weekend the wife and I had a discussion, and her main point was that in our next house, she wants to have: the tv mounted, the side speakers, and no wires showing, LOL... I said ok... But that is NOT what we have now. It looks so bad (to her) I guess that she felt like she had to point it out that in our next house, it won't be like that...

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  • DakAttack
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    Originally posted by Yygdrasil View Post
    I am addicted to organizing and hiding wires.
    I wish I had any amount of talent with cable management. I couldn't make them look good to save my life.

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  • Firewind
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    That is one nice thing about being able to go into a store in person. You can haggle with one of the managers.

    The markup on a lot of items is bloody ridiculous so nine times out of ten they pretend to go into the back, then come out with a slightly lower price so you can pretend you "won".

    That said best conversation I ever had trying to get the price down for something at a store was when buying a laptop at university:

    Store Assistant: Okay so with the money knocked off that will be [price (I honestly forgot what the price was because I didn't buy, see below)]. Can I interest you in an extended warranty?
    Me: Given that I can claim on insurance and it has a twelve month manufacturer's warranty? No.
    Assistant: Oh this won't last any longer than twelve months
    Me: See you *leaves the store*

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  • Jarre
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    I have yet to bargin with Novatech I always knock them down a bit on price considering I'll be buying as a business though still have to pay vat. If I buy laptiop and monitor together might be able to get 50 quid off the cost.

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  • Firewind
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    Yeah, Overclockers are based in Stoke-on-Trent, which makes me more biased towards them since I get to support a local company and I can simply pop in to the store when I want to order things and pick them up myself. Still despite that Novatech's prices are making me seriously consider them for my next computer.

    The Novatech Black NTA12

    I really wish I could afford PC upgrades right now because that build would really suit my needs very well. That and Overclockers would want about £200 more for a PC of the same specifications. Sure the RAM would want upgrading to something faster but RAM is cheap and easy to replace so it is a minor thing.

    Amazon are really good for monitors too. It's worth checking out the sellers on there.

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