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~1000 dollar gaming build with no OS/HD/Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse?

#11DerPancakePosted 10/11/2013 6:38:55 PM
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NFw2

Another option for $999.


Getting a 770 over the r9 280x is a stupid decison, even for the most zealous of fanboys.


Oh really? I would like to see a 280x get a score like this in FireStrike:

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/969991
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#12DiehardFFv2Posted 10/11/2013 6:45:00 PM
DerPancake posted...
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1NFw2

Another option for $999.


Getting a 770 over the r9 280x is a stupid decison, even for the most zealous of fanboys.


Oh really? I would like to see a 280x get a score like this in FireStrike:

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/969991


That's cute. Now if only there weren't a plethora of benchmarks in real world gaming scenarios that show them practically even apart from the $100+ price difference.
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#13NicodimusPosted 10/11/2013 7:21:08 PM
Not everyone likes ATI cards/drivers. I was giving the TC another option that was different than the first build offered to him, and below the $1000 budget he asked for. There is no harm in that. Something you may not have considered is that my build is better for 1440p gaming, since it has more VRAM. If he chooses to upgrade his monitor down the road, he'll be in good shape.

If you think I am an nvidia zealot, you are wrong. I regularly use both brands in my builds, and have had equally good experiences with both companies in the past personally.
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#14DiehardFFv2Posted 10/11/2013 7:29:29 PM
4GB of VRAM vs 3GB isn't worth the extra $140.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/768?vs=829

Granted this is using the 7970 GHz Edition, but that's the same thing as an r9 280x. It also doesn't specify the amount of VRAM on either card, but it still serves nicely as a basic comparison between the two cards.
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#15NicodimusPosted 10/11/2013 7:39:20 PM
DiehardFFv2 posted...
4GB of VRAM vs 3GB isn't worth the extra $140.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/768?vs=829

Granted this is using the 7970 GHz Edition, but that's the same thing as an r9 280x. It also doesn't specify the amount of VRAM on either card, but it still serves nicely as a basic comparison between the two cards.


Maybe the TC wants to stay under $1000. Maybe he likes Nvidia better. Maybe he doesn't want to go with a brand new card with no track record. Maybe he wants to SLI, which is currently working more smoothly than Crossfire is. Maybe he wants to play the games where the nvidia card gets a higher frame rate. I don't know what he feels about these things, all I'm doing is presenting a second viable option. I don't know why you're trying to crap all over it.
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#16DiehardFFv2Posted 10/11/2013 7:46:59 PM
No one is crapping all over your idea, so don't take it so personally. But let me get this straight, you say TC wants to stay under budget so you propose a more expensive part with near identical performance? Also, the r9 280x is no more a new part than the 770 is. They're both basically rebadges of each companies top offerings from the previous generation.
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#17NicodimusPosted 10/11/2013 7:52:01 PM
DiehardFFv2 posted...
No one is crapping all over your idea, so don't take it so personally. But let me get this straight, you say TC wants to stay under budget so you propose a more expensive part with near identical performance? Also, the r9 280x is no more a new part than the 770 is. They're both basically rebadges of each companies top offerings from the previous generation.


-I'm not taking it personally, I just don't understand why you can't just allow me to post it in peace. Maybe you wouldn't buy it, but someone else would.

-I am under budget. The other build is not. The price of the card is irrelevant, it's the price of the build.

-The 770 has been out for a few months. If there were any major defects or recalls, we would know by now. the 280x came out THIS WEEK. It has no track record.
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#18TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 10/11/2013 7:57:31 PM
Nicodimus posted...
-I am under budget. The other build is not. The price of the card is irrelevant, it's the price of the build.


$1000 is not the budget. TC stated so twice. $1000 is just an approximation. Going $60 over that isn't going to break the bank. I think it's worth it for the superior case, cooler, and CPU. Also, I color-coordinated it because I'm a little OCD.

But ultimately it's whatever TC wants. I see pros and cons to both options.
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#19DerPancakePosted 10/11/2013 8:03:37 PM
TheC0ndemnedOne posted...
Nicodimus posted...
-I am under budget. The other build is not. The price of the card is irrelevant, it's the price of the build.


$1000 is not the budget. TC stated so twice. $1000 is just an approximation. Going $60 over that isn't going to break the bank. I think it's worth it for the superior case, cooler, and CPU. Also, I color-coordinated it because I'm a little OCD.

But ultimately it's whatever TC wants. I see pros and cons to both options.


Well it goes over 150 dollars, if you count the taxes and the mail rebates (since he still has to pay for them).
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#20KarnRX78Posted 10/11/2013 8:27:16 PM
Got to agree with Nico, he was just posting an alternative for TC. This is about giving TC options for around $1000, both builds I've seen have been around $1000, one under the other slightly over.
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