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      02-20-2017, 10:01 PM   #45
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      02-21-2017, 09:14 PM   #46
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CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.33 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1402.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Ordered 1070 and 6700k used, and just pulled the trigger on the rest a moment ago (NewEgg). Thoughts?
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      02-22-2017, 09:19 AM   #47
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CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($133.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.33 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1402.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Ordered 1070 and 6700k used, and just pulled the trigger on the rest a moment ago (NewEgg). Thoughts?
For that price its definitely a decent build. You should have no problems running 60+ FPS on ultra settings. I saw MSI was having a sale on there godlike mobo's for a little bit more. The Samsung 950 pro ssd's are on sale now since the 960's came out as well. My 950 pro is night and day diff from the 850 evo.
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      02-22-2017, 09:48 AM   #48
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      02-22-2017, 09:53 AM   #49
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I'm trying to figure out if I should upgrade next my monitor or video card. I know I need both but I'm trying to figure out what would yield more returns by itself.

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So my thoughts are either upgrading to a 1070 card or grabbing either an Acer Predator XB271HU 27" monitor (27" 2560x1440 @ 4ms w/ 144hz) or the Asus equivalent. Which do you guys think would make more of an immediate difference?
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      02-22-2017, 10:26 AM   #50
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I'm trying to figure out if I should upgrade next my monitor or video card. I know I need both but I'm trying to figure out what would yield more returns by itself.

Current System:
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HP w2558 monitor (25.3" 1920x1200 @ 3MS w/ up to 85hz)

So my thoughts are either upgrading to a 1070 card or grabbing either an Acer Predator XB271HU 27" monitor (27" 2560x1440 @ 4ms w/ 144hz) or the Asus equivalent. Which do you guys think would make more of an immediate difference?
Do both but get it with the 1080. The Predator is bad ass. I have it paired with my 1080 it blows everything I throw at it out of the water. You won't regret the investment
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      02-22-2017, 10:35 AM   #51
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Do both but get it with the 1080. The Predator is bad ass. I have it paired with my 1080 it blows everything I throw at it out of the water. You won't regret the investment
Yeah unfortunately we are trying to have a baby right now so I gotta choose one or the other. I think Ill probably go with the Monitor and wait to see the next gen cards and the new AMD stuff. I keep monitors a long time so the high price bothers me less. This HP is over 9 years old and still works perfect.
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      02-22-2017, 11:29 AM   #52
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      02-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #53
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      02-22-2017, 12:22 PM   #54
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For that price its definitely a decent build. You should have no problems running 60+ FPS on ultra settings. I saw MSI was having a sale on there godlike mobo's for a little bit more. The Samsung 950 pro ssd's are on sale now since the 960's came out as well. My 950 pro is night and day diff from the 850 evo.
This is my first build, so I'm not too familiar with the differences between mobos. I just read a bunch of reviews, and observed that most similar builds on pcpartpicker were using the z170 krait, so I went with that. I've also never had an SSD, so I'm sure the 850 will be a step up from traditional HDs.

Also just ordered an Asus ROG PG278Q monitor (2560x1440, 144Hz, 1ms). G-Sync sounds like a dream (bar the price premium - wtf?), so I'm looking forward to trying that out.

TL;DR: Huge step up from Y50 laptop and 2012 iMac
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      02-22-2017, 12:34 PM   #55
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This is my first build, so I'm not too familiar with the differences between mobos. I just read a bunch of reviews, and observed that most similar builds on pcpartpicker were using the z170 krait, so I went with that. I've also never had an SSD, so I'm sure the 850 will be a step up from traditional HDs.

Also just ordered an Asus ROG PG278Q monitor (2560x1440, 144Hz, 1ms). G-Sync sounds like a dream (bar the price premium - wtf?), so I'm looking forward to trying that out.

TL;DR: Huge step up from Y50 laptop and 2012 iMac
Nice Monitor. Im between that and the Acer Predator as I said earlier. Please give your impressions once you get it!
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      02-22-2017, 12:52 PM   #56
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      02-22-2017, 07:16 PM   #57
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Nice Monitor. Im between that and the Acer Predator as I said earlier. Please give your impressions once you get it!
Will do!
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      02-26-2017, 02:43 AM   #58
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Nice Monitor. Im between that and the Acer Predator as I said earlier. Please give your impressions once you get it!
I am in love with this monitor. As someone who has never experienced 144hz or played a game at 1440p, this is insane. In fact, the refresh rate was making me a bit woozy at first. I've only logged about an hour of gaming on it so far, but it blew me away. Played Overwatch w/ maxed settings, 144hz and hit (see below).

Edit: Uninstalled Nvidia GeForce Experience program - now getting 120-150 FPS.
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I am in love with this monitor. As someone who has never experienced 144hz or played a game at 1440p, this is insane. In fact, the refresh rate was making me a bit woozy at first. I've only logged about an hour of gaming on it so far, but it blew me away. Played Overwatch w/ maxed settings, 144hz and hit 80-120 FPS (uncapped). Usually remained closer to 80.
Awesome. I think I am going to end up grabbing the Acer Predator XB271HU. Same specs as that Asus but Costco currently has it on sale for $599 (normally $750) plus I get that Costco warranty free. Super surprised to see it there yesterday. Just couldn't buy it in front of the wife hahaha.
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How do you like the k70? Starting to hate my black widow.
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How do you like the k70? Starting to hate my black widow.
Not the same but I picked up a Logitech G810 keyboard last year and I love it.
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