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    If it's just for gaming i don't see a need for the upgrade in processor. IM still running a 3570k and never came close to bottlenecking when it came to gaming. The only bottleneck I get now is mainly from my 4 year old 7990 graphics cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lreyes66 View Post
    If it's just for gaming i don't see a need for the upgrade in processor. IM still running a 3570k and never came close to bottlenecking when it came to gaming. The only bottleneck I get now is mainly from my 4 year old 7990 graphics cards.

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    Ha ok. I think I'll keep the 4770K and get rid of the 4670k and all the unused parts I have. I'll list them here once I move in case someone wants some stuff for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredTech View Post

    Also thinking about going with a small SSD as I will store my games and things on the server.
    I was gonna say you sure you'd have enough bandwidth from the server to your pc to store the games there? But then i saw who i was talking to lmao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesSiR View Post
    I was gonna say you sure you'd have enough bandwidth from the server to your pc to store the games there? But then i saw who i was talking to lmao.



    Right!? That's part of the reason I kinda want to do it. Get a cheap 4U rack, throw a Noctua workstation cooler on it, through a GPU in there and done! Or I could all run it in UnRaid...But I think this would be more fun. Now I gotta figure out how to get my peripherals over to the server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWoriginal View Post
    what GPU are u running right now and what are your resolution/FPS goals?

    it all depends on what your intended uses are.

    i'm no "professional" gamer so i don't feel like i needed a 120-144hz monitor. i also prefer single GPU systems and knew that my 1080 wasn't enough to provide 60+ FPS @ 4K with the settings turned up. i figured a 21:9 ultrawide would be the sweet spot between 1440p and 4k resolution. did my research and went with the 34" Dell U3415W because u can overclock the refresh rate to 80hz.
    Mainly for gaming. Son will be turning 15 so I kind of feel now is a good time to upgrade from my oc'd e8400. I work from home occasionally as well so I'll more than likely need a dual monitor setup. Aside from that, may get into doing side web dev./graphics side work again for extra income. Desk space is limited so I was really eyeballing cube cases, not really sure what's out there right now as far as hardware goes since I've been out of the loop for 5-6 years or so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrench'd View Post
    Mainly for gaming. Son will be turning 15 so I kind of feel now is a good time to upgrade from my oc'd e8400. I work from home occasionally as well so I'll more than likely need a dual monitor setup. Aside from that, may get into doing side web dev./graphics side work again for extra income. Desk space is limited so I was really eyeballing cube cases, not really sure what's out there right now as far as hardware goes since I've been out of the loop for 5-6 years or so.


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    well, the most important question is always going to be: what's your budget +/- peripherals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWoriginal View Post
    well, the most important question is always going to be: what's your budget +/- peripherals?
    Unlimited budget, gaming mouse and kb in addition to the dual monitors would be about it. Maybe some type of webcam for Skype calls and things like that. I like to future proof myself as well meaning getting motherboard a over motherboard b because it has a wifi nic that can do my-mimo, etc. even though not many routers have that capability at the moment.


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    Might just want to get something prebuilt.

    http://computers.woot.com/offers/hp-...cp_cnt_wp_2_11

    http://computers.woot.com/offers/hp-...cp_cnt_wp_2_13

    These are pretty good deals. 32gb ddr4 memory, SSD drive ect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenc View Post
    Might just want to get something prebuilt.

    http://computers.woot.com/offers/hp-...cp_cnt_wp_2_11

    http://computers.woot.com/offers/hp-...cp_cnt_wp_2_13

    These are pretty good deals. 32gb ddr4 memory, SSD drive ect...
    32GB of RAM isn't going to make any difference when it comes to a gaming setup. i, honestly, don't even see the need for 32GB of RAM unless u have 50-100 programs/windows open on your desktop at a time. also, that prebuilt system in the link looks like it has pretty restricted airflow. that's something u have to keep in mind if u care about performance and the longevity of your hardware. throttling due to temps are a real problem. a sudden 5-10+ FPS drop during gaming could make a world of a difference between winning and losing.

    there's not really any reason to go with a 6700/6700k when the 7700k is basically the same price -- especially when we live in Houston and there's a Microcenter here. we can go there to grab the 7700k and a mobo and get their discount off the combo.

    for about under $1500, u can have a much better system for just a little more than that 2nd prebuilt system:

    - 7700k
    - Z720 Mobo
    - M.2 boot drive
    - Nvidia 1080
    - Case
    - 16GB of RAM
    - Accessories

    hell, u can get a CD key for Windows 10 Pro for under $10 bucks off eBay. that's what i did, recently, when i built that budget computer for a friend to use for work.

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    Anyone have updates?

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    No. This summer ill put together a Ryzen rig though. Always been an AMD man, been a while since there was anything exciting from AMD.

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