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08-30-2015, 05:23 AM
#16479 (1)
Hey, Lewders! 

I know for a fact that some of you are great when it comes to PC building and tech. I was wondering if you could offer suggestions on buying a new video card.

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I currently have a machine that was built for a media hub only, but its slowly becoming my main PC.  Anyway, the video card I have right now is utter shit and its only even in my machine because the motherboard's on board video didn't want to work with Linux.  Here's a screen cap of my "Windows Experience."

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It makes me cry.... help me out here... I get crazy screen artifacts, and I can't even launch Photoshop 100% of the time.

Cost isn't too much of an issue, but I want one that meets the system specs for the upcoming Oculus Rift
I currently have 8 GM of RAM and an Intel Processor.

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08-30-2015, 05:49 AM
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iirc adobe likes nvidia so that's a start

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08-30-2015, 07:06 AM
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Nvidia gforce gtx 970 is a good card for its price.

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08-30-2015, 07:34 AM
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>>16481
> Nvidia gforce gtx 970 is a good card for its price.

you're the second person to reccomend that and it even fits with @Desu's suggetion so......

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08-30-2015, 12:25 PM (This post was last modified: 08-30-2015, 12:26 PM by losi.)
#16497 (5)
Many rendering applications like to use Nvidia's CUDA cores. The GTX 970 is a fantastic card for the price. But for raw performance, the R9 390 (same price) will beat the 970. Feel free to PM me all your questions if you want any help. I build pc's.

I can help you pick what board partner you'll like. EVGA, Zotac, MSI, Powercolor, Gigabyte, etc.

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08-30-2015, 12:37 PM
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Before you get into graphics cards, what processor do you have? Knowing the rest of your specs would help in making sure that the gpu you do eventually get will not be bottlenecked.

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08-30-2015, 12:43 PM
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(08-30-2015, 12:37 PM)Rii Wrote: Before you get into graphics cards, what processor do you have? Knowing the rest of your specs would help in making sure that the gpu you do eventually get will not be bottlenecked.

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Check his score. It's a 7.3 I'm betting it's like an i5 or so. Plenty of juice.

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08-30-2015, 02:02 PM
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If you're on a budget and don't demand games to be maxed out at 1440p+, then you should take a look at the new Nvidia 950 for $160 which just game out a few days ago.

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nvm if price isn't an issue then go for the 970 then lol.

Unless OP has a celeron then bottlenecking shouldn't be much of an issue.

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08-30-2015, 07:20 PM
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@losi @Rii I'm actually using an i3! I will have to upgrade becasue Oculus reccomends i5 or better, but I have been pleasantly surpirsed with the performance with the i3 thus far. Also, the second I consider replaceing the motherbooard, I will immediately find myself building an entirely new computer (this one is only 3 - 4 months old!)
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08-30-2015, 07:49 PM
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(08-30-2015, 07:20 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote: @losi @Rii I'm actually using an i3! I will have to upgrade becasue Oculus reccomends i5 or better, but I have been pleasantly surpirsed with the performance with the i3 thus far.  Also, the second I consider replaceing the motherbooard, I will immediately find myself building an entirely new computer (this one is only 3 - 4 months old!)

What mobo do you have? Can it support an i5? Gimme the part number and I can figure out the chipset and stuff for ya.

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08-30-2015, 07:57 PM
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https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download
It wuld be nice if you ran speccy and screenshotted your specs, please and thanks.

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08-30-2015, 08:00 PM
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(08-30-2015, 07:49 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 07:20 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote: @losi @Rii I'm actually using an i3! I will have to upgrade becasue Oculus reccomends i5 or better, but I have been pleasantly surpirsed with the performance with the i3 thus far.  Also, the second I consider replaceing the motherbooard, I will immediately find myself building an entirely new computer (this one is only 3 - 4 months old!)

What mobo do you have? Can it support an i5? Gimme the part number and I can figure out the chipset and stuff for ya.

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08-30-2015, 08:11 PM (This post was last modified: 08-30-2015, 08:11 PM by losi.)
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(08-30-2015, 08:00 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 07:49 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 07:20 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote: @losi @Rii I'm actually using an i3! I will have to upgrade becasue Oculus reccomends i5 or better, but I have been pleasantly surpirsed with the performance with the i3 thus far.  Also, the second I consider replaceing the motherbooard, I will immediately find myself building an entirely new computer (this one is only 3 - 4 months old!)

What mobo do you have? Can it support an i5? Gimme the part number and I can figure out the chipset and stuff for ya.

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Z97 Mark 2 Sabertooth

Oh shit. You got a z97? Sweet! You're set then dude. Z97 is the newest chipset for Haswell cpus. You can easily swap your i3 for an i5 or an i7. I'd recommend upgrading to an i5 4690k. It's around ~230$ and it's a great overclocker. The z97 chipset is perfect for OC'ing.

But for now, feel free to stick with your i3. It's fine for games, but not very good for rendering and such.

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08-30-2015, 08:17 PM
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(08-30-2015, 07:57 PM)Rii Wrote: https://www.piriform.com/speccy/download
It wuld be nice if you ran speccy and screenshotted your specs, please and thanks.

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sorry for all the delays... im doing this in between calls, I'm at work
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08-30-2015, 08:23 PM
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(08-30-2015, 08:11 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:00 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 07:49 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 07:20 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote: @losi @Rii I'm actually using an i3! I will have to upgrade becasue Oculus reccomends i5 or better, but I have been pleasantly surpirsed with the performance with the i3 thus far.  Also, the second I consider replaceing the motherbooard, I will immediately find myself building an entirely new computer (this one is only 3 - 4 months old!)

What mobo do you have? Can it support an i5? Gimme the part number and I can figure out the chipset and stuff for ya.

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Oh shit. You got a z97? Sweet! You're set then dude. Z97 is the newest chipset for Haswell cpus. You can easily swap your i3 for an i5 or an i7. I'd recommend upgrading to an i5 4690k. It's around ~230$ and it's a great overclocker. The z97 chipset is perfect for OC'ing.

But for now, feel free to stick with your i3. It's fine for games, but not very good for rendering and such.

I have a money spending fetish.  I get tingly when people tell me to buy stuff.

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08-30-2015, 08:36 PM (This post was last modified: 08-30-2015, 08:37 PM by losi.)
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(08-30-2015, 08:23 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:11 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:00 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 07:49 PM)losi Wrote: What mobo do you have? Can it support an i5? Gimme the part number and I can figure out the chipset and stuff for ya.

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Z97 Mark 2 Sabertooth

Oh shit. You got a z97? Sweet! You're set then dude. Z97 is the newest chipset for Haswell cpus. You can easily swap your i3 for an i5 or an i7. I'd recommend upgrading to an i5 4690k. It's around ~230$ and it's a great overclocker. The z97 chipset is perfect for OC'ing.

But for now, feel free to stick with your i3. It's fine for games, but not very good for rendering and such.

I have a money spending fetish.  I get tingly when people tell me to buy stuff.

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You're cute. <3 The oculus is gonna be some major fun.

Oh btw. What power supply do you have?

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08-30-2015, 08:52 PM
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(08-30-2015, 08:36 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:23 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:11 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:00 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote: ASUS
Z97 Mark 2 Sabertooth

Oh shit. You got a z97? Sweet! You're set then dude. Z97 is the newest chipset for Haswell cpus. You can easily swap your i3 for an i5 or an i7. I'd recommend upgrading to an i5 4690k. It's around ~230$ and it's a great overclocker. The z97 chipset is perfect for OC'ing.

But for now, feel free to stick with your i3. It's fine for games, but not very good for rendering and such.

I have a money spending fetish.  I get tingly when people tell me to buy stuff.

[Image: 687474703a2f2f63646e2e616e696d6568657261...322e6a7067]

You're cute. <3 The oculus is gonna be some major fun.

Oh btw. What power supply do you have?
I don't know... and I dont know the wattage. I wanna say that I was told it would be fine for whatever I put in it, but I got no clue.  I have to check again to see if I can get the wattage form looking at the PSU itself.
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08-30-2015, 09:04 PM (This post was last modified: 08-30-2015, 09:09 PM by mayunaise.)
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(08-30-2015, 08:52 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:36 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:23 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:11 PM)losi Wrote: Oh shit. You got a z97? Sweet! You're set then dude. Z97 is the newest chipset for Haswell cpus. You can easily swap your i3 for an i5 or an i7. I'd recommend upgrading to an i5 4690k. It's around ~230$ and it's a great overclocker. The z97 chipset is perfect for OC'ing.

But for now, feel free to stick with your i3. It's fine for games, but not very good for rendering and such.

I have a money spending fetish.  I get tingly when people tell me to buy stuff.

[Image: 687474703a2f2f63646e2e616e696d6568657261...322e6a7067]

You're cute. <3 The oculus is gonna be some major fun.

Oh btw. What power supply do you have?
I don't know... and I dont know the wattage. I wanna say that I was told it would be fine for whatever I put in it, but I got no clue.  I have to check again to see if I can get the wattage form looking at the PSU itself.

You should be able to, or just run the product number in google and see what you get.
If its about 450-500W+ you should be good for the upgrade.
You might wanna consider upgrading to an i5 4670k or an i7, as the i3 will reach its limit much nearer than the 970, and will bottleneck it. 
So those are my two cents.

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08-30-2015, 09:10 PM
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(08-30-2015, 09:04 PM)Rii Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:52 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:36 PM)losi Wrote:
(08-30-2015, 08:23 PM)suicid3Panda Wrote: I have a money spending fetish.  I get tingly when people tell me to buy stuff.

[Image: 687474703a2f2f63646e2e616e696d6568657261...322e6a7067]

You're cute. <3 The oculus is gonna be some major fun.

Oh btw. What power supply do you have?
I don't know... and I dont know the wattage. I wanna say that I was told it would be fine for whatever I put in it, but I got no clue.  I have to check again to see if I can get the wattage form looking at the PSU itself.

You should be able to, or just run the product number in google and see what you get.
If its about 450-500W+ you should be good for the upgrade.
You might wanna consider upgrading to an i5 4670k or an i7, as the i3 will reach its limit much nearer than the 970, and will bottleneck it. 
So those are my two cents.

two cents received

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08-30-2015, 09:18 PM
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>>16527
>
> You're cute. <3 The oculus is gonna be some major fun.
>
> Oh btw. What power supply do you have?
>
> I don't know... and I dont know the wattage. I wanna say that I was told it would
> be fine for whatever I put in it, but I got no clue. I have to check again to see
> if I can get the wattage form looking at the PSU itself.
>
>
> You should be able to, or just run the product number in google and see what you
> get.
> If its about 450-500W+ you should be good for the upgrade.
> You might wanna consider upgrading to an i5 4670k or an i7, as the i3 will reach
> its limit much nearer than the 970, and will bottleneck it.
> So those are my two cents.
>
>
> two cents received
>
> https://38.media.tumblr.com/45f9ce9617eb...o1_500.gif
>
> thanks!

That's a hella lot of two cents. I'd like some pls <w<

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08-31-2015, 01:13 PM
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https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/powering-the-rift/

Following that, if you want the 'recommended' rift experience you'll want to upgrade to an i5 and grab the 970 while you're at it.

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08-31-2015, 01:42 PM
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(08-31-2015, 01:13 PM)cortz Wrote: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/powering-the-rift/

Following that, if you want the 'recommended' rift experience you'll want to upgrade to an i5 and grab the 970 while you're at it.

He bought a 970 last night.

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08-31-2015, 03:19 PM
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I have a ATI Radeon 5450 HD 1gb card and it works nice for Photoshop/vegas... It also works for my quad boot system having Windows 10, Windows 7 (for game recording requires 32bit win 7), Ubuntu 14.04LTS and OS X Snow Leopard.

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08-31-2015, 03:40 PM
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>>16497
> Many rendering applications like to use Nvidia's CUDA cores. The GTX 970 is a fantastic
> card for the price. But for raw performance, the R9 390 (same price) will beat the
> 970. Feel free to PM me all your questions if you want any help. I build pc's.
>
> I can help you pick what board partner you'll like. EVGA, Zotac, MSI, Powercolor,
> Gigabyte, etc.

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08-31-2015, 03:44 PM
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Yeah AMD really fucked up with the 390X/390 this time around.

Teardown's reveal it's actually the exact same as the 290X, and all the 'performance' came in the form of drivers which people found out by forcing a 390X driver onto the 290X and it turned out to be exactly like the 390X.

Even funnier is that the 290X is a copy of the even older Radeon 7970 core (which is like 3-4 years old now)

And so they're somehow expecting people will buy a $400 card that's basically using 4 year old tech.

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Also didn't know OP already bought the 970, right on with that then.

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