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I feel like checking the forums every morning is a good routine, especially since I am sleeping all the time when I wake up... I miss getting out of bed being full energetic :(.

Anyway I was wondering, I have tested the 1080 vs the 1080ti, and yes there is a big gap, but I like to drop down things to high settings all the time, and was wondering if anyone has felt the real need for a 1080 ti? I would be certainly happy with a 1070 or 1080 for gaming just fine.
Happy New Year's Everyone, here is to an awesome 2017!
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  • exturkconnerexturkconner Posts: 391
    As someone who's never experienced a card even as fast as a 1070 I am fine with working with what I have. 
    I am realistic in my settings expectations and am ok with it. I grew up as a console guy so for me something like a mid tier modern card is fine. I am currently attempting to take advantage of the mining boom to try and sell my 480. To maybe put in a pre-order and upgrade to the vega 56 without having to spend more than most of the complete systems I've built in the past but that would be the first low-high end card I've owned. I have a friend with a 390x so I've played games with better performance than the 1060, and 480's I've owned but a very small sample size.

    I do have to admit to having on occasion thought about the nature of what you reviewers do. Especially you where you are a budget minded builder. Is it hard sometimes to build these price to performance machines and not be turned off? I mean I love the budget minded price to performance stuff. It's all I can realistically afford anyhow but as someone who gets these review units in and who works with the highest of the high end what must that be like to then build a 300 dollar machine? Having that frame of reference as to what the best of the best looks like is it hard to take a step back and go with lower end stuff? At this point could you be happy sporting the system you built for the 3 pc contest? Or would that just be too little computer for you to even be able to feel like you could make due with now? I wonder if I'd be able to go back after getting a high end pc, or even just high end component, to a just being middle of the road one. 

    I think I could. I am after all a very pragmatic sort. I tend to think of things in a very practical way. And I'll always see the value in the middle of the road. Will also always see the value in the used. I think I'll always be ok with not having the best of the best as long as my machine can keep up and not leave me completely broke. I'm the sort of guy who'd never buy a new car because buying last years model used is just a way smarter use of money.

    So to answer the question if I've ever felt the need to own the 1080ti I guess I would have to go the other direction. I pretty strongly feel the need to not own that card. I'd rather have a step down and be able to upgrade every single other aspect of the pc than to put all my funds into one part. 
  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    edited August 11
    Agreed to some extent but maxing out graphics on a game and seeing how it's supposed to be played is thrilling. I definitely fall under the graphics over gameplay category on certain titles. I have yet to own a gpu  strong enough to max out recent titles like gta 5 or watch dogs 2.  So yes I have felt the need but more because I haven't experienced the cards in between. Maybe a 1070 or 1080 would fufill my want. Would love to play stardew valley at 10,000 fps.
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  • I have a decent pc that i bought in December 2015.  It had a gtx 970.  I was going to upgrade to a threadripper with gtx 1080ti (possibly 2x in sli), but instead, i have been going in a different direction lately, which is how i found your channel.  I have been buying used servers off ebay lately to just start playing around with them.  So far, i have purchased a dell poweredge r710 with 2x 5650's in which i installed windows server 2016 and i just purchased server #2 - an ibm x3650 m3 running dual x5660's.  I am looking on putting on pfsense and suricata to run ids/ips for my group of servers.  I am currently looking at server #3.  I am looking at either buying a cheap sandybridge x2 or possibly buying a barebones shell with nothing other than motherboard and just going hog wild on ebay buying all the parts.

    So I just bought a gtx 980ti ($340 usd on ebay plus $10 shipping) and that should work fine on my 1080p tv that i use it with.

    Just joined your patreon as a donor.  I am also thinking about a direct donate of a much larger amount to help out with all the new 1366 mobo's you just got. from Japan  Forget x5650's.  Lets say we try for x5690's !!!!.  Let me know what you need to fill those out with cpu's and heatsinks.


  • If you can get me a mailing address, would love to send over my now unused evga grx 970 
  • Sir_iceeiceSir_iceeice Posts: 146
    I have a GTX 1070, but I am going to be downgrading back to my GTX 960. I am playing at 1080p and a GTX 1070 is overkill, since I am mostly playing Overwatch. I might pick up the new COD, but I going to wait for the review since I will never per-order a game ever, even if it was half-life 3.
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  • BryanBryan Posts: 257
    Yeah selling the 1070 now is a really good choice with its power to sols ratio being very high for miners, can definitely get a 960 cheap as they are not in demand at all.
    Happy New Year's Everyone, here is to an awesome 2017!
  • BryanBryan Posts: 257
    Hey Jeffrey, thanks for the contributions, really appreciate it.  With Threadripper I have to still test it, though what apps are you using? If you are not taking advantage of those 16 cores and 32 threads then I highly advise against it, especially with gaming graphics cards in SLI, I would imagine you would want to play games? If so (as much as I don't like to do it) I would recommend the 7900x over the thread ripper counter part if you are doing what I am doing (that's gaming/workstation hybrid....) but even then I am using the 1800x at the moment and I have had no real need to upgrade to the 7900x which is just sitting here at the moment, might sell it to raise funds for the channel, though I could imagine myself needing it in the future for benchmarks.

    Though speaking of x58, I wanted to go back in time and make my main rig x58 and see if I can do everything that I can do on Ryzen with the 9 year old platform, sneaking suspicion I would be ok IF i can overclock it high enough (4.4ghz on the x5675).
    Happy New Year's Everyone, here is to an awesome 2017!
  • Sir_iceeiceSir_iceeice Posts: 146
    Bryan said:
    Yeah selling the 1070 now is a really good choice with its power to sols ratio being very high for miners, can definitely get a 960 cheap as they are not in demand at all.
    I going to be selling it to my cousin for $300 it was gong to be $350 put I lower it since $50 was what I would give him for his birthday.
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  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    Seems like a low price for a 1070
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  • BryanBryan Posts: 257
    Yeah very low at the current market rate, they are selling easily used for $400 plus at the moment, they get restocked and sold out instantly lol... Though yeah $300 is being nice to your cousin, good stuff.
    Happy New Year's Everyone, here is to an awesome 2017!
  • leafflatleafflat Posts: 628
    That's still pretty cheap. In Canada there going for about 500
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  • exturkconnerexturkconner Posts: 391
    Yeah 300 is a nice gift. You still see 580's in 8gb and 1060's in 6gb version sell at that price with the way things are now.
  • Im a "FPS over Graphics" kind of guy but also still love good graphics, but i also have a 144hz 1080p monitor and while my 970 was getting me by just great, i came up on a deal on a EVGA 980ti SC+ for $250 that i just had to jump on. Overclocked, its on par if not faster than even other OC'd 1070s and its VERY tough for my PC to maintain 120fps @ 120hz (where i set the monitor) on a multitude of games i play. The 980ti makes that alot more attainable. I never ever run Ultra settings on anything though. Im always high to very high, so i try to find a good balance. But man do i ever love the smoothness and clarity of high fps/high refresh rate gaming. 

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  • Tech_0neTech_0ne Posts: 291
    edited August 16
    I'm happy with my Asus 980ti matrix, beast of a card, but damn id love the 1080ti but the price is just too high. I love maxing out games and seeing the subtle differences. I'm thinking of selling one of the 970's I have in sli in my secondary rig to have a bit of extra spending money on my trip to Japan in 5 weeks (suuuper excited!) might see what deals there are in akihabara on gpus and get the 1080ti there if it's cheaper. Also gonna pick up a new mobo and maybe a ryzen r5. 

    Like the layout of the new forum and happy that Bryan is going to be more active :)

    oh Bryan look out for a picture of me with a Tech YES City T- Shirt on at the top of the Tokyo syktree ;p


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  • BryanBryan Posts: 257
    Hell yeah, I will wait for the pick brother :p.  Looking forward to what deals you can pick up! There are some decent places there, my favourite was that one tsukumo, they have decent prices on some of their gear.
    Happy New Year's Everyone, here is to an awesome 2017!
  • Tech_0neTech_0ne Posts: 291
    Top of my list is an am4 Itx board for the NFC S4 mini case I just got.  interested to see what you think of that asrock b350 Itx mobo you showed in your last vid and if the x370 version is worth the extra cash. 
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