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Old 15th November 2017, 10:24 PM
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So how are you going with looking for a video card?
Going to have to wait until the new year for budgetary reason, but the GTX 960 copes pretty well with everything I've thrown at it so far - so I'll see what my options are when I've got the funds
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Old 9th December 2017, 02:43 PM
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I know nobody here is bawler enough to buy it but for the low low price of $3000 USD you can buy the most powerful graphics card ever. The Nvidia Titan V. It's 9 X as powerful as the Titan Xp at GPU compute, but we don't know how much better it is in gaming. Anyone with this in their system has more dollars than sense.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/titan/t...-tnvptlh-29190
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Old 9th December 2017, 03:06 PM
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I know nobody here is bawler enough to buy it but for the low low price of $3000 USD you can buy the most powerful graphics card ever. The Nvidia Titan V. It's 9 X as powerful as the Titan Xp at GPU compute, but we don't know how much better it is in gaming. Anyone with this in their system has more dollars than sense.

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/titan/t...-tnvptlh-29190
Wow. That is a crazy amount of money just for a graphics card.
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Old 15th January 2018, 06:00 PM
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I'm starting to put together a plan for a new system.

I haven't done a whole lot of research yet but thanks to the PC parts picker website, I've thrown together a basic plan for a build.

I'm looking for something that will boot fast (hence the M.2 SSD)
something that will play games happily
do some CAD work
Process my gopro footage when I eventually get to it
partner with a network storage solution as a backup and central hub for the home with regards to media storage.
stay fast in applications for an extended period so my Mrs complains about it less.
I still buy CD's and would like to play Blu-rays so an optical drive is a thing.
For the moment I'm happy with the mouse, monitor and keyboard on the existing build.

My current machine was built in 2009 and has lasted well but the HDD's are filling up and it's getting flakey.


I'm not asking for an in depth analysis but does anyone see any glaring problems, a little feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 15th January 2018, 09:01 PM
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One glaring issue, no power supply. Add at least a 700w PSU to your build. Corsair is a very common high quality PSU brand.

I use this one

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/...-cp-9020137-na
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Old 16th January 2018, 10:32 AM
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One glaring issue, no power supply. Add at least a 700w PSU to your build. Corsair is a very common high quality PSU brand.

I use this one

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/...-cp-9020137-na
HAHA, That's embarrassing, I picked one but put it in the inventory instead of the parts list.

trying again.
I think I've picked a different Video Card as well, the one in yesterdays list was not intended, not sure how it got in. For some reason the system power required seems a lot lower than yesterday (probably a bit to do with the card, I'm guessing something hasn't filtered properly. I know that it's good to have at least a 20% overhead on available power but at the moment a 750W unit looks a little high.

I might look at trimming some fat, it's currently more expensive than any rig I've ever built/bought and the price doesn't include a screen or peripherals.

At this stage I think it's alright though. fairly long lived hopefully.
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Old 16th January 2018, 04:23 PM
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That looks better and since you have gone with a GTX 1070 instead of the 1080 Ti you had listed yesterday your power requirements are greatly reduced so if you want to save a couple of bucks you could step down to a 650w PSU. Though a higher wattage PSU than you need never hurts.

One thing I should note. If you need the parts right away then by all means order now. But if you can wait 2 to 4 months Nvidia Volta (or a derivative of it) will be available to people that don't want to spend $3000 on a scientific video card.

That will have the effect of the second hand market will get flooded with 10 series cards like the one I'll be selling, so possible cheap video card there. Or you can get a shiny new next gen Nvidia video card.

Unlike going from one CPU generation to the next where you don't get a missive uplift from going to the new generation (Bulldozer to Ryzen is the exception to the rule) GPUs (Nvidia in particular) can get you a huge boost in performance over the previous gen.

That said if you need the parts now then don't sweat waiting for Volta.

One last thing. On many high end builds like yours you can save up to about three hundred dollars by buying the expensive stuff from amazon.com over buying locally. #AustraliaTax
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Old 17th January 2018, 09:22 AM
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very interesting thanks.

I'm probably better off putting it together sooner rather than later, I'm not sure how long our existing machine has before it craps out properly.

Amazon is a good tip, especially at the moment with the dollar climbing a few cents. I don't know why that never occurred to me.

I'm going to look into this Volta anyway, just out of curiosity.

thanks again so much for your help and thoughts.
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