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Precisely, and I agree re: the PSU too, though budgets being what they are I thought I'd try and minimize where possible.
I broke the budget by $70 ... but it's a ridiculously well spent $70, and excluding the Windows 10 copy you said you could provide. Like .... waaaaaaaaaayyyyyy better than anything else posted, especially for video editing. CUDA cores obviously have an impact on rendering times, but video editing is about far more than that. The GTX960 is well poised to deliver reasonable performance, but the amount of RAM and speed, as well as CPU strength is also highly important across...
This ^^^ Get the Skylake or a used Haswell. Today, I would rather buy a locked i5 6500 than an unlocked i5 2500k. New tech, stable, lower power draw, modern motherboard features, and similar or better performance than an overclocked 2500k apparently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frNjT5R5XI4
Nope - your Titan's should be more than enough horsepower to begin with, but will also likely retain a higher resale value for their productivity performance. Double compute FPU or whatever it is. Keep it/them, and look to the future. Pascal is coming ...
People who just spout and parrot that VR is going to flop because Virtual Boy and 90s movies are uneducated, period. The investing market forces behind VR already prove its validity. The tech advancements mean that this run for the technology should be considered the first real one ever. Its actually viable on a consumer level AND has the realism potential required to be properly engaging. It wont replace regular screen gaming, at least initially, but it will carve out a...
Don't get the standard gtx980 over a gtx970 unless it's only 10-15% more expensive at most. Frequently the gtx980 is about 30%+ more expensive than a gtx970 and there is no way in hell that's worth it. Which system depends ultimately on your screen resolution and overall budget. If it were me, I would build my own powerhouse rig ready for Pascal or Arctic Islands, with a gtx970/r9-390 as a place holder until the new GPU's come out, mostly because the gtx970/r9-390 can be...
Ah, i knew there was a possibility i was mistaken on that. Thanks for the correction.So Broadwell-E will get the 10 core and be compatible with LGA2011v3 and Skylake E is on a new socket then. Broadwell wasnt the best overclocker, was it? Will that affect the Broadwell E performance? I wonder if it would be better for the OP to go straight for the 5960x if so?And Skylake E will have 6 channel memory? Wow!Thanks again
The monitor is going to be a massive upgrade for you, no doubt. Still, for only $60 more, I would have gone for the 29" model from Best Buy. Regardless the new resolution and screen ratio plus being a lovely IPS screen will be a game changer for you coming from your old monitor. Money well spent mate. For the record, the 25" ultrawide has the same height as a 20" 16:9 monitor whilst the 29" has the same height as a 23.5", unless I'm mistaken. Right. You're going to need...
I can't comment on the Xeon's because I'm unfamiliar with the latest models. The i7 5960x is obviously the best out there for the consumer models, with 8 cores and 16 threads. Skylake-E is going to have a 10 core 20 thread flagship unless I'm mistaken. And I believe it's still going to be 2011 v3 compatible too. For the price, I think you would be better getting a 5820k rig with all the RAM and storage etc you need. It's a hell of a lot of power for a cheap price in...
And if you need more evidence for why you shouldn't bother upgrading your platform and CPU right now, then look no further than this article. Assuming gaming, there's just not enough to be gained. Sure, games like Fallout 4 and GTA V are starting to show minor improvements on newer CPU's, finally, but 2nd generation or newer Intel Core i5's are still by and large more than enough for any single GPU gaming rig. http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1158
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