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post #11 of 17
I'd spend the ~$500 cash on Audio or a minifridge or something. It's hard to imagine a 950 slowing down any video card.
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post #12 of 17
I'd just watercool and overclock that current rig instead. Cheaper, and more worthwhile imo.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by pGiPDrop View Post

Yeah, I just got a huge raise at my job and I'm kind of celebrating (i'll admit). But I've also been told that this CPU can bottleneck the 680.. and also that i7s HT can hinder gameplay...

I highly doubt the 950 will bottleneck the 680, especially with a mild overclock.

No Hyper-threading does not hinder gaming at all, it just doesn't provide a benefit as it just sits idle. Where it does help with gaming RELATED tasks is if you want to record or stream your gaming, then you want the Hyper-threading.

Lastly....

Congrats on the fat pay raise! Those are always nice.
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I'd just watercool and overclock that current rig instead. Cheaper, and more worthwhile imo.

Even if he went something as simple as the Corsair H100 for watercooling, would be a big improvement.
    
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post #14 of 17
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Keep the motherboard in the anti-static bag that it came in until you are ready to start installing it. Make sure you wear an anti-static wrist strap when touching the CPU, RAM, or mobo. Good luck with the build and OC.

Those store the charge, not diffuse it.


Also, it's easier to break things, when you're trying to avoid breaking it.
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So I should do it on the kitchen table and touch a door knob or some medal before i begin?
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Have you already bought the new parts?
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