Originally Posted by inedenimadam Yeah, it may be silly to some, but so is putting a turbo in a car that you drive to work in, under that logic at least.
5% is not an insignificant number. Adding up all the small gains from going with the absolute best in all aspects of a build adds up pretty quickly, and makes for an experience that becomes superior to a build that was based on best bang/buck.
There is nothing wrong with wanting the absolute best, just
because it is the absolute best.
That... that comment has no correlation but okay~
Originally Posted by mbreslin
No offense but (going by your sig rigs) you only think this because of your resolution. I assure you one "super high end card" can not do "whatever I want" at bigger resolutions.
1080p and 1600p are different animals.
I assure you I've been at this well long enough to know that one of these cards is plenty for 1600p. 4k gaming is brand new, yes, but 1600p gaming is not. This isn't like the older days when you had to have three of the top end cards to MAYBE max out the most graphically intense games out on the market. One GTX Titan will easily handle 1600p.
Not to go off on a huge debate here, but 1600p is one of those resolutions where FXAA or MSAA isn't even required anymore, so turning it on only causes your gameplay experience to suffer. If you can run it, I say, 'congrats, you spent X amount of cash MORE than me to get the same performance as I do with it off...just to say you did.' That, to me, is silly. I used to do that too. My top machine, back when, was an SLI 470 rig that I could do whatever I wanted on.
The point I was trying to make was that these CPUs aren't that problematic when it comes to the PCI-E lanes. Oh noes... you can't get dual x16 PCI-E slots with the baseline 6-core super CPU... Not a big deal? If you're gonna drop the cash to buy dual GTX 780 Ti GPUs then you're probably not gonna buy the baseline 6-core super CPU. The NORMAL users, like me, won't notice the implied performance hit everyone is complaining about if we decided to use something like... say... GTX 770s or something that's NOT based on the big GK110 GPU die.