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Around a month ago I build myself a Skylake build, first in 4 years and was debating either to wait for Pascal or grab GTX 970 now. Ended up picking up G1 GTX 970, love it and happy that I chose to go for it now. Granted I play mostly CSGO/H1Z1/Rust but I'm very happy that I didn't choose to wait 3-4 months if I can game as good now.

There is a point. If the games you mostly play can be handled by a GTX970/980 there's no doubt to get one now and be happy like you did. But, spending like 700~800 dollars in a 980Ti (in May, for example) and Pascal being released in a month or two its not a so good idea. I'm still thinking in what to do hahah biggrin.gif
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There is a point. If the games you mostly play can be handled by a GTX970/980 there's no doubt to get one now and be happy like you did. But, spending like 700~800 dollars in a 980Ti and Pascal being released in a month or two its not a so good idea. I'm still thinking in what to do hahah biggrin.gif

I agree completely. I decided to grab 970 because it can run games I play very very well. Granted the fact that I didn't have weekend plans on friday kind of pushed me over the edge to get it at that point tongue.gif
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Who said that Pascal is going to be released in June/July ?

Is that information confirmed?
    
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My biggest piece of advice to someone who is hesitant to buy something is to wait. You'll never regret waiting to buy something but you sure as heck might regret buying something very early. Everything will be cheaper if you wait a little. If you're not sure whether or not to buy something, then the best solution is to wait it out and see. That goes doubly with computers because computer parts depreciate so quickly.
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My biggest piece of advice to someone who is hesitant to buy something is to wait. You'll never regret waiting to buy something but you sure as heck might regret buying something very early. Everything will be cheaper if you wait a little. If you're not sure whether or not to buy something, then the best solution is to wait it out and see. That goes doubly with computers because computer parts depreciate so quickly.



This ^^^^^^


Yes the arguement can always be made that there is something to wait for, but theres no chance I would not wait for Pascal so late in the Maxwell cycle, also that said if I had no GPU whatsoever then I would of course buy one now. It would be a 2nd hand 9xx that I could easily sell on for minimal loss when the pascal release comes.

Heck, Ive just order a rift that apparently needs a 970 min, and I still am going to wait.
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Who said that Pascal is going to be released in June/July ?

Is that information confirmed?

I spoke with a tech-savvy person at school today and he said nVidia normally release their cards in the summer, which is what everyone else is talking about.

If that's true, I'm not even going to buy a graphics card. I will wait for the card to be released.
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I spoke with a tech-savvy person at school today and he said nVidia normally release their cards in the summer, which is what everyone else is talking about.

If that's true, I'm not even going to buy a graphics card. I will wait for the card to be released.
I decided i'm gonna get a 970 for now to last me a year or so instead of getting a 980ti. This way I have more money now and I have a good graphics card but then in a year I will be able to sell my 970 cheaper or just put it in another PC and then already have all the pascals to choose from and already having reviews for them and benchmarks and will know which one to get!
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I decided i'm gonna get a 970 for now to last me a year or so instead of getting a 980ti. This way I have more money now and I have a good graphics card but then in a year I will be able to sell my 970 cheaper or just put it in another PC and then already have all the pascals to choose from and already having reviews for them and benchmarks and will know which one to get!

Good plan. I would possibly do this myself I were not on sli 770s. They are great apart from the vram.

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different folks, different strokes.

I don't have a lot of time to play games...and I also have a massive backlog.

So downtime on GPU to play games for months is no biggie to me...may be it is to you. In that case, you may not have the patience.

Just ask 7970 owners who bought their cards near launch how they're doing...4-5 years and their cards are very much relevant...because they timed it very well. Timing is everything esp when we're on the cusp of many new tech (1.5x die shrink...stacked memory)

buying a 28nm hardware in 2016 just doesn't make sense to me...it's five years old...the longest ever for GPUs if I'm not mistake. You can say it's proven...i say it should've been EOL last year. I can see 970 values drop more than 60% within months of GP104 or whatever mid-sized Pascal cards are when they ship....refer to 275 values when 470 was out.

For the OP since not building unril July...I'd say keep waiting for more news until then....a lot can happen in GPU market in the next 6 months.
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I've sold my GTX 980 and just ordered Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming. Got a very good price for 980 at this time point.

My advice to all people that maybe have GTX 980 is to upgrade to Ti version NOW if they have the money, you can still get a very good price for your GTX 980 (depending of the model of course), add some cash and there you go! You can be calm and wait for Q1 2017 when all those Pascal Ti's gonna pop up.

My advice to all people that don't have a system or a GPU right now is to WAIT and get an entry level Pascal, there is no point for them to buy all new GPU a couple of months before release is it's not an upgrade from GTX 980.

The tricky part is that we don't know for sure when that magic Pascal is going to land and that is the worst. My source from China, who is doing some business directly with Nvidia Corporation, TSMC and some other companies told me that he heard that Pascal is going to land late August/mid September and Ti's or whatever will they call them most probably in Q1 of 2017. But that's all rumors!!!!
    
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