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  1. Okay, I manned up, found an extra 100€ and decided to get a 1070. Now I have to wait a few days for delivery... very curious to see what DAYZ SA looks like on very high settings... What I decided on: MSI Z270 SLI PLUS - MoBo Intel Core i7 7700K - 4.2-4.5 GHz - CPU Corsair Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - RAM 2x8 MSI GeForce GTX 1070 ARMOR 8G OC - GPU
  2. Thanks for the tip but a used GPU seems risky to me. They may have been used for mining and been working at 100% for months, maybe with good cooling, maybe not. Even if not, you know nothing about its past and most likely won't have warranty. Also, it's kinda hard to decide because everybody has their personal point of view. For now my reasoning is I will get a reasonably priced card (but still good) which I expect to upgrade in about 3 to 4 years. I think a 1070 won't last me that much longer and if it does it will probably have cost me about as much per year as the 1060 and the 1060 will be good enough for 1920x1080 gaming. For now, since I am on a budget I choose to buy a fast CPU because I expect to not have to upgrade it in 3-4 years. Of course an i7 and 1080 or 1070 would be best but I can't afford it right now.
  3. Yeah, when I look in the specs of the MoBo I see: 2400 MHz, 2133 MHz, 2800 MHz (O.C.), 2600 MHz (O.C.), 3000 MHz (O.C.), 3200 MHz (O.C.), 3600 MHz (O.C.), 3800 MHz (O.C.), does this suggests that speeds higher than 2400 will only be achieved when I overclock the RAM in the BIOS? I don't plan on overclocking for at least the first years so I guess I could simply buy RAM at 2400 mHz? BTW thanks again for the help Hase! Much appreciated!
  4. Yeah of course I could get faster RAM but it all comes at a price...trying to stay in budget here. I expect the videocard to be replaced in 3-4 years, hoping the cpu will still be powerful enough by that time. I can always upgrade RAM at that moment. I will take another look around to see what faster RAM would cost me.
  5. @HaseDesTodes this is the hardware list I think I will buy, what do you think? BTW, if I am correct I should be able to re-use my CoolerMaster Hyper TX 3 (2009) cpu cooler, it seems to also fit the 1151 socket. (currently on a 1156 socket) List below comes to just over 1000 € RAM 16 GB: 2 x 8 GB - DIMM 288-PIN - 3000 MHz / PC4-24000 - CL15 - 1.35 V - niet-gebufferd - niet-ECC 135,76 € MOBO MSI Z270 SLI PLUS 147,09 € CPU Intel® Core i7-7700K, 4,2 GHz (4,5 GHz Turbo Boost) socket 1151 processor(FC-LGA4, "Kaby Lake-S", Unlocked, WoF) 349 € GPU GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6G, Grafische kaart(DVI, HDMI, 3x DisplayPort) 374 €
  6. Still doubting about the videocard / CPU combination. I can either get a 1070 and i5 or 1060 and i7, I think I will go for the last option.
  7. Prizes and availability of video cards are pretty much fucked up at the moment due to cryptocurrency mining...
  8. That's a nice temperature range but 52 degrees max like mine is well below limits and I don't think it really makes a difference for the longevity of the cpu. Mine has been running fine for 7 years now, often running at max performance. But I am good at keeping the fan and heatsink clean and every 2 years or so I give it new thermal paste. I also do this with my GPU / videocard. I think liquid cooling is the right choice when you start overclocking (a lot) or when you have a case that has trouble getting rid of the hot air, I have a high airflow case and I don't (or rarely) overclock. I may consider it in the future when I have some extra funds but for now I am not going to spend money on it because I don't think I have a problem to fix that warrants it. BTW how do you get 18 degrees when ambient temps are probably higher? I assume the liquid does not get cooler than room temperature?
  9. I don't think I want water cooling on my CPU. I have used a Hyper TX for a long time and was very pleased with it's cooling ability and noise production, my cpu never went over 52 Celsius. I have no reason to change anything about my cooling, with this case and 200 mm fans the system is quiet, just a low humm. Of course when the game is demanding the fans will spin up but I hardly hear that due to in-game sound. Also, water cooling complicates stuff, increases risk of damage (leaks) and because it still uses fans there's no advantage noise wise. Yeah, seriously looking at 1070, there's just so many variations these days of the chipsets.
  10. Will answer in English for the others :) Thanks! Yeah I know tweakers. The pc I built in 2009 (see signature) was actually mostly a copy of a system they assembled and tested, it's been a great system all this time. But nowadays they don't make and review custom systems as much as they used to which is a pity really. I understood they will publish another around september, not sure I can wait that long ;)
  11. Thanks for the effort @HaseDesTodes ! That is a nice list I can use to start from. I actually have a max of 1000 euro to spend, I thought 1000$ made a nice round figure. My judgement of AMD may well be outdated. It's just that I have always used Intel and was always happy with it while AMD people around me were complaining about performance, heat production and longevity. Like my current i5 750 which has been running since 2009 without a hickup, even overclocked. I just feel Intel is more of a sure bet. Same with NVidia, more developers seem to optimize games for them. But again, maybe this is all no longer true, I would have to do more research.
  12. Well, I don't need to replace the psu, my old one seems good enough for now. The way I figure this: CPU circa 250 - 300 GPU circa 400 MoBo circa 120 Ram circa 180 That would be about 1000 and I figure I can get decent hardware within these ranges.
  13. I have a maximum of 1000$ to spend on components and will assemble them myself. I am aiming for a mid-range to high-end gaming system that will get me through the next 5 years or so. I will re-use my current pc case (Cooler Master HAF 922 and it's fans), my 650 Watt Antec Power supply and DVD player, and SSD/HDD, also mouse, keyboard and monitor will be re-used. I want Intel and NVidia, ATX form factor. (let's not have an AMD/ATI discussion) So what I need to buy for these 1000$ are: CPU (+ better than stock cooler) (at least i5) GPU (at least 6 GB) MoBo (OC capability would be nice but no must) (minimal 4 RAM slots), RAM (16 GB minimum) Any hardware suggestions from experienced builders / gamers?
  14. This issue seems to be fixed finally. I needed the latest driver for my GTX650 before it worked, but it does work for me now. Driver 384.94 date july 24th 2017 and latest Geforce Experience.