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Old 12-03-2016, 08:01 PM   #51
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

I planned on upgrading to skylake as well, but my rig runs fine now for all my needs. My next upgrade will target running a VR system. I recently had the opportunity to try an HTC Vive, and that **** is the ****! But I'll wait until prizes are more reasonable, and until more VR applications and games are available; I'm thinking maybe a year?
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:28 PM   #52
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

I've got a Skylake, wouldn't really bother upgrading to it if you've got a decent Haswell going on

I'm running a an i7-6700k into a Gigabyte board with wifi and some decent 256GB SSD w/ 16GB RAM. No gaming, runs a couple QHD displays. Mostly use for my home office & home recording studio. Obviously kills it for those purposes.

What you might consider instead of upgrading the CPU and all of that, is overspending a bit on one of the hot new cards like the 1080. That should last you a good while and run your VR within your current system.
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:42 AM   #53
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

Rig updates, new case on the way and just installed the following:
i7 kaby lake 7700k
Asus Maximus IX hero
Evga ddr4 16gb 3200

Rgb lighting looks great already and can sync with rgb fans that are coming with the corsair case. Kaby lake overclocked conservatively to 4.8ghz and stable. Gonna see what the price is on 1080ti vs titan xp in march and will hope there is a turn key waterblock version.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:53 PM   #54
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

Not sure if OP is around anymore but just installed 1080ti that arrived this morning and 4k is much smoother. Plans are to install ekwb blocks this summer with green dye
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:56 PM   #55
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

Nice, I doubt that I will go 4k any time soon though. My eyes aren't that good, so I feel that would be wasted on me. As I mentioned, the next rig will be designed to run VR.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:35 PM   #56
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

I don't know what the price difference is on 4k monitors but I know even with my crappy eyes, the sharper the monitor the better I can read stuff on it.
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Old 04-09-2017, 07:18 AM   #57
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

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I don't know what the price difference is on 4k monitors...
The price of the monitor is not the only thing, for what I do with my computer I also need a good graphics card, and if you want to have quality 3D graphics in 4k it has to be top notch atm; I'm not sure my 980 would be up to it with high settings.

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...but I know even with my crappy eyes, the sharper the monitor the better I can read stuff on it.
That's true, but there's gotta be a cut-off, right? At some point, your eyes are bound not to be able to capitalize on a higher resolution. I sit about 1 meter from my 1080p 27", and I can't even remotely notice the pixels. Maybe I would get a bit more quality with WQHD, but I seriously doubt that going beyond that makes sense for me.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:27 AM   #58
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Re: New PC Build – going Haswell!

I've been out of Windows land for a long time so I haven't had to price graphics cards, my guess is 4k is going to be standard soon and all cards will support it, but that doesn't help now. You're right there is a cutoff where you won't really notice more pixels I just haven't seen it among my Apple retina display laptop and 5k iMac. All I'm saying is don't discount it without taking a look at what one looks like.
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