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About SteveGrabowski0

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    Xeon master race

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    Xeon E3-1231v3
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    MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
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    2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3-2400
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    EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
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    Phanteks Enthoo Pro
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    500 GB Samsung 850 EVO + 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7200 RPM + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RMP + 1TB WD Black 7200 RPM
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    Antec Neo Eco 620C
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    Logitech G602
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    Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows 8.1

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  1. If they have a year of warranty then a 1070 is a good buy. I'd much rather have a 1070 with a year of warranty than a 1650 Super with three years.
  2. 5700 XT outperforms Vega64 by about 20% at ~75% of the average gaming power consumption in techpowerup's review. And regular 5700 outperforms Vega64 by about 5% at ~55% of the power consumption. There is no reason to buy Vega today unless someone is giving you a fire sale price.
  3. 1070 easily. Though if you're in the US I'd try to squeeze in the $30 extra to get a 1660 Super with a three year warranty since 1070 tend to go for around $200 used. Then again 1660 Super is impossible to find for MSRP right now, so you might end up waiting a few weeks. Here's how the cards stack up at 1080p in Techpowerup's testsuite of games.
  4. Not a bad deal. That's about how much my 200GB microSD I got a year ago for my Switch costs.
  5. Red box Switch consumes less power and I think has a larger battery. The battery life for playing the most intense games on the system (eg Zelda BOTW) goes from around 2.5 hours on the older Switches to around 4.5 hours on the red box Switches if I remember right. Considering there is no discount on the old models there is no reason to buy anything other than the red box Switch (unless you want to hack the system, then you have to buy one of the Switches made in the first year or so of production).
  6. Digital Foundry showed anything above UHS-1 doesn't offer speedup. At least for loads they tested in BOTW.
  7. 1. GTA San Andreas 2. GTA V 3. GTA Vice City Honorable Mention: Uniracers
  8. If you're going to upgrade now, do it to a 3700X and not a 3600. The reason I think it makes sense is the PS5 has already been confirmed (by Mark Cerny at Sony) to use a Ryzen 8C / 16T cpu, so if you buy a 3700X you won't have to worry about ever being thread deficient for AAA games from 2020 through probably 2027. And every AAA game is written for console first and foremost, so you probably wouldn't get a whole lot out of upgrading cpu mid gen in say 4 years. This was my reason for going with a 4C/8T cpu when I did my build in 2014, and with hindsight I think it was the right call since PS4/XB1 games had to be paraellelized across 8 cores. Then again, Ryzen is a strong enough bump to IPC that parallelization across 16 threads for PS5 gen games may not be as critical as parallelization across 8 cores for PS4/XB1 gen games was due to the horrific IPC of the Jaguar cores in those consoles. So maybe 6C/12T will be enough? I'd still go 3700X myself even though you're looking at another $130 to do so.
  9. GTX 1660 Super, though if you can extend that another $40 you can sometimes find RX 5700 blowers for $290.
  10. I'd go PS4 for much better exclusive games. Stuff like God of War, Bloodborne, Persona 5, The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn, Yakuza 0, Spiderman, etc. Plus a lot of these games are on fire sale prices right now.
  11. SSD probably won't speed it up too much, load times are probably killed by the weak ass Jaguar cores in the system (same with XB1).
  12. I think I saw Gamer's Nexus reporting the 2070 is coming back into production since the 5700/XT are selling so well. I don't want to go through their videos to find it though, probably one of the hardware news segments. Only article I can find about it is from wccftech, I know not much of a source. https://wccftech.com/nvidia-resuming-production-of-geforce-rtx-2070-graphics-card/
  13. I thought Nvidia was bringing the 2070 back after how much competition the 5700 and 5700 XT have been bringing them.
  14. GTX 1070 seems to sell used for around $200. For that price I'd be more tempted by the $230 GTX 1660 Super just for the three year warranty, though it's only a 6GB card so tough to tell which ages better: 1660 Super with only 6GB but one generation newer driver optimization or 1070 with 8GB but less driver optimization in new games. I would personally steer clear of AMD cards when you have a weaker cpu until DX11 is dead; at least I am, and I have a very similar cpu to your's, though mine is locked (I'm torn between buying a 1660 Super and 2060 Super, but leaning towards the cheaper card myself).
  15. I wouldn't trust anything out of the Turing gen to last five years and still be decent. Not one year before a new console gen with a new baseline games are going to be programmed towards. And not when Turing is mostly just a big price bump. God I wish there was something like what the GTX 970 was in 2014 in this gen. My lack of faith in this gen's lasting power makes me lean towards going cheap with a 1660 Super and then going bigger when something decent actually comes out, as I'm (sadly) in the market for a gpu now too.