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Dim

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  1. You still around or have you left? Feels bad seeing all these old accounts not having visited for 2 years.

    1. Lauris Roze

      Lauris Roze

      feels like it, and ive seen him almost the first guy that posted in general discustions

  2. Do you still browse the forum, ever?

    1. Dim

      Dim

      Yeah, I'm just usually not logged in and am often extremely busy with work :(

  3. Dim

    Hello Forum,

     

    I have been inactive for 6+ months; if you've messaged me in that time I have to assume your issue has been resolved by now.

     

    If I can see the issue is clearly not resolved, I will respond to make sure, however it is probably best if you send me a new message as of 2017 so I know you still need help with something.

     

    - Dim

  4. lol didnt know there was a mod named Dim, looks like you're not active much now tho xD 

  5. Get an SSD. You can fit it in your budget. Let's break this down a little. The case is fine. The CPU and cooling are fine too. GPU is fine, generally with hard drives you can move up to 2TB without too much expenditure, but if you don't have many storage needs it's fine. The motherboard could be a bit cheaper, it's probably going to cost you a significant amount. It doesn't hurt much to get a motherboard that fits only your requirements (rather than one with a bunch of features you don't necessarily need). The power supply is a little overkill for what you're going to be runn
  6. "I don't want Windows 7 Professional, I want the Ultimate version because it's faster" Do these people even read breakdown charts?
  7. In Australia you're looking at nearly $1000 for a 980 Ti - it's not worth. I got the second 680 for $250 AUD which is ~$195 USD; where I live that's insanely cheap
  8. Tested Skyrim. It did not run better at all with SLI -- micro stuttering was noticeable and frame rate was within margin of error. No improvement through SLI (running with ~105 mods). Tested GTA V. Huge improvement with SLI, in the neighbourhood of 55% improvement. Minimal stuttering. Overall, scaled extremely well with the second card. Everything was set to Very High with MSAA off and Anisotropic Filtering at x16. Advanced Graphics were not chosen. Edit: SLI minimum should read 32.0 - the graph length does reflect that, though. 970 comparisons to come!
  9. Second GTX 680 4GB FTW+ arrived in mail today; testing fps tonight and tomorrow for the 970.
  10. This. When I was in high school (waaaay back in year 7, 2007), I got into the system we used for monitoring assessment pieces and gave myself admin rights. I told our IT staff when I did, so the IT head bought me lunch. If you put yourself in the shoes of the school, really all you did is go somewhere on their network you weren't meant to. If you'd told the IT staff of the flaws in their system, I'm sure they would have appreciated it... Instead, you made the staff have to work out who got access, how they did it, and how widespread the problem was. Edit: in the case of the above comme
  11. I stand corrected -- I know the 770 is the refresh model with faster memory, but wasn't too sure on the 960. I agree -- they're great in theory, but I want to know real world performance so I'm doing my own hands-on comparison
  12. Yeah, I'm pretty sure the 680, 770 and 960 all have the same chipset, so I think it will be as well (it should). The main comparison I'm making is the 970 to 2x680s moreso than the 980 (purely because I don't have one) -- I think they should perform similarly in most games, some will obviously perform much worse with SLI and some might perform better, but I'll be testing that logic anyway. Gonna go with Skyrim (100+ mods), GTA V, FarCry 4, and probably a couple others like Tomb Raider (SLI should win out with that one). I'm more interested in the direct real-world performance figures than
  13. You do if you want to utilize the total 4GB. If you run dual 680s, one is a 4GB and one is a 2GB, you will only be utilizing 2GB of total memory since the memory used is mirrored on the cards. Since I play at 2560x1440, I do need more than 2GB.
  14. Hey guys, I know this topic has been absolutely done to death, but I've found a lot of SLI posts that are focused on the 2GB version of the 680, so I made a new one. I currently have a GTX 680 4GB FTW+ (was the top card when I bought it a couple years ago), and I now have the opportunity to get a second one of the same card for under $250. Currently my card performs nicely, but it does get outshone fairly easily by the current generation of top tier cards. So, I'm hopefully going to grab this second 680 4GB and crunch some numbers, do some benchmarks, etc. which I will be posting here
  15. EVGA GTX 680 4GB FTW+. Not actually the rarest of course, but damn I want to SLI my current card for better fps in GTA V and these things just don't seem to exist anywhere!
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