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  1. That's some good insight master Scythe. I've seen 1440p and you're right, it's a huge jump in clarity from my 27" 1080p monitor. Guess we'll see what available next year. I've always wanted to build a powerful gaming rig for the living room that blended in seamlessly.
  2. Thanks all for the feedback. So I ended up getting the extra sticks of ram (16gb now) and the second hand OCed GTX 970. Running Witcher maxed out with mods at 1080p (60fps average). It's a big improvement for a $200 upgrade. Before I could barely pull 15fps with what I previously had. I do want to upgrade to a 4k monitor and try 4k gaming. Perhaps same time next year we'll see what's available. Appreciate all the input!
  3. I just google what G-sync was, seems I'll have to wait for it like you mentioned. Sounds like a must-have feature.
  4. I might get a 4k display, for movies and 1440p gaming. I was looking at the LG 27UD58-B 27-Inch 4K for the best bang for buck. Appreciate any other input. Already bought the card and it's already such a big improvement over my 560ti. Very satisfying to put all the settings up to max and have still have a smooth frame rate.
  5. Sweet, it's good to have validation from you guys. Just wasn't so sure if $200 was a good price. Checking the bench marks it looks like the 970 can get pretty solid 1080p gaming on all the latest titles. Next year there will certainly be a bunch of new cards out that handle 4k at much better price points.
  6. He suggested I buy his 2nd hand GPU for $200 AUD: Galax Geforce GTX 970 OC BLACK (has 1 year, 2 mths on warranty, with receipt). His advice was that since I don't have a 4k screen (only 1080p) I may as well do a small upgrade now, last out a year or so, then do a more significant upgrade. His logic was that 4k gaming with a 1080ti is smooth, but may quickly become outdated as even Witcher 3, a 3 year old game, get's averages of 70-80fps. In summary, continue to use my 1080p setup with smooth gaming at max with his $200 GTX970 OC, then upgrade a year or so later with a major upgrade. What's your advice on this? I think it makes sense, I can settle for 1080p gaming for a year or so then hand this down to a family member. A year later, get a completely new monster rig. But is $200 for this card a good deal? Thanks again.
  7. Great! Yeah I said $300 I'll take it. He said if he doesn't find a buyer tomorrow he'll sell if for that amount. But yes, I'm sticking to the original plan. Very grateful for all the advice.
  8. Hey guys, he also has this one for $650 AUD , just wondering if it's a good deal? Might just buy it for a little brother wanting to game. Not for myself. PC- AMD FX-8370 Eight Core Processor 4x2 GB HyperX Fury Ram 970A SLI Krait Edition Motherboard ASUS ROG-Strix GTX 970 NZXT Kraken x31 Water Cooler 2x Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition HyperX Fury 120gb Corsair CX500W PSU 1TB Blue Caviar HDD Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-Bit OS
  9. Oh damn I see. I misread the socket , for some reason I had it in my head his socket was the same as mine -_- that's the whole reason I even considered it . Alright so that's off the table. Thanks for reiterating the point
  10. Is the Asus Z97-K a better board than the one my friend has? He is reducing price to $300 now. Think he is leaving the country so I think he just wants to get rid of it. So the benefit is I could take his two ssds, 16gbs of ram and CPU. If my current mobo is better I'll use mine .
  11. Thanks for the sound advice, yeah I don't think I'll buy it. Appreciate everyone's input!
  12. Hi guys, A friend is heading overseas and offered me the following deal. He won't let me buy parts, only the whole lot for $400 AUD. Intel Core i5 3570K 3.40GHz LGA1155\ Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA1155 Mainboard\ Corsair Vengeance® Low Profile — 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CML16GX3M2A1600C10)\ ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support 2x OCZ 128 Vector SSD VTR1-25SATA3-128G (256GB total) TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Thermaltake Core V31 Window Mid-tower Chassis FSP RAIDER 550W Power Supply I was thinking I buy this and just purchase a new 1080ti ? I can also move some of the HDD components from my old rig into this. For the price/valueI get is it a sound choice? Thanks everyone. Cheers, Waj
  13. Great thanks Rybags. It may take me a little longer to find a CPU. So I think I'll first just buy a GPU outright then keep my eyes open for a good CPU to snap up.
  14. Wow, so grateful for all this detailed feedback. Brings back memories of a decade ago when I was building something on this forum. So I think I'll switch out the CPU and GPU. So the tricky part for me is the CPU upgrade. So I'll need a CPU with an LGA1150 socket, right? For GPU I think a 1080ti or 1080 should do it. Thanks again!
  15. Hi guys, I've always been a fan of this forum, it's been over a decade since I last made a post. It's great to be back. I'm writing with the hope I can get some solid advice on upgrading my PC of a few years back to give me another few years. Here are my current specifications (About 3 year old PC): CPU: Intel Pentium ® CPU G3258 @ 3.2GHZ Ram: 8gb ram Video card: Geforce GTX 560 Ti Motherboard: Asus Z97-K SSD: Plextor PX-128M6S (120gb) HDD: WD Black 2tb I would like to avoid having to buy a brand new motherboard. Therefore priority would be a CPU (compatible with this mobo) and a GPU to achieve smooth 4k gaming performance on games such as Witcher 3, GTAV, Star Craft 2 and Destiny 2. My budget is flexible, but let's say $1000-1200 AUD. To save on budget and time, I want to avoid changing the case and mobo. Thanks and really appreciate the advice. Cheers, Waj