Yes it's true only 3.5gb's is usable, and you can o/c any brand 970 but gpu boost 3.0 will do most of the work as long as your card is running cool. Personally i'd only get the 970 if you find a good deal ($140ish) cause new 1060 3gb's have been at prices around $190 before, This is going to be your decision though.
Sorry that was my mining side talking, (a 970 mines overall a little better than the 1060 3gb) but over all they perform almost the same with the 1060 doing a little better.
I know even used 1070 prices have jumped, even high end 1070's were around $350 but now even the cheaper models are $380+.
Is the video card overclocked? do you have the latest drivers? is your cpu overclocked? you say the problem goes away after you start playing a game?
Most 970's go for around $150-$175, consider updating your prices. Links to people selling 970's link link link link
That's the same Microcenter i go too, would definitely check them out!
A 1050ti would be at the top of your price range, it will not be able to play everything at high settings but will work good, if you consider going used a gtx 970 average about $150 and would perform a little better than the 1060 3gb.
I'd try adding a second intake fan, or moving the fan down so more air runs into the gpu.
Honestly a 1060 6gb sounds like it would be great for what you need, a 580 8gb would also be nice but they are overpriced right now. The 560 should work fine in your current rig and depending on what you play it might work but its up to you if you want to keep it for long. Personally i like to replace the thermal paste and just use cotton swabs/ or tooth picks to get the dust out but i don't know if this is the most effective way to remove dust.
Look for something without mx blues to start with, the mx blues are the clickey keys.
I’m personally a fan of the define Nano s cause of its price and size while still supporting full size gpus and good airflow, another option I like is the corsair 250d cause of its look and again good airflow with full size Gpu support, costs more though and you can’t really see the Gpu threw the window.
The 960 is still a great card, not trying to hate but from what I’ve seen 960’s usually go for $100 with the 2g models even cheaper so that’s why I was asking.
Do you live near the Dallas or Austin Microcenter? you could get a ryzen 1700 for $219 minus 30 you you bundle a motherboard. Or the 8600k for $229 minus the $30 for the motherboard bundle.
This should be moved to “for sale”, also as other have stated $305+ Is very high for a used 580 8gb expecially for a cards that have been running 24/7 with the fans running 24/7.
What’s your budget, resulution, desired settings, future changes, and how long will you want this card to last before upgrading?
First thoughts would be a 1060 6gb or 580 8gb, can play most if not all games max settings at 1080p and should last a few years with the 580 having the ability to use free sync. A 1070ti would be good if you plan on going to 1440p or if you want the card to last 5+ years at 1080p.
Personally i’d wait, rzyen 2 was announced to be released in q1 and people are speculating that’s also when Volta is going to be announced, even if the prices or availability are to high or long you will know that you didn’t miss out on anything. Also you already have a good build and can play games, if you really feel the need to go high res right now then do it but personally I’d just want to see what comes.
Depends, most of the mid range gpus (580, 1060, and vegas) mine Ethereum and right now it’s still really profitable with Zcash down it might affect 1080ti’s but people where mining it when it was at $300 so I wouldn’t bet on it.
The larger molex connector I believe is to power the extra fans so you don’t over load the motherboards fan connector and the other one might just be a extension cable so if you fan is too far away to plug in.
Any reason you went with the 960? A 1050ti is about the same price.
I personally use msi afterburner to check mine.
Try contacting your gpu manufacture about your problem and see what the say.
Do you have vsync enabled? also in geforce experience you should try clicking "optimize games" and see if that fixes it also check for new drivers.
Well iv'e seen it all, never once did i think someone would buy custom cables that look like ketchup and mustard cables, the build looks great though!
What games are you playing? Most likely the performance was similar to a 1070 with sli so something like a 1070ti/1080 or if you games don’t support sli a 1070/1070ti would be good.
Ive seen multiple 8350’s for $50 on Craigslist and even a 8370 for $60 they really have gone down in value.
Great for the price, iv'e had mine for 2 years no problems, my friend bought his right after i got mine and same story although he somehow broke the mic and had to buy another one.
Looks great! I would pick one up but i don't need one a probably need to get a better keyboard first.
Personally i'd go with the evga card, almost all 1070ti's will preform the same cause of gpu boost 3.0 unless you plan on manual overclocking to the max. The evga card is almost 50 cad less if you don't count the m.i.r and will run a a few c's hotter and just a bit louder. Also you will be getting evga customer service which is A+ unless you really care about looks or the strix goes on sale i'd just go with the evga card.
Not really i had the msi oc 1050ti and it was great never even went above 60c and was very quiet, 99% of those cards will perform about the same so its mostly just looks.
Maybe, they said this is there second cooler though and I doubt dryed up thermal paste would cause temps over 100c at start up.
Thermal paste comes pre-applied on the h100iv2...
Honestly could be your cpu, try contacting intel or where you bought it.
Evga 750w g2 At $69.99 this is a really good deal, a year ago i paid $100 for it.
Probably will not be for another year at least, plus my 970 is showing its age. I'm going to be getting a vega 56 once aftermarket cards are out and prices are down.
Check the evga website a lot of there psu's are on sale and if you use there psu wattage calculator and put in your email you get a 10% off coupon code.
i plan to go with the vega 56, what would you say i should upgrade too? i have a freesync monitor but even at that a 1080ti wouldn't make sense cause it mines about the same as the vega 56 and a vega 64 is very similar to the 56 when mining. not trying to be a *** but my point being there is nothing to upgrade to.
Thanks i plan to only get one card at first and then later on get another. I plan to mine on the cards when i'm not using them when they are not in use so that's why i plan to go with two 56's (i think all pass on 1070's cause a single 1080ti while mining in similar). What would be the wattage on just two vega 56's? from what i can find one card uses 210 watts so two would be only 420? thus wouldn't a 750w psu be fine? thanks for your help!
yes a 1060 3gb will be fine at 1080p but at 1440p it will struggle to get good fps
I would try to find something like a gtx 960 4gb for around $100, i see them all the time for $100 so you might be able to haggle and get one for $80, for around $60 you could find a 950 which still performs well. The 690 in games is considered sli as its basically two 680's on one board, for this reason alone i'd stay away from it not to mention it's only hardware that uses a lot of power. Check places like craigslist or reddit/hardwareswap, ebays prices are usually a bit higher cause of the fees they charge.
I'd go with the 1080ti, no need for a larger psu and you don't need to worry about crossfire, plus you can always get a second 1080ti. One thing to consider would be the vega 56, two of those and your set, now to just wait for aftermarket cards and prices to go to msrp, this is personally what i think im going to do cause i mine at night also r.i.p all my nicehash btc.
The fury is a great card for $220! Easily keeps up with a 1070 if I remember correctly, also good at mining if you into that.
Hopefully when partner cards start to come out and if they stay in stock, probably will be higher than msrp though :/ as to when those might be here at reasonable prices while bing in stock, that’s a whole different thing to get into, I’m just hopeful that they will be here before nvidia releases their next gpus.
I'd try using plasti-dip, something with high heat resistance probably would work well and you can peel it off if you don't like the look or you want to start over.
I love the way the sabertooth mark s looks! makes every build look great, wish i could have one in my z97 build.
try looking on Reddit/hardwareswap most 1070's go for around $350 (evga ftw, asus strix, hybrid) on there so a cheaper model might go for less.
Most used 980's go for $180-220, personally have seen two different used reference 980's priced at $180
I got a s340 non-elite and the power button lights up if the pc is on.