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Grabbed an ASRock Z170 Pro 4S and an Asus RX 460 STRIX OC 4GB for $120CDN, brand new and in my search for an 1151 CPU I managed to find an i7 7700K for $250CDN, also brand new, kinda pleased with the CPU even though it's much more than I need but I'll use it.
Hunting for DDR4 kits now and a decent SSD, and probably a new case. I haven't built something for myself in years so it's due time.  :)

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very nice!

I have the same GPU and it does quite nice for web graphics and handles World of Warcraft at FULL "Ultra High" settings and still gives me 20-30 fps.
It will also handle x265 HEVC for video and I am running an i5 2320

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very nice!

I have the same GPU and it does quite nice for web graphics and handles World of Warcraft at FULL "Ultra High" settings and still gives me 20-30 fps.
It will also handle x265 HEVC for video and I am running an i5 2320

So normally an RX 460 doesn't require extra power, but I noticed the card has a 6 pin connector. I'm assuming the extra power connector is essential?

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Re: New PC
Reply #3: July 11, 2017, 04:18:05 AM Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 04:28:08 AM by brickbatz
So normally an RX 460 doesn't require extra power, but I noticed the card has a 6 pin connector. I'm assuming the extra power connector is essential?


I would give that connector power even if it gets enough power from the PCI-E slot.

Memory is expensive as hell now. I think I read it's because of the demand for mobile memory(?)

You'll soon be ready for some gaming.  ;D

I have the same GPU and it does quite nice for web graphics and handles World of Warcraft at FULL "Ultra High" settings and still gives me 20-30 fps.
It will also handle x265 HEVC for video and I am running an i5 2320


 :o You're  happy with 20~30 FPS? Can you overclock it? Do you have the latest driver installed? What does it get if you take it down to medium to high settings? I'd give up some highest end graphics for 60 FPS.

Try MSI Afterburner to overclock it.

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I would give that connector power even if it gets enough power from the PCI-E slot.

Memory is expensive as hell now. I think I read it's because of the demand for mobile memory(?)

You'll soon be ready for some gaming.  ;D

That's what I figured. Still considering putting the i7 up for bids and getting something a bit less powerful, although if I keep it it should future proof me for a bit.


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Keep it. I'm still using my i7 4790K (overclocked to 4.4 GHz) but I'd use a 7700K if I could. It's a different socket than the 4790 so until I can get a socket Z170 or Z270 motherboard I'm pretty much stuck with the 4790.

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So normally an RX 460 doesn't require extra power, but I noticed the card has a 6 pin connector. I'm assuming the extra power connector is essential?

I have a 500w PSU for it and yes it needs both power plugs to work

:o You're  happy with 20~30 FPS? Can you overclock it? Do you have the latest driver installed? What does it get if you take it down to medium to high settings? I'd give up some highest end graphics for 60 FPS.

That is in Raids or high population areas. I normally run around 60 fps and I have it set at a 9.

The fact that it CAN do 20-30 fps at Ultra is a VERY good thing. My old system wouldnt do 5fps at Ultra

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That is in Raids or high population areas.

Oh yeah, it's been maybe 8~10 years since I tried to play a WoW demo on an old P3 Dell desktop with onboard graphics. I remember how bad it lagged in town and near the markets.

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I managed to find an i7 7700K for $250CDN, also brand new, kinda pleased with the CPU even though it's much more than I need but I'll use it.


Naah, there's no such thing really, is there?  :dance:

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yea... you wanna talk about too much...?

guy in my WoW guild has 2 of the RX 1080's running together with an i7 and a ton of RAM

then again the guy is a professional photographer and needs the raw power for image work

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Naah, there's no such thing really, is there?  :dance:

No, but if the rest of the system isn't equally matched, it's a bit of a waste but it will still perform extremely well for years.

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guy in my WoW guild has 2 of the RX 1080's

Do you mean GTX 1080s?

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Do you mean GTX 1080s?

Yea...lol... I just heard 1080 and I started drooling...

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lol a friend gave me a nice flatscreen but before we even got it in the house Jesse claimed it as his newest monitor :P


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what is the boy playing now?

my 11yr old has gotten the FPS (first person shooter) bug and is playing the Call of Duty's. Trying to get him into Overwatch so he can get a big contract later and so I will have a nice nursing home when old.

if he is playing World of Warcraft my guild is on Zul'jin and we are Horde.

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Ack! He has a huge steam account, I'll pm the details since this is in general catagory. He said just send him a request and you can see everything he has and he's down to play any of them :) Lately he convinced a bunch of guys he's been playing with for about  5 years now to play the first Starcraft  ;D

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Yea...lol... I just heard 1080 and I started drooling...

I'd drool over 2 RX 580s in cross-fire.

My GTX 980 Ti plays modern games at 1080p - 60 FPS. Would do 144 FPS but my 27'' monitor (gifted) is only 60 Hz.

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I'd drool over 2 RX 580s in cross-fire.

My GTX 980 Ti plays modern games at 1080p - 60 FPS. Would do 144 FPS but my 27'' monitor (gifted) is only 60 Hz.

Me too, although I think your single 980 would probably be a better choice all round. Waiting to see how the Vega's perform in real world experiences, if they're as good as some initial benches we could see some nice Ryzen/X370/Vega combos for less $$$ in the future.

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Waiting to see how the Vega's perform in real world experiences, if they're as good as some initial benches we could see some nice Ryzen/X370/Vega combos for less $$$ in the future.


If you can find one. Video cards are hard to find at a decent price now thanks to Ethereum miners. The RX 480 I bought for $274.99 USD 11/2/16 is now going for $474.99.

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