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I just wanted opinions on if it is worth spending an extra $200 to get a 1070 rather than a 1060. I’m not looking to get 4K. Just want to be able to play at 1080p get at least 60fps and play the games on medium to high settings

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what 1060 is $200 less than the GTX 1070 in your area? 3GB or 6GB?

For me the price delta of yours ($200, i would say $150 or less is acceptable) is too much if you go to the GTX 1070 from 1060, sure the 1070 will do 1440p 60 FPS just fine but if the GTX 1070 was $150 more expensive than a 1060 6GB i will get 1070 if i really need to game at 1440p.

 

also one thing a 1060 will do the job just right if you want 1080p 60FPS at med


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29 minutes ago, Carnage1 said:

I just wanted opinions on if it is worth spending an extra $200 to get a 1070 rather than a 1060. I’m not looking to get 4K. Just want to be able to play at 1080p get at least 60fps and play the games on medium to high settings

Then get a 1060 instead


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If it's about AAA games or new games, playing on high/ultra settings:

1080p 60 fps -> 1060 6GB

1440p 60 fps / 1080p 144 fps -> 1070

I got the 1070 and most games run just fine at ultra, 1440p and between 60 and 144 fps, but I wouldn't bother getting the 1070 if you don't plan on getting some 1440p/144hz monitor

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29 minutes ago, Ordinarily_Greater said:

also one thing a 1060 will do the job just right if you want 1080p 60FPS at med

what? from what i have heard and seen. It can easily max out most modern games at 1080p or atleast high with 60fps.

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On 4/25/2018 at 5:21 AM, Ordinarily_Greater said:

what 1060 is $200 less than the GTX 1070 in your area? 3GB or 6GB?

For me the price delta of yours ($200, i would say $150 or less is acceptable) is too much if you go to the GTX 1070 from 1060, sure the 1070 will do 1440p 60 FPS just fine but if the GTX 1070 was $150 more expensive than a 1060 6GB i will get 1070 if i really need to game at 1440p.

 

also one thing a 1060 will do the job just right if you want 1080p 60FPS at med

Yeah a 1060 6gb is $520 where a 1070 is $720

 

On 4/25/2018 at 5:25 AM, dieegoperi said:

If it's about AAA games or new games, playing on high/ultra settings:

1080p 60 fps -> 1060 6GB

1440p 60 fps / 1080p 144 fps -> 1070

I got the 1070 and most games run just fine at ultra, 1440p and between 60 and 144 fps, but I wouldn't bother getting the 1070 if you don't plan on getting some 1440p/144hz monitor

Sorry but this is my first build, and this may sound silly but what is the benefit of more fps 

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16 minutes ago, Wikiforce said:

what? from what i have heard and seen. It can easily max out most modern games at 1080p or atleast high with 60fps.

i didn't say it couldn't do that, amirite?

seriously tho yes you are right, i didn't mention it tho

4 minutes ago, Carnage1 said:

Yeah a 1060 6gb is $520 where a 1070 is $720

get a 1060 6GB instead it will be worth more, also is this USD pricing


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-I personally look air cooling First,  if not go all out in Custom water cooling for Aesthetics.

-Frequencies DON'T represent everything and in many cases that is true (referring to Individual CPU Clocks).

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On 25/04/2018 at 9:10 PM, Ordinarily_Greater said:

i didn't say it couldn't do that, amirite?

seriously tho yes you are right, i didn't mention it tho

get a 1060 6GB instead it will be worth more, also is this USD pricing

Alright, and no it is in AUD

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1 hour ago, Carnage1 said:

I just wanted opinions on if it is worth spending an extra $200 to get a 1070 rather than a 1060. I’m not looking to get 4K. Just want to be able to play at 1080p get at least 60fps and play the games on medium to high settings

In that case, get the 1060.


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3 minutes ago, Carnage1 said:

Alright, and no it is in AUD

nice for the price then


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"Make it future proof for some years at least, don't buy "only slightly better" stuff that gets outdated 1 year, that's throwing money away" @pipoawas

-I am a Value Oriented shopper, always thinking if something is worth over the other.

-I personally look air cooling First,  if not go all out in Custom water cooling for Aesthetics.

-Frequencies DON'T represent everything and in many cases that is true (referring to Individual CPU Clocks).

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I am a Logitech Fan, gonna get that G633 Artemis Spectrum Headset. Since then I am interested (and open to other reputable brands) to sound quality and the Audiosphere.

 

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6 hours ago, Carnage1 said:

Sorry but this is my first build, and this may sound silly but what is the benefit of more fps 

Monitors have Hz (hertz), it's the refresh rate (how many times it refresh the screen in a second, how many diferent pictures or frames can show in a second)

GPUs throw fps (frames per second), a number of frames to display on the monitor

Imagine you got a 60Hz monitor: you can see maximum 60 frames per second, it's ok, most people spend their lives watching 24 fps movies/shows and don't give a f*** because they are used to it

But when you play games, you play with your face near the monitor, paying a lot of attention to it, and you can watch some blurry scenes or feel a bit dizzy, that's because you don't see the whole scene as in real life, you see 60 frames in a second when in real life you can see a lot more

Take a look at YT videos!

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I'd personally go a little overkill so you're not dying for a gpu upgrade in a year or two. I'm glad I spent extra on a 970 for only 1080p back in 2014 so that I'm not even considering a gpu upgrade until late this year at the earliest. Then again overkill was $330 back then and not $400 to $500 like now. If I was going to buy a gpu now at the end of this gen I'd definitely go overkill with the 1070 Ti since it's not a lot more expensive than the 1070 if you get lucky and find it in stock.


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On 4/25/2018 at 3:01 PM, SteveGrabowski0 said:

I'd personally go a little overkill so you're not dying for a gpu upgrade in a year or two. I'm glad I spent extra on a 970 for only 1080p back in 2014 so that I'm not even considering a gpu upgrade until late this year at the earliest. Then again overkill was $330 back then and not $400 to $500 like now. If I was going to buy a gpu now at the end of this gen I'd definitely go overkill with the 1070 Ti since it's not a lot more expensive than the 1070 if you get lucky and find it in stock.

Alright

 

On 4/25/2018 at 11:33 AM, dieegoperi said:

Monitors have Hz (hertz), it's the refresh rate (how many times it refresh the screen in a second, how many diferent pictures or frames can show in a second)

GPUs throw fps (frames per second), a number of frames to display on the monitor

Imagine you got a 60Hz monitor: you can see maximum 60 frames per second, it's ok, most people spend their lives watching 24 fps movies/shows and don't give a f*** because they are used to it

But when you play games, you play with your face near the monitor, paying a lot of attention to it, and you can watch some blurry scenes or feel a bit dizzy, that's because you don't see the whole scene as in real life, you see 60 frames in a second when in real life you can see a lot more

Take a look at YT videos!

Thank you for explaining that for me

One last question, for gaming and light video and photo editing should I go an i5 or an i7

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6 hours ago, Carnage1 said:

One last question, for gaming and light video and photo editing should I go an i5 or an i7

Depends on the type of games you'll be playing.Some games are GPU intensive and others are CPU intensive. As well as which programs you're going to be using to do photo editing. If you're using the latest gen of CPUs then an i5 should be more than enough to handle all of that. 

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9 hours ago, Carnage1 said:

One last question, for gaming and light video and photo editing should I go an i5 or an i7

Depends mostly on your BUDGET, I bought the i5 6600 and I was like "I will OC it later, when it starts lagging" and after a year and a half I decided to buy a used i7 6700K because, you know, it feels faster not only in games and I can overclock it easier with no BIOS flash

So it depends on your budget, I bought the i5 because I had no money and didn't want to spend 100 euros on the i7, but then after a year I was like, wtf did I do, I would pay 100 euros now to have the i7

So it depends on your needs and your budget, if you plan to play AAA games in ultra for the next 4 years, then get the i7 8700K, if you plan on playing high/medium settings on the next 4 years, buy the i5 8600K, both are good for some gaming and light editing

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On 4/26/2018 at 2:25 AM, Astarore said:

 

Depends on the type of games you'll be playing.Some games are GPU intensive and others are CPU intensive. As well as which programs you're going to be using to do photo editing. If you're using the latest gen of CPUs then an i5 should be more than enough to handle all of that. 

I will be using the adobe products for photoshopping 

 

On 4/26/2018 at 3:45 AM, dieegoperi said:

Depends mostly on your BUDGET, I bought the i5 6600 and I was like "I will OC it later, when it starts lagging" and after a year and a half I decided to buy a used i7 6700K because, you know, it feels faster not only in games and I can overclock it easier with no BIOS flash

So it depends on your budget, I bought the i5 because I had no money and didn't want to spend 100 euros on the i7, but then after a year I was like, wtf did I do, I would pay 100 euros now to have the i7

So it depends on your needs and your budget, if you plan to play AAA games in ultra for the next 4 years, then get the i7 8700K, if you plan on playing high/medium settings on the next 4 years, buy the i5 8600K, both are good for some gaming and light editing

Alright thank you

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