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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2015, 09:42:55 PM »
Sorry to hi-jack your thread but is a Z97 MoBo a safe bet or is it obscure?
(I don't know squat about MB's and sockets and what-not :-[)

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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2015, 12:00:31 AM »
Sorry to hi-jack your thread but is a Z97 MoBo a safe bet or is it obscure?
(I don't know squat about MB's and sockets and what-not :-[)

I have a Z97-A, for what it's worth.
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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2015, 12:10:19 AM »
I just ask because I looked to upgrade my CPU but I can't find any that suit my MoBo, I just don't want to get stung again with unupgradable hardware. :o

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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2015, 09:47:14 AM »
I just ask because I looked to upgrade my CPU but I can't find any that suit my MoBo, I just don't want to get stung again with unupgradable hardware. :o
It's quite common, if you don't upgrade frequently, to have to get a new mobo and CPU together. They are forever changing the CPU socket design, probably in a cushy deal with the mobo manufacturers to keep us having to buy both.
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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2015, 01:45:35 PM »
I was just about to say that.
But also; as new technologies emerge, new connectors, new memories, if you don't upgrade every year or maybe 2 years at most, it's guaranteed that you need to go for the whole lot.

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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2015, 05:42:17 PM »
Hey Simone, if you give me the budget that you have I can get you the best Parts for the Price, I am enthusiast and know quite a lot about building and purchasing parts, PM a budget
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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2015, 05:44:29 PM »
Nvidia 970 seems to be all the go now for a graphics card. Should last you for a while.

Umm, the GTX 970 has a 3.5GB VRAM Issue, I don't know if they are going to fix this but your best bet is to go with a R9 290/280x if you want something of the same price that has equal/more power
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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2015, 04:19:08 PM »
From what I read they just oversold the gtx 970 specs a bit...I've had no issues and they use bugger all power compared to the 290 etc which are really hungry I understand.

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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2015, 04:48:23 PM »
The issue *can* arise if you try to a single 970 in very high resolutions, or play games that access the last half gig.  This isn't a big concern, usually, and I think they've already released beta drivers that restrict the memory.
The other spec "mistakes" are just incorrect information, the card works as it works.

I wouldn't worry about it too much (as I don't, using 2x970 myself).

I still would not change to the crappy Ati drivers :D

Edit:
altho even very-high definitions don't seem to trigger this problem.  Or this is now on a safe driver.
http://www.tweaktown.com/tweakipedia/75/nvidia-geforce-gtx-970-vs-980-sli-4k-surround/index.html
A 970 is a very good value card, lawsuit or not.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 05:31:39 PM by Bird »

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Re: socket 1151
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2015, 10:53:13 AM »
Hey Simone, if you give me the budget that you have I can get you the best Parts for the Price, I am enthusiast and know quite a lot about building and purchasing parts, PM a budget

Hey benana thx but the pc is already up and running even though i never use it cause i am at work a lot lately,but it is very very nice,especially the SSD drive,they are expensive but they are the real upgrade for any pc.
Also since the new built i have decided to give explorer the flick and get to use chrome instead ,,,i love it !!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2015, 10:55:46 AM by Simone »