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Posted by7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhz1 month ago

A deal that I couldn't pass up. Upgrading from a Core i5-4690k.

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8700k9 points · 1 month ago

Currently upgrading from my 4690k, going to 8700k because of the google express deal and because I want to watch UHD blu-rays.

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7 points · 1 month ago

Maaaaaaaan I really want to upgrade my 4690k, but it’s going to spin me down a hole of re-doing my whole mobo combo since my motherboard doesn’t support the new socket size of the i7-7 series or 8

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8700k4 points · 1 month ago

Its a problem for all of us, 600$ basically for upgrading, 300 cpu 150$ ram and 150$ motherboard for what can end up being only .5mhz more on the base clock, 2 more cores, and for me 8 more threads and a bit more cache. I did get hyperthreading what ever that does.

But good luck, you might look at the Google Express deal for the 8400, its about 150 at the end after taxes if you live in state with taxes like i do and with a 100$ motherboard and a single 8gb stick of ram you can do a pretty reasonable 320$ upgrade.

level 4
2 points · 1 month ago

I’m looking at the i7-8700k and getting a mid range MSI or Gigabyte. One thing I don’t want to skimp on is RAM. My current rig has 16GB DDR3 1333 and I feel like with that and my 4690k I’m having multitasking issues, especially on my main monitor which is 144hz

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

Pretty similar, i was planning on 8600k but for the extra 60$ i went 8700k. Yeah 16gb DDR4 3000mhz is my plan, maybe some of that sweet corsair pro rgb ram because i need to power my Chrome browser.

level 6
2 points · 1 month ago

Ain’t that the fucking truth, maybe I just need a separate machine for Chrome, like a streaming PC but for browsing internet.

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster2 points · 1 month ago

That's always the case :'(. I got a great deal for the cpu/mobo, but gotta put some mad cash for the ram (」゜ロ゜)」

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2 points · 1 month ago

I just want it all, ALL THE SPEEDZ

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i5-4690k @ 4.00GHz - 8GB DDR3-1600 - Asus 1060-6G - Arch Linux2 points · 1 month ago

I know the feeling, I'll probably wait a couple years still though, since the 4690k is still reasonably good.

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GTX 1080 Strix | GSYNC | 4690k | Too Much RGB1 point · 1 month ago

Yup exactly why I haven’t yet. Still works fine. I’m just not ready to drop $500-600 for a new mobo/CPU/RAM

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I saw that deal too!! That's going to be a killer upgrade, better than mine ;)

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8700k2 points · 1 month ago

The extra cores are nice. Great pic by the way.

level 3

what's a google express deal

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster1 point · 1 month ago

There is currently a promotion going on at https://express.google.com for 25% anything up to $100 off w/ promo code EXTRA25

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i7 6700K | ZOTAC GTX 980 | 16GB DDR4 | NZXT H500I2 points · 1 month ago

i went from i3 4170 to my i7 6700K. no regrets

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Now that's a huge upgrade!

level 2

4690k can't handle UHD video?

level 3

I found that weird unless blu-ray now requires 7th gen or later to do 4K like Netflix does.

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Phenom II x4 950 1050Ti3 points · 1 month ago

It's probably the same DRM thingy.

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

DRM restrictions, biggest one being needing a motherboard with HDMI 2.0 with only like 2 begin available for Coffee Lake ATX boards. EVGA Classified and one of Gigabytes, EVGA's had a deal a while ago.

edit: Discs/video only to some degree. You could rip stuff and watch 4k video or 4k youtube on most hardware but I am a sucker for physical media and recently modified an Old power mac g5 that i wanted to have have a disc drive on it.

level 4

Guess they force me to pirate shrug if you won't take my money what do you expect

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

Yeah its a silly loop, the software is designed to stop people from pirating DVD's and Videos but because of the software people are more likely to pirate. I can understand it slightly but i dont' fully agree with all of the restrictions.

level 6

you can literally just video the screen with shadowplay etc lol

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

I assume you mean record the video being played, well yes you could but to play the video you need to buy the extra hardware and then buy the disc and then you'd need to shadowplay it but you can't because shadowplay is a NVIDIA program and currently it is only ONBoard Graphics so you'd need to be using your onboard graphics which require a HDMI 2.0 port which currently has like 10 motherboards that support it.Yeah you could just screen capture a movie you bought but its meant to discourage because the files are larger and don't fit on traditional Blu-Ray devices all the time. I recently downloaded 4k77 which is a 4k version of Star Wars: The New Hope based off of film reels to create a more original version of the film. The download was 90 gigabytes and to some that is just a few minutes that download is nothing, it is a rather large file on your computer but with a NAS you're fine. My problems was being that i live in a rural area it took an entire day, non stop download with my laptop being the only thing downloading the entire time.

level 8

NVIDIA program and currently it is only ONBoard Graphics so you'd need to be using your onboard graphics which require a HDMI 2.0 port which currently has like 10 motherboards that support it

Why only onboard graphics? And that's fine, just use OBS and Quicksync. But why onboard?

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

One of the restrictions is HDMI 2.0 and some other DRM requirements which are only currently fulfilled by Onboard Graphics which means you can only play 4k UHD blu-rays or 4k Netflix (i think still) is through Onboard graphics. One of the restrictions they imposed, NVIDIA is supposedly working on a fix but don't hold your breath.

level 10

quicksync then

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FX-8320 | R9 380 4GB1 point · 1 month ago

I run a free 4690k disposable service!

Just give me your old 4690k and I will use it to stop it from collecting dust in your house!

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

Been trying to sell mine for the past week, nobody has given me an offer for it yet so irritated.

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GTX 1080 Strix | GSYNC | 4690k | Too Much RGB1 point · 1 month ago

Throw it on eBay they go for like 70-100

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

Shipping and eBay is a sellers market. I'd make probably 50$ to 80 after paying for fees and shipping and insurance. Plus i'd get stuck with ram, cooler, motherboard, and case i don't need.

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GTX 1080 Strix | GSYNC | 4690k | Too Much RGB1 point · 1 month ago

You can’t sell the other stuff along with it too? I mean it might not net you a ton but better than throwing it away.

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

Well there is two parts of it one shipping it is always a bit of a hassle and its not like i am just chucking the the whole thing i can keep it around as a backup and keep trying to sell it as time goes on. But shipping a desktop computer would cost me about 50$ and then i'd have to buy insurance and after all of that a 350$ desktop i am trying to sell on ebay ends up only netting me 250$ while waiting and selling it through facebook or craiglists would net me closer to what i want without the stress of packaging and Ebay fees.

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GTX 1080 Strix | GSYNC | 4690k | Too Much RGB1 point · 1 month ago

Oh I wasn’t referring to shipping a whole desktop. Just a CPU/MOBO/RAM. But I understand keeping it around too.

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

I wouldnt' want to keep the case and a bonus of selling it for me as a unit was i got rid of an extra PSU i didn't want around. I would want to sell the entire desktop if i am selling it.

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i7-8700k @ 5ghz gtx 1080 ti @ 2065mhz, 16gbs @ 3000mhz ram1 point · 1 month ago

sell it on hardwareswap mate, my 4790k went instantly

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8700k1 point · 1 month ago

Been planning that, but i've been busy with summer classes and other shenanigans. Having to take a picture with a piece of paper for me is a bit hard right now.

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster12 points · 1 month ago

Shot with a Nikon D7100 w/ 50mm | f/1.8 | 1/100 | ISO 400

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7700K 1080 ti 32g23 points · 1 month ago

I have no idea what any of that is but yeah! I agree! Cameras!

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i7-4790K ■ 16GB 2400MHz ■ GTX 1080 ■ Windows 76 points · 1 month ago

Translation:

Nikon D7100 = camera body (DSLR)
50mm = lens focal length
f/1.8 = lens aperture number (f-number)
1/100 = 1/100s - camera shutter speed
ISO 400 = camera sensitivity

Now you can google for everything you don't understand!

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7700K 1080 ti 32g1 point · 1 month ago

Um... yeah!

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4820k 32GB RAM EVGA GTX 10803 points · 1 month ago

Great use of bokeh! Love the shot.

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you!!

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3 points · 1 month ago

Do you do any otherbphotography? Nice!

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I like to dabble into astrophotography! I enjoy taking pictures of CityScapes and Nature.

Here is a photo I took of my puppy when I was at Jay Cooke's State Park: https://i.imgur.com/rJFqXTf.jpg

level 3
2 points · 1 month ago

Nice dude!

level 1
Welp| 4690k@4.7GHz|Gtx960|Non miner3 points · 1 month ago

The first CPU i ever bought. Still have it in my rig. With a OC ofcourse :)

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GTX 1050 Ti, Core i5-8400, 12GB DDR42 points · 1 month ago

Wrong subreddit, r/pcporn

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7700k 5.4ghz, Gtx1080ti 2101mhz core-12710mhz vram, 3600mhz ram2 points · 1 month ago

Thank you for not calling it a nude

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It's not a nude unless it's delidded.

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7700k 5.4ghz, Gtx1080ti 2101mhz core-12710mhz vram, 3600mhz ram1 point · 1 month ago

My point exactly

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i7 7700k, GTX 1080,16 GB RAM2 points · 1 month ago

ayyy we have the same cpu

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FX-8320 | R9 380 4GB2 points · 1 month ago

Not trying to be rude but Can I ask why you upgraded to an out dated chip? Why not Coffelake?

Unless you got it really cheap?

Also what do these people do with all their old 4690ks?

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7700K | Gigabyte GTX 1080 | 32GB 3000mhzOriginal Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I figured I would get this question asked. Yeah I basically got it for almost free :)

With my 4690k build, I'm going to go ahead and give it away ~

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I’m so confused

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level 1

Waiting for 10nm, so hard not to pull the trigger on an 8700k.

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