February 11th, 2017, 12:09 PM
Finally got my 6700k i7/1080/16GB Ram build together and it's going well so far. Hoping this will suffice until 2019 anyway.
February 12th, 2017, 12:54 AM
Yeah, should be fine. You'd probably be OK with a 2600K.
February 13th, 2017, 04:11 PM
April 10th, 2017, 08:07 PM
In my attempts to get the Oculus Rift working (it's since been RMA'd, waiting for the replacement), I basically went nuts with the updates. i7-7700k, 16 gb RAM, GTX 1080. Holy fuckballs is this thing fast. Seeing at least a 100% increase in framerate, Assetto Corsa is averaging 135fps with all the settings cranked, and Project Cars looked pretty damn brilliant. Waiting on iRacing until I get the new Oculus, which hopefully actually works.
My favorite part is the insanely fast boot time into a fresh Windows 10 install. I swear, it's about 5 seconds after the BIOS screen goes away.
April 11th, 2017, 04:25 AM
Awesome! That's how to do an upgrade.
Did you grab an SSD in the process or just the memory and CPU make it boot that much faster?
Last edited by GreatScawt; April 11th, 2017 at 04:27 AM.
April 11th, 2017, 06:06 AM
Oh, I already had an SSD (half terabyte Samsung 840 Pro), so I formatted that and made that my boot/games drive. I do need to get another SSD though, half a terabyte is only so much room these days. Forza Horizon took up nearly 60 gigs. 'Course, it's also horribly broken, so I ended up uninstalling it anyway.
April 11th, 2017, 12:31 PM
The 1080 is a fuckin beast. I haven't even bothered overclocking it. See no point. I was toying with the idea of getting the new Titan, but, I thought, why. The 1080 annihilates what I'm using on it now. I can spend that extra $500 on something more responsible. Like Lego.
I'm still on the same setup I built in summer 2014 (except the 1080). The Power supply is from circa 2005? Dunno, 750W PC Power and Cooling, it's been running virtually 24/7 for well over 10 years.
April 11th, 2017, 05:40 PM
It really is. I knew they said it was a big leap over the previous generation, but I'm used to an upgrade getting me like a 40% boost if I'm lucky. This is at least 100%.
And with a big reduction in power usage as well. The thing is damn near silent even when I'm hitting it with a particularly nasty game.
Last edited by Tom Servo; April 11th, 2017 at 07:32 PM.
April 14th, 2017, 09:29 AM
I went from a 680 to the 1080. It was almost comical.
April 14th, 2017, 09:57 AM
Have to say going even from a 980 to a 1080 felt like a significant boost. I can't really be subjective though as it was also part of an upgrade to i7 and 16GB ram.