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Korin
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
Yeah, it's on a table and the legs on the case are kinda tall too.
But yeah, I've always had the fan facing up. Gonna have an i5 8400 and 1080 Ti (Nvidia blower) crammed into this MATX case (Cooler Master N200).


LSU Coyote
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TBH ATX and mATX isn't much of a difference, especially the volume inside the case. You are fine. Not much using crazy amounts of power.


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bluebarracuda
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I always put my PSU face down blowing out the case


LSU Coyote
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The PSU fans pulls air over components from the side. You aren't pushing air out but pulling air in from the bottom.

It exhausts out the back.


DoUrden
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The PSU fans pulls air over components from the side. You aren't pushing air out but pulling air in from the bottom.

It exhausts out the back.



ILike schooled me on this two build ago when he told me my PSU was upside down.

Turned out my Ducky only need a FN+F5 to slow the repeat keys.


LSU Coyote
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ILike schooled me on this two build ago when he told me my PSU was upside down.

Yep. Also I rather pull cleaner case air into the PSU than dirtier ground air. You will never open up that PSU and clean off the heat stinks.

It really is preference and/or situation. Example my FreeNAS box the PSU pulls air from the outside. The case houses the PSU in the middle. Meaning the PSU just spills hot air into the case. So I suck cooler air from the outside instead of recycling warmer air.
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Turned out my Ducky only need a FN+F5 to slow the repeat keys.

Yeah DS have all these settings I never use. So sometimes if you get crazy during playing you can accidentally enable something not attended.


ILikeLSUToo
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I like that the PSU is mounted sideways in my case; it pulls filtered air from the side, which is at least better than gathering all the floor dust.



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Korin
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re: PC Discussion - Gaming, Performance and Enthusiasts
Do y'all ever look at your order history on sites like Newegg?

On 12/2/2007, I bought a Rosewill case for $45 that came with a crappy 450W PSU.
On 2/10/2008, I bought an EVGA 8800 GTS for $313.
On 2/17/2008, I bought a Rosewill 750W PSU for $130 after the 8800 GTS blew up my crappy 450W PSU.


LSU Coyote
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EVGA 8800 GTS

Pimp


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UltimateHog
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Yeah DS have all these settings I never use. So sometimes if you get crazy during playing you can accidentally enable something not attended.


I have done this a few times.


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pankReb
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Hooray bare bones budget rebuild starting tonight.

LINK


Tired of striking out on craigslist, FB marketplace, etc. for cheap 1060's. This is shite but it's a hell of a lot better than my 660


LSU Coyote
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A 1050 Ti is really where you want to be at for 1080 gaming. I have no experience with a 1050 but with a similar 1050 Ti it did everything I wanted with few compromises at 1080/60fps.


pankReb
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well shite. I can still send it back for a refund.

Best Buy has a 2gb for $200 and a 4gb for $300. Is it absolutely worth the extra $100 to get the 4 gig?


LSU Coyote
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Best Buy has a 2gb for $200 and a 4gb for $300. Is it absolutely worth the extra $100 to get the 4 gig?

Man I don't want you to pay $300 for a damn 1050 Ti. My 1050 Ti in one of my laptops is a 4GB. It does use 2.5GB of VRAM when playing AC: Origins. Just as a note. But the is an open world game. You might be able to get by with a 2GB version. Just will see more "popping" as items load in while wondering in the world.


pankReb
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Just found one on Newegg's ebay account for $240.

LINK

That worth pulling the trigger on?


ETA: Bestbuy is going to price match
This post was edited on 3/4 at 7:41 am


boXerrumble
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Idk about the benchmarks of the new Ryzen 2200G/2400G integrated Vega GPUs, but that might be another route you consider instead of paying for an overpriced 1050ti.

THen you could snatch up a 2060/2070 on launch day in a few Months when Nvidia releases their new cards.


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Korin
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Get a 960 instead. It's faster than a 1050 Ti and will save $.


LSU Coyote
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Get a 960 instead. It's faster than a 1050 Ti and will save $.

You sure? Maybe so but think the 1050 Ti is just slightly faster at stock clocks. So now it comes down to if you want to save $50-$100 now or have the following options available to you moving forward.

1.Quicker driver support for the 1050 Ti overr 960. Pascal is the latest architecture, it will get optimized over Maxwell. Now fast forward 2-3months when rumored "Ampere/Turing" is launched. It will now be 3 generations old. nVidia is notorious for dropping non-critical driver support for older architectures.

2. Higher OC ceiling for the 1050 Ti over the 960. They might perform similar at stock clocks but the 1050 Ti can hit an 1850-1900 OC with ease.
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pankReb
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I appreciate all of the help. I went with the 1050 ti. I can send the 1050 that my drunk arse ordered last night back for a refund once it gets here.



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Korin
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You sure? Maybe so but think the 1050 Ti is just slightly faster at stock clocks. So now it comes down to if you want to save $50-$100 now or have the following options available to you moving forward.

1.Quicker driver support for the 1050 Ti overr 960. Pascal is the latest architecture, it will get optimized over Maxwell. Now fast forward 2-3months when rumored "Ampere" is launched. It will now be 3 generations old. nVidia is notorious for dropping non-critical driver support for older architectures.

2. Higher OC ceiling for the 1050 Ti over the 960. They might perform similar at stock clocks but the 1050 Ti can hit an 1850-1900 OC with ease.

LINK

I got an EVGA model off Craigslist for $50.


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