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A crush on kepler

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by james888, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. james888

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    So far... kepler cards are looking pretty darn good to me. My specs to the right are correct if you wish to check those out.

    Right now my reasons for getting kepler are:
    -28nm runs cooler thus quieter with proper cooling and no overclocking
    -Could play literally everything and then some
    -Probably a huge overclocker (I like to overclock for little reason)
    -I could basically have eyefinity and phisics
    -MORE POWER!

    Reasons I shouldn't get kepler:
    -My Tw3 6950 could also be quiet if I didn't overclock
    -I havn't found a game I have trouble with yet
    -My 6950 can overclock nicely if I so feel the need
    -I don't even use eyefinity. I only have one monitor with 1920x1080 and I don't see myself getting more anytime soon. I would like to but cost/space.
    -PRICE!

    I think I might have fallen into marketing brainwashing...
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    Its working it seems:laugh:.
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    I think he just has a bad case of TPUitis.
    Usual symptoms are cold sweat, shaking hands, credit card screaming in wallet, yelling at monitor when "submit order" button takes too long at the 'Egg.
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    James, do you have something like $500-550 in your pockets?
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    You know its the egg I go to... creepy...
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    Nah ... being somewhat psychic is a mod requirement.
    W1zz sends a PM that says, "If you can tell me what I'm thinking, you get a job as a moderator."

    Reality : Almost everyone on TPU in the US shops at the 'Egg. lol
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    This only came into my mind when I started thinking about getting out of bitcoin mining and sell all my graphics cards except my old NV 9800gt. I then thought what could I do with the money. That puts me into kepler price range... then I started thinking of the above reasons. Then this post came

    I kinda knew that. They just are the best. I go to them or ebay depending on new or used
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    I dont shop with new egg... live in Tennnessee and they charge me tax.... so i order from amazon...
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    I've run ATI/AMD in my last four iterations (X800->1950XTX->4870x2->6970), but I have to admit the Kepler architecture is pretty interesting and I am looking forward to W1zz's benches.
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    To go with it an Ivy bridge cpu... I feel I can wait till ivy is cheap and a bit older. I do plan on keeping my current system awhile
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    I'm wondering what these new Nvidia cards are going to be like compared to the ATI ones... 3Gb cards are gonna be a minimum for me!!
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    Well you're probably going to want to go AMD then this year as the gtx 680 only comes with 2gb vram. Also,there are rumors of new performance drivers for the 79xx series.
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    If you can sell your other video cards, go for it. Having one beast of video card is usually better than 2.
    I'd wait for reviews first though.
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    Well I think I'll just stick with what I have at the moment then... No point changing something that's not broken :)
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    Hopefully there will be a price war to bring the cards down at least $100. Hopefully more
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    Might have to see if it affects the 7970's then...
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    Patiently waiting TPU reveiw
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    Then that means they have some type of physical presence in the state, likely a warehouse. So this also means you may get many items a helluva lot quicker than all the way from City Of Industry CA.
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    Why are you even asking then? Snap out of it! You dont need another gpu! Be happy with your gear! :toast:

    Buy something nice for your mother/spouse with that money.
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    I have other motives for it also. Small motives. I don't think I will, and especially not anytime soon. If the price becomes reasonable. Like $350ish I will totally get what it if there is any in stock.

    The whole reason I even posted this was to see what kind of reaction people would have to my illogical desire for kepler.
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    Haha i though i had video card craze before i started on water cooling. ITS MUCH MUCH MORE SERIOUS
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    I want to watercool, but only if I had higher end components where it would actually do something. Like if I had 3 nvidea 680's in sli, I might watercool them. If I had a sandy/Ivy bridge-e processor to go with them... I would overclock that. My I5-2500k never passes 60C at 4.4ghz(max OC) with a $40 silent cpu cooler.

    If I had the money to do an evga sr-2 or sr-x dual xeons overclocked along with 3 highend gpu's... if I had the money... There is no point in air cooling that. That is my dream machine. More than I need of course. Some guys have sports cars, I want monster computing.
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    Its not about the need. No one neeeeds wc.
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