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Hardware for 1080p60 gaming and 4K capabilities

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No recommendation other than using some website to filter and find the card you want. I may have stated this before but you're required to use Unibeast because Clover does not support the webdriver.
Yes i thought i will use UniBeast anyway, it seems way easier to me, because i'm not really into this Clover thing.

What do you think about RAM and RAM upgrades? Should i go "fully equipped" from the beginning on (i'm thinking about 16GB) or can i get 8 gigs at first and later upgrade with another 8 gigs without problems?
 
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Yes i thought i will use UniBeast anyway, it seems way easier to me, because i'm not really into this Clover thing.

What do you think about RAM and RAM upgrades? Should i go "fully equipped" from the beginning on (i'm thinking about 16GB) or can i get 8 gigs at first and later upgrade with another 8 gigs without problems?
If you want 16GB, then get 16GB at the start. It's difficult to find a RAM chip that works exactly the same with your current stick after a while. I had to buy a new set of 16GB RAM for my PC when I upgraded.
 
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If you want 16GB, then get 16GB at the start. It's difficult to find a RAM chip that works exactly the same with your current stick after a while. I had to buy a new set of 16GB RAM for my PC when I upgraded.
Well then i'm really looking to get the 16GB.

Does these upgrade problems also count for graphics, like using the CPU integrated graphics at first, later switch to a dedicated graphics card?

AFAIK i have to use the iGPU first in order to install the graphics driver for the dedicated card, right?
 
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Well then i'm really looking to get the 16GB.

Does these upgrade problems also count for graphics, like using the CPU integrated graphics at first, later switch to a dedicated graphics card?

AFAIK i have to use the iGPU first in order to install the graphics driver for the dedicated card, right?
If you're going to buy your GPU later after buying the rest of your components, then it'll be fine.
If you're installing it at the same time it'll use it but not at full power (It will not run great without the webdriver). The driver auto-activates in the bootloader.
 
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If you're going to buy your GPU later after buying the rest of your components, then it'll be fine.
If you're installing it at the same time it'll use it but not at full power (It will not run great without the webdriver). The driver auto-activates in the bootloader.
I see...well then i'm opting for the integrated graphics first and buying later a good discrete graphics card.
Thanks for that hint! This really helps me in my researches for the best parts.
 
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I see...well then i'm opting for the integrated graphics first and buying later a good discrete graphics card.
Thanks for that hint! This really helps me in my researches for the best parts.
Yeah, sure! I love helping people who are buying new parts out.
 
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Thank you so much, the 10.10.3 drivers are exactly what i needed. I searched hours for a good graphics card that is supported. I whish the 970/980 was supported natively, but hey, this seems to be a quite good help!
Do you have any recommendations on another 4GB graphics card i can use?
I do, GTX 760 4GB if you can find one, fully compatible GPU and runs games at 49/60 FPS depending on CPU. I get drops to 49 sometimes, because of my dual core, you will probably get 60 all the way.
 
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I do, GTX 760 4GB if you can find one, fully compatible GPU and runs games at 49/60 FPS depending on CPU. I get drops to 49 sometimes, because of my dual core, you will probably get 60 all the way.
Thanks! I keep the 760 in mind, it's a little bit more budget-friendly ;)
But the max resolution is 2560x1600, this holds me back a little, because i'm planning to get a 4K monitor.
 

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If you have a 4K monitor with DP you may be able to use it. There's no guarantee you
can get 4K@60Hz but if you search the forums you'll find that some have.


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Thanks! I keep the 760 in mind, it's a little bit more budget-friendly ;)
But the max resolution is 2560x1600, this holds me back a little, because i'm planning to get a 4K monitor.
Why did he say the 760? The 960 is newer and much better and it supports 4k. My recommended cards are the 960, 970 or 980.
 
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