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Hardware for 1080p60 gaming and 4K capabilities

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I really don't mind about 4K gaming, it's just too expensive. A solid 1080p60 with maxed settings will be good enough ;)


Almost forgot about the CPU cooler height! I was just looking for the graphics card to fit in.
(too bad that most people say that AC Unity is not that good, i never played it by myself...)
If you look up some video's about the PC version, the game run like crap on anything under a 970 GPU, framerates are disgusting to even look at, and they don't even give a damn if it runs crap for you or not, customer support sucks from ubisoft, if you're thinking of playing this crap, you'd be better off getting a 970 or better, the game's story is rubbish too, way to short, I actually prefer old AC's with good old ezio in them, except the first, didn't like that one very much, just 2 and brotherhood, ..revelations was kinda a fail, it was too short compared to the others, even though unity is supposed to be "next gen", it looks like garbage made in paint or something, the game actually looks pretty washed out in some places, it's a complete mess and not worth anymore than 5 quid/7 dollars on sale.
 
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530 might be OK. I said 80+B or higher because of the power efficiency; you don't want to add too much to your electrical bill :p
That's a point. Then i will go for a Thermaltake Smart M550W (80+ Bronze) or even a Thermaltake London 550W (80+ Gold). I calculated with a power consumption calulator a total of 356W, so i think 550W is a good choice.
 
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That's a point. Then i will go for a Thermaltake Smart M550W (80+ Bronze) or even a Thermaltake London 550W (80+ Gold). I calculated with a power consumption calulator a total of 356W, so i think 550W is a good choice.
550 is cutting it by a small bit, I recommend 600 minimum, a little breathing room doesn't hurt.
 
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The guy's right. On my inital current build I got a 430W Corsair when the eXtreme power supply calculator said about 350 watts. I had to RMA it and get a 600 watt PSU. Be careful with that calculator, I recommend the Newegg PSU calculator as it will give you some safety room. http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?name=Power-Supply-Wattage-Calculator
That's just 80W difference, i would have additional 200W left. You really think i should go for 600W? ;)
 
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That's just 80W difference, i would have additional 200W left. You really think i should go for 600W? ;)
You could try the 550, but don't blame me if you don't have enough watts. :p
Have you chosen your GPU yet by the way?
 
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You could try the 550, but don't blame me if you don't have enough watts. :p
Have you chosen your GPU yet by the way?
I take the blame on me...or go with a 600W PSU ;):p

About GPU: i can't decide between the GTX 970 and 980. I don't know if the much higher price of the 980 is worth it.
 
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I take the blame on me...or go with a 600W PSU ;):p

About GPU: i can't decide between the GTX 970 and 980. I don't know if the much higher price of the 980 is worth it.
I recommend going for an EVGA ACX 2.0 970 and overclocking it. The price-to-performance ratio is much better than going for a $200 extra 980.
 
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I recommend going for an EVGA ACX 2.0 970 and overclocking it. The price-to-performance ratio is much better than going for a $200 extra 980.
I thought you were preferring the one from MSI because of the air cooler? :p
As far as i can see, the EVGA GTX 970 is just superclocked and not ready for additional OC.
 
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