I don’t write as many blog posts as I used to, but I figure this was a good excuse for me to write out something.
2017 has been an exciting year for me on YouTube and Twitch. I’ve “met” (online) a lot of really interesting and cool people, and have learned quite a bit! I’m excited for 2018, and have a lot of ideas floating through my head that I just need to put into a sequence of events and execute them. Of course, it’s a lot of random stuff, like you’d expect, but some of the things I have in mind are………….
CPU Resuscitation project – seeing if we can bring a Ryzen 5 1600x back to life from the bent pin graveyard!
Make A Test Bench The Brute Force Way – seeing if I can convert a case by magical (or mechanical, more accurately) means into a suitable test bench on the cheap!
The BioHazard Sandy Bridge build – can a Chinese knockoff motherboard power up a good workstation PC with an i7-3820??
Retro-Rescue: Atari 2600 Paddle Jitter – how to make those old-school paddle games smooooooth once again!
Xeon and on and on! – Let’s try a build using a monster Xeon CPU and find out what all it can really do!
That’s a very high-level summary of things I’d like to get done this year, along with a spring project where we go around the local area and compare how things look now with how they looked 25 years ago! Yes………I actually did do a videotape that long ago and didn’t record over it! How did that happen?
I do hope you all stick around, subscribe to my channel, and share the randomness around with anyone who’s interested! See you all out there!
I’m starting a new project – building my first new PC in a while now. I built one with the help of my friends in 2015, and have been slowly upgrading it, bit by bit over the last year, but now I’m ready to go all out and build a new one completely from scratch the way I want to have it done.
I have all the parts planned out and pretty much set for getting them purchased……..but one thing still lingers………what graphics card to purchase for it? I’ve been watching benchmark reviews and comparisons for 1080p gaming, and a lot of people say the RX 480 or the GTX 1070 work just fine, BUT………and here’s the caveat………would I want to buy a card I might regret not going one step higher down the road? That’s a worry that a lot of people in my situation face, but they eventually choose one or the other.
Do I go the extra step and go bleeding edge with a GTX 1080 – or stay back with a 1070? I guess that all depends on if I make the jump to 1440p gaming or not. It might happen, or it might not – I’m not sure yet, BUT………do I want to get the jump on things in case I do? That’s the ping-pong battle I’ve been going around with for a bit now. The other thing to consider is the price. Right now, a 1070 FTW is about $430. A 1080 FTW is about $590, so that’s about $160 more, for……….how much more performance?
You see the conundrum.
To give you an idea, I will be going Kaby Lake wiht an i7-7700K CPU on a Z270 motherboard with 16GB of DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, a 525GB SSD and 2 TB HDD. That should be plenty of goodies to get going with, so………what about that final piece? What about the GPU?
What do you think I should go with? By all means, leave a comment on here and let me know your thoughts on it! I’d love to hear from you!