The 750ti is a very good card. Drawing a meager 65-85 watts whilst maintaining 30fps on most current games at 1920x1080 Medium with AA (granted you won't be using anti-aliasing or postprocessing effects if you want the higher details).
Would I recommend this card today? Maybe.
If you're planning on gaming at a desk... 970 (which I have) or 980ti (which I have). Getting a better card is better obviously.
If you're using this in an HTPC, go for it. I notice 1080 from 720 more than I do detail settings from 10 feet away. Granted, everyone is different, you're playing high action games like CoD or Battlefield where you're more focused on the objective rather than the beautiful scenery. If you're expecting to play newer RPG's where the scenery is important, try to get yourself a 370x from AMD.
Like Witcher 3, where AMD fans cried about Gameworks when all AMD had to do was release a driver? Which they did! Two weeks too late! (Not yelling, just placing emphasis).
Since it is water-cooled it should have better performance seeing as how it is a flagship card. I would rather they give me an air-cooled card so that I could add it to my water loop. Water to water, the 980ti would probably inch even further ahead.
It was also developed by Hynix so hopefully Nvidia can use this tech in a couple of years. Power consumption on the Fury X is lower than many of the 200 series and if Nvidia combines that with Maxwell, for example, we may see high-end cards with wattage in the mid 100's.
AMD is always late or unprepared with drivers. Look at Witcher 3. AMD fans were blaming Nvidia and Gameworks for poor performance when a driver released 3 weeks later everything was fixed. Even games made with AMD backing generally run the same with equivalent "green" hardware.
It's water-cooled vs 980ti's air-cooler. Should have been better.
Had one in my NAS for a long time until I switched all the components to 80+ Gold.
I use AutoCAD and AviMark for drafting and veterinary records .AutoCAD prefers large pools of RAM while AviMark does better with fast movement of files rather than size.
The 8x2 will be better for AutoCAD while 4x2 is better for Avimark from personal experience. The ram is dependent on what you're going to do.
What do you do on the computer? Do you have a 2 pack that you are looking at? For most applications 8GB is good. As the board has 8 ram slots I would use 4x4 so that more can be done at once. Then again it mostly comes to price and performance.
Is your friend going to give you Linux? Might want to look into g.skill for ram and a Crucial MX100 for ssd and a WD Blue for Hdd.
You can sell the mobo 'for parts'. I wish you the best of luck.
Look these up!
On Newegg - N82E16824980006
Best multi-monitor tree I've ever had.
On Bestbuy - NS-24D510NA15 x 3
It's what I have for my gaming and work rig. Same for the wife except she has two larger TVs (for graphic design) rather than 3 smaller like me(which are better for me since I'm a vet tech/student.)
My current PC is from XP and fitted to Vista. The PC I am building right now: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ARikozuM/saved/pQsMnQ is looking pretty good. You can upgrade the processor to the i7-4790k if you want, but games won't take advantage of hyper-threading as much as pure clock speeds. The budget for my build was 2500, but that doesn't include the tree and Tv's since I already had those.
For something like that, very likely. Then again, you could try selling it for a slightly higher price for a profit to cover or sell it lower to reduce impact. Just food for thought.
Unfortunately, shipping the product back did come out my pocket the first time. YMMV.
If you're handy with carpentry, you can try making your own 6'x30"x30" for about 400 unless you want to go crazy with veneer and features like revolving drawers.
is the closest I could find to mine.
Ebay is generally pretty good when it comes to customer service. If the seller did say it was 'XXXX motherboard' but put a picture of 'YYYY motherboard', you should be covered under buyer protection. I had bought a Kingston 2GBx2 ram kit but received 1GBx2 kit and when I submitted the ticket the issue was resolved in about 2 days and even though they sent me the same 1GBx2 kit, BPP did help get my money back.