SSD for Windows boot-up and the 1TB HDD for storage and your "crapload" of games.
Also, the higher RPM of your Hard Drive (and 5400RPM is slow and an out-dated speed) the faster your drive will be. Faster = faster load times, which can also mean faster read/write. So in the end, I'd stick with the 7200RPM HDD, you'll notice a difference if you compare the two speeds.
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Mar 20, 2012Lets see.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Drop the 2600K to a 2500K, same performance in gaming and you won't need the hyperthreading unless you're going to be doing some major video editing and rendering.
Get a Z68 Motherboard since you'll be using an SSD. A ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 will be good.
Drop the RAM to 1333MHz RAM from G.Skill. You honestly will not see a difference between different RAM speeds.
Get a 7200RPM HDD. A Seagate Barracuda (Non-Green Version) will be fine.
Change the SSD to a Crucial M4 128GB SSD. Much more reliable.
Change the Video Card to a GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores edition, cheaper than the 570 yet same/better performance.
Unless you like that case, then I'd suggest changing it to either a NZXT Switch 810 or a Cooler Master HAF-X or HAF 932. All of them utilizing excellent airflow throughout the case, excellent cable management and lots of space to work with.
So, here is your build all fixed up.
Saved you about $120.
Mar 19, 2012The 7950.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
It even beats the GTX580. So it'll certainly leave the 560 Ti 448 Cores in the dust. Plus, the 560 Ti 448 Cores doesn't support up to 3 monitors.
Only AMD cards can support 3 or more monitors on a single card, with Nvidia, you'll need to go SLI for 3 or more monitors.
Mar 19, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from HeavyLobster
What if he bought the computer, sold the CPU and motherboard, and used the money to help pay for a better CPU and motherboard?
Or do second hand computer components not sell well? I've no idea.
The Motherboard is fine, no need for a new one. It's the CPU and GPU that's out-dated and needs replacing.
And also, if you don't know, don't post.
Mar 19, 2012Basically what Smiggyballs said, except changed the 550 Ti to either a 6850 or 6870. The 550 Ti is a re-brand of a GTS450 just with higher clocks and wider memory bus. And yet the performance difference is still quite comparable.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Mar 19, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Will it show full system specs in the future? Cause, currently I'd rather use Speccy.
I know you made it yourself, and I'd like to say Good Job, better than what I could ever program. But for a situation like this, Speccy would do a better job, especially by showing the full system Specifications.
Mar 19, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from thenerdal
Unless you're planning to get the 7970, you don't need it.
A core i7 with a 7950 will only need $500 W
It's good to leave headroom for future upgrades. Who knows, he might go with a Kepler card from Nvidia when they come out, and from past generations, Nvidia's cards have always consumed more power than AMD's. Plus, if you thought that was bad, I'm here with a single 6950 2GB and an i7 2600K all drawing power from a OCZ ZX850W. More than enough power for me.
You won't really notice a difference between RAM speeds. Maybe a .5 fps difference in games.. So save yourself a few bucks and drop back down to 1066MHz RAM or 1333MHz RAM.
Mar 19, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Rysta
It's not bad considering the price of the peripherals.
If it's all in good condition, then it'd actually be a pretty good deal; $200 worth of peripherals and a decent computer to go with.
And if the PSU is from a well-known brand (Corsair, Cooler Master, XFX, Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, OCZ, etc) and is around 500W, then he'll be good to go for a new CPU and GPU.
Mar 18, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from foil
A 5850 is miles better than a 6850... Its closer to a 6870 in most games...
I wouldn't say "Miles" better. They are close in terms of performance, but the 5850 still beats the 6850. Although the 6850 draws less power than the 5850.
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