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Building a new gaming computer (with a more or less fix budget)

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April 25, 2013 2:04:42 PM


Since previously your comments here helped me a great deal in choosing what to buy (or what not), once more i'm falling back to your suggestions and help because i landed in a bit of a trouble choosing some parts!

So the computer i want to buy:
Asus Sabertooth z77
Intel Core I5-3570k
Corsair 4GB 1866Mhz DDR 3 Vengence CL9 (x2)
Corsair Enthusiast 650W v2
Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 64MB 72000 Sata 2

I already have a quite nice graphics card so that is not needed!

Now the problem:

Turns out Inter Core I5-3570k processors only support up till 1600 Mhz RAM, which means a solution would be to buy a bit worse, as in 1600 Mhz Rams.

Now the question, with a downgraded to 1600 Mhz Ram, would this PC be worth buying, or should i be looking to add a bit to the budget and getting an Intel Core i7 processor (i can go a bit higher with the purchase, question is if it would be an actual upgrade).

Any input on the parts i choose is of course welcome aswell, i found this to be the best setup my money can buy for now, but would love to hear your opinions aswell.

Thanks ahead,

Extra question

Would buying an SSD Hard Disc be good for gaming? Not quite sure i grasp the concept of how they work just yet, but would gaming "overuse" it, or i would see a significant improvement in performance?
April 25, 2013 2:13:58 PM

Just replying to your SSD question - it's a form of mass storage, as you probably know. It uses flash memory to store data instead of a rotating magnetic disk. So, it has no moving parts and file seek-time is measured in nanoseconds instead of milliseconds. What that does for you is speeds up anything that would require a read/write to the drive. Booting up the computer will be a lot faster, loading games and levels will be faster, but the game itself won't play any faster because HDD performance has nothing to do with framerates.