16 years ago i build my first game pc (AMD) and now i want build a new one (not AMD) i play World of tanks on a old stock pc now and it's not playable anymore.
i hope to find some help here in judging the system i want to build i have done a lot of research the last weeks but there are so much more components now than 16 years ago so it's a bit hard to find the small differences between parts sometimes.
For the Mobo i have 2 other's that i'm thinking about and for the price it's almost the same but don't no wich is better
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer
MSI Z87M GAMING (for this i need to change my PSU to a micro ATX) if i'm correct?
With this system i don't want to OC right away but i wan't to keeo the option open for the future,
one of the more important things is that the system stay's cool because my pc is located on the top floor of my house and in the summer it can reach up to 40 degree's .
In the case there are 3 case fans and i also want to know if that is enough to keep the systeem cool.
There is still some left in my budget but i also need a new windows o.s. and want to keep the cost low because i'm with out of a job at the moment.
I hope u guy's can give me some advise about what i've come up with and if this is a ok system for the next few years.
Motherboard doesn;t affect the size of power supply. The case does but almost all cases accept ATX power supply. Most power supplies are ATX sized unless stated otherwise.
Your choice of power supply is overkill. A 450W would be enough. Good brands are : Antec, Corsair(Not VS, CX or CS series, they use cheap caps and is mediocre), Seasonic or XFX
-Mobo- Couldn't find the Z87 Fatality Killer on the site so just threw the extreme 4 in there for a place holder, the Fatality killer is better
-GPU- the r9 270 is quite a bit more powerful than the gtx 750 ti. The main advantage to the gtx 750 ti is it's low power usage that allows it to be used on some OEM power supllies in pre-built systems in my opinion.
-PSU- Corsair cx uses cheap capacitors (chinese made vs japanese made), for a similar price you get an XFX (made by seasonic, best in industry). If you really like/trust corsair, look for the TX/HX/AX series, they are high quality products.
Clock speed doesn;t determine the performance when comparing different gpu.
The higher the model name the better the card should be.
If you look at the benchmarks you can see a lot of differences.
This source is measuring the 260X vs 270X but it should give similar results but slightly lower performance on both with a 260 and a 270 http://www.techspot.com/review/722-radeon-r9-270x-r7-26...