Asus sabertooth x58 motherboard?
Hi, this is my first p.c build and I'm a total newbie to this. a few years back I was wanting to do a PC build for gaming mainly and for some CAD work for coll, but I be never got around to doing it. i all ready own a Asus sabertooth x58 motherboard and still want base my build around this. i also already a have case & RAM ( corsair vengeance performance 2 x 4gb ddr3 1600mhz and going to get another so that Im on triple channel). I'm not sure 100% sure what CPU I going to get but probably some thing like this: intel i7-950 Quad-Core Processor 3.06 GHz, 8MB Cache, Socket 1366 for £224.99. I'm now looking for a gaming graphics card as im not sure and any advice would be much appreciated, thanks
Congrats on the build mate...very nice that you have existing parts to work with. Since youre on a 1336 socket, the 950 is a great choice.
Not knowing your budget, or gaming preferences make it difficult to recommend a card. IMO, the best value right now can be found in the r9 290's from AMD...but if youre into nVidia a GTX 760/770/780 is a great choice too. Let us know some more information and we'll post recommendations.
an i7 950 can be found for 200 pounds
that is the same price as a i7 4770
however the i7 4700 is quite a bit faster due to it's newer architecture
I suggest coughing up a bit of cash for a x97 board and getting that is performance is the goal
if you're not too worried about cpu performance the 950 is still a good CPU
thanks for the reply's so far people. so what are the differences between the gtx780 and amd r9 ? and what are the basics to graphics cards, sorry to sound dumb.
my budget for the graphics card is around £350 maybe more I'm just not sure if it worth spending more because, is it a big leap in performance.
- Best answer