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New custom build! It's been 6 years and I am out of the loop (mostly).

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July 11, 2014 6:14:53 PM

I just ordered new parts for my PC build after winning some gift certificates for overstock. Well that covered a new case and graphics card. They are...

Corsair Air 540
EVGA GTX 660 1gz 2GB

Currently I am running...

AMD II X4 640
GT 250 Graphics 1gb
4gb Ram x2gb
Gigabyte Mobo (don't know exacts)
600w OCZ power supply

What I was thinking of purchasing from Amazon was...

Corsair 2x2gb Vengance
AMD 6300
Samsung EVO 120gb SSD
(Un-decided mobo)

My current theory is that I may be able to wait on the other components since I technically could use the graphics card in my current setup. I usually play FPS, but lately Skyrim, Supcom, and rts games. How poorly would I still be bottlenecking my system with my CPU? Honestly with my current build I am getting very good frame rates and graphics in Skyrim. My resolution is 1920 by 1080 on a 25" monitor.

I know for sure that I want to go to a SSD for a faster boot and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator setup.

Just curious (and my apologies for the wall of text, just being concise). Also probably will be sticking with 4gb ram and 32bit windows.


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July 11, 2014 7:10:07 PM

I don't quite understand what "4gb Ram x2gb" means(do you mean 2x4GB or 2x2GB) but what amount do you mean and why are you replacing your ram?

Your processor with a GTX660 will be less of an issue on single player games, but more of an issue on mmos/online multiplayer games, but it will hold the GTX660 back some.
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July 19, 2014 4:53:33 PM

Sorry for not responding earlier. I am currently using 2x2gb ram. Thank you for your input. I will most likely plan on going with the 6300 AMD with a GA-990FXA-UD5. Possible SLI in the future.
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July 20, 2014 10:47:19 AM

That's a pretty good choice. As long as your current ram is 1333 or 1600 ddr3 you wouldn't see any noticeable increase in performance with new unless it was with an APU running the video off of the system ram, so no need to upgrade it unless you were going to 2x4GB. There are some games that are using over 4GB of system ram now.

A 6300 and GTX660 should be pretty well matched.
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