Looking into ordering some parts for a new pc, looking for advice on what I could improve and to make sure there isn't any compatibility issues. Haven't kept up with my hardware . Right now the build is 2,051.89 looking to drop that down to 1,500ish. It will be used for gaming mostly, I will also be creating .NET applications and such for work but if the system can handle modern games it can probably do .NET just fine.
Your advice is appreciated! Not looking for extreme top of the line but just below that so it will last for awhile. Feel free to completely redo the build as I said I'm really out of touch on the hardware side of things.
Honestly, I’m not sure what Nvidia was thinking with this one. Surely, its competitive analysis team ran these very same benchmarks and found the GeForce GTX 465 and Radeon HD 5830 trading blows. Surely, the same group of folks hopped online and saw Radeon HD 5830s selling for $220, going as low as $199 with rebates. How, then, did they decide that $279 was a good starting point for suggested pricing?
With Radeon HD 5850s available at $289, just $10 more, that’s unquestionably the route we’d take today.