For day to day use and lots of gaming - Before I pull the trigger I wanted to hear some fellas
Im out of the loop 3 years since my last build and my guru is MIA LOL
do these new parts mesh up OK?
I like the MSI MOBO with OC Genie since I dont know who too has nice reviews
and do I have the memory picked out OK? 1600 or 1333
ON HAND In my current PC:
OCZ700wGXSSLI psu (In action now)
Antek case (in action now)
1-HD 300 GB 7200 (being used as we speak)
1-HD 300 GB 10000 RPM Velocoraptor (BNIB)
Actic Cooling Freezer,CPU cooler........(BNIB)
Agree with niklas_13. Sandy Bridge is actually being released in early January, so it's more like 5-6 weeks at this point. If you can, I would highly recommend waiting. If nothing else, it should drive i5 prices down at least a little bit (since SB is the new mainstream line replacing i5s).
The GPU is clearly the weakest part of your build.
The 8800 GTS isn't even making benchmarking charts anymore.
Benchmark charts ?
I have no clue what a Benchmark chart is LOL But I assume its some rating system - and u are telling me
my junk is old !
I have the recipts for my 2007 build (which I am on now) and that card was 379. bucks back then - and now 3 years later
its worth 3.79
This industry moves the fastest of any industry on the planet,if you dont keep up with it
in 6 months your latest build is obsolete.....So Imm gonna pick up that 470 and wait for this
SandyBridge Jan thing - Id like to see what exactly happens to the CPU market place...
Or U never know Newegg can throw up a sale ,last week the sold out i5 760s for 175 bucks
now they are back up to 205ish.........
Can any of U fella tell me what the difference between these 2 470 GTX's are ?
I see 10 bucks,and I see a some Drams thing which I have no idea what that is
and if it even makes a difference
i5 seems like a waste.....
i5 and i7's are dropping in price at a rate of about 5-10 bucks a week.....I am watching it pretty close and I see an industry that is constantly slapping its own products in the face with newer ones
I bet in a month or so an i7 will the same price as that i5 760.....