Hello everyone im used to intel. So i may need some advice or what have you on this setup. Any comments suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated thanks. Question on my motherboard selection... It says MICRO ATX does this mean its a small board? because i have big fingers LOL
Im wanting to max out my settings for BF3 SC2 wow crysis 2.. This is a gaming pc STRICTLY i mainly want to be able to have a mother board that will be good 4 years from now in the fact that i can add on to it.. Better parts.. etc. as far as the bulldozer. What is this? And what mother board do you recommend according to what i plan on using it for? I dont do any 3d graphics stuff or photo rendering or anything just gaming.
All AMD motherboards use dual channel ram so you use pairs of RAM sticks , not sets of 3 that would give you 12 gig . 2 x2 gig is plenty for gaming anyway so unless you use the computer for RAM intensive tasks thats all you will need
Games dont use 6 cores . They dont use 4 even , so a Phenom 955 is your cpu to bridge you to Bulldozer
why use gtx460's? 560's maybe
Even then the power supply is WAY overkill . Big psu's are not future proof since each generation of computers is using LESS power than the one b4
an enterprise hard drive might not have the through put of a performance consumer drive .. though to be fair this wont hurt gaming performance at all
^ If it is mainly going to be a gaming PC, I would recommend sticking to Intel or wait until AMD launches their newer CPUs - BullDozer,...
Though there are boards which say they support Bulldozer CPUs, but I would rather suggest you to wait and buy the whole setup when the CPU releases so that you get a finished product,...
As for the rest of the setup,..
RAM - You wont need 12GB for a gaming setup,...though 4GB would suffice, but 8GB these days are pretty cheap,...