Looking to buy a new computer. While it will have some nice parts in it, I cannot really up the budget any more. I am asking here to see if it's a good balance for my needs, and whether I am missing something:
- General internet use, plenty but light multitasking (no heavy programs, photoship/vid editing/compressing etc).
- Gaming in 2560x1600 on 30"
I put emphasis on gaming, multitasking, noise levels and above all reliability.
Some considerations (please forgive stupid questions):
1) Could go 2 x HD 6950 2GB instead for Excellent Performance in 2560x1600, tho am wary of potential problems with multi-stuttering, heat and noise. This would, I believe, require upgrades of motherboard to SLI-compatible version, as well as a stronger PSU. Thus, it would require me to drop the SSD to afford it.
2) I hear triple-channel RAM outperforms dual channel. Considering it is so cheap nowadays, can one go triple-channel 3 x 4GB, even tho it has been shown more than 8GB is pointless for standard use, meaning the upgrade is solely for a possible speed upgrade?
3) The case's appearance is irrelavent to me; I just need it to be big enough for large CPU coolers, vidcards and decent airflow. Do I need to get something better?
4) Is the PSU good enough for sure?
5) With reliability being the primary concern, are the mentioned SSD's the best choices for their price range? What is the risk of problems over a couple years? (general ballpark, 3% or 30% or what?)
2) I am not sure about this so I will leave it to someone else. but I think your ram would work fine and more then 8 gb is overkill.
3) See above
4) I dont know if I am just being blind but for the life of me I cant find a PSU in your post.... please point it out if im just missing it.
5) Hmm once again not entirely sure. However crucial SSDs seem to preform amazingly and I would guess any possible problem wouldnt come for 2-3 years assuming you dont get a defect of course. (not very likely most are just DOA and then you get a new 1 the next day from newegg).
I hope I answered everything. IF i didnt please let me know
Thanks muchly for the quick responses. I am hoping to order this tomorrow so I greatly value it =)
Other options for case are, for example, HAF 912 PLUS, SILENCIO 550, 690II ADVANCED, ENFORCER and slightly more expensive HAF 922.
Which of the first four there would be large and good enough? Trying to keep the budget down =)
1) 6950 will out perform the GTX 580, however your case only comes with 1 fan incase you didnt see that. Either way I would recommend a new case
I am somewhat shocked to hear you say the HD 6950 outperforms the GTX 580 at 2560x1600. Looking at http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-... "Radeon HD 6950 1 GB (Check Prices) Excellent 1920x1200 performance, Good 2560x1600 performance in most games with lowered detail" and on the next pages "Honorable Mention: GeForce GTX 580: Great 2560x1600 performance" and "2 x Radeon HD 6950 2 GB in CrossFire: Excellent 2560x1600 performance"