Ok so here goes. About to set in stone this final build. I would like thoughts on Mobo / Ram / Cpu choices. Im going to really only be using this for gaming and possibly watching movies. I dont want to upgrade for a couple years. Are there any suggestions? Im about to pull the trigger on this setup and go from there. Any help will be awesome. Thanks in advance for reading!
EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Im planning on GTX 580 then moving to SLI in the future. The articles Ive read say less micro studder and issues are associated with single 580, Im pretty sure this is the GPU I want)
Games are not multithreaded that much that they can take advantage of hyperthreading .
And when a cpu core is at near saturation by the thread its running then hyperthreading adds nothing because there is no unused processing resource available any way .
The bottom line is that the 2600k wont give you any advantage in games , and by the time it ever does there will be newer faster processors available .
Even today most people wont use more than 4 gig of RAM while gaming .
DX9 titles use exactly the same amount of RAM to run a game as there is on the graphics card . The same information has to be in both graphics RAM and system RAM at the same time . DX10 and 11 that has changed but it is still roughly similar amounts of RAM used by the graphics and system .
Many people are getting 2 x4 gig because RAM is cheap but even that will leave nearly 6 gig unused by a game using your graphics card and running windows .
I havent ever built a computer using 16 gig of RAM , but I have seen benchmarks online that show they take a minor performance hit over a system using less
I guess thats why a lot of the reviews on Newegg have people complaining about the RAM only coming in as 1333MHz until they set it in BIOS? The i7 looks like its native 1333MHz as well.
Other than my CPU and abundance of RAM do you see any issues? Im not set in stone about the MB but I do believe both choices should work fine. (Ive seen that a lot of people like the ASRock MBs but havent used em before)