Hey guys, after the sumwat dissapointing debut of bulldozer i thought it was time for me to pull the trigger on my new build..
I had this build planned as a backup just in case bulldozer wudnt deliver.
So here it is, some are old parts from my previous pc which i will mention in the post...Hopelly this biild will last a good few years atleast...
Cpu: intel 2500k ( wiill b ocing it straight out of the box to 4.6ghz)
Cpu cooler: hyper 212 plus (pushNpull config)
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb 1600mhz 18.104.22.168 cas
Mobo: Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 socket 1155
VGA: Asus Nvidia GTX480 1536MB ( from old pc)
PSU: Corsair 650TX (from old build)
Case: Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus ( extra 4x120mm fans)
DVD Drive: Pioneer ( from old pc)
HDD: 2x500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 16MB ( from old pc)
Mouse and pad: Coolermaster Storm Sentinel Advance with Razor Goliathus control mat
Keyboard: Basic logitech media keyboard
Monitor: Samsung B2430H 24" widescreen (from old pc)
OS: Win7 home premium 64bit
I will be adding a SSD in the futute, but i am not sure whether to use it as a standalone or quick cache option ?
Please post ur thoughts...any comments will be highly appreciated.
Well, looks pretty good. that VGA is gonna put out a ton of heat and pull a lot of power, but I think you know that already It's a nice rig!
You definitely should go for a standalone SSD. Check out this review that came out, and see what's in your budget. I would recommend staying away from older OCZ drives, they have some issues with reliability. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-nand-reliabilit...
Looks pretty good. There is a new version of that CPU cooler (EVO). I'm guessing you have access to the HAF 912 Plus? I could only get the standard edition in Canada so I ended up returning it and getting the Silverstone PS06. HAF 912 is a pretty good simple and open case.
I will recommend against any Coolermaster products, regardless of quality. Many of their PSUs have liar labels on them or lack protections they claim to have (fact, not opinion; reviews at HardwareSecrets). That's dishonest, and IMHO a dishonest company does not deserve anyone's business. Fortunately, in any market where Coolermaster has products, there are competitors offering equal (or better) alternatives for the same (or less) money, e.g. Rosewill cases, Xigmatek coolers, etc.
Ahh, excellent question. I believe people are expecting a Q2 release for new video cards, not sure on that. We have absolutely NO idea what the performance will be like, only that it should be a huge improvement.
went ahead with the upgrade...and quite honestly it was worth every penny !!
Average frame rate in games like crysis 2 and witcher 2 have increased by almost 200% ...where i used to get only 15-20 FPS now its around 60 FPS... and thats all on STOCK cpu/vga speed !!
I had no idea that my old 955 was holding the whole system back this much..
Thx all for your feedback. now am off to play some games like they were meant to be played