Hey guys, I'm really looking to max out everything that comes at me this fall/winter. As well as keeping framerates 60+. My PC at the moment handles most things pretty well, but i'm really looking to experience these games to their fullest.
I'll post my specs below for you guys to look at and give me your opinions on what you feel I should upgrade. I was thinking a new Motherboard/CPU/RAM however i'm not sure what my best options would be when it comes to things like (intel i5 2500 vs intel i7 2600) or (16gb ddr3 1600 Vs 16gb ddr3 2200) Any help would be great! Thanks!
Also, I have had bad experiences with AMD in the past so I kinda favor Intel / Nvidia and SLI interests me.
This is a classic example of what I was talking about in the last thread. Don't take it wrong, we have all done it... planned for SLI/Crossfire and then by the time it is actually needed the card is no longer made.
You could easily get more mileage out of the CPU with an overclock, if your board can deal with it. I'm not sure the northbridge on a 780i board can take a lot more heat... just depends.
You would bump the core speed up to 400mhz... making the CPU run at 3.2Ghz. That would cover your gaming for the time being.
Your memory could stay the same as it will run at the core speed x2... 800mhz.
Grab a GTX 580 and a good cooler that is likely to be compatible with the next gen Intel platform, LGA 2011 (Ivy Bridge).
Thanks for the suggestions! I was thinking about waiting for Ivy bridge too, the current stuff is halfway through it's prime now at the rate technology is going. Im new to the whole SSD thing, does it really make much difference to in-game performance? I heard from someone that it mostly just helps with loading times?
Yes that's true.
Boot times, loading times, installation times, virus scans, windows updates... FPS, no, except when the game is trying to load textures on the fly.
Don't dismiss loading times though. They can be pretty long in newer games, or so I hear
I have a 160GB Intel 320. I bought size and reliability over speed and don't regret it a bit. I do want a larger one now and find myself moving some less important games off the SSD onto the HDD, but that is fairly painless with the right tools.
Ya when you getthe money for later upgrades likes the CPU and motherboard that will give you the chance to boost up that ram...ddr3 is very nice not to mention the newer boards come with USB 3.0 which will also help with load and download times