hi im a noob to pcs and this is the build i came up with is everything compatible and upgradable since i want to sli the 570 later. is there anything i missed thats needed for my computer to work go online play bf3 extra. should i go for a i3 for 64 bucks cheaper and upgrade to haswell in 2013 or is the i5 that much better. the case i picked would dual 570 fight into it. after rebates and shipping this build costs 1112 is this good for what im getting any help is appreciated
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Thanks for advice I'm changing my psu to either the corsair 850watt for 22 bucks more or the thermaltake 850watt for 9 bucks less than the raidnax so if i get a gtx 570 now let's say in a year or two I need more performance would it be better to sell the 570 and get a NVIDIA 600 series or sli the 570 and if i don't sli is doing the i3 and ugrading to haswell a good idea will I notice a difference want to play bf3 and skyrim at high settings
Commodities can be measured solely on price. If you tell somebody you will sell them a pig for $100 or whatever that must weigh at least 100 pounds then if you had 100 pigs that fit that description it really wouldn't matter which one you chose. From the perspective of the receiving person, there is no difference between one pig and another pig that weighs the same.
PSUs are not like that at all.
On a side note, neither is RAM, and people often treat RAM as a commodity object too.
PSU brands are a major factor in the worth of the entire product.
A 100 pound pig may have 50 pounds worth of edible meat. Another 100 pound pig will probably have about the same as the first one, so it really doesn't matter the difference here.
PSUs, on the other hand, have dozens of internal components and they vary widely in their performance characteristics. I am not going to get too technical about this, but the cheaper cost PSUs often omit things of quite real importance in terms of the overall picture.
Pretend you were going to buy a puzzle at the store. Would you tell the maker to leave out, say, 5% of the pieces in order to get a price reduction of, say, 30% on the puzzle?
In the same vein, generic brand PSUs cut corners and leave things out of the finished product that are important because most people are never going to really see the difference.
Most people aren't gamers and don't put huge loads on their PSUs like gamers do. Somebody using their computer to surf the internet would never open the proverbial box and put the puzzle together and discover that certain pieces were missing. They would just assume it is all there.
Gamers, though, tend to find out quite quickly that all the pieces are indeed not there.
For a gamer, a generic PSU could mean blue screens of death, shutdowns, blown up video cards, blown up motherboards, and plenty of other horrible eventualities.
If you would like a more in depth explanation from a technical perspective, this guide is a very good one
You got a point an extra 22 for the corsair psu is nothing especially since if the psu goes out it can take every thing with it and what do you think of my liquid cooler choice I choose the high performace silent I can save 20 buy getting dual 120m fans
Ya the PSU's are a very inportant part of the computer and if it doesn't work good it could cause other things to go wrong. But what Raiddinn is showing you the good PSU's to buy. That is where you need to put money into that for sure.
The i5 2500k is the way to go as far as CPU. But I like to SLI my cards. I know it is easier to use just one card and one card will hold up and do its job. But with two cards it will even do better.
You know that if the main card goes then you have a backup. If you could afford it Two GTX 560 Ti's 1gb of vram would do better than one GTX 580. But it is your choice.
There are good things to having SLI setups for now or for the fucture. Here is another link for PSU's. It will show you the best to the worst by brand name. I like my mother board it is what you are going to get the same one. I hope things work out for you.
1) It allows you to buy a micro board instead of a full atx board. Micro boards usually cost $60ish less for same maker boards. That amount can be tacked onto the video card price to buy a bigger one.
1a) Most micro boards have onboard graphics cards, this can be helpful when trying to diagnose problems.
2) One card almost always uses less power than two. The energy bill savings can be significant with a single card vs two slightly smaller ones.
3) One card allows for better heat and airflow management compared to two cards.
4) With two cards, especially high end cards, the number of PSU choices you have is more restricted.
5) With one card you avoid micro stuttering.
6) Less configuration headaches with 1 card instead of two.
Anyway, one video card solutions aren't good for everybody, but PCs with 1 video card do have about 99% of the market share vs two card setups' ~1%.