My old system
core 2 duo E6300
Radeon hd 4850
crappy Cuba MS-7301
corsair tx650w psu
2x gb ddr2 ram
my new system will hopefully be
corsair tx650w from old rig
Will be getting a ssd 30 -60 gb for cache, a decent hdd and a cpu cooler later for a little over clocking.
I'm hoping this will give me a good game in bf3 on medium settings?
(1680x1050 when misses wants tv, then i think 19 something x 1080 in big tv)
Hoping my psu will do the job?
Would like to know a recommended DDR3 ram?
This is the best i could find within my budget.
Thanks, all sensible comments welcome,
More about :2500k compatibility performance build comment
PSU - Your Corsair 650w will be fine for a single GPU.
SSD Cachine - Not worth it in my opinion. You can spend just a bit more money and have a solid 120GB SSD for your boot / OS partition, then supplement that with a good HD for storage / apps.
MEM - Any DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v modules will do fine in standard height. Do not get modules with tall heat spreaders. They are uesless without serious overclocking, get in the way of some CPU coolers, and impeed airflow.
Thanks sarinaide, i have checked out all of these, reviewed them and price checked them before coming up with my list.
The thing is, is that most of what you have said are about a extra £20 to £40 extra each on all the items, and these are adding up.
What exactly in your opinion makes the gigabytes so bad with the 1155 chip. Or honestly is this just a giga hate, if you have some fair points i will re-think my mobo.
I had two Gigabyte boards a GA-P67A-UD4 and a GA-Z68XP-UD3R(which was a RMA for the first) both hit boot loops that where unrecoverable, I have tested on G2 motherboards and they are scary to operate off, compared with the AMD boards Gigabyte has had a bad spell with the 1155 socket.
Yeah, one thing thou, i have read about this board is that it's not like there other boards, where people like yourself have had these sort of problems. A few reviews were amazed that gigabyte has actually got it right, and for a good price too.
Hi sorry for late reply sarinaide, really not bothered where i buy from as long as they seem reasonable and not a dodgy site, i usually go to scan, but if you can recommend any other sites that would be good.
I wasn't going to over clock to the extreme and is crossfire really that much better then buying a 7*** series later on down the road??