I am still using a desktop from the 2004 and i really havent been catching up with whats good of the new ones.
although I googled around I found that new releases may not be so good as they seem.
Now I want a powerfull pc (lets not go as far as NASA) which i intent to use for gaming. I am sick of trying to play games on lowest graphics and still struggling.
Budget is not of a problem (within reason), but the offer for what I mentioned above is $1400. Since I can afford a bit more than that I want to make sure my graphic card is good enough. If not to replace it with better.
And here I need you opinions. I dont have the time to go through all the reviews from the past few years, but let me know what you think of the performance of this GS and what would you suggest.
Sunius I have sent u private message asking you for a new build u might want to check this out.
The country I live in is Norway (stuff are expensive here!)
I DO want to build my own. I've done it before, its really exciting and I do want to repeat it.
Budget is limited to 1600$. (actually i can afford 1000$ more, but next month )
I would be glad to have a new build.
PC will be used for gaming purposes. High performance would be preffered.
actually that is just a shop for electrical hardware which happens to have computers aswell. I just ended up on a commercial in the newspaper today and decided that Its time for me to check around what I can get.
I used that offer as a basis to start my research since I have not been updating myself with new info on pc hardware since 2004.
So here I am looking for a new build. I am not really familiar with Norway's computer shops, so I may actually order them from abroad. (tax will not be included which makes it expensive)
Expert has computers but I dont know how far they are into this category.
I actually might need to make a research on what shops this country has before ordering around. But what I was intending to do is to first learn what parts I want in order to build a new tower, and then search for them in shops.
I see. The reason I asked you for a link for shop in your country because I have no idea of the prices. I suppose prices are similar to UK? Your budget is $1600, That translates to 1040 GBP. Let's see what you can get for that price:
a) Basically, you put your windows and mostly used programs/games on the SSD. They load fast, open up instantly. However, you can't put everything on it, since you have only 120 GB and it's preferable to have at least 30% of it free, because if you fill it up, the performance will suffer. Furthermore, it's absolutely useless to put music, movies or documents there - they don't benefit from it.
b) Not really. The only advantage i7 has over i5 is that it has hyperthreading - which is having 8 vitual cores (called threads) instead of 4. However, there is no game in the world that is able to use all eight cores, most use 2 maximum and only Battlefield 3 uses 4. Also, since the i5 model is unlocked, you can overclock it as much as i7, so the performance in games will be identical.
c) Yes. My own system has 8 GB of RAM and when I have 3 games open (Battlefield 3, Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft) at the same time, it uses a little bit more than 6 GB. So it's pretty much unrealistic to reach the 8 GB limit, unless you use some kind of super duper powerful 3d modelling program. I have reached RAM upper limit once, when I left a memory leak in my own program.. It's wasn't pretty . Anyway, you can always add two more sticks to upgrade to 16 GB in few years if you feel it's not enough, but at this day, it's totally waste of money to get more than 8 GB.
Hi again, finally I am getting the whole thing this week, but the store will not have the motherboard mentioned above untill the date I have appointed to (6th of July) so they asked me if I would like an alternative.
So Im asking for your advice on which I would choose in order to be able to upgrade this computer in the future: