I am ordering my rig next Tuesday/Friday and I wanted to see opinions on the parts and listen to suggestions/alternatives to things that might be better than what I've chosen.
That said I have a relatively flexible budget but I will only spend as much as need be.
On with the show then...
I intend on playing games on 1080p, pretty much everything since fm 2012 to BF3 and some productivity task (which aren't the priority).
BTW how does intel smart response teck work exactly and what hardware do I need to work with it?
Thanks for your help =)
1: upgrade to a asrock extreme4 mother board
2:just get a hyper 212 evo cpu cooler
3: get either a evga ftw 670 or a asus directcu2 top edition 670 card
4: get some gkill or crucial ballistix sport ram. you need low profle ram.
5: for your system get a xfx 550w power supply if you plan to run a single card and not ever upgrade. if you are to upgrade to SLI in the future, get a xfx 750w
6:a crucial m4 128gb SSD is more reliable and cheaper than the force 3
SRT works when you have a large HDD and a small SSD. you use the small ssd (typically 30gb) and set it up as a cache for the hard drive. it is a much cheaper option to get high speed storage without the high price. gigabyte has the easiest SRT software
Isn't the mobo kind of a sidegrade even tough it's micro?
Why do I need low profile?
I already have the PSU from a previous build, is it necessary to change?
I'll get a crucial, hyper 212 evo and the ftw then.
Do I benefit from srt even tough my main drive will be an ssd?
Can you please explain? I am buying everything from a friend's store and the difference is 35€ which is not a lot given the build but I would like to know what justifies the difference. Sorry if I seem demanding, that is not my intention, I very much aprecciate the help!
no. any generic low profile ram will have various timings. get mushkin blackline as they are low profile and have cl9 timings. the samsung one is also great as people say that they are easily overclocked