Hi all, I got more than 2000$ to spend on pc parts, first time build. I hate the fact that If you can spend that amount of $, you have to buy multiple monitors so you dont overkill with a beast gpu. Say I get a 680, how should I make it worth it to game on 1 monitor? I already have a 1080p that I can sell, so what should I do? Ill be gaming, but i plan to music edit ( ableton, cubase), virtual amp with maudio to plug in guitar, so Ill def need a nice cpu ( something better than an 3750k i guess), and is 8gb ram enough? I've been gaming for yrs on a 8800 gt with 2 gig ram pc so I dont really have a perception of whats really enough nowdays lol.
Btw I already bought a 256 gb samsung 830 ssd for 180 since it was on sale.
I also an on getting a sexy phantom 001 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I live near a microcenter, so I can get motherboards, cpus and hdd for real cheap. Have no idea what Mobo to get though. Im reading a 1000 page book just to get a better idea lol
Upgrading and repearing pcs 20th ed http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0789747103/ref=mp_s_a_1?p...
-downgrade to a phantom 410. no need to waste space and money
-ncix sells the noctua U12p SE2 for 39.99. cools way better and is way quieter
-for 2 bucks more i could get patriot viper 3 2x8gb for 45.54 after MIR at us.ncix. its so cheap
-the msi power edition gtx670 cools better, overclocks better, and is cheaper
id say not really for that. you can already do a very good overclock with stock voltage. when you do need to overvolt, just dont put that much voltage into it or risk damaging your card (standard issue).
it is still under the warranty so i dont see why not
and the card is still better than all the others.
if you want purely temps, the gigabyte windforce is my other recommendation
Yes I'm pretty much set on buying the Windforce because of better cooling. The Msi had slightly better performance in benchmarks, excluding temps etc
I was going to go with the Msi but chose not to because of the voltage problems, cosets more and has less supportf compared to Gigabytes.
Also, any good Full tower case colling, cable routing, performance/features-wise?
my gigabyte runs at 55c max @ 1ghz base and 1.2ghz boost
Do you think you'll need SLI cooling solutions if you ever want to? Also, I'd like a bigger case because it is easier to install mobo and you don't have to be so efficient with cable routing and cooling, so full tower seems fit. Phantom 420, just got released. Love the wordplay and the crazy leds. I think it's preorder though.
you dont need any. im fine with my 670 even though its in a silent case (550D is a oven compared to other gaming cases)
larger cases dont do much other than make you spend money on extensions. and it is just as easy since you dont have to route extensions and all that
What's the most cooling efficient case? Silverstone has the rotated mobo layout. I'm in college, always looking for the best shared apt. so maybe mid is better do to space? I only put the rig on the desk ( dust etc), so I guess I won't have much space left on a desk with a full tower on top.