I'm getting my new computer I bought from I buy power and I got a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB EVGA SC Signature 2. But I looked into it and I've been reading a lot of cases with people having problems with it for an extreme variety of reasons.Problems like freezing or crashing or bsod when playing Any game or watching videos even. I'm a little worried since I'm fairly new to computers. Most seems to be driver issues so my first question is: is it better to instal the drivers from the disk the video card comes with, or install the newest ones from their website instead? Also some of the problems I read were mobo hardware monitoring software conflicting with the boost software, sound drivers conflicting, bios settings errors, graphics card not good paired with certain intel i7 or i5 proccesores, ect. All these things give me mixed signal of is it a lot of user error or is this going to require a lot of configuring. I thought most things were automatically found and adjusted. I also have seen that some pei ples mobos don't show the full amount of ram that they have. Idk I'm lost and its a lot to read and take in. I'll check if everything is properly seated and run tests on the cpu and gpu. And I'll make sure everything I paid for is there. But will I have to do a ton of troubleshooting right out the gate like people seem to report or is it bad luck on their part. Some preferred to RMA their video card and that either fixed their problem or not. Ive done a ton of research I just hope my huge purchase isn't a waste... thank you for your time and help I very much appreciate it
Specs (sorry for the format I copied them from the email I got)
Thermaltake Overseer Full Tower Gaming Case
AMD FX-8350 CPU (8x 4.00GHz/8MB L2 Cache)
1 x Processor Cooling Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
1 x Memory 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-2133 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance
1 x Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 2GB - EVGA SC Signature 2 - Core: 1163MHz - Single Card
1 x Video Card Brand Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
1 x Free Stuff [FREE] - Gigabyte GC-WB300D Bluetooth 4.0 / Dual Band WiFi Expansion Card - Free with purchase of selected Gigabyte Motherboard
1 x Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 -- AMD 990FX w/ 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16
1 x Power Supply 850 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-850AX
1 x Primary Hard Drive 1 TB WD VelociRaptor HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 10000 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
1 x Optical Drive [12X Blu-Ray] Pioneer BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
1 x Sound Card ASUS Xonar DSX
1 x Network Card Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card
Do not worry about the video card, it is as good as it gets.
Do worry aboit the amd cpu for a gaming pc, it is not as good as a 3570K
Do worry about a liquid cooler, they have some issues, compared to an air cooler.
Do worry about the velociraptor. They are expensive,and not nearly as capable as a SSD which should be used in a pc with your budget.
Don't worry you'll be fine...
Shouldn't worry about problems you have not yet encountered!
Install the vidcard (if it is not pre-installed) using the latest WHQL package from nVidia's webpage.
Should be a good rig!
Except I would use an SSD plus a conventional 7200 RPM drive for storage.
Personal choice though...
I prefer a number of smaller HDs instead of just a single giant one.
Those 10000RPM Raptors - do they still make those? I thought SSDs made them extinct...
They run noisy and hot, and not known for their longevity.
I had one when they first came out (150GB).
Expensive but fast!
Not compared to SSD though...
Today I wouldn't dream of building a new big-$$ rig like yours without an SSD as boot partition.
For sure thank you I guess I'm just over concerned >__< my buddy helped me pick it all out and he's pretty good with computers. I just saw a few things and overreacted since its my first pc. What are some problems with the liquid cooling? And I don't mind the amd processor not being as good, the intels were waaayyy super expensive. Not that my comp isnt expensive as is already. Alrighty if I have problems I'll be back thanks again.