and have bought myself an SSD and a hard drive that I'm pretty happy with and windows 7, which I'm less happy with, but need to satisfy my gaming needs
I also already have 2 DVD-RW drives avaliable, as well as a monitor, keyboard and mouse
Any help on whether the 2500k or the 3570k would be the one to buy
heard that pcie 3.0 will only be available on ivy bridge, but have also heard of temperature gains when compared to sandy bridge
The psu I selected here, is out of stock and is going to be resupplied 10 days ago......
was wondering if there are any others (preferably from aria.co.uk or dabs.com) would be of a similar quality, at preferably the same price range. Also would 750W be enough to run this system, with either a GTX670 or a HD7850 possibly in SLi/XFire in the future?
On to the GPU - Am stuck between getting the 7850, and possibly another sometime in the future, or the GTX670
Was almost decided on the 7850 until a couple nights ago when fallout became unplayable after updating my drivers, meaning i could only be in interior cells, without a crash, and i have to coc command round to people houses in the game, which becomes a little frustrating!
Is it worth the extra £70-80 and living off cheese alone (have a giant stockpile for a reason I can not figure out) for around a month, for the extra performance, and also will the psu be okay with this, or can I perhaps even drop the wattage? And which is the best 670 to go for that will fit in to the HAF 912 case? I may SLi in the future, but the distant future, with a new PSU if i need to.
Last of all, the motherboard - I have heard great things about the MoBo i have chosen, but i am wondering if I will be able to fit my current DVD drives, as they're about 4 years old and i would like to use the cables i have connecting them right now
The 2 SATA cables that come with the board are going to be used for my Hard Driver and SSD unfortunately
And will the board be able to fit my sound card , tv tuner, 2 DVD drives and 2 storage drives comfortably?
Sorry for the giant post, and i will probably have forgotten something and have to add it in later, but thanks in advance for any advice!
Going back to the stock drivers on the disk that came with my graphics card seem to have fixed the problems I was having
Are the AMD/ATI drivers really as bad as people say?
Leaning more and more towards the GTX 670 now
I don't understand why people even say that AMD drivers are bad, I haven't used an AMD card in years personally but a friend of mine had the HD 5770 for a while and had no problems. He upgraded to the GTX 560Ti (clean OS and new motherboard) and had nothing but issues, as soon as he switched it for the HD 6950 it was fine.
Not that I am saying Nvidia drivers are bad, I have had the 7400GS then the 7950GT then the GTX 460 and I have had a couple of minor issues but nothing major.
So many decisions!
I'm thinking it will be the 670 now, just for that extra bit of future-proofing
Any ideas on which of the models to go for (preferably one avaliable on www.dabs.com )?
Pretty much decided that the 3570k is the one i'll go for simply because i don't plan on a major overclock and the hyper 212 evo seems like it will handle the clocks I will be running at no problem.
Only the PSU left to decide on.
Is 750W enough to run 2 670's in the system im looking at?
Checked with an online calculator and it told me i needed 752W haha!
Also if I decided not to worry about SLI what should i drop the wattage to?
Can't believe the price difference over in the US, JAA228, compared to here
Although it's probably to do with the exchange rate changing as it does
Thanks for the links Why_Me, will 750W be able to handle SLI 670's yeah?
Also, if anyone could give their opinion on the different models of 670 (heard the palit jetstream was a good buy, but wasn't sure about case dimensions etc)