Originally Posted by Frankzro
I want the computer now... I am supposed to go to another job site near home, so I wanted the computer done as soon as possible. I have to watch a Huge machine and drive back and forth so I still don't have the time I want. I bought the parts before I even knew anything about Ivy Bridge, I bought most the stuff like between last month and this month. Plus I am new to INTEL, geez this s the last time I build INTEL... theres always a catch, shoulda just stuck with AMD like I always do and it would have cost me a lot less to do it, basically half of what I spent.
As I have said before , the parts were ordered from the internet... which I am not a huge fan of doing that for certain parts like CPUs and MoBos .
I could send the CPU back but I opened the box already... I have gone through one G1.Sniper because my friend killed my first one. So imagine having to get another one?
That sucked and I don't wanna keep sending back parts to wait for more parts -_-. After this, I have decided NO MORE INTEL BUILDS EVER! ... If this was AMD I wouldnt even worry because of backwards compatibility. This will be my first and my last INTEL build
Don't go blaming Intel for your poor choice in parts, and lack of research.
+ P8P67 Pro
+ 8GB RAM
In gaming, this will match or exceed the performance of your 970 considering you can push it to 4.7 GHZ easily.
Compare that to the nearly $1200 you spent on the CPU, MOBO, RAM combo. Not to mention your 3GB 580.
That's $750 + $350 towards a sick monitor.
I dare you to find anything that AMD has to offer at ANY price point that beats that price / performance combo.
You came here and posted your computer specs and asked for opinions
. We're not here to tell you what you want to hear, but rather, how to get the best bang for your buck.
Next time you build a computer, ask 1st, build 2nd.
Around here, most people will give you advice on the best direction to go, whether it's Intel or AMD.
Right now, AMD has nothing that compares to Sandy Bridge performance. Bulldozer may or may not change that. And guess what? Bulldozer is only officially supported in AM3+ motherboards, which are being killed off next year.
I apologize for my bluntness, but that's why I suggested for you to return the parts and build with Sandy Bridge, and get yourself a sick monitor that will give you a better gaming experience for the amount of money you spent.Edited by 2010rig - 8/19/11 at 5:25pm