Originally Posted by Cacophony
don't you think the extra 2 cores would benefit it on the 1090t? I would love to do a 2600k build but that's out of the price range for him.
This puts your knowledge of current hardware at suspect... For games you do NOT need a 2600k, a 2500 is way better for games... because you save $100 which can be put into a better gpu!
Originally Posted by silentnight
For Ultra I was advised SLI decent quad core, solid state HD and quality ram. They really put breathing room in this one to last a while and from what I've read it's more than ready for the new ATI's coming out soon. Infact I think someone quoted a dice dev stating their isn't a rig made yet that can max BF3.
An SSD? No. SSD's will have almost NO effect on FPS once you get into a game. They are great for windows responsiveness and file transfers / game loading, but not general game performance.
Also... Quality RAM? There's no such thing. I've bought over 600-800 sticks of RAM in the last few years and I can tell you that maybe 5-6 sticks were dead, 4 of them being OCZ and 1 was a Kingston I believe. Don't let marketing fool you with "Quality" RAM... don't spend the extra money for those MEGAHURTZ when the timings are just as important.
Marketing > you.
PS:... buy G.skill / Corsair ;]Edited by ZainyAntics - 8/23/11 at 2:31am