Originally Posted by Sabartuth
I really like this site,it's full of useful information. I'm in the process of building me a gaming rig,after weeks of flip flopping from one GPU to the next (and losing some hair in the process.) I've decided on the EVGA 560 TI SC. So I want to know,when is there a need to overclock,and is the difference noticeable? If monitors have a cap of 60hz,why shoot for higher if it will make no determinable difference. I only ask this because the info will further help me in my decision before I buy a card, and I see and read about it so much on the various forums and videos I've watched. None as best as I can recall have said anything along the lines of the question I've asked.
My system will have:
Sabertooth 990FX MB
Amd Phenom ii x4 processor 980 BE
32GB of RAM-Corsair Vengeance 1333MHZ
Seagate Barracuda 750GB,7200rpm HD
Antec H2O 620 cooler
Cooler Master 690 Advance case(Nvidia addition)
Evga 560 TI SC GPU
SSD----undecided,but I will be getting one.
PSU....undecided,but it will be between 800w &1000w
Please share your opinions,comments, and suggestions on anything you see fit.
32gb if RAM is highly unneccessary for a gaming rig. 8gb of RAM max.
Less money on RAM, more money on CPU/GPU, or a good Air Cooler for overclocking the CPU (I'm not a fan of sealed water coolers).
On the note of CPU's you can buy better, but that Phenom II will be more than enough overclocked if you can get it significantly cheaper than an i5 2500k.
I also doubt a 1000w PSU would even be neccessary.