Originally Posted by Matt-Matt
Why get a 7870? A "Good" 7870 is the same as decent 7950 most of the time and you get an extra game in the states? Don't know why you'd limit yourself to a 7870 if you can afford all that extra hardware
I'd suggest a 128GB SSD as 256GB is really not essential if you have mechanical HDD's to put photos/music/videos on and even some bigger things like games. I'm doing fine on my 64GB drive wtith 25.5GB free!
I personally don't like CLC's but haven't really heard much of the Thermaltake Water Extreme, I'd personally suggest a nice air cooler such as a NH-D14 or just settle with a custom loop from the money on the SSD saved
I'd suggest a 2TB Green drive if you're not using it for programs too, maybe even a 3TB just to save rack space if you need more HDD space.
Ouch, that would suck. I wish I got a 3770k for the price of my 3570k!
Might have to see if I can arrange dads friend to get one on sale..
i choose the Gb 7870, because its already OCed from factory, 100mhz more then reference,
it runs at 1.1ghz, thats already about 10% more speed(highest 7870 factory oc out there)
so that bump only should get me close to performance with the 7950, which is about 50-60 euro more expensive where i live
and i have headroom to oc it more if i want, i like the 3 fan design also..runs cool and quiet
i know the 7950 has 1gb more ram, but im not planning more monitors anywhere soon..for games it doesnt offer alot more performance, 1 gb more ram
i did some research on prefab watercoolers, i like the , no messing around with tubes, liquids etc,
and if i build one myself, its way more expensive too..at least 100 euro more..
the thermaltake water extreme 2.0 isnt well known yet, but it outperforms the H100, or the D-14
check some reviews/benchmarks, and youll see
i like the way it looks
i wont but, if i had to choose another aircooler, i deffo go for the new Phantek,
especially with higher oc's and/or heat/watts, it performs ..very good
(feels like some salesman now)
128gb ssd should do for now..but djeez, my kid asked me last time, can i install max paine 3?
i said, sure, how big is it?.....eerr well...about 60 GB,( my face
) games are getting really big,
thats why i try to buy a 256gb..but for OS and some proggies etc,
128gb is more then enough for me personally, dang kids...lol
yea , i collect movies, series etc, but now moving to full HD movies,
so im going from 7-800mb movies, to 2-3gb per movie..
my secondary hdd, a 1TB is almost full..
i use a 500gb for OS etc..
o wait, i didnt say i can afford it..lol, its my wishlist for next year,
it will take me about a year to save the money to buy it all .. Edited by VonDutch - 11/16/12 at 4:04am