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post #11 of 23
AMD's driver support? They have just as many issues as Nvidia does, my 660 Ti and the rest of the Nvidia cards I've owned isn't the perfectly flawless, superior piece of technology most Nvidia-biased people would like to imagine they are.

AMD's drivers are no where as bad as you might think they are, go try out a modern 7xxx series card, see for yourself.
Edited by StayFrosty - 5/25/13 at 10:17pm
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Alright so here is what I have, it isn't final but I just want to double check and make sure I am not missing anything important.

CPU:
Intel Core i7-377k Ivy Bridge - 329.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

Graphics Card:
Asus Geforce GTX 620 - 529.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121635

Ram:
Corsair Vengence 16gb (8x2) - 145.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233277

SSD:
Samsung 840 pro series 256gb - 248.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193

Cooling System:
Corsair Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler - 107.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181031

MotherBoard:
Gigabyte ga-z77x 1155 intel - 149.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544

Hard Drive:
Western Digital 1tb - 67.90
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

Case:
Cooler Master Haf 932 - 159.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

Total:$1,741 (give or take a couple $$)

So is this all I need? Have I missed anything, as well as should everything function together? Do I have enough of everything? I also have one question about an operating system. What is the difference between all these pro's, home editions and stuff like that. Does it really matter which one I get?
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Get rid of the i7 and save the 100$. Get an 3570k or FX- 8350. Put tthe extra money towards your gpu. You wont see any benefit to hyper threading at the moment if this is a gaming rig. Same with the Pro SSD. Just get the standard version. Unless you're going to be writing 20-30gbs a day to it, just get the standard and save 50$

Too bad ram prices went up. I was about to say 150$ for 16gb was a joke but everything has gone up a bit. You'll only really need 8gbs but 16gb is nice to have. If you do get 8gbs, and save 50 or 60$, thats a total of 200$ in saving that you can put towards your gpu. You could get a 7970ghz or 780.

Go for a seasonic or corsair 650w semi modular psu.
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my only input would be maybe get a video card that has more then 2gb. its really starting to become a necessity anymore to have more and more vram. slowly more and more games are hitting over 2gb on cards from what im seeing. and it shouldn't be any more expensive. $50 bucks at most. and seeing as you are buying a card in the 500 range that shouldn't be a very big issue. and early congrats on your first build. you'll always remember it lol. cheers.
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my only input would be maybe get a video card that has more then 2gb. its really starting to become a necessity anymore to have more and more vram. slowly more and more games are hitting over 2gb on cards from what im seeing. and it shouldn't be any more expensive. $50 bucks at most. and seeing as you are buying a card in the 500 range that shouldn't be a very big issue. and early congrats on your first build. you'll always remember it lol. cheers.


I agree with this. Generally more than 2gb is for multi displays, but when you really crank up the AA and other graphics, it starts to hit the limit of the 2gb. I got a 2 week old GTX 680 FTW+ 4gb model off ebay for about $400 from someone who wanted a titan when they came out. Kind of a bit of future proofing in the graphics department. You may be able to get them even cheaper now since the 700 series is out.
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post #17 of 23
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So after some research I decided to go for the i5 3570k and upgraded my graphics card to a gtx 680 4gb instead of the 2gb. I noticed that the 700 series doesn't even have a 4gb model yet? I might have missed it but I think either way that I am well off with the gtx 680 4gb.

Any ideas on what is a good, cheap mechanical keyboard to buy? (By cheap I mean under $100)
post #18 of 23
What resolution are you going to be playing at OP? Because 4gb would be overkill for 1080p or less. By the time games could even use that much VRAM at that resolution, you will probably be upgrading your card.
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I dunno slaughtahouse, the new consoles coming out all have massive amounts of RAM, so for a little bit of future proofing a 4gb GPU wouldnt be a bad idea.

@OP, the WD Blue drive isnt their highest performance option. The Black drives are the ones used for high performance applications. Dont actually know if theres a difference beyond a sticker tho, either way that massive SSD will treat you very well. Good choice on the i5, i run the 2500k and it has yet to disappoint at stock clocks.
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That's just an assumption that the consoles will force heavy VRAM usage. As of today, it is overkill.
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