Originally Posted by DirtyBeans808
Hi i'm DirtyBeans and i'm new to the forums. I have always been interested in computer and video games.
I have recently developed and interest in programming. I've built a computer a few years back and now its time for an upgrade,
haven't really been up to date with the latest cpus and gpus. Looking to read reviews and find the best bang for my buck.
Glad you came here to update yourself
I myself joined in order to learn and less update since I am a new, but since then iv learned a whole bunch!
1) AMD is the value line which one would go bang for buck
Intel is for the cutting edge performance
Currently Intel has the new Haswell CPUs which are 4xxx series. ranging from i3-i7 (i7 offers hyper threading) ranging from 150?-400/500 (not sure the limit)
Currently AMD offers Fx 43xx,63xx,83xx series each adding 2 extra "cores/modules" for up to 8 on the 83xxx series ranging from 90bucsk to 190bucks
2) Nvida has them new 7xx series GPU and newest one being 780TI which is the "worlds best GPU" currently 700 bucks with 3 free games great for 1080p-1440p single card set up.
AMD has come out with a new series of r9-2XX cards which are the "best value" cards available. 550 bucks for the best card with a choice of 3 games (almost on par with performance) these cards scale well when crossfiring, and are "great' for 4k gameplay as well as anything under it.
3) SSD solid state drives are basically a large thumb drive which allows programs to instantly load, windows can boot in under 30 seconds most the time.
Hybrid ssd/hdd hard drive disk could have a ssd cache inside it and saves most used programs to boot extreamly quick but not as fast as ssd, (more economical but not widly used since ssd is not much of a big cost for 60gb which is all you need to save your OS and important boot up programs)
4) motherboards seem the same..3.0usb, 3.0 PCI, gigabyte ports? yata yata, (sorry i got no info on mobos=/)
yeah..ask ill try to answer =]