Originally Posted by Joeey
Ok sweet as!
Yeah I decided to go with the i7 because I've been hearing good things about hyperthreading in new and upcoming games, even Crysis 3 reportedly uses it. I went with the GTX 780 because I plan to buy 3 x Asus VG248QE monitors later on and the 780 is far better than the GTX 770 at high resolutions. And yes i agree the 240GB ssd will fill up quickly but it will be ok for a while, should be able to hold the OS, programs and 10 games easily
So it comes to about $2500 AUD which is more than i was planning to spend but I think it will be worth it and should last a while, just hope the new intel chips don't come out too soon... Thanks for the advice anyway, i think i will order this very soon
Ah! Now I see why you need so much GPU power! I Sounds like a plan!
I intend to stay with 1080p gaming (on an even bigger monitor, 27" or 32"), and my favorite games (Fallout and Elder Scrolls series, MMO's, Civ V) are not so demanding on the graphics anyway, more on the CPU (but won't use the hyperthreading this generation), all being basically databases with video, so I think I'll be ok with my old single Radeon 5850 for just a little while longer.
I also would have preferred to stay with AMD, rather than going over to the Dark Side, but I just couldn't because Intel has too big a performance advantage especially in my kind of CPU-bound games. Civ V, Skyrim and Neverwinter in particular show a huge Intel advantage. Edited by Izdaari - 8/6/13 at 1:03am