Originally Posted by XL-R8R
Thinking about what you've said, I think the Asus Sabertooth and ASRock Extreme 9 are both (with the last one especially) far too expensive for what they are offering.
I think this would be a far better solution in terms of motherboard: LINK
Also, why stick with (1066)1333mhz RAM when you can be running 2xxxMHz for very little money? The resulting memory bandwidth with the latter would make it well worth your time switching and you could also sell your current CPU/Mobo/RAM as a package for an easier sale, if you don't intend on keeping it.
If you went with the Kingston RAM (or some similar kit) I linked earlier along with the Extreme 6 and 3570K, that'd put you around €450 spent.... sell the Quadro for €100 - €120 and pick up another GTX470 while you're at it for no extra cash.
I also read you don't want an SSD.... I think you should invest in one as your main boot drive as it'll kick those SAS drives in the
with its latency and no doubt read/write too. Use the SAS drives for backup/storage space/steam/pr0n and have the best of both worlds.
Put the rest of your €600 budget to either stepping up to a 3770K for the extra e-peen + HT or on a custom WC loop like you mentioned... lots of value for your money if it worked out for you like this.
It's not that I don't plan in getting an SSD, I do, and I'd like more than one, but it's not really my main priority
I wasn't really decided on what to do with the old hardware, really, in the event of managing to sell the cpu-ram-mobo combo that will be of a really nice help. Getting the 3770k is really a waste of money for what I need imho, I understand what you mean, but for the e-peen (lol) I'd get a 3930k
Yup, the RAM I'm using was dead cheap, it was just to replace some never-worked-right 4x1GB OCZ Platinum EB 1600MHz CL6 I bought 4 years ago with the rest of my current hardware. (How I miss my old Corsair XMS2 675 CL4 OCed to 1066 CL4 lol)
Selling old hardware is only an extra, and by extra I mean new RAM, GPU, cooling, etc. Unless any of those fits in my current budget. Whatever comes after, is bonus!
Thanks for the mobo suggestion, that one is quite cheap!
Originally Posted by Caspase
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I take it that you only use one monitor for gaming, right? At that resolution, a gtx 470 is actually very capable. I would also go with the asrock z77 extreme 4 + i5 3570k + 2x4gb ram (no more, no less than 1600 cl 9 is needed)
This will give you a good basis for the future, since most games aren't that taxing CPU wise, currently. That should total about 380-400€, in my usual portuguese hardware store.
I woul advice against a h80i, there really are better solution, both termally and accoustically. The good things going for it are aesthetics and less motherboard strain, due to weight. Just get a hyper evo, ivy cant be OCed that far, and spending 50 more for 100 mhz is just... not ideal.
Save those 200, sell what you have and when the next gpu gen comes, you can buy a 770 and be done with it.
Edit: Just saw the 3 PCI-e requirements, that means you have to count with at least 50 more, and at that price I would go for a Sabertooth, just love the design
Conheço essa loja, vou dar uma vista de olhos!
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Yeah, I only use one monitor for gaming, I'd use both if I could lol. Oh, I feel that games currently are starting to get quite CPU taxing rather than GPU, as I said on a previous post, Far Cry 3 was making my 9450 "scream" as if it was being Prime95'd all over again.
Currently not planning to change cooling. If changing mobo, I'll get an adaptor from Noctua to place my NH-C12p on the LGA1155, my case albeit big has a major flaw where I can't put coolers that are too tall, or they'll interfere with the 200mm side panel fan. Later on, maybe custom watercooling
Unfortunately, those scores are theoretical. It's not that Far Cry 3 runs that bad, it doesn't, at least without MSAA Anti Alising on. Getting between 35 and 70FPS on Ultra settings is not bad, averaging around 45~50 FPS. Borderlands 2, it runs really well, aside on specific places where frame rates drop to about 25.
Originally Posted by Tonim89
Trigger, get a cheaper MB.
If you don't plan to build a multi gpu, you can get an Gigabyte Z77X-D3H.
I do if I have the chance, but that mobo does accept SLI or x-fire. And from a review I read, its pretty good, the only downside of what I wrote is the 4pin on the CPU instead of 8.
Thanks for the recommendation.