Really, you wont realize what kind of a shithole you'we been living in until you get an ssd.
While a 2gb 670 is $440 or for an acceptable 4gb 670 its around $510.
I wont be recording games though i'll be recording music, most of the time goes into mixing and mastering so the render times don't really worry me haha,
EDIT: i apologize for any bad spelling, im just currently on my phone typing
Last edited by Amity; 2012-11-08 at 02:04 PM.
@OP There's currently no need for 4GB nvidia cards or 6GB AMD cards.
They might be future wise better, but currently the default amount of VRAM is the best performer because the versions with higher VRAM have higher memory latency timings. Once you overclock the 4GB or 6GB versions, the timings are really getting awful at very high clocks.
Corsair is one of the best brands who provides PSU's. But that's mainly because Seasonic makes them. CX600 is being made by ChannelWell (CWT) and they aren't great as the HX/AX series. Try to have an eye for the HX650 which is modular.
Why would you buy such an expensive case (150$) while you can spend it for an SSD? Rather look for a case with atleast 1 intake & 1 outtake fans for 30-40$ and buy an ssd instead.
oh oops haha I didn't even realize, that's meant to be the 400r not the 500r, it's actually $115
really the main reason for the nice keyboard and case is I don't wanna have a feeling of downgrade when i build this PC to replace the iMac, I still want everything to look really nice and neat (reason for the case with good cable management)
Rather aim for performance now instead of looks :P
Try to live for a short while with a 20eur keyboard instead of a 100eur keyboard and buy an ssd in that place.
Best choose would be Samsung 840 128GB basic which costs 99eur
also don't underestimate a 1440p resolution with some high settings they can easily break certains cards (also higher Vram actually matters in these resolutions, ATI 6GB is overkill while nvidia 4gb suits the task better)
If you have the money, a SSD is a great upgrade, it's one of those pieces of hardware where once you've become accustomed to it, going back to a standard hard drive is the worst.
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If you want to stay on that budget ($1400), but want to include a SSD, there are some corners you can cut:
- drop ram down to 8GB. You will have no performance difference at all.
- different keyboard. For that kind of price you should get a mechanical, the G510 is overpriced. If you don't want/need a mechanical keyboard, get the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 for ~$50.
These two alterations will give you the money for a 128GB SSD (suggested models: Samsung 830/840, Crucial m4).
Also i would strongly recommend against the mouse. Roccat is one of the worst mouse manufacturers i have encountered so far. Get the Logitech G400.
Why do something simple, when there is a complicated way?
I've takin in some of the suggestions you guys have said and got this now (please let me know if i've added the wrong thing or model etc)
this comes to like $1817 all up which is really great considering it holds a 7970 and a 128gb ssd!
I'm still unsure of the keyboard, I have never tried mechanical keyboard and yeah I know i'll be wrong about this but to me it just reminds of
a real cheap office kind of keyboard no offence, what's the difference in the feel while typing? is it more clicky or something? It doesn't really worry
me if they're real great for gaming or not I just want a nice feeling and nice looking keyboard with handy features, I kind of chose the 510 cos of the extra
macro keys and was just going to see if the LCD could help me out with my recording stuff
Thanks for all the feedback so far it's been really great guys! much appreciated
Nowadays the modern mechanical keyboards have the Cherry mx switches. It really makes a lovely click. The difference between normal keyboards is that you don't hear or feel enough when you pressed a button.
The G510 isn't a mechanical keyboard btw.
Around the middle of the video he presses the G1, G2, G3 buttons and you hear immediately the difference :P
thanks for that, Price would be around 1850 and i'm still real happy with that seeing all the luxury items it holds haha