Why do they spend $300+ for a GPU?
2560x144 and 120Hz displays. That's why.
Blah so I broke down and instead of waiting for haswell decided to replace my i5 750 so ordered some new parts. Got me:
asrock extreme 4 (with free 8gb ram) didnt get it for this reason lol but well see how well it works with my ram i have lol if not Ill just continue using my old ram.
and a Samsung 830 128Gb
no reason to replace my other parts really and I dont feel like dropping the money for a badass video card just yet. Only wanted to spend about about 500. Will get new pics after I get my build redone in my case here in a week or so.
CPU:i5 [email protected] GPU:Gigabyte GTX760 WF3 Mobo:Asrock Z87E-ITX RAM:8Gb GSkill Ares@1600MhzCase:Atomic Orange Bit Fenix Prodigy Cooling: Corsair H100i HDD:1Tb WD Cav Black SSD: Samsung 830 128Gb PSU:Seasonic M2II620 KB:Razer Black Widow Mouse:Razer Naga 2014
Not the games I have been playing, i.e. Crysis 2, BF3 and GW2 on a 120hz monitor. Theoretically I would need nothing shy of GTX670 SLI to crank out the 100-120 fps (minimum!) @ max settings in the first 2 games :P
Also as Deltrus said, at 1400/1440p = performance takes a skydive unless you have a card that can really pull it's weight.
Also I doubt Haswell chips will exactly topple benches in gaming, with SB/IB the GPU still remains the primary bottleneck even with a GTX690.
And it will continue to stay that way till we see a true monster of a GPU (GK110 maybe?) that literally yells at the CPU "hurry up bitch, give me more frames to render or I'll eat you alive!" Then maybe we'll have a good reason to upgrade from SB/IB.
Your greed, your foolishness has brought you to this end.
- Prince Malchezaar
So finally I can add a decent machine to the list on here got the parts in today and put it together at work right now it's downloading a billion updates gw2 and rift lite but at least everything works
Case HAF 912
Mb: msi z77-g43
CPU: intel i5 3550
Psu: corsair cx600w
VGA: his hd 7870
Ssd: 128gb Kingston
Ram: 8 gigs of crucial sport
DVD burner: some cheap lg
And windows 7
Compared to my dual core 2 gig ram computer I just upgraded from this thing should be a beast... Unfortunately I just get to sit here and watch it download lol
CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX
Mechanical storage, defragmentation aside, is still my favourite kind of storage.
Want to save something? Take your hard drive, put it in a drawer. Get one of those USB->Sata cables/stations.
Can't trust discs, they spontaneously combust. With hard drives, if you treat them good, they won't break without notice.
I don't need storage that lasts. I just need it to be fast.
I don't have much value for my data. There is nothing important on those hard drives. That's all stationed on USB flash drives.
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