February 2, 2013 at 6:25 am #158618
Okay, I can’t wait for Haswell so I’m upgrading now. Before I pull the trigger, let me know what you think:
I want to keep it under $700 so this fits perfectly.February 2, 2013 at 9:39 am #196826
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Perfect fit. You know what you’re doing.February 2, 2013 at 1:44 pm #196820
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Needs more RAM. Otherwise perfect.February 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm #196821
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Why are you upgrading if you play a game once a year? :pFebruary 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm #196815
Yeah why upgrade? And why to a CPU with hyperthreading? Most don’t benefit from it. But those are a great selection of parts regardless.February 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm #196808
Im having a lot of issues with my current build. I bought it about 2.5 years ago so its about time to retire it. I want hyperthreading mostly for rendering performance.
Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2February 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm #196823
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Good parts… how good has G.Skill RAM been for you though? I’ve always got Corsair RAM.
I got 16GB XMS 3 (DDR3) RAM. Might get another pair as well. I want more RAM for my VMs.
Might also get a dedicated SSD for the VMs too.February 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm #196816
One should only look at G.SKILL, Corsair, or Mushkin RAM.February 3, 2013 at 12:39 am #196809
Okay, I’ve modified it a bit. Going with the EVGA Z77 FTW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188120&Tpk=evga%20z77%20ftw
And the Corsair Vengeance 16GB kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233299February 3, 2013 at 4:54 am #196817
You do not want to get an EVGA Z77 lol. Their BIOS is so ancient compared to the others.February 3, 2013 at 5:11 am #196824
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What about an Asrock?February 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm #196810
@jester 115656 wrote:
You do not want to get an EVGA Z77 lol. Their BIOS is so ancient compared to the others.
I went with EVGA because I was able to save $110 off of retail price.
@remixedcat 115657 wrote:
What about an Asrock?
I’ve never used Asrock, nor seen them used in friends builds. So they are not in my “comfort zone” of hardware lol.February 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm #196818
LOL okay strud, that would seal the deal for me too. But when it comes to Z77/X79, the absolute best are ASUS, ASRock, and Gigabyte. MSI is close too. But EVGA’s Z77s aren’t bad so that’s a great deal. EVGA X79s on the other hand… avoid at all costs.February 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm #196811
LOL noted 😀
I had mixed feelings about it as well. But the money savings will let me get better RAM as well as new computer speakers which I needed badly.February 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm #196822
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I had an Asrock in my mini PC, it was great. Don’t be afraid of them, they’re one of the best brands.
I have to ask again, why exactly are you upgrading to such high end stuff? You don’t exactly game, ever. Are you doing this purely for folding or whatever lol?
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