It's not finished yet, I still need a GPU card and a SSD, but I will do high-end gaming on it.
I didn't know Vengeance LP came in red! What GPU are you looking at? 280X?
Yeah they do :D and I was actually thinking two-way SLI GTX 670, since my motherboard should handle them adequately, what do you think? I thought Nvidia just cause they work so well with Intel and they are "noob" friendly
Ok, wow, I see. So would an ASUS 280x be good? I'll check the prices to see if I can get it during black friday.
I just checked that edition, its way to expensive for me, It seems like Asus R9 280X DirectCU II Top is the way to go! Thanks for your advice dude!
Get 2 GTX 760s instead of 2 670s. Also wait until 10.28.13 so you can get 2 free games with each of your GTX 760s. (Batman Arkham Origins and Splinter Cell: Blacklist)
I was actually hoping that I could buy at least one during black Friday, wouldn't it be cheaper then?
no less then $200. just buy em after October 28th. Their going to come with batman arkham origins and splinter cell blacklist which u can easily make money of off. (atleast $50 if ur too lazy to sell them at a high price and decide to sell them for $25 each)
Good build, I assume its been in the works for a while? With regards to GFX, id say get a 770 or the ati equivalent instead of an sli/cf setup, but thats just my 2 cents :)
Thanks man! It has, I intended to pull it up on the site a while ago but I simply forgot, so it's been running since August. Haha, I have just been convinced that the R9 280x is a much better value for me, so that's what I'll probably be getting by the end of next month.
I would honestly keep the tower on the floor, but that's personal preference.
Do you want an SSD for just the OS or for other things like programs/games/etc? Because there are some 64GB SSDs on the market going for like $65 right now.
And a 7950 would cost you like $200. That'll get you minimum of 30 fps on Battlefield 3 with ultra settings.
Other than that awesome build!
Yeah I've seen them, I actually want at least 120gb for all of what you mentioned, and I think I'll get the Asus R9 280X DirectCU II Top on black Friday as well
That sounds awesome.
for 120 GB, the Samsung 840 EVO is an excellent choice to keep in mind. It's what I'm using now for OS and other programs. No problems whatsoever (it's at 102 GB filled right now).
I would go with a stronger single card rather than SLI but thats up to you. Anyways kinda good build, didnt really like the blue and red together.
Yeah, I see that R9 280x is my best choice and I completely agree with the red-blue issue, but the ROG mobos were soo expensive so I had to pick value over look. :(
Why do peole always choose Windows 7 Ultimate
because, ehem... it was "free" ;) so it doesn't really matter right? I mean if I would´ve bought, naturally, I would've purchased one of the cheapest versions.
Yea I see that now. I'm going for the Asus R9 280X DirectCU II Top on black Friday next month. Thanks for your input!
SLI and X-fire are equally terrible. AMD is currently better for the price. sli 670 is not the best choice.
How is nvidia noob friendly? I also don't remember intel working better with nvidia than amd.
What is your gpu budget going to be?
Hey I really appreciate the input! Im just a noob trying to make my way in the pc world. And I don't know, I've always had the idea that Intel/Nvidia vs Amd/Radeon. And I thought about investing in 2 GPU cards each $200, but buying one at a time so it doesn't hit my pocket too hard.
It might be better to buy a single $300 card like a R9 280x or other high performance cards like that than buying two medium performance cards for $400.
ok, so should I look into ASUS for the 280x? I was thinking about it because I had the impression I would get more bang for my buck.
On this site, you can see two different cards from Asus. Asus Regular and the Asus Matrix. For $50 more, the Matrix gives you a 30Mhz clock speed increase, and is much bigger and cools a bit better.
Oh, and I said noob friendly because i've noticed that sometimes Nvidia is much more compatible in games and apps than Radeon.
some games are optimized for either brand, Nvidia gpu's perform better than radeon in some games, while radeon cards perform better in others.
oh, well that makes more sense, I see.
this is an example of a gtx 770 vs a radeon 7970, the 7970 can be bought for as low as $260 while the gtx 770 is around $380-420 and they both beat each other in certain apsects
I wouldn't go dual cards, I would wait for the 290x and see what price it is on launch. Intel doesn't work better with Nvidia than AMD, and Nvidia isn't more noob friendly either.