PerfectCr wrote:videssian wrote:Looks good to me!
Since this'll be a gaming rig for you, what are the main games you plan to play on it?
I should have some parts arriving today myself, as I'm doing an upgrade as well. Fun times!
For sheer amusement value, you might want to run some benchmarks on your old system, and run those same benchmarks on the new one, just to get some hard numbers on just how much faster the new system is. I plan to... part of the fun, after all!
I saw the new System Guide posted today, looks like I am really close to the "Sweet Spot" build, so that was encouraging!
videssian, I mentioned this above but probably my whole Steam Library! But Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, UT3, and Fallout 3/New Vegas to begin with! I actually don't have a current PC setup (haven't since 2007) so I'd be benchmakring against a MacBook Air! Not exactly fair.
Nice! Those games ought to run very well on your new system!
You do know about the (hopefully temporary) issue with Mass Effect 3, right? (and that's only available on Origin, not Steam, last I looked)
I'm running into wierdly odd low SSD performance, but I do also have my boot drive as a Truecrypt partition, so it could be the overhead there (I'll have to test that by un-encrypting and re-benchmarking).. otherwise, in general, things feel much more snappy, though I haven't yet tried any games (but I wouldn't expect them to feel too much different, since my GPU hasn't changed)