Maximum performance with Haswell processors is achieved with two DIMMs, but if the budget is tight, you could start with the one that you've already got and add a second one later on.275o wrote:You should differently get more than one ram block.¨ Max performance, use all slots. But at least buy one more, for dual channel performance
Which do you mean?Jon1984 wrote: As for the case, you could search for the Corsair line, they make great cases.
southrncomfortjm wrote:Unless you need more VRAM for photo editing, you won't need it to Skyrim or most any game at 1080p. Check out this article on VRAM usage in different games. One of the tests has Skyrim running on ultra at 1080p with the high res texture pack enabled and only about 1gig of VRAM is used, even with 8xMSAA.
Unless you are planning on going higher in resolution, or plan to use more than one monitor for gaming, the 760 is a solid choice. You can also save a bit and get an R9 270x for about $200 with 2 games included. Performance will be a bit lower on the 270X, but it shouldn't be that big of a difference at 1080p. You can also go for a R9 280 which should be about equivalent to a 760, maybe a bit faster, and includes 3 games.
That case is definitely solid looking, and has also received some nice reviews. Just be ready to load windows using a USB drive (or external DVD drive) since you can't install a DVD drive. I'd normally recommend a Corsair case like the 750D since they are consistently great, but its more expensive and doesn't really seem to deliver better value, unless you need the 5.25inch bays.
Spend $35 and get the Hyper 212 Evo. Its a solid cooler and will let you overclock later when you want to. And yeah, get that second stick of ram.
ShadowTiger wrote:Main concerns:
I need an awesome case since last time I bought a terrible one. Quiet and Easy to clean. Needs good airflow.
ShadowTiger wrote:I am not sure if I need a 3rd party CPU cooler, I will not be overclocking (I am only getting K processor because its cheaper, I actually prefer virtualization support instead)
ShadowTiger wrote:I want to play Skyrim on high settings with many mods loaded. On the fence with shelling out for more than 2 GB vram, I think I prefer a slightly faster GPU.
ShadowTiger wrote:Currently using a 1080p dual monitor setup.
ShadowTiger wrote:Will spend some time in photoshop and also writing code.
ineffable wrote:Several people are still recommending 2 DIMMS
Jon1984 wrote:Skyrim with 2k Textures will use more than 2GB of VRAM at 1080P with 8x AA, you can be sure of that.
southrncomfortjm wrote:Jon1984 wrote:Skyrim with 2k Textures will use more than 2GB of VRAM at 1080P with 8x AA, you can be sure of that.
By 2K, do you mean 3840 × 2160? If so, then yes, what you say makes sense - 4x the resolution will require more VRAM.
Thing is, he's only working at 1080p - the article I posted shows that such a setup only uses about 1 gig of VRAM (I recommend you read check it out). Even the 2K textures mod post doesn't say it needs more than 2gb. People really tend to overestimate the need for VRAM.
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