Erazor GTX wrote:The system is used mostly for gaming
Erazor GTX wrote:Motherboard: ASUS P8H67-V $112½
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 $125
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333 $42
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 $135
SSD: Samsung 830 Series SSD 64 GB $120
Here is my old system for reference:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
RAM: 2x2 GiB PC2-6400 DDR2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 4870
Here are the parts I plan to re-use from my current build:
HDD: 2x WD Caviar Black 640 GB
DVD-RW: Samsung SH-S223Q
Case: Antec P182
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520W Modular PSU
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 2007FP
Get an SSD now to sastisfy your itch and see how you feel...whether you 'need' an upgrade (a certain game doesnt't run very well) or you just 'want' one.
Can you resist scratching that itch until the end of April? Intel's new Ivy Bridge CPUs and AMD's new Radeon HD7870/7850 GPUs will be available by then.
An SSD based on the SandForce SF-2200 series controller (e.g.: Corsair Force series 3 or Force GT) in the 90 or 120 GB range might be less claustrophobic and a better value than a 64 GB SSD.
JohnC wrote:Erazor GTX wrote:The system is used mostly for gaming
Drop SSD and invest these saved $$$ into better video card (so you could afford something like Nvidia's 560ti-based or ATI/AMD's 6950-based models).
Erazor GTX wrote:Also, do you all have any recommendations on how to configure a computer so that most things install and are stored on the HDDs, but everything that windows needs to access is on the SSD?
flip-mode wrote:but they don't make your games play any better.
JohnC wrote:flip-mode wrote:Technically they kinda do if you fully install the game onto them and store your savegames on them - you'll get a slightly lower load times for savegame loads or when game changes levelsbut they don't make your games play any better.
DPete27 wrote:A 6970 for a 22" monitor? Overkill much flip-mode?