Zodaic123 wrote:Welcome to the Tech Report!Hi Everyone!
DPete27 wrote:2) FYI, pairing an Intel "K" (unlocked) processor like the i5-4670K with an "H-series" mobo like H87 or the like will prevent you from being able to overclock.
3) Your GTX 570 is roughly equivalent to the GTX 660 in this graph for comparison. (those results are at 1440p resolution) Nothing wrong with that performance tier, I have a GTX 660 in my gaming rig (see sig) and I'm perfectly happy with it @ 1080p.
Zodaic123 wrote:And I've just had a look at some SDDs; is the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB a good one to get
Zodaic123 wrote:I'll also likely get a new case anyways as my current one is quite old and doesn't have things like USB 3, etc. any recommendations?
DPete27 wrote:What's your budget? Since your mobo is ATX, you'll need to get an ATX-size case.
Milo Burke wrote:Seriously, get an SSD. They're amazing. a 240-256 GB drive is fantastic for holding Windows, your programs, and multiple games at a time. Keep everything else on a spinning hard drive.
Zodaic123 wrote:Thanks JustAnEngineer!
So would it be worth waiting for the new GPU architecture to come out later this year before looking to purchase a new GPU?
And I've just had a look at some SDDs; is the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB a good one to get, along with the WD 1TB HDD for back-up storage?
And is getting the MicroATX case a good choice? I would prefer to have a smaller case for easier management but is a new Mid Tower better?
Zodaic123 wrote:DPete27 wrote:What's your budget? Since your mobo is ATX, you'll need to get an ATX-size case.
Yeah currently I have a mid tower ATX from NZXT. In terms of price anything below £100 ($165) will do. I have found this case though (£64.66 where I live):
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-M ... ir+carbide
Zodaic123 wrote:This problem is also easily surmounted.I just realized that my current motherboard doesn't support USB3.0.
Zodaic123 wrote:Thanks for the help! The Corsair Cascade 200R does seem to appeal to me more, plus it gives me more to spend on some extra cooling.
I have a question about RAM though. Does 1600MHz RAM have any noticeable performance difference compared to 1333MHz?