hakron wrote:I know the SSD is the way to go to improve the system response and feel, but they are too expensive here.
Flying Fox wrote:hakron wrote:I know the SSD is the way to go to improve the system response and feel, but they are too expensive here.
What is your definition of "too expensive"? For now, you are not going to see SSDs match 1-to-1 against mechanicals in $/GB, but the difference has been steadily shrinking. Which brands are available at your location? Or are you just getting greedy and keep looking at 500GB-1TB drives (which are still quite expensive)? Recently the likes of Crucial have released new lines of SSDs that bring pricing to new lower levels. For a lot of enthusiasts, paying <$100 for ~250GB of SSD is low enough already. You know you don't have to put everything on the SSD and can move some not so frequently written-to files to the mechanical?
hakron wrote:An example of price difference between newegg and from the physical stores here is like this: this SanDisk Ultra Plus on newegg you can grab one for US$ 61.00. If I want one over here I would spend US$95.00
hakron wrote:Asus is the brand to go when talking about mother boards, right? Any opinions on GigaByte boards? Never used one, can't say if they are on par with Asus.
Kougar wrote:What resolution do ya game at? Anything greater than 1080p would still be bottlenecked by the GPU. Even at 1080p, most CPUs fall within a ~10FPS split which means you'd get way more FPS upgrading the GPU. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/1107
Kougar wrote:An SSD won't help with FPS but it's a pretty good upgrade to get when you can for the system. Amazon always has a couple SSDs up on Black Friday too that should be worth checking out.
I bought my Gigabyte Z87 motherboard (over an ASUS) specifically because of the SEVEN header fan software control feature. However Easytune's fan control software is so poorly written that it can't even remember settings, has problems detecting random fans, and doesn't even function at all on the CPU Opt header. The software is utter garbage meaning the feature I bought the board for is partly useless, and the UEFI fan control options are barebones. I can't say if ASUS writes better software (Xonar drivers were terrible), but their UEFI fan control options are still the best in the industry so I'd suggest sticking to ASUS. It doesn't help several of GB's UEFI "features" such as the HD interface don't even work on my board either.