View Full Version : Tips for new build

10-12-2012, 09:55 PM
Okay, So, i've been on the market for a new pc and trying to get some good deals. Should I wait until November? When can I expect some real good deals?

CPU i5 3570k is 200 now at amazon
MB Asus P8Z77
PSU Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850w (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171061&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=) has a 35 dollar rebate with nice cables and modular.

Keep trying to decide on a SSD but still not sure what to go with.
I've got a case already and I may just go with the samsung ram on gloats build but I'm a bit confused on any performance out of ram above 1600

Havent decided on a GPU yet and still wondering when the 780 will come out.

10-12-2012, 10:16 PM
I'm very happy with my Corsair Force GT SSD's. Of course, if you have the $$, get the God of consumer SSD's: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227744

Also with ram, be careful as it's not just about the "speed" rating. Latency is very important. In my new build, I'm continuing to use my old Corsair XMS3 4x 4GB sticks. Why? Because it's 1600mhz, and also 7-8-7-20 timing. But price is high. You can get cl9 4x 4gb = 16gb for like $90. But the ones I use are between $60-$80 per 4gb stick.

They don't sell them in many places anymore. Only place I know has them is: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX30845

10-12-2012, 11:10 PM
maybe a little bit out of my price range.

I could probably get some similar performance doing something like this
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4560/intel_520_series_240gb_solid_state_drives_in_raid_ 0/index12.html

the cost(if i got a deal) could be around 230 or less for 2 drives.

with the ram, if I get a decent stick at 1600 can't I get pretty close in the performance area if I can speed up the timings just a bit? I'm not looking for benchmarks, just RL gains. This build is probably 90 percent gaming, but theres some hobbying in it too to see what sort of gains I can get in the OC.