Personally two cards are only worth it if you are going FULL out Ultra and if the game really needs it. Personally I dont care if my Frames per second is 100 or 200 heck I dont really care for Ultra settings. I rather not have things looking to real lifish or am just going to start thinking of Real life again which I dont want from a game. But if the game is playable at a ressonable FPS then am fine. But I really dont see it worth having two. You just put more strain on your system and power usage. But thats my personal feeling on it. Its the same with watercooling. Not worth it unless you are OCing your system. But then again. Why even bother OCing your system when the Stock levels are fine in my veiw.
Yep reason why I have windows on its own incase I have to wipe clean and re install. The mods are only there because some games want them there in the My Doc's..... Which is a pain.
@Neo7. I might look at them keyboards. But normal ones feel just fine to me. I think I did see one before and it was like £100 give or take of it. But al still have a look at them later.
@element5. I did speak to some gaming pro's I played with and they see no change in gaming with an SSD other than system loading quicker. Also yes the cost to size ratio is not worth it to.
On custom builds I tend to have windows on its own drive with nothing else, programs on another and games on its own. So as to what space I have left depends. Since some games want the mods on the C drive so that would need to be at lest 500gb since many of the mods I use are scary large and I rather have a large space there just incase.
As towards my gaming drive. I have only got 33.7gb left out 300gb. I have 25 games installed via steam and other accross other DLPS. My storage drive is an ext 1tb I have about 125gb left on there. Basicly my audio, mods, images, photos, documents and programs.
As to when I build systesm or update them Depends! Back in the day I tended to build my systems to be a few years proof give or take. So they can at least be upated to a high to very high spec. I never did nor will do ultra spec. But if I remember right with my last build it was 4 years after I built my first and I stopped using my second build which was an AGP (GPU) and an AMD (CPU) at the start of 2007 due to space reasons.
But my main thing I try to stick to as best as possible to make it at least three to four years proof. I know its hard to think thats possible. But you can do it.
If you are like me and have alot of games on your system and are not to bothered about the load times. Then the standard Sata 3 7200rpm will do you fine. Even on HD textures.
SSD does load quicker. But! They are smaller in size and cost can rocket up on them with larger sizes. Personally, I feel the normal sata 3 drives will do you fine for gaming even on HD to. But like I said SSD's do load quicker.
You might need to buy more if you are like me with a lot of games on with alot of mods! Then they are not really worth the money to size ratio. Wait a bit for the bigger sizes to drop in price or just save for the bigger SSD's.
Ah gotta love this now. I got an auto text from the JC saying remember my appointment on the 3rd??????? I dont have one for then. No emails or calls saying when I have to be there to....... WTF is going on.
Well at first i was thinking of getting a loan for the build posted in the off topic. But then decided na I rather build it myself and considering it would cost me much less. Plus I dont really need a ultra high end. So decided to go with something similar to my laptop but a litte better. The loss of the SSD's was more to the factor of size verse cost. Plus am not really that bothered about my system booting up like I just turned on the light.
But anyhows. Element5 I have been dealing with computers since I was 13 and have have built 200 builds professionally thats including 2 personal builds. But I have not built one in some time and my current system is a laptop due to space issues. So getting clued up on what is out there again and what I really want it to do.
Basiclly am happy with what my lappy can do on the graphics side. Just this build should kick out a little more. To the ram. Personally nothing really uses more that 6 heck even 8gb. I put 8 in there just so I had 2 more than the lappy. I dumped the idea of using them. Since the size I really need would be WAY to much and no way in toastie hell would I pay that much for a hard drive when a 7200rpm will do just fine. My current cpu is an AMD A6 APU. Which if I never um over did the laptop. Can run ME3 on high to a nice degree of fsp for me. It might not be 1000000s like most gamers like. But I still enjoy it
Alienware really now is just a name. They are not what they used to be. It used to be like. Wait what Alienware! sweet! But now now they are just another company in a sea of companies.
If you want to learn I would say check out your Computer parts internet sites and look at each component it really depends on what you want it to do.