So I'm looking at getting a gaming PC (finally)
A computer savvy dude I know is going to build it for me and this is what we're looking at:
CPU: Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz MB: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 RAM: A-RAM Value DDR3 1600MHz 4GB HDD: Samsung SprinPoint F3 HD103SJ 32MB 1TBVIDEO: Sapphire Radeon HD6870 PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650HX 650W CASE: Gigabyte GZ-X6LPD CDVD: Lite-On iHAS324
+ screen and keyboard and mouse
What do you guys think?
You may want to go for Sandy Bridge, they're so goddamn easy to overclock; you could be running a 4.5Ghz machine within minutes after powering on.
I really don't know much about computers, hence the assistance required
If you have a processor that runs at 2.6Ghz at stock, and overclock it to 5.2Ghz, you've DOUBLED the speed at which the processor calculates whatever. (5.2 is a bit too lofty a goal, though)
Also Intel chips tend to be more powerful and efficient, clcok for clock than AMD chips, mostly because AMD hasn't created a new architecture for about 7 years
[Edited by Telapicus, 3/24/2011 1:29:37 AM]
chnage that 6870 to a 5870 irs faster
if you change the video card you will have my setup which runs anywthing perfectly
No... they're very very close, but the newer 6870 is better.
[Edited by Telapicus, 3/24/2011 1:50:55 AM]
Make the processor run faster.
That sounds pretty good, but two questions:1. Are there down sides/risks to overclocking?2. Do I need more than 3.4GHz?
And thanks Telapicus, I'll look into the 5870