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Sam Fisher  posted on Dec 31, 2014 6:16:17 PM - Report post

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Small suggestion try installing cpuid.com temp monitoring software and it will check the temperatures in you're PC. May be something is overheating causing the problems there software will check it this out for you
 
Drenus  posted on Jan 21, 2015 6:04:25 AM - Report post

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well, funny enought, it took 21 days all of a sudden, for another crash, and then it did it 3 times within an hour

im not gonna bother further with fixing it, the pc is 3½ years old, and overdue for an upgrade anyway

current speccs:

P8Z77 MB
Gtx 660
Intel 3570k@3.40
8 GB ram

now on that front, im looking at this one
Link

Price tag is 1012 dollars, and the speccs looks fine, but i would like a second opinion on it, before i purchase, as i have been out on the loop on hardware, for a couple of years now

oh and once again, thanks for all the great tech support i got on this

edit--

if you scroll down on the link, and hit the ''Tryk for tilpasning'', you can even switch out a few items, so if any1 got any feedback on those optionals, i would like to hear them

[Edited by Drenus, 1/21/2015 6:05:54 AM]

 
KeeperUsiel  posted on Jan 21, 2015 7:19:38 AM - Report post

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There are a couple of things I would swap out:

I'd swap out the Core i5 for an i7 in the K range. A 4770K or 4790K will have enough grunt to last you a long time plus add the ability to overclock it safely and without too much hassle. The 4460 you currently have selected is really bottom of the barrel for the i5 line.

I'd also go with 16GB of RAM if you can afford it, or if the option is available, 32GB. I would also pair that with a fast SSD like a Samsung 850 Pro.

 
Drenus  posted on Jan 21, 2015 8:14:45 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by KeeperUsiel

There are a couple of things I would swap out:

I'd swap out the Core i5 for an i7 in the K range. A 4770K or 4790K will have enough grunt to last you a long time plus add the ability to overclock it safely and without too much hassle. The 4460 you currently have selected is really bottom of the barrel for the i5 line.

I'd also go with 16GB of RAM if you can afford it, or if the option is available, 32GB. I would also pair that with a fast SSD like a Samsung 850 Pro.

The only I7 upgrades, are either 4790, or 4970k, and both is a 1000 kr (155 dollars) extra, and seeing as im far behind on the tech, im not gonna bother with OC as i don't feel comfortable doing it, so wouldn't it be a waste of money going so high on the motherboard?

8 GB ram extra, is 699 kr (105 dollars), and not really worth it imo, since the only game i know of that can even use 6, is the new CoD, or am i completly off track on that?, 99 % of games, still use 4 GB, or lower far as i can google

Already have a Evo 840 500 GB SSD for OS, and a 1 TB older harddrive, so that's taken care of

Thanks for the input sofar

[Edited by Drenus, 1/21/2015 9:19:05 AM]

 
element5  posted on Jan 21, 2015 6:33:49 PM - Report post

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He's right, a I7-4770K or a I7-4790K are both far superior to the I5-4460. The K cpu's aren't locked so IF down the road you need a little more speed, they can be overclocked. A local tech or PC shop could help if need be. The 4460 is locked and 4 cores while the other two are not locked and are 4 physical cores or 8 Logical cores (2 logical per physical)

The 4460 is ranked like #70 out of 775 cpu's benched over at
cpubenchmark.com while the 4770k is #4 and the 4790K is #1.

[url]cpu.userbenchmark.com/Comparison' target='_blank'>Link

I would also get the 16GB ram if you can't handle 32GB. While it's true a game wont use it all, I've seen on mine that I can leave my game and trainer running while doing sometimes several other tasks. That extra memory gives it some breathing room.

I got mine just a few months ago. I7-4770K, 32GB ram, Titan Black video card. It has totally killed every game I've thrown at it, usually on Max/Ultra grafix settings. In the long run, that's not that much more money for the better components and your games will love you for it for years to come. I don't think the 4460 will give you that top performance over several years that the other two will.


 
KeeperUsiel  posted on Jan 21, 2015 11:24:18 PM - Report post

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Note that I didn't say to only get the K proc because of the ability to OC but that it also gave you the added benefit of being able to do so. Which was to imply that the 4790 is going to beat the Hell out of that 4460 in raw performance alone. Further, even if you did want to OC, most performance oriented motherboards have made that process automatic. You click a button or check a box, the system will do its analysis and do all the configuration for you. Really easy for beginners.

Second, your total system RAM is not about whatever one game will take advantage of but, rather, that it is about the total system performance. Further, the most recent six major, AAA game minimum requirements I have seen now require a 64bit OS. I guarantee you that 64bit is not a requirement because most studios plan on continuing to waste time and performance with the 4GB addressable limit of 32 bit addressing and single threads. Especially now that there is benefit in doing so for the current gen consoles whose games are often ported to the PC instead of the other way around.

Further, I strongly urge you to compare the the performance difference (plus the huge warranty difference!) between the Evo and Pro lines. When I built my most recent system, the research I did showed me that I wouldn't buy an Evo over a Pro to save my soul. They're night and day in terms of real world performance. For example, I've got an 840 Pro in my box which gives me a 4.2 second boot time from pressing the power button to when I'm at my desktop and I think I could probably shave a second more off if I wasn't loading three VMs with VMWorkstation from across the network on a NAS on startup.

If you're going to do the upgrade, do it right. Politely, and in my opinion, you're being penny wise but pound foolish as well as only thinking about today. You really need to build a system that can easily take on next year's games and even 2017's games.

You're looking at a total of $260 more for a system that will be far more capable down the road than the one you've posted specs for. $260...that's it! That's a week's worth of lunch money!

I'm not trying to flame you or insult you, but I think that at the end of next year you'll find yourself regretting that you cheaped out today.

Best wishes,
K. Usiel

[Edited by KeeperUsiel, 1/21/2015 11:26:39 PM]

 
DABhand  posted on Jan 21, 2015 11:32:39 PM - Report post

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Honestly people need to stop overclocking everything because they think it is great, it isn't in the long run, and it is really just for enthusiasts.

Wow you overclock your CPU by 10%, run the risk of hardware stress and damage, and all for what a couple of fps in your favourite game?

Just stick with CPUs for performance not for overclocking ability.

 
Drenus  posted on Jan 22, 2015 7:56:52 AM - Report post

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first, thanks again for all the input

i did some research, and i can clearly see if i went with the standard MB, it would barely be an upgrade from what i have now, so i said **** it, and got the I7 4790k@4 ghz, also went with 16 GB ram, so the pc should last me a while

@DAB

that's exactly the same feeling i got, from what little i looked into OC'ing, the reward, contra burning off a GPU or MB, isn't worth it

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