newely dated gaming rig :)

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Posted by PredatorRules (7266 posts) -

# So, I've decided to upgrade my old gaming rig:

  • Sapphire HD5770 1Gb GDDR5
  • i5 750
  • G. Skill Sniper edition 4Gb 1333Mhz x2
  • Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 16Mb
  • Thermaltake Element G + 500W PSU
  • Noctua C14
  • Gigabyte UDP3

into this brand new beast:

  • MSI R9 280X OC 3Gb GDDR5
  • i5 4670
  • G. Skill Sniper edition 4Gb 1333Mhz x2 (took from old rig)
  • Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue 7200RPM 64Mb
  • Sharkoon REX3
  • Corsair CX500
  • Noctua C14 (took from old rig)
  • Asus H81M- A

Gaming ON! :D

#1 Edited by DJ_Headshot (6178 posts) -

Nice upgrade you just need some more ram from what I've read certain "next-gen" AAA shooters won't even start up if you have less then 6gb of ram to think there are developers pushing the pc version of there games so far already!

Although on a more serious note more ram would be a good idea and an SSD as a boot drive to speed up general pc responsiveness wouldn't be a bad idea also. Personally 1TB would be to little for both data and game installs for me and average game install size will likely go up in the future but maybe its just me since I like to keep alot of my games installed at once I need more hard drive space.

#2 Posted by Horgen (110021 posts) -

Nice upgrade you just need some more ram from what I've read certain "next-gen" AAA shooters won't even start up if you have less then 6gb of ram to think there are developers pushing the pc version of there games so far already!

Although on a more serious note more ram would be a good idea and an SSD as a boot drive to speed up general pc responsiveness wouldn't be a bad idea also. Personally 1TB would be to little for both data and game installs for me and average game install size will likely go up in the future but maybe its just me since I like to keep alot of my games installed at once I need more hard drive space.

He has 8GB, two times 4... Should be enough for awhile.

#3 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6178 posts) -

@horgen123: I didn't see the x2 if he has 8gb then yes he should be fine for a while for games.

#4 Posted by Brendissimo35 (1930 posts) -

My only suggestion is that if you're going to replace the hard drive anyway, now is not a bad time to splurge on an SSD. Despite building a brand new rig from the ground up recently, the thing I've noticed the most is not the new graphics card or processor, but the boot speed and fast read speed that the SSD gives me. I have a 480GB one and use it as my primary hard drive, but you could easily just run your OS off of a 100GB one or something like that, and still see a huge benefit.

#5 Edited by PredatorRules (7266 posts) -

I wish I had enough money to buy 1/2TB of SSD so I can easy place Windows and all my games/music/movies.

And boot time isn't problem for me since I put my PC on sleep and it wakes up after 1 sec ( I think this solution beats SSD in time and saving money ATM)

#6 Edited by PredatorRules (7266 posts) -

I love my clear Sharkoon REX3 side case,

I've insterted 2 Antec LED strips from above and below.

BTW it has enough space for cable management

#7 Edited by kraken2109 (12980 posts) -

If you can't afford a SSD you could look at hybrid drives.

#8 Posted by PredatorRules (7266 posts) -

If you can't afford a SSD you could look at hybrid drives.

Yeah, I already own a 60Gb SSD and my point is unless you have really big SSD, it's pointless, I'm turning my PC from sleep in 1 sec.

Either you go 500Gb - 1TB for the whole deal or you don't.