Also, the HD7850 is comparatively cheaper and uses less power. And overclocks better.
HD7850 2GB, the latter is more powerful and consumes less power. You're only going to be playing games so the i5-3570K is plenty powerful, stick with that.
As for SSDs, you can afford a decent 128GB drive so that will hold your OS, your apps and about five or so frequently-played games. If you wanted to simplify things by using a drive cache, you'll only need a cheaper 64GB drive because Intel's RST drivers have a 64GB storage limit. If you're still interested, I can recommend the OCZ Agility 4 128GB for its better all-round performance.
And while you're still mulling over your purchase decisions, read this SSD Optimisation guide and when you're busy with it use the Steam SSD Optimiser to make your life simpler when swapping over games that you play using your Steam account.
Also, you'll have to turn all settings to medium/low at 720p by year 5, so longevity-wise you're perfectly fine.
Last edited by Wesley; 16-07-2012 at 09:43 PM.
Thanks for the reply but that is only an i5. Is it still good enough?You're only going to be playing games so the i7-3570K is plenty powerful, stick with that.
yeah i am getting that CPU 3770 but not the k, and I am getting 2x8GB ram and Wesley, I am not sure on the price, can't find anything on rebel tech by gigabyte, I only trust gigabyte really, I won't by Club 3D
Also, there's nothing wrong with Club 3D.
Last edited by Wesley; 17-07-2012 at 12:08 PM.
Laptop Buyer's Guide: July R18,000 to R25,000
Good afternoon boys and girls. So today we're back to the Laptop Buyer's guide again in the R18,000 to R25,000 range, and I've gotta say this month there are a good deal of gaming laptops available at these price points. That's not to say that there weren't any in my previous episodes of the guide this month but they weren't capable of the kind of settings and resolution that could make your desktop reconsider slimming itself down in order to not feel overweight.
While there are ways to get a similar kind of portability from a desktop system based on a ITX chassis, its still not the same as having the entire PC shoved into something barely five centimeters thick and capable of fitting neatly into a shoulder bag. Are you an avid gamer or a mobile professional with some money burning in your pockets? Look no further than today's guide as I trudge through the dearth of online websites to figure out what best fits your budget here.
What other shops are there, I went through all the places u mentioned and rebel tech was best but I can't find Asus or msi HD6950
get the 7850 then?
http://www.rebeltech.co.za/index.php...oducts_id=5311 they have that one in stock
Edit: to be more precise The gigabyte HD6950 with a core of 870Mhz and 5000mhz memory and 1GB vram 1400 and something stream processors and the HD7850 with 970mhz core and 48000mhz memory and 2Gb vram and 1024 stream processors
Last edited by Sylar_dl; 17-07-2012 at 02:41 PM.
The above forums say yes
The above comparison says yes
I'd still recommend a 600w if you're planning on overclocking the processor and GPU over time. You'll also be adding in extra hard drives, fans, lights and perhaps even some PCI cards over time, so that all adds up eventually.
On average the HD7850 performs on the same level as the HD6970 and will overtake it when overclocked. Once overclocked, it also hangs in there with the GTX580 in every benchmark you can find. So that's GTX580 performance with half the power consumption for half the price!
2. Are there sata power connectors to molar adapters out there
3. Is there a way to make 2 fans go into one connector if that make sense, I am getting a 4 channel fan controller but I have 7 fans so I want to combine the cables to make 2 fit into one channel, can that be done.
4. With the benchmark is that real playing or simulated cause I have seen a HD 6970 from asus get 50-60FPs on Bf3
Edit: never mind saw. the max resolution thing
Last edited by Sylar_dl; 17-07-2012 at 05:12 PM.
Whether you have a 400w PSU or a 1200w PSU your PC will still use the same amount of power. Wesley is recommending a more powerful PSU because you will eventually want to upgrade/overclock.the one reason why I am against a big psu is eskom and there powerbills