[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4752: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4754: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4755: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4756: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at [ROOT]/includes/functions.php:3887)
Fluffy Bunnies of DOOM :: View topic - New Rig for Gun
Fluffy Bunnies of DOOM
http://forum.fbod.net/

New Rig for Gun
http://forum.fbod.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7537
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Zedness [ Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:59 am ]
Post subject:  New Rig for Gun

The i5-3570K is the "sweet spot" CPU right now. Anything above that is diminishing returns and I would recommend saving the $ for a future vidcard upgrade. Besides, even this CPU is slightly ahead of the curve compared to your current vidcard so you'll just be dealing with the same bottleneck either way.

$229 CPU:
$118 Mobo:
$ 41 RAM:
-----
$389

That's more or less the "everyday" deal.

Now if you're willing to find a way to purchase at Micro Center in Chicago, you can get the same CPU, the same mobo, and the RAM (from NewEgg) for $271 (+ tax on the CPU/mobo).

This all assumes you don't want/need CrossFire capability (I have never liked the value/flexibility proposition of xfire/SLi rigs). If you want/need that, or want/need more USB3/SATAIII ports (the mobo I linked has two of each) then another $20-$30 will get you a mobo with that.

All that said, if you're willing to wait for Black Friday AND go to Micro Center in Chicago, there's a good chance they'll repeat their smokin deal from last year which would basically cut another $20/$30 off the already low price they offer as part of their combos.

If you have your heart set on spending more, then the is the next rung up for +$100. On the motherboard side, the next logical rung up is a for $150AR. It has a few more SATAIII and USB3 ports, and you get a UEFI BIOS and a bit better quality components.

But I firmly believe the better value is to save the $100 and look at upgrading your vidcard down the road. The Micro Center deal above for $271 plus for $247AR is an incredibly good value. Total bill of goods assuming the (non-BF) Micro Center trip and the vidcard would be $518 (+ tax on the mobo/CPU).

That would net you between a 50% and 75% improvement in game performance on the vidcard alone (per ).

Author:  Zedness [ Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Rig for Gun

$30 until noon CDT today:

.

$60AR w/code EMCYTZT2355:


Author:  Ingwe [ Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Rig for Gun

Zed. you still like building computers for kicks online? I'm looking to build one and haven't kept up on the newest and fanciest.

Author:  Zedness [ Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Rig for Gun


Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 8 hours
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
https://www.phpbb.com/