Good morning everyone.
I am preparing to build a new rig and have some questions regarding your opinions on a few things. Most notably the opinions of Aurelius and Flukedrk, as I have read most every post concerning hardware the two of you have been involved in and value your opinions greatly. I am, however, very open to the opinions of everyone else that graces these forums daily.
My new build will be geared towards gaming, but will also be used as an occasional home theater. Also, I attend online classes so I do a lot of homework while doing other tasks such as simple photo editing and so on. Needless to say, I am hoping to build a pc that will be future resistant, lasting quite some time before the need for upgrades.
The hardware I am considering as of right now is as follows:
You will note that I did not include a link for a CPU. I'm VERY torn here. I was considering the AMD 555 BE, as I have read professional reviews that have unlocked multiple cores and successfully oc'd it 4.1 on air, making it one of the "best bang for your buck" CPU's. I'm not expecting to be able to unlock usable cores though, if I can cool, if not, oh well. This CPU is only a dual, but from what I understand gaming really doesn't benefit from extra cores. However, if I'm not mistaken this CPU does have the almighty L3 cache, which I think is very beneficial to gaming (read it somewhere, may be able to find the articles again if prompted). Anyone know if FFXIV will be using multiple? lol
I am also considering a 955 BE, and one of the new Hexa core AMD BE processors. Thoughts?
Please, be considerate to myself and others posting in my thread. Looking forward to hearing from you guys! :)
I will be using a Seagate 1.5TB 7200 HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64, and possibly a small SSD for the OS, still on the fence on the SSD though. Also, I will be OC'ing the CPU and memory. I will be going crossfire, but probably not until tax time next year lol.
Edited, May 8th 2010 12:33pm by jhariya