Most Trusted Brands?

By ETF Soldier · 29 replies
Apr 1, 2014
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  1. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    That is incorrect, the i7 is an 4 core 8 thread hip while the i5 is an 4 core 4 thread.

    For gaming the i5 is all that's needed.

    This coming from the guy who stated earlier that your desires are the op's does not help your argument. You would not be arguing with me if I had suggested an Nvidia card, its just because it was an AMD card. I suggested something to balance his budget with more gaming power while keeping in his budget. Your saying I can't come to a grip on this but the obvious problem is you who started an argument over a light suggestion that he could get a higher GPU for his money if done this way. The only thing given out of spite was you saying AMD can't be in this thread. Now I'm finished with that little debate.
    You will see reduced temps with a Hyper212 that's for sure but it maybe a bit overkill.

    With an aftermarket cooler its not really going to matter which brand you buy in terms of cooling. Almost all aftermarket coolers work very well in this day and age on keeping temps down and heat production to a minimum. Though the higher the GPU, the more power that is outputted in the end so you could go based on that. I suggested the 290 because its the next step up in GPU's and if you were looking at the i7 I was suggesting take that money and put it into a better GPU. You could even then just splurge on the 780 if you really want NVidia but its going to cost a lot more.
    Apologies, I did not think an argument would ensue from me making a suggestion on a video card.
  2. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 463   +136


    Cool, i5 for me!

    I currently have an AMD Phenom ii X6 1045T, 6 core, 6 threads, not very efficient though, I'll be glad to ditch it. I only got it because I read somewhere that it was better than the FX6xxx series, and that really does heat up like a *****. Current GPU is a Sapphire Radeon 6780 1/ 1GB, it was all I could afford at the time.

    I think I'm gonna get a new PSU next month, and then do the rest when I start work in October. :)

    Buying so many parts, I am very tempted just to wait another month and just buy the extra bits so I actually have two separate computers. :p
  3. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 463   +136

  4. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 463   +136

    Oh what good waiting has done for me! Now I work I can afford much more!

    I got myself a nice rig here:
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal
    Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H (originally ordered MSI Z97-G55 but it's taking to long to get here, too late to cancel but I'll send it back when it arrives unless you can convince me otherwise, Gigabyte Mobo arrives tomorrow!)
    CPU: Intel i5-4690K
    RAM: 8GB DDR3 HyperX Beast (2400MHz)
    GPU: EVGA GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 Superclocked
    PSU: EVGA Supernova 750W Gold
    Monitor: BenQ 24£ 250HM
    SSD: Originally bought a Kingston V300 120GB, it didn't work so I'm waiting on a Samsung 840 PRO 120GB that should arrive tomorrow
    HDDs: Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black & Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue.

    Re-using the Caviar Blue HDD but otherwise yeah this has cost me about £1100?
  5. bluejolls

    bluejolls TS Booster Posts: 115   +8

    MSI, Asus, Gigabyte & ASRock

    With 'Graphics Cards' you get:
    Asus, Gigabyte, Sapphire.

    And with 'PSU' you get:
    Corsair, ACE, Cooler Master,& Thermaltake

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