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Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: i3-4360 GTX 770 Asus Z97 Mark 2

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

Why would I switch it out when (and I'm being quite serious here) it runs everything currently just as well as my i7-2600k? Not in reference to benchmarks but yes, in reference to any noticeable difference. Rather, I think we'll get a few year's of use out of it. This processor ranks very high: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: i3-4360 GTX 770 Asus Z97 Mark 2

  • 67 months ago
  • 3 points

wow. yeah, you're right. I just don't know and neither do the other thousands of BF4 players out there know how much they're missing out by playing BF4 with a measly 2gb of vram. Thanks for saving us all. I'm gonna send my gtx 770 back right now and purchase the 4gb version thanks to your advice. I can't wait to compare the difference and will report right back here when I'm thrilled with the improvement in game play the 4gb card is sure to give me.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: i3-4360 GTX 770 Asus Z97 Mark 2

  • 67 months ago
  • 7 points

I can say with certainty, after hundreds of hours on BF4 with a 2gb vram card...the game runs very smoothly and does not bottleneck with 2 gb vram card.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: i3-4360 GTX 770 Asus Z97 Mark 2

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

So much criticism. I researched this build for a while. The build is for my son in law to join me in rounds of BF4. I chose the i3-4360 because it ranks very high in the current CPU hierarchy chart (Tom's hardware chart) and saved $200 on the build. I chose 16gb of ram vs 8 just because I was forward thinking and didn't want to put anything in the ram slots that would be less than the board's ultimate 32gb for future expansion. 16gb costs just 50% more than 8gb. I'm an Asus fan and Nvidia fan. We all have our preferences. For now I can honestly say this machine runs like a beast and I would challenge anyone to notice the difference playing on it vs the I7-2600k/GTX 670 I have in my build. I own an Asus Sabertooth Z77 board and am a fan. OBVIOUSLY I was keeping the price reasonable for my son-in-law but I did give him a 50% discount on the parts and helped him with his first build. Once you close the case, trust me this machine is great. It's $1200. If the CPU can't keep up with future mult-core games it'll Craigslist easily. Thanks for the...advice? Well it's already built Debbie Downer. I can throw the same thing back at you....do you honestly think, in a blind test you'd know you're running this I3-4360 vs an I5/I7....it's very doubtful you could humanly detect the difference.

Comment reply on bluishmonster's Completed Build: the black box

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

If yours is the black box...mine is blacker LOL. Nice build.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi build with Sabertooth Z77, i7-2600k and Samsung 830 series SSD

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure. I don't think the R2 version of the case was available when I built this last July 2012. Side panels don't do much for me but..go figure...the bullet-hole stickers on it now look great :)

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi build with Sabertooth Z77, i7-2600k and Samsung 830 series SSD

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point. I built this July 2012. It's going on one year and has been extremely stable. Even with several power outages and no UPS to protect it it's been very reliable.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi build with Sabertooth Z77, i7-2600k and Samsung 830 series SSD

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think it was available when I built this July 2012 but I could be wrong.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi build with Sabertooth Z77, i7-2600k and Samsung 830 series SSD

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

32gb was a mistake. I purchased 2 8gb sticks, not 4. I fixed that. Thanks. This case made cable management easy.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi build with Sabertooth Z77, i7-2600k and Samsung 830 series SSD

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Because SSD is really the only way to go nowadays. (IMO)

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi BF3 murder box

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for pointing that out. I corrected it. I have 16GB, not 32. 8 is enough for most everything but 16gb was cheap enough.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi build with Sabertooth Z77, i7-2600k and Samsung 830 series SSD

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

I built this in July 2012. I was curious as to it's current value so I plugged everything into PCPartpicker including the peripherals. I need to edit the 32gb of ram listed, it's actually 2x8gb.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi BF3 murder box

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the Galaxy because the one I wanted was currently out of stock. However, I'm glad I bought it. It's perfect and very quiet under load.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi BF3 murder box

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Well my thought was, ram is cheap now. For the extra $50 I think it's more future proof now and, by buying 2x8GB I left two slots free for later. But mainly I agree about the overkill...8gb is enough for virtually everything currently.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi BF3 murder box

  • 89 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a small bluray collection and wanted the option to view them on my PC too. It seemed silly to have a large monitor and not be able to watch the occasional blu ray on it.

Comment reply on iflyvfr's Completed Build: Fractal Arc Midi BF3 murder box

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

I choose the 2600k because it's a best-bang-for-the-buck cpu currently for the price I was willing to pay.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

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