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
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.
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.
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.
If yours is the black box...mine is blacker LOL. Nice build.
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 :)
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.
I don't think it was available when I built this July 2012 but I could be wrong.
32gb was a mistake. I purchased 2 8gb sticks, not 4. I fixed that. Thanks. This case made cable management easy.
Because SSD is really the only way to go nowadays. (IMO)
thanks for pointing that out. I corrected it. I have 16GB, not 32. 8 is enough for most everything but 16gb was cheap enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I choose the 2600k because it's a best-bang-for-the-buck cpu currently for the price I was willing to pay.