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AngelGraves13 11-24-12 03:09 AM

Beginning a computer upgrade
My specs are in my signature.

I replaced my 120hz Samsung monitor with a Dell U2312hm, which has an average input lag of 0.6ms. My first IPS monitor and I'm liking it very much. My Samsung had an input lag of 16ms, but it also had 120hz so maybe it wasn't as noticeable.

I've ordered a second U2312hm mainly for video editing and multi-tasking. Yes, I'm aware I'll need SLI if I want to game with both monitors. I'll have to do with one for now.

I've got a Samsung 256GB 830 coming shortly, so I'll be rid of my hard drive and be on SSD for Windows. Steam's Big Picture Mode beta allows installing games to another drive or folder, so I've ordered a 3TB Seagate Barracuda which will serve as my gaming and downloads drive.

Next up will be my graphics card. I'm going to get either a 680 GTX or I might go with the 690 GTX, especially if it will allow dual monitor gaming.

Lastly, I'll upgrade my motherboard and CPU. I'll be going with Gigabyte this time as I'm 100% done with ASUS and their horrible support for motherboards. They never update the option roms while Gigabyte does.

Next year a new chipset should be coming out around March I guess, so I'm gonna hold off for that. I'm waiting for proper Thunderbolt support and all USB 3.0 and all SATA 6 Gb/s ports done by Intel. Guess I've got some waiting to do.

fasedww 11-27-12 07:46 PM

Re: Beginning a computer upgrade
Sounds all good to me.:)

AngelGraves13 12-02-12 03:37 AM

Re: Beginning a computer upgrade
UPDATE: 3TB Seagate did not work on my motherboard. Needs EFI bios or it does not detect. I'll wait for Intel's next chipset sometime in Spring of 2013.

Got my Samsung 830 256GB and installed about 4 games on it. I figure I'll play them and finish them and delete one or two and install some other games. No need in having a huge library installed at one time. Sometimes less is more. Now I have 4 games to choose from instead of 20.

TF2 and Skyrim are the only two games I won't be uninstalling as there's never really any end to them and they're always fun to play every once in a while, especially since there's always new updates and content.

My new System rating is all 7.5 except for my primary drive, which is 7.8. No complaints. Games load very fast.

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