Go Back   nV News Forums > Hardware Forums > General Hardware

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 11-24-12, 03:09 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,383
Default 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.

Last edited by AngelGraves13; 12-02-12 at 03:32 AM.
AngelGraves13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-12, 07:46 PM   #2
Pc Gamer
fasedww's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,578
Default Re: Beginning a computer upgrade

Sounds all good to me.
Asus X79 rampage extreme 4, i7 3930K, 47X100, 4.70 GHZ, ,16 gigs, corsair, 1600mhz, 3 MSI GTX 780's Tri SLI, gtx, Prolimatech Genesis, 2 140mm fan heastsink, Lian Li PC 80 ArmorSuit case, PCPC 1200 watt, window side panel with 120mm blowhole, SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD , Asus Blueray sata dvdrw,SSD 256GB Plextor Pro,SSD Patriot Pyro 240gig,SSD Agility 4 256 , 1 300 gig raptor, 1 600 gig raptor, segate 1 gig ,Total Airhead amp, Denon AH-D2000 headphones, Dell Ultra3011, Acer HN274H 120 Hz Lcd, ,26,500 3dmark 11, Win 7 HomePrem.

Rig #2 i7 3930k 4.7GHZ. 16 gig corsair Platinum 2400MHZ, Asus P9X79 DELUXE, 2 7970's Watercooled, Koolance blocks, on 1080 nova rad. 9 fan. 655 swiftech. Cpu heatkiller block, coolgate 240mm rad, 2 fan sycthe 108cfm 655 pump,OCZ 256Gb Vertex 4 ssd, C300 256Gb ssd, Patriot pyro 240Gb ssd, 2 wd 640gig Hd, Lian Li 343 modular case. Asus BD drive, Corsair AX1200 watt, X-FI Titanium HD on Fiio , Shure SRH840 Head phones, Dell Ultra3011, Razer Black Widow Ult. BF3 Edition keyboard, Corsair Vengence M60 Mouse, 3dmark 11 16,500, win 7 homePrem.
fasedww is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-12, 03:37 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,383
Default 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.
AngelGraves13 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.