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Old 04-15-2014, 11:03 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by OrbitalEllipses View Post
Yep! I was just a kid at the time and it blew me away how it performed compared to our older Dell and other Pentium based computers. Encoding/ripping videos/music, barely being able to run Crysis at 1920x1080 on extreme settings, etc. Those were the good old days.

I'm thinking I might actually go with a Gigabyte Z87 board. Built a rig a while ago for my good friend and I really liked the ease of the BIOS and some of the features. I'm also reading less horror stories about RMA...


This board:
This memory:

They cost the same amount Has there been a spike in RAM price? I don't recall DDR3 being expensive, but that Kingston seems like a good value and I've not had issues with their memory in the past. Planning on using my old Thermaltake 750W PSU and only running one 760GTX card.
Yes, DDR-3 RAM prices have gone up recently in the last 3-6 months or so. That RAM looks good, and I would probably consider it if I had planned my most recent build more carefully.

I was in my local Micro Center twice this past weekend. The first time, I was able to resist the upgrade bug, but it bit me the second time! Ended up buying:

Core i7 4770k
Asrock Z87 Extreme 4 motherboard
16 GB Crucial Elite 1866 RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler

My system is much more responsive overall, and I have yet to overclock anything, plus BF4 plays more smoothly than before. A few weeks ago I got an EVGA GTX 760 superclocked. I'm now thinking, since I got the new components, that I should take advantage of their step-up program and upgrade to a GTX 770 superclocked for ~$80. I got a good 5 years or so out of my old setup, so I can't complain too much.
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