General Chat Thread, Still on the Quest for a new PC in General; Originally Posted by gshaw
Put the bit of extra for the Ti, much better performance over the standard 560
17th November 2011, 11:22 AM #16
Really? ASUS are the one brand that I've never had any problems with at all. If not Asus, though, I'd say Gigabyte were the best alternative.
Originally Posted by gshaw
OP: in all honesty, much as I hate to go against AMD again (my rig is all green), nVidia have been doing better with their drivers recently where AMD have had a lot of problems for game launches, and nVidia cards gnerally seem to offer smoother performance than AMD - AMD cards will sometimes spike on a particular frame, so although the FPS numbers are similar, you get a better visual experience with nVidia at the moment. If you've always had nVidia in the past, you may as well stay with what you know.
Also, buying a mobo now to upgrade soon is daft, because it's such a big job to swap a mobo out - just spend the few extra pennies now and save yourself the hours of rebuilding the rig and redoing Windows etc.
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17th November 2011, 11:32 AM #17
Me neither. Asus make the best Intel motherboards out of all of the manufacturers, so it would be a shame to discount them. The mATX Maximus IV Gene-Z and Gene-Z/Gen. 3 are excellent choices if you overclocking.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
17th November 2011, 11:33 AM #18
true, i think most of the items will be going onto my christmas wish list so present money will at least subsidise them a little
17th November 2011, 12:17 PM #19
RoG boards are pretty awesome i have to admit
Originally Posted by Arthur
17th November 2011, 12:23 PM #20
Yup, I had an A8N-SLI deluxe board that had chipset fan issues, Asus took ages to come up with a replacement part then never bothered to send it out... in the end I just stuck a fan controller on it and hoped for the best but after getting that level of service on their (at the time) top of the range board I vowed never to touch their stuff again.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
As I said, it's a personal vendetta not something based on the overall market but I still wouldn't recommend their stuff out of principle and so far the MSI is doing a great job
17th November 2011, 01:31 PM #21
RE motherboards; read the reviews. Personally I've always disliked MSI. Asus have in the past not been without their problems but my current ASUS original i7 socket motherboard is solid as a rock. When I was shopping for it Gigabyte were absolute garbage even though I had always been a fan...
Point is every manufacturer has its good and bad series of boards. Read the reviews before you buy as unless a dozen of us all have the board you are looking at we can't really comment on whether it is good or not as we might have had the 1 bad/good one in the batch.
17th November 2011, 03:37 PM #22
Yup for sure, went for the MSI as it's in the A-list for pretty much every PC-review mag I read at the mo
Originally Posted by j17sparky
18th November 2011, 09:22 AM #23
a quick update, i know there not the very best graphics card out there but i have just been given a brand new, still sealed in the box XFX ATI 6770 1GB for free....so thats saved me 90-100ish quid for now.
Thank you cousin who accidentally clicked "add to basket" on Aria.co.uk twice without realising
18th November 2011, 10:33 AM #24
Nothing wrong with it at all. Even the fastest cards available are only twice as powerful, and they will certainly cost you more than £0!!
Originally Posted by HaleStorm
18th November 2011, 10:45 AM #25
I just need to save up for a processor board and ram bundle
18th November 2011, 10:50 AM #26
The 6770 is a great mid range card - may need dropping to 1680x1050 or so in some games but free is good!
18th November 2011, 10:56 AM #27
at the moment it will only be at 1280x1024 anyway
18th November 2011, 11:05 AM #28
I've got the 5770 - i.e. the same bloody card apart from a minor decoding block - and at that resolution you will be more than fine with that card. Anything from the last couple of years should run at High, if not V High (possible exception: BF3) and anything older than that, you can go all the way. They're also incredibly easy to overclock...
18th November 2011, 11:08 AM #29
sounds like ive dropped lucky on this one then, cant wait to get it running, im currently playing Dead Island and at the moment the graphics lag really badly sometimes
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