Horizon 482 Posted August 2, 2015 Report Share Posted August 2, 2015 So i'm dropping quite a few paychecks on this custom. This will be my first build and I've got a few questions. For the video cards, I did (some) research. On my pcpartpicker.com list i selected the MSi 970 4gb. Which I heard is all that I needed for gaming. Now for a MSi 980 its about $150-$200 more but after watchin some videos all I can see is a 5-10 fps increase. I mean, for example, if I can play Arma 3 at 45fps would it be necessary to get the 980 just for the higher fps? Im not that worried about super high fps. If the 970 works on the 100% rendering at a nice fps, then I think that sounds good. now for the motherboard, I read about the new DDR4 ram. Im not sure its worth getting a motherboard compatible with it and the extra money if there really isnt a increase in perfomance. thoughts? Thinking of sticking to ddr3.as for the amount of ram, im thinking of 16 (4x4gb sticks). But once again I was told to get 32. Which sounds crazy, i dont do anything crazy ram specific like large video editing and processing. also if im trying to save a few hundred bucks can I just get i5 or is i7 a must for good perfomancd. I believe my friend went balls out and got i7 16-core or whatever the fuck he said but I think the quadcore will be more than enough. Thoughts? i just want to run 1 game well at nice graphics. Im not going to have 4 games open.. Just a few tabs in my browser and 1 game. let me know your input! If you recommend a better gpu/cpu lemme know the name. Oh ya also idk what liquid cooling I should get idk what the differences are so if anyone can put me in the right direction there, much appreciated. Quote Link to comment
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