Originally Posted by Ornamexito
I dont really want to go for intel, because of the price and because i am more of a AMD person when it comes to CPU's. Ok, the 3570k is much better in performance but the 6300 will still run games smoothly right?
It'll run games about the same as your current CPU, which is why I said it's a side step really. In other words, kind of pointless as things are pointing at Steamroller being a new platform.
The i5 3350p is only 179 vs the FX 6300 being 149. 30 dollar difference which can be made up in the motherboard as Intel CPUs don't require a high end board to get good features. Biggest difference here, it's actually an upgrade. What I've been trying to say.
If you are ok with not really getting an upgrade then that's cool, I'll just drop it.
Originally Posted by steve10765
PP why is RAM going to get more expensive? Also, Do you turn off your background tansks when you play PP? I turn mine off most of the time.
RAM is already more expensive, if you haven't noticed. Because DDR4 is right around the corner. DDR3 prices will start to raise because demand gets lower, and currently besides sales RAM is about 20 bucks more expensive for 8GB 1600 as compared to the 39 and 40 bucks about 6 months ago.
No I do not, because I currently can't play games. I also have 16GB of RAM, so no need really. Now, 2 years ago when I had 4GB of RAM you bet your hiney I shut everything down to get maximum performance. It's the reason why today I use the classic theme because back in XP days I used classic bar with the theme service disabled. All resource helping stuck over the years because I'm very RAM OCD. If Windows 7 is using more than 1.5GB of RAM I start searching for why it is.