Originally Posted by PP Mguire
If you are just gaming the difference between the 2500k and the 3570k isn't worth the extra 220.
OCZ PSUs aren't reliable at all anymore sadly. Even though they bought out PCP&C their quality is considerately less than one would think.
You wont see any difference at all with those cards on PCI-E 3.0. The only cards that need those are 680s and 7970s in dual card configuration on the 1155 platform because PCI-E 3.0 8x is essentially the same thing as PCI-E 2.0 16x.
There are no real world gains having faster RAM than 1600mhz.
Thanks for opening my eyes again. Well, I already purchased the Intel i5-3570 last week and the OCZ ZX 850 Gold I purchased over 2 months ago.
After all rebates and such, I only paid $77 for the Intel i5-3570. I thought that was an ok deal for a new Gen. 3 processor. The reason I wanted to upgrade from my i5-2500k was because the i5-2500k was getting old and I have been using it 24/7 for over 18 months [I like to upgrade every 18 months so I do not have components that have been used for over 10,000 hours [I know, most stuff is rated to last far longer]...
The OCZ ZX 850 Gold was only $79 after mail in rebate, so I hope it works a long, long time.
I was torn between going for the Seasonic 750 Modular that was on sale last week, but decided to stick with the OCZ ZX 850 Gold after reading the comprehesive review by Johnny Guru.
Thanks for pointing me away from purchasing a PCI-EX 3.0 GPU. I definitely do not need one and it sounds as if the benefits are very minimal. Thanks also for the heads up on the faster RAM. I suppose I will not upgrade to the 1850 or 2100 [I have over 16 sticks of new RAM sitting around and most of them are the Corsair Vengeance 1600's. Time to finally use them and the good news is that with the Antec H20 620, there will be no heat sink to cover any of the RAM slots.
Ok, last question: Would you use the XFX 6870 Double D or the unbranded 560Ti?
The 560Ti appears to give better graphics and seems a wee bit more powerful, but the XFX 6870 Double D has glowing reviews and has never given me any problem whatsoever.
The 560Ti, I have no idea who made it, where it came from, or what type of quality it is.
Please help me make a good decision on this.
Thanks again guys!