Originally Posted by Roark
Realistically, 0.2-0.3GHz isn't going to make a huge difference in gaming performance.
Also, considering the cooler you're buying you shouldn't be pushing a 1GHz increase anyway.
That was only for the examples sake, there's no way i'd even think of trying to push them that far. I'll probably keep it stock for a while, and overclock when the system gets older/or I get bored.
- I've decided on some things, I'm going to take the 850W psu for two reasons: it was well rated (as was the silverstone 750W), but more than anything, it bothers me that the 750W doesn't have an/off switch, and that's important to me.
- I'm pretty sure I'm taking the 980 processor (It'll make me feel better knowing that for a few dollars, I got the better one.)
- As for the Motherboard, I feel I'm going to keep my original one. Again a lot of these decisions are coming down to pay for it now don't regret it later. The one I had first has a better warranty, more usbs in the back, and the most important factor: it looks pretty (just kidding, though it does look sleek, not that i'll ever just be staring at my motherboard.)
Okay, For compatibility sake, will the Motherboard
, and CPU
I just want everything to jive together. Also if it matters, I'll be running an oem windows 7 64 bit professional on all this.
Also, chances are I'll forgo the graphics card for the time being, and use my old geforce 8800 gs until i've truly made up my mind on that component.
Roark: I don't want you to think I'm just ignoring your suggestions, I'd just rather spend a little more now and have no regret later.