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Thread: (Advice on) Upgrading my PC
07-10-2012, 05:18 AM #41
Prices aren't double what they were before the floods. They're still elevated, yes, but you're exaggerating. There certainly was scarcity, but the price hike was also partially preemptive, scaring away customers so demand didn't outstrip production as much as it could have.
10-10-2012, 03:32 PM #42
Prices aren't double what they were before the floods.
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The i5 2500k is £167 ~ $270.
The only thing you need is the product code so you can actually activate Windows after installing. Otherwise you'd have to reinstall every week or something of the sort.
The basic bang for buck upgrade rule: (assuming each part you use is of a baseline quality/performance of course)
GPU >>>>>>> CPU >>>>> RAM (assuming you have 2GB or more) > HDD
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10-10-2012, 07:15 PM #43
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11-10-2012, 11:32 AM #46
As for the prices, Intel has an MSRP that is relevant mainly for the US market. When a country (like the UK) adds VAT, they don't just sell their stuff cheaper to compensate.
11-10-2012, 05:46 PM #47
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Also just to indulge you : dolphin now has excellent gpu acceleration, so while you still need a high end cpu for it, you also benifit greatly from a good gpu.
Again: in general (normal gaming), spending 100 euros more on a gpu is going to get you a frigging LOT higher framerates than spending 100 more euros on a cpu (let alone on something silly like an SSD).
Again, assuming you aren't just being obtuse and trying to pair a low end c2duo with a gtx 670...
To bash ssds some more: totalbisquit was attributing his 3second load times in dishonored to his SSD, my not formatted since 2010 bought in 2008 95 percent full (if you know HDDS this shits on performance) 1TB HDD with damaged sectors also has 3 seconds load times in dishonored (/offtopic)
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