BowlOfMilk wrote:How much did all this cost? And did you order the parts online?
Got all the individual parts from a local shop. Was only slightly cheaper to get it online from newegg, then the shipping would have made it more expensive.
Was about 800 bucks for all of the PC.
dredre wrote:lol ha, that case is nice but its a total bitch to set up. I have the exact same case. I personally like Intel more than AMD, and im pretty sure Intel is better. My dad used to work for AMD and he told me to never get a cpu from amd cuz it overheats a lot easier in comparison to Intel. A gtx 480 costs a lot, unless you are a intense gamer, i think you should just get a gts 450 or the sexy ass 6870 (ati ftw - im bias xD).
Intels are faster right now but they are also a lot more expensive. It just isn't worth paying that much more for what ends up being a minimal performance increase in games.
And AMD's don't really have overheating problems at all. They run vastly cooler then Intel's stuff right now, at least half the temps on average.
Then turn on hyperthreading with the Intel's and they get even more hot.
Really though, if any processor over heats it's basically the users fault either for faulty installation or from massive amounts of dust that they haven't been cleaning out.
Personally, I'll never own an ATi card again myself. Had way too many problems with them. The card itself is fine, it's just their drivers are garbage.
And the issue gets even worse when you throw crossfire setups into the mix.