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Working on my new build. So far I have a i5 6600K, 16GB DDR4, however my choice is on the GPU within budget my options are
. 4GB EVGA GTX970 4GB SSC
. 4GB XFX Radeon R9 380DD
This build is for gaming, I mainly play on games like Fallout 4, ESO, and am hoping to play Doom 4 and the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI. I play games at 2560x1080 21:9.
So I will be getting a new PC probably within the next 3-4 months and will be building it myself, unless there is a pre-built one that suits. I will use it for general stuff i.e. web browsing, youtube, but also some gaming - nothing to extreme, mainly older games like Far Cry, Trackmania, Half Life, the Thief series, GTA, Medal of Honour, that sort of stuff and possibly some newer if I like them. I am looking to spend in the region of £550-£650. I want this system to last me a good few years - my last PC lasted me about 6 years before it died.
The problem is that I don't really know the best way to go with regard to Intel/AMD & Nvidia/AMD Radeon. I have priced things up on pcpartpicker and got this sort of configuration:
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor £134.99
Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £59.98
ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard £81.95
Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £38.55
Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £59.98
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card £144.98
Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case £31.92
EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £49.02
I have also priced up using Intel processors, but as I said, don't know the best route to take.
All help is appreciated.
I used a years old video card in my new desktop, planning it would last for a while, until I could make up my mind on what new graphics card to get.
The card seemingly failed a few weeks ago.
I thought it had vibrated 'loose' from all the fans running in the case.
So I reseated the Radeon card, and it worked OK for a while.
Today my Anti-virus program wanted to reboot, to update itself.
After the rebooting, there was no picture.
I could see a slight bluish light on the screen, but no text -- blank.
I saw in the case the red diagnostic light was on at the video card.
So I took out the graphics card and blew off dust and reseted it with a different screw.
Is this typical for a video card to go so suddenly ?
Was working fine until this last Reboot.
I wonder if the new motherboard, power supply, faster CPU, etc. drove it to fail.
It is several years old, so no great loss.
New card on the way.
Thanks for any insights.
Finally getting around to replacing my ageing desktop which I built in 2007 (it's had a few upgrades since then, SSD and RAM) http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/567747-mid-to-high-end-gaming-rig-advice/ (that old post looks a mess now, due to a forum upgrade some time ago)
Anyways, I would like your opinions on my current component choices, if you would be so kind :)
Corsair Obsidian 550D - ?109.99
Asus X99-DELUXE Intel X99 Socket 2011-3 Motherboard - ?293.99
Intel Core i7 5820K Haswell-E - ?290.60
Corsair Vengeance LPX Red 16GB DDR4 2800 - ?283.73
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked ACX Nvidia Graphics Card - 2GB - ?183.31
Samsung MZ-7TE120BW 840 EVO 120GB - ?58.61 x2 for RAID0?
Seasonic SS-750RM 750W 80+ Gold Hybrid Modular PSU ?99.71
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Refurbished - ?49.32
Noctua NF-F12 - ?15.75 (x2 = ?31.48)
?1400.74 with 1x SSD
?1459.35 with 2x SSD
in need of a bit of assistance with a new build, and got everything in place with the spec in the image below
turned it on and everything runs as should, however, no image on the monitor at all, with DVI or VGA.
any help is appreciated.