Hey, would the AMD Phenom II X4 965 black be bottlenecked by the EVGA GTX 560ti?
Also, any opinions on this build? It's kinda budget. I would like to run minecraft, tf2, battlefield 3, and most other games.
both r shatty..... no bottleneck
Good build, neither are shitty and great parts for the price point, good job man. You could switch that SSD for a different SSD ;) vertex 4 or a 520 series intel
ignore commissar its pretty good build. one thing is though, try this case
Okay thanks everyone! I switched the SSD to a kingston hyperx 3k 120 GB
Those are all pretty much last gen components, last gen ssd, last gen video card, 3 or so gen old cpu... Here is what I recommend:
More powerful, newer components from this generation meaning they will be more efficient, also better power supply, all round an improvement. Also don't tell me that the ssd is last gen, i know lol. But that is a cheap price for the vertex 3 and it is still very fast. Yesterday it was about $50 so should have bought it then but oh well. If you want a faster ssd I recommend the 128gb plextor m5s ssd, very outstanding but you probably won't notice the difference aside from benchmarks. Going from a hard drive to an ssd is like night and day, a MASSIVE improvement. But going from a slower ssd to a faster one normally won't yield any noticeable improvements.
For example I recently upgraded from an agility 3 120gb ssd to an intel 520 120gb ssd. In benchmarks, both the drives were about 95% full, and because of the controller on the agility it had a hard time keeping up to its promised 550/500 speeds due to how full it was. Thus it was slown down to about 250/200 sequential read and write and the intel only went from 550 / 500 to 550/475 read and write speeds. Despite that massive difference in the benchmark, i did not notice a difference with boot up time or general windows responsiveness. When I ripped out the stopwatch to see I realised that the intel was only 1 second faster to boot that the agility.
Why you say?
It is because when you are loading up windows it has to deal with pretty much thousands of very small 4k or so files. So therefore SEQUENTIAL read and write speeds do not matter that much, it is all about IOPS which stands for input output per second. That is where the random access speeds come from. If you were loading up a large 10gb or so blu ray movie then the agility will be trumped by the intel but since we are talking about windows here, the difference is small.
Okay, well it looks like you sure spent some time with this. Thanks for that! But do you really think i need an XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card? It seems like overkill, and I would've been fine with the 560ti
If youd be fine with a 560TI then a small and probably wrthwhile upgrade wold be a 7850 (oc'd), a 7870 or a gtx 660 (non ti),
oh and by the way, the hyper 212 and Full Size corsair Dominator memory should have clearence issues, try and get some low profile ram to avoid the hassle/Compatibility issues.