bluebarracuda LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Oct 2011 8728 posts
re: PC Gamers Benchmark/E-Peen Competition - Spring EditionPosted by bluebarracuda on 1/11/13 at 8:08 pm to DoUrden
I actually haven't spent that much money changing between builds. The only time I really splurged was when I bought my second 7950. I usually take the money I made off selling my last build and put that into a new build
VABuckeye Ohio State Fan Oak Hill, VA Member since Dec 2007 18360 posts
re: PC Gamers Benchmark/E-Peen Competition - Spring EditionPosted by VABuckeye on 1/12/13 at 2:12 pm to bluebarracuda
OK, while the 3820 will overclock like crazy it doesn't actually outperform a 2600k, 2700k or 3770k in terms of what I'll use it for. Playing with overclocking is fun for me but it's far from my primary objective.
I will either build something based on a 3770k or wait another month or two to see what the Haswell line brings to us. That should also mean even lower prices on 3770k if I choose to go that route.
Yeah, I'm not sure when it will even make sense for me to upgrade from my 2600k. I built a water cooled 3770k system last yearfor a customer, overclocked it as far as I could with a reasonable voltage, and ran some real world tests in video encoding and whatnot. Negligible differences, and The 3770k even had faster/more ram.
So are u gonna draw a list of people and then let them pick their prize or is each prize assigned to someone. Just trying to work in those who just participated for fun or those who might only be interested in certain prizes