Originally Posted by mphfrom77
^^ Thanks, yeah doing a little research my case does not have the standoffs pre-installed, from what I understand. I'll probably try to find a good youtube video of the EVO 212 install. I considered returning my RAM for higher Mhz G.Skill, but just decided to keep mine and not to mess with returning mine. In researching my RAM's version number it looks like it has Micron IC's (one of the reasons I was originally considering Corsair's 2400 was the good reviews on its Samsung IC's...but they may have changed it to Hynix post launch from what I understand...but since no one has them in stock I wonder if there is some type of issue with that kit's supply line...don't know / don't care anymore really, since I am just sticking with my Corsair 1866 Micron 16gb kit.)
As soon as I opened the keyboard box I pulled it out and fake typed on it, and was kind of surprised a little. It seemed different than I had imagined. I could see myself really liking it I think.
Thanks for the input, again.
I am afraid that I might have to use a good portion of that 100ft to route properly to the pc. Is there any issue that a run of that length can cause? Lag? I figured there would not be, but really didn't research it.
BTW, you guys are probably going to laugh at me, but I am putting the build off until this Tues/Wed as that will be my off days this week. I got a little busy this past week, as well as I just was not ready to start it. But I am going to do it this week, so I am getting excited.
Also, you guys might laugh at me, but I am now considering a gtx780.
A couple reasons why:
-This may very well be my only attempt at a pc with gaming capability. I actually have only been gaming on an xbox for 4 years. Prior to that I hadn't played video games in over 10 years (console), but had never played online. Not long ago recently I actually considered just to stop playing altogether, as I felt maybe I was too old (35). It was one of those moments where my age kind made me feel odd or something. I'm glad I got to experience online gaming as opposed to missing it altogether. But I'm not sure how long I will keep doing it, but I figure, now, at least a couple more years. So taking this into perspective, this is one reason why I am now thinking about spending $200-400 more on a GPU than I was originally, and lately considering, especially if my current purchased build will support it.
-I have never gamed on a pc before. I only play online multiplayer fps games with my xbox360 (well online I have only ever played 3 games...Halo 3, Halo Reach, and BF3), but I figure that will change with this build, as I would like to explore more types of games. I'm actually looking forward to trying out completely different types of games. Things like Skyrim for example (even though I really don't know what that game is all about). I figure for BF4 I will want to try and be as competitive as I can, so I went with a TN panel. I'm competitive like that, sort of, I guess. But I think I want to try out one of those Korean PLS 1440p monitors for most games besides BF4. Lately these monitors have been selling for $260 shipped, for a 27". I know I will most likely have to have a strong single card or dual cards, if I want great performance on that type of monitor.
-I see it time and time again, that one card is preferred over dual lesser cards. I don't want to wait a couple months for the new AMD cards, as I would like to start playing BF3, possiby BF4 beta, and even some new to me games.I figure the 780 will be very nice for 2-3 years, and later on for the right price maybe I could consider SLI. Nvidia seems to get great reviews for the gpu support post purchase.
-I already purchased a monitor which supports Nvidia's lightboost.
-Supposedly Nvidia cards, or more specifically a gtx780, will do great for video editing. If I do indeed dive deeper into this, a card like the 780 might prove very beneficial.
-Shadowplay seems like it could be nice if they ever get it up and running (reason for going with a newer Nvidia).
-But like I said, take all of those reasons, and then the trump card for me really is that this may be my one shot at this, and at this point I am indeed considering stepping up. Though I do feel a little sheepish about considering a card of that price and caliber. I mean, I am a noob and others could use and appreciate it right off the bat way more than I will, I would imagine.
-But AMD is having great deals right now, and many would say I should just wait for the new models.