My advice is to get like a 4-500 dollar laptop for class
do this unless you want a gaming laptop at school if you're not planning on bringing your desktop rig
save your the rest of your money for a more worthy future investment or for uni alcohol money
I don't drink and uni here is just close to home anyway so I still get to play when I have the time. I wanted to have a decent one enough to play something like europa universalis IV and Crusader Kings 2 since its a bit unrealistic for me to go outside and play something like Skyrim or Borderlands 2.
Yeah I had to call off the trip and I will sit on my $1300 and will probably upgrade by xmas when there are some worthwhile upgrades I could find. --- AC new leaf FC: 1547-5212-4948. Name: Miiguel Town name: Tower
#42jgatlabayanPosted 8/5/2013 10:00:30 PM
you don't need to reinstall windows. Just download Paragon HD suite, burn in with a dvd then boot it. It has a HDD to SSD migration option. It will help you copy your windows installation and other files to your new SSD. It also automatically enables and adjusts TRIM and Alignment settings. It works perfectly in my case.
Stick with your 660ti. It's still a very capable card. I suggest to wait 2-3 generations before upgrading unless there's a massive leap between gens. You can also Sli if you can find a 660ti dirt cheap.
My 295 ran almost all the new games at least on high settings albeit w/o dx11 settings wherein it gives me very acceptable frame rates. Finally upgraded because it won't let me play Crysis 3 aside from me wanting dx11. That's a 4 gen gap. --- i5 2500k @ 5ghz/ GTX 780 /Asrock z77 Extreme4 /16gb DDR3-1600 / Sandisk Extreme 240gb ssd /1.5tb hdd/BenQ XL2420T 24in 120hz /Noctua Nh d14/ all major consoles
I will heed everyone's advice and enjoy my rig and wait for a generation or two. I appreciate all the advice I got from everyone.
I should stop thinking that playing games should always be on max but high should suffice. --- AC new leaf FC: 1547-5212-4948. Name: Miiguel Town name: Tower
#44RolloverBouncinPosted 8/6/2013 3:27:51 AM
Usually jumping one generation isn't worth it. I always jump 2 generations for a noteworthy upgrade. 8600 to 260 to 460 to 660.
Best advice here! You'll see the best noticeable difference when you jump 2 gens. I went from gtx 450 sli to 7950 big improvement. --- --- PC + Wii U + 3ds. Sabertooth 990fx-AMD FX8120- AMD 7950 oc 1200/1500-Samsung 128gb - 8gb G.skill Sniper 1866-Raidmax 1000AE psu-Asus 27" VE278Q