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2 years ago#1
I've been putting it off for years, partly waiting until I finish uni (I'll totally get distracted otherwise), partly so I can get a better tech for my money as years go by, and I've been making do with my old PS3 and a low spec PC.

I saw this: http://mygaming.co.za/news/hardware/53750-amds-plan-for-the-future-huma-fully-detailed.html

and thought I should maybe wait until this is out there so I can take advantage of it, rather than build one now and find I want to switch to this hardware as it comes out. Thing is I don't know what it's going to be like, or how widespread or affordable it will be.

I'm sure I can manage for a year, or more if necessary, I just want my gaming PC to be as optimal as it can be
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2 years ago#2
Regarding any technology, it's almost always better to wait

Typically though, by the time new standards do make a great difference, so much time will have passed anyway.
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2 years ago#3
That's the thing, by your logic you'll always be waiting until the next year.
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2 years ago#4
Build your new PC as soon as you have the money. That's the best time.
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2 years ago#5
pothocket posted...
That's the thing, by your logic you'll always be waiting until the next year.


I know it's always going to be gradually improving, but I figured if I wait for a big jump in tech (after which it would gradually increase again), I could get the best bang for my buck, so to speak. I was wondering if this hUMA was that something I could jump onto
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2 years ago#6
just build during black friday
2 years ago#7
Reading that article, I don't know if programmers will actually use HUMA for some years yet in PC games. It's extra work (how much, I don't know honestly, but I don't think it would be small this early on in the tech's life), first to learn the technique and then actually implement it, for an extremely small section of the market. If/when it becomes mainstream, then jump on it.
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2 years ago#8
I'm following a couple of youtube guides taking me through recommended builds, and I'm stuck on the choice between motherboards and the CPU. One recommends the ASRock Z75 Pro3 and Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007P709YI
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Generation-i5-3570K-3-40GHz-Bridge-Technology/dp/B007RUZKK6

while the other recommends the Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 and AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008RPZ5SC
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009O7YORK

Any input on which I should pick? I don't really know the difference. The other components are:

http://i.imgur.com/1qTUt5r.jpg
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2 years ago#9
Fact is, new consoles are around the corner and of course I bet new chipsets, processors and graphic cards will need an update in the upcomming months isnīt it?
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2 years ago#10
From: Cosmic_Coyote | #009
Fact is, new consoles are around the corner and of course I bet new chipsets, processors and graphic cards will need an update in the upcomming months isnīt it?


What's your point?

From: Iminyourcloset | #008
Any input on which I should pick? I don't really know the difference.


I would go with the i5 if you can handle the price difference. It's stronger than the FX6300.
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