Frostilyte wrote:Chaz2132005 wrote:huh? The maximum speed the motherboard has is 32 and i only have 16gb of ram? am I missing something haha
The RAM you selected can run up to 2400 MHz (hence the name DDR4-2400). Your board supports DDR4 2133 (so 2133Mhz). As a result your RAM will only run at a maximum of 2133MHz (as that is the max supported value by your mother board), not the 2400 MHz it is advertised with. Does that make sense? This is the kind of info I intentionally left out of the guide in the OP because it's a little confusing and only really matters if you are tweaking for maximum performance out of your hardware.Chaz2132005 wrote:whats overclocking? Does that make me need a cooing thing? and how much of a difference will i get for the extra 150?
Also a thing I left out of the OP because it is more of a performance thing and not needed to just play games.
Overclocking is when you tell the computer to run hardware at a higher rate of performance than it's default performance. As an example my CPU's default is 3.5GHz, but I have it running at 4.1GHz. Certain hardware isn't designed to be overclocked and when you overclock you run the risk of shortening the hardware's life or breaking it. It's not something I'd recommend if you just want to build a machine to play games on, but it can help you get more out of less.Chaz2132005 wrote:i tried looking this up but i dont understand what im reading haha
Benchmark(ing) is a test (or set of tests) you run against a piece of hardware to evaluate how effective it is at doing what it's designed to do. For GPU's specifically it can measure how effectively the GPU can process and render images to the screen. Think of it like a test to help you evaluate the potential of a piece of hardware, so you are better able to determine if it meets your needs.
Does any or all of that make sense?
I tried to keep everything as simple as possible so it is clear and easy to understand.
it makes sense. thanks for explaining it. i kinda figured thats what benchmark meant but when i looked at waht it was testing is when i got confused haha. also apparently nvidia is releasing a gtx 1060 that wont be much more than the rx480 so by the time i buy my graphics card(probably october) i hope you will know which is better haha