Looking more closely at your build, it may actually be the GPU that's holding your machine back over everything else. Maybe if you put a 7850 in there you'd see a significant increase in performance. This is a very good card and the best value card out there; this would more than likely be the biggest and best upgrade at this point.
I'm no good when it comes to working out bottlenecks though, I'm sure other members of the community can provide far better insight.
It maybe best to wait a month or so because Intel's new Haswell Chips (socket 1150) are dropping early June and even if you don't jump on that bandwagon immediately, it will drive the prices of current chipsets down somewhat.
Are you set on going AMD because the general consensus is that their 8 core processors aren't quite as good as Intel's i5 quads?
EDIT: For Example, based on the website you linked, you'd be paying 20-30 dollars more for an i5 3750k CPU and motherboard and that is basically THE CPU for gaming right now. In a month or two's time, when the new chips drop they'll go down in price to what you're looking at currently. It would beat out the AMD one you linked, that's for sure.
How can you not waste your life on 9gag and game sites?
Sapkowski announced a new Witcher book duder :)
The books engrossed me so much, the internet didn't matter to me haha.
I don't see another book as such a great thing. Unfortunately, Sapkowski is an incredibly bitter man and it seems that he's going to go out of his way to retcon the games as much as he possibly can. It's a shame because in my eyes CD Projekt RED have done an exceptional job carrying on the story in a logical way which (largely) matches the narrative themes and ideas Sapkowski explored in his books. Based on everything he's said in the past, this feels way more like a cash in on the game's success than it does anything else.
Now if the next book was a prequel to his others, or if they told the story of someone else in the same universe, that would be incredible. Everything he's said however, leads me to believe he's just going to write what he wants and if it screws over the game so be it.
I'll still read it, mind you, I'll just have to accept the games as an alternate universe.
Welcome to Giantbomb’s Premier thread for talking all things Witcher Story related; about the magical characters, crazy events and all the incredible world Andrzej Sapkowski and CD Projekt RED have managed to create.
The Witcher seems to hold a special place for people who have invested the time into it, yet sadly, as far and wide along the internet I’ve traveled, there doesn’t seem to be an adequate (English) forum for discussing its universe. Sure there’s the official game’s one but that seems to be focused way more on the games than as the universe as a whole.
That’s where this thread comes in. My hope is that it becomes a melting pot of discussions, theories, ideas and analysis for the books and games, almost like a book club... The story and the books to me feel like they’re rife with discussion and talking points yet no one seems to be talking about them.
Granted the last book came out in ’99 but I feel now more than ever, with The Witcher 3 being announced for next year and with Geralt recovering from amnesia, more people than ever will be reading them.
Personally, after finishing the first game at the start of this year, I went on a book binge and have read all of the books in the series, including the
wonderfully done fan translated ones which can be found here.
After finishing the last book I jumped straight into The Witcher 2 for the first time and I’m currently just finishing off the first chapter in what appears to be a fantastic addition to the universe.
The order I’ve done all this in may seem a bit weird but I think I’ve done it right. I used the first game as a launch pad into the universe and the second game feels way more like a continuation of the books than the first ever did. In fact, I would go as far to say if I read the books then played the first game, I would have been somewhat disappointed with it.
And that’s all I have to say for the time being. There’s so much more I could talk about but I don’t want to spoil anything and quite frankly, having a discussion with myself is boring.
Are there any duders out there who have read the books, are reading the books or are thinking about doing so? What are your thought, ideas, opinions and wants for where the universe has been and where it is going to go?