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Gaming Pc build... is it good?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Asus7950DCII, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Asus7950DCII New Member

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    Rcoon i mean ill upgrade when i need to.
    im not trying to be ahead just at the level
    a GTX 660 gigabyte windforce (non ti) is Awesome for me so im guessing a 760 right now is excellent.
    When i see that the games are getting more demanding ill upgrade. Pretty simple eh?
     
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    760's are awesome price/performance cards right now. I'd hazard it would run most games at high settings. Get a second or a better card when you dont like what you're seeing.

    BF3 is a good manshoot starting point for FPS. That's the Gigabyte 760.

    [​IMG]
     
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    would be no different than if the OP got a 4670 and upgraded it to a 4770 a year from now. :slap:

    Yes, but you didn't get all the performance gain with IB on Z68 or P67. That's why almost everyone that bought IB also bought a Z77 chipset board.
     
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    Here is my final take...

    Go haswell if you can/want to afford it. Its the best out now and offers an upgrade path if you choose. It may not be much, but it is there. You will be PERFECTLY happy with IB/Z77 as well and save some cash in the process. But your next upgrade will be complete.

    You cannot go wrong with either really.

    If you SLI the 660ti, a quality 650W PSU is plenty while overclocking both the GPU's and CPU and will not come close to 100% (perhaps 70-80). I will give another example that may mindfunk those in the thread... I run a 3570K @4.5GHZ with an overclocked GTX690 on a 550W PSU. The fan barely turns on and I pulled around 450W PEAK (90% efficient PSU so take away 45W) at the wall while gaming. While stress testing (Prmie95 and Unigine Heaven), I hit 51xW at the wall.

    What didn't you get? P67 had some limitations on overclocking IIRC, otherwise, Z68 did the entire job?
     
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    I forget that intel is efficient. On AMD CPU's, I recommend 750w Minimum :laugh:
     
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    You for real?
     
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    I just also noticed that you want to go for the u2212HM (sorry I did not mention this in my post about the SSD, but I missed it somehow). I think you should try to go for the 2312HM instead. The 23" version is not only bigger, but it has much less input lag as well. We are talking about less than 1ms vs 22ms-ish here, which could come handy in online fps games.

    edit: And don't worry about the CPU and the Mobo too much. If you are into gaming, get an i5 and the best GPU what you can afford. You initial lineup looks "ok" to me as a mid range decent build (even if I would prefer different brands).
     
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    I can't disagree with what Earthdog is saying. But this does really sound like a budget limited build, so if the OP can get comparable performance out of a 1155 system for considerably less money($100 or more), wouldn't that suit them better? Also, while Intel isn't producing anymore CPU's for 1155, the OP does have a upgrade path as he/she is not getting the top of the line 1155 CPU. He/she will have the option to upgrade to a 3770.
     
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    Before the mods come in and roshambo us, I think the OP has all the information he requires to make an informed decision and its down to him :laugh:
     
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    Ivy bridge haswell eh Ivy sounds better (when u say it lol)besides haswell is kind of new and ivy is already known for its awesomness.

    Now lets make a a plain vote:
    IVY bridge or that haswell?
    Why?
    and btw its E2213 monitor
     
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    Only go for IB if you can get the same performance as Haswell for considerably less money. If you can afford Haswell, get it. Haswell is just as awesome as IB ever was.
     
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    I'm not going to debate what we've already debated, so here's a graph you wont find useful at all. It just highlights the difference between CPU's in games:

    [​IMG]
     
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    The move from non HT CPU to a HT CPU with the same IPC is only an upgrade if the application/game can use the threads. I dont think there is anyone in their right mind that would make that upgrade unless they needed the threads.


    Anyhoo - Either or. RCoon and Barb make solid points too. You can go either way and be quite happy. GL!

    And Rcoon - again, sorry about the chav thing. I genuinely thought it to be playful like bloke is... :)
     
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    uhhh Wtf is this Graph doing here? it reminds me of BARCELONA and im a REAL MADRID FAN
     
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    It shows you an AMD Phenom 555 is just as good as a 4770k at the highest of high graphics in manshoot games.
    HOWEVER, in RTS games, CPU's matters ALOT
     
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    Oh, that's even worse, and you want the U2312HM;)
     
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    i know
     
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    Ill go for I5 3570 and a Z77 VLX ASUS or if i feel like it ill just punch myself and get the V PRO
     
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    Just a note... that is a fully GPU bound resolution. 1080p, where the OP is playing at, may show some differences. ;)

    Sheesh it took so long to find something.. LOL

    Here is another test with Crysis 3 at 1080p. There is a ton of difference in this title (because of core/thread differences really):

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1362591/lightbox/post/19332690/id/1302789
     
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    It's gonna be the part you will likely to replace the least frequently. Do yourself a favor and save up for a "good" monitor. I know $200 is a lot when you are building a budget rig, but it's the thing you have to look at all the times. Perhaps a GW2250HM or a i2252Vwh if you are really on a tight budget and can't go any higher
     
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    I definently agree, get THE BEST monitor you can
     
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    1440p is better tho lol
     
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    and 1600p is even better than that :D

    If I was forced to sell either my 2600k system or my 2560*1600 monitor, I'd sell the system first and keep the monitor.
     
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    why
     
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    Because it would be easier to replace the system with a less expensive system, while I would hate having to go to a smaller screen/resolution. That's why I barely use my laptop as compared to my desktop. My 30" 2560*1600 monitor is literally 4 of my laptop's 15.6" 1366*768 monitors. That is very handy when doing my College assignments. I can have 4 browser windows on my 30" that are the same size as one browser window on my laptop. Comes in handy for having 1 window for my assignment details, one window for working on my assignment, and 2 windows for my research pages, all viewable at the sametime.
     
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