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New Rig, New Questions

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System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#51
I have i7 with the HD4000 + 660gtx combo on my laptop. It's great for accelerating web pages(especially flash) and that's where it ends. But I was fortunate enough to be able to switch to the 660gtx when I need it. I tried gaming on the HD4k for giggles and it was hopeless.

The difference in battery makes the hd4k worth it on laptop though. Although AMD's trinity does better. Web browsing with HD4k gets me 4-5 hours. The same tasks with 660gtx gets me 2.5 hrs. With gaming, the difference was only about 15 mins. I would've bought the AMD A10 but those laptops never come with SSD and backlit keyboards.
 

Kwod

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System Name Crysis 3
Processor i3570+CM 212
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77 V
Cooling Antec 1100+3 fans
Memory 2x8gig 1600 Corsair
Video Card(s) Saphire 7950 Vapour X
Storage Samsung 250g 840
Display(s) 26in LCD 1920x1200 8 bit+37in 1080p HDTV
Case Antec 1100
Audio Device(s) Xonar DG+Z5500D
Power Supply Antec 650 Hi current
Software W7 64
#52
I tried gaming on the HD4k for giggles and it was hopeless.
I think laptops and gaming are a bad combo in general:banghead:
I'm going to install Crysis1 now and see what happens, lol.
 
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System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#53
My laptop does well. I can play most games at very respectable frames. I just hate the keyboard and the small screen.......and the price :(
 

Kwod

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System Name Crysis 3
Processor i3570+CM 212
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77 V
Cooling Antec 1100+3 fans
Memory 2x8gig 1600 Corsair
Video Card(s) Saphire 7950 Vapour X
Storage Samsung 250g 840
Display(s) 26in LCD 1920x1200 8 bit+37in 1080p HDTV
Case Antec 1100
Audio Device(s) Xonar DG+Z5500D
Power Supply Antec 650 Hi current
Software W7 64
#54
Crysis maxed 8xaa is butter smooth, but so is F1 2012 at 110fps@1200p
This new system is so fast at times it's not funny, especially loading games.

I used to think 30fps was acceptable, but I now think the magic no of 60fps is a much better experience.

I must've had a huge bottleneck with either my old CPU or DDR2 ram, maybe both.
 
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System Name Desktop
Processor i5 3570k
Motherboard Asrock Z77
Cooling Corsair H60
Memory G Skill 8gb 1600 mhz X 2
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon 7850 X 2
Storage 1 TB Velociraptor, 240GB 840 Samsung
Display(s) 27" Samsung LED X 2
Case Thermaltake V9
Power Supply Seasonic 620 W, CX600M on stand by
Software Win 8.1 64
Benchmark Scores Benches are silly
#55
Turn Vsync on or caps. Some games push your system to the max and causes crashes and stuttering. SC2 used to do that to me along with another game(i forgot). As soon as I vsync at 60, the crashes and random stuttering went away.
The other bonus is you don't burn out your components as fast. You will notice less screen tearing when you turn fast in fps too.
 
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System Name AMD "Gaming Evolved"
Processor AMD FX-6300
Motherboard Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 2x4GB Patriot Viper 3 "Venom Red" 1600mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD7850 1GB Dual-X
Storage 1TB Seagate Barracuda / 64GB Crucial M4
Display(s) HP vs19
Case Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed
Power Supply Corsair CX600M
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
#56
Hey again guys! It's been a while now, and i've finally built my new machine and it's running perfectly! :D I'm able to play DayZ at 60+ FPS, StarCraft 2 at 100+ FPS, as well as FarCry 3: Blood Dragon (got free with my card ;) ) at 60+ FPS. Installs take moments rather than hours, and despite running at all stock / auto settings, i've yet to find something that slows me down! :O

So people, here's what i went with in the end; (Thanks to you all for such great, patient and understanding advice!)

CPU: AMD FX-6300
Mobo: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 "Venom Red" 1600mhz - 2 x 4GB
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7850 1GB Dual-X
PSU: Corsair CX600M
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm
Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed (BARGAIN ALERT - £53!)

All in, delivered, for £612 with postage.

Got Windows 7 Home Premium from my dad for free, so i'm on a 64-bit OS too! Life is great gentlemen, and i'd happily recommend any of these parts to you all :D

*EDIT* And for those interested, using HWMonitor it displays both my CPU and Motherboard temps, under load the CPU doesn't get above 42c on a hot day, and without using my custom fan profile on Sapphire TRiXX my 7850 doesn't get above 57c on a hot day! If i use the fan profile i get it down to 51c under full load :D

Idle temps after 10 mins in desktop for CPU is 27c to 29c, GPU is 29 to 31c, so i'm right in the sweet-spot for all my temps, this case has great airflow even with just stock fans, but beware, if you're going for this case in the future, buy some magnetic dust filters for the roof of it, just allows dust to fall on in unfortunately!
 
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Norton

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Motherboard X370 Taichi/ ASUS R3E/Asus P8P67 Pro/P9X79 Pro/EVGA X58 SLI 3/SuperMicro 4P
Cooling NH-D14/Phanteks/NH-U14S/H70/DeepCool/CM 212+ (x4)/NH-U14S/CM212
Memory 16GB GSkill TridentZ-3200 (1700X), 16GB GSkill FlareX-2400 (1600X),... various...., 4P- 16x1GB
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Storage WD 500GB SSD/Seagate 2TB SSHD, everything else is Western Digital (mostly)
Display(s) Dell U2414H & 2409W / Dell 2208WFP (shared)
Case Silverstone FT01B/Source 530/Corsair 230T/Define XL R2/Silverstone FT05/Define R4/custom
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Power Supply Corsair HX850/TX650/CS650M/X Gold 750/EVGA P2 850/X Gold 1050/HX650
Mouse Logitech G300s
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Software Win 7 Home 64 (Win 10 Pro 64)/Win Pro 64 or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/14.04 LTS/17.04
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#57
Nice build! :toast:

Time to update your system specs!!!

<<<< ;)
 
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System Name AMD "Gaming Evolved"
Processor AMD FX-6300
Motherboard Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
Cooling CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
Memory 2x4GB Patriot Viper 3 "Venom Red" 1600mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD7850 1GB Dual-X
Storage 1TB Seagate Barracuda / 64GB Crucial M4
Display(s) HP vs19
Case Corsair Carbide 300R Windowed
Power Supply Corsair CX600M
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
#58
System Specs updated, life is good! :D Thanks buddy!