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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:46 AM
If you're really needing max eye candy at 1920x1080 or higher, this setup could be for you. If I were a youTuber and wanted the content on my channel to look really nice (all the eye candy turned on), I would would be sorely tempted by this solution as it will probably work pretty well with most AAA titles.
On the other hand, I'm not a youTuber (although I love watching xfactor, lvlcap, matimi0, etc. just to name a few) and I play with most of my settings on "Low" at 1920x1080. With my single GTX670, my frames are at all times greater than 115 FPS in BF3 and are mostly at my FPS cap of 121 FPS. Playing at low settings is pretty much a function of choice as I'm able to play more competitively (not die as much hahaha) with the eye candy minimalized.
I always recommend configuring your system based on what you think your needs will be. I also recommend that wherever possible, keep your system as simple you can. Doing so will keep your costs down in the long term. It's not very hard to build a powerful system, but by the same token it is possible to be separated from more of your money than you need to be. I would ask, do you really need a GTX 760 SLI setup (for ~ $550) and what that entails; or would a single-card 770 (for $400) do the trick? Only the user can answer that question based on what they think they need.
If you're not a youTube content creator, are a casual gamer, and play at 1920x1080, I think that a person has all the power they need with a decent i5/i7 CPU, an 1155 chipset (or newer) mobo, a single GTX 670 or newer GPU, and an SSD. If you've got that, I have no doubt that you can play just about any AAA title out there and be satisfied with your all around system performance.
On a separate note, one upgrade I made several months ago that has paid off really well (and will continue to pay off) is investing in a decent 120Hz monitor. The difference between gaming at 60Hz and 120Hz is significant and I can say without hesitation that motion in game is far more crisp, fluid, and life-like. It is something that can't really be described, but if you are able to see a demo (at an electronics store), you will be a believer. I would recommend buying/evaluating a 120Hz monitor from a retailer that has a 30-day money back guarantee. Find such a retailer, unpack the monitor carefully (so it can be returned if you're not convinced), and give it a try. As long as your video card card can deliver 100+ FPS consistently (120Hz being the ideal), you will be shocked by the difference... I know I was.
Edited by =ADK= warspite, 09 July 2013 - 08:48 AM.
Don't hate the player, hate the game. (unknown)
My current configuration:
- OS: Win7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Case: Silverstone Raven RV02b-EW
- Mobo: ASUS P9X79 PRO X79 LGA2011
- CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K @ 4.4GHz
- Cooler: Corsair H-80i with a single Noctua NF-F12 pushing
- RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) 9-9-9-24 @ 1600MHz
- Graphics: 2x EVGA GTX-780 3GB "Superclocked" with ACX Cooler in SLI
- Sound: SoundBlaster Z with a Sennheiser PC-350 headset
----256GB Crucial M4 SSD (C:\ on the Intel SATA controller)
----128GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD (games only on the Marvell SATA controller)
----1.5TB WD (data)
----3.0TB Seagate Barracuda (one drive to back them all)
- Optical: None!
- Power: Zalman 800W modular PSU
- Mouse: Razer Death Adder 2013
- Keyboard: Matias Mini Quiet Pro with ALPS-style tactile switches (55g actuation)
- Monitor: Acer HN274H (27" primary @ 120Hz), Planar PX2710MW (27" secondary @ 60Hz)
Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:48 PM
Meh what War said im not gonna even bother, but I have a gtx 760 right now, plays bf3 with 100 fps no problem. I honestly think the Titan is a piece of overpriced crap.
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth P67 (With 50mm fan!)
CPU: Intel i5 2500k |Stock- 3.30| Turbo-4.0ghz
RAM: 8Gbs(4x2Gbs) 8-8-8-24 1600mhz Corsair XMS3
PSU: Corsair 750TX
GPU: EVGA GTX 760
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ | Zalman ZM-STG1
HDD: WD Velociraptor 500gb | Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB | Seagate 160gbs X2
Case: Cooler Master Storm Sniper
Other: Logitech G110 | Logitech G500 | LG w2353 | Samsung 943BWX | Steelseries 4HD
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