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avengernoonzz
10-25-2012, 11:42 PM
so I'm just looking at a new build and I need some tips.. here's the public list for all of you to see - https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lists&wlcId=103983&action=wish_lists

I'm just looking to make a great PC while trying to keep the costs low. I haven't included a GPU yet but it will be either a 7970 or a GTX 670.

I can also shed of $100 if I decide to build it myself. Though I suck at doing crap like cable management, etc. :S

What do you guys think? Anything I should replace?

winterhell
10-26-2012, 12:36 AM
Overall that's a good configuration.
You are most likely going to need a storage drive/HDD. Also the CPU, While Ivy Bridge does consuming less power, has worse internal conductivity and thus is harder to cool down when overclocked than Sandy Bridge. And to play modern games in 120FPS you are going to need to OC the CPU really hard.

avengernoonzz
10-26-2012, 12:51 AM
Thanks. I already have a 1TB HDD so that's fine.

Also my current set up which I have to get rid of is quite similar.. long story.. anyway it plays most games with high frame rates with my 2500K + AMD 7970 GPU combo. Well at least I'm satisfied with what it can do so I guess a 3570K + 7970 would perform similar.

Thanks for the feedback! :D

HyperMatrix
10-26-2012, 02:47 AM
Don't get 7970 if you plan on ever doing crossfire. Apparently the micro stutter on the 7970's is about 18x worse than on nvidia's Kepler line. Yeah...it's that bad...so if you plan to stick to single card, it's a great value. But otherwise, a 670 (or even sli 660ti) would be better.

BlackOctagon
10-26-2012, 04:49 AM
I still think 2x 670 4GB is the sweet spot, if the budget permits

avengernoonzz
10-28-2012, 03:09 AM
I managed to find a buyer for my AMD7970. I can't deal with this green screen on flash players, etc.

Anyways, I'll probably get a GTX 670.. so my question is - is 2GB enough for 1440p gaming these days? (I don't use enhanced graphic mods, etc if that helps with anything)

HyperMatrix
10-28-2012, 09:49 AM
Honestly the most I've seen a game use with everything super maxed out with higher anti-aliasing and etc is about 2300mb VRAM. Most seem to stick to a 2gb limit. If you're going single card you won't be playing everything at Mac anyway so 2gb will be enough. If going sli...you might consider 4gb. But in 90% of cases 2gb will still probably be more than enough.

Ben
10-28-2012, 10:37 AM
I have a GTX 670 and a setup that is pretty much identical to the one you linked to, and I can say that a GTX 670 is borderline okay for 1440p. I don't get 60FPS on BF3 on max settings anymore and the low FPS is definitely noticeable on some games. I'm eventually guna go SLI GTX 670's. Just make sure you get a motherboard that supports SLI incase you do want to upgrade eventually.

OskyATL
10-28-2012, 09:44 PM
Don't get 7970 if you plan on ever doing crossfire. Apparently the micro stutter on the 7970's is about 18x worse than on nvidia's Kepler line. Yeah...it's that bad...so if you plan to stick to single card, it's a great value. But otherwise, a 670 (or even sli 660ti) would be better.

it's almost as bad as 2 690's:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

HyperMatrix
10-28-2012, 09:47 PM
it's almost as bad as 2 690's:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

I don't think 2x 690's have bad microstutter. My issue was pcie lane limitations. Can't run 4 gpu's on PCIE 2.0 8x/8x apparently. :P