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Question on a build
02-24-2014, 02:24 PM,
#1
Question on a build
Hi. I am going to build a PC and I need some advice. I like to play demanding games such as Crysis, BF4 and Rome:Total War 2.
What I was thinking of building was the Tier 5 Build, with the tier 7 video card. I'm on a budget (preferably < $1800) so I was wondering what you guys had to say about it.
First off, is this the build to go for if I'm trying to play games like the ones I mentioned? Secondly, does the Tier 5 really need to be upgraded in order to play these games on ALL max settings? Lastly, if I did want to play all games on Max Settings what would you recommend?
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02-24-2014, 04:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-24-2014, 04:20 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: Question on a build
What's the resolution of the monitor you plan to use? That's really the most important factor when it comes to running games.


The tier 7 graphics card (GTX 780Ti) is pretty much the best card on the market. If you do happen to choose the 780 ti you may want to choose the Power supply that is also recommended.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
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Monitor:
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02-25-2014, 02:16 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-25-2014, 02:37 AM by iboosh87.)
#3
RE: Question on a build
Ok so i changed my mind a bit. I went with the ASUS VH238H, which is 1920 x 1080, because the recommended monitor was sold out. I am now thinking of building a tier 4 mainstream gaming desktop.
I was thinking a tier 4 build with a couple of modifications. I wanted to upgrade the video card from the recommended Tier 4 video card to the Tier 5 video card. Then I wanted to upgrade the tier 3-4 RAM to the tier 5-7 RAM. What are your opinions?
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02-25-2014, 10:15 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-25-2014, 10:16 AM by Rapajez.)
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RE: Question on a build
That should have no problem handling those games at 1920 x 1080.

Couple of pointers:

1. There's still a shortage on AMD cards in the US, and they are incredibly overpriced. If you can find a R9 280X for the listed price, go for it, otherwise, you may want to look at the NVIDIA equivalent, such as the GTX 770, or a slightly slower but cheaper 760.

2. If you upgrade to the Tier 5 GPU, you probably want a Tier 5 PSU. It all depends on the final list of components though.

3. As far as the mem upgrade, it wouldn't hurt, but you'd see very little gaming benefit going to 16GB. Compared to your other upgrade options, I'd allocate that money elsewhere. You could get the T5 mobo/CPU and have the option to overclock; you could put another $100 toward your GPU (GTX 780) and get one even more future-proof; or you could upgrade to a 256GB SSD. Larger SSDs are generally faster, and you don't have to juggle your data around, uninstall games, etc. Lastly, you should research mechanical keyboards if you're not familiar with them already, as that's a benefit you'd notice the moment you start typing, vs a minor bump in RAM speed/capacity.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround
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02-26-2014, 12:00 AM,
#5
RE: Question on a build
Ok I've made my final decision...I am going with tier 5. Just one question. Is the Nvidia GTX 770 compatible with the Tier 5 components?
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02-26-2014, 11:49 AM,
#6
RE: Question on a build
Yes, just make sure your specific model will fit inside the mini-ITX case.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround
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02-26-2014, 02:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-26-2014, 02:08 PM by Brandonsr.)
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RE: Question on a build
Like Rapajez stated in a previous post suggesting the 780. I would highly suggest going with a better card than the 770.

You mentioned in your first post about running games at max settings. At a 1080p resolution the 770 may struggle to pump a constant 60fps in those games.

The 770 is a beast of a card, but I'm just giving you a heads up so you don't have wrong expectations.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Storage:
Samsung 840 120gb
Monitor:
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
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