Can I make this a top notch gaming rig?

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#1 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

My Pre Built

I want to upgrade my computer and I dont really have a spending limit. What can I do to this rig to make it run the most current games at max settings?

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (30268 posts) -
A new GPU
#3 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

Yeah, just get a good cooler for the CPU (like the Hyper 212) and overclock the hell out of it.

Then buy a new GPU (I recommend a 7870/7950 or a 660 Ti for price/performance).

#4 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

Yeah, just get a good cooler for the CPU (like the Hyper 212) and overclock the hell out of it.

Then buy a new GPU (I recommend a 7870/7950 or a 660 Ti for price/performance).

Lox_Cropek

So would...

Hyper 212

and

GPU

work?

#5 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

Yeah, just get a good cooler for the CPU (like the Hyper 212) and overclock the hell out of it.

Then buy a new GPU (I recommend a 7870/7950 or a 660 Ti for price/performance).

RyanShazam

So would...

Hyper 212

and

GPU

work?

The hyper 212 link isn't working, but yeah. The price on the GPU can be better, though. Like this one or this one.

#6 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

Yeah, just get a good cooler for the CPU (like the Hyper 212) and overclock the hell out of it.

Then buy a new GPU (I recommend a 7870/7950 or a 660 Ti for price/performance).

Lox_Cropek

So would...

Hyper 212

and

GPU

work?

The hyper 212 link isn't working, but yeah. The price on the GPU can be better, though. Like this one or this one.

Hyper 212

Whats te difference between the 3gb 384-Bit and the 2gb 192-Bit?

#7 Posted by MonsieurX (30268 posts) -
Get a 7950 instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
#8 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

So would...

Hyper 212

and

GPU

work?

RyanShazam

The hyper 212 link isn't working, but yeah. The price on the GPU can be better, though. Like this one or this one.

Hyper 212

Whats te difference between the 3gb 384-Bit and the 2gb 192-Bit?

3GB 384-bit >>>> 2GB 192-bit.

#9 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]The hyper 212 link isn't working, but yeah. The price on the GPU can be better, though. Like this one or this one.

Lox_Cropek

Hyper 212

Whats te difference between the 3gb 384-Bit and the 2gb 192-Bit?

3GB 384-bit >>>> 2GB 192-bit.

So wouldHyper 212andthis onework fine together?

#10 Posted by 04dcarraher (19599 posts) -

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]The hyper 212 link isn't working, but yeah. The price on the GPU can be better, though. Like this one or this one.

Lox_Cropek

Hyper 212

Whats te difference between the 3gb 384-Bit and the 2gb 192-Bit?

3GB 384-bit >>>> 2GB 192-bit.

Also depends on resolution too.
#11 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

Hyper 212

Whats te difference between the 3gb 384-Bit and the 2gb 192-Bit?

04dcarraher

3GB 384-bit >>>> 2GB 192-bit.

Also depends on resolution too.

I think the difference would be noticeable at 1080p, wouldn't it (if everything else was equal)? Anyway, 7950 >>> 660 Ti at high resolutions. Heck I'd take the 7950 over the 660 Ti at any resolution :P. Especially with free games :lol:

#12 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]3GB 384-bit >>>> 2GB 192-bit.

Lox_Cropek

Also depends on resolution too.

I think the difference would be noticeable at 1080p, wouldn't it (if everything else was equal)? Anyway, 7950 >>> 660 Ti at high resolutions. Heck I'd take the 7950 over the 660 Ti at any resolution :P. Especially with free games :lol:

I dont know if this matter but this is my Monitor.

#13 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="RyanShazam"]

Hyper 212

Whats te difference between the 3gb 384-Bit and the 2gb 192-Bit?

RyanShazam

3GB 384-bit >>>> 2GB 192-bit.

So wouldHyper 212andthis onework fine together?

Get this Hyper 212 instead; same price too.

#14 Posted by 04dcarraher (19599 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]3GB 384-bit >>>> 2GB 192-bit.

Lox_Cropek

Also depends on resolution too.

I think the difference would be noticeable at 1080p, wouldn't it (if everything else was equal)? Anyway, 7950 >>> 660 Ti at high resolutions. Heck I'd take the 7950 over the 660 Ti at any resolution :P. Especially with free games :lol:

Actually at 1080 there's no real difference unless you use massive amounts of AA.

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#15 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Also depends on resolution too.04dcarraher

I think the difference would be noticeable at 1080p, wouldn't it (if everything else was equal)? Anyway, 7950 >>> 660 Ti at high resolutions. Heck I'd take the 7950 over the 660 Ti at any resolution :P. Especially with free games :lol:

Actually at 1080 there's no real difference unless you use massive amounts of AA.

perfrel_1920.gif

What would you recomend?

#16 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Also depends on resolution too.04dcarraher

I think the difference would be noticeable at 1080p, wouldn't it (if everything else was equal)? Anyway, 7950 >>> 660 Ti at high resolutions. Heck I'd take the 7950 over the 660 Ti at any resolution :P. Especially with free games :lol:

Actually at 1080 there's no real difference unless you use massive amounts of AA.

Thanks for the info. Still, yeah, 7950 > 660 Ti at same price. Unless you hate AMD for some reason :P

#17 Posted by Postmortem123 (7693 posts) -

Go with the 7950, they overclock like beasts.

#18 Posted by 04dcarraher (19599 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]I think the difference would be noticeable at 1080p, wouldn't it (if everything else was equal)? Anyway, 7950 >>> 660 Ti at high resolutions. Heck I'd take the 7950 over the 660 Ti at any resolution :P. Especially with free games :lol:

Lox_Cropek

Actually at 1080 there's no real difference unless you use massive amounts of AA.

Thanks for the info. Still, yeah, 7950 > 660 Ti at same price. Unless you hate AMD for some reason :P

Na, 7950 is more future proof because the bandwidth will restrict other aspects for the need of data. Now if it was GTX 670 or 7950 it would the GTX 670.
#19 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lox_Cropek"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] Actually at 1080 there's no real difference unless you use massive amounts of AA.

04dcarraher

Thanks for the info. Still, yeah, 7950 > 660 Ti at same price. Unless you hate AMD for some reason :P

Na, 7950 is more future proof because the bandwidth will restrict other aspects for the need of data. Now if it was GTX 670 or 7950 it would the GTX 670.

I'd take the 670 over the 7970 too.

#20 Posted by Postmortem123 (7693 posts) -

^

Why? :S

7970 = 680

#21 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

Should I get a 670 then? Im really confused lol

#22 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

The 670 is an excellent card for sure. I picked up the evga GTX 670 FTW and this sucker runs everything at damn near max settings. There's only been one single game I own that I haven't been able to absolutely max (ARMA 2) and still keep at great framerates. That said, ARMA 2 still runs extremely smooth and looks almost as good as it possibly can since there's only like 2 or 3 settings I don't have at max (not counting the distance slider obviously).

Go Nvidia, they're generally a better card.

#23 Posted by djdarkforces (810 posts) -

you will kick your self at the end of next month - january

#24 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

you will kick your self at the end of next month - january

djdarkforces

What would you recomend me wait for? I dont need to get a new card right away. I have my WiiU to keep me busy for a while.

#25 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

you will kick your self at the end of next month - january

djdarkforces

He has a point, might wait to see what the next round of gfx cards will bring if you don't need it soon.

#26 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

^

Why? :S

7970 = 680

Postmortem123

Even I have a 670 and would suggest the 7970 over it, lol.

#27 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

Ryan, my man, what's wrong with your 6850? Is it slouching?

I thought the 6850 was a fairly strong card so it might not be worth upgrading unless you can go to a 7870 or better. 7950 and it seems like you'd be pulling over double the performance in most metrics.

Wii U is coming in a week. If I were you I'd put off upgrading for a few months. Save your money. Graphics cards will go down in price over the next year by quite a bit. The Wii U? Probably not so much.

#28 Posted by BPoole96 (22801 posts) -
Wait for the 8000 series that is supposed to release in the next couple months and see the offerings there. A 6850 will still provide a fine gaming experience until then.
#29 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23561 posts) -
I'd get a new case, a ssd, and a new cpu. That case is beyond fugly. You don't have a SSD which should actually be your top priority. CPU is kind of slow. GPU is fine, and with gpus you can upgrade anytime, they are the easiest to upgrade.
#30 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6046 posts) -

i agree with above ^^ If your motherboard is an am3+ then you can upgrade to a newer pile driver cpu for a boost in performance, if not then buy an intel motherboard, and then an intel cpu like a core i5 3570k or a core i7 3770k. Your graphics card should run most games medium high settings at 1080p already which for me is good enough but if you want more then a radeon 7950 at $300 or a radeon 7970 at $400 are your best options as of now. The geforce 670 and 680 are also good cards, stay away from the 660ti, it is priced too high. You can wait for the new radeon 8000 series which should be around the corner if you like as well.

#31 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

Thanks for all the info everyone. I think im going to wait for the new year then Ill be back to ask some questions

#32 Posted by kraken2109 (13055 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]I'd get a new case, a ssd, and a new cpu. That case is beyond fugly. You don't have a SSD which should actually be your top priority. CPU is kind of slow. GPU is fine, and with gpus you can upgrade anytime, they are the easiest to upgrade.

PhenomII 965 is fine.
#33 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

^

Why? :S

7970 = 680

Postmortem123

7970 is U$700 here. 670 is U$600. Still much better than the 680's U$850, though.

#34 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12895 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]I'd get a new case, a ssd, and a new cpu. That case is beyond fugly. You don't have a SSD which should actually be your top priority. CPU is kind of slow. GPU is fine, and with gpus you can upgrade anytime, they are the easiest to upgrade.

PhenomII 965 is fine.

Borderline fine, its starting to get a little old.
#35 Posted by kraken2109 (13055 posts) -
[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"][QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]I'd get a new case, a ssd, and a new cpu. That case is beyond fugly. You don't have a SSD which should actually be your top priority. CPU is kind of slow. GPU is fine, and with gpus you can upgrade anytime, they are the easiest to upgrade.

PhenomII 965 is fine.

Borderline fine, its starting to get a little old.

Depends what games and what res, and of course GPU. I wouldn't pair one with SLI 680s, but for a more modest gpu 95% of bottlenecks will be the gpu.