What do you think about this rig?

#1 Posted by Fluxation (20 posts) -

Hi gamespotters,

I'm gonna buy a new gaming pc, my current one was bought around 2008, and served me well up until now. It can no longer play new games on the highest options (far cry 3 on highest was impossible, same with AC3, DMC, etc...) It's starting to show off it's age and i think 5-6~ it more then enough for a pc. (i did changed a graphic card once though).

This is what i have in mind:

  1. Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  2. Corsair CX600M Modular 600W Series Active PFC 12cm Fan PSU
  3. Gigabyte GTX770 OC 4GB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E
  4. G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2x8GB DDR3 1866Mhz PC3-14900 Kit CL9-10-9
  5. Kingston SSDNow V300 SV300S37A/120G 120GB SSD SATA III
  6. Intel Core i7 4790 3.6Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1150 Box
  7. Asus Z97-A LGA1150, Intel Z97, DDR3 1600, 3xPCI-E, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP

I would like to know what do you think. I skipped the case because i'm gonna use the one i have now which is HAF 922. (it is still a good case right?).

I want this pc to last me for a few years too, and this is why i like to pick good parts from the beginning, so what do you think, do i need to change something? will it run all the new games on highest? (witcher 3 and everything else that is still yet to come?).

Thanks.

#2 Posted by Old_Gooseberry (3472 posts) -

looks good to me. Not completely sure if the 770gtx will last you 3+ years. I have a 680gtx which is probably around same in performance, and I know in a year (or two if im lucky) I may have to upgrade if i want to continue to max out games I play.

I could max out witcher 2 (without the supersampling that is). But with the Witcher 3, i wouldn't promise being able to max that on a 770. Actually very unlikely. And it'll probably be a crappy port like Witcher 2 was. One of the worst ports i've played for a hyped up game...

for a bit more assurance, you could spend a few hundred more and get a 780ti, that would give you at least 3+ years. I know i probably would do this if I had to upgrade. very expensive for a video card but if you must max everything its the only way to go. For me i can easily live without maxing shadows, AA or supersampling.

#3 Posted by Horgen (110050 posts) -

Get a CPU that you can OC. Like 4770K instead of the 4790...

#4 Posted by Fluxation (20 posts) -

I don't know how to do OC...

And the 780ti... too expensive. thanks for the help i'm gonna go for it!

#5 Edited by PredatorRules (7351 posts) -

@Fluxation said:

Hi gamespotters,

I'm gonna buy a new gaming pc, my current one was bought around 2008, and served me well up until now. It can no longer play new games on the highest options (far cry 3 on highest was impossible, same with AC3, DMC, etc...) It's starting to show off it's age and i think 5-6~ it more then enough for a pc. (i did changed a graphic card once though).

This is what i have in mind:

  1. Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  2. Corsair CX600M Modular 600W Series Active PFC 12cm Fan PSU
  3. Gigabyte GTX770 OC 4GB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E
  4. G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2x8GB DDR3 1866Mhz PC3-14900 Kit CL9-10-9
  5. Kingston SSDNow V300 SV300S37A/120G 120GB SSD SATA III
  6. Intel Core i7 4790 3.6Ghz 8MB L3 Cache s1150 Box
  7. Asus Z97-A LGA1150, Intel Z97, DDR3 1600, 3xPCI-E, VGA, DVI, HDMI, DP

I would like to know what do you think. I skipped the case because i'm gonna use the one i have now which is HAF 922. (it is still a good case right?).

I want this pc to last me for a few years too, and this is why i like to pick good parts from the beginning, so what do you think, do i need to change something? will it run all the new games on highest? (witcher 3 and everything else that is still yet to come?).

Thanks.

Change CPU to 4670k, you can go with 8Gb of RAM (speed doesn't matter) you can also add more dimms later on the years as for now 16Gb isn't required, as for SSD I can recommend on Samsung 840 EVO unless that Kingston is way cheaper

#6 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (3693 posts) -

I would go with a R9 290 or a 770 2GB model... The extra money you are spending on the 4GB is going to absolute waste, zero performance difference no matter the resolution.