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Post by windsurfing on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:45 pm

Lets hear it folks

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12GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM
Crossfired AMD Radeon 6970Ms
18.4" 1920x1080p laptop screen
Logitech G700 gaming mouse
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Post by Asari tears on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:22 pm

GeForce GTX 660 OC
Core i7 3770 CPU @ 3.40Ghz
Corsair Force 3 SSD
40" 1920x1080p LED TV/Monitor
Standard Wireless Logitech keyboard and Mouse
ASTRO A40 2013 headset and mixamp.

New to PC gaming, hence the standard wireless mouse and keyboard, didn't have much money left after everything else lol. Still trying to figure out what keyboard and mouse to get...


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Post by windsurfing on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:29 pm

Asari tears wrote:
New to PC gaming, hence the standard wireless mouse and keyboard, didn't have much money left after everything else lol. Still trying to figure out what keyboard and mouse to get...

That is a good rig you have there. Well keyboards and mouse only go so much to helping you get the best out of yourself in competitive gaming. Otherwise anything that works for you is the best choice, it's brand and cost doesn't matter. Very Happy
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Post by Asari tears on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:38 pm

Yea, I'm a firm believer of don't do anything at all if you aren't going to do it right, so I got a family friend to custom-build it and put as much money into the thing as I could.

Oh, I forgot to mention it's got a SSD too... That set me back...

As for competitive gaming, I haven't started playing any MP on the PC yet.. I've just been getting lost in the superior graphics compared to console, like Skyrim and ME1 and 2... Grabbing Jean-Luc's high-res texture mods of BSN and adding them makes a world of difference, speaking of which, does your sheploo have the text-mod on? Looks really impressive! :)
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Post by windsurfing on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:57 pm

Asari tears wrote:Yea, I'm a firm believer of don't do anything at all if you aren't going to do it right, so I got a family friend to custom-build it and put as much money into the thing as I could.

Oh, I forgot to mention it's got a SSD too... That set me back...

As for competitive gaming, I haven't started playing any MP on the PC yet.. I've just been getting lost in the superior graphics compared to console, like Skyrim and ME1 and 2... Grabbing Jean-Luc's high-res texture mods of BSN and adding them makes a world of difference, speaking of which, does your sheploo have the text-mod on? Looks really impressive! :)

Oh I am yet to add an SSD, am sick and tired of my HDD even though its 7.2k rpm 320 GB, I have bought a 256GB Samsung 830 but it back at home. Am working elsewhere in the world so haven't got time to go get it yet.

I got my Sheploo off the internet, he does look smart. I think its the defaults in the game its just the combo of shadows and angle that is making him look even more handsome because I feel I have seen this level of detail in-game during cut scenes.
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Post by Norlond on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:59 pm

By todays standarts, my PC is old but I can run every game on max settings, I'm planning on buying a new PC this year or early 2014 when the new console-gen allows developers to make higher quality games

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AMD A3 Phenom II X6 1090T Hexa Core
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Post by windsurfing on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:06 pm

Norlond wrote:By todays standarts, my PC is old but I can run every game on max settings, I'm planning on buying a new PC this year or early 2014 when the new console-gen allows developers to make higher quality games

M4A785TD-V Evo
AMD A3 Phenom II X6 1090T Hexa Core
GeForce 560 Ti
16GB DDR3 1066 MHz
27" 1920x1080 + 19" 1440x900 monitors
2 TB HDD
Some old USB mouse
Some old CS gaming keyboard

That Hexa core is a very good chip even if piledriver based Vishera's have the edge now in single threaded workloads and a large gain in multithreaded tasks. I guess all you really need is a new mid range GFx like HD 7850 or HD 7870 in the future or maybe by then even something based of sea islands HD 8000 series.

Oh about the next gen consoles..... they are going push the gaming industry by a large magnitude. 8)
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Post by Brazukka on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:19 pm

GeForce GTX 560 TI
AMD Phenom II X4 3.40 Black Edition
21" 1440x900 Monitor
8GB Ram
1,5TB HDD
Probably the worst setup around here :(

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Post by windsurfing on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:22 pm

Brazukka wrote:GeForce GTX 560 TI
AMD Phenom II X4 3.40 Black Edition
21" 1440x900 Monitor
8GB Ram
1,5TB HDD
Probably the worst setup around here :(

For your screen resolution you should be getting medium to high frame rates on even some of the demanding titles. Have you bench-marked on some of the titles? Of course am assuming you run at native resolution of 1440x900.
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Post by Brazukka on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:42 pm

windsurfing wrote:
Brazukka wrote:GeForce GTX 560 TI
AMD Phenom II X4 3.40 Black Edition
21" 1440x900 Monitor
8GB Ram
1,5TB HDD
Probably the worst setup around here :(

For your screen resolution you should be getting medium to high frame rates on even some of the demanding titles. Have you bench-marked on some of the titles? Of course am assuming you run at native resolution of 1440x900.
Yep, i run at 1440x900. BF3 runs at 60+ FPS using Ultra settings.
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Post by windsurfing on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Brazukka wrote:
Yep, i run at 1440x900. BF3 runs at 60+ FPS using Ultra settings.

Yeah it should be so, from that point this system is very good, it will only be an issue if you upped the resolution.
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Post by RavenEyry on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:09 pm

Ah well, it's got a screen, plastic case I believe... this sticker says 'directX 11' so there's that. Um, it runs on electricity. Gets hot on one side.
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Post by Rankincountry on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:30 pm

I've had mine for a while now (2 years or thereabouts I think), so maybe not as good as some of the newer systems in here, but here goes:

Core-i7 2600K overclocked to 4.8 Ghz (with a dirty great big liquid cooler on it)
MSI P67A mainboard
8Gb RAM
Geforce GTX 570
2 x 1TB HDD
60Gb SSD (for OS and virtual memory)

For sound I just use the onboard chipset. I can run everything I own on full settings without any problems - hopefully will be a while before it needs an upgrade.

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Post by solidsnake78 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:13 am

AMD FX 8 Core @ 3.60 GHZ
480 GB SSD
7 x 1TB HDD
16GB RAM
Radeon HD5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition

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Post by windsurfing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:12 am

RavenEyry wrote:Ah well, it's got a screen, plastic case I believe... this sticker says 'directX 11' so there's that. Um, it runs on electricity. Gets hot on one side.

I can help you with little software tools that pull these info for you Very Happy

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For sound I just use the onboard chipset. I can run everything I own on full settings without any problems - hopefully will be a while before it needs an upgrade.

Thats a very good system you have there, what resolution do you usually game at?

solidsnake78 wrote:AMD FX 8 Core @ 3.60 GHZ
480 GB SSD
7 x 1TB HDD
16GB RAM
Radeon HD5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition

Again another fine system, maybe the only upgrade you even to think of in 1 year's time is the Gfx
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Post by solidsnake78 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:17 am

windsurfing wrote:
RavenEyry wrote:Ah well, it's got a screen, plastic case I believe... this sticker says 'directX 11' so there's that. Um, it runs on electricity. Gets hot on one side.

I can help you with little software tools that pull these info for you Very Happy

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For sound I just use the onboard chipset. I can run everything I own on full settings without any problems - hopefully will be a while before it needs an upgrade.

Thats a very good system you have there, what resolution do you usually game at?

solidsnake78 wrote:AMD FX 8 Core @ 3.60 GHZ
480 GB SSD
7 x 1TB HDD
16GB RAM
Radeon HD5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition

Again another fine system, maybe the only upgrade you even to think of in 1 year's time is the Gfx

Expecting a bonus soon, so new 7990 coming my way Grin

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Post by windsurfing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:42 am

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Expecting a bonus soon, so new 7990 coming my way Grin

Wow you want to shell out more money for 7990?

Can't go with Crossfired 7970s? Cheaper and you can overclock if they have a good non-reference cooler.

Am guessing then you have a lack of an extra PCI-E 2.0 8X/16X?
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Post by magnetite on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:01 am

Intel Core i7 2600K (overclocked to 4.5 GHz with Hyperthreading enabled)
EVGA GTX 670 4 GB VRAM Superclocked
16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM
Crucial M4 256 GB SSD
LG Blu-ray burner/combo drive
Asus Blu-ray reader/DVD combo drive
3x Acer S243HL 24 inch LED monitor (6050x1080 resolution with Nvidia Surround)
Logitech G9 laser mouse
15 TB hard drive space (streaming ripped DVDs and Blu-ray discs to my TV)
Saitek X52 flight control system
CH Pro Pedals
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Post by windsurfing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:05 am

magnetite wrote:Intel Core i7 2600K (overclocked to 4.5 GHz with Hyperthreading enabled)
EVGA GTX 670 4 GB VRAM Superclocked
16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM
Crucial M4 256 GB SSD
LG Blu-ray burner/combo drive
Asus Blu-ray reader/DVD combo drive
3x Acer S243HL 24 inch LED monitor (6050x1080 resolution with Nvidia Surround)
Logitech G9 laser mouse
15 TB hard drive space (streaming ripped DVD and Blu-ray discs to my TV)
Saitek X52 flight control system
CH Pro Pedals

That is a very top end system you have there and the Saitek X52 + CH Pro Pedals mean you are very serious about your flight sims. What flight sims do you engage in actively these days?
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Post by magnetite on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:12 am

Mostly Flight Simulator X. It's around 6 years old, but like any of the Microsoft sims, when they get released they require a pig of a system in order to run decently. Especially with all my CPU hungry add-ons. This thing requires more CPU and graphics power than Mass Effect 3 does (only uses two cores). If I turn up the autogen settings (trees, buildings, etc), I have all 8 cores running at 75% usage or higher.

Thing is, Mass Effect 3 tries to render small levels. FSX tries to render the whole globe (millions of square miles), but only a little at a time (radius around the plane). So you're going to need a ton of horsepower.
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Post by windsurfing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:50 am

magnetite wrote:Mostly Flight Simulator X. It's around 6 years old, but like any of the Microsoft sims, when they get released they require a pig of a system in order to run decently. Especially with all my CPU hungry add-ons. This thing requires more CPU and graphics power than Mass Effect 3 does (only uses two cores). If I turn up the autogen settings (trees, buildings, etc), I have all 8 cores running at 75% usage or higher.

Thing is, Mass Effect 3 tries to render small levels. FSX tries to render the whole globe (millions of square miles), but only a little at a time (radius around the plane). So you're going to need a ton of horsepower.

Thats correct, flight sims that focus on detail at render are CPU hogs, some more recent sims are no longer sims but arcade junk that have very high frame rates because there is no detail. Poor textures and more focus on ease of play-ability.

With the fully programmable Unified stream processors/CUDA cores of today it is easier to offload much of this to the GPU for on-the fly compute, completely facilitated by Open CL, but no decent flight sim developer has started to adopt whats available. Habits should change with time, plus with more industry co-opreation and push especially from the likes of AMD/HSA and Nvidia.

I used to play Jane's F-15 and F-18 way back in the days. Haven't done much since then on flight sims.
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Post by solidsnake78 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:32 am

windsurfing wrote:
solidsnake78 wrote:
Expecting a bonus soon, so new 7990 coming my way Grin

Wow you want to shell out more money for 7990?

Can't go with Crossfired 7970s? Cheaper and you can overclock if they have a good non-reference cooler.

Am guessing then you have a lack of an extra PCI-E 2.0 8X/16X?

Yep, dont feel like changing the motherboard. Probably be cheaper, but hey, i'm lazy.

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Post by windsurfing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:37 am

solidsnake78 wrote:

Yep, dont feel like changing the motherboard. Probably be cheaper, but hey, i'm lazy.

Well a top flight cooler based HD 7970 will save you like maybe 40$ each, so if you don't mind the extra 80$ then its all good.

Which one do you have in mind? I see PowerColor AX7990 on Newegg at this time.
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Post by Restrider on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Intel i7 920 (?)
560 Ti
6 GB RAM
120 GB Intel SSD
1 TB HDD (for all the horse porn :EDI: )
and all that on a GIGABYTE motherboard.

Don't know, do you think that this PC could improve a lot if I added more RAM?
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Post by windsurfing on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:32 pm

Restrider wrote:Intel i7 920 (?)
560 Ti
6 GB RAM
120 GB Intel SSD
1 TB HDD (for all the horse porn :EDI: )
and all that on a GIGABYTE motherboard.

Don't know, do you think that this PC could improve a lot if I added more RAM?

Well 6GB is already good, I have used 6GB and 8GB for even demanding game titles, its already good unless you do adobe premier pro or similar content creation work.

If you at all want to upgrade something it would be the Gfx for the sake of newer more demanding games when they come out, but as we have been plagued with majority console ports, upgrading for the sake of a few demanding games may not be financially sound choice unless you love those game titles so much that you have to play them at the max eye candy settings.
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