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Windows 7: Is this a good gaming computer build?

26 Mar 2013   #11
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Unfortunately, he is located in the Netherlands, and probably won't have access to the stores we have here.


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26 Mar 2013   #12
nilank

 

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He was joking, you will be fine with the 660.
But you can get better performance from a 7870 or 7950 for less money.

He wants to max things out. FPS records for the card are good, but not good enough to be able to run things coming in the next few years (even some newest games) at max settings that too with full HD display. That's the reason I said so.
That's still not bottlenecking.
660 ti is one of the best cards out there, but...

Check for yourself on Notebookcheck. Maxing settings in latest games clearly shows that the card can run things at around 30 to 50 FPS. But anything below the super smooth 60 FPS is like crap, isn't it?

That's my opinion (maybe 60 FPS is a bit too much to consider), the OP needs to be informed of this if he's doing a one time investment so that he doesn't regret later.
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26 Mar 2013   #13
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

No, 30fps+ is the general consensus for smooth game play. Sometimes, frame rates above 60 can give you problems as well. The thing is, I understand people want to just turn everything up wide open and balls out, but sometimes you are turning stuff up and turning stuff on that makes almost no difference in appearance, and kills frame rates. I recommend using google for every game and finding out what settings actually do before just cranking it to 11 and rippin the knob off. You realistically want to shoot for an AVERAGE fps of 30+ and I'm almost positive the 660Ti will do that at 1080p. Something to be aware of: GTX 670's are coming down in price and often a man can find one on sale........quickly making it the best bang for the buck in my opinion.
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26 Mar 2013   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I would say Kbrady is right on pretty soon the second quarter will be coming in and new toys will be coming out and prices will fall
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26 Mar 2013   #15
nilank

 

Oh well, fine, if 30 fps is the performance measuring factor here, then 660 ti will be too good as it can run almost anything at >30 fps, maxed out, @1080p.

I don't know what kind of gamer is the OP but I personally see a real lot of difference between 30 and 60 fps. 60 fps takes gaming to a new level.
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27 Mar 2013   #16
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

60fps is indeed better......but 30fps is the line where a human eye can actually perceive the slightest bit of individual frames........generally speaking. I guess I will make a compromise and say if the OP is the type of gamer to just crank everything wide open without knowing what he is turning up, you might want something a little beefier to handle future games.
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27 Mar 2013   #17
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
There is no need to RAID your SSD's.........don't bother with it. Also, the 660Ti will more than likely run anything @ 1080p at 30fps+. Good lookin build! The only thing that sticks out to me is that monitor. I would invest in something a little bigger, say a 23-24". That is a good quality monitor though..LG IPS panels are very nice. Just my thoughts. I would even ditch the optical drive to get a better monitor if I had to......unless you really need one. I use a flash drive for all of the stuff I used to use an optical drive for these days.
I currently have a Corsair Force 3 SSD I don't want to put to any waste, so I'd like to RAID0 them, and I would need the optical drive if I want to install physical games, as far as I know.

Is this monitor any g ood? 23" and the cheapest IPS I could fine on the store.
iiyama 23" X2377HDS-B1 IPS LED - Monitoren - Beeld & Geluid - dixons

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The same Ram is at Microcenter for the same price maybe cheaper saw it yesterday

why not invest in a water pump system they can be had for just 60 bucks or so if your not going to be doing overclocking you don't need nothing heavy but a light overclock a water pump will do well for you

everything else looks sweet also check microcenter again I seen your 660ti for like 240.00 something like that you might want to research a couple of those again as I just went to Fry's and Microcenter and of course couldn't help but to see what else I might would want
My vendor doesn't have any water cooling available, unfortunately. But I'm planning to overclock the i5-3570k up to 4,4GHz as I've heard. Is that possible with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
60fps is indeed better......but 30fps is the line where a human eye can actually perceive the slightest bit of individual frames........generally speaking. I guess I will make a compromise and say if the OP is the type of gamer to just crank everything wide open without knowing what he is turning up, you might want something a little beefier to handle future games.
Yes, I will be fine with between the amount of 30-60FPS. Don't worry.
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27 Mar 2013   #18
nilank

 

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Yes, I will be fine with between the amount of 30-60FPS. Don't worry.
660 ti would be pretty fine for that range.
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27 Mar 2013   #19
anxsds

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Looks nice! I'd personally add a mechanical hard drive as well for media and other non-read-time-dependent files.
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27 Mar 2013   #20
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Yea it's fine just run games with AA off or at x2. Should do fine at 1080p with that card and the rest of the build is some good choices.
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