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  Vyron

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OP  8/15/10 7:41:27 PM#1

A great site with great information to help you make your "Rig" all it can be. And then some. :)

 

http://www.overclockersclub.com/

 

Very large data base on comparisons, compatabilities ect ect.

  Samurninsai

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Joined: 9/12/10
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For the love of video games!

9/12/10 10:23:26 PM#2

I'm looking to make a pc that needs to play not only MMORPS but FPSs so if anyone knows of benchmarks of MMORPG, MMO, FPS, and anyother games please let me know by mail. Thanks for the help.

Samurninsai

  Bchamp

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10/03/10 12:50:19 PM#3

In buying a new desktop what are the general stats I'd want to be able to play any MMO available, and hopefully brand new ones for a while?

Games I play that aren't on the List: MUD1, Planetarion, Freestyle Street Basketball, Hattrick, RS Classic

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  Samurninsai

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For the love of video games!

10/03/10 4:16:50 PM#4

         Im building a Intel 1366 core i7 PC. Ill use a Intel core i7-950, ASUS rampage 3 gene as its a MATX so itll be smaller then most and ill start with a geforce gts 450 gpu graphics card, 12 GB of Mushkin redline cl6 ddr3 trichannel ram, with windows 7 pro and a OCZ pci-e 120GB revodrive, Enermax Modu87+ 800W Quiet Power Supply, blu-ray/dvd player, and a sumsung LED/LCD monitor with tv tuner, and a coolermaster 922 red chassie. Later on ill upgrade to ether a gefroce gtx 480/490/495 with liquid cooling and the gts 450 will be a physx card, and ill add liquid cooling to it, also ill have the cpu liquid cooled. That way on my MATX mobo i can use 3 pcie slots x16 (gpu)/x16 (gpu)/x4 (pice ssd for gaming and OS) and a pci for a dvr card. I was thinking that a raid 0 ssd 6/gbs would help for runnning games so I may look into that at a later time, but to start lots of people tell me that mushkins redline or ridgeback CL6 ddr3 ram is good and fast enough to handle games no prob so ill go with that. If anyone knows of Mudbox runniong well on these geforce 400 cards please post here i think ill get into that with this system.

Samurninsai

  Samurninsai

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Joined: 9/12/10
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For the love of video games!

10/03/10 4:18:39 PM#5
Originally posted by Vyron

A great site with great information to help you make your "Rig" all it can be. And then some. :)

 

http://www.overclockersclub.com/

 

Very large data base on comparisons, compatabilities ect ect.

 

 

 

 

 

                Thank you!

Samurninsai

  killerkrill

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Joined: 1/02/08
Posts: 4

12/01/10 9:30:25 PM#6
Originally posted by Samurninsai

         Im building a Intel 1366 core i7 PC. Ill use a Intel core i7-950, ASUS rampage 3 gene as its a MATX so itll be smaller then most and ill start with a geforce gts 450 gpu graphics card, 12 GB of Mushkin redline cl6 ddr3 trichannel ram, with windows 7 pro and a OCZ pci-e 120GB revodrive, Enermax Modu87+ 800W Quiet Power Supply, blu-ray/dvd player, and a sumsung LED/LCD monitor with tv tuner, and a coolermaster 922 red chassie. Later on ill upgrade to ether a gefroce gtx 480/490/495 with liquid cooling and the gts 450 will be a physx card, and ill add liquid cooling to it, also ill have the cpu liquid cooled. That way on my MATX mobo i can use 3 pcie slots x16 (gpu)/x16 (gpu)/x4 (pice ssd for gaming and OS) and a pci for a dvr card. I was thinking that a raid 0 ssd 6/gbs would help for runnning games so I may look into that at a later time, but to start lots of people tell me that mushkins redline or ridgeback CL6 ddr3 ram is good and fast enough to handle games no prob so ill go with that. If anyone knows of Mudbox runniong well on these geforce 400 cards please post here i think ill get into that with this system.

Or you can fork out drastically less for a AMD Phenom II x6 series and overclock it to match the intel processor. Also Intel 1366 is the CPU socket type, not the processor name. Even then the lowest of the i7 series costs more than a 6 core AMD running at 3.5 GHZ (far more if you overclock). Managed to get a 2.8 GHZ to run up to 4.0 GHZ and maintain 30C. So have fun with that. Off to piss on my heatsink!

  aaron15

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Joined: 1/19/11
Posts: 1

1/18/11 11:37:50 PM#7

In buying a new desktop what are the general stats I'd want to be able to play any MMO available, and hopefully brand new ones for a while?

http://www.cosmetics.org/

  ernest27

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Joined: 1/20/11
Posts: 1

1/20/11 12:18:21 AM#8

I'm looking to make a pc that needs to play not only MMORPS but FPSs so if anyone knows of benchmarks of MMORPG, MMO, FPS, and anyother games please let me know by mail.

http://mousewait.com/disneyland

  jwfcp

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Joined: 10/24/04
Posts: 7

1/29/11 7:06:20 PM#9
Originally posted by aaron15

In buying a new desktop what are the general stats I'd want to be able to play any MMO available, and hopefully brand new ones for a while?

 

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

excellent site, results link you to a custom search on tigerdirect, pity we wont know the specs for new releases till theyre out.

  kearnsr11

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Joined: 2/03/11
Posts: 1

2/03/11 10:34:10 PM#10

I'm looking to make a pc that needs to play not only MMORPS but FPSs so if anyone knows of benchmarks of MMORPG, MMO, FPS, and anyother games please let me know by mail. Thanks for the help.

http://www.salinas.com

  190100

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Joined: 8/13/08
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“Those who sacrifice Liberty for security deserve neither” -Benjamin Franklin

2/12/11 3:20:08 AM#11
Originally posted by killerkrill
Originally posted by Samurninsai

         Im building a Intel 1366 core i7 PC. Ill use a Intel core i7-950, ASUS rampage 3 gene as its a MATX so itll be smaller then most and ill start with a geforce gts 450 gpu graphics card, 12 GB of Mushkin redline cl6 ddr3 trichannel ram, with windows 7 pro and a OCZ pci-e 120GB revodrive, Enermax Modu87+ 800W Quiet Power Supply, blu-ray/dvd player, and a sumsung LED/LCD monitor with tv tuner, and a coolermaster 922 red chassie. Later on ill upgrade to ether a gefroce gtx 480/490/495 with liquid cooling and the gts 450 will be a physx card, and ill add liquid cooling to it, also ill have the cpu liquid cooled. That way on my MATX mobo i can use 3 pcie slots x16 (gpu)/x16 (gpu)/x4 (pice ssd for gaming and OS) and a pci for a dvr card. I was thinking that a raid 0 ssd 6/gbs would help for runnning games so I may look into that at a later time, but to start lots of people tell me that mushkins redline or ridgeback CL6 ddr3 ram is good and fast enough to handle games no prob so ill go with that. If anyone knows of Mudbox runniong well on these geforce 400 cards please post here i think ill get into that with this system.

Or you can fork out drastically less for a AMD Phenom II x6 series and overclock it to match the intel processor. Also Intel 1366 is the CPU socket type, not the processor name. Even then the lowest of the i7 series costs more than a 6 core AMD running at 3.5 GHZ (far more if you overclock). Managed to get a 2.8 GHZ to run up to 4.0 GHZ and maintain 30C. So have fun with that. Off to piss on my heatsink!

Phenom is pretty bad bang for buck now that sandy bridge is out, though some people may want to wait for the enthusiast socket to come out.

 

AMD current gen sucks terribly at single/dual core performance (gaming, most programs) and overclocking (unless you're going sub zero). And no AVX instruction which may (probably, in fact) become as important as MMX and SSE2.

 

i5 2500k will beat the Phenom x6 at most things, especially if it's overclocked, and even in apps that can use 6 cores it will compare very well. If the app supports AVX, the Phenom doesn't stand a shadow of a chance vs the 50-100% boost the instruction gives. If you want cheap amd crap... wait for bulldozer, it has an avx implementation.

  raz3199

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3/03/11 5:18:38 AM#12

nice site, really informative. thanks for sharing

  kjellemann

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8/26/11 3:25:15 AM#13

Thanks

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  Zillen

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10/07/12 5:43:28 AM#14

So, I'm trying to run great looking games like Skyrim, and Deus Ex: HR and Witcher 2 on best settings and they're all like "Nuh-uh". My PCs starting to fail at its duty of providing me with top experiences for my games.

I'm not one to fork out thousands on a whole new rig just so I can be "future-proof" for 5 years or so. I'm trying to analyse which of the parts in it I should replace first (i.e. even if they're all "fine", which would have the most impact on my performance in-game?)

Specs:

MoBo = Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H
Processors = Phenom X4 965 Black Edition
Graphics Card = GeForce GTX 560 Ti
RAM = 8 GB (according to "System" in Control Panel)

Any help would be mucho appreciated, amigos.


I'm really sick of the whole "There's a massive fanbase for X", or "Y would be a WoW-killer if it just had a chance".

There is no massive conspiracy waiting in the MMO playerbase.

There are no "sleeper-agent fans" waiting to convert once the X or Y is unleashed on the world.

  karmath

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Joined: 8/24/05
Posts: 843

10/07/12 5:57:04 AM#15
Originally posted by Zillen

So, I'm trying to run great looking games like Skyrim, and Deus Ex: HR and Witcher 2 on best settings and they're all like "Nuh-uh". My PCs starting to fail at its duty of providing me with top experiences for my games.

I'm not one to fork out thousands on a whole new rig just so I can be "future-proof" for 5 years or so. I'm trying to analyse which of the parts in it I should replace first (i.e. even if they're all "fine", which would have the most impact on my performance in-game?)

Specs:

MoBo = Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H
Processors = Phenom X4 965 Black Edition
Graphics Card = GeForce GTX 560 Ti
RAM = 8 GB (according to "System" in Control Panel)

Any help would be mucho appreciated, amigos.

lol this thread is nearly 3 years old mate. But since you posted, ditching the AMD CPU and Motherboard would be your best bet, as the GTX 560ti is still a great card and will most likley be held back by your CPU.

Get your self a i5 3570k and a nice mid range z77 board and you will be totally fine for most things.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

MB's (Personal Favorites):

 Asus -  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820

Gigabyte -  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546

A secondary thing to work out would be what brand/speed of ram you have, if you dont know odds on its el cheapo no name stuff that doesnt perform well. A decent 16gb kit of either Corsiar or G.Skill costs around a 100 bucks and under at the moment, there really isnt much of an argument to buy/use no name ram anymore.

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233246

          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231486

  Zillen

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10/08/12 2:06:40 AM#16

Thanks a ton man! Your comment was super-helpful - I've been thinking of switching processor brands, but you're the first to tell me straight up that it might be the root of my dilemna.

On a final note, is it worth buying the fancier i6 / 7 models? They're pretty expensive, and I was wondering whether the extra investment is worth it.


I'm really sick of the whole "There's a massive fanbase for X", or "Y would be a WoW-killer if it just had a chance".

There is no massive conspiracy waiting in the MMO playerbase.

There are no "sleeper-agent fans" waiting to convert once the X or Y is unleashed on the world.

  drbaltazar

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3/18/13 1:45:07 PM#17
a good site for info (even amd goes there for feed back )is overclock.com carefull tho cause they are whiter then white no-non sense site !so carefull!aside from that they are very good!
  rebjorn

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3/18/14 5:21:17 PM#18
Originally posted by Zillen

So, I'm trying to run great looking games like Skyrim, and Deus Ex: HR and Witcher 2 on best settings and they're all like "Nuh-uh". My PCs starting to fail at its duty of providing me with top experiences for my games.

I'm not one to fork out thousands on a whole new rig just so I can be "future-proof" for 5 years or so. I'm trying to analyse which of the parts in it I should replace first (i.e. even if they're all "fine", which would have the most impact on my performance in-game?)

Specs:

MoBo = Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H
Processors = Phenom X4 965 Black Edition
Graphics Card = GeForce GTX 560 Ti
RAM = 8 GB (according to "System" in Control Panel)

Any help would be mucho appreciated, amigos.

Hey. I can tell you my rig looked very similar to that just a few months ago.

I spent about $ 900-1000 upgrading and I have to tell you, EVERYTHING is just better now. I picked up a nicely used GTX 680 which is a very decent card even compared to the new 770+ cards. That one was about 300. I wouldn't be surprised if you could get one for 250 or even lower soon (nicely used, that is). The upgrade from a HD 5850 was massive.

I see you got a reply regarding CPU and yeah it does really matter a lot. I had to get a new mobo for the i7 4770k I picked up, and added some RAM to the package. This set me back about 650 - so a total of 900-1000 for the GPU and that other stuff.

It IS quite a bit of money but I just wanted to report that these things combined made a world of difference for just about everything I was used to doing. Now imagine a whole new pre assembled gaming rig with that stuff - that'd be way more than 900-1000. They'd try and push a new cabinet, OEM Windows, keyboard, DVD player, fans, all kinds of stuff on you in addition.

Point: Try to pick up some nicely(!) used stuff from a trusted source. Preferably with warranties/receipts. Fork out a bit on some new stuff, but don't spend money you don't need to spend. Assuming you still have your Hard Drive, keyboard, mouse, screen, etc, you could get a really nice upgrade that you'll be really happy with for under half of what a brand new gaming rig would cost. If you do your research and know how to install things yourself.