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hfreckles 06-04-2014 04:07 PM

About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
So, this is actually the reason I stumbled to this website, I was looking for a new PC (for gaming). I'm thinking about getting the S&B sr970 and was wondering if anyone could tell me what if it would max out everything? And I mean EVERYTHING. I have a laptop that I use for work, I work for myself doing taxes and such for other small companies. Anyway, I also use this laptop to game, but I want to finally have something that was built for gaming.

I think I really like this PC and from what I understand it's pretty future proof which I like.

Any comments would be much appreciated! :)

-hall

Nukem 06-04-2014 04:15 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
I think it's a bit overkill, but it'll play anything out right now for sure.

hfreckles 06-04-2014 04:23 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Ok, what do you think about the sr950?
heres the link S&B SR950 Custom Gaming PC

Nukem 06-04-2014 04:39 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Personally I think you could build one that would suit your needs for that price, and not skimp out on any gaming experience. If you willing to spend 2K plus on the first one... you can definitely build.

... and I'm pretty sure a few other might chime in here and say the same thing. :)

x51noob 06-04-2014 05:34 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
I pretty much have the same set up. Little more ram. Over 100 fps in bf4 on ultra. Dips in the 90s and even high 80s briefly when things are going crazy. That's 1920x1080 resolution

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PP Mguire 06-04-2014 06:40 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Depends on your exact definition of MAX out, and what resolution. The 780ti can beast through any game maxed out with 0 AA at 1080p resolution. Once you start cranking the AA high on certain games you'll be begging for GPU power. If you go higher than 1080p you'll need 2 780ti cards for sufficient 60+ FPS.

hfreckles 06-04-2014 08:38 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PP Mguire (Post 2097770)
Depends on your exact definition of MAX out, and what resolution. The 780ti can beast through any game maxed out with 0 AA at 1080p resolution. Once you start cranking the AA high on certain games you'll be begging for GPU power. If you go higher than 1080p you'll need 2 780ti cards for sufficient 60+ FPS.

Yes 60+ FPS is definitely what I'm looking for. By "max out" I really just mean highest settings on all games, and then some AA also but first and foremost the high settings.

x51noob 06-04-2014 08:42 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Yes at 1080 no problem. Metro last always runs over 60 fps for me. Maxed out.

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Dauntae 06-04-2014 08:57 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Both systems look good but a new thing being discovered with the game watch dogs is the need for video ram, some are having some issues even with the 780TI with the 3 gigs it has, I think building would be better and getting a VGA with higher ram, I've watch dogs is going the way of the next gen games I think more VRAM would be a good thing to get.

Dauntae

x51noob 06-04-2014 09:00 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
From what I've seen watchdogs is just horribly optimized for PC. It's an issue with the aa feature. I don't believe games are going to follow that trend. If the best gaming GPU can't push it at 1080...sum ting Wong lol

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Drogos 06-04-2014 09:05 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
i cant max watch dogs just fine at both 1080 and 1440 on my 780 6gb. is not a GPU horse power issue some ppl with high end GPUs are having is not having enough VRAM on the card.

x51noob 06-04-2014 09:09 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Right. Totally agree. It's just that game is bad. There's no excuse for a game that doesn't look as good as other titles to use that much memory

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Drogos 06-04-2014 09:13 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
on the day time i agree but at night time with a storm the game looks freaking amazing.

Dauntae 06-04-2014 09:29 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
Yes it's the VRAM that's the issue, If I was building new now I would be going for the most because it's good to have it, May or may not be the trend, we just don't know right now, BUT if it is and you didn't go for the extra then you'll be mad.

hfreckles 06-04-2014 11:03 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
I can see both sides, the VRAM does make sense to me but I feel like optimization for other platforms is kind of half-assed

PP Mguire 06-07-2014 10:32 PM

Re: About to pull the trigger on gaming PC
 
The game isn't bad, and actually it was specifically developed for the PC as Ubisoft said they would be doing for this generation quite a while back. The real problem is people aren't realizing that the Ultra textures says 3GB for a reason, and 8xMSAA says 2GB for a reason too. You need a heavy amount of AA to really properly play this game.

The shadows also play a huge role and once those get patched to perfection we won't be seeing too many FPS issues on higher end cards. People have to realize the game just came out like a week or so ago and if you turn certain settings down just a bit you'll be butter smooth.


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