Topic Comprehensive Gaming PC/Laptop Buying Guide
Okay then, look for an OC'd GTX 670. These cards come within 1~3% of GTX 680 performance for $100 less.
Unless you will SLi, a 600W (max) is sufficient. Even OCs will not increase power requirement that much. Same with the CPU fan. 4.2 GHz is easily done by cheaper coolers like Hyper 212+ / EVO.
Well, if you really like the fancy case fans, go for it.
I am getting together a list for a pc build this thread is a nice bit of help. My question is , even with higher budget rigs people are told to turn off AA, is it really that much of a drain and what is the performance perk to turning it off vs leaving it on?
Also right now im on an old machine like 7 years old single core AMD the old 939 socket dont laugh..but I get 25 to 30 fps in org, out in the world this goes up to 60, but in raids it plummets to 0 to 10 lol. So yeah I need to get a new rig, but you mention fps with your build and is that fps in raids or basic fps. Because I go by what fps you can pull in 25 man DS as an example to choose a build. Out in the world isnt taxing so much.
And I am still leery of going the SSD route, right now my drive is 40 GB used up, would SSD be enough for me, considering I am only using 40 gb now? And how stable of a drive is it.
AA does impact performance, especially on a budget graphics cards. nVidia and AMD has introduced tricks which to give AA-like graphics enhancement without AA-like performance penalty (FXAA and MLAA respectively).
If you get a decent mid-level graphics cards, AA can be left on in many games with playable FPS.
The FPS mentioned, as noted in the guide, is very rough estimate for raids/crowded cities.
Yes, if you are only going to use 40GB and not so much more than that ever, a single 120/128GB SSD would be more than sufficient. They are generally stable enough that they can be used as a main drive.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/azY8
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS224-06 DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" Monitor
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
Great guide it helped out a lot.
Just want to get some input / suggestions with the build I currently have picked out. I do plan on overclocking the CPU and I will eventually go to 3 monitors with the GTX 680 in SLI and a full water cooling system. So basically I'm building this so I can throw any game at it on ultra.
I figured the PSU I was looking at might have been a little overkill. Thanks for the input I will look into some lower wattage PSU's.
As for compatibility did everything look ok?
Edited by Kalganized on 6/21/12 9:03 PM (PDT)
I'd google more and find if there's any legit reviews done on it. Generally, they all use LG panels anyway, so it should be OK, but you never know.