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May 8, 2013 11:59:14 AM

I just built this PC last night I love it so far, but I don't have time to test it due to work. So I was wondering what kind of performance I could expect to get with this set up in terms of normal tempuratures. Also, I was wondering what kind of performance I could get out of running modern games, like BF3, Crysis 3, etc on ultra settings. I've tried searching, but couldn't really find on much that reflected these exact specs. The most I found were generalized and a few poor quality videos on youtube. Any input is apreciated, thanks.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.27 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.66 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $983.15
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a b 4 Gaming
May 8, 2013 12:53:25 PM

I would say CPU wise if you aren't overclocking I'd think in peak situations probably in the 60-70 range. In terms of your GPU as long as you aren't hitting 80 you are good. BF3 won't give you a hiccup at ultra and maxed out. I'm not so sure with Crysis 3 I know that it can be pretty demanding.

At this point the only real thing I would look towards in the future is adding a SSD OS/Game drive in the 128/256 gigabyte range. Overall though nice setup.
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May 9, 2013 9:53:22 AM

Thanks for the response, I already have had my eye on an ssd. I played a little last night and I was very pleased with the performance of BF3, but for some reason hitman's highest shadow setting makes it drop fps every once in a while and assassins creed 3's antialiasing makes the game become pixalated when it is turned all the way up.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 9, 2013 1:05:42 PM

I can't remember which hitman it was but one of them was poorly ported don't quote me though. And Assassins Creed 3 I know for certain wasn't a amazing port as well. However I hope you enjoy both games regardless :) 
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May 9, 2013 1:54:23 PM

Thanks, yea they are both playing great regardless just a bit wierd each game has a graphic setting that, when adjusted slightly, really screws up the performance.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 9, 2013 2:00:45 PM

Yup I feel you! some games dont port well.
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