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July 17, 2013 2:29:06 AM

Hi, I'm building my first gaming rig and I would like to know if everything here will fit nicely, as I'm not well knowledge about this

Intel Core i5-4670k (3.4Ghz)
Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-x x2
Corsair 16GB Vegeance DDR3 (1866mhz)

Corsair 500R Case
Motherboard: MSI Z77mpower
OCZ Agility 120GB SSD
3TB Sata Western Digital Green
Corsair HX1050W Power Supply
Corsair H80i Water Cooler
52 in 1 Card Reader

Thanks
Qasim

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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2013 2:37:43 AM

wrong motherboard, u need Z87
also i would advise against CrossFire due to driver issues
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July 17, 2013 2:40:13 AM

qasimh1993 said:
Hi, I'm building my first gaming rig and I would like to know if everything here will fit nicely, as I'm not well knowledge about this

Intel Core i5-4670k (3.4Ghz)
Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-x x2
Corsair 16GB Vegeance DDR3 (1866mhz)
Corsair 500R Case
Motherboard: MSI Z77mpower
OCZ Agility 120GB SSD
3TB Sata Western Digital Green
Corsair HX1050W Power Supply
Corsair H80i Water Cooler
52 in 1 Card Reader

Thanks
Qasim


Check that motherboard, pretty sure that's 1155. 4670k uses socket 1150
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July 17, 2013 2:49:28 AM

Oh Damn, I'm looking for something no more than £1,600 and I'm planning to max out Arma 3 and Crysis 3 can anyone recommend me a pc?
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July 17, 2013 3:18:21 AM

qasimh1993 said:
Oh Damn, I'm looking for something no more than £1,600 and I'm planning to max out Arma 3 and Crysis 3 can anyone recommend me a pc?


jinayhvora is right, one GPU is better than two. When games first come out the drivers are never fully optimized for crossfire/sli. But they do get that sorted eventually.
To max out C3, at >60fps takes quite a bit. I barely got 65fps average with 2 7970's which was better than what I got with the GTX780 (55fps). Added a third 7970 and can get 80-90fps. Now most games aren't even close to C3 and even 1 7970 will do. So if your goal is to be able to max every game, then multi-gpu is really the only way.
As far as the build, step back to the 3000 series cpu and 8Gb of ram you should be able to make it work..
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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2013 3:42:49 AM

Some people are happy with 40fps though. If that's you, a GTX770 will do it at 1080p, 2x SMAA and max settings :-)
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July 17, 2013 8:55:39 AM

Fate_Today said:
qasimh1993 said:
Oh Damn, I'm looking for something no more than £1,600 and I'm planning to max out Arma 3 and Crysis 3 can anyone recommend me a pc?


jinayhvora is right, one GPU is better than two. When games first come out the drivers are never fully optimized for crossfire/sli. But they do get that sorted eventually.
To max out C3, at >60fps takes quite a bit. I barely got 65fps average with 2 7970's which was better than what I got with the GTX780 (55fps). Added a third 7970 and can get 80-90fps. Now most games aren't even close to C3 and even 1 7970 will do. So if your goal is to be able to max every game, then multi-gpu is really the only way.
As far as the build, step back to the 3000 series cpu and 8Gb of ram you should be able to make it work..


Thank you for your advise :)  , I will probably design my pc with PC Specialist and buy each part separately and build my own pc, I'm still deciding which graphic card to get, I heard a lot of bad things about crossfire support and I'm sort of leaning towards Nvidia, but thats quite amazing to get 80-90fps, what motherboard are you using, pc case and graphic card edition are you using?
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July 17, 2013 10:57:16 AM

qasimh1993 said:
Fate_Today said:
qasimh1993 said:
Oh Damn, I'm looking for something no more than £1,600 and I'm planning to max out Arma 3 and Crysis 3 can anyone recommend me a pc?


jinayhvora is right, one GPU is better than two. When games first come out the drivers are never fully optimized for crossfire/sli. But they do get that sorted eventually.
To max out C3, at >60fps takes quite a bit. I barely got 65fps average with 2 7970's which was better than what I got with the GTX780 (55fps). Added a third 7970 and can get 80-90fps. Now most games aren't even close to C3 and even 1 7970 will do. So if your goal is to be able to max every game, then multi-gpu is really the only way.
As far as the build, step back to the 3000 series cpu and 8Gb of ram you should be able to make it work..


Thank you for your advise :)  , I will probably design my pc with PC Specialist and buy each part separately and build my own pc, I'm still deciding which graphic card to get, I heard a lot of bad things about crossfire support and I'm sort of leaning towards Nvidia, but thats quite amazing to get 80-90fps, what motherboard are you using, pc case and graphic card edition are you using?


Never had a problem with crossfire or sli (I use both) for that matter, other than the driver optimization delay you get when games are new. In the past there were micro-stuttering issues but I haven't experienced any in over 2 years.
My setups:
AMD-
FX8350 @ 4.8
ASUS Crosshair V Mobo
Tri ASUS 7970's
SilverStone Temjin Case

Intel-
3930k @4.2
ASUS Rampage IV Mobo
ASUS GTX780
Corsair Obsidian 650D Case
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July 17, 2013 11:13:38 AM

Fate_Today said:
qasimh1993 said:
Fate_Today said:
qasimh1993 said:
Oh Damn, I'm looking for something no more than £1,600 and I'm planning to max out Arma 3 and Crysis 3 can anyone recommend me a pc?


jinayhvora is right, one GPU is better than two. When games first come out the drivers are never fully optimized for crossfire/sli. But they do get that sorted eventually.
To max out C3, at >60fps takes quite a bit. I barely got 65fps average with 2 7970's which was better than what I got with the GTX780 (55fps). Added a third 7970 and can get 80-90fps. Now most games aren't even close to C3 and even 1 7970 will do. So if your goal is to be able to max every game, then multi-gpu is really the only way.
As far as the build, step back to the 3000 series cpu and 8Gb of ram you should be able to make it work..


Thank you for your advise :)  , I will probably design my pc with PC Specialist and buy each part separately and build my own pc, I'm still deciding which graphic card to get, I heard a lot of bad things about crossfire support and I'm sort of leaning towards Nvidia, but thats quite amazing to get 80-90fps, what motherboard are you using, pc case and graphic card edition are you using?


Never had a problem with crossfire or sli (I use both) for that matter, other than the driver optimization delay you get when games are new. In the past there were micro-stuttering issues but I haven't experienced any in over 2 years.
My setups:
AMD-
FX8350 @ 4.8
ASUS Crosshair V Mobo
Tri ASUS 7970's
SilverStone Temjin Case

Intel-
3930k @4.2
ASUS Rampage IV Mobo
ASUS GTX780
Corsair Obsidian 650D Case


Which one of these specs run games at a better fps? :) 
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July 17, 2013 12:40:47 PM

qasimh1993 said:


Which one of these specs run games at a better fps? :) 


The AMD system is my gaming system, much more graphics power. When I added a second GTX780 the Intel was only slightly better so I sent it back. Waiting for the new 9000 series from AMD.
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July 17, 2013 12:52:59 PM

Fate_Today said:
qasimh1993 said:


Which one of these specs run games at a better fps? :) 


The AMD system is my gaming system, much more graphics power. When I added a second GTX780 the Intel was only slightly better so I sent it back. Waiting for the new 9000 series from AMD.


Oh nice when is the 9000 series coming out?
I've almost decided my PC specs let me know what you think

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card X2
Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Also one more question are you using the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 or the Vapor-X
I'll submit you as best answer, Thank you for your time and effort +1

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July 17, 2013 5:21:20 PM

qasimh1993 said:
Fate_Today said:
qasimh1993 said:


Which one of these specs run games at a better fps? :) 


The AMD system is my gaming system, much more graphics power. When I added a second GTX780 the Intel was only slightly better so I sent it back. Waiting for the new 9000 series from AMD.


Oh nice when is the 9000 series coming out?
I've almost decided my PC specs let me know what you think

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card X2
Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Also one more question are you using the Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 or the Vapor-X
I'll submit you as best answer, Thank you for your time and effort +1



Not sure about any dates yet..
Neither.. they are ASUS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's a very good rig man. Is that 2 7970's? nice.
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