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December 30, 2013 9:48:17 PM

Hello everybody! I have recently decided on the parts on my computer, which you can check out here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rJGJ
I plan on playing games such as Minecraft, Battlefield 4, Team Fortress 2, and many more.
My questions are:
1) Are these parts good enough to run these games in nVidia Surround?
2) Is it possible to record with shadowplay while playing on one screen with nVidia surround?
3) Are there any parts I should change to improve this computer without spending too much money?
Thanks in advance everyone!!!

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December 31, 2013 1:28:44 AM
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gaming4life891 said:
Hello everybody! I have recently decided on the parts on my computer, which you can check out here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2rJGJ
I plan on playing games such as Minecraft, Battlefield 4, Team Fortress 2, and many more.
My questions are:
1) Are these parts good enough to run these games in nVidia Surround?
2) Is it possible to record with shadowplay while playing on one screen with nVidia surround?
3) Are there any parts I should change to improve this computer without spending too much money?
Thanks in advance everyone!!!


Hi,

There are a few things I'd change within the build but I'll answer your questions first^^
1)The current parts will run the games you listed without a problem, but there are certain things that need to be changed.
2)I believe it is possible to do this.
3)Actually, you can improve your build and save a bit of money whilst also increasing the build's maxium potency.
Alright. The first problem is the ram sticks. I'll quote the problem here:
"G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Haswell CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum."

2400 memory speed is a waste to be honest. Since you're using Intel, 1600-1866 RAM sticks will be fine and will yeild a much more smoother performance than the 2400 sticks. The performance difference between these two categories is very small (perhaps 1-2 fps and sometimes even worse on the 2400 side depending on the game and system). If you'd go for a AMD build, the 2400 sticks would be more viable.

Second, I would change the GPU brand. GTX 780 is a very good high-end card but the current brand (evga) does not have the best cooling.I would recommend choosing either ASUS/MSI/ZOTAC as a brand. They have more oc potential and as I said before, their cooling solutions are much beter (plus they look more beter than the EVGA models:)  ).

Third, I would also replace the PSU. Corsair is a reliable brand but their PSUS tend to have coil whine. I've also had bad experience with Corsair PSUS to be honest. Seasonic/Cooler Master Vanguard/Antec/XFX/Silverstone PSUS are beter and I'd get one of those.

Last, I would get a custom cooler for that CPU you have. A Thermaltake FRIO/Cooler Master Hyper 212/Phanteks coolers would be ideal for it.

Here's the build I would suggest you pick:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2tbUw
If you'd like to save some money, get the 128gb samsung SSD and a 1TB HDD instead of the suggestions I listed.
Hope this helps^^

December 31, 2013 9:40:28 AM

Thanks so much Waghzufel!!!!!!!
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December 31, 2013 9:41:07 AM

Thanks so much Waghzufel!!!!!!!
December 31, 2013 9:54:06 AM

Oops sent that twice :p  my bad
December 31, 2013 10:08:02 AM

No problemo. Glad to be of help:) 
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