Recently I built my first PC and so far I'm loving it. Except for I feel like I may have missed something along the way.
I kind of expected to be able to max out several year old games and maintain 60fps+, but that's not really the case. Sleeping Dogs, for example, with the HD texture pack...I only get ~60 when I turn AA down to normal. Arkham City, I can't get above 60 no matter what settings I use. And when I say 60, I mean it's at 60 when standing still and looking at not too intensive stuff, usually it will hover between 50-58 and dip down to 45.
The only game where I've never dipped below 60 so far is Dead Space 2. Generally turning down the settings doesn't really do much unless I turn down a lot of them at once...but at that point, why did I spend $700 on a card?
I'd really like 60fps to be my floor for the majority of the time I'm gaming, as it's one of the main things that got me away from consoles...and it seems like most of you in the PC gaming realm stick to it pretty religiously. So, I'm wondering, can you think of anything that could be wrong?
I have all the latest nVidia drivers, fwiw, and my card usually works at ~72-80C under my usual gaming load.
GPU - EVGA GTX 780 Ti
CPU - Intel i5 4570
RAM - 8GB HyperX 1600
MoBo - ASrock H81M-ITX
PSU - SeaSonic 550w 80+ Gold (forgot the model number, something like the ss12)
SSD - Samsung EVO 250GB
That PSU.. for a GTX 760 that's great but a overclocked 780ti? no sir, not going to cut it. that's my one idea seeing as everything is up to standards.
I'm not overclocked, the PSU should be fine. I modeled my build off a video from Linus Tech Tips, and used mostly the same components. Ran it through this calculator, http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp, and the recommended wattage is 384. So, it should be good on that front.