New PC, game recommendations?

Hi, I recently got a new gaming PC:

i7 3770 3.4 GHz OCed to 3.8 GHz

AMD Radeon HD 7870

16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM


What are some games you would recommend I play? I was kind of half console, half PC gamer before because my PC sucked, but now I want to get more into PC gaming with this new system. I've been playing Minecraft since Inf-dev, and I like it.

Also, will my system handle BF3 on Ultra at a decent FPS? I will probably get that.

Thanks,
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  1. Try out Skyrim for the mods on PC, truly amazing. Can look pretty badass with ENB installed.

    If you want more eye candy I'd suggest you play Metro 2033.
  2. It will handle BF3 alright. Though it's not a very exciting game imo :P.

    I'd recommend these games:

    1. Witcher and Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Totally must play! Those are games, that were meant to be PC exclusive, but got ported to consoles year after their release. That means you get a very nice PC gameplay. It's awesome series, the story is interactive, the characters are realistic (what would you expect, the story is taken from series of Witcher books!), and the graphics in the second one has probably the best graphics any PC game has to offer today (that's much better than battlefield 3!). Though make sure to play first part before playing second, as the story is linear.

    2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The story and gameplay are epic. Must play as well.
    3. Portal/Portal 2. Very fun puzzle game based on source engine. I recommend playing it, especially since it's very cheap nowadays.
    4. Bulletstorm. Probably the most fun FPS I've ever played.
    5. L. A. Noire. Even though it's a console port, it's fun to play, and it immerses you into the story very well.

    That list is prioritized: the game written earlier is better than the one written later, according to me that is.
  3. The first thing you MUST know is that you CPU has Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which makes your CPU go to 3.9 GHz automatically. So, get into the Bios and stop your 3.8 GHz OC.
  4. jemm said:
    The first thing you MUST know is that you CPU has Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, which makes your CPU go to 3.9 GHz automatically. So, get into the Bios and stop your 3.8 GHz OC.



    Oh, OK. I wasn't sure what turbo boost did.

    Thanks,
  5. Sunius said:
    It will handle BF3 alright. Though it's not a very exciting game imo :P.

    I'd recommend these games:

    1. Witcher and Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Totally must play! Those are games, that were meant to be PC exclusive, but got ported to consoles year after their release. That means you get a very nice PC gameplay. It's awesome series, the story is interactive, the characters are realistic (what would you expect, the story is taken from series of Witcher books!), and the graphics in the second one has probably the best graphics any PC game has to offer today (that's much better than battlefield 3!). Though make sure to play first part before playing second, as the story is linear.

    2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The story and gameplay are epic. Must play as well.
    3. Portal/Portal 2. Very fun puzzle game based on source engine. I recommend playing it, especially since it's very cheap nowadays.
    4. Bulletstorm. Probably the most fun FPS I've ever played.
    5. L. A. Noire. Even though it's a console port, it's fun to play, and it immerses you into the story very well.

    That list is prioritized: the game written earlier is better than the one written later, according to me that is.


    I'll check out the Witcher games, they look pretty awesome. Deus Ex is only 29.99 on Steam, so that's pretty good. I have both Portals, even my old computer could handle them alright, they are definitely fun though. (AMD Athlon II 1.8 Ghz, 2GB RAM, AMD Radeon 3100.) I will check out Bulletstorm. I'm pretty sure I saw it at Gamestop for like $15 or something. I have never played L.A. Noire, but it looks cool.

    Thanks for the list.
  6. MTindle said:
    Try out Skyrim for the mods on PC, truly amazing. Can look pretty badass with ENB installed.

    If you want more eye candy I'd suggest you play Metro 2033.



    I have Oblivion on PC, and the mods are awesome. I made a few myself, for that matter. I had a companion mod that turned all the wild animals into tameable companions. I never released it though, it was kind of buggy. Me and my friend made a side-quest mod to do with some treasure guarded by a giant mudcrab. It added some weapons too. Ahh, the memories. My old PC's HDD failed though, so it's all gone now. D:

    Well, onto the point, I already have Skyrim on my Xbox, but I think I'll repurchase it. I wasn't going to, but you reminded me of the awesome modding in the Oblivion days.
  7. Mass Effect trilogy! Not CPU or GPU intensive but very, very good games. Or Shogun 2? You need a pretty good processor for that game...or so I'm told.
  8. Mass Effect is awesome. I have the first 2 on Xbox.

    I just bought Borderlands GoTY for $7.49 off Steam. Lol.
  9. Nice system, and yes you'll be able to do BF3 at ultra (maybe stick to 2x MSAA or 0x MSAA+post processing on high for visual clarity reasons).

    Some games that I personally like, that I would recommend to other players are (in no significant order):

    Battlefield 3
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 + Bad Company Vietnam expansion
    Skyrim-if you haven't played it on console already
    Witcher 2
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl/Call of Pripyat- with associated mods
    Crysis/Crysis Warhead/Crysis 2- with all their associated mods
    Civ V
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution- if you've never played it on console
    Metro 2033
    Trine 2
    Rayman Origins- if you've never played it on console
    Bastion- if you've never played it on console
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Team Fortress 2
    Counter Strike: Source
    Portal
    Portal 2

    indie titles that I enjoy:
    Binding of Isaac
    Super Meatboy
    Beat Hazard
    Shatter
    Cave Story+
    Jamestown
    Torchlight (and upcoming Torchlight 2)
    Path of Exile (open beta this weekend then back to closed beta)


    Some of these games are demanding, some are not demanding but rather are just fun. I know it's a long list, but I just wrote them down as they came to me :) .
  10. Two titles everyone missed:
    Max Payne 3
    Batman Arkham City
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