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Final build "99% sure" Wanting crysis maxed(UPDATED AGAIN)

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October 3, 2008 10:45:51 PM


UPDATED

Ok so I been asking you guys for a while what I needed to hit 40+fps in dx10 64bit for "Crysis" 1680 x 1050 resolution.
Meaning fully maxed on very high settings aa x16q. With your recent posts I have been changing my hardware and its helped a lot! So with this new build list of hardware do you think its good or is their anything I should change?

PS: sticking with drr3 i suppose because it seems more "future proof"

also im going to OC this comp... as usual suggestions are always welcomed! :bounce: 



Computer



Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit DSP OEM DVD with Service Pack 1

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Processor

Asus P5E3 Premium/Wifi-AP @n Motherboard - Intel X48, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFire Ready, WiFi LAN, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, Firewire, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, RAID

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive

Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready

NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case

Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2x2048MB) (ill be using total of 8gigs)

Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 XOC Overclocked Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV
Anonymous
October 3, 2008 11:03:04 PM

probably

you'll probably want to do a lil cpu overclocking on your q9550 (xigametek 1283 is good) just to make sure there is limited to no bottlenecking at that resolution

also the 850w powersupply might be a little much... a 650 would serve you just fine

get a 64bit vista as it will last a lot longer, you'll use all the ram, and there is pretty good support for 64 bit programs


o btw... fully maxed out in crysis includes AA... but you probably won't be able to use AA at that res with 40 + fps in very high

I'd make a bunch of other changes but every time i do that the person replies back and bashes my opinion, and you didn't ask for it so i'm not going to :D 
October 3, 2008 11:07:57 PM

Quote:
probably

you'll probably want to do a lil cpu overclocking on your q9550 (xigametek 1283 is good) just to make sure there is limited to no bottlenecking at that resolution

also the 850w powersupply might be a little much... a 650 would serve you just fine

get a 64bit vista as it will last a lot longer, you'll use all the ram, and there is pretty good support for 64 bit programs


o btw... fully maxed out in crysis includes AA... but you probably won't be able to use AA at that res with 40 + fps in very high

I'd make a bunch of other changes but every time i do that the person replies back and bashes my opinion, and you didn't ask for it so i'm not going to :D 


I was thinking 64bit as well, but a few people told me that its not compatible with a lot of software out now. Also im happy to here your changes ;)  what do you suggest?
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October 3, 2008 11:10:39 PM

no you wont be a ble to "max" it out....32 bit vista only sees 3.5 gig of 4 gigs of ram. crysis likes all 4 gigs...

i dont beleive theres a cpu/gpu combo that can do that at...i understand you can set crysis 32x AA, at lcd resolution nothing can do that.
October 3, 2008 11:26:35 PM

Vista 64 runs pretty much all current consumer software properly. The incompatibility problems are a thing of the past.
October 4, 2008 12:59:50 AM

Ok so now im gonna go with Vista 64bit ultimate. As well 8gigs.. Do you guys think that their is anything else I should upgrade?
October 4, 2008 2:12:35 AM

velociraptor
October 4, 2008 2:22:14 AM

No it can't max it out. At 1680x1050, no AA, gtx280 get slightly more than 40fps with shaders on Very High, all other settings High.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=13

Very High on all settings will take a higher toll and push it below 40 fps. You'll have to step up to at least a 9800gx2 to get 40+ fps all maxed out.

Basically, to conquer Crysis, you need either the highest performing single card on market (4870x2), or second highest performing card (9800gx2). The third highest performing (gtx280) won't be enough.
October 4, 2008 2:55:09 AM

1) Personally I'd opt for a x48 mobo and use 2 x 4870's or 1 4870x2 GPU.
2) I'd save a ton of $ on the memory, since I'd be using DDR2 over the overpriced and really not any faster DDR3!! The x48 mobo's have been proven already and nVidia's newest offering isn't. I'm very leary of nVidia based mobo's right now, since they have had some very "iffy" ones recently.
3) I'd also consider the Corsair tx750w PSU. It has 4 6+2pin PCI-e power connectors and has 60A on the 12v rail!! And is only going for $84 after $20 MIR at Buy.com!!

It's up to you, but that is what I'd consider.
October 4, 2008 7:36:41 PM

dagger said:
No it can't max it out. At 1680x1050, no AA, gtx280 get slightly more than 40fps with shaders on Very High, all other settings High.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=13

Very High on all settings will take a higher toll and push it below 40 fps. You'll have to step up to at least a 9800gx2 to get 40+ fps all maxed out.

Basically, to conquer Crysis, you need either the highest performing single card on market (4870x2), or second highest performing card (9800gx2). The third highest performing (gtx280) won't be enough.



All right so I decided to go with the,

EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2 Video Card - FREE Crysis PC Game, Superclocked Edition, 1GB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDMI

Any other suggestions? As well thanks for everyone giving me suggestions :) 
October 4, 2008 9:30:42 PM

^^ pretty much what he said
October 4, 2008 10:11:26 PM

colonelblake said:
no you wont be a ble to "max" it out....32 bit vista only sees 3.5 gig of 4 gigs of ram. crysis likes all 4 gigs...

i dont beleive theres a cpu/gpu combo that can do that at...i understand you can set crysis 32x AA, at lcd resolution nothing can do that.

dude. Read the top of the List. It says 64BIT Vista not 32
October 4, 2008 10:16:32 PM

Instead of a 9800GX2 why dont you get a GTX280. Its Cheaper and Better. or get a x48/4870X2 Combo. I think both will give better performance
October 4, 2008 10:51:11 PM

Ok guys I updated my choices so do you think this well be able to run crysis max on my 1680 x 1050?
October 4, 2008 11:13:14 PM

Where are your updated choices, other than the 9800 gx2???
October 4, 2008 11:26:50 PM

lunyone said:
Where are your updated choices, other than the 9800 gx2???


I updated a few things, originally I was going 32bit +4 gigs now im using


Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2x2048MB) (ill be using total of 8gigs)

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit DSP OEM DVD with Service Pack 1

Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 XOC Overclocked Video Card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV

October 4, 2008 11:30:35 PM

What is the mobo that your going to use and what about the PSU, case, etc. I'm just wanting to see your whole build, so if there is anything else that you might want to consider, we can let you know.
I really think you need to get away from the 790i board, especially with a 4870x2 GPU. You should be using a x38/x48 based mobo, if your going to OC your system by quite a bit, otherwise a good p45 based mobo will do.
October 4, 2008 11:36:59 PM

lunyone said:
What is the mobo that your going to use and what about the PSU, case, etc. I'm just wanting to see your whole build, so if there is anything else that you might want to consider, we can let you know.
I really think you need to get away from the 790i board, especially with a 4870x2 GPU. You should be using a x38/x48 based mobo, if your going to OC your system by quite a bit, otherwise a good p45 based mobo will do.


ok thanks any other suggestions? because i really wanna max crysis out with 1680 x 1050

October 5, 2008 12:01:34 AM

a 790i mobo ain't going to gaurantee a maxed out crysis situation. It'll be up to your other parts to get good FPS in crysis. The mobo alone won't do that.
October 5, 2008 12:13:02 AM

lunyone said:
a 790i mobo ain't going to gaurantee a maxed out crysis situation. It'll be up to your other parts to get good FPS in crysis. The mobo alone won't do that.

Ok so here is my comp hardware atm that im choosing lemme know what you think.



Windows Vista vista Ultimate 64-bit DSP OEM DVD with Service Pack 1

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Processor

Asus P5E3 Premium/Wifi-AP @n Motherboard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motherboard - Intel X48, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFire Ready, WiFi LAN, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, Firewire, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, RAID

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive

OCZ / GameXStream / 700-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA Ready / SLI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface Ready / EPS / Active PFC / Power Supply

NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case

Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3_SDRAM 1333MHz Memory (2x2048MB) (ill be using total of 8gigs)

Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 XOC Overclocked Video Card http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_card - 2GB GDDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV
October 5, 2008 2:47:02 AM

So does anyone think this new system upgrade well handle 1680 x 1050 ?
maxed out for crysis
October 5, 2008 2:53:39 AM

Matt87 said:
So does anyone think this new system upgrade well handle 1680 x 1050 ?
maxed out for crysis


Yes, it'll do fine. There is really no higher you can go.
October 5, 2008 2:59:15 AM

dagger said:
Yes, it'll do fine. There is really no higher you can go.

ok thanks! because i really wanted to use AA maxed :D 
October 5, 2008 7:41:26 AM

So do most of you think this system is enough to handle crysis maxed = =?
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