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September 17, 2011 5:19:44 PM

ok, hello forum, after much much search in the forum and many questions, here comes the final question.

I chose this build:

Mobo: asrock z68 extreme3 gen3

cpu: intel i5 2500k

memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600

GPU: ASUS ENGTX560

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2

Now, the question is :

Will i be able to run Crysis, GTA IV, Skyrim, Metro 2033 at maxed out 1920x1080 graphics? :??: 

If you can give me a detailed answer like: "Yes, pretty smoth." or "No you will need to drop your settings a little." I'd be really happy.

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September 17, 2011 5:27:56 PM

Crysis and Metro 2033 - no, but high (Crysis 1 maxed out without shadows and with 2xAA or so). Skyrim? Maybe; it's not out yet. GTA IV? Most likely, but don't forget all the patches, that game is messed up without them :) 
September 17, 2011 5:42:57 PM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
Crysis and Metro 2033 - no, but high (Crysis 1 maxed out without shadows and with 2xAA or so). Skyrim? Maybe; it's not out yet. GTA IV? Most likely, but don't forget all the patches, that game is messed up without them :) 


Wow, :D  wasn't expecting that. If i do a maximum overclock? :D 
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September 17, 2011 6:20:13 PM

n1kos_gr said:
Wow, :D  wasn't expecting that. If i do a maximum overclock? :D 


Dunno, I'm not into OC'ing :kaola:  But might be a bit better, I'd expect.

Are you sure you can't upgrade to something like a 560 Ti or a 6950 or did you already get the stuff?
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2011 7:58:34 PM

A midrange video card like a GTX560 or GTX560ti is not going to run today's most demanding games maxed out at 1920x1280. Your expecting too much.
September 17, 2011 8:09:01 PM

geekapproved said:
A midrange video card like a GTX560 or GTX560ti is not going to run today's most demanding games maxed out at 1920x1280. Your expecting too much.


GTX 560 Ti maxes out Crysis 1/Warhead with 2-4xAA; Crysis 2 is fully maxed out with V-Sync off and JC2 is fully maxed out with V-Sync off. It's a hell of a card for the money. That said, GTX 560 will be lower in performance, but it can still play all these games on high settings. Skyrim will be on consoles, too, so it won't be THAT demanding, most likely.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2011 9:00:36 PM

I was talking to the poster and I never mentioned anything about crysis but that's great.
September 17, 2011 9:13:15 PM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
Dunno, I'm not into OC'ing :kaola:  But might be a bit better, I'd expect.

Are you sure you can't upgrade to something like a 560 Ti or a 6950 or did you already get the stuff?


i didn't already get the stuff.

I think i can get a gtx560 ti if it makes such a difference.
September 17, 2011 9:18:12 PM

geekapproved said:
I was talking to the poster and I never mentioned anything about crysis but that's great.


Do you have something in mind?
a b B Homebuilt system
September 17, 2011 10:30:59 PM

Like?

I just made a statement. You can't expect a midrange card like a GTX560/ti to play all modern games maxed out at 1920x1280. Not gonna happen with great framerates.
September 18, 2011 8:16:41 AM

geekapproved said:
Like?

I just made a statement. You can't expect a midrange card like a GTX560/ti to play all modern games maxed out at 1920x1280. Not gonna happen with great framerates.


ok, but i will be able to play with high settings and smooth right? (I said 1920x1080).
September 18, 2011 11:02:27 AM

Yes, most likely you will be. It's a mid-high card, after all... you can search some benchmarks, if you want. I gave you an exampe of Crysis and Crysis 2; the rest of the games that I have run fully maxed out (BFBC2, any CoD, any BioWare game, DoW II, TimeShift, whatever) and I'm confident I'll run BF3 and Skyrim with minimum tweaks (switch off shadows, etc.)
September 18, 2011 11:49:08 AM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
Yes, most likely you will be. It's a mid-high card, after all... you can search some benchmarks, if you want. I gave you an exampe of Crysis and Crysis 2; the rest of the games that I have run fully maxed out (BFBC2, any CoD, any BioWare game, DoW II, TimeShift, whatever) and I'm confident I'll run BF3 and Skyrim with minimum tweaks (switch off shadows, etc.)


I decided to give some more money and get the ASUS GTX 560 Ti (equal specs to your MSI GTX 560 Ti), so i think my problem is solved.
September 18, 2011 12:07:23 PM

^ Why not a 6950? It's more powerful and you can find some for the same price, I think.
September 18, 2011 12:55:01 PM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
^ Why not a 6950? It's more powerful and you can find some for the same price, I think.


1. Im a big GeForce and Nvidia fan. :sol: 
2. They cost much more.
3. IMO GTX 560 Ti own the 6950 cards. IMO :kaola: 
September 18, 2011 1:10:31 PM

^ It doesn't. I only got the 560 Ti because many games are nVidia-biased and 6950 is way too costly here (in US, it's the same for certain models). Still, a great card.
September 18, 2011 1:40:30 PM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
^ It doesn't. I only got the 560 Ti because many games are nVidia-biased and 6950 is way too costly here (in US, it's the same for certain models). Still, a great card.


Thanks for the info man. I'll have to stick to the gtx 560, cause i cant afford the 6950.
September 18, 2011 1:47:12 PM

560 or 560 Ti?

EDIT: BTW, if you ever want to add a second 560 Ti in the future, 650-750W is what you need.
September 18, 2011 1:48:23 PM

I was the one who told you to get the GTX 560
I told you to get the GTX 560 TI not the 560 no ti. There is a difference
Actually a big difference
I recommend the GTX 560 TI
Way more powerful than the no ti version
September 18, 2011 1:49:48 PM

i would have replaced the 560 with a radeon 6870 ... cost about the same
September 18, 2011 2:55:19 PM

Guys im sorry i forgot to add the Ti in the end. :D 
I took PoplicoMan's advice and switched the asus gtx 560 to gtx 560 ti OC.
Besides how can i not trust a man who wears a nanosuit armor. xD (joke)
September 18, 2011 3:09:59 PM

pokerkoz102 said:
i would have replaced the 560 with a radeon 6870 ... cost about the same


I will have to disagree, check this video.
I still believe that the gtx 560 Ti is the best pound for pound (in performance and power consuption) compared to it's compettitors with pretty much the same price.
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