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February 23, 2012 2:26:28 PM

Hello!
So i built a new computer with a $1000 budget and now i want to ask the community on its performance. Please tell me if anything should be changed, since i still have the receipt and can swap parts according to my needs.

3D Mark 11: P5138
Crysis 2, Res 1600 x 900 everything max: 35 - 60 fps average: 50
StarCraft 2 Res 1600 x 900 everything max: 80 - 200 fps average: 100
Skyrim, Res 1600 x 900 everything max except (Anti-Alising: 4, A-filtering: 8): 50 - 65 fps average: 60

Here is my rig:
i5 2500k overclocked to 4.5ghz with
Corsiar Vengeance 8GB 1600mhz
Ultra 750w psu
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti x 2 in SLI
500GB 7500rpm HDD (I ALREADY HAD THIS)
Intel Extreme motherboard
Cooler Master Fan
ATX computer case

Everything except the HDD came out to: $1030

What do you guys think? Is the performance good for the price? Lemme know if i should change any parts!

Thanks!

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February 23, 2012 3:00:22 PM

Overall not bad the week points being no SSD for boot and the 55o Ti even though there is two of them. Really if it works for you who are we to say. My point of view is what cant you do that you want to be able to do..? If the answer is nothing then hoora carry on :) 

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February 23, 2012 3:23:01 PM

allround nice build. 7 from me.
3 deducted for sli 550ti
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February 23, 2012 3:32:42 PM

sli performance is per game and mostly newer get double speed, more like 25-50% boost, so i agree insted of that 550ti, SSD and single little bit better card would make your system snappy beast, Hard Drive as boot drive is what grandpa uses :) 
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February 23, 2012 3:36:33 PM

The only problem I see are the SLied 550 Tis . Toms H found that microstuttering is an issue on any card less than SLIed 560 Tis. You'd have a better visual performance with a single 560 Ti than with SLIed 550 Tis.

2 550 Tis may have higher framerates than a single 560 Ti. What is happening is the second 550 Ti renders an image that is not much different from the image the first 550 Ti made. So it made more frames per second but it appears as if it had not to your eyes because the frames are so similiar. So your system may say you are running 60 fps but to your eyes it looks like 30 fps and may look choppy and irregular.

Also as far as Ultra... Great customer service! But the PSUs themselves have a high failure rate. They fried one of my SLIed GT 7600s when I had one fail on my. They sent me a new PSU... and were super easy to deal with. But... In the end I bought a Corsair for myself and put the Ultra replacement in a PSU sold on Craigslist.
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February 23, 2012 3:41:31 PM

Yes, i have seen that some people suffer from microstuttering (as i have in Skyrim, but an update has fixed it).
I do want to swap the gpu as i still have the 30 day return, do you guys have any suggestions for the swap? I would prefer one powerful gpu around the $300 range which would perform par or better than my current 2 x 550 tis (which was 2 x $150)

Ugh and yes Ultras are ultra pain in the back! My first PSU from Ultra fried my cd drive and HDD (thank god both is under warranty) I just couldnt spend extra $70 on the only other PSU that was available at the shop :( 

Thanks everyone!
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February 23, 2012 3:51:36 PM

buklao0222 said:
Yes, i have seen that some people suffer from microstuttering (as i have in Skyrim, but an update has fixed it).
I do want to swap the gpu as i still have the 30 day return, do you guys have any suggestions for the swap? I would prefer one powerful gpu around the $300 range which would perform par or better than my current 2 x 550 tis (which was 2 x $150)

Thanks everyone!


The 560 Ti 448 core is a very powerful card and is almost as fast as the 570. It runs about $300. The only issue I have with it is that the chip is a limited run only and if you are looking to SLi in the future you may not be able to find one new (Then again there is always ebay). Having said that... the regular GTX 560 Ti is a very good card in unto itself and you should be able to find one in the $220-$250 range. I picked up an EVGA GTX 560 Ti Super Clocked with a lifetime warranty for $235 three weeks ago.
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February 23, 2012 4:52:36 PM

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February 23, 2012 5:02:55 PM

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