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Is my budget gaming build ok for ultra settings for witcher 2, bf3?

Hi guys, i am new to this forum, i just wanna state my budget gaming build;

cpu: i3 2100
gpu: gtx 560 ti
mobo: gigabyte h61
psu: aerocool strike x 800w (80+)
case: aerocool strike x gt (maxed 7 fans)

so, just wanna ask u guys, is this gonna get me ultra for today's game? or is it obsolete by the newer ib cpus and gtx 6xx...
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  1. don't think it'll do it... might struggle a bit

    I have an i5 2500 proc, 2-1Gb GTX 460SC 256MB SLI cards and I can't use ultra settings. my proc runs about 50C and my cards run 75-65C sandwiched together
  2. so, what should i upgrade? my cpu? gpu? :)
  3. what's the budget?
  4. get that CPU up to a quad core (i5 either SB or IB) and the card upgraded as your budget allows.

    And get a better quality PSU (Corsair, Antec, Seasonic) - never go cheap on PSU.
  5. With the specif you´ve posted you won´t be able to play today's game at max settings.
  6. 200$ - 300$, but i can stretch my wallet a bit n go for 380$...but, i intend to keep my h61 mobo if possible...i just need feedback on wat i can improve to get ultra settings.. options are open for sli...
  7. inanition02 said:
    get that CPU up to a quad core (i5 either SB or IB) and the card upgraded as your budget allows.

    And get a better quality PSU (Corsair, Antec, Seasonic) - never go cheap on PSU.



    oh no, so, wat about my psu currently? do i need to change it?
    and should i change my gtx 560 ti? i just bought it last week...
  8. 1depp1 said:
    oh no, so, wat about my psu currently? do i need to change it?
    and should i change my gtx 560 ti? i just bought it last week...


    Looks like it might be okay-ish

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/aerocool-psu_5.html

    I don't know that I would trust it for the voltage draw of SLI though.
  9. 1depp1 said:
    oh no, so, wat about my psu currently? do i need to change it?
    and should i change my gtx 560 ti? i just bought it last week...


    Oh. I thought this was a proposed build.

    If it's what you already have, I'd up the CPU to a i5 2400 (no reason to get the k series if you keep the H61) and see about adding a second 560 ti - that would probably do ultra settings. I would consider a PSU upgrade, but yours might do it.
  10. inanition02 said:
    Looks like it might be okay-ish

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/aerocool-psu_5.html

    I don't know that I would trust it for the voltage draw of SLI though.


    hmmm...thx for the food for thought though...

    regarding my current build, what should i do to get ultra settings for today's games?
    my budget is 200 to 350$....
    open for sli solutions or cpu change...
  11. Get a second GTX 560 Ti. That's your best option.
  12. Sunius said:
    Get a second GTX 560 Ti. That's your best option.


    :ouch: mobo upgrade then..huhuhuhu...
    but, will my i3 2100 handle gtx 560 ti sli? ive read many reviews, and imho, many of them use quad core for benches.. :(
  13. 1depp1 said:
    hmmm...thx for the food for thought though...

    regarding my current build, what should i do to get ultra settings for today's games?
    my budget is 200 to 350$....
    open for sli solutions or cpu change...


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500196 $209 ($179 after rebate)

    and

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074 ($189)

    After rebates that's $370 and would get you ultra settings I believe.

    And as to the PSU, that's the thing with cheaper brands - they're outsourced. You actually have an Andyson 800W (otherwise known as a Hiper 800W) with a fancy outside and one extra control board.
  14. Best answer
    1depp1 said:
    :ouch: mobo upgrade then..huhuhuhu...
    but, will my i3 2100 handle gtx 560 ti sli? ive read many reviews, and imho, many of them use quad core for benches.. :(


    Also, if you're using an OEM version of Win7, it'll mean a new copy of Win (OEM copies are tied to the mobo).
  15. inanition02 said:
    Also, if you're using an OEM version of Win7, it'll mean a new copy of Win (OEM copies are tied to the mobo).


    wow! thanks tion02,
    i think ill go for i5 2400, and second gtx 560 ti...
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