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Current System Build. Upgrades? or new Rig?

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August 31, 2012 7:48:40 PM

My current build is about 18 months old. it is primarily a gaming rig. I want some advice as to whether there are any worthwhile upgrades I can do to my rig, or if i build a new rig, what would be a good setup for a noticable upgrade.

I play MMOs, RPGs and some FPS, Diablo3, SWTOR, Skyrim, CoD MW3, and a few others. I mostly play everything in 720 to turn up all the eye candy for 60+ frames. some games i can do 1080 and do the same. but there is noticable fps drop usually.

Current System no overclock


MB : ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI Motherboard
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz
GPU : 2x EVGA 560TI Crysis 2 edition SLI
SSD : 2x Vertex2 (100GB total)
HDD : WD Caviar Black 1TB ( all steam games instaled there )
PSU : 1000W BFG
Case : Antec 902
August 31, 2012 8:10:02 PM

Thats a pertty solid rig, how big of fps drops are you getting as long as its not below 30 then your fine as your eye can only see 24fps
September 4, 2012 4:45:53 PM

well the biggest noticable framerate drop i notice is in Skyrim, i can manage solid 60 most places, but do notice the drop to the 30's and 40's in some active places or during fights. maybe its the monitor, but it looks very smooth at 60 but not smooth at all when in the 30's and 40's. I do use vsync since with it off the screen tearing is horrid. perhaps this is just normal. i guess it takes a pretty hefty system to cap 60 frames all the time. especially in a game like that.
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September 4, 2012 5:13:34 PM

try to sell it and see what you can get go from there if you want to upgrade or just buy new.
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