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October 7, 2012 12:39:34 PM

So hey there everyone , i would like your impressions\comments\suggestions on the rig im upgrading :D 

current rig: AMD Raddeon HD6750, Foxxcon H61MXV, 8GB ram , 600W PSU, i7-2600,

upgraded rig : Palit GeForce GTX 680 Jetstream, ASUS P8Z77-V LX, 10GB ram , CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX V2 850W, INTEL CORE I7-3770K

i'd like to know if there will be a considerable increase in performance as im planing on streaming some games , and would like to know if a duall-monitor setup is viable without any lag-latency-considerable drawbacks, thank you all in advance :D 
October 7, 2012 12:51:38 PM

Instead of the 680, get the 670. The 7970 performs better in multi-monitor set-ups, though.
8GBs of RAM is enough, unless your going to be using programs like AutoCAD.
Get the i5 3570K. The most you will notice from the i7 is around 20%. The i7 is still a quad core anyways.
With all those downgrades, consider the Corsair HX PSUs, theyre modular. :D 
October 7, 2012 1:00:40 PM

Nw333 said:
Instead of the 680, get the 670
Get the i5 3570K. The most you will notice from the i7 is around 20%


hey there , i'd like to thank you for taking time to answer this post :D 
i've done quite some research and i've found that the 680 Jetstream outplays all of the other 600s and is quite close to the 690 , in terms of power consumption , raw memory power , heat and noise :D  as for the i5 3570K its better in terms of power than the 3770k i7? :D 
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October 7, 2012 1:09:41 PM

Of course the 680 outperforms everything else except for the 690. Its supposed to perform better because it was made to be better than the rest. (The 690 is actually two 680s) Although, the most you will notice is an ~8% difference between the 670 and 680. Compare the Jetstream to the DCII from Asus, you will find that Asus has much better cooling, etc.

Streaming games isnt a tough job for any quad core. You will actually only notice the difference between the i5 3570K and i7 3770K is in heavily-threaded apps. (Which games are not. Games dont actually use all four cores, maybe 3 at most.)
October 7, 2012 1:25:50 PM

2763696,4,1242029Compare the Jetstream to the DCII from Asus, you will find that Asus has much better cooling, etc.

Streaming games isnt a tough job for any quad core. You will actually only notice the difference between the i5 3570K and i7 3770K is in heavily-threaded apps.[/quotemsg said:



i did a wee bit of last-minute research , the DCII only outperforms the 680 Jetstream in terms of temperature , the DCII has 75C under load whereas the 680 78C , i dont think it will be much of a problem , my case has superf airflow :D 

could you explain thet hing about the heavily-thraded apps regarding the proccesorcs ? :D 

all in all , is it a good upgrade? a one that will last for at least 3 years?:D 
October 7, 2012 1:34:06 PM

Check this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-tes... (The Asus card is is the DCII Top only better thing it has are higher clocks) The Gigabyte card is also an option, MSI too, they have great coolers.

What is your case?

Heavily-threaded apps are those which need alot of juice to run, so to say. Like Sony Vegas, it can be handled by the i5 no prob, but the i7 will perform about 20% better when it comes to rendering and the like.

It is a nice upgrade and it will last 3 years, but Im afraid 3 years is the max unless your fine with playing future games on Ultra settings or something.
October 7, 2012 1:42:09 PM

Nw333 said:

What is your case?


It is a nice upgrade and it will last 3 years, but Im afraid 3 years is the max unless your fine with playing future games on Ultra settings or something.


Current case is a CM Haf922 but will upgrade to GMC H-80 as i've read i'ts got outstanding airflow

as for the dual monitor , im gonna use a 32'' inch HD TV as my main monitor , and i just wanna use my curretn 24" pc monitor as a monitor to have all of my social network thingies , you know like Facebook , twitter , maybe add a tv tuner and use it as an unoficial tv and so on , my only question is , while streaming , will the 2nd monitor with all these facebook stuff going on leach away memory power and dramatically reduce fps and performance?
October 7, 2012 1:43:58 PM

Nw333 said:

What is your case?


It is a nice upgrade and it will last 3 years, but Im afraid 3 years is the max unless your fine with playing future games on Ultra settings or something.


Current case is a CM Haf922 but will upgrade to GMC H-80 as i've read i'ts got outstanding airflow

as for the dual monitor , im gonna use a 32'' inch HD TV as my main monitor , and i just wanna use my curretn 24" pc monitor as a monitor to have all of my social network thingies , you know like Facebook , twitter , maybe add a tv tuner and use it as an unoficial tv and so on , my only question is , while streaming , will the 2nd monitor with all these facebook stuff going on leach away memory power and dramatically reduce fps and performance?
October 7, 2012 1:48:13 PM

The 922 is fine as it is, but thats more on personal preference. :D 

It shouldnt unless there are like 20 tabs on the browser lol.

Ah, let me rephrase my last statement. The upgrade is going to last 3 years max, unless your fine with NOT playing future games on Ultra or High.
October 7, 2012 1:55:15 PM

Nw333 said:

Ah, let me rephrase my last statement. The upgrade is going to last 3 years max, unless your fine with NOT playing future games on Ultra or High.



Well , after 3 years , im sure i'll be FORCED to upgrade :p  , due to new proccecors coming out , new GPUs and stuff :D  , im glad it will last 3 years , even max :D 

by the way mate , im not into overclocking or anything , a watercoller is a necessity in this rig? :) 
October 7, 2012 2:07:56 PM

So no overclocking then? What about SLI? (2 GPUs)

You can downgrade your CPU to the i5 3470 and not notice a difference.
If you want to SLI, grab the Asrock Extreme 4 and if not, the Asrock H77 Pro4/MVP.

Watercooling is too much for a non-OCed build. Since you arent going to OC, even the stock cooler will do you good lol. If you want better temps though, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.
October 7, 2012 2:12:30 PM

Nw333 said:
So no overclocking then? What about SLI? (2 GPUs)


If you want to SLI, grab the Asrock Extreme 4 and if not, the Asrock H77 Pro4/MVP.

If you want better temps though, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.


dunno much bout SLI to be honest 2 cheaper GPUS form a stronger one?, as for cooling i got the Coolermaster V8 cpu cooler :) 
October 7, 2012 2:32:29 PM

What I mean about SLi is you add in another 670 in the future, incase you feel your games are getting low frames.

V8 is fine. :D 
October 7, 2012 2:39:39 PM

Nw333 said:
What I mean about SLi is you add in another 670 in the future, incase you feel your games are getting low frames.



by this i increase the memory capacity? and power of the pc right?^^
October 7, 2012 2:44:23 PM

No. 2GB of vRAM will always be 2GB, no adding. Will only increase in graphical performance.
October 7, 2012 2:46:45 PM

i see :)  thank you for your time and your valuable information mate :D  cheers , saluts from australia :D !
October 7, 2012 9:39:10 PM

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