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February 12, 2013 1:08:42 AM

hey everyone thank you for taking your time to read this. I dont know about computer much but I am extremely good at FPS games so I really want to try Planetside 2. Right now I have a Lenovo Y580 laptop with an Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB) and a GTX 660M, which isnt doing so well for me right now as I am only getting around 30 FPS in the game. My only requirement is that Planetside 2 have to run in 60+ FPS because I am really competitive and anything below 60FPS is a no for me (and yes I can feel it when I move my mouse) and another big thing is that I play BF3 a lot. So I would like to have that game set on 1980x1020 on Ultra. AA and the other stuff can be off for all I care but I would really like to play Planet Side 2 on High - Ultra. I really want to try Skyrim in Ultra as well because the Lenovo is only giving me around 30 FPS or so. I have my eye set on the (FX 8350 GTX 680) do you guys think that it can do 60+ FPS in Planet side 2? Thanks for your time and if you want further details on each components links are all at the bottom. Oh and I play all my games on my External 3TB not sure if thats going to change anything because I simply do not have enough space on my laptop for 2TB of games. Also I am not too sure about the Power Supply, its too cheap to be true. or did I just found myself a really really nice deal? PS, please tell me if there is any bottleneck. have a nice day y'all!




Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Blue 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
Ace 750w Black PSU 12cm Red fan
Seagate 500Gb 3.5" Barracuda Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache
24x Speed DVD±RW ReWriter Internal SATA 5.25" from Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE DVD RAM Ready OEM
Intel Core i7 3770K Quad Core IvyBridge Processor Retail with Heat Sink Fan
EVGA 2GB GeForce GTX 670 NVIDIA Graphics Card
MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) Intel X79Socket 2011 Motherboard

£879.42 (i7 3770 GTX 670)


http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-lp-cerulean-blue-pc3-12800-(1600)-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-ace-psuace750br-bla...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-seagate-st500dm002...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-224bb-bebe-dv...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s115...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-28nm-pc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2x-dl-dvi-dp-hd

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-x79a-gd45-(8d)-intel-x79-s2011-ddr3-miliary-class-iii-oc-genie-usb30-plus-sata6g-5x-pci-e-x16-sl
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Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Blue 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
Ace 750w Black PSU 12cm Red fan
Seagate 500Gb 3.5" Barracuda Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache
24x Speed DVD±RW ReWriter Internal SATA 5.25" from Samsung SH-224BB/BEBE DVD RAM Ready OEM
AMD FX 8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor 4.00GHz Piledriver Socket AM3+
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard
Asus 2GB GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC NVIDIA Graphics Card (or or I can go with the GTX 670)

£783.25 (FX 8350 GTX 680)
£681.23 (FX 8350 GTX 670)





http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-lp-cerulean-blue-pc3-12800-(1600)-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-ace-psuace750br-bla...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-seagate-st500dm002...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-224bb-bebe-dv...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-fx-8350-black-editio...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-970a-ds3-amd...(x16)-atx

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-28nm-pc...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-915mhz-boost-980mhz-cores-1344-2x-dl-dvi-dp-hd

More about : planetside build

February 12, 2013 1:36:05 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CYym


better build, non reference gtx 670, i5 creams fx in gaming, modular psu, epic case, non OC'able cpu, but can be bumped up to 4.0 ghz max if needed, 1tb hdd, no bottlenecks. Great rig overall.

Could pop in a 3570k and aftermarket but that would mean bumping down to a gtx 660ti.


Enjoy.
February 12, 2013 1:42:54 AM

Quote:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CYym


better build, non reference gtx 670, i5 creams fx in gaming, modular psu, epic case, non OC'able cpu, but can be bumped up to 4.0 ghz max if needed, 1tb hdd, no bottlenecks. Great rig overall.

Could pop in a 3570k and aftermarket but that would mean bumping down to a gtx 660ti.


Enjoy.



I dont know much so dont get frustrated or anything I had my previous desktop built for someone else. So this will meet my requirement right? Because from what I know Planet Side 2 is a Extreme CPU intensive game and I am not sure if that i5 will hold up not to mention 60+ fps. this is a great start. any more suggestions?
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February 12, 2013 1:49:46 AM

Yes, the i5-3570k is your best choice for gaming, you don't need the i7, also you have an incompatible board for it, it's a lga 2011 board, you need a lga 1155 for it.
So for the cpu : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-...
Motherboard : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a
If you plan to overclock the cpu, get an aftermarket cooler : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-hyper-212-...
That psu is no good, don't cheap out one the psu, for a quality one :
For a single card : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-xfx-pro-series-core...
If you plan to add another one in the future : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-psu-xfx-p1-750s-nlb...

These are the changes to be made on the intel list, the rest stays.
Also you don't have a case in the list, if you want one : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-elite-bl...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-2...
February 12, 2013 2:00:28 AM

Quote:
Yes, the i5-3570k is your best choice for gaming, you don't need the i7, also you have an incompatible board for it, it's a lga 2011 board, you need a lga 1155 for it.
So for the cpu : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-...
Motherboard : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-int...(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a
If you plan to overclock the cpu, get an aftermarket cooler : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-hyper-212-...
That psu is no good, don't cheap out one the psu, for a quality one :
For a single card : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-xfx-pro-series-core...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-xfx-pro-series-core...
If you plan to add another one in the future : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-psu-xfx-p1-750s-nlb...

These are the changes to be made on the intel list, the rest stays.
Also you don't have a case in the list, if you want one : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-elite-bl...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-2...



i know you are an expert but im not sure if this means anything
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
but the i7-3770k and the FX 8350 does beat the i5 3570 by like 2000 points in benchmark and for some reason when I youtube videos about the i5 3570k it always get paired up with a older generation card as to the FX 8350 or the i7 3770k are paired with newer cards like gtx 680/670 or the 7970. why is that? and I really appreciate the money saving rigs but my budget is around £700-£800ish. I dont want to get a rig then load up planet side 2 and get less than 60 fps because fps is everything to me, I much rather play something in 800x600 with 60+ fps as to 1920x1080 with 40 FPS. and also i do not know how to overclock.
February 12, 2013 2:17:07 AM

For gaming the i5-3570k is the best cpu, the hyper threading of the i7 doesn't help in gaming.
The i5-3570k doesn't bottleneck the 670 gtx.
That benchmark is just a generic one, if you do video editing, then the i7 might be worth, but for gaming it will not be the case.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-83...

If you don't plan to overclock, get the i5-3470 and a h77 motherboard.
February 12, 2013 2:29:05 AM

Quote:
For gaming the i5-3570k is the best cpu, the hyper threading of the i7 doesn't help in gaming.
The i5-3570k doesn't bottleneck the 670 gtx.
That benchmark is just a generic one, if you do video editing, then the i7 might be worth, but for gaming it will not be the case.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-83...

If you don't plan to overclock, get the i5-3470 and a h77 motherboard.



I am sure i can pull someone from my gaming society in uni to overclock for me, any ideas on how many FPS i will be getting in Planetside 2? (big firefight not staying at base)
February 12, 2013 2:34:13 AM

The i5-3570k will do, i don't know exactly what fps you'll have, but an i5-3570k overclocked and a 670 gtx will give a good experience, you might get ~60 fps, but that game is poorly optimized.
February 12, 2013 2:41:01 AM

if anything should i get a gtx 680 instead of a gtx 670 or will that bottleneck somehow?
February 12, 2013 3:01:53 AM

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No, it's not worth it, the 670 GTX will do, the performance difference between the two is really minimal, the value is one the 670 gtx side.
As long it's a nvidia card it will give the best results, since planetside 2 is more optimized for nvidia.
Also there's now a promotion with nvidia for that game : http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/join-the-free...
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6736/nvidias-new-f2p-bund...





do you think they will ever optimize that game so anything besides a gtx 690 can get 60+ fps?

February 12, 2013 3:06:16 AM

That's marketing, to buy a 690 gtx, but i'm sure a 670 gtx will give more than 42 fps, worth mention that's really totally maxout with physX on.
February 12, 2013 3:15:01 AM

ah okay, this sounds very promising. btw djangoringo do you have skype?
February 12, 2013 3:15:58 AM

Nope, i don't use it.
February 12, 2013 3:20:14 AM

fair enough, btw i think i want to get one of those bench marking case. is that a good idea? so i can use my big home fan and blow it
February 12, 2013 3:24:55 AM

Nope, just get a mid tower case.
February 12, 2013 3:30:20 AM

also, will this rig run TERA on ultra everything max 60+ fps?
February 12, 2013 3:31:51 AM

That one is less demanding, so it will do.
February 12, 2013 3:38:52 AM

I like your djangoringo, is there anyway i can contact you outside of tomshardware? because I will have a lot of question to ask you
February 12, 2013 3:42:22 AM

You can pm with any question, if you like.
February 12, 2013 3:50:51 AM

done
February 12, 2013 1:26:44 PM

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