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How many months/years will this system run ultra graphics?

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February 13, 2013 12:27:30 AM

I was wondering how many years it would be before this system can no longer run ultra graphics at a decent frame rate. I was also wondering if anyone has suggestions for different parts. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($14.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $938.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 12:34:46 AM

Depends on the game and your gaming resolution. Some games, you won't be able to run on Ultra settings at all except for maybe a 800x600 resolution. Other games could get you Ultra settings at 1920x1080 for several years.

-Wolf sends
February 13, 2013 12:37:31 AM

Will this not run ultra with battlefield or crysis at 1920x1080? I will be very disappointed if it won't.
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February 13, 2013 12:58:29 AM

If you play the same game for the next 10 years, you will still be able to max the same game out 10 years from now.

To be serious now, the 7870 can run Battlefield 3 on ultra, but not Crysis 3. You can probably run crysis 3 on high though.
February 13, 2013 1:00:12 AM

Would I be able to run crysis 3 on ultra with OC?
a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 1:12:19 AM

a year or two if my 6870 is anything to go by, and that's excluding the crazy ass demanding games. they are just going to get more and more demanding through the years.

OCing helps, but depending on the game, not by a whole lot. i suggest you get use to making compromises if you're not into buying mid-range GPU's every 1.5 - 2 years. most games at high at least looks better and run smoother than consoles.
February 13, 2013 1:13:14 AM

No it will not be able to run Crysis 3 on ultra even when overclocked. The card is not powerful enough to do it, with or without overclocking.
February 13, 2013 1:16:07 AM

daniel404 said:
I was wondering how many years it would be before this system can no longer run ultra graphics at a decent frame rate. I was also wondering if anyone has suggestions for different parts. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.97 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($14.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $938.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 21:21 EST-0500)



The system itself is fine, however the video card is already aged a bit, if you want a system to last you 3+ years you need to get a dual video card system. No single gpu video card is going to last you very long if you intend on having all games at ultra resolution at 1920 or above.
a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 3:20:50 AM

Why pay more? This graphics card can run crysis 3 on ultra.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($445.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $864.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 00:20 EST-0500)
February 13, 2013 3:59:14 AM

ya the card can run on ultra but the FPS will be so low that it will be almost unplayable. if you can buy two mid/high end cards or one very high end card.
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