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 Post subject: Help me with my Build ?
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2012, 14:16 

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Hii Bloody,
Im gonna buy a new custom gaming pc within this month and my budget is around $3500-$4000.

I will tell you my configuration later before that i have some questions and assumptions for you plz answer them.

1. Initially i thought i will be getting i7-3930k but i7-3770k seems impressive in benchmarks and in gaming it seems that 3770k is slightly faster than 3930k and i feel that by the time games utilize 6 cores 8 core processor might be on the market (this is just my assumption). Unless and untill 6 core processor becomes mainstream (which is not gonna happen anytime soon) game devs wont utilize 6 cores. (correct me if iam wrong)

2. I was intially planning to get creative soundblaster recon3d Fatal1ty pro soundcard but when asus maximus v formula (which im gonna get for i7 3770k) comes with SupremeFX IV which makes me think that should i get an additional soundcard for $150 or save it ?, How does supremeFX audio compares to creative soundblaster ? is it worth additional money ?

3. My third Query is regarding regarding monitor. Im either planning to get Dell U3011 (1600p) monitor or Asus VG278H monitor. The advantage i have with u3011 is its 1600p resolution, accurate & vibrant colors . The advantage i have with asus vg278h is its 3d, 120hz and 2ms input lag. I would love to see 1600p monitors with less input lag and 120hz (im least bothered about 3d). I will be mostly playing bf3, cod, skyrim, max payne 3, tf2, wow, sc2 on my pc. I actually feel that 1080p is pathetic for 27" screen. Though i definetly like u3011 than asus, im scared that 7ms gtg and 60hz might be slow on fps games . So what's your take on this ? what monitor do u recommend me ? And on what monitor do u use to game on ? Also is 3d really worth it or its just a gimmick ?

4. If im Going with Dell U3011 i will be getting either EVGA GTX 670 4gb SC+ sli or EVGA GTX 690 ? and if im going with Asus VG278H i will be getting either EVGA Gtx 680 2gb or Gtx 680 4gb ? Is 2gb vram sufficient on 1080p 3d and 1600p or 4gb is a way to go ? Is 2gb vram future proof for another 2-3 years ? please dont tell me to scale down AA because i dont want to do that after a GPU for $500 and above.

So what's your take on this.

I was about to buy a pc 3 months ago itself but due to some problems it has been delayed. My dad said he will be gifting gaming pc for my 18th B'Day (Sept 1).

Thanks in advance for your info .

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 Post subject: Re: Help me with my Build ?
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2012, 09:20 
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1. Right.

2. Additional sound cards have become less important for gaming lately, so you don't actually need a soundblaster for that.

3. Go for the 3D one ;)

4. Gaming at higher resolution needs more video memory, for 1080p 2GB is enough, better go for 4GB at 1600p. Have in mind that two video cards with 2GB each in SLI mode does not equal to having 4GB video memory!


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 Post subject: Re: Help me with my Build ?
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2012, 15:00 

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Thanks man, and anyways im leaning more towards 1600p (U3011) monitor because i like that resolution .

And yeah like u said more vram might be futureproof at that resolution so i will be either getting gtx 670 4gb sli or gtx 680 4gb sli.

EVGA gtx 670 4gb SC+ sli costs ($900), EVGA gtx 680 4gb sli costs ($1100) . What card would u choose if u were me ?


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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2012, 23:26 
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If the extra $200 dollars are not a problem, then go for the 680s, especially if you want to ensure that the system will be future proof for longer period of time... though you can always start with a single 680 and add a second one later on.


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