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2013/08/08 23:40:37 (permalink)
Hi there all
 
I have the following PC specs and would like to know if there is anything i need to replace to be able to max out Crysis 3 and get good consistent frames rates while playing at 1920x1080
 
My Current PC:
Processor: i7 2600k Intel processor 3.4Ghz
Motherboard: 
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard B3
RAM: 
G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 8GB (2x4GB) 
Power Supply: 
CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W
Graphics Card: 
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock
Sound Card: 
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Cooling CPU System: 
Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU
Disk Drive: 
LG CH10LS20 10X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive
Case: 
CoolerMaster HAF X
 
I am looking to swap out the GPU with 760GTX SLI (would this give me 2-3 years of maxed out gaming?)
 
The reason i am asking is i am wanting to max out Total War:Rome II and i was told that if i can max out Crysis 3 i should be able to do the same on Total War: Rome II
 
Any advise would be appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance.

Processor: i7 2600k Intel processor 3.4Ghz 
Motherboard: 
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard B3 
RAM: 
G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 8GB (2x4GB)  
Power Supply: 
CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W 
Graphics Card: 
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock 
Sound Card: 
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe 
Cooling CPU System: 
Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU 
Disk Drive: 
LG CH10LS20 10X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive 
Case: 
CoolerMaster HAF X 
Monitor: HP 2159m 21" 1920x1080p@60hz
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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 00:42:18 (permalink)
    the specs look great except for the GTX 580, replacing it with 760 SLI will be fine yes, just be sure to get the 4GB models and not the 2GB ones, as thier is a few games out that need 2GB vram minimum already at 1080p, so the 4GB will prevent stutter on future titles that go over 2GB.
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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 02:05:40 (permalink)
    I ran Crysis 3 off a GTX 580 overclocked to 900MHz and it still struggled with the game on medium/high settings


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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 02:32:59 (permalink)
    Thanks guys,
     
    but isn't the 4gb 760 not powerful enough to use the 4gb?
     
    But in SLI i think i should be able to get the card to be powerful enough to use the full 4gbs

    Processor: i7 2600k Intel processor 3.4Ghz 
    Motherboard: 
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard B3 
    RAM: 
    G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 8GB (2x4GB)  
    Power Supply: 
    CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W 
    Graphics Card: 
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock 
    Sound Card: 
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe 
    Cooling CPU System: 
    Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU 
    Disk Drive: 
    LG CH10LS20 10X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive 
    Case: 
    CoolerMaster HAF X 
    Monitor: HP 2159m 21" 1920x1080p@60hz
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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 03:16:03 (permalink)
    Your VRAM is for higher than 1080p resolutions or multiple monitors. Has nothing to do with how powerful the card has to be to handle it.


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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 03:21:51 (permalink)
    As i run at 1920x1080 with 60hz a 4gb is not recommended at the stage, thank you for your help.
     
    Also have far are games behind the tech? i have read that Crysis and Total war: Rome II are more the exception for hardware needed for ultra settings than is the rule

    Processor: i7 2600k Intel processor 3.4Ghz 
    Motherboard: 
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard B3 
    RAM: 
    G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 8GB (2x4GB)  
    Power Supply: 
    CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W 
    Graphics Card: 
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock 
    Sound Card: 
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe 
    Cooling CPU System: 
    Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU 
    Disk Drive: 
    LG CH10LS20 10X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive 
    Case: 
    CoolerMaster HAF X 
    Monitor: HP 2159m 21" 1920x1080p@60hz
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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 18:05:56 (permalink)
    If you want to max Crysis 3 and get great performance, then get two 770s and OC that CPU to 4-4.2 GHz.

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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 20:17:13 (permalink)
    eikast

    If you want to max Crysis 3 and get great performance, then get two 770s and OC that CPU to 4-4.2 GHz.

    Thanks mate,
     
    Unfortunately i have no experience with OC and as i don't have water cooling i don't think i can.....the main think is i don't know how and i would more than likely blow myself up.

    Processor: i7 2600k Intel processor 3.4Ghz 
    Motherboard: 
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard B3 
    RAM: 
    G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 8GB (2x4GB)  
    Power Supply: 
    CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold 1000W 
    Graphics Card: 
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock 
    Sound Card: 
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe 
    Cooling CPU System: 
    Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU 
    Disk Drive: 
    LG CH10LS20 10X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive 
    Case: 
    CoolerMaster HAF X 
    Monitor: HP 2159m 21" 1920x1080p@60hz
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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/09 20:20:16 (permalink)
    770 sli should max it out, dont think you need to oc your cpu, it should handle it no prob
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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/12 11:27:18 (permalink)
    Or you could save money and just buy a used 580 and SLI them. Sure it won't be as good as 770s but crysis 3 runs on high settings just fine at 1920×1200 with my setup.

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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/12 17:59:54 (permalink)
    Yeah I dont think 760's are gonna cut it. Also you might wanna listen to Nite on the memory. Even if it's not going to help you with recent games it definitely wont hurt in the future.
     
    Case in point, I bought a 1.28Gb GTX 570 which still runs most games really well... until I run out of memory and things come to a crawl. So yeah 2Gb is fine for now but not the long run.

     
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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/14 07:28:33 (permalink)
    I got a GTX 590 and I can run it on full settings and 1080p with 3D, so I also suggest just getting another GTX 580 if your board can do SLI.



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    Re:Maxing out Crysis 3 at 1920x1080 2013/08/14 08:42:05 (permalink)
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    I am looking to swap out the GPU with 760GTX SLI (would this give me 2-3 years of maxed out gaming?)
    Put it this way, had you purchased a pair of GTX460 years ago, can it play Crysis 3 at 1080p max details?  Sure, but the frame rates will be lower as they are equivalent of a single GTX660 since SLI isn't a 100% double:
     
       
     
    It is an entirely unrealistic expectation to hope for the best gaming experiences but not invest towards the best hardware to make it so; other people aren't spending more for the same goal because they like to waste money, it has purpose.  Therefore, whether a pair of GTX760 achieves your preferences years from now depends on your tolerances of what will be low frame rates in the future, unless you plan ahead via deliberate overkill now.  
     
    That is my advice: Think ahead of now; not as if Crysis 3 will forever be the most intensive game you ever purchase.  What if you upgrade to a cheaper higher resolution in that time with the upcoming games that use more resources because time doesn't stop?  Then I guess there was a point to planning ahead with more Vram back in 2013, wasn't there?
     
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    Unfortunately i have no experience with OC and as i don't have water cooling i don't think i can.....the main think is i don't know how and i would more than likely blow myself up.

    1. With respect, why did you pay extra for an unlocked "K" processor and a Z-chipset meant for that purpose?  It isn't like Intel bins them for a different quality that the rest, they just know there is demand for unlocked processors and that's all they do; nothing special.  You're paying as much as $50 extra for no gains off of a regular i7-2600 or getting an H67 chipset board.  But now that you have the hardware, you might as well do something before you upgrade the whole system again.
    2. The actual manual overclocking is very simple to go into the BIOS and make small changes at a time.  The hassle comes from having to stress test it and tweak for what could be hours or days if you're totally new to it, because it isn't guaranteed, everything is 'luck of the draw'.   Many of us make it look easy because it is a hobby no different than people who tweak their automobiles for more horsepower; but of course, not everyone does that.
    3. If you'd like to read through an overclocking guide for your motherboard and CPU (you don't have to do anything yet), click this link and scroll about midway to the overclocking section.  Yes, it is a lot of reading, that way you don't blow yourself up.
    post edited by lehpron - 2013/08/14 08:50:22

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