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Initial post: Apr 9, 2012 8:59:20 AM PDT
I'm interested in knowing what your PC has under the hood. I find that when I play games on PC, it can get a little choppy at times and there is some tearing. I primarily only see this in FPS games.

On the contrary, whenever I play a console game on either Xbox360 or PS3, I usually don't see much of either problem. It's just an observation that had me playing consoles games for quite some time. Recently I've come back to playing some PC games again like Serious Sam 3 BFE, Duke Nukem Forever, Skyrim, and Rage. (I know, Skyrim really isn't FPS)

What components are you guys using in your PCs and how well do they seem to run FPS games?

Also, I'm trying to run my PC on my Samsung 40" LCD TV (1080p) and it just seems like the brightness goes WAY down when I switch to the HDMI input that the PC is using. My 27" LCD monitor is much brighter and you can see a lot more detail on it. I already tried turning the brightness up to 100 and it looks horrible then. Any suggestions for this?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 9:03:59 AM PDT
I game on a 40" samsung and I don't have any brightness issues using HDMI. Do you have an NVidia or AMD card and what processor do you have?

We can't really compare systems if the OP doesn't list his ;)

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 9:46:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2012 9:47:04 AM PDT
Sorry about that.

My specs are as follows:

Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo e6850 3GHz (stock speed)
AsRock P431600Twins
BFG GeForce 560 Ti 1GB
G.SKILL 4GB 1333 DDR2 RAM
Antec Signature 650W PSU

Samsung TV is a 120 Hz model that is set to game mode.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 9:55:10 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2012 9:56:06 AM PDT
Your core 2 duo might be your bottleneck. That P43 board seems to have decent transfer rates for your GPU, so I assume it's your CPU. It could also be the DDR2 RAM coupled with the older processor. Unfortunately, you'd need to overhaul your motherboard, processor, and RAM to upgrade. The other parts should still be compatible.

I use:
AMD x6 1090T OC'd to 3.9ghz
ASUS 890FX motherboard (not sure on part number)
8gb G.Skill DDR3 1600
XFX HD 6870 black edition
Corsair TX850 V2 PSU
Windows 7 x64 pro

When gaming on an HDTV, try using V-sync to limit it to 60 fps. Set it in-game or through your NVidia control panel and test the results.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 10:10:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2012 10:12:12 AM PDT
Thanks for the feedback. I figured I may just need to bite the bullet and invest in an overhaul. The CPU and mobo are about 5 years old. I'm hoping to maybe get another year out of them. Maybe I just need to start turning down settings.

I forgot to mention that the tearing and slowdowns happen on both the 27" monitor and the 40" TV...almost identically. Neither are severe at all, but just a bit annoying in knowing that the equipment I have in my PC is superior to the consoles, but I almost never see anything like that with my consoles.

The only problem I have with the TV is the lowered brightness and the somewhat grainy textures. I'm not sure if v-sync will really help those two things at all.

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 10:20:17 AM PDT
Win7 Ultimate
MSI® P67A-GD53 SLI/CrossFireX w/USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s
INTEL® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40GHz (3.80GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Unlocked, 8MB Cache w/HT
16GB Kingston HyperX Dual-Channel DDR3 (2X4G) - 1333MHz CL9
Operating System Hard Drive 1 : 128GB Crucial RealSSD C300 SATA 6.0Gb/s MLC SSD Ultra-Performance
Applicationss Drive: 1tb Seagate
ATI HD6990 (x2) CrossFire
750 PS

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 10:38:39 AM PDT
jokker12945 says:
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Intel DP67BG
Intel i7-2600k 5.20GHz (overclocked)
16GB Kingston Memory pushed to 1333mhz
128GB Intel SSD at 6GB/s
Ati 6990 and 6970 trifire

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 12:15:53 PM PDT
Windows 7 ultimate
intel 2500k stock performance
2 x 4 (8Gb) G skill sniper 1600
60GB SSD
500GB hard drive
Z68 v pro Asus Motherboard
560 Ti DS DDR5 1GB graphics card
Corsair 600T White version
Corsair 800W GS PSU

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2012 4:06:46 PM PDT
Coolermaster haf 922 mid tower Case
Win7 Home 64 bit edition
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core I7-2600k Quad core CPU
8 GB Corsair Vengeance Ram
Dual 500 GB Western Digital 6.0 GB/s hdd's
Thermaltake Spin-Q CPU fan
Nvidia GTX 590
Corsair 1200AX 1200W PSU (I know it's not needed for my current setup but I plan on doing Quad SLI in the near future)

I don't know about the brightness and grainy textures but V-sync will help a ton with screen tearing issues. It practically just eliminates screen tearing which is caused often by frames exceeding 60 per second.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2012 4:07:43 PM PDT
A 750W PSU is enough to handle two 6990's in crossfire? or did you mean to put 6970's?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 6:20:54 AM PDT
Is there any real benchmark on the advantages of using Trifire?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 6:24:31 AM PDT
Michael,
Are you planning on keeping most of the listed components for your system when you go Quad SLI?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 6:29:37 AM PDT
I had enough problems just with crossfire.... I can't imagine running three $650 cards.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 6:29:38 AM PDT
I'm thinking about changing out the mobo. I'm kicking myself in the ass for purchasing that one in the first place because it can't handle much OC'ing. Other than that, yes i'm keeping the rest.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 6:33:55 AM PDT
Oh, and when I get my new mobo i'll probably purchase a h100 to go with it. Overall though, i'm satisfied with my setup as is. The GTX 590 is a beast of a card :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 7:02:27 AM PDT
Is the H100 just for CPU cooling, or does that do GPU as well?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 7:05:17 AM PDT
Just the cpu.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2012 7:22:18 AM PDT
Are your dual 500GB hdd's setup as a raid, or just two separately functioning hdd's?

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 2:31:59 PM PDT
They're set up as raid 0.

Posted on Jun 1, 2012 7:24:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012 1:28:57 PM PDT
7 ultimate 64-bit | core i7 3770k @ 3.9ghz | asus sabertooth z77 | sapphire r hd7970 3gb dual-x oc | geil black dragon 32gb ddr3 @ 1.6ghz | ocz vertex 4 128gb ssd | tt lv. 10 gt lcs | tt toughpower xt gold 1475w | asus led 81" [27"x3] @ 5760x1080

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 7:27:59 AM PDT
Nice. Did you just put this together?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 7:33:55 AM PDT
over time. i went through a bad separation in may, dealt with a lot of crap, and decided i need to treat myself to something that will at least uplift me, for the time being.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 10:44:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012 10:04:59 AM PDT
Fred says:
I cannot get my Windows 7 Home Edition 84 bit to install my Fury 3, but I see my Fury 3 was written for Windows 95. Any suggestions?

Found my answer. I copied the entire Fury 3 for Windows 95 CD to a directory under "Programs". I used the name "Fury3"--not too original but I could find it easily. Next, I looked in this new Fury3 folder for "fury.exe" or "fury" that is described as an "application" in the "details" folder list. Highlight the "fury.exe" folder, right click on the folder, then you get the "Run as" drop down menu. There was "Windows 95" choice, so I selected that. Zazaam! Fury started up and played with the keyboard.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 11:44:29 PM PDT
Windows 7 64-bit Home
Asus Sabertooth 990FX Motherboard
Kingston HyperX Ram 16GB
Ati Radeon 5870 1GB
112 GB Solid State Drive
500GB Sata (x2)
1TB Sata
USB 3.0 AFT PRO-57U Flash Reader
Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner

Primarily used for Blu-Ray video rendering, as I no longer play PC games. This is due to hindering DRM implementation.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 11:57:18 PM PDT
Sudeley says:
Intel I7 2600k
G. Skill 16gb 1333mhz
nvidia 550ti 1gb
3tb sata 6.0 and 2tb sata 6.0
Cooler master chassis
LG Blu-Ray Burner
USB 3.0 pci-e card
card reader/usb 2.0 front panel
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