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Quad core cpu overclocked 4.2ghz,2 gtx 480 in sli,8 gb ram@1600 hz ram,consoles suck compared to this rig


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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2011 7:50:35 PM PDT
I do too. Which is exactly why I specifically said that if it won't, I'll just get the PS3 version and not be able to run mods on it. What's your point?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2011 7:58:22 PM PDT
Contrabardus says:
Did you go Stereoscopic? The GTX 480 supports it with Nvidia 3D Vision. An SLI config should handle just about any game in 3D. I wouldn't try it with Crysis if you're getting slowdown without it, but just about anything else should run smoothly. 3D is a resource hog, as it has to create two separate images. PhysX also provides some neat effects in some games.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a great game to play and show of Nvidia systems. It uses PhysX and supports 3D vision as well.

My ATI setup does Stereoscopic, and it's awesome. PC is the only place it's actually worth the money to invest in a 3D setup right now. Some games work better than others, but Oblivion, Fallout 3 + NV, Dead Space 1 + 2, Ghostbusters, and Borderlands are quite a sight to behold in stereoscopic.

My advice to you with your heat problems is to buy after market fans. The PC will run quieter if it's cooled properly. A couple of decent fans can make a real difference.

Also, don't overclock unless you need to. It's hard on a system even at 'safe' levels. Sort of like turbocharging a car, it runs great, but wear and tear happens a lot faster. There's no real advantage to going over 3.4ghz on a multi-core system right now with most games.

It might help a little bit with Crysis, but is the extra little push worth the wear and tear on your system? I'm not so sure it's really worth it to run OCed.

The only time I've ever actually needed to OC is when I was running modded games that pushed the specs of a game beyond normal limits. Graphics improvements and things of that sort that add a lot of extra processes to games.

If you think it helps you run Crysis I would say keep doing it. However, I would also suggest turning things back down when you think you're done playing it for a while. Most games don't need it, and some are sensitive to OCing and won't run properly on an OCed system. Oblivion is particularly sensitive to overclocking for example.

I usually only OC for a short time when I do it, and turn things back down to normal levels otherwise. It's kind of a pain, but it can really help your hardware last longer. There's really no advantage to having the PC overclocked for normal operation or for running the majority of games.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2011 8:03:51 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 24, 2011 8:04:31 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2011 8:13:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2011 8:17:09 PM PDT
Contrabardus says:
It's just a ballpark figure, but Skyrim's minimum requirements will probably be something like this:
OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Athion X2 2.0 GHz
RAM: 3 GB
HDD: 15 GB
Graphics: 512 MB card
Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
DirectX: Version 9.0c

Note that these are projected specs, no official announcement has been made. It's an educated guess though, and probably really close to the actual requirements.

So, if your system meets or exceeds these figures it may be worth it to keep an eye on Skyrim for the PC. Even taking a graphical hit, the mods may make it worth buying for the PC. Especially if you consider the sort of Modding community Bethesda has. It's huge, and they do lots of really great work. There are tons of mods, and Bethesda has said they're keeping a lot of the old file system to make it easier for modders to work with the new game.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 8:16:37 PM PDT
The only argument anyone can make about PC being better is the option of torrenting new games for free HAHAHA FU consoles

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 8:29:31 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 24, 2011 9:07:20 PM PDT
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Contrabardus says:
Well some games are 'optimized for' or 'support' stereoscopic 3d, but any game that runs on DirectX9 or above will run in full stereoscopic 3d. Optimized games usually have preset settings and 3d options in the in game menus.

The only games I own that don't work with stereoscopic are Doom 3 and Decent 1-3. They use OpenGl, which is ID software's proprietary software. Rage will likely not be stereoscopic compatible, but that's pretty much the only game I know of being released this year or anytime in the near future that won't.

DirectX is pretty much the standard these days. Everyone uses it, and 9 is the lowest version new games will use. So, to answer what games work with stereoscopic 3D on PC, pretty much all of them work with very few exceptions.

Note that I'm referring to newer titles. Older games running Dx8 may or may not work. You'd have to go back several years to find a game that runs on Dx8 though. As far as I know, nothing released after 2003 runs on Dx8. Anything released after 2004 is Dx9 for sure.

I don't have 3D vision, I have AMD's 3D. Even if 3D vision doesn't support a Dx9 game, IZ3D or Tridef do for sure. Note you'll still need 3D vision for the hardware to use either of these programs. Both are 3rd party 3D drivers, and both work with any Dx9 or above game, which is pretty much any video game released in the last seven years and any game that will be released in the future.

I think Rage is the last game that might not support 3D from ID and OpenGl as well. Their newest driver incorporates quad-buffering and supports stereoscopic 3D, though the company has said that Rage will not support it despite this.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 9:14:15 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2011 9:24:23 PM PDT
Modern Bear says:
Yeah, he's better at trolling than you are. Maybe you should get some pointers from him.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 3:42:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2011 3:43:39 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
Yeah, but did you build it for $500?

New troll... Pretty good one, too by the looks of it. Is he a new troll, or just Sammich again? I'll be disappointed if he's just sammich.

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 4:13:27 AM PDT
Really? A PC vs Console debate? What year is it? What's next? A RUN DMC vs Beastie Boys debate?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 4:37:54 AM PDT
A built a supercomputer for $458. It's so good that NASA copied my design.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 4:39:54 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
Did you copy your Secretary into the computer?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 4:40:39 AM PDT
Of course.

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 4:48:57 AM PDT
Come on OP .. just type what you really want ...

"I just spent like 45k on this PC .. please be jealous of it so that I can validate the retarded cost of this thing that plays the same games that the console guys can play"

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 4:54:35 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
Sexy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 5:04:17 AM PDT
Run DMC!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 8:14:23 AM PDT
Thanks - I think the only thing I'm coming up short at is graphics card. Mine's only 256. It's not integrated, so at least it'd be cheap (<$50, it looks like) to swap out.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 8:15:24 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
That's always a good thing. I love cheap computer upgrades. I think my graphics card is getting to the point in age where I could actually go out and buy a second one for a small fee and have them linked together in SLI.

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 8:27:45 AM PDT
Mel says:
This should get you going better than consoles for $60 after rebate
Sapphire 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 PCI-Express Video Graphics Card

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 8:37:41 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 25, 2011 8:44:58 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
Uhoh, did I just hear a zipper opening? I think someone just started a pissing contest.

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 8:50:43 AM PDT
I did. Still not here yet though. My monitor is 24" full 1080p as well as the web cam and the Logitech speakers are THX certified 5.1. Maybe when the waranty is up I'll consider overclocking.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2011 10:20:06 AM PDT
A lot of games still require 256 MB, but yeah, If you can upgrade to a 512. May not be able to max everything out, but 512 MB cards will probably meet at least minimum requirements on most games for at least another year.
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