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2 years ago#1
Alright, I did purchase a super alienware. I think it is a bit overkill and pricey, so I canceled it and am thinking of something better on a budget.

For 1400(I know you can build it cheaper)

It comes with an i7-4770 processor.
8 gigs DDR ram
And I want to get the 670 as opposed to the really expensive 690.

For 1080 gaming, can I generally expect to be able to run full AA? How future proof do you think this pc will be?
2 years ago#2
Should I upgrade to windows 8 for free? I have heard nothing but bad about it.
2 years ago#3
Don't get a 670 now. Get a 770 or 780. Also, you might want the i7 4770k if you want to overclock or might want to in the future. Otherwise, the normal 4770 is fine.
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2 years ago#4
Yeah definitely get a 770 or 780 if you can.
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2 years ago#5
_Marka_Ragnos_ posted...
Yeah definitely get a 770 or 780 if you can.


Under the alienware 51, the only options are 660 and 670.

Do you think the 770 will make much of a difference? I keep bringing up Crysis 3 because it is a technical benchmark, and I actually love the game despite everyone else feeling it is an inferior FPS.

I imagine I will not get any form of AA on it if I want to run on 1080p.
2 years ago#6
You're overestimating how demanding Crysis 3 is... just set AA to 2x and it'll run fine. Typically you won't notice a difference between 2x and higher levels of AA at that resolution.
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2 years ago#7
Shub posted...
You're overestimating how demanding Crysis 3 is... just set AA to 2x and it'll run fine. Typically you won't notice a difference between 2x and higher levels of AA at that resolution.


So with the specs I named, I don't really need anything else? I am on other messageboards where people are talking about using two 670s. I wonder what the need for that is.

If a 670 can run Crysis 3 at 1080p with 2AA.. that sounds amazing. Considering we are talking about very high settings.
2 years ago#8
Windows 8.1 has fixed a lot of the original gripes about 8, ie. the Start Menu
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2 years ago#9
Windows 8 is awesome. Nothing wrong with it to be honest.
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2 years ago#10
I'm about to order it now. So the 6700 is still a good card for running say, Crysis 3 and even the new Painkiller?

Or Diablo 3..

I would like to use AA and high settings for games. I know there are some games like Dead Space 3 that do not look much different on pc.
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