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3 years ago#1
I just built my first PC and I'm 100% satisfied with the quality of gaming I'm getting so far. I don't really play any of the highest system requirement games but in games like BF3 and Skyrim I get great results on the highest settings... that said I didn't really buy the best equiptment available and I'm wonder what the weakest part of my system is so I can start saving for an upgrade.

Specs:

i5 4670k
MSI Twin Frozr GTX 770 2GB
MSI Z87 G45 Mobo
PC Power and Cooling 700W 80 Gold PSU
120GB Intel Cherryville SSD
2TB Seagate HDD
Corsair H100i Liquid Cooler
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance RAM
CM Storm Scout 2 Case
3 years ago#2
Solid build, nothing wrong with it at all.
i5-3570K| MAXIMUS V GENE| ASUS DCUII 670| CORSAIR XMS3 8GB| CORSAIR 350D| INTEL 520 180GB| CORSAIR H110i| CORSAIR AX750
3 years ago#3
If you only have a 1080p monitor, that might be the next thing to upgrade. Keep in mind that you'll need a beefier GPU to drive it as well.
Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p
Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64
3 years ago#4
Nicodimus posted...
If you only have a 1080p monitor, that might be the next thing to upgrade. Keep in mind that you'll need a beefier GPU to drive it as well.


It's an Asus 1080p 2ms, IIRC...

I only got it because of the budget I was on. I literally had nothing, no monitor, no mouse, no keyboard. I was trying to stay under $2500 while still getting a PC that could be easily upgradable for next gen and higher resolution.

Should I SLI the 770 or just get a single card that's better than my current one? 2GB video memory doesn't seem like it will be enough for the new games coming out and higher resolution.
3 years ago#5
You're right. If you go to 1440p, 1600p, or 2160P (aka 4K) 2GB of VRAM will not be enough for new games. Putting 2 of the card you have in SLI will not give you more VRAM, so your choice would be selling it and getting either a more powerful single card or doing something like two 760 4GB or two 770 4GB in SLI. Or, you can just wait around to see what the next line of cards will look like.

BTW, please don't feel that I was picking on your monitor, I was just making a suggestion since the build itself seemed strong otherwise. Most people are still on 1080p, but having made the switch recently I'm a big fan of 1440p.
Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p
Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64
3 years ago#6
I just built my 1st PC around when the 780 came out. Went with a Asus 1440p to go with the 780 and damn. That's all I can say. 1440p is such a step up from 1080.
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3 years ago#7
Nicodimus posted...
If you only have a 1080p monitor, that might be the next thing to upgrade. Keep in mind that you'll need a beefier GPU to drive it as well.


A monitor upgrade higher than 1080p? AS IN...... This bad boy? Asus PB278Q.
http://www.youtube.com/user/PCGamingMasterRace87/videos
3 years ago#8
Solid indeed. Those are some decent choices that provide a lot of bang for buck. Have fun with your new build!
I5 3570 | GTX 760 | FILCO Majestouch 2 tenkeyless | Zowie FK | Asus Xonar DGX | Kingston 120 GB SSD | Sennheiser HD 518 | Samsung S24A350H
3 years ago#9
EpicKingdom_ posted...
Nicodimus posted...
If you only have a 1080p monitor, that might be the next thing to upgrade. Keep in mind that you'll need a beefier GPU to drive it as well.


A monitor upgrade higher than 1080p? AS IN...... This bad boy? Asus PB278Q.


That's what I have. Love it.
Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p
Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64
3 years ago#10
Nicodimus posted...
EpicKingdom_ posted...
Nicodimus posted...
If you only have a 1080p monitor, that might be the next thing to upgrade. Keep in mind that you'll need a beefier GPU to drive it as well.


A monitor upgrade higher than 1080p? AS IN...... This bad boy? Asus PB278Q.


That's what I have. Love it.


Good to hear because that's what I want. I'm looking to ditch my current dual setup for 1440p. Will definitely need the GPU upgrade along with it.
http://www.youtube.com/user/PCGamingMasterRace87/videos
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