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Long time console guy, fed up with Xbox One and PS4 performance for price...

#1rizzerPosted 3/12/2014 9:10:28 AM
Long time console guy, fed up with Xbox One and PS4 performance for price (I didn't just wait 8 years for those mediocre machines did I?) Anyways, I wanted to see what you guys thought of my current rig PLUS me buying a new video card and what I might expect performance wise vs the Xbox One/PS4.. so here is my current rig as seen from WEI...

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz - 7.5
Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB - 7.5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 - 7.1
Gaming graphics 4096 MB Total available graphics memory - 7.1
Primary hard disk 340GB Free (501GB Total) - 6.2

Can I get away with just upgrading the video card? to achieve, 1080p60fps with no jaggies (in most games), is that too much to ask for? Apparently it is for Sony and MS... Master Race, what say you? :)

thx,
rizzer
#2triple sPosted 3/12/2014 9:12:53 AM
Your processor should be fine in most cases. I would go for a GTX 770 if you want to shoot for 1080p/60fps in most of your games. It doesn't max EVERYTHING, but it will max 99.9% games out.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 3/12/2014 9:13:34 AM
Need to know your power supply.
Without knowing that, only card I can recommend is the nvidia 750ti.
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#4r0ge00Posted 3/12/2014 9:13:58 AM
Expecting anything remotely impressive from launch titles is asking to be disappointed. That being said, you could upgrade your GPU to a 760 or 770 and play most games very well. This is assuming your PSU is up to the task. You should be able to replace that if necessary though.

As a side note, it's sad that the even made a 4GB 640.
#5foodeater4Posted 3/12/2014 9:16:35 AM
The only issues I see is your video card and hard drive. You can easily update the video card, even a lowly 750ti will give you better performance then consoles, but you wont max ultra everything. at 60fps at 1080p, but you will blow consoles away still.

If your power supply can handle it you can think about jumping up a Gtx 760. This card will max most current games, but a few of the bigger ones like Battlefield 4 it cannot max it fully on ultra at 60fps.

Your HD is pretty small, only 500GB, obviously you can work around that a bit but its nice having extra room. Games are getting big. I have a 1 TB myself and I feel its a bit small, I only have like 8-10 games installed and its amost half used up.

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#6foodeater4Posted 3/12/2014 9:17:52 AM
r0ge00 posted...
Expecting anything remotely impressive from launch titles is asking to be disappointed.



This is true, but on console you will never escape the higher price for games.
#7farigontiPosted 3/12/2014 9:20:09 AM
Yeah you could get away with upgrading the gpu only. I don't think you'll get any bottleneck unless you run SLI. Take note of the comments above regarding psu however.
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#8r0ge00Posted 3/12/2014 9:21:24 AM
foodeater4 posted...
This is true, but on console you will never escape the higher price for games.


The price difference isn't that great, assuming you're waiting for sales on console games too. As digital distribution picks up, the price difference is going to disappear all together. Amazon already has a storefront for Playstation digital content (PS3, PS4, Vita).
#9rizzer(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 9:24:33 AM
Motherboard is Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
12gb total, DDR3-1066 triple channel, max memory bus bandwidth 25.31gbs

power supply, hmmm, I have a feeling when I built this machine in 2010 that it's fairly low power, like 550watts, at the time I was not building a gaming rig but a video editing rig

So is my ram gonna kill me in games? the whole xbox ddr3 vs ps4 ddr 5 I know is a hot topic
#10rizzer(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 9:27:16 AM
oh my hdds, I am running 4 500gb hdds in raid 0 for the performance boost (my windows partition is 500gb that is why it reported that) I actually have 4tbs total between 5 drives