bf3, diablo 3 and skyrim build
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October 26, 2011, 02:41 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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I think your configuration is just fine, for BF3. I am very nervous about Skyrim not having initial good crossfire support.
What I would do is buy 2x6950 by asus, the direct cu2 unit (either 1 gig or 2 gig depending on how many monitors you plan to use) and then flash the bioses (bioses or biosi?). I like doing this on the ASUS card because the direct cu2 card has decent (but loud) cooling. This will give you the performance of 2x6970 for the price of ~ 600 cdn.
I'll be the first to admit i'm and AMD fanboy, but i'll also say that i'm really upset about crossfire support for earlier games, but I am hopeful that crossfire support will be as robust as SLI in this upcoming offering from the game gods (MW3, BF3, skyrim all at once!).
Now, about the keyboard, I actually am the proud owner of a Razer black widow ultimate, and I love it to death. I believe it has the cherry BLUE switches, and I have never used a better gaming keyboard. It only has 6 key anti ghosting but i haven't needed to use more than 6 keyboard keys at once..... yet!
Also, razer is offering a BF3 special edition black widow ultimate keyboard, and a special edition of the imperator mouse! I'd really reccommend the imperator for bf3, except for one facet of it: it does not have a "snipe" button. I set up the 2 buttons just under the mousewheel to select 5400 dpi (new imperator is 6400 i believe) and 800dpi, but i think a button that lowers the dpi to a set rate only when it is depressed is much much much much better for those stupidly long shots.
Anyways, hope my rant helps! I have a couple friends in the same boat atm lookin to buy almost the same hardware.
My System Specs
4770K @ 4.6 GHz Cooled with stock H60
2x4gig 1333 cas 9 Ripjaws
TriFire 3x Unlocked Sapphire Toxic 6950 2 gig Stock clocks 880/1300
256GB Intel 530 SSD 1TB WD Caviar Black
Corsair 500R with custom fan config
ASUS 24x DVD±R/RW OEM
Samsung 27'' 1080p
win8.1 64 bit home/Win7 64bit professional/Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit
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