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Yes, you did a good job! 2 14.29%
This is a decent build but the price is average for the system specs. 10 71.43%
This is an awful build and you sir should go live under an abandoned nuclear waste facility!!! 2 14.29%
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Old October 9, 2011, 09:01 AM
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Very nice build but I would definitely get a better video card. That will probably be able to run SC2 on ultra but I don't think it will Skyrim or BF3 especially at a resolution higher then 1920x1080.
560 ti can run bf3 on ultra setting, search it on youtube if you dont believe me.
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Old October 9, 2011, 11:41 AM
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560 ti can run bf3 on ultra setting, search it on youtube if you dont believe me.
Isn't the beta toned down at this point in time? I'm not saying the 560 Ti can't handle it I'm just wondering if it will still perform quite as well if they have indeed dumbed it down for beta...
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Old October 9, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Isn't the beta toned down at this point in time? I'm not saying the 560 Ti can't handle it I'm just wondering if it will still perform quite as well if they have indeed dumbed it down for beta...
Usually beta is less omptimized so performance will be about the same once the full version comes out (although I would go for more than the 560ti on the budget of this computer anyways). Also I would not go with coolmax stich with XFX, Seasonic, Corsair, Antec or Silverstone.
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Old October 9, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Alright thanks, while on the subject of the budget... do you think this set up needs the liquid cooler or would I be just fine (and safe) without one? FYI I normally turn my comp off when I go to work (8-12 hour shifts) and when I sleep.
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Old October 9, 2011, 02:45 PM
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What are your opinions on Coolmax?

I found this PSU for $50 cheaper than the one in my build and it has more power to boot...
Newegg.com - COOLMAX CUG-950B 950W ATX12V v2.3 EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified / CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC and Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power Supply

For that Brand I could not say, maybe other members might.
But I would stick with Brands that have a good rep. Like Corsair, Cooler Master, Thermaltake.
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Old October 9, 2011, 03:17 PM
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You would be better off without using a liquid cooler, something such as the noctua NH-D14 actually outperforms self-conatined liquid coolers. I run on the stock cooler almost 24/7 and never overheat.

Also stay away from thermaltake and coolermaster PSU's they are largely hit or miss, and if you miss you can fry all your components in your PC.
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Old October 9, 2011, 03:25 PM
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Why do you say that? According to some benchmarks I have looked at it scores very well compared to the higher cards and seems to be the newest "best price per performance" graphics card atm... would you really say the extra $100-$250 for the 570 would be that worth it?
Well I'm sure it will run it on ultra but at what fps I don't know, and if it will be an enjoyable experience I don't know. Personally I think a 2nd 560ti would be better then a 570 or 580.
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Old October 9, 2011, 03:27 PM
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Well I'm sure it will run it on ultra but at what fps I don't know, and if it will be an enjoyable experience I don't know. Personally I think a 2nd 560ti would be better then a 570 or 580.
SLI/Crossfire can be tricky though, microstuttering and just lack of support can make your life tough. I know people who have sold their second card because it wasn't worth their time to mess around with it anymore.
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560 ti can run bf3 on ultra setting, search it on youtube if you dont believe me.
I hear in bigger maps you can have dips that lower FPS to unplayable rates at ultra.
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Old October 9, 2011, 03:31 PM
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560 ti can run bf3 on ultra setting, search it on youtube if you dont believe me.
Check this article out.

Battlefield 3 will need monster rig to run on ultra settings | PC Gamer
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