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Can you be more specific as to what progs? Fallout3 is my favorites

Anygame with Flash or directX might crash. From what I can tell. Using MSI afterburn instead of Persision fixed it:)
The sad part is it was random:(
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MSI 560TI OC TFIII 448 core. Runs 250-275 after rebate, runs super cool, and overclocks extremely well. Most people match 570 performance no problem and start nipping at a 580's stock performance. It tends to be one of the best bang for your buck. It also has 1.28 gb of vram.
Here is the link to it on newegg. It was on sale a few days ago and will go back I am sure plus it comes with a free copy of Batman Arkham City. Watch open boxes and classifieds and you can get it even cheaper. I got lucky and got mine for 260 shipped with the copy of BAC brand new in the box.
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Thats probably the best PSU you can get imo. Glad i could of been a help smile.gif
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^ Can't say I wouldn't agree with that.
A better CPU probably wouldn't be too big a factor, but GPU definitely would.
Maybe Sabartuth intends to have a large RAM drive or something.
Not sure what else I'd do with 32GB...
I thought GTX 560 Ti could max BF3...?
Maybe with a good OC...?
... or perhaps that would just be the 448 core edition..
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I have 2 in SLI and overclocked as much as they can possibly be and a majority of the time I get 60 fps with ultra graphics (Vsync on) but it does dip down to 45 at times if the entire city has been reduced to ruble in certain maps. That is on my 22 inch monitor, on my 42 inch TV the Vram becomes an issue and I get the same fps (slightly more sometimes) but it stutters anytime the fps drops below 50. The GTX 560 TI's are great video cards and can run nearly anything at full capacity but I would suggest getting the 2GB version of the cards because 1GB holds the card back from its full potential.
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750 watts is way more then your system will ever use. With everything OC'd I gurantee you that system will not pull more then 500 watts. You could SLI 560s easily on a 750.

Drop the 32gb of RAM for sure. All it will do is limit your OC and you will never use all of it. If I were you I would drop that and the Phenom and get an i5/Z68 mobo. If your close to a Microcenter you can get an i5 for 180 plus 50 dollars off a mobo. Total investment would be around 250-300 for the two. If you drop your RAM down to 8 and get a smaller PSU you will not spend any more money. Trust me on this to an I5 will blow away that Phenom and overclock much higher.

Also i would reccomend a Crucial M4 as an SSD. It is the most reliable and only slighter slower then the much less reliable Sandforce based drives (OCZ/Kingston/etc).
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I have 2 in SLI and overclocked as much as they can possibly be and a majority of the time I get 60 fps with ultra graphics (Vsync on) but it does dip down to 45 at times if the entire city has been reduced to ruble in certain maps. That is on my 22 inch monitor, on my 42 inch TV the Vram becomes an issue and I get the same fps (slightly more sometimes) but it stutters anytime the fps drops below 50. The GTX 560 TI's are great video cards and can run nearly anything at full capacity but I would suggest getting the 2GB version of the cards because 1GB holds the card back from its full potential.

Yea, My 460 SLI can hold a pretty good FPS on full ultra (nothing turned down or off) for the most part @1080p, even when zoomed across the map. The only thing that keep slows down my cards is the stupid 1 gig of VRAM. They hold 60 most of the time though.
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Hello all!
I really like this site,it's full of useful information. I'm in the process of building me a gaming rig,after weeks of flip flopping from one GPU to the next (and losing some hair in the process.) I've decided on the EVGA 560 TI SC. So I want to know,when is there a need to overclock,and is the difference noticeable? If monitors have a cap of 60hz,why shoot for higher if it will make no determinable difference. I only ask this because the info will further help me in my decision before I buy a card, and I see and read about it so much on the various forums and videos I've watched. None as best as I can recall have said anything along the lines of the question I've asked.
My system will have:
Sabertooth 990FX MB
Amd Phenom ii x4 processor 980 BE
32GB of RAM-Corsair Vengeance 1333MHZ
Seagate Barracuda 750GB,7200rpm HD
Antec H2O 620 cooler
Cooler Master 690 Advance case(Nvidia addition)
Evga 560 TI SC GPU
SSD----undecided,but I will be getting one.
PSU....undecided,but it will be between 800w &1000w
Please share your opinions,comments, and suggestions on anything you see fit.


32gb if RAM is highly unneccessary for a gaming rig. 8gb of RAM max.

 

Less money on RAM, more money on CPU/GPU, or a good Air Cooler for overclocking the CPU (I'm not a fan of sealed water coolers).

 

On the note of CPU's you can buy better, but that Phenom II will be more than enough overclocked if you can get it significantly cheaper than an i5 2500k.

 

I also doubt a 1000w PSU would even be neccessary.

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Drop the 32gb of RAM for sure. All it will do is limit your OC and you will never use all of it.
Lets say if later I wanted to make a RAM drive, will I still be limiting myself since the extra RAM is being used as a drive?
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If I were you I would drop that and the Phenom and get an i5/Z68 mobo. If your close to a Microcenter you can get an i5 for 180 plus 50 dollars off a mobo. Total investment would be around 250-300 for the two.

I already have my mobo,so I'm stuck with the 990fx chipset.
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If you drop your RAM down to 8 and get a smaller PSU you will not spend any more money. Trust me on this to an I5 will blow away that Phenom and overclock much higher.
Also i would reccomend a Crucial M4 as an SSD. It is the most reliable and only slighter slower then the much less reliable Sandforce based drives (OCZ/Kingston/etc).

I've already decided on less RAM, and I've read where Crucial is a good brand. What I want to do is run my games off it because of the speeds if that is possible.
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a 990FX with a 980BE seems like a waste to me.

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didnt see u already had the mobo.
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I'm not sure why people keep on saying that having a large amount of RAM decreases OCP with my new RAM I can now hit all the way up to 4.5GHz (as far as I've tested) compared to my old 4.1GHz max. Before I had 6GBs of Corsair XMS3.

For a GPU my EVGA GTX 570 maxes out ever game I throw at it at 1200p with many mods.

For a CPU I would get a second gen i5 Get at least a 6 core with that mobo and maybe cut down on the RAM a bit. I've been running multiple VMs and servers and have yet to hit 11GBs for more than a second or two.

And back on topic. The only time that I really ever see fit to OC is when you hit around 40 FPS or lower.
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