So i just build myself a $1500 gaming rig.

#1 Edited by Questionable (619 posts) -

What games do you guys suggest i should start off with to test it out?

My list of games

#2 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1545 posts) -

if you want to push it ... Metro or Witcher ... or Battlefield 3

#3 Edited by beeftothetaco (420 posts) -

Holy shit you have a lot of games. Just put them all on high?

EDIT: Also, how come you haven't even played 3/4 of them?

#4 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Hot dayumn, sounds like some powerful kind a rig you got there, son. That thing got a Hemi?

#5 Posted by believer258 (11637 posts) -

Metro 2033.

Gee, you have a lot of games...

#6 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1545 posts) -

@believer258: could be worse ... could me my list ... I have a problem :(

#7 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Fallout 3 and Skyrim with all the high end graphics mods are the best looking games IMO

Oh and BF3 64player conquest MAXED plus Sleeping Dogs is sharp.

#8 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

I want details! What'd you buy?

#9 Edited by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

Metro, Shogun 2 and Hard Reset are probably the most demanding games in your library. Say what you will about BulletStorm but it looks gorgeous with everything cranked up.

Oh and Witcher 2, duh. Ubersampling!

#10 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (1946 posts) -

Metro 2033, Witcher 2, and... I dunno, Bulletstorm?

Also, how in the hell did you spend ~20 hours on Puzzle Agent? I cannot fathom that.

#11 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -
#12 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

40+ hours on walking dead!

#13 Edited by Questionable (619 posts) -

@murisan said:

I want details! What'd you buy?

CPUIntel Core i5 3570K
CPU CoolerScythe Mugen 3 PC Games Hardware Edition
MainboardGIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
Memory8GB Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Low Profile
SSD256GB Samsung 830 series
HDD2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
GPUGigabyte Radeon HD7950 WindForce 3
CasingFractal Design Define R4
Power suppyXFX ProSeries 750W XXX Edition
DVD burnerLG GH24NS90
MonitorDell Ultrasharp U2312HM

Also the videocard above has 3GB of DDR5 memory, how crazy is that? I bet it would abe a good choice for triple monitor setups if you're into that thing.

@beeftothetaco said:

how come you haven't even played 3/4 of them?

The last few years i have had very little gaming stamina often only booting up a game once before tiring of it. That and i find myself overly dependent on controller support for gaming lately.

@SirOptimusPrime said:

Also, how in the hell did you spend ~20 hours on Puzzle Agent? I cannot fathom that.

I am the type to leave games running in the background; most of that time may well be spent looking at the title menu or loading screen lol.

#14 Posted by jsnyder82 (726 posts) -

Built my rig a few months ago for around $1300. Sold my Xbox and happy with my decision.

I just bought a GTX 660ti 2GB card from Best Buy, where they mistakenly had it listed for $220. Turns out it was originally priced at $320, but the lady let me have it for that price anyway.

This card is fucking great.

#15 Posted by BeachThunder (11699 posts) -

As others have mentioned, Metro 2033; also, Hard Reset.

But, you haven't played Braid, I think you should play Braid.

#16 Posted by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -

@Questionable said:

CPUIntel Core i5 3570K
CPU CoolerScythe Mugen 3 PC Games Hardware Edition
MainboardGIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
Memory8GB Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Low Profile
SSD256GB Samsung 830 series
HDD2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
GPUGigabyte Radeon HD7950 WindForce 3
CasingFractal Design Define R4
Power suppyXFX ProSeries 750W XXX Edition
DVD burnerLG GH24NS90
MonitorDell Ultrasharp U2312HM

Did you build it or have a website build it for you?

Also did you already have that Dell Monitor? They're getting super cheap and I've been dying to get two. It's really sad, unless I'm on my HDTV my PC is stuck at 1600x900.... I'm not too proud of that....

#17 Posted by ripelivejam (3541 posts) -

Law of the West

#18 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Skyrim

#19 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1386 posts) -

Thank goodness you got a normal looking case!

#20 Edited by Questionable (619 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

Did you build it or have a website build it for you?

Also did you already have that Dell Monitor? They're getting super cheap and I've been dying to get two. It's really sad, unless I'm on my HDTV my PC is stuck at 1600x900.... I'm not too proud of that....

I bought the Dell monitor just yesterday, should arrive today or the day after. Every review i read spoke highly of it as if it was supposedly competing with models twice its price range. I just picked what was in the below mentioned guide for a monitor as personally i have no real preference for any brand or model, just figured it was time to get rid of the old 19" 16:9 iiiyama i use now

I went with the "Best Buy Guide" wich is a monthly community picked guide for delivering you the best possible price/performance for a multiple of budgets. I am not one to second guess the hobyistst and hardware fanatics so i used that for refference. I ended up with the deluxe version of the mainboard because you can never have enough ports and for the GPU they recommended a factory OC'ed one but instead i went for the one with the best cooling so i can get better numbers if i ever decide to manually OC the thing.

#21 Edited by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

@Doctorchimp: Looks like it is built out of a newegg order, I'm pretty sure a boutique PC maker would not bother to list the brand of DVD drive. Edit: And the OP resounded with a clarification so this part is irrelevant.

You could probably grab a decent 23" 1080p for ~130. If you are going for a dual setup make sure you check both HP and Dell, as both have 2-3 monitors + nice stand deals that get rather dramatic sales (black friday is soon.....).

#22 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

The original Heroes of Might and Magic V has one of the best title screens, perfect for leaving on in the background.

#23 Posted by Questionable (619 posts) -

The PSU arrived today so I was finally able to power on for the first time. All the fans are crazy quiet so much that I thought I'd messed up somewhere

And that's with a open case.

#24 Posted by granderojo (1778 posts) -

I payed 1400$ two years ago and had better internal components. How much did that monitor set you back?

I would suggest GTA IV with the new iCEnhancer 2.0

#25 Posted by Wesker411 (75 posts) -

TIE FIGHTER!!!!

#26 Posted by Hunkulese (2645 posts) -

Metro 2033 isn't the best example. Sure it requires a pretty good computer to max everything but it's more due to shoddy programming. Even if you can run it with everything maxed it doesn't look spectacular. There have only been 3 games that have truly wowed me with the visual presentation and they were The Witcher 2, Battlefield 3 and Trine 2 in 3D.

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