Th3_James's forum posts

#1 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

Time to fix my wifi situation. Have terrible signal throughout my house. Gonna buy about 3-4 repeaters.

#2 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

STEAM STREAMING TO IT.......I CAN PLAY MY PC GAMES IN THE BATHROOM OR MY KITCHEN NOW. HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

#3 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

My advice. Don't cheap out and regret purchasing inadequate parts later. Having a limited upgrade path could result in you spending more down the road when you realize you want something more out of your pc. Save up, spend the money, sit back and enjoy great gaming for years to come

#4 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

@Amafi said:

@Th3_James said:

You are going to need more than a 570.

If you want to game at that resolution with modern games at high settings with a great framerate I would say go sli 680 or crossfire 7970.

I have 2 2560x1600 monitors so I know how demanding that resolution can be. Also, it will eat VRAM, get 3gb or more. Keep in mind if you put 2 680s with 2gb vram in sli you will only get to use 2gb of vram, not 4. same works for AMD cards in crossfire.

2560x1440 runs fine on a single 570 here. Of course, my definition of "fine" might differ from yours. I'm not running sleeping dogs with everything turned to max and 16x msaa or anything. But it looks good and runs smooth.

I don't use anything over 2xAA when gaming at 2560x1600. Really depends on the game though. I'm just saying, if you are going to buy a card might aswell buy the best one you can at the time. There are various games that do require a 680 or 7970 to run 60+ at high resolutions.

#5 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

@warxsnake said:

@Th3_James: Aight thanks! I'll do some tests once I get the monitor and yeah most likely will have to get the card I linked.

You will be blown away by how crisp everything is at that resolution. You will no longer need to use AA due to the sheer number of pixels, and if you see something small that annoys you 2x will remove any trace of jaggies.

#6 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

@warxsnake said:

@Th3_James said:

You are going to need more than a 570.

If you want to game at that resolution with modern games at high settings with a great framerate I would say go sli 680 or crossfire 7970.

I have 2 2560x1600 monitors so I know how demanding that resolution can be. Also, it will eat VRAM, get 3gb or more. Keep in mind if you put 2 680s with 2gb vram in sli you will only get to use 2gb of vram, not 4. same works for AMD cards in crossfire.

If I was going to buy a card, I'd prefer single card solutions, like a single 680 with 4GBvram. Because anyway, increased resolution mostly benefits from more vram, more cores will do ~nothing for it. I want to avoid the hassle of sli/crossfire as the power consumption/performance ratio is less than ideal. I don't know if nvidia/amd still have trouble with new games and dual gpu support but yeah, I don't want to deal with that. But thanks for the feedback about the 570, I'll test it out once I get the new monitor and yeah, might need to replace it :S

I haven't had any trouble with my crossfire setup, in most cases I see almost 100% scaling. Depends on the game though. If you aren't going with a dual gpu setup I would reccomend a 680 4gb edition or a 7970.

#7 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

I have a massive backlog that I will probably never get through. Life is just too busy for me to game as much as I have in the past. If I had a whole year to do nothing with I would spend it just catching up on games and other shit. Damn that would be nice.

#8 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

You are going to need more than a 570.

If you want to game at that resolution with modern games at high settings with a great framerate I would say go sli 680 or crossfire 7970.

I have 2 2560x1600 monitors so I know how demanding that resolution can be. Also, it will eat VRAM, get 3gb or more. Keep in mind if you put 2 680s with 2gb vram in sli you will only get to use 2gb of vram, not 4. same works for AMD cards in crossfire.

#9 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

Get a cosmos II

#10 Posted by Th3_James (2575 posts) -

I'd love a third arm. 4 arms would be perfect though.