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By yello88
Mar 11, 2010
  1. I have recently made myself a computer which I hope will remain a top of the line computer for some time. I am looking for something to put on it, (maybe a game?) that uses almost all of the computers power. What would be the best game out there today that looks insanely beautiful? Maybe some flight simulator, anything to really show off what this girl can do. Ya know?
     
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Try running Crysis at an abominably high res with all settings maxed out (including AA / AF). That should do for good show off. :)
     
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    yes i can run Crysis at 1680x1050 res with all settings maxed out (without AA / AF) and still get 30+ FPS
     
  4. whitescar911

    whitescar911 TS Rookie

    Yes running crysis max settings will show what your machine can do, if u can get and average of 40-50fps thats sweet. I am also trying to build a PC of my at some point what did u use to build yours?
     
  5. yello88

    yello88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I wish I had a HD monitor for that :( I seem to be able to run anything I can throw at my computer, but it doesn't seem to be, well, pretty. Running the heaviest video still gets me impressively high FPS, but at really low rez. I guess I might have to put that on hold till my monitor arrives.
     
  6. whitescar911

    whitescar911 TS Rookie

    rig specs?
     
  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    whitescar911 look here at yello88's post -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Where it says System specs.
     
  9. whitescar911

    whitescar911 TS Rookie

    nothing happened just took me to the top of the page

    No wait clicked on profile i see it now
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Yes, that's where you will find system specifications but there is a shortcut. Look to the far right of my name where it gives my "location" and "member since." Click on "System specs" and you will see....well, System specs. :)
     
  11. whitescar911

    whitescar911 TS Rookie

    Yeah i did but nothing came up, maybe because im using a console brower.
     
  12. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Maybe you are right.
     
  13. yello88

    yello88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    @mailpup
    My computer has...
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
    Memory
    G.SKILL 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
    Video card
    EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3
    Hard Disk
    Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB SATA II
    Other drives
    5x Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB in RAID 5
    Case
    XCLIO A380COLOR Fully Black Full Tower case
    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
     
  14. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    I would totally love to have a system like that, but just FYI- you have spent your money on processing and disk power rather then a top of the line Video Card. Crysis is going to be severely limited by your Graphics card in any sort of decent resolution.

    If you are using this for video editing or other processor heavy task then you spent your money pretty well - but if you want to showcase the power of your computer you are better off timing a video encode or rendering. If you are primarily using your computer for Gaming then i would either purchase a ATI 5870 or 5970 if you can swing it. If you are out of money then i would sell the Raided HD's and buy one. Raid is totally overrated for gaming as it isn't going to help at all with Game FPS. It may reduce loading times, but that is about it for gaming.
     
  15. yello88

    yello88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, yea I made this machine for the sole purpose of video editing and high "rendering" processes. I got a card that seemed to be good for Dual Monitor set up more than 'om*g' video display. I runs smoothly and didn't give me any problems running 3DMark.
     
  16. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 526

    Then you are right on target. No need for top end video card in that case, and the 9800 is still a good card that can play any game on decent settings. It is better then my video card in any case ;-) - and i have similar usage as you.
     
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