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What's the specs of your gaming rig?
01-29-2015, 04:31 PM
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What's the specs of your gaming rig?
Update to our computers below. I am not sure what I'm going to do with the AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE cpu/mobo as of yet...



My machine:
Intel i5 6500 quad core 3.2Ghz
nVidia GTX 1060 FTW ACX 3.0 6GB GDDR5 RAM
16GB Patriot Viper Extreme DDR4 2400 RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
60GB Sandisk SSD
128GB Crutial SSD
256GB Samsung SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb/s
3TB Samsung SATA 6.0Gb/s

Wife's machine:
AMD Phenom II X2 555 dual core 3.2Ghz
nVidia GTX 960 S-SC 4GB GDDR5 RAM (lol, its "super superclocked")
4GB DDR3 1066 RAM
Windows XP Media Center 2005
200GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb/s




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So let's talk gaming rigs (gaming computers). What do you have?

I've got two, one old and one new. Hah, I rhymed. Grin I wonder if I could benchmark the same game on both to see what the difference is. The old system was built in 2010 (minus video card) and the new system was built in 2013 (minus video card).

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Old:
AMD Phenom II X2 555 dual core 3.2Ghz
nVidia GTX 650 OC 2GB GDDR5
4GB DDR3 1066 RAM
Windows XP Media Center 2005
128GB Crucial SSD
200GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb/s


New:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 quad core 3.6Ghz
nVidia GTX 960 S-SC 4GB GDDR5 RAM (lol, its "super superclocked")
8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
60GB Sandisk SSD
256GB Samsung SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb/s
3TB Samsung SATA 6.0Gb/s
USB 3.0

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01-30-2015, 12:01 AM
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RE: What's the specs of your gaming rig?
Corrected the video card data after I put the SLI cards back in my gaming rig.

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01-30-2015, 05:27 PM (This post was last modified: 01-30-2015 05:27 PM by ctophil.)
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RE: What's the specs of your gaming rig?
Well, I wouldn't call my best PC a "gaming rig," since I don't game on the PC very often. I've played Path of Exile and Torchlight 2 at the highest settings, and both games look really good with no slowdown. I've played them on my laptop with much less specs, and those games are very choppy. Those games are overhead Action RPGs. So, they don't require as much processing power as say Skyrim.

Most of my other PC gaming sessions are old-school adventure games like King's Quest and Syberia. Therefore, I don't require a really powerful computer, even the original Pentium I (which I do have) will suffice on a majority of those games, since they are DOS-based.

Here are the specs of the best PC I have just for your information.

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: Gateway DX-4680
CPU: Intel Core i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz
GPU: Intel Graphics HD 2000
Memory: 8GB
Hard Drive: 1 TB
Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-74 w/Gnome GUI 3.4.2, Originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium
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01-30-2015, 06:03 PM
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RE: What's the specs of your gaming rig?
Thanks for posting! I'm always fascinated with other people's computer equipment--and in this case their primary gaming computer. Maybe the next topic will be about posting all of your computers / notebooks. :) I've got quite a few even after selling / giving away 3 of them recently. Grin

Path of Exile I believe was designed and developed in a somewhat Blizzard like fashion to work on older computers to broaden the audience.

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02-01-2015, 12:33 PM
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So, my brother bought me this MSi GT70 2OC gaming notebook a year ago (I am unworthy) and it is a pretty beastly machine.

I've been taking very good care of it (covered the keyboard area, and am using an actual keyboard) but it doesn't exactly perform how I expected it to.

Some of the specs include:

Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M/3GB GDDR5
17.3" 1980x1080 Display
24GB DDR3 RAM

For some reason though, I've had many ongoing issues running StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and also with Windows 8.1 crashes

Blizzard says it's because their games aren't meant for multi-core GPU setups or something like that. I'm not sure, but, I get mad FPS drops in D3 and random black screens, display adapter crashing and recovering and other issues.

Then, I go look at the same games on my brother's desktop, which is several years old and they run pretty damn smoothly.

Haha, anyway.. I really like the notebook, but I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone. Not sure if it's the model, the display adapter configuration (Discreet graphics with Intel HD onboard [Optimus technology]), but I haven't been impressed.

Of course, I do appreciate the supreme kind gift from my brother. I hope that maybe newer games run better. It's still pretty nice!

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02-01-2015, 01:01 PM
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(02-01-2015 12:33 PM)drag0nwind Wrote:  So, my brother bought me this MSi GT70 2OC gaming notebook a year ago (I am unworthy) and it is a pretty beastly machine.

I've been taking very good care of it (covered the keyboard area, and am using an actual keyboard) but it doesn't exactly perform how I expected it to.

Some of the specs include:

Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M/3GB GDDR5
17.3" 1980x1080 Display
24GB DDR3 RAM

For some reason though, I've had many ongoing issues running StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and also with Windows 8.1 crashes

Blizzard says it's because their games aren't meant for multi-core GPU setups or something like that. I'm not sure, but, I get mad FPS drops in D3 and random black screens, display adapter crashing and recovering and other issues.

Then, I go look at the same games on my brother's desktop, which is several years old and they run pretty damn smoothly.

Haha, anyway.. I really like the notebook, but I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone. Not sure if it's the model, the display adapter configuration (Discreet graphics with Intel HD onboard [Optimus technology]), but I haven't been impressed.

Of course, I do appreciate the supreme kind gift from my brother. I hope that maybe newer games run better. It's still pretty nice!

:P

Does the mobile CPU have any bottle necks? The specs seem to be alright but I'm not sure if the mobile CPU or RAM speed have a bottle neck that could be causing an issue. I can tell you that StarCraft II ran like a champ on my old dual core machine with 4GB of ram and a GTX 460 video card. No idea about Diablo III, though I'd imagine it should run ok on your laptop with at least medium video settings?

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02-01-2015, 01:18 PM
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Sigh, I'm really not sure. I spent quite a bit of time looking around on Nvidia forums as well as battle.net.

I've tried little things here and there, but to no avail. I don't mean to be a stubborn bum, but I feel like I shouldn't have to worry about all this with such an expensive piece of technology.

The funny thing is, in the NVidia GeForce Experience utility, it "optimizes" your game settings at the click of a button and for Diablo 3 and SC2 it shows that the optimal settings are Ultra for SC2 and all High for Diablo 3.

Yet, when you get into the game, well.. I just don't know.

I just find it interesting how the same games on my brother's 4 or 5 year old desktop with Windows 7 run MUCH smoother than this new-generation "gaming" notebook.

Haha, ah well.. I still really like it though.

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02-01-2015, 07:55 PM
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It's the same for me with WoW, I really don't have such a great gaming desktop (some years old, not the best there was back in the days and stuff) and the fps are decreasing with every addon. Vanilla WoW was quite good, Burning Crusade was ok (beside the weird stairs at the entrance of Karazhan between Atumen and Moroes) but after that it went down the hill. As far as the requirements are concerned my PC should get the job done, but the fps sometimes drop <20 and these stutters are just annoying.
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02-01-2015, 08:40 PM
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How many wow expansions are out there now?

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02-02-2015, 03:19 PM
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Burning Crusade
Wrath of the Lich King
Cataclysm
Mists of Pandaria
Warlords of Draenor
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02-02-2015, 06:35 PM
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Holy shit, that many? I thought there were 3?

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02-03-2015, 06:09 AM
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Well 4 years ago there were 3 :cool:
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02-06-2015, 11:19 PM
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Wow. No pun intended. :)


I've got quite a project ahead of me. My PC has cables everywhere so I'm going to do some serious cable management. Which means I need to take it all apart. Sad Just look at this mess...


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02-08-2015, 03:04 PM
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Ugh, this case + power supply + motherboard do not like to be together. The cable management took 4hrs and only looks marginally better. Sad On the bright side it is squeaky clean inside and I managed to get the fan noise reduced from a freight-train level down to a whisper. Just take a look at these pics... I got this computer for free from my brother who works in IT and didn't even realize that the cooling fans were in the wrong direction and causing not only excessive noise but, well, just look at the pictures! One is a fan the other is of the water-cooled radiator. Both fans were "pushing" air towards the radiator and thus caused the issue you see in the pics, and as a bonus caused the fan speed to rise so the noise output was insane.


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01-25-2016, 11:23 AM
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RE: What's the specs of your gaming rig?
Ok an update.

As of Tuesday or Wednesday my two gaming rigs will be upgraded to as follows...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 quad core 3.4Ghz
nVidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB GDDR5 RAM
4GB DDR3 1066 RAM
Windows XP Media Center 2005
128GB Crucial SSD
200GB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb/s


AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz (will be overclocked to north of 4.0ghz)
nVidia GTX 960 S-SC 4GB GDDR5 RAM (lol, its "super superclocked")
8GB DDR3 1600 RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium
60GB Sandisk SSD
256GB Samsung SSD
1TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 3.0Gb/s
3TB Samsung SATA 6.0Gb/s
USB 3.0

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01-25-2016, 02:31 PM (This post was last modified: 01-25-2016 02:34 PM by xlom3000.)
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Skylake i7-6700k 4.0ghz (cause I will always be an intel fanboy)
Dark Rock 3 Pro fan (under load I'm seeing my cpu cap out around 45c so I seem to have a lot of room to OC)
Gigabyte z170 Gaming 7 Mobo
Nvidia 980ti 6GB ram (EVGA Superclocked with the backplate)
32GB DDR4 3200mhz ram
Win10
500gb Samsung Evo840 SDD
1TB cruical SSD
1TBx2 WD Black HDD

And because I'm tired of cables, I got a modular 750 corsair power supply. I only connect the cables I need to the psu
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01-26-2016, 12:59 AM
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RE: What's the specs of your gaming rig?
That's some serious overkill Gerry. LOL Other than the CPU I'm jealous! ;)

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01-27-2016, 05:59 PM
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RE: What's the specs of your gaming rig?
It's just the right amount of kill for my oculus that's coming in late march Grin

A buddy and I have an idea for a game we want to try and throw together on the right.
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01-29-2016, 12:30 PM
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Ok, so the FX 6300 processor I received ended up being DOA so I returned it to Amazon. I decided to not upgrade my gaming rig and so when the time comes in a year or two where my 4-core processor is out of date and the games go beyond what I can overclock it to and or my video card won't run I'll just simply build another machine. No big deal since my XBOX One will be a viable gaming platform for at least another 5~8 years if current life cycles hold to historic levels.

I spent that $$$ on some CO2 pistols, 2 for me and 1 for my wife. Maybe I'll make a thread about it..?

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04-01-2016, 02:22 PM
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Ok so, I updated my main gaming rig's specs in the first post. I don't plan on upgrading my CPU until a game that I want to play runs lower than 30fps. :)

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