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  • #58442

    ArmorWraith
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    did I ever post my final setup? Well its abit late, but better than never.

    for a 2 year old computer, id say this aint half bad. No complaints so far.

    Armor

    #58443

    Chopper
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    my my ………………..time does go by quickly
    heres what 409 gets you from tigerdirect
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1824466&SRCCODE=MYBUYS&cm_mmc=email-_-mybuys-_-alerts-_-alerts&utm_source=EML&utm_medium=mybuys&utm_campaign=alerts

    course i’m, fine with my pos laptop. actually does pretty well since the game got cleaned up. Think AW and others had somethin’ to do with that.

    #58444

    DireWolf
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    did I ever post my final setup? Well its abit late, but better than never.

    for a 2 year old computer, id say this aint half bad. No complaints so far.

    Armor

    You got my Flinstones computer beat to hell, I got a score of 4.5
    The only thing mine has going for it is my ati 5750 card, the rest is trash!

    #58445

    ArmorWraith
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    Thinking of upgrading my graphics card soon, been looking at nvidia cards. Thing is i dont know much about the newer gfx cards.

    Essentially I want to run battlefield 3 on its best settings, as it seems to be the most intensive game I own at the moment.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? Struggling abit here with all the information on graphics cards, so many on the market at the moment im abit overwhelmed.

    Thinking on biting on this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FX-8150-8-Core-Edition-Processor/dp/B005UBNLFK/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    Armor

    #58446

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    Thinking of upgrading my graphics card soon, been looking at nvidia cards. Thing is i dont know much about the newer gfx cards.

    Essentially I want to run battlefield 3 on its best settings, as it seems to be the most intensive game I own at the moment.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? Struggling abit here with all the information on graphics cards, so many on the market at the moment im abit overwhelmed.

    Thinking on biting on this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FX-8150-8-Core-Edition-Processor/dp/B005UBNLFK/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    Armor

    Once my hangover passes properly I’ll check that CPU will work in that board.

    NVIDIA GPUs work best for BF3, but high setting aren’t MUCH better than medium, I run medium, mate runs highest (brand new VERY good computer) and the difference is negligable.

    #58447

    ArmorWraith
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414&Tpk=gigabyte%207950

    I think i have settled on this one for now. The design is nice, and the price is fair. Its got great reviews. I dont see any compatibility issues with my current setup, but I could be wrong. Anything send up a red flag to anyone?

    Be buying this very soon if I recieve some positive input on this. very excited and done alot of homework to find this baby.

    Armor

    #58451

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414&Tpk=gigabyte%207950
    Armor

    Do like the 7950, the 3GB is OTT for single monitor / single card, which is what most people run, so don’t know why they did it.

    Have you checked Anandtech out for their ‘Bench’ section? Very useful resource.

    Also, seen this? http://www.anandtech.com/show/6152/amd-announces-new-radeon-hd-7950-with-boost

    Oh, this too (NVIDIA, so better BF3 performance) http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review

    #58452

    ArmorWraith
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    @peanutsrevenge wrote:

    Do like the 7950, the 3GB is OTT for single monitor / single card, which is what most people run, so don’t know why they did it.

    Have you checked Anandtech out for their ‘Bench’ section? Very useful resource.

    Also, seen this? http://www.anandtech.com/show/6152/amd-announces-new-radeon-hd-7950-with-boost

    Oh, this too (NVIDIA, so better BF3 performance) http://www.anandtech.com/show/6159/the-geforce-gtx-660-ti-review

    Its been marked up for release, theyre selling it locally here at US $350 (660ti) I work at best buy and had a chance to buy it early. Also the memory clock has been crippled on that card, same price as the thrice cooled 7950. Im looking to spend around that much anyway as I would like this card to last atleast till bf4. 🙂

    I realize i wont be using the full potential of the card since im still a 2.0 pci slot, but i really like the 7950 atm. Ill keep an eye out though.

    The card is overkill, but i suppose I could upgrade to hd gaming in the future.

    Armor

    #58454

    PeanutsRevenge
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    Don’t worry about not using full potential, current cards (other than the dual GPU boards) don’t use the full 16 lanes of bandwidth of PCI-E 2, even the dual boards don’t usually suffer in 8 pci-e 2 lanes, just a couple of benchmarks show a reduction.
    PCI-E 3 is for upcoming graphics and RIAD boards.

    #58448

    ArmorWraith
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    Purchased 660 ti today, be back with input soon.

    Armor

    #58449

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    Purchased 660 ti today, be back with input soon.

    Armor

    LoL, doesn’t take much to change your mind eh

    Typical weak foreigner 😉

    #58450

    ArmorWraith
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    Had been eyeing it all this week in our warehouse. It seemed like a good fit. I basically couldnt say no to the 50 bucks off with my employee discount. 😉

    Youve never steered me wrong before that I know of, and the bang for the buck is satisfactory. I applaud you chap. =D>

    Armor

    #58453

    ArmorWraith
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    I keep trying to uninstall the AMD engine control center, causes windows 7 not to boot. Cant find anything online. I simply go to system and uninstall it via its change option. Uninstalls fine. Then asks to restart. This is where the problem begins. System wont boot, asks to restore to previous point, reinstalls amd vision control center.

    How do i get this damn vision control center off of my pc. Switching to nvidia wether ati likes it or not.

    Armor

    #58455

    PeanutsRevenge
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    @armorwraith wrote:

    I keep trying to uninstall the AMD engine control center, causes windows 7 not to boot. Cant find anything online. I simply go to system and uninstall it via its change option. Uninstalls fine. Then asks to restart. This is where the problem begins. System wont boot, asks to restore to previous point, reinstalls amd vision control center.

    How do i get this damn vision control center off of my pc. Switching to nvidia wether ati likes it or not.

    Armor

    http://agilepro.com/mod_geek/it-and-troubleshooting/windows-7-wont-boot-after-catalyst-uninstall/

    maybe?

    It’s cos you’re running an AMD mobo and the storage driver is part of CCC

    #58456

    ArmorWraith
    Participant

    Believe it or not, i found that article immediately after 🙂 problem fixed for now.

    Thanks again!

    Armor =D>

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