Description

Built a new PC with OS and no peripherals for word processing, browsing, and World of Warcraft. I wanted to make it a little future proof and open to higher quality games if needed.

Runs great at an OC of 38x multiplier with no voltage change. Only other change is OC the memory to it's available speed of 1600 from the stock 1333.

I play WOW on full ultra with shadows on high and get around 180 FPS in the world, 75 FPS in heavy areas, and 60 FPS in graphic intensive (for WOW) fights.

Comments

  • 88 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow... Slight overkill for World of Warcraft don't you think?? xD

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess if you have the money. You make it sound like this is exclusively for WoW.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really - it's all I play now but only because I was limited by a past computer.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system! I'm thinking of going with the Gigabyte 7850 for my own build. Have you noticed any noise issues with the card under load?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply!

No issues at all in my games....stays cool with no problems.

  • 88 months ago
  • 0 points

Meh seems like it's not worth 1300 in performance. I probably would've gone with a 50 dollar case and 100 dollar motherboard then got a 660 ti. Then you could play even battlefield on ultra 50 fps

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted USB 3.0 on the case so I went with the 922 - and it was $75 when bought for a $25 dollar difference.

The card performs really well for the price. The 660tis were about $50 more and offer similar performance from what I have seen.

Motherboard wise I wanted to stay with the Ivy Bridge chipset which all start around $130.

But thanks for the reply to get others thinking when researching.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry but, the 560 ti and 660 ti aren't close in performance. The 660 ti would get 48 fps in bf3 and the 560 ti gets 28 that's a huge difference. From almost unplayable to playable.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I see what you are saying.

Yes going up to a 79xx series card would be comparable to going to the 660ti right? With my build it was a choice between the 6870 and 7850. I already stretched to the top of my GPU limit. I was not going to compromise on the other components. Maybe in the future though. For now this is way overkill for what I am using it for.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i guess that's right before the 660 ti came out the 7950 was 400's and the 660 ti was 300's but, now amd dropped the prices and they are about even. Well if you playing WoW with it, it won't be necessary.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Yah the 7850 I got comes stock OC to 975 mhz with 2GB DDR5 for $229 and the cheapest 660ti is around $369 from what I have seen.

If I decide to upgrade to a better card some day this way the rest of my system will keep up with it.

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

i actually get 40-60 fps on my 560ti @ 1080p, ultra/high settings with 16x aa O.O

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

Dangg, which 560ti do you have? You can play bf3 at ultra settings? at 60 fps?

  • 88 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i mean it! i have the gigabyte one, here ill link you: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/b/xjC

i can play bf3 at ultra at 1080 at around 43-55 fps, and ultra 60-78 @1440x900, i was surprised :P