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So I have been running a gateway pre-made AMD phenom II 6 core with radeon HD5750 for the last 4.5 years, and decided it was time for something that could handle new and current games.

And I started my work on this.

I did a fair amount of research into a decent gaming build, and have future plans to run SLI to really kick *** on newer stuff. As a first time builder I really didn't have as many problems as I thought I would. But OF COURSE the one part I bought open box ended up being faulty, and it just had to be the motherboard... I know... I know... stupid decision. I assembled the whole rig and it would power on for a fraction of a second, no time to beep or anything. Took it apart and re assembled it about 3 times until I just went down to Micro Center, bought the same mobo and installed it and had the system up and running with no problems.

I immediately installed the Witcher 3 (free with card from newegg) and was very happy with the results. Maxed out on everything it runs solid at just under 40 frames, and about 29 during demanding play like sprinting through populated areas or by mobs. Very happy with its performance so far.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Solid at 40 fps? Lol dude..turn off hair works, and turn some of the settings to high and you'll sit st 60 fps and be MUCH happier. Things like grass detail, foliage distance and shadows dont need to be on ultra for the game to still be beautiful. Also, set your frames at unlimited and switch to fullscreen mode, those two things alone gave me like a 8 fps boost for some reason.

Enjoy your steady 60 fps =) +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I agree - I have a 960 and with hair-works off I can almost max everything (besides AA) and am sitting comfortably at 55fps

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I figured it could run better at slightly lower settings, but I just wanted to see what it could do. It really impressed me, everything on and up to ultra and still less noticeable lag than xbox one version haha

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What? Hair works is vital to a complete Witcher 3 experience. For shame. Kidding, enjoy the build and the sweet free game.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad you said it. I also have a 970. I think I have 4 things not set to ultra, hairworks off, and getting a solid 60 frames.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What resolution are you gaming at?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

1600x900

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case man. Great looking build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

No offence, you do what you want, but that's quite a lot of cash for a case, isn't it?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it a bit cheaper than usual retail price, but no. I wanted not only a good case, but a good looking case, and that's the cost.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Some old Acer that gets the job done. One of the things that'll be upgraded on the way.