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ChiBChombo
08-09-11, 06:15 PM
Hey guys, so I've been away from computer stuff for a while. My computer specs are on my sig.

I'm wondering if you guys think I should upgrade something? With Skyrim coming out soon I'd like to be able to play the game at max settings without any issues.

Currently my CPU is OC'd at 3.8GHz.

Let me know if you guys think I should upgrade anything.

Thank you.

XDanger
08-09-11, 07:34 PM
New graphics cards are always fun ,1.25Gb? sounds like too little for sli.

2x GTX 560Ti 2GB ? I dunno what your price range is.

ChiBChombo
08-09-11, 08:53 PM
Are you talking about this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

I see there's some 560's that are 1 GB and this one is 2 GB.

Roadhog
08-09-11, 08:57 PM
Are you talking about this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130683

I see there's some 560's that are 1 GB and this one is 2 GB.

Not really much of an upgrade...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/311?vs=330

You would have to go for 580 sli if you wanted an upgrade.

ChiBChombo
08-09-11, 09:04 PM
Ah I see now.

What about anything else in my system?

You guys think I'll have any trouble running Skyrim with these vid cards? I'm just looking into upgrading whatever the weakest link in my computer is.

Roadhog
08-09-11, 09:16 PM
Ah I see now.

What about anything else in my system?

You guys think I'll have any trouble running Skyrim with these vid cards? I'm just looking into upgrading whatever the weakest link in my computer is.

Wait till skyrim is out and then see.

Redeemed
08-09-11, 09:35 PM
It's crap. Tell you what- I'll trade you my dual 7900GTs for your measley two GTX470s.

See, the number 7,900 is greater than the number 470. Thus my two cards are superior to your two cards by, a significant margin.

:bleh:

grey_1
08-10-11, 07:20 AM
That's a nice rig you have ChiBChombo. I'd wait until the game is out too before spending any cash. There isn't much a pair of 470s wouldn't be able to handle nicely.

Is that display 1920x1080? If so I'll bet you'll be just fine.

Yaboze
08-10-11, 08:58 AM
I dunno, looks good to me as is. Is this an e-peen troll? i7 960, SSD, 6GB and 2x 470's SLI'd? That's better than 99% of the PC's on the market.

ChiBChombo
08-10-11, 10:55 AM
Yes the screen is 1920 x 1080, and no I'm not trolling. I built this PC with the help of this forum a long time ago, and since I know PC parts are outdated pretty fast, I figured I'd come by and ask if there's anything I should change.

I'm not asking to get the best stuff on the market, I was just asking if there's something I should change, anything at all, that would help my PC.

frenchy2k1
08-10-11, 12:21 PM
Yeah, just trash the whole thing and send the components to random people on this board while rebuilding a new one :D

More seriously, the X58 chipset and processors are still up there with the best and although you could gain some perfs by upgrading your video cards, it would be a big expense for a little gain.

If you game at 1080p, you should be set for skyrim. Although with the track record Bethesda has, maybe NONE of the current hardware will run it fluidly at max settings. Oblivion was certainly quite demanding...

bob saget
08-10-11, 02:13 PM
It's crap. Tell you what- I'll trade you my dual 7900GTs for your measley two GTX470s.

See, the number 7,900 is greater than the number 470. Thus my two cards are superior to your two cards by, a significant margin.

:bleh:

legit.

nekrosoft13
08-11-11, 09:51 AM
Don't waste money, you should be able to play Skyrim maxed with no issues.

Yaboze
08-11-11, 09:55 AM
Yes the screen is 1920 x 1080, and no I'm not trolling. I built this PC with the help of this forum a long time ago, and since I know PC parts are outdated pretty fast, I figured I'd come by and ask if there's anything I should change.

I'm not asking to get the best stuff on the market, I was just asking if there's something I should change, anything at all, that would help my PC.

That system is still solid. You'll have no issues with this Fall's epic lineup of games. :)

ChiBChombo
08-11-11, 11:25 AM
Thank you everyone. I'll leave it as it is then!

candle_86
08-11-11, 01:44 PM
Yeah, just trash the whole thing and send the components to random people on this board while rebuilding a new one :D

More seriously, the X58 chipset and processors are still up there with the best and although you could gain some perfs by upgrading your video cards, it would be a big expense for a little gain.

If you game at 1080p, you should be set for skyrim. Although with the track record Bethesda has, maybe NONE of the current hardware will run it fluidly at max settings. Oblivion was certainly quite demanding...

u mean 2 6800 Ultra's in SLI only being able to do 12x10 with max settings and no AA and AF and remain playable was demanding? lol

but as they said your fine lol. My buddy still rocks a C2D 6750 @ 3.6 and hes content and happy lol.

XDanger
08-13-11, 11:11 AM
1.25Gb for sli still sounds limited to me.