Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:34:54 pm
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Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:45:50 pm
jmatt wrote:My company builds gaming rigs as one of our services.
When playing a 3D rendered game, once the game starts the GPU (video card) takes over and does almost everything. All the CPU does is stuff textures into the card while the game is running.
Here's a comparison of GPUs. If you have a limited budget I'd put everything into the video card. For about $300, I'd go for the GTX 970.
A quick glance shows that the 970 is literally 6 to 8 times faster than your current card (I see no entry for a 6700, other than the 6700m; 'm' chips usually mean engineered for laptops). I checked and your motherboard can accommodate that card. What is the wattage of your power supply? You will need at least 500w.
You can compare GPU benchmarks here.
An SSD drive is also faster than a mechanical drive for large texture files, so that could be of some use.
A faster CPU is also a good idea if you have the money. You can compare CPU benchmarks here.
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:38:26 pm
Rubiks-Q-Bert wrote:I put a hold on this until tax return time. Always get back a decent ammount so I might just do a complete rebuild. Use the case and the fans for sure. Try and save the board if I can.
The power supply is 700 but I will probably replace that as well.
Does your company do just local builds or do you mail em out too? Website?
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