One of my best Christmas presents this year was my new gaming machine! I built a killer PC from scratch and have spent the last few days playing a variety of the best modern first-person shooters on the market.
- Intel i5 3450 Quad Core 3.14MHz CPUs with 3MB cache
- 32 GB of DDR3 RAM (4 x 8GB)
- Twin GeForce 660 Ti in SLI
- MSI Z77 Motherboard
- 120GB SSD
- 1TB Internal 10,000rpm drive
In Far Cry 3 with all settings on Ultra and 4x Anti-Aliasing I get a solid 50-60 fps throughout the game.
Crysis is a little tougher on it, but I’m still able to pump everything to Very High and play. There are a few areas where the frame-rate dropped to 30fps but for the most part I get 60fps wherever I go.
Very lucky not only to have been able to build the machine, but also to get the time to play on it. The last few days have been a lot of fun and have really helped me recharge a bit. I managed to complete all of Far Cry 3, make good progress on both Borderlands and Crysis, and have a variety of other games to look forward to over the next few weeks: Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Crysis 2, Max Payne 3, to name but a few.
Merry Christmas all!