Is the PC I'm buying good in your opinion?

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  1. eletricmano

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    I'm getting a new PC, is it good in your opinion?
    Processor Intel Core i3-3220: Dual core, 64 bits @ 3.3 GHz.
    Graphics card Zotac GT 630: 4 GB memory, 128 bits, 96 CUDA cores, clock @ 1066 MHz, core clock @ 810 MHz, shader @ 1620 MHz, interface PCI Express 2.0 x16.
    Motherboard GA-B75M-D3H: Supports 32 GB of RAM and supports processors i3, i5 and i7.
    Memory: 500 GB of HD @ 7200 RPM and 8 GB of RAM.
    Cooler: Air Cooler A50

    I hope it can run Rigs of Rods, BeamNG and other games on high settings. And does Zotac have anything to do with Nvidia?
     
  2. Davidbc

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    How much does it cost?
     
  3. pulley999

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    It's a decent all-round PC. Don't expect it to run everything on maximum graphics, but there shouldn't be anything that it can't handle, either. It'll be very good for games for a while to come. Also, Zotac is another company. Basically, they took a GT 630 and tuned it. For lack of a better analogy, kind of like a Saleen Mustang. The original car is still made by Ford, but then modified by Saleen.
     
  4. eletricmano

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    It costs 1.719,00 reals, but in dollars I guess it's approximately 650 to 850 U.S. dollars.
     
  5. Davidbc

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    That seems too expensive for what it is. Try to buy all the components separately and you'll get a much better computer for even less money.
     
  6. eletricmano

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    Brazil probably has the worst government in the world, all the things that have to do with taxes, etc, etc, makes everything expensive, so I guess I can't do anything about it. And I can't buy separate parts because I already bought the PC, but I'll upgrade it. So what do you think about it's performance? Will it run RoR smoothly?
     
  7. Davidbc

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    In a review the GT 630 gets 50 fps in Battlefield 3 at medium settings, so you'll be fine in all games if you keep settings to low-med.
     
  8. Creak92

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    Not really. If you want to keep your automobile analogies Nvidia builds a chassis (the graphics chip) which then goes to a coachbuilder who adds a body (the circuit board with all the needed electronic components and the RAM). Nvidia doesn't makes complete cards, they only develop a the graphics chip and then a reference design. Graphics card manufacturers can then build the graphics cards either in the suggested way or alter the design a bit to add other coolers or different RAM.
    Generally there is not much difference between reference design cards of different manufacturers. In your case Zotac has decided to equip the card with a big amount (4GB) of pretty slow (DDR3) RAM, the card would be more powerful with less but better video RAM. If there would be any games that would need 4GB of video RAM this card would be too slow to run them.
    Also if you want to play new games on good graphics and high resolution a GeForce GT 630 is a bit on the slow side, you should try to get a better one, I'd say at least a GeForce GTX 650 or a Radeon HD 7750.

    (imported from here)
    The GT 630 is a rebranded GT 440 which, as you can see in this test chart, is just enough to run BF3 with 24fps on a 1680x1050 resolution on low presets.
     
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  9. eletricmano

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    Wow, now I just realized the graphics card I thought was good, is pretty bad. Do you recommend changing to a GeForce GTX 660 TI SC? Because I want a Nvidia. And can my PC run RoR, I asked a couple of times and no one answered.
     
  10. Davidbc

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    Yes, it will run RoR. And why do you want only nvidia? For the same price you get a better amd/ati card
     
  11. eletricmano

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    I don't know, maybe because it has PhysX? And from what I heard, Nvidia has better graphics cards?
     
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    GTX660Ti < HD7950
    7950 is a little bit cheaper
     
  13. Davidbc

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    For the same price you get better performance from an AMD/ati card. And physx isn't everything, newer ati graphic cards have GCN, it's something like physx. It just works in Tomb Raider 2013 for now, but it's gonna be widely used in the near future.
     
  14. Kamil_

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    And OpenCL instead of CUDA, same thing.
     
  15. eletricmano

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    In this case, I guess I'll change to a Radeon later on. I don't understand much about CPU, GPU, Motherboards, etc, but is it possible to have more than one graphics card in a PC?
     
  16. TheAdmiester

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    It's possible, but unless you're using it for rendering or large number crunching I wouldn't advise it myself. Dual (or more) GPUs generate a lot of heat and draw a lot of power from the PSU. Not many games properly take advantage of multiple GPUs, so like I said, unless you're doing intensive things that are designed for it, the negatives outweigh any advantages you'd get.
     
  17. Creak92

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    The PC from your first configuration should be able to run RoR well because RoR isn't very hard on the graphics as long as you don't run maps with lots of vegetation but you might expect lag in other games that require more graphics power. A graphics card like the GeForce GTX 660 TI or AMD Radeon HD 7950 should be able run run nearly everything you throw at it (at normal resolutions, but most users don't play on multi monitor systems) if they're paired with a decent CPU. I just suggested the GeForce GTX 650 or a Radeon HD 7750 because they're not that much more expensive than the card in your first configuration but if you plan to spend more money you will of course get a better graphics card.

    In your case I wouldn't make a definite choice between AMD and Nvidia before even looking at how much suitable cards of each manufacturer will cost. I have run different Nvidia and AMD cards in the past and both worked fine for me, for my last update I have bought a AMD Radeon HD 7870 because it it was a better offer than comparable Nvidia cards. So I'd just decide how much graphics power I'll need and then buy the card which is cheaper;)

    Oh, and never try to run two low- or midperformance cards in SLI or Crossfire to outperform one single highend card. There are possible troubles like micro stuttering and many games won't just run at twice the FPS than with a single card.
     
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  18. eletricmano

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    Thanks, but for now I'm gonna stick with the GT 630. I won't be able to buy a new one in while.
     
  19. daveywaveyHD

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    ATI cards can run Physx cant they? I thought it was just that Nvidia cards run it better (And is made/developed by them)
     
  20. Bubbleawsome

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    I think they could, but can't now. But for a recommendation, I would just save your money until you could get a 7950/670/770/9950 and a 4570k/4770k.
     
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