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got my new rig, finally!
Videocard: GTX 770 2GB
Processor: I5-4670k
Mainboard: MSI Z87 G43 Gaming Editio
Memory: 8GB 1866Mhz
Soundcard: realtek hd audio driver
PSU: Thermaltake 730W
Default got my new rig, finally! - 08-05-2014, 12:08 | posts: 8

finally i got my new rig with the following specs:
8gb g.skill ram 1866Mhz
MSI Z87 G43 Gaming edition
Thermaltake 730W PSU
2TB Seagate 7200RPM HDD

but i have some questions about temperature and in-game fps drop.

after playing some games for 2 hours (crysis3, watch dogs and bf3) i noticed that my cpu temp. is going too high like 57~58 C
P.S : im using the stock cooler of the cpu
is this temperature ok ?

and also while playing watch dogs on ultra settings with high reflections, shadows, textures and FXAA anti aliasing (using the worse mod 1.0 + sweet fx preset) i got some annoying stuttering and fps drop that goes down to 30 (avg fps is 45~50) while driving.
why is that happening? aren't my specs enough to handle it with these optimization? or its a problem from the game itself?
and finally,
i dont know whether it is the right section/forum for posting this thread or not but i searched alot and found this the most suitable forum for posting my thread.
thanks in advance!

Last edited by Omar009; 08-05-2014 at 12:17.
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Videocard: GTX 780 AMP 1267/7300MHZ
Processor: Core I7 4790K 4.6GHZ DC
Mainboard: Asus Z97 PRO 1204
Memory: 8GB DDRIII 1866MHZ
Soundcard: Asus Xonar STX II Z906
PSU: SeaSonic M12II 650W 85+Br
Default 08-05-2014, 12:29 | posts: 4,799 | Location: Israel

57-58 is not high. 75c is high though on the new cpu since Ivy Bridge, that would be fine temp, but within the safe limit, the last limit.

Stock cooler is NOT recommended at all, amd and intel stock coolers are joke. whenever u got cash i recommend getting aftermarket one.

As for watch dogs, it works worse than a dog , it's a ubisoft game and u always gonna have stutters. put textures on high.

Your specs are very good, but something missing, something that is mandatory in 2k14... SSD!!!
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Videocard: MSI Gaming 970 1450/7800
Processor: i5 2500k @4.5 1.2v
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Memory: 8GB G-Skill RipjawsX 1600
Soundcard: AuneT1/AD700/DT880/HD650
PSU: XFX Black 750W 80+ Gold
Default 08-05-2014, 13:00 | posts: 27,546 | Location: Hampshire, UK

Those temps are fine with a stock cooler. Also, watch dogs will stutter while driving.

Why not a z97 build though? Z87 is old.
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Videocard: GTX 770 2GB
Processor: I5-4670k
Mainboard: MSI Z87 G43 Gaming Editio
Memory: 8GB 1866Mhz
Soundcard: realtek hd audio driver
PSU: Thermaltake 730W
Default 08-05-2014, 13:47 | posts: 8

Originally Posted by eclap View Post
Those temps are fine with a stock cooler. Also, watch dogs will stutter while driving.

Why not a z97 build though? Z87 is old.
because of my budget, and as i know z87 isnt that old.
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Videocard: MSI Gaming 290X 1080/1250
Processor: i7 5930K
Mainboard: ASUS X99-A
Memory: 16GB Corsair DDR4@2800MHz
Soundcard: Xonar U7 (USB)
PSU: Corsair AX860w
Default 08-05-2014, 14:17 | posts: 10,058 | Location: UK

As said above, those temps are fine for the CPU on a stock cooler, ive seen as high as 65 on mine, with one of these on it.

Asus Triton 88.

Last edited by Rich_Guy; 08-05-2014 at 14:20.
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Videocard: HIS HD 7950
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K
Mainboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3
Memory: Avexir Blitz 1.1 16GB
PSU: CM Silent Pro M2 850W
Default 08-09-2014, 01:46 | posts: 33 | Location: Manila

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Videocard: GTX 980/290X
Processor: 3770K@4.4/Q9550@3.83
Mainboard: Asus P877V-Pro/Asus P5K-E
Memory: 16G 2GHz/8G 900MHz
Soundcard: Onboard/Fiio E10
PSU: Corsair HX850/PPC 860
Default 08-09-2014, 04:07 | posts: 3,391 | Location: Canada

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Videocard: EVGA GTX580 SLI (h²o)
Processor: i7 950 - 3.84Ghz (h²o)
Mainboard: Asus Sabertooth X58
Memory: 24GB Geil 1600mhz (6x4gb)
Soundcard: XonarD2X¦Microlab Solo7C
PSU: Corsair AX860
Default 08-10-2014, 21:16 | posts: 421 | Location: Worcester UK

Congrats on a nice rig, but I'd suggest getting an aftermarket cooler on that CPU pronto. Perhaps one of the all-in-one water CPU coolers that have been released lately? Oh and yes get an SSD, its made the biggest improvement to PC's since the 3Dfx Glide cards
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Videocard: Gigabyte R9 290 OC 4GB
Processor: Xeon X5650 @ 4.5 HT
Mainboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.0
Memory: Corsair XMS3 12GB 1600
Soundcard: XFI Extreme Audio + X-540
PSU: OCZ Fata1ty 1000w
Default 08-10-2014, 22:07 | posts: 1,234 | Location: Tennessee

Nice rig mate. And congrats. Z87 isnt that old seriously. Im still on X58 and it still kicks ass. Slap a Evo 12 on it for like $25 usd avg.

Watch dogs need 3gb for ultra settings. Im running 4680x1024 with worse mod final, maldo textures, and with that high is ultra. Helps stuttering. I almost have zero stutters with this setup. I have a 3gb gpu though. And it avgs 2.7gb vram used in Watch dogs. Im running FXAA.
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Videocard: HD7950
Processor: i5 3570k
Mainboard: Gigabyte Z77 D3H
Memory: G-Skill Ripjaws 8gb 1600
Soundcard: Aune T1 + HD650/DT990 Pro
PSU: OCZ ZS 550w
Default 08-10-2014, 22:09 | posts: 8,166

You can actually get a Raijintek Aidos for less than the Evo 212 and it out performs it. Well worth looking up, fantastic budget cooler.
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Videocard: R9-270X
Processor: X4-750K
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