Late last week I bought two new PCs. My personal rig was built 3+ years ago while the system used by my kids was built about 5 years ago. It was time for some new hardware.
This time I built an Intel/Nvidia PC for myself while the second PC is AMD/Radeon.
- NZXT S340 case
- MSI B250M Mortar Arctic mobo
- i7-7700 CPU
- GTX 1080 GPU
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- Sound Blaster Z sound card
I get 120+ fps in Overwatch and 90-100 frames in Battlefield 1. Also, I am playing in 1440p resolution. Both games are at max settings and 100% render scale. I am happy with these numbers.
My GPU shows temps around 70-75C in Overwatch. That’s a little higher than it previously ran in my old case, which was about 66C. I might need to either add or move some fans around; currently have one 140mm intake and two 120mm exhaust.
My conclusion is that a single 1080 GPU is certainly enough power to run games at 1440p resolution.
And my audio sounds great.
- Corsair Spec-Alpha case
- MSI B350M AM4 mobo
- AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU
- Radeon 560 4GB GPU
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
So far I haven’t played any demanding games on this PC but I feel confident that it can handle anything in 1080p. The case is amazingly silent with just the stock fans. You have to really listen in order to hear it running.
The audio, however, is a little below my standards.