What my PC is Capable of…

I play the game Minecraft on my PC with my friends. Some may know that it is not a graphically intensive game. But a good PC makes the game play so much more enjoyable. Even with just my very basic Nvidia MSI 630 Graphics Card I’m able to get 70 FPS (Frames Per Second). That is more than acceptable conditions for any game.

I plan to upgrade my graphics card to a EVGA 670 FTW Edition soon. I’m thinking I will be able to reach over 100 FPS in Minecraft with that card. With that graphics card, I’ll also be able to play another game I enjoy playing, The War Z, on higher settings. I’m currently playing that game on low setting and only getting 27 FPS on average.

This is a screen shot to show off the render distance I’m able to achieve. I remember when I would play on my mac, my render distance would only be 20 to 30 blocks. Now look at what I’ve moved onto!

-Blue Fish

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Custom Gaming Desktop

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So another hobby that I have includes PC building/gaming. I build my current system in August of 2012. It has been an awesome system for me. However, it’s time to change things up a little.

I’ll start off with what is currently in my system. My case is a Corsair 300r. I have a love hate relationship with the case. I like the way it looks from the outside, but once you get into the guts of the case, you can start to see why it’s such a cheap case. No rubber grommets for cable management and such. For the motherboard I’m using a Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H. A pretty decent board for first time builders and overclockers. I’ve managed to get my processor clocked to 4.0 GHz with no problems. The processor is an Intel Core i5-3570k which comes clocked at 3.4 GHz out of the box. My RAM is a 4×2 configuration of Corsair Value Memory running at 1600 MHz. For my Graphics Card I’m running MSi GTX 630 currently. Cooling my processor is an Asetck 510LC Cooling System. I’m using a Corsiar Force Series SSD (120 GB) to run my operating system as well as store all my files. Finally powering the system is a Corsiar TX 750 PSU. And my perhipials include a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Edition Keyboard (2013), Razer Naga (2013), Astro A30 headset with mix amp, and a 19 inch Acer monitor.

Now I said it’s time for a change, didn’t I? What I plan to do over time is to first add a new graphics card and monitor setup. I plan on picking up a EVGA GTX 670 FTW Edition graphics card along with a 27 inch monitor. Then after that major change I want to change my case to a Corsair Vengence C70. You can probably tell I like Corsair products. haha. After I change my cae, I want to add a Corsair H100i cooler. The H100i is not compatible with my current case. Also I want to go to a modular power supply when I change cases. I would most likely add the power supply at the same time I add the new case and hold off on the H100i. But who knows.

Possibly before I even change cases though, I need to add a traditional hard drive so I can move all my pictures and music from my laptop to my desktop. I will be going with a WD Green Drive for that (1 TB).

Hope you like my system and come back to see how it progresses. I put a lot of time into making this computer the best I can.

-Blue Fish

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