Long time, no see!
I have been out of the game for a while and was wondering if it is worth replacing my Crossfired Radeon HD 7950s with a single more modern card, perhaps if I can find a used previous gen card with a waterblock already on it cheap? shrug
Are graphics card prices still in orbit? Is my CPU now a bottleneck for newer cards? Is my rig now outmatched by 14" gaming laptops?
These days I do not really do all that much gaming, mostly Carmageddon: Max Damage, a bit of Wreckfest, and some older stuff. I have Shadow Warrior 2 on my list of games-to-play and keep meaning to get back into DCS: World.
I still run a Dell U2711 at 2560x1440 after all these years, but like the idea of a 144Hz display in the future and do not have time/patience for low FPS these days.
I seem to recall my PC draws around 600w from the wall full tilt and idles around 200w, so any gain there might be nice.
I don't think I can justify building an entirely new PC for another couple or more years. Priorities.
Or should I just keep my dual cards as a reminder of my rig's glory days?
Specs are as follows:
Maximus VI Hero w/ Naked 4770K @ 4.5GHz
2x Radeon HD 7950
Avermedia HD capture card
Intel 520 120GB
2x 2TB WDCB fakeraid0 & 1x 4TB Seagate
InWin Q500 w/ 480 radiator
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