Game Recommendations for my build

Hi, I'm looking to get into some different games. Right now I play the new Tombraider, Civilization V: Gods and Kings, Bioshock: Infinite, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Anno: 2070 Deep Ocean.

I would really like to get into other games, but hate the idea of purchasing something I don't like and not being able to return it (Something that only happens with video games).

Here are my specs:

i5-3350p oc'ed to 3.6GHz, stock cooler
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 2T
ASRock z77 Pro3 Motherboard
Gigabyte Radeon 7850 oc'ed to 1050MHz core clock, and 1300MHz memory, with 1GB GDDR5 RAM and 256-bit interface
ASUS VS Series 23.6" 1080p LED monitor

I would like to play games on the highest possible settings with my system, so recommendations that would allow that would be great.
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  1. How'd you oc' a 3350p? I thought that was limited to the k series. Also, I would try and see if you could run those games at max settings before spending more money. If it doesn't, then I'd recommend a 7950, as they can oc easy.

    update: *Sorry man, it's late here, and i thought you were talking about updates for you system so you could play games, not looking for games for your system. Have you played the half-life series or the portals? Good games. A personal favorite is Dark Souls, although i've only played on xbox, and I've heard the pc port wasn't great, to say the least. Good luck with your game hunt.
  2. If you like playing everything maxed I would recommend upgrading your build instead of playing certain games which only may run maxed.
  3. feeblepenguin said:
    How'd you oc' a 3350p? I thought that was limited to the k series. Also, I would try and see if you could run those games at max settings before spending more money. If it doesn't, then I'd recommend a 7950, as they can oc easy.


    All i5 and i7 CPU's that are not K-series have a limited unlocked multiplier that lets you overclock a little bit. Its enabled in the motherboard, and only with z77 (im pretty sure thats the only one) motherboards. Its pretty cool. I get the performance boost without needing extra cooling, and spending $30 less.

    I heard that the 7950 was good, I just didn't have the money fore it. I may upgrade to that eventually. But right now, I can max out Starcraft II and Tombraider, Civ 5 gives me problems for some reason.
  4. Cybertox said:
    If you like playing everything maxed I would recommend upgrading your build instead of playing certain games which only may run maxed.


    I guess maxing out is not that much of a priority. I don't have the money to upgrade. I just put this build together, and in retrospect I should have invested more in a better graphics card.

    I may be able to upgrade in another week or so with a budget of $200. Do you thinks its worth it to Crossfire the 7850s or should I just step up to the 7900 series.
  5. jcol87 said:
    Cybertox said:
    If you like playing everything maxed I would recommend upgrading your build instead of playing certain games which only may run maxed.


    I guess maxing out is not that much of a priority. I don't have the money to upgrade. I just put this build together, and in retrospect I should have invested more in a better graphics card.

    I may be able to upgrade in another week or so with a budget of $200. Do you thinks its worth it to Crossfire the 7850s or should I just step up to the 7900 series.

    I would recommend you running a single card, crossfire isn really something you should invest in. Get an AMD Ati Radeon 7970 GHZ Edition.

    Far Cry 3 is a game which I would really recommend to you, very good story and the big open world with its beautiful foliage and environment is also great for benchmarking.
  6. iplikator3333 said:

    Far Cry 3 is horrible and mainly its story is horrible


    critics around the internet disagree it seems, but i;ve never trusted those that much, mainly i was hoping this thread would be a place where people could just drop a bunch of game titles. works faster than me browsing through the thousands of titles on origin, steam, gamestop's websites/clients
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