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Can this new build play games on high settings?

Here is the build I want to buy:

Video Card: Sapphire 7770 1GB
CPU:
Motherboard: MSI G43 970
Ram: 1x8GB DDR3 1600 Ram
HDD: 1TB 7200
Disc Media: DVD/CD 24x

I get $40 off the motherboard with purchase of that CPU at Microcenter. Some games I would like to play on medium to high (1400x900 and 1280x1024): Skyrim, Planetside 2, Battlefield 3, Dead Island, and Xcom: Enemy Unknown. Any advice will be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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  1. The 7770 does well with BF3 on High at 1920x1080
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-6.html

    So I think at the resolutions you listed, it will play anything on Ultra.

    Edit: For the price, I think that the FX 6300 is the right choice. Next gen games will be able to take advantage of more cores due to the Xbox One and PS4 finally using the same processor instruction set as the PC.

    When a game is designed for a console, it has to be ported to PC. Since PS3/Xbox360 use different processor instruction sets than PC, that means that the game's engine can't always use multiple cores; instead it has to crunch through in a single-threaded manner. Single threaded performance is where Intel shines, but for next gen, it won't be a big factor. That's a long way of saying that for next gen, a 6 core FX > 2 core i3.
  2. Thanks for the reply! The point about the multi-threaded support for next gen games makes a lot of sense. Much appreciated!
  3. What is the total budget, please specify the budget as it is very important part of making a new build, so please tell me what your total budget is.

    Thanks :)
  4. My budget is fairly flexible. I'd say around $450. I do plan on overclocking the CPU and I have an offer from a friend for 2 identical HD 7770's for $130 total (I want to put them in Crossfire).
  5. Also, if I do run 2 7770's in crossfire, would the CPU be a bottleneck? If so, should I overclock the CPU a bit with a water cooling system (I can get one of those)?
  6. ericchambers4 said:
    Also, if I do run 2 7770's in crossfire, would the CPU be a bottleneck? If so, should I overclock the CPU a bit with a water cooling system (I can get one of those)?


    I doubt it. Also, AMD cards are notorious for scaling poorly in multi GPU configurations. $130 is not a deal that I would take, unless you only have exactly $130 to spend. A $180 - $200 card will outperform two 7770s.
  7. What should I offer for the two? $100 maybe?
  8. Best answer
    $100 is the cost of a brand new 7770, so yeah I think that's a fair deal.
  9. Thanks for the answer! I think I will go ahead and buy a single video card instead. :)
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