Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Is this system build good enough for gaming at 1600x900 with ultra high settings?

Tags:
  • Build
  • Components
  • Processors
  • Motherboards
  • Phenom
Last response: in Components
Share
April 10, 2014 6:59:21 AM

Here's the link to the system I am trying to build - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sukhbir4200/saved/4jaO
My budget is limited to just 600$.

I am currently using Phenom II X4 955 BE processor with 760G based motherboard with integrated graphics.

Is there any motherboard that can allow me to use my currrent Phenom II 955 processor with Radeon R9 270X video card without any bottlenecks?

I have got two reasons to do this -
First I am trying to cut the cost of buying a new processor, so that I can go for better card like GTX760 and second Athlon X4 760K do not have L3 cache unlike my current Phenom one. And L3 cache can easily make a difference of 10-20% in gaming performance.

So guys please give me some advice to solve my dilemma. What are my options?
And thanks in advance.

More about : system build good gaming 1600x900 ultra high settings

Best solution

a b V Motherboard
April 10, 2014 7:13:49 AM

athlon x4 460k is not really a good upgrade over the phenom x4. stick with the phenom x4.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $560.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-10 10:13 EDT-0400)
Share
!