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Can this run Skyrim, Call of Duty Ghosts, ect. on high settings?

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April 12, 2014 12:17:37 PM

I have this build, and I am wondering how much fps I would get from running Skyrim, or Call of Duty Ghosts on high settings. Thank you. :bounce: 
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg) - Most Likely Intel I5 to use
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $904.89
April 12, 2014 12:20:57 PM

Yes it will easily max all those games at 1080p 60fps.
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April 12, 2014 12:27:48 PM

Yes you can. I'm not sure if you're gonna have constant 60fps+, but you'll get nice fps nevertheless. The problem I see with your build is, you leave no space to breath, I mean, you won't be able to upgrade much later with this motherboard and power supply.
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April 12, 2014 12:30:23 PM

it should be able to max them at 1080p... as long as 60fps is your goal. You might need to put a little overclock on the cpu to manage it though... My memory might be scetchy on this point, but i seem to remember a piledriver cpu like the fx8320 had to be clocked up to 4.4 to hit 60fps on skyrim.
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April 12, 2014 12:30:40 PM

That PSU is more than enough to run ANY single GPU, and the motherboard is very high end for the chipset it has. HE isn't planning to SLI it looks like, so his system is great, and yes it will get solid 60fps on both those games fairly easily.
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April 12, 2014 12:34:20 PM

ingtar33 said:
it should be able to max them at 1080p... as long as 60fps is your goal. You might need to put a little overclock on the cpu to manage it though... My memory might be scetchy on this point, but i seem to remember a piledriver cpu like the fx8320 had to be clocked up to 4.4 to hit 60fps on skyrim.

Should I switch the cpu to a i5-4670k? Or a i7? I don't really care about price.
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April 12, 2014 12:35:12 PM

HumdrumPenguin said:
Yes you can. I'm not sure if you're gonna have constant 60fps+, but you'll get nice fps nevertheless. The problem I see with your build is, you leave no space to breath, I mean, you won't be able to upgrade much later with this motherboard and power supply.


Should I upgrade the motherboard and power supply, and if so, what to?
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April 12, 2014 12:35:41 PM

The i5 4670k would be great. It would be much better in skyrim which strongly favors intel. DO NOT get an i7 for a gaming build.
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April 12, 2014 12:36:13 PM

PlasmaGUI said:
HumdrumPenguin said:
Yes you can. I'm not sure if you're gonna have constant 60fps+, but you'll get nice fps nevertheless. The problem I see with your build is, you leave no space to breath, I mean, you won't be able to upgrade much later with this motherboard and power supply.


Should I upgrade the motherboard and power supply, and if so, what to?


Unless you plan to SLI, both are fine. IF you change to intel, you will need a new motherboard though.
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April 12, 2014 12:36:47 PM

tiny voices said:
The i5 4670k would be great. It would be much better in skyrim which strongly favors intel. DO NOT get an i7 for a gaming build.


Thank you this is very helpful! :) 
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April 12, 2014 12:37:53 PM

tiny voices said:
PlasmaGUI said:
HumdrumPenguin said:
Yes you can. I'm not sure if you're gonna have constant 60fps+, but you'll get nice fps nevertheless. The problem I see with your build is, you leave no space to breath, I mean, you won't be able to upgrade much later with this motherboard and power supply.


Should I upgrade the motherboard and power supply, and if so, what to?


Unless you plan to SLI, both are fine. IF you change to intel, you will need a new motherboard though.


What motherboard should I use, I am thinking of changing to intel.

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April 12, 2014 12:38:41 PM

Do you plan to overclock the CPU? If yes, get a 4670k and a z87 motherboard, if no get a non-k CPU and an h87 motherboard.
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April 12, 2014 1:14:33 PM

tiny voices said:
The i5 4670k would be great. It would be much better in skyrim which strongly favors intel. DO NOT get an i7 for a gaming build.



I agree completely. Skyrim is a very intel favored game. AMD cpus struggle a bit in it. There is a technical reason why, which i won't bore you with... but yeah... swapping to an i5 will be a significant improvement for skyrim
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