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May 10, 2014 12:59:31 PM

hello fellows I am planning to build a medium level gaming pc that can run games at no more that 1440x900 res.
I choose the following stuff:
Mother Board:Gigabyte H61M-DS2
Processor:Intel® Core™ i3-2120 Processor
(3M Cache, 3.30 GHz)
Ram:6 GB
Graphics Card:7770 HD
Will this PC play games with mentioned res on medium to high ?
I am looking at watchdogs , gta v if it releases gta 4, AC BlackFlag , NFS Rivals ,Splintercell Blacklist and all thee upcoming games :p  I have already maxed out my budget just asking will it play or not ? :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 1:06:12 PM

In some games you might find you have to tone down to low settings. like AC Black Flag as it has bad optimization with AMD cards. I suspect Wacthdog will be the same as it is "Nvidia" featured.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 1:07:43 PM

Yeah. dont mix and match ram though. 4g is fine if you are on a budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 1:07:49 PM

What is your max budget, that CPU isn't going to run much, and it's quite a weak motherboard. this build can't run on 1440p on high settings. maybe low with no AA and 720p/1080p but with bad FPS.
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May 10, 2014 1:11:07 PM

thanks for the reply fellows . This setup will cost me 35000RS as I live in Pakistan but I can wait a month or two (Which i dont want to) and Get an i7 Instead other things remaing constant what do guys think about that? My monitor is DellUltraSharp which is why i am not going to be playing at other res than that :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 1:11:43 PM

IRyannHD said:
What is your max budget, that CPU isn't going to run much, and it's quite a weak motherboard. this build can't run on 1440p on high settings. maybe low with no AA and 720p/1080p but with bad FPS.


It is actually running at 900p. i think it is 19 inches monitor
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May 10, 2014 1:12:29 PM

Bro not 1440p but 1400x900 its very low res :p 
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May 10, 2014 1:13:40 PM

PS I dont want the fancy stuff as ultra and AA things, Medium settings is fine for me as long as it dosnt lag
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May 10, 2014 1:15:07 PM

My budget is 350$ I already have 4gb Ram , Case and Hardrive .
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May 10, 2014 1:16:30 PM

One more thing is Xbox wired controller good ?
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May 10, 2014 1:17:55 PM

UPDATE : Intel® Core™ i7-870 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz) is it okay?
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May 10, 2014 1:23:56 PM

eric16sv said:
UPDATE : Intel® Core™ i7-870 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz) is it okay?
Its older, so I'd recomend a newer I5 or I3 but if it only works with your Mb it should run fine and not bottleneck a HD 7770. Also if you can wait a couple days my friend has a PC with a HD 7770 and I3 3320 with a 900p monitor so I will ask him to test out some games for you.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 1:28:05 PM

You don;t need an i7 for gaming. An i5 is perfectly fine for now. An i3 won't bottleneck a HD7770 but will begin to bottleneck for higher end cards.
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May 10, 2014 2:54:43 PM

yeah tanks alot man I just installed NFS Rivals and it works like a dream 1440x900 with 60 constant fps and 45+ fps with 1080p not sure why other people sasy it wont work .PS i got the i3 :p  thanks alot
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May 10, 2014 7:13:21 PM

eric16sv said:
yeah tanks alot man I just installed NFS Rivals and it works like a dream 1440x900 with 60 constant fps and 45+ fps with 1080p not sure why other people sasy it wont work .PS i got the i3 :p  thanks alot
Np

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May 10, 2014 7:18:59 PM

yep . Just installed GTA Episodes from liberty city , all maxed out with good fps.So far so good
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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 7:26:27 PM

People here the term "i3" and they assume it's bad. In reality, the i3-2120 trades blows with an FX-6300 in many circumstances, losing under full load but winning in core per core performance and many older games, as well as a few newer games.\

Having 6 cores does not make the FX-6300 good, and having 2 cores does not make an i3 bad. They're different methods of optimization that perform better in different situations.
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May 10, 2014 8:40:45 PM

I have used Core2Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz since last year and cant say its much different in day to day task as my friends core 2 quad .You are complete right on this one , higher cores just for multitasking ps who plays games while browsing :p  i3 is more than enough
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May 10, 2014 9:20:01 PM

eric16sv said:
I have used Core2Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz since last year and cant say its much different in day to day task as my friends core 2 quad .You are complete right on this one , higher cores just for multitasking ps who plays games while browsing :p  i3 is more than enough
The only game that really benefits with more cores is Crysis 3. But I heard the community has died on that game.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 10, 2014 9:56:29 PM

Steel_Nugget said:
eric16sv said:
I have used Core2Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz since last year and cant say its much different in day to day task as my friends core 2 quad .You are complete right on this one , higher cores just for multitasking ps who plays games while browsing :p  i3 is more than enough
The only game that really benefits with more cores is Crysis 3. But I heard the community has died on that game.



That's not the only game, but one of the few that benefits from 6+.
Several games optimize for 4, but most dual cores are still strong enough.
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May 11, 2014 4:08:57 AM

Yep dual cores are still good :p  fyi playing Episodes from Liberty city on max 720p on i3 and 7790 working perfectly
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