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Is GTX 570 way too much card for Sandy Pentium G at 720p?

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May 28, 2014 9:44:32 PM

Howdy folks, not sure this is posted in the right place? maybe CPUs wold have been better? Anyway here goes:

I have a conundrum - I am building a basic gamer up for a mate who I am trying to get back into gaming after a long time away, out of old parts i have left laying about, some used, some purchased from the bargain bin etc.

Question is, given that I am building this up on a H61 motherboard with a Sandy Bridge Pentium, an old mechanical HDD, 8GB of 1333 RAM and it is likely to see its only action on a Dell 1280 x 1024 VGA monitor or a 720p LCD TV, is it a waste of my old Asus GTX 570 DC II to put it in there?

Would I be better off just to stick a HD7750 or GT430 card in there? He will likely play mostly FPS from days gone by, platformers, older RPGS and NBA 2K12. No multiplayer, possibly games like BioShock series, DeusEx: HR, Fallout series if i can get him interested i it.

I have an old CM GX750W PSU which I can put in there if I use the 570, but if I use the 7750 or the gt430 I will likely use an old CX430W PSU.

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May 28, 2014 10:00:57 PM

i7Baby said:
The Pentium won't choke the 570. But for 720p you don't need the 570..

Avoid using the CoolerMaster PSU for anything. See -http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...

The Corsair should be OK for the gt430 and 7750.


Thanks i7Baby. I was thiking that the 570 might enable him to play more modern games at reasonable FPS at 720p or 1280x1024 res? Is this completely incorrect thinking? I don't want to use the term 'futureproofing' for a sandy pentium build and a 3 generation old video card but I guess I was thinking the card might enable him to actually play Metro 2033 or BioShock Infinite say?
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May 28, 2014 10:40:31 PM

I'd just give him enough to get along. I wouldn't aim for a killing machine. Let him get his own.
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May 28, 2014 11:25:10 PM

i7Baby said:
I'd just give him enough to get along. I wouldn't aim for a killing machine. Let him get his own.


So I'm still not sure of what you are suggesting.

Does this mean that you think that the G860 and GTX 570 would be a 'killing machine' at 1280x1024.?

Do you think the GT 430 would be enough for 1280 x 1024? I have been running the GT430 in a HTPC for the past couple of years, never played any games on it.

Since he is paying me to build it for him (well he is paying token prices for the used parts) I am thinking that maybe I should put the 570 in it anyway as I won't be needing it any longer, I would take a massive loss on what I paid for it if i sold it on, and for what I would likely get for it we couldn't buy anything near as capable. What do you think? I know the GX750W PSU is a POS but is it bad enough with the power draw that it will be under using a pentium and a single GPU to throw in the garbage?
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May 29, 2014 12:20:44 AM

Compared to the gt 430, the 570 would be a killing machine

The gt430 should be OK at 1024 and minimum settings most games

As you saw, the coolermaster power supplies are not recommended. They have voltage breakdowns a lot on these forums.
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May 29, 2014 1:34:06 AM

i7Baby said:
Compared to the gt 430, the 570 would be a killing machine

The gt430 should be OK at 1024 and minimum settings most games

As you saw, the coolermaster power supplies are not recommended. They have voltage breakdowns a lot on these forums.


Thanks man. I think I will suggest to him that he can fork out for a new psu and I will give him a killing machine with the 570, or he can settle for minimum settings and I will use the CX430 and the GT430.

thanks again for your help

dirk
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May 29, 2014 1:50:16 AM

Good compromise!
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