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Upgrading my PC for gaming at 1600x900 with maxxed out settings. Need help !!!

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July 12, 2014 7:45:34 AM

I will be gaming at 1600x900 resolution. Will this system be enough to run 2013/2014 game titles at ultra/maxxed out settings and heavily modded skyrim at ultra, with texture packs (2k ones) and enb?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb Quad-Core 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 HDMI USB 3.0 uATX AMD Motherboard
RAM: Kingston HyperX (2x4) 8GB
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

I salvaged CPU, Mobo and RAM from my old PC. I know that the processor will be a bottleneck in recent games but I will be overclocking it to 4GHz. I plan to replace it with a core i5 later (next year maybe), but not now because of limited budget.
So what do you suggest?
a b U Graphics card
July 12, 2014 12:23:05 PM

yes they are fine switching to Intel you also have to change the board and i will recommend u to get a psu from seasonic if possible..
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2014 12:36:56 AM

sukhwinder2014 said:
I will be gaming at 1600x900 resolution. Will this system be enough to run 2013/2014 game titles at ultra/maxxed out settings and heavily modded skyrim at ultra, with texture packs (2k ones) and enb?

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb Quad-Core 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Processor
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 HDMI USB 3.0 uATX AMD Motherboard
RAM: Kingston HyperX (2x4) 8GB
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

I salvaged CPU, Mobo and RAM from my old PC. I know that the processor will be a bottleneck in recent games but I will be overclocking it to 4GHz. I plan to replace it with a core i5 later (next year maybe), but not now because of limited budget.
So what do you suggest?


At 1600x900, your computer should run everything at maximum settings, according to your specs. I'm not sure about the CPU, but I know for a fact that the GTX 760 is a powerful card and should suffice your gaming needs, at that resolution. I suggest getting a 1080p monitor. Get the most of your gaming setup!
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July 13, 2014 12:43:06 AM

Fun fact: The older Phenoms perform better in games and single threaded apps than modern FX.

Your build is fine :)  Also I have a 29' monitor with 1366x768, and I do not see any pixels while I game.
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July 13, 2014 12:52:39 AM

If the corsiar csm is what you can get for a good price is it a good choice too.
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