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Have I built an "okay" gaming rig?

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May 7, 2010 7:02:17 PM

Just curious to see what kind of games I can and can't play on which kinds of settings. For example, Crysis on the highest settings or COD: MW2.

AMD Athlon II X4 2.6Ghz
6GB DDR2 PC2-6400
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 (216 Processor Cores)
650W Corsair PSU

I recently purchased Aion Online and I turned everything up as high as it goes (including X8 Anti-Aliasing) and I only get 60-120fps, I don't know if this is an okay amount of fps or not.

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May 7, 2010 7:16:08 PM

monitors will typically only display 60fps, the eye is okay with more than 40-50, so 60-120 is good, not sure how stressful Aion online is though.

260's are ok i suppose (not that you want to hear that), check this out to see how it sits, and depends so much on what price you paid for the gpu.

BUT other than that looks reasonably solid, am pleased with the choice of a PSU, it'll be a good base for the system.
May 7, 2010 7:19:34 PM

I was going to go with a 295 but the price jump from 260 to 295 is pretty crazy, is the performance increase really worth it? I'm also not 100% sure if my PCI-e slot is 2.0 or 1.0, I think it's 2.0 but is there any way to find out a definite answer?

I also wasn't sure if a 650w PSU would be sufficient to run a GTX 295, I know almost nothing about that kind of stuff.

One last thing, my motherboard supports Socket AM3, so would I be able to swap the processor out for this without changing anything else in my system?
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May 7, 2010 9:44:38 PM

I'm not positive, but I think you can use DDR 2 or DDr3 in am3 motherboards, but am2+ only supports DDR2. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. My system is kind of similar to yours and I run everything maxed out 1680x1050 with like 4x anti aliasing in badcompany 2. Your system seems fine. Can always get a phenom IIx4 later on if you want.

You can max modern warfare 2 no probelm. Crysis you won't max, but I don't know of anyone who can max it with great frames. I run it max settings with no AA and I get 40fps.

Phenom II x4 955be @3.7ghz
4gigs ddr3 1333mhz
gtx260 216core
600watt thermal take psu
gigabyte 890gx motherboard.
May 12, 2010 12:39:48 AM

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