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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.

Specs
AMD Athlon II X4 2.6Ghz
6GB DDR2 PC2-6400
500GB 7,200RPM SATA HDD
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 http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-gefo... 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.
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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? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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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.
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May 12, 2010 12:39:48 AM

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