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November 21, 2010 2:34:26 PM

antec 900 series case

p43neo 3 motherboard (MSI)

q8300 cpu 2.5ghz overclocked to 3 ghz

8 gigs of ddr2 800mhz kingston ram (400mhz)

evga geforce gtx 260 overclocked to 600mhz

700 watt power supply (coolermaster)

windows 7 ultimate



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November 21, 2010 8:36:08 PM

The hardware is a bit on the old side however it would still run any game out there currently, most at higher settings.
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November 21, 2010 9:46:19 PM

I have a core 2 duo, 4 gigs of ram and a gtx 260 I can max everything except crysis, which I can play mostly on max minus some effects and stuff.

You may want to try and i5 processor, and 6 gigs of ram. Wont be much more expensive, but a lot faster than the core 2
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November 22, 2010 6:09:01 AM

An extra kick in the butt, GTX 460, awesome card, awesome price, lots of overclocking headroom
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November 22, 2010 6:59:22 AM

I would recommend switching to DDR3 RAM. Also, what kind of games are you looking at and what's your budget?
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November 22, 2010 7:30:35 AM

That's still a good rig.

Mine still got power to run all games at 1680x1200, although not maxed settings and full AA enabled. Still got smooth gameplay at 1280x1024.
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November 22, 2010 4:50:00 PM

Its a fine gaming rig. Will handle all game out atm, although you may have to adjust some graphical settings with newer titles.

I simply don't see the point in 'upgrading' to DDR3, if you're going to spend any money either buy a new GPU (at least a GTX 460, or 6850) or an SSD. Any other worthwhile upgrades would require a total system overhaul IMO, which is not needed at the moment.
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November 22, 2010 4:57:45 PM

The system specs are fine, it will handle most games at reasonable fps /high settings-
A gtx 460 will help more though-
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November 22, 2010 5:29:12 PM

hey MrPitt,
Your rig is powerful enough to play any game released uptil now.
U will be having good FPS in nearly all of the games.
U r having good CPU as well as GPU.
You will be able to play all of the games at full high settings except some.
As far as ur GPU is concerned.It is really good but if u want better than go for GTX 460 otherwise no problem at all.
U are having good configurations.Stay with it.
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N remember,there is not a prominent difference Between DDR2 and DDR3 RAM.
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But if u are having money n want to stay with new technology then u should go for the Motherboard having LGA socket 1156
so that u can put Core i5 or Core i7(8-series) processors on it.
N if u want better then Go for LGA socket 1366 for Core i7 (9-series).
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So the conclusion is u have a damn powerful rig but if u want to upgrade then its your choice.
On the whole ur rig is able to play nearly all of the games on high settings except some.
Best of luck.
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November 23, 2010 8:51:10 AM

victordilorenzo said:
I have a core 2 duo, 4 gigs of ram and a gtx 260 I can max everything except crysis, which I can play mostly on max minus some effects and stuff

Buddy i am sure GTA 4 will be more challenging to your PC as compared to Crysis.
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December 3, 2010 12:47:00 AM

hard to pick the best answers cause they are all good, forgot to mention that i had a h50 cpu cooler,purchased an extra hdd, (seagate barracuda 7200 rpm 1.5tb ) just for storage, my performance scores from top to bottom are 7.2 , 7.2 , 7.2 ,7.2 and little 5.9 for disk performance so that means base score is 5.9 wich is is a bummer, anyway to increase my base score without spending on a tiny little solid state drive?
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December 3, 2010 7:12:04 AM

Hello MrPitt,
SSD is expensive with respect to its memory.
De-fragment your hard disk.It may give u a performance boost.
By the way SSD is quite faster than SATA or IDE in every aspect.
Best of luck.
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