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How good will this PC be for gaming?

Intel i5 650 3.2GHz Dual-Core HT Processor with HT enabled (four cores altogether)
Sapphire Radeon 6850 HD 1GB DDR5 GPU
4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz RAM
700W Coolermaster Extreme Power+ PSU
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD 7200.12 RPM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Just wondering what you folks think. Hoping to be able to run most modern PC games on very high settings.
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  1. It should. But the dual core CPU may cause problems when it comes to games which use more than two threads. If you haven't bought it, get a quad core. But why that PSU???
  2. Yeah it should run games well, but as suggested,a better cpu would be nicer..
  3. 55Range said:
    Yeah it should run games well, but as suggested,a better cpu would be nicer..

    I probably will when Sandy Bridge is released. For now, though, most games don't even fully utilize the quad core processors so a 3.2GHz CPU w/ hyper threading would be more than sufficient for today's modern games, I would safely assume.
  4. GoldenI said:
    I probably will when Sandy Bridge is released. For now, though, most games don't even fully utilize the quad core processors so a 3.2GHz CPU w/ hyper threading would be more than sufficient for today's modern games, I would safely assume.

    Yes, sandy bridge will be out soon,- Wait-
    AS for quad core- not well assumed, my quad at 3.6 ghz, is eaten up in gta 4 ;) Some games eat up all resources, and demand more, a quad core is a must for gaming- , Get a quad if you plan on gaming well, when sandy is out- ;)
  5. Yeah I will probably pick up an i7 9xx in the next several months if prices drop substantially. The only reason that I am waiting so long is because I already went out and bought everything and pieced the PC together. All I need now is Windows 7 and a monitor. The only games I intend on playing for a while is CS: Source and Left 4 Dead 2, and maybe WoW. That's it. This build will be great for what I intend on doing with it for the next few months until the prices drop down.

    How much would you assume the i7 9xx to drop down in price within the next five-six months?
  6. Well, you can't really know that-
    Wait and see- ;)
  7. Your processor will not let you utilize other components like memory, G-card and the extreme power supply you hv. So in a way running i5-650 which is only a dual core in real sense, you are wasting the money you hv spent on the other pieces.
  8. ^^I don't think so! That proccy is quite capable of handling all the components that he has, with room for more. Its just that some games need more cores, so the suggestions for a quad core is flying around.

    And from when did PSU's started becoming a reason for bottlenecking/cramping??? PSU is just stable power that all!
  9. well not really if u have like 400watt power suppply trying to power a GTX580
  10. ^^That is insufficient power supply not bottlenecking as we know it.
  11. hell_storm2004 said:
    ^^That is insufficient power supply not bottlenecking as we know it.



    How much power is drawn by a card or processor is also dependent on application you are running. In extreme racing games, or GTA with full setting MAX , try running your bike on a straight road and then take some steep turns, you will immediately notice more draw in power.
  12. asheesh1_2000 said:
    Your processor will not let you utilize other components like memory, G-card and the extreme power supply you hv. So in a way running i5-650 which is only a dual core in real sense, you are wasting the money you hv spent on the other pieces.

    I have to agree with hell_storm. Do you even really know what you're talking about? I am assuming not. To reiterate, the processor in itself will allow me to run my components very well, and then some more to add on to it. I know what I am doing. I did my research, made sure that all of my components were compatible with one another, and a got a sufficient power supply (by a pretty good brand, too)..

    Bottle-necking with the components that I have is impossible.
  13. GoldenI said:
    I have to agree with hell_storm. Do you even really know what you're talking about? I am assuming not. To reiterate, the processor in itself will allow me to run my components very well, and then some more to add on to it. I know what I am doing. I did my research, made sure that all of my components were compatible with one another, and a got a sufficient power supply (by a pretty good brand, too)..

    Bottle-necking with the components that I have is impossible.



    :lol:

    indeed you hv a nice PSU, infact more then nice. Your other components are good too.. however if you did a research how come you ended with a dual core processor?
  14. asheesh1_2000 said:
    :lol:

    indeed you hv a nice PSU, infact more then nice. Your other components are good too.. however if you did a research how come you ended with a dual core processor?

    Simply because of the fact that modern day games don't fully utilize the quad core processor just yet. A dual core processor with extra threads will suffice. I would give it two years to three years before games start fully utilizing the quad core processor. When Sandy Bridge comes out, I will probably splurge on an i7 850 processor (when the prices come down to around $200). Just for the hell of it.
  15. best of luck,,,
  16. GoldenI said:
    I have to agree with hell_storm. Do you even really know what you're talking about? I am assuming not. To reiterate, the processor in itself will allow me to run my components very well, and then some more to add on to it. I know what I am doing. I did my research, made sure that all of my components were compatible with one another, and a got a sufficient power supply (by a pretty good brand, too)..

    Bottle-necking with the components that I have is impossible.



    If you did your research and know what you're doing, why ask for "how good will my PC be?" It seems you already knew this answer and are just fishing for "it will rock man, GRATS OMG!"
  17. Best answer
    ... yes gratz... however gotta tell u, there will always be bottlenecking, by some tiny degree, it is near impossible to remove bottlenecking, it is one in a million chance to find a group of components that use just the right amount of juice from each other.
  18. Best answer selected by GoldenI.
  19. Thank-you all for the reply.
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