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July 17, 2011 2:31:05 AM

This is what I have so far.:

PSU Thermaltake 500w topped out/ Motherboard ASUS M4A79XTD EVO 790X AM3 RT/ 6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3/ AMD Athlon II X2 255 3.1GHz AM3 CPU Dual-Core Processor/ 2x 250 GB SATA HD's/ and possibly a 560ti or Radeon 6950/ none important stuff I thinking about buying a open PC case.

My question is how will I fare against todays big games.

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July 17, 2011 3:06:52 AM

your gonna struggle with games like bfbc2 and other games that like a quad core.
your gfx will overpower your cpu with a lot of older games...
as your system stands its top heavy with the gfx.
so swap out the dual core for a quad or lower the gfx...
my prefrence would be to change the cpu.
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July 17, 2011 8:37:32 AM

have you purchased this stuff already? I dont think your memory is compatible to your motherboard. as HEXiT said you will benefit from a better cpu, pairing a $50 cpu with a $250 gpu doesnt make sense. I would get a phenom ii x4 at the least.
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July 17, 2011 8:48:51 AM

Agreed with the others. Get a better CPU. Change it to a Phenom II X 4 945/955/965 BE, i.e if you have the budget for those. You'd also need a better PSU to power in either of those cards, you'll need some 700 W or 750 W PSU just to be safe.
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July 17, 2011 10:50:00 AM

+4 for better CPU.

560Ti will do well enough at lower resolutions - you should be able to get everything maxxed out and running fairly well. 6950 is around the same performance as a 560Ti (bit less in some benchmarks), though some 6950s can be flashed to become 6970s, so that's also something to consider.

-Nih
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July 17, 2011 2:29:17 PM

Best answer selected by Earv19.
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July 17, 2011 2:31:50 PM

Thanks for the info, I've already bought or have everything but the GPU. As far as the CPU I'll probably ending up replacing it seeing how it's a little light. But for now it's just a place holder.
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July 17, 2011 3:25:22 PM

You also should get a better PSU if you're thinking of getting a better card.
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July 17, 2011 5:00:33 PM

ok, just to stress my earlier point, you have triple channel memory and I dont think it would work in a dual channel board.
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