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August 29, 2011 1:23:44 AM

Hello,
MB: p8p67 rev3.1
cpu: i7cpu-2600@3.40ghz
VGA: AMD EAH6970
RAM: Kingston dual channe
ddr3 4gb/8g total
drives: intel SSD 40GB
Sata 1TB 6.0gb/s
heatsink: F101 heatsink
Case: TT Armor A60

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August 29, 2011 1:31:38 AM

pilgrum90 said:
Hello,
MB: p8p67 rev3.1
cpu: i7cpu-2600@3.40ghz
VGA: AMD EAH6970
RAM: Kingston dual channe
ddr3 4gb/8g total
drives: intel SSD 40GB
Sata 1TB 6.0gb/s
heatsink: F101 heatsink
Case: TT Armor A60



just want to know if it is a good rig my first build
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August 29, 2011 1:35:54 AM

Good
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August 29, 2011 1:37:27 AM

i have about 100$ maybe 200$ anything i can add to this??
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August 29, 2011 1:39:07 AM

ogh and any game suggestions?
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August 29, 2011 1:40:17 AM

Go out with friends and buy them drinks?
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August 29, 2011 1:44:38 AM

Or may be get a 2500k instead and get another 6970 for cf
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August 29, 2011 1:49:00 AM

Yeah, seems pretty decent to me. You should be able to run most anything with no issues. One recommendation I'd make though is to get more RAM; you'll have a problem running DX11 games if you enable tessellation or high AA/AF settings even with current games.
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August 29, 2011 2:02:51 AM

Pyree said:
Or may be get a 2500k instead and get another 6970 for cf



2500k you mean RAM Sorry I'm a noob to tech terminology
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August 29, 2011 2:26:28 AM

he means instead of wasting the money on the i7 2600k, get the i5 2500k, its just as good for gaming and will save you some money. What power supply are you planning on using, dont get a crap one. Stick with Antec, corsair, seasonic or XFX in the 550-650w range, 750w if you plan to go dual gpu's.
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August 29, 2011 3:23:44 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
he means instead of wasting the money on the i7 2600k, get the i5 2500k, its just as good for gaming and will save you some money. What power supply are you planning on using, dont get a crap one. Stick with Antec, corsair, seasonic or XFX in the 550-650w range, 750w if you plan to go dual gpu's.

+1Jillion the i5 2500k will perform right with the i7 2600k in gaming and be less expensive
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August 29, 2011 4:38:52 AM

calmstateofmind said:
Yeah, seems pretty decent to me. You should be able to run most anything with no issues. One recommendation I'd make though is to get more RAM; you'll have a problem running DX11 games if you enable tessellation or high AA/AF settings even with current games.


no need for more than 8gb of ram for any game
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August 29, 2011 5:19:47 AM

cbrunnem said:
no need for more than 8gb of ram for any game

+1 I don't think he understands how hardware accelerated tesselation works as well as dx11 features vs dx9 features that can be just as taxing with ssao and DoF.
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August 29, 2011 2:20:05 PM

cbrunnem said:
no need for more than 8gb of ram for any game


I have a very similar setup as the OP (GTX 460x2, i5 @ 3.6GHz, 8GB DDR3 @ 2000MHz, etc...) and I myself have "issues" (FPS < 100) running DX11 games at the same performance level as other games. Especially with a higher resolution too, you'll without a doubt need 8GB of RAM to run smooth, if not more in some instances. Again, this is for DX11 games with DX11 specific features enabled at high quality settings.

So, it kind of depends on how great you want your games to look, and which games you're playing. If you don't play genres that'll actually ever utilize those features - RTS for example - stick with the 8GB. Otherwise, more RAM never hurt...
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August 29, 2011 5:46:55 PM

calmstateofmind said:
I have a very similar setup as the OP (GTX 460x2, i5 @ 3.6GHz, 8GB DDR3 @ 2000MHz, etc...) and I myself have "issues" (FPS < 100) running DX11 games at the same performance level as other games. Especially with a higher resolution too, you'll without a doubt need 8GB of RAM to run smooth, if not more in some instances. Again, this is for DX11 games with DX11 specific features enabled at high quality settings.

So, it kind of depends on how great you want your games to look, and which games you're playing. If you don't play genres that'll actually ever utilize those features - RTS for example - stick with the 8GB. Otherwise, more RAM never hurt...

Even with the taxing features on DX11 at higher resolutions, in gaming you wont benefit from having anything over 8g of ram in any case unless you are doing some extreme multitasking, which will pull resources from the game in the first place. I can see needing more ram in extreme cases, but 8g will do you just fine
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August 29, 2011 6:00:18 PM

calmstateofmind said:
I have a very similar setup as the OP (GTX 460x2, i5 @ 3.6GHz, 8GB DDR3 @ 2000MHz, etc...) and I myself have "issues" (FPS < 100) running DX11 games at the same performance level as other games. Especially with a higher resolution too, you'll without a doubt need 8GB of RAM to run smooth, if not more in some instances. Again, this is for DX11 games with DX11 specific features enabled at high quality settings.

So, it kind of depends on how great you want your games to look, and which games you're playing. If you don't play genres that'll actually ever utilize those features - RTS for example - stick with the 8GB. Otherwise, more RAM never hurt...


your wrong
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August 29, 2011 9:41:13 PM

i run games perfectly fine with 4gb, so i dont know what game would use more than 8gb.......it would have to be a 64 bit native game for a start to use more than 4gb.......
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August 30, 2011 1:40:52 AM

+1 to everything :) 

8GB RAM maximum.

Intel i5 2500k - cheaper CPU, but same performance for gaming. The "K" means it can be overclocked, something you may want to consider if you have sufficient cooling.

All in all - good build. Just make sure you don't ruin it with a crappy PSU or crappy cooling if you Overclock.

Best of luck,

-Nih
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August 30, 2011 5:32:40 AM

6 GB is top IMO. As RAM that is.
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August 30, 2011 5:47:11 AM

Gman450 said:
6 GB is top IMO. As RAM that is.


I remember I've seen Metro 2033 "recommended" build somewhere... They mentioned 8GB for a "fluid" gaming experience... What's this world coming to? :pt1cable: 
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August 30, 2011 6:12:28 AM

Ok, if the game runs as 32bit app, it can use only 2GB without larger address space awareness, and 3GB if it does. Assume your window 7 use 2GB (I got 2.04GB), the maximum use is a bit over 5, so 6 isa reasonable number, but of course you usually buy a kit of 8GB for non x58 build, so 8GB.
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August 30, 2011 5:48:28 PM

8g if you can, 4g min if you cant, 6 being recommended, so yeah go with the consensus of the thread and get what you can afford/need.
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August 31, 2011 1:42:52 AM

Eldd said:
I remember I've seen Metro 2033 "recommended" build somewhere... They mentioned 8GB for a "fluid" gaming experience... What's this world coming to? :pt1cable: 


That's the exact game I was using as a reference for DX11 capable games. I have a hard time running it and I doubt my CPU/GPU is the bottleneck. It's a pretty demanding game so I don't see how 8GB is that ridiculous of a recommendation...
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August 31, 2011 3:41:35 AM

agreed, with how cheap ram is, 8gb should be a standard for any new gaming build.
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August 31, 2011 5:09:53 AM

calmstateofmind said:
That's the exact game I was using as a reference for DX11 capable games. I have a hard time running it and I doubt my CPU/GPU is the bottleneck. It's a pretty demanding game so I don't see how 8GB is that ridiculous of a recommendation...


Indeed... I, of course tried myself to run that game on AMD X4 965, 4GB DDR3, and a *sigh* HIS Radeon HD 5770. Well, at 1680x1050, medium detail, it almost worked. Almost. Since then I upgraded to 8GB RAM, and still need to get a better GPU. But, yeah, 8GB RAM will probably become pretty fast the gaming standard, as there are a lot of the newer games which require 4GB RAM as "recommended," and when one gets to play that game, they realize it's not nearly enough though unless some sacrifices are made quality-wise.
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August 31, 2011 7:18:13 PM

Eldd said:
Indeed... I, of course tried myself to run that game on AMD X4 965, 4GB DDR3, and a *sigh* HIS Radeon HD 5770. Well, at 1680x1050, medium detail, it almost worked. Almost. Since then I upgraded to 8GB RAM, and still need to get a better GPU. But, yeah, 8GB RAM will probably become pretty fast the gaming standard, as there are a lot of the newer games which require 4GB RAM as "recommended," and when one gets to play that game, they realize it's not nearly enough though unless some sacrifices are made quality-wise.


keep in mind that for a game to use almost 6gb of ram after the systems 2gb that would require the game to be a 64 bit game which would basically say forget all the people with 32 bit OS's. i cant see in the near future games being coded for a 64bit system. so at the moment like someone said before 6gb seems to be the max anyone would need for gaming.
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November 26, 2011 1:06:20 PM

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