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Can i run GTA IV, COD MW3, and maybe the coming GTA?

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December 30, 2012 8:59:03 PM

Hello everyone,

Next thurday i'm going to buy this PC:

Processor:
Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor s1155 (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) so 3,4Ghz turbo to 3,8Ghz.

RAM:
8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333 mhz

Graphics card:
Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5.

Motherboard:
Gigabyte ga-z77x-d3h



Will i be able to play GTA IV (all 3 versions), COD MW3, and maybe the coming GTA V, if so, with nice quality without it stuttering?


I hope someone has the answers to my questions,
My apologizes for any spelling flaws i've made, i'm from the netherlands.


Thank-you! in advance! :D 
December 30, 2012 9:07:25 PM

And how about Black ops 2? Or Skyrim?
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December 30, 2012 9:23:32 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Yes


I'd rather you explain,

can i play like ALL of them?

like, EASILY?

at the highest possible settings? without actual lagg?

Sorry but i need to know it specificly if its like uber easy or w.e cuz i'm about to buy that PC but for quite a bit of money so i rather know exactly what i can expect before i pay it, haha

Thank you already for replying so fast :D 
December 30, 2012 9:26:35 PM

jasonmcnugget said:
Hello everyone,

Next thurday i'm going to buy this PC:

Processor:
Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor s1155 (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) so 3,4Ghz turbo to 3,8Ghz.

RAM:
8 GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333 mhz

Graphics card:
Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5.

Motherboard:
Gigabyte ga-z77x-d3h



Will i be able to play GTA IV (all 3 versions), COD MW3, and maybe the coming GTA V, if so, with nice quality without it stuttering?


I hope someone has the answers to my questions,
My apologizes for any spelling flaws i've made, i'm from the netherlands.


Thank-you! in advance! :D 


yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can

just update your video drivers too they do not update on there own. Even on auto update. then you will be a.ok.
December 30, 2012 9:34:25 PM

jasonmcnugget said:
I'd rather you explain,

can i play like ALL of them?

like, EASILY?

at the highest possible settings? without actual lagg?

Sorry but i need to know it specificly if its like uber easy or w.e cuz i'm about to buy that PC but for quite a bit of money so i rather know exactly what i can expect before i pay it, haha

Thank you already for replying so fast :D 



Hi :) 

Ummm, not at highest settings, you would need a better card for that (yours is mid range at best) , but they will all play well...

All the best Brett :) 
December 30, 2012 9:43:53 PM

Downgrade the i7 to a 3570K or 3570(non-K) and use the extra money for a 7870(at-least) which should let you play pretty much all games on high if not ultra.
December 30, 2012 9:44:36 PM

Is it like a configure your own website or are you buying the whole computer
December 30, 2012 9:45:18 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Ummm, not at highest settings, you would need a better card for that (yours is mid range at best) , but they will all play well...

All the best Brett :) 


Thank you!

But http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=796&g...

there they say its a high-end class card, not that i think whatever they say is holy but allright.

Would you also know if better cards will fit on that motherboard?

And then i have one more question, if i'm not bothering you :-$


what kind of graphics card would i need to make sure i can run the games on maximum settings? or would i then need a card of like $400+??
Because i want to play Mw3, GTA IV on maximum settings.

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And to the guy using a spastic amount of "!!!" 's in your post, i don't know if you over-used your !'s because your either sick of people asking things like this, or you think i'm an idiot, don't post then - If i see this wrong my apologizes, i just don't know what to think of a post like that.
December 30, 2012 9:47:09 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
Is it like a configure your own website or are you buying the whole computer


I'm buying the whole computer.

And i asked this because i really want to be sure if i can play atleast GTA IV series on the best settings...

Atleast untill i can buy a different graphics card.

Because they won't bring the pc to me.. i have to drive 350 Kilometers to get it..
December 30, 2012 9:53:49 PM

jasonmcnugget said:
Thank you!

But http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=796&g...

there they say its a high-end class card, not that i think whatever they say is holy but allright.

Would you also know if better cards will fit on that motherboard?

And then i have one more question, if i'm not bothering you :-$


what kind of graphics card would i need to make sure i can run the games on maximum settings? or would i then need a card of like $400+??
Because i want to play Mw3, GTA IV on maximum settings.

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And to the guy using a spastic amount of "!!!" 's in your post, i don't know if you over-used your !'s because your either sick of people asking things like this, or you think i'm an idiot, don't post then - If i see this wrong my apologizes, i just don't know what to think of a post like that.


Hi :) 

Your card cost around £70 , my card (7990) cost £760 ...which do you think is the high end card ??

I sell graphics cards in my shops, there is only ONE RULE when buying one....

The rule is ... the MORE you pay the BETTER you get....

All the best Brett :) 
December 30, 2012 9:59:14 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Your card cost around £70 , my card (7990) cost £760 ...which do you think is the high end card ??

I sell graphics cards in my shops, there is only ONE RULE when buying one....

The rule is ... the MORE you pay the BETTER you get....

All the best Brett :) 



Darn that's a lot of money for a computer part..

I'm not much of a gamer but i like GTA so does my little brother so i was like i buy a rather good pc i get to play GTA IV some times then once im bored of it again he gets the pc.

but there ARE high end cards available for the motherboard i've posted on main post?

The PC i'm buying will cost me 500 euros, so $661.34 dollar..

is it worth what i'm getting for it?


Yeah sorry for all the questions i'm not much of a computer person, if you ask me i can't explain what the difference between a gpu or a cpu is..
December 30, 2012 10:20:51 PM

You can more that likely play all the games on medium/high settings with good fps and lag. However for highest settings you may need to improve your graphics card.
December 30, 2012 10:23:11 PM

jasonmcnugget said:
Darn that's a lot of money for a computer part..

I'm not much of a gamer but i like GTA so does my little brother so i was like i buy a rather good pc i get to play GTA IV some times then once im bored of it again he gets the pc.

but there ARE high end cards available for the motherboard i've posted on main post?

The PC i'm buying will cost me 500 euros, so $661.34 dollar..

is it worth what i'm getting for it?


Yeah sorry for all the questions i'm not much of a computer person, if you ask me i can't explain what the difference between a gpu or a cpu is..



Hi :) 

If you are about to buy that computer ask them if you can pay extra for a better graphics card...

All the best Brett :) 
December 31, 2012 9:38:25 AM

Lemoncrap said:
You can more that likely play all the games on medium/high settings with good fps and lag. However for highest settings you may need to improve your graphics card.



"and lag" so WITH lag?



@Britt allright i will.

But for the rest of the pc, is that not too expensive for what i'm getting?
December 31, 2012 11:51:54 AM

ur processor is high end u should upgrade it to gpu like hd 7870 or 660ti
December 31, 2012 11:55:13 AM

Ramzzz2936 said:
ur processor is high end u should upgrade it to gpu like hd 7870 or 660ti



Yes but will that fit on this motherboard? will the motherboard be able to handle it?
December 31, 2012 12:43:48 PM

Quote:
psu and monitor resolution?


I don't know what psu means?

monitor resolution idk ima use 1 off my room i think itll be around 1366x1024 at best..
December 31, 2012 1:10:22 PM

How much are you paying for this computer and can you buy off the internet?
December 31, 2012 1:14:32 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
How much are you paying for this computer and can you buy off the internet?



Posted above:


The PC i'm buying will cost me 500 euros, so $661.34 dollar..
December 31, 2012 1:16:50 PM

i dont think gta v is on pc
December 31, 2012 1:21:08 PM

Would you be up for building it yourself?
Edit: The computer must be used?
December 31, 2012 2:10:37 PM

jasonmcnugget said:
Darn that's a lot of money for a computer part..

I'm not much of a gamer but i like GTA so does my little brother so i was like i buy a rather good pc i get to play GTA IV some times then once im bored of it again he gets the pc.

but there ARE high end cards available for the motherboard i've posted on main post?

The PC i'm buying will cost me 500 euros, so $661.34 dollar..

is it worth what i'm getting for it?


Yeah sorry for all the questions i'm not much of a computer person, if you ask me i can't explain what the difference between a gpu or a cpu is..



Hi Jason,

CPU (Central Processing Unit) - the Processor. Basically a hugely powerful calculator that does every calculation that your computer has to do. Every instruction goes through there.
GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) - the Graphics Card. Everything that appears on screen on your monitor runs goes through the GPU. The more powerful it is, the better 'graphics' you have - although this is an extremely basic explanation and in reality is much more complex.
PSU (Power Supply Unit) is how much Power your computer has to run all the components.

The point that the rest of the guys are making is that you have a very powerful CPU and an average GPU for playing GTA IV in the build (the breakdown of the computer) that you've listed. GTA IV is not a well optimised port (taking a game from one platform and putting it onto another).
Depending on the resolution of what you wish to play it on (the number of pixels width and height on your monitor) the GPU in your build will probably struggle if you want to play it with all the extra graphical options that a PC game can give.
Ask the company that is building your PC if you can have a slightly less good CPU and upgrade the Graphics card. I use Nvidia Graphics Cards myself, but as ryanwyvill1 says, get a 7870 if you want to 'play it on the best possible settings' as you said yourself.

I hope that explains some things and that you have a very good New Year!
December 31, 2012 5:02:13 PM

neo_classical said:
Hi Jason,

CPU (Central Processing Unit) - the Processor. Basically a hugely powerful calculator that does every calculation that your computer has to do. Every instruction goes through there.
GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) - the Graphics Card. Everything that appears on screen on your monitor runs goes through the GPU. The more powerful it is, the better 'graphics' you have - although this is an extremely basic explanation and in reality is much more complex.
PSU (Power Supply Unit) is how much Power your computer has to run all the components.

The point that the rest of the guys are making is that you have a very powerful CPU and an average GPU for playing GTA IV in the build (the breakdown of the computer) that you've listed. GTA IV is not a well optimised port (taking a game from one platform and putting it onto another).
Depending on the resolution of what you wish to play it on (the number of pixels width and height on your monitor) the GPU in your build will probably struggle if you want to play it with all the extra graphical options that a PC game can give.
Ask the company that is building your PC if you can have a slightly less good CPU and upgrade the Graphics card. I use Nvidia Graphics Cards myself, but as ryanwyvill1 says, get a 7870 if you want to 'play it on the best possible settings' as you said yourself.

I hope that explains some things and that you have a very good New Year!



Thank you!

The pc i'm buying indee isn't new new, i'm buying it used, so to speak.

Which is why i ask if the price i named above, is right for what i'm getting or that i'm overpaying..

But i must admit i was expecting GTA IV to be like super easy for that video card :o 

Im now starting to think this PC isn't such a good choice..


Thanks for your help guys!
December 31, 2012 5:13:23 PM

jasonmcnugget said:
Thank you!

The pc i'm buying indee isn't new new, i'm buying it used, so to speak.

Which is why i ask if the price i named above, is right for what i'm getting or that i'm overpaying..

But i must admit i was expecting GTA IV to be like super easy for that video card :o 

Im now starting to think this PC isn't such a good choice..


Thanks for your help guys!


Hi again,

Had 5 minutes before I'm out for New Year, so thought I'd just see if anybody had commented on the thread. Can you find out the resolution of the monitor that you'll be playing it on?
It's just, I don't know of a monitor that does the resolution 1366x1024. Usually, it's 1280 x 1024 OR 1366 x 768. Not saying that you're wrong, just wanting to make sure.
And so you know, the Graphics Card that comes with your PC that you were thinking of buying will run the game. It will run it at those resolutions and it will run it fairly smoothly - my GTX 260 ran it at 1920 x 1080. However, if you're wanting to play GTA V (if it comes to PC - no announcement yet sadly) then the recommendations that people have made are for 'future-proofing'. A term that's overused, but will keep games looking fresh for the next couple of years.
At the end of the day, no matter what, your games that you've listed will look much better than on console due to the sheer power of your Graphics card no matter whether you go for the one that you were originally looking at or a more powerful one. It's all a case of making the most for your money.
December 31, 2012 5:34:24 PM

I doubt you could get better for that money. The processor will last at least 4 years. The graphics card if you want to keep things on high I would upgrade next year at christmas time sales. The new generation cards will be out AMD 8xxx and Nvidia 7xx.
If you can get one of them great but they will push the price of the current cards down.
December 31, 2012 6:06:22 PM

I think its not bad for 500 euros..i'm not saying that an i7 and a 7770 is a good combination for gaming..i agree with ryanwyvill..you can upgrade the gpu later..lets see how much a new build with the parts you posted will cost..

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vbjP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vbjP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vbjP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£208.00 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£28.74 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£91.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £610.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 19:57 GMT+0000)

610 pounds is like 750 euros..so i'd say its not a bad deal..but you have to make sure all the parts are of good quality and are reliable..it is not much of a deal if would you have to change the case or the psu when upgrading the gpu..
December 31, 2012 7:20:52 PM

An i7, 8GB of RAM and a Z77 motherboard for $661 is quite good. You'll want a more powerful video card soon though. The 7770 will play all current games, although not at the highest settings. It is basically a "medium" card.
December 31, 2012 9:11:29 PM

nix327 said:
I think its not bad for 500 euros..i'm not saying that an i7 and a 7770 is a good combination for gaming..i agree with ryanwyvill..you can upgrade the gpu later..lets see how much a new build with the parts you posted will cost..

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vbjP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vbjP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/vbjP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£208.00 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£119.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£28.74 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£91.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £610.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 19:57 GMT+0000)

610 pounds is like 750 euros..so i'd say its not a bad deal..but you have to make sure all the parts are of good quality and are reliable..it is not much of a deal if would you have to change the case or the psu when upgrading the gpu..



& @@ Voiidwulf


Thanks guys your really much of help :D 

Well i myself as i stated above am not much of a computer person, i rather fitness all day than waste time on a screen is my honest opinion, but since i do like some games for fun time waste when its bad weather or im just feeling lazy, ima buy the pc then if you think it's not a bad deal.... but as i was trying to say was that i don't have any idea how to see if the components of the PC are good... since as i said it's in fact a "used pc" even though the guy who i'm buying it from said this:

I'm a computer technician and i build computers, it's been built a couple of weeks ago.
I myself give 1 year warranty ( Because i asked if he had any receipt and then he said he built it himself )


So obviously the parts can either be new or oooooooold, the hard disk drive is a normal SATA3 or something, 500GB.


The bad thing is also since i,as i said, have to drive 350 kilometers to get it, if its not good or something is broken... im screwed..

December 31, 2012 11:00:50 PM

The parts can't be that old. The 7770 was released in 2012, and the i7 2600K was initially released in 2011.
January 1, 2013 6:46:07 AM

It will be helpful to make a decision if you can find the specs of the rest of the pc.. make and model..
January 1, 2013 4:40:18 PM

nix327 said:
It will be helpful to make a decision if you can find the specs of the rest of the pc.. make and model..

As i stated above it's a PC made a couple weeks ago by a computer technician so the only important information i already posted , right? or did i miss something
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