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April 23, 2012 6:32:48 AM

based on what i just found on google Crysis 2 is the most demanding game there is for the pc. but i dont think i need the very best graphics card to run this game. i read that the ati radeon 4870 x2 is more than enough and its only about 150 dollars. am i wrong about any of this or is this good?

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April 23, 2012 6:37:19 AM

Crysis 2? No, that is EASY to run! It is crysis and metro 2033 that are the most demanding games. It even brings the gtx 680 to it's knees: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/372
April 23, 2012 6:53:51 AM

ye thats true Crysis 2 is a joke in comparison to Metro 2033 and then theres still Metro Last Light on the way as well, our PC's are gonna bleed lol
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April 23, 2012 8:49:39 AM

thank you for correcting me. i am trying to build my first computer. i hope it goes well.

so far ive decided to give it 12gb of ram. 120gb of hard drive space. amd phenom 1100t black edition. two radeon hd 4870 X2 graphics cards.
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April 23, 2012 10:16:45 AM

You are fully aware that those 4870 X2s are not DX11 capable, they are DX10.1 cards.
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April 23, 2012 10:25:35 AM

the 4870x2's are junk by today's standards and are beat to hell by most "everyday" cards. cross firing them only adds to headaches.

Crysis2 will clobber cards especially when the texture patch is applied.

there's a big difference in games here. Metro will run fine at lower frame rates where crysis won't.

forget the past. follow modern benchmarks and plan on spending $250 for a decent card.

should have mentioned complete specs with opsys and monitor size/res.
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April 23, 2012 10:28:51 AM

Crysis 2 with DX11 and HD Textures is extremely demanding and will clobber even dual cards at 2560x1600. Metro is awesome too
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April 23, 2012 10:30:27 AM

arda10 said:
thank you for correcting me. i am trying to build my first computer. i hope it goes well.

so far ive decided to give it 12gb of ram. 120gb of hard drive space. amd phenom 1100t black edition. two radeon hd 4870 X2 graphics cards.


Please post a topic in the new build forums and use the new build form at the top of the forum. You'll get lots of great input that way.

Most people have no need of 12GB of ram. Also that would most likely kick it out of dual channel mode which is not good. 8GB is plenty, 16GB is the typical next step up.

120GB harddrive is probably not enough, games are getting big. unless you mean 120GB SSD plus a harddrive.

As much as it pains me to say it AMD is not the way to go for gaming. Intel is unfortunately kicking their butt. this is from a guy who has ALWAYS gone AMD. and I love my current system.

The 4870x2 is a bad choice. no direct x11, a power hog, lots of heat and not sure on price. crossfire does better than dual GPU cards.

Not ripping on your choices we all learn as we go and its your first build. A post in the new build forum will get you some good ideas about what you need to meet your goals in your budget. you can look for part reviews on toms
April 23, 2012 2:30:08 PM

the reason i chose 12gb of ram is so that i have atleast 10gb of ram
April 23, 2012 2:34:16 PM

i thought that the more ram i have the better it is for the processor and the graphics card. doesnt it improve the computers performance? if 12gb is overkill then how come some mobos support up to 32gb of ram?
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April 23, 2012 2:54:46 PM

If you're looking for a $150 video card to play Crysis 2, an HD 6850 or 6870 will do well enough on Extreme settings, but you'll need at least a $250 card to play on Ultra in DX11. I'd recommend an HD 7850 or GTX 570.
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April 23, 2012 3:13:51 PM

you gonna need a newer card if you want latest drivers. SInce AMD had now stopped support for older cards. Like the 4000 and 5000 series
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April 23, 2012 3:39:07 PM

You are going to want to get AT LEAST a HD 6950 for it to be a worthwhile upgrade.

The HD4870X2 is a powerful as a HD 5870 (little weaker than a HD 6950) but what it does lack is DX11.
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April 23, 2012 3:55:08 PM

And it ran HOT HOT HOT!
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April 23, 2012 7:15:42 PM

Rockdpm said:
you gonna need a newer card if you want latest drivers. SInce AMD had now stopped support for older cards. Like the 4000 and 5000 series

Dude what are you talking about ending driver support for the 5xxx series? They will continue to update those on the same regular basis as the new cards because the 5xxx series is DX11 so driver support would make sense to continue on the 5xxx series. They usually don't end driver support until about 5-6 years after the product is out.
April 23, 2012 7:25:16 PM

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for units used for real purpose and not just gaming....
all you need is 8GB (2x4GB) kit of DDR3 1600MHz.
period for gaming.


what is better 1x8gb or 2x4gb
April 23, 2012 7:26:57 PM

and how much better is 1600mhz than 1333mhz?
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April 23, 2012 7:33:15 PM

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I've only played Crysis2.... :( 

Aw man, you're missing out! Crysis and Warhead aren't the absolute best games, but they're a lot of fun, less narrow than Crysis 2, and incredibly tweakable. I'm trying to get my friends hooked now that Crysis 1 is out for consoles, too.
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April 23, 2012 11:17:32 PM

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hell I still have to play / finish Metro 2033...

0.1 hours of metro played... ;) 
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April 24, 2012 12:25:47 AM

trolling or what ? 2/10
April 24, 2012 7:27:05 AM

in regards to memory what is PC3 10600? some ddr3 1333 say pc3 10600 and some dont. and what is ecc and what is the difference between buffered and unbuffered.
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April 26, 2012 3:52:03 PM

Good 500w can power them.
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April 26, 2012 4:32:04 PM

amuffin said:
Good 500w can power them.

How many amps does the GTX 480 need? I don't think mine could do it...
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