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April 6, 2010 5:01:49 AM

is this build, main thing being the cpu, good enough for heavy gaming without overclocking?

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor [...] 6819115215

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [...] 6813131621

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL [...] 6820231277

SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity [...] 6814102884

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April 6, 2010 5:07:22 AM

^ Well for very high resolutions - 1080p and demanding games, the slower clock-speed of the i5 might hold back powerful cards...
A slight overclock to say even 3GHz would help a lot though...and it wont take much effort to reach that speed...
April 6, 2010 5:08:32 AM

The CPU is grate to game with ( in most games to will OC itself to 3.2 gigs with the turbo boost )

The GPU on the other hand is middle of the road gaming GPU

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April 6, 2010 5:20:22 AM

so a $300 gpu is only mid range? i have a friend that has a 5770 and can max out almost any game, and thats a $170 card.
April 6, 2010 5:24:36 AM

jonnyshatter said:
so a $300 gpu is only mid range? i have a friend that has a 5770 and can max out almost any game, and thats a $170 card.

That would depend on what rez and settings he is playing the games at.

When there are GPU like the GTX 480 HD 5870 HD 5970 GTX 295 Yes the HD 5850 is just a grate mid range card....

BTW that 300 GPU was almost 350 @ one time and as low as 260 when they first came out, So dont go by price.
April 6, 2010 5:27:49 AM

i see you have one, correct? how does it fare with your gaming?
April 6, 2010 5:54:35 AM

For me its grate, I have a 24" 1920X1080 monitor and don't have problems at all playing games ( but in crysis I do have to go to high not very high setting and only 2Xaa for about 35FPS on avg )

Not saying its a bad card just not top of the line :)