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May 13, 2010 5:00:33 AM

Hello, guys im getting a alienware aurora with
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Intel® Core™ i5 750 Quad Core 2.66GHz (8MB Cache)
23.0" Dell ST2310 Full HD Monitor with VGA cable
4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
500GB - SATA-II, 3Gb/s, 7,200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
ATI Radeon™ HD 5670, 1GB GDDR5
24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
with the water cooling and the stuff that comes with it, my question is will this handle many games like cod mw2 and wow, im not the extreme gamer, i dont play racing games and crysis. So, will this comp be able 2 handle wow and call of duty? btw, what video card should i get without having 2 upgrade anything thats $120~?

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May 13, 2010 5:14:44 AM

WoW and CoD: MW2 shouldn't be a problem for the 5670 @ 1920x1080.

From the THG review on the HD 5670



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a c 189 U Graphics card
May 13, 2010 10:37:56 AM

What is your PSU? brand? model?
For now, stay with your current card, since you aren't a hardcore gamer, HD5670 is still good...
Save some money, if you can get HD5850 and OC your CPU a little bit, your system will be great... :) 
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a c 172 U Graphics card
May 13, 2010 11:57:20 AM

If you have that monitor, I think I would shoot for at least the 5750. The 5770 would be much better. You might want to get a smaller monitor and a better video card.
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May 14, 2010 12:28:24 AM

i have no idea wut the psu is, the alienware computer comes with a 525w psu with the case so no idea x-x, btw how would i go about overclocking my system safely?
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 7:22:17 AM

virrze said:
i have no idea wut the psu is, the alienware computer comes with a 525w psu with the case so no idea x-x, btw how would i go about overclocking my system safely?


The important thing would be to read lots about how to do it before attempting it - this way you all well informed. Then we are slowly increasing the multiplyer or FSB keep watching the temperature when running stress tests such as prime 95 etc.
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2010 10:18:22 AM

I would lose the liquid cooling and get the money together for a 5770. For any modern games I would not go lower than a 5770 at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

With a 5670 or even a 5770, Overclocking the system seems fairly redundant - the CPU wont be bottlenecking those cards, you may get a bit of extra performance from WoW as it is more CPU dependant, but ultimately it is not worth OCing.
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May 15, 2010 12:08:07 AM

I won't be using this for extreme gaming, just wow and ragnarok and cod mw2 maybe.
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