my question - my current pc is garbage 2.2 amd vnidia 8400. 2xddr2 6400. i thought it was time to come forward a little as i like gaming - i dont care about maxed settings medium will do for me . budget yes . bout 500 quid .
the i5 is a a good gaming processor. If you really want nvidia, get a gt 260. The 5770 is cheaper and performs better. If you want to save money, get the 5750 and overclock it.
EDIT: The 5770 may or may not perform better then the 260, it depends on what its doing. BUT the 5770 and 5750 has dx11
July 3, 2010 5:56:24 PM
well as ive always used single core this is my first forage
into duel or maybe quad .
as im not one of thoes guys who demmands max settings
aa to the max ect as im quite happy running a game on
games i wanna play such as deus ex 3 - mass effect 2 - bio shock 2 -
so is a quad over board for these games
and the rig i posted above and yes i no i need a card for it.
is the rig good enough for that purpose ?
Yes, he means the fan for the processor. If you can, get a cooler master hyper 212. There like $30 (american) and they have a lot of value. That computer can run a single 5770 or 260 very easily and you shouldnt have any problems. A quad core might be a bit overboard, but it will be good for multitasking also. If you want to save money, an athlon ii x3 440 is a good choice. I have this paired with a gt 240 and it can run whatever I want on medium/high settings.
July 3, 2010 6:10:19 PM
i dont do videos or editing just like most people
i play the odd game - watch the odd utube vid
listen to music thats it realy ....
i guess im seeking advise on a rig that will play
games for couple of yrs .
July 3, 2010 6:11:06 PM
ps the first rig -- i didnt see a pricessor fan in the info page
Processors come with heatsink fans, they just generally arent very good. Thats what the guy was saying. Buy an aftermarket one like the hyper 212 plus. If you want a rig for gaming for a couple years, get a HD 5850. Thats a very powerful card and can run everything. It should last you a couple years. But they are pretty expensive. If all you want is medium settings, the 5770 will do fine for a couple years. I payed $80 for my gt 240 and love it. I'm like you, I dont care how high the settings are. Also, what is your monitor resolution? My monitor has a low resolution so that also helps with game fFPS. I dont know how long the gt 240 will be a decent card, though.
You may be nVidia biased, but that doesnt always mean your getting better things for your money. If your determined to buy an nvidia card, get the gtx 260. That should run anything you want on max settings with your resolution. Im at 1268x 1024 (not sure about the first number but the second one is right) and I can run anything I want at high-max settings with a gt 240. If you really want the best bang for your buck, build it yourself. I could put together a great build for your budget.
Also, you might want to consider AMD. The 955 BE is a great gaming processor and is easily overclocked. Since the current intel sockets are going away and the amd am3 sockets arent, AMD is more upgradeable in the future.