Just making sure,

Hey everybody. Lots of people helped me getting the right choices I believe for my build. Just want to make sure that this is going to play the "newest games" at high-to-ultra? quality with acceptable frame rates:

AMD Phenom II X4 955
MSI GTX 460 1GB Cyclone
MSI NF750-G55 or MSI NF980-G65
G.SKill F3 1600 Ripjaw (2x2GB)
Silverstone PS05-B
XFX P1-650X-CAH9
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3

Here are some of the combo deals:
CPU+RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.470179&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=4f9f22adu9
CASE+PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.469945&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=4f9f210qr3


I will be overclocking and SLi in the future. Any changes should I make?
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  1. Whether or not you can play at high/ultra settings is going to depend a lot on your monitor resolution. The GTX 460 is a good card, but it's not going to be awesome at 1920x1080 (or greater) as a single card.
  2. Yes, I understand about the higher resolutions, but I'm just keeping my resolutions under 1920 x 1280. I'm probably going to get a second card in the future.

    Edit: So should I be good with Crysis, FC2, MW2, etc?
  3. Sorry for double post, but will the PSU be sufficient enough if I overclock and go SLi in the future?
  4. Nothing is ok with Crysis. :)

    I would expect that you'll be ok in general, though you might want to google game-specific benchmarks.

    The XFX 650W PSU will be fine for 2x GTX 460s.
  5. Ok thanks for the answers! I'll be ordering this week.
  6. Oh forgot to ask. Would it be worth saving my money and buying the X3 720 or the 955. All I really would do is play games (Most Import.), use Unity (Game creator), and surf the web. I could spend more on a GPU then. Or no?
  7. If that's all you're doing, then yes, it's probably worthwhile.
  8. You could even drop it down to the athlon x3 440
  9. RiJ said:
    Yes, I understand about the higher resolutions, but I'm just keeping my resolutions under 1920 x 1280. I'm probably going to get a second card in the future.

    Edit: So should I be good with Crysis, FC2, MW2, etc?


    Although I am not disagreeing with what Coldsleep said about the 470...I CAN tell you, my rig started with a single 5750 and handled 1920x1080 just fine.

    I play the same games as you. You can't pick one specific card and say with will handle every game... each game is different. Cysis on max settings could be choppy at times, yet games like Far Cry and Left4Dead 2 gave me motion sickness lol.

    On crysis I played Gamer Settings (max) but only on 1600rez. 1920 was at times, although not unplayable, a little rough around the edges. Scenes like the endgame boss fight. Keep in mine, a 5750 is a $150 card (Canadian)

    Crysis should be your benchmark for selecting a card. The requirements for Modern Warefar dont even come close, so you are covered there. When it call comes down to budget, go with whatever card is best for your favourite game.

    On the CPU issue...if you are a gambling man like me, get a Phenon X2 555 Black Edition and attempt to unlock cores. about 90% success rate on at least a 3rd core. Even as a dual, its still kick ass and can just jack it to 3.5Ghz on the stock cooler easy.
  10. puntacana1 said:
    Crysis should be your benchmark for selecting a card. The requirements for Modern Warefar dont even come close, so you are covered there. When it call comes down to budget, go with whatever card is best for your favourite game.


    Excellent advice. Always good to see (reasoned) first-person experience with specific GPU & game interactions.

    I don't often play FPS games, so most of my GPU recommendations are based on Tom's & Anandtech charts. Most of the RTS & MMO stuff I play isn't nearly as taxing.
  11. Thanks for the answers guys!
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