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September 30, 2010 2:01:27 PM

Hi all, I am building a new PC. I will use it for gaming at 1600x900 resolution mostly & for general uses. I will like to play the latest titles like COD-blackops,Crysis 2, Medal of Honor,HAWX 2, FIFA 11 etc with high settings(AA & AF on). Will my configuration support them.

My specs are:
Processor - i5 760 2.8GHz with turbo boost,
Motherboard - asus P7H55EVO,
RAM - 2x2GB DDR3 1333MHz,
Harddisk - Seagate 500GB 7200 rpm,
GPU - single XFX HD5770 1GB,
PSU - 450W

I have the following questions:

1>Do I need to overclock? If necessary then I will overclock my CPU & GPU to some extent but not heavy overclocking as i will be using only the stock coolers.

2>At 1600x900 resolution do i need to go for GTX460 1GB/768MB or will 5770 1GB be sufficient.

3>Will I have any added advantage over the asus H55 chipset motherboard,if I go for an asus P55chipset motherboards?

4> How long can I expect to game with my current build?

5> It will be of great help if someone can provide me benchmark results of 5770 1GB vs gtx460 768MB/1GB at 1600x900 resolution. I have searched the internet but
haven't found any benchmarks results for that resolution.

Thanks in advance to all of you who will reply to my queries.......

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September 30, 2010 2:35:08 PM

ani_chokedkane said:

I have the following questions:

1>Do I need to overclock? If necessary then I will overclock my CPU & GPU to some extent but not heavy overclocking as i will be using only the stock coolers.

2>At 1600x900 resolution do i need to go for GTX460 1GB/768MB or will 5770 1GB be sufficient.

3>Will I have any added advantage over the asus H55 chipset motherboard,if I go for an asus P55chipset motherboards?

4> How long can I expect to game with my current build?

5> It will be of great help if someone can provide me benchmark results of 5770 1GB vs gtx460 768MB/1GB at 1600x900 resolution. I have searched the internet but
haven't found any benchmarks results for that resolution.


1) If you are only using a stock cooler, do not overclock, Get an aftermarket cooler. You don't necessarily need to overclock. Wait until you are comfortable with your build maybe you can buy a good cooler down the road and attempt to overclock.

2) At 1600x900 the 5770 or the GTX 460 would be good, you should wait about 2 weeks for the new AMD Radeon graphics (6XXX Series) to see what they have to offer

3) P55 is the main chipset, you can have an h55 p55, i55 p55, blah. The board you chose is great.

4) 1-2 Years on high settings. But you just add another video card and bam! your performance sky rockets.

5) http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/293259-33-5770-benchm...

Give us links!
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September 30, 2010 4:36:20 PM

The H55 is basically a P55 with an HDMI port so you can use one of the lesser i5 chips with integrated graphics. The P7P55D-E would be the more standard motherboard choice. Either way get the "-E" model so you get SATA3/USB3.
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September 30, 2010 6:29:12 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.....

will gtx 460 be overkill at 1600x900.....

how much performance loss(in terms of frame rate) will there be if i choose ati hd5770 1gb over gtx 460 1gb at 1600x900 resolution.....

what frame rate would i get with hd5770 and gtx460 at 1600x900 resolution for Crysis warhead,stalker,metro2033 etc at highest settings.
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September 30, 2010 7:11:54 PM

ani_chokedkane said:

what frame rate would i get with hd5770 and gtx460 at 1600x900 resolution for Crysis warhead,stalker,metro2033 etc at highest settings.

Probably unplayable. Crysis plays 1680x1050 at medium settings on a 5770, at high it gets too choppy. You can probably barely play maxxed Crysis (and I think Metro is up there too) on a pair of 460 (1GB) in SLI. Crysis still looks very good at medium. I dont think Stalker is nearly as GPU demanding.

1600x900 is an uncommon resolution, which is why you cant find any benchmarks. 1920x1080, 1680x1050 and 1280x1024 are all far more common.
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October 1, 2010 12:10:21 AM

Who plays crysis on full settings?


That should be a quote :) 
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October 1, 2010 3:15:54 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Who plays crysis on full settings?

There, its a quote.

There is an answer. Its people who spends $3000+ on a gaming PC. Not a large market segment, but they do exist.
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October 1, 2010 3:59:05 PM

Id go with a 550W at least for future upgrades, I have a 750 myself and its overkill for my system but nice for when I wanna upgrade, PSUs are real cheap

Also, I'd recommend a Samsung Spintpoint F3, 500GB? You can easily get a 1TB for just a little more
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