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November 6, 2010 8:22:13 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will be bumping the RAM up to 6gb with a single GEIL 2GB module.

I plan to be playing Crysis, WoW, Starcraft 2, among others. Will this machine run these games at close to or at max settings?

Also, can you recommend any cheap, quiet case fans? Because my room gets very hot, even when a/c is on. I have yet to figure this out. The computer might get a little toasty without cooling, so i'll need some aftermarket fans.
November 6, 2010 8:38:10 PM

I wouldnt bump the ram up to 6GB, that will put you in single channel and actually hurt performance.

What resolution are you planning on playing at? The 5770 will handle those games on high at 1280x1024 but you wont be able to get crysis near max at 1920x1080.
November 6, 2010 8:42:08 PM

hunter315 said:
I wouldnt bump the ram up to 6GB, that will put you in single channel and actually hurt performance.

What resolution are you planning on playing at? The 5770 will handle those games on high at 1280x1024 but you wont be able to get crysis near max at 1920x1080.



i plan to play at 1920x1080. im buying an asus vh236h, so monitor is no issue. can the card handle WoW at max settings? and if i decided to upgrade to a new video card, what could get crysis at max for minimum price?
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November 6, 2010 8:43:50 PM

Nothing reasonable will max out crysis so dont even think about that, a 6850 would play it on high pretty well, but if you are going to swap out the video card in it once you get it then you are wasting money getting a prebuilt. Build it yourself and get the parts you want the first time around.
November 6, 2010 9:07:36 PM

hunter315 said:
Nothing reasonable will max out crysis so dont even think about that, a 6850 would play it on high pretty well, but if you are going to swap out the video card in it once you get it then you are wasting money getting a prebuilt. Build it yourself and get the parts you want the first time around.


well, if i build it myself, i will be spending 200 dollars more than the prebuilt. But if you would like to see my list of parts for a custom, just tell me and ill give u the .txt file containing parts, links, and prices.
November 6, 2010 9:25:26 PM

Not sure how you figure that, its not too hard to beat a prebuilt at about 800 actually, i just pieced together a build that has a 5850 instead of a 5770 and its only $838 before shipping and rebates

Here is what i would suggest rather than that ibuypower unit

Phenom II 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x2GB kit Gskill ecos
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A77TD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic S12II 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300 illusions combo'd with windows 7 home
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Add in a $20 optical drive of your choice and it easily bests the ibuypower build for slightly more, before shipping and $35 in MIRs
November 6, 2010 9:28:31 PM

hunter315 said:
Not sure how you figure that, its not too hard to beat a prebuilt at about 800 actually, i just pieced together a build that has a 5850 instead of a 5770 and its only $838 before shipping and rebates

Here is what i would suggest rather than that ibuypower unit

Phenom II 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2x2GB kit Gskill ecos
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A77TD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic S12II 520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300 illusions combo'd with windows 7 home
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Add in a $20 optical drive of your choice and it easily bests the ibuypower build for slightly more, before shipping and $35 in MIRs


thanks alot!!! but, is it possible to swap that antec case for a cm storm scout or sniper? i really like the ventilation of the storm scout, which is important for my room (see above posts)
November 6, 2010 9:58:21 PM

Yeah, power supplies are standard sizes, it will fit just fine in there.
November 6, 2010 9:59:42 PM

hunter315 said:
The 300 illusion has really good ventilation, packing 4 fans, but you can easily swap it for the storm scout, it increases the price of the build by 10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


I'm gonna go with the Storm Scout (i like the look and space). As for the CPU, is a CM Hyper 212 sufficient to cool it if its overclocked at 3.5ghz?
November 6, 2010 10:06:35 PM

CM Hyper 212+ is a great cooler for the price, it will handle even higher than 3.5GHz just fine.
November 6, 2010 10:35:42 PM

Great! Thank you SO much for your help. Once i save up enough money for YOUR suggested build, I will buy it, and more importantly, BUILD IT!
November 6, 2010 10:47:40 PM

If that takes a few weeks definitely stop back here and we can help you find good combos and deals on parts, prices on newegg shift a fair amount and new combos show up every month so definitely stop back a few days before you plan to buy.
November 6, 2010 10:59:50 PM

hunter315 said:
If that takes a few weeks definitely stop back here and we can help you find good combos and deals on parts, prices on newegg shift a fair amount and new combos show up every month so definitely stop back a few days before you plan to buy.


Alright, i will!
November 7, 2010 6:55:55 PM

Be aware that most peoples suggested shopping lists don't include the OS--so plan on adding another 100 dollars or so to the price.
November 7, 2010 8:30:10 PM

Actually mine usually do, its combo'd with the case as you can see. You can usually get window's combo'd with something so it only adds about $90 to the price.
November 8, 2010 2:37:44 AM

Oops, missed that. Good list.
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