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This Gaming system, Classed as Low/Medium/High end?

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November 11, 2010 11:36:25 AM

Just out of curiosity would this system fall into a low medium or high end gaming catagory,

And how would it compare to an identical build but with i5 Cpu/mobo mix?


CPU Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition OC'd @ 3.8Ghz
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AMD 880G Mobo
4Gb Corsair DDR3 13333Mhz
Asus ATI 6850 1Gb
700W Psu

Blu-ray Drive
Lian-Li V1000 Titanium case
Plenty of cooling

This machine is already built so wont be replacing any parts, the reason for asking is i am just curious to know if i would have built a better gaming machine going with an i5 buld.

Cheers :) 
November 11, 2010 11:49:37 AM

batuchka said:
If sticking to that mobo (16/4) CF is not advisable so i would say mid - if u had swapped out to a 8/8 CFable Asrock 870Extreme3 then u in business hehe


HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...


This is my 1st build and i was planning on CF in the future, maybe a few months time, will 16/4 cause issues?
When buying the Mobo i knew it wouldnt run 8/8 but didnt think it would cause problems, thinking 16/4 just not being as powerful as 8/8, have i made a mistake? If i have not rely an issue, when i decide to buy another 6850 i could just upgrade the mobo too?
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November 11, 2010 11:54:47 AM

God damn that Mobo is for sale at Novatech, the same place i bought mine Asus and almost £10 cheaper!!!! damn!!!!

O well in a few months i will buy another 6850 and that mobo
November 11, 2010 12:28:17 PM

nate_2011 said:
This is my 1st build and i was planning on CF in the future, maybe a few months time, will 16/4 cause issues?
When buying the Mobo i knew it wouldnt run 8/8 but didnt think it would cause problems, thinking 16/4 just not being as powerful as 8/8, have i made a mistake? If i have not rely an issue, when i decide to buy another 6850 i could just upgrade the mobo too?


you will still be allowed to crossfire, you just might lose a chunk of performance, though maybe not too much since these aren't the most powerful cards out there, quick someone we need scaling charts for the ati 68xx series
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