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February 16, 2011 5:49:34 PM

Currently new to this forum thing, but I have been reading several forums and articles.
I have to make this quick and short because I am currently in school and I have class in about 30 minutes.

I have been planning on buying a new gaming computer for awhile, my other desktop died on me last week so I am building a COMPLETE new one mainly for gaming and now I need some help. I will post the site for the parts I am getting with the money range.

Can someone tell me if these parts are good for a good gaming computer.
Games I currently play are WoW, Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Bloodline Champions.. Soon Diablo 3 when it is released.
I want to try playing ALL these games on the HIGHEST setting/quality with decent FPS around 30+

My current range to buy all the parts and such for the new gaming computer I am going to get is about $800-$850

Here are the links:
This is the bundle that includes everything except a video card and monitor.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

This is the video card.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...
or
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Yes I know they are both the same and all, can anyone tell me their is a specific difference other than the product name and price if there is one.

Here is the monitors.
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...
or
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

This all cost me just about $800.
Thanks in advance.
February 16, 2011 6:17:55 PM

Short answer yes. ALways consider the GPU beforee the CPU for games as anything above $75 will drive the right GPU.
That's the LCD I have and a 4870 drives it at 1920x1080 so that 6850 will definitely work for anything DX9 or DX10. DX11 is another story and would require the 6950.

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February 16, 2011 7:54:52 PM

BaronMatrix said:
Short answer yes. ALways consider the GPU beforee the CPU for games as anything above $75 will drive the right GPU.
That's the LCD I have and a 4870 drives it at 1920x1080 so that 6850 will definitely work for anything DX9 or DX10. DX11 is another story and would require the 6950.


6850s handle DX11 titles just fine. Pair two of them together and you get 5970 performance for a fraction of the price. It really is a great card (especially for the price).

With the new tessellation controls in the Control Panel you can customize the level of tessellation of any game. nVIDIA have been upping the tesselator count in "The Way It's Meant To Be Played" to unreasonable levels (in order to make their cards shine).

Funny thing with tessellation is that after a certain amount... you cannot tell the difference.
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February 16, 2011 8:46:58 PM

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Sticking a 200 dollar processor in an 89 dollar mobo..



That's an advantage to AMD. Even the cheap mobos have all the features with fewer bells and whistles for OCers. And with that board he can even have an extra monitor or pump out HD to the TV.

Win, win I'd say.

Cheap and capable.
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February 16, 2011 8:48:30 PM

minitron815 said:
Why not the GTX 460? Performs as fast as the 6850 and it's cheaper.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Overall the GTX 460 is slower unless you purchase a pre-overclocked card. Build quality is also iffy (unlike XFX or HSI).

GTX 460 is listed at $225... the XFX 6850 is listed at $169.97... where do you get cheaper from?

Probably an nVIDIA shill hired by nVIDIA to sell their products on message boards. Typical.
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