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January 14, 2011 9:19:49 PM

I just built a new system, but it's been a while, so I was just curious how GOOD my pc actually is? How high end? I'm not exactly sure...it is:

Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156
ASUS P7H55-M PRO motherboard

ZALMAN ZM600-HP 600W power supply

Altogether 12gb of memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 PC3 10666
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 PC3 10666

Video Card
ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Running Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit on a
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD740HLFS 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

For Storage/games/music:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Thanks in advance

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January 14, 2011 9:54:04 PM

6950 is a respectable video card, roughly comparable to a GTX570. (I'd investigate the possibility of a BIOS reflash to 6970, if you have the knowledge/courage to do so.....)

Your 3.2G dual core should run as well as any, and likely be comparable to assorted X3 rigs.

Extra 8 GB of memory will not really be of a benefit in most games, but, if you use your system for other applications which do benefit from lots of memory, you are all set.
January 14, 2011 10:04:44 PM

It's pretty good really. Of course, LGA 1156 CPUs are a bit outdated now that we have LGA 1155, but that system is no slouch. I think you may have a little too much GPU for that dual core CPU though.
January 14, 2011 11:25:42 PM

i got a diy pc kit from newegg my parents bought me for christmas. Im building off the core i5 platform, getting my memory, video card, getting it all up, making the cpu the bottle neck, since a core i5, to what i understand, is still pretty hefty, and then later on ill get a core i7 and asus rampage III mobo and then throw it all together!
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