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Is E5700 combined with HD 5670 GPU a good combination for decent gamin

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June 3, 2011 4:52:13 PM

i am planning to buy a new pc,i asked such a question before but that was just for dual cores....so now specifically the dual core E5700 and HD 5670...so at lower resolutions like 1280x1024....will i be able to play latest games like call of duty 3...i just need 30 fps... :) 
June 3, 2011 9:10:01 PM

Depends if you want to play at maximum settings, or at very minimum.

That is an outdated CPU and you would have trouble playing the newer games, even at your 1280x1024 resolution.

Are you buying this pc new?used?from a friend? or are you building it yourself.

I would suggest looking at some newer technology to keep up with even the current generation of games, but if you have a very low budget this might be all you can get. If you can answer my questions and/or post your budget we should be able to help a bit further.
June 3, 2011 9:45:22 PM

JordoR said:
Depends if you want to play at maximum settings, or at very minimum.

That is an outdated CPU and you would have trouble playing the newer games, even at your 1280x1024 resolution.

Are you buying this pc new?used?from a friend? or are you building it yourself.

I would suggest looking at some newer technology to keep up with even the current generation of games, but if you have a very low budget this might be all you can get. If you can answer my questions and/or post your budget we should be able to help a bit further.


yes i am buying a new one....and i think i would play games at medium settings,and my budget including everything,the graphic card too,is 400$....
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June 4, 2011 1:32:05 AM

Where are you buying the parts from? If you are looking at the Shell Shocker on NewEgg, I'd honestly just buy it. Get a 5670 or get a 4850 or 250 GT on eBay for the same price, steal an old DVD drive and be done for about $300.

I think you have to something like a 5770/GTX 450 to bottle neck a E5700 for most games, plus you can get a good overclock on that E5700. Tom's had an article a while back (your E5700 is faster than a E6300 BTW):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc-...

Otherwise, I'd get a Athlon X3 450 (they're on sale at NewEgg). If you look around you can probably get a good deal on a GTX 460 768MB for about $100 or more easily a 5770.

Looking at Tom's $500 build, you could do a lot better if you raise your budget some.
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June 4, 2011 5:38:55 AM

a 5670 isnt a bad choice for that resolution, but CPU you would be much better off with an AMD athlon II x2 or x3 if your budget will stretch that far.
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June 4, 2011 5:41:18 PM

dont bother with the e5700

it may look like a good deal, if you can stretch your budget your better of with a sandybridge core i3

if you cant stretch it that far, go the amd route

if you buy the e5700 you can upgrade the cpu but you wont see much better performence and pluss you would need a new motherboard again id say go socket 1155 (intel route)
or am2/3

you want to buy a computer that you will be able to upgrade within the next few years without replacing the motherboard

(i strugle to get good frame rates on cod modern warfare 2 with a 3ghz core 2 duo e7600)

i dont think that cpu is good enough for that game it is very cpu intensive
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June 4, 2011 7:03:41 PM

What is so wrong with the E5700? That's a decent CPU there, and should have no problem backing a mere 5670.

I would see that CPU not too far off the Athlon IIs, I don't know what you guys are talkin about. :) 

However I haven't heard TOO much about this CPU, but the specs don't seem too bad.

I'd give the CPU some juice (overclock) and try out that GPU before upgrading your entire build. If you don't feel like you're getting everything out of the GPU that you can, then upgrade the rest of the stuff. (to intel sandy bridge if the cash allows it, if not then AMD + Phenom II is fine)

IMO I'd go for something a little stronger than a 5670 if your budget allows it. Maybe a 5770 or a 6770?
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June 4, 2011 7:39:22 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
a 5670 isnt a bad choice for that resolution, but CPU you would be much better off with an AMD athlon II x2 or x3 if your budget will stretch that far.


athlon x3 yes athlon x2 no Im afraid I have to disagree. even for an overclocking novice the 5700 is going to provide much better results when overclocked even 66 FSB is a lot of speed for little or no voltage increase
June 5, 2011 1:00:35 PM

Raidur said:
What is so wrong with the E5700? That's a decent CPU there, and should have no problem backing a mere 5670.

I would see that CPU not too far off the Athlon IIs, I don't know what you guys are talkin about. :) 

However I haven't heard TOO much about this CPU, but the specs don't seem too bad.

I'd give the CPU some juice (overclock) and try out that GPU before upgrading your entire build. If you don't feel like you're getting everything out of the GPU that you can, then upgrade the rest of the stuff. (to intel sandy bridge if the cash allows it, if not then AMD + Phenom II is fine)

IMO I'd go for something a little stronger than a 5670 if your budget allows it. Maybe a 5770 or a 6770?



thanx a lot for that boost...and relating the gpu,is 5770 really much stronger than 5670,because i have seen benchmarks,and the fps difference is just about 10,thats just the reason i am not buying 5770...and i have the budget to buy 5770,and also worried a bit about the watt and the slots it uses....what do u say should i go for it...
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June 5, 2011 8:15:51 PM

The 5770 is still very low power compared to most cards, even older slower cards.

What mobo/PSU are you using?
June 12, 2011 7:58:18 AM

Raidur said:
The 5770 is still very low power compared to most cards, even older slower cards.

What mobo/PSU are you using?



i am having 400 watt supply....and will the pentium dual core 3ghz cpu bottleneck 5770?...
June 13, 2011 8:14:32 AM

if i read correctly and your building/buying your own system

AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 Something like this would probably work good for you. And AM3 so it's got support for faster ddr3 Memory
$79.99


Ati Radeon 5770 1gig 128bit is 120ish$ Ok (if your really tight on money. this will work.)
122$
Now for your resolution the 5770 would work just fine. especially on Cod 3.

A Decent motherboard. I actually own this. and it's great features and good price
BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3
$54.99

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 2x2 For the dual channel ability
$41.99

Decent Power supply. More then good enough. Rosewill Stallion Series 500W
$39.99

That should give you a pretty decent computer for under 400. Total is around 340ish


Hope i helped you in someway.
June 13, 2011 8:15:08 AM

And also your 400WATT will be fine on a 5770. it draws very little power.
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June 13, 2011 10:11:15 AM

I just built a PC with close to those specs. The A880G+ is a great little motherboard.

But if you already have a E5700, an 5770 will not be bottle necked by it, generally. The Athlon II X3 is a superior chip for the money though with better low end motherboards.
June 13, 2011 11:37:28 AM

Also if you wanted to check out the Items i showed. here are the links

A880G+ AM3

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


AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now if you ever wanted 8 gigs DDR3 for some reason. i would go with this if you chose that mobo as there's only two ram slots
Same thing just 4 GIG on 1 stick. You will only get single channel but will not even notice a difference

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB 240-Pin
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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