Hey guys, I had this little system in mind. I'm planning to do some light gaming (WOW, SC II, and possibly Diablo III), plus the usual productivity work + browsing the web and watch movies. Specifically, I would like to know if the video card will be enough to play the games mentioned in full 1920 x 1080 at hight settings. I decided to go for the 2400 i5 cause I've been doing some video editing and encoding lately and I feel the 4 core will get the job done much faster. I considered getting the 2500k, but I've never OCed before and I think the 2400 will suffice for my needs. Any input given will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
If you look here, you can see that the 6850 offers playable framerates with no anti-aliasing employed. If you can live without AA, well and good...but if you want AA, you'll either have to do it at the expense of AF or risk stuttering frame rates. A better GPU would be more future proof, in case you decided to play some other games like Crysis 2 or Metro 2033 down the line.
Also, I would think twice before buying a card from HIS... I'd suggest you consider the more popular vendors like MSI, Sapphire and XFX... maybe even PowerColor. XFX has a lifetime warranty, so that (IMHO) gives it an edge over the rest.