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Would this i7 2600k setup run these super high end games?

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June 29, 2011 11:25:44 PM

im considering a $1385 deal on this:
i7 2600k 3.4ghz
nvidia gtx 570 1.2gb
8gb ddr3 pc1600 kingston

If crysis bad company 2 metro 2033 and the upcoming bf3 were to have its settings maxed out plus full AA and 1920x1080.
Would all of them be above 60 fps? meaning the lowest fps would be around 60 for each of them.

I'm not big on AA im satisfied with 2x. So if I decrease it to 2x would all of them's lowest fps be above 60? if its like around the 80s its even better.
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June 30, 2011 12:29:21 AM

Metro and Crysis are indeed hogs, but, are as equally GPU hogs as they are at being CPU hogs...; these two in particular are not games known as being 'easy' to pull a constant 60 fps at, even 'only' at 1080P, and certainly not at max/enthusiast settings.

If anything, I'd drop the cpu selected to a 2500k, and invest the saved $100-$150 into a GTX580 is possible....; twin 560Ti cards in SLI would be even faster yet at 1920x1200 and possibly even above that.
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June 30, 2011 12:38:59 AM

Look at it this way. You can't get much better hardware than what you described!
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June 30, 2011 1:20:57 AM

^mdd is right. On the same budget, it would be smarter to get a 2500K, which performs the same as the 2600K in gaming, and improve your GPU setup.
June 30, 2011 3:22:45 AM

so if i switch to a i7 2500k it would be better so my first setup cannot fulfill the things i want to have it done?

also is 2x gtx 560ti s better or 1 gtx 580 1.5gb better? with the i5 2500k?
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June 30, 2011 3:57:17 AM

the gtx580 + an i5 2500k would be good. the 1gb on the 560's may run out of memory in future titles with max settings.
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June 30, 2011 7:13:22 AM

1 gb framebuffer is plenty thru 1920x1200, and even adequate at 2560x1600...

Given an adequate PSU, I'm simply saying twin 560Ti cards are a very nice speed step above a single ref 580...; as 580s are coming down a bit in price, it's a tough all, but, neither will likely be considered slow for quite a while....
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June 30, 2011 11:46:44 AM

^ i got told i didnt need a 640mb 8800gts and only needed a 320mb...... i got the 640mb anyway and it lasted me longer because i went with that. Its fine to say 1gb is enough now...but down the track it may not be.
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June 30, 2011 1:39:55 PM

SLI 560 Ti's will bench higher than single 580, however if you ever want a GPU upgrade again, you will more than likely have to swap both cards where-as if you spent the money now on a single 580, you could add another anytime and 2 580s are easily going to out perform 2 560's but at a cost :) 
June 30, 2011 9:06:31 PM

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 750GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-5] (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Kingston HyperX)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+460] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)


would this configuration do the job for the first post i mentioned??
its total cost plus ups ground shipping is $1687.
June 30, 2011 9:07:48 PM

o also one important crucial question I forget to ask. Does the motherboard affects the speed in any way or just the slots?
Also does the watt requirement matter that much if i just meet it?
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June 30, 2011 9:14:12 PM

by the time he needed a gpu upgrade, he'd likley be upgrading CPU and MB as well, what with PCI-e 3.0 MBs hitting the market, and the forthcoming BD, IB, SB-E, etc.... :) 

I would still recommend 2500k/GTX580 over the 2600k/GTX570, and we'll leave the SLI debate behind for now...
July 1, 2011 5:41:24 AM

Ok guys I've read a bunch of reviews and I was planning to get this 2500k 580 rig from Cyber POWER Pc but i heard they are terrible so I was considering Ibuypowerpc cause these seem the cheapest.


Which one do u guys recommend??
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July 1, 2011 8:37:28 AM

I would talk with a computer shop in your area, and ask how much for assembly if you order the parts...(I'd be surprised if they would not do it for $100 or less, it is not difficult work)

That way, you can get a quality case, PSU (Antec, Corsair, XFX) mainboard (Asus, MSI, GigaByte), mem, gpu, etc., down to the last detail....

Many of the prebuilts tend to use crappy PSUs on midrange builds, and/or do not offer SLI/Xfire MBs until you get into the $2000 builds, etc....
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