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September 9, 2011 4:37:35 PM

current:

amd athlon iix4 640
4GB ddr3 1333 mhz
msi 760gm p33
sapphire hd 6850
samsung 320 GB HDD 5400 RPM
monitor max res 1366x768

i use this pc for gaming -crysis 2,dirt 3 and portal 2 ran pretty smooth with everything maxed out at 1366x768

and waiting for batman arkham city,call of duty modern warfare 3 and need for speed the run.

now my questions are

is it worth it getting a new monitor with a max res of 1920 x1080?( i doubt the 6850 will be able to handle that res with 8XAA and 16XAF)

or a core i5 2400 with h61 chipset?

and will getting an SSD improve my pc's gaming performance in any necessary way?






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September 9, 2011 4:49:34 PM

ssd wont help in games other than by speeding up loading times, and if your considering a new build, 2500k should be your choice atm on a p67 or z68 plate, the monitor will be fine until you can spare anything for a new one, my Gf's is 1440x900 and shes happy enough with things visually,
but the chip/mobo option will give you the better increase even if you stick to your original items
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September 9, 2011 6:21:14 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
ssd wont help in games other than by speeding up loading times, and if your considering a new build, 2500k should be your choice atm on a p67 or z68 plate, the monitor will be fine until you can spare anything for a new one, my Gf's is 1440x900 and shes happy enough with things visually,
but the chip/mobo option will give you the better increase even if you stick to your original items
Moto



thanks for the ssd advice

well the h61 seems good enough for running a graphic card,hdd and a core i5 at stock speed

the z68 and p67 just offers high speed ram slots,extra pci e slots or pci slots,and usb 3.0 ports i dont need all that

- and not even the sata 3 ports as hdd speeds are pretty low compared to ssds

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September 9, 2011 6:54:05 PM

Fair enough, if your not going to benefit from the features, dont fork out for them hehe :) 
Glad to be of some help though
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September 9, 2011 8:02:18 PM

Agree with Motopsychojdn about the SSD.

However it says your HDD is 5,400 RPM? Usually it's the type of speed we see in laptops. I would consider getting a new HDD, something like a Western Digital Black which has 7,200 RPM speed and is a lot cheaper than a SSD.

Getting a new monitor is also a good idea, playing in 1920 x 1080 is a treat. Your 6850 is a decent video card and it should handle most games in 1920 x 1080. If your games start lagging I would suggest you disable or reduce AA and AF, they tend to be less important when you play using the native resolution of the screen.
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