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Would this be good for gaming?

Last response: in Systems
June 21, 2011 9:47:46 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2Ghz

MSI 870-C45 770 £49

Asus HD 6870 Direct CU 1GB GDDR5 £152

G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Ripjaws Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V £34

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB £42

Antec 100 £42

Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze £52

LiteOn iHAS224 £15

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium £67

This is just a £530 build i put together for my birthday which is comming up soon.. would this be able to play World of Warcraft,Counter strike:Source and Empire Total War on max graphics?

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June 22, 2011 1:00:53 AM

At what resolution?
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June 22, 2011 6:52:56 AM

CS:S used to run on max settings on my P4 with a 64MB VGA. Ah the good old days.

The GPU is good enough, and the CPU should hold up but a bit underpowered for the HD6870 IMO. The best AMD deal these days is the 955BE.

Check the $800 build on my sig (which I believe is about £500?). The i5 2400 will be much stronger at Total War.
June 22, 2011 2:39:58 PM

Cuecue its 1366x738 i think and zero on amazon (uk) the prices are the same but in a diffrent currency if you get me.. so that build would be £800 in pounds :/ 
June 22, 2011 4:50:37 PM

It will have no problem with that resolution, actually quite overkill. I think building am3 is not a very good idea at the moment. I would either go Sandy Bridge or go with an am3+ build to be ready for the next generation of AMD processors.