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August 1, 2011 8:58:42 PM

Hey!

im building a new gaming pc and i need some advice if the Hardware i have choosen looks good :p  the main thing is that it should bee able to play games at max settings...


*motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH X58, Socket-1366


* CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-950

* Videocard : radeon HD 6870 / GTX 560

* Ram: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 6gb

* Power: Corsair TX V2 850W PSU

*Hard drive: Samsung SpinPoint F4EG 2TB

so is this ok? i think this should play crysis 2 on max setting without problems...

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August 1, 2011 9:58:12 PM

Yes that will play Crysis 2 on max settings without a problem. I have an intel i5-2500k at stock settings with a GTX 460 and I can run it at max settings at about 30-40 FPS. Why don't you look at some of the new generation intel Sandy Bridge CPUs though? As far as I can tell you can get a cheaper CPU that outperforms the i7-950, like the i5-2500 or i5-2500k (depending on whether you are planning to OC).

Here's a thread comparing the i5-2500k and the i7-950: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/299516-28-intel-2500k...
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August 1, 2011 10:11:42 PM

Buuntu said:
Yes that will play Crysis 2 on max settings without a problem. I have an intel i5-2500k at stock settings with a GTX 460 and I can run it at max settings at about 30-40 FPS. Why don't you look at some of the new generation intel Sandy Bridge CPUs though? As far as I can tell you can get a cheaper CPU that outperforms the i7-950, like the i5-2500 or i5-2500k (depending on whether you are planning to OC).

Here's a thread comparing the i5-2500k and the i7-950: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/299516-28-intel-2500k...


TY, but the problem with the i5 is that my motherboard cant run thoose cuz of the socket... all i5's has 1155 (as i know) and i need a 1366 socket :p 
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August 1, 2011 10:25:44 PM

Oh, I didn't know you already had that motherboard. I thought you were planning on buying all of this. Well in that case I think that processor is more than enough.
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August 2, 2011 2:34:00 PM

I would personally go with a core i5 760 and a 1gb 6950 for graphics. I don't think that the hyper threading will make that much of a difference.

http://goo.gl/X9D6x Graphics card + free dirt 3

http://goo.gl/PJJ8g Core i5 760
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