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Is my gaming rig going to be good enough?

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November 21, 2011 1:41:44 AM

Im looking at parts to buy to create a gaming rig capable of high end gaming, Playing games such as skyrim on 1080p at highest settings. Heres what parts i have chosen, i havent bought any yet so feel free to help me chose different :) 

CPU:AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX.
($190)
MOTHER BOARD:ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
($85)
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B.
($45)
GPU:HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
($270)
POWER:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
($135)

total : $725

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a b 4 Gaming
November 21, 2011 1:57:09 AM

Change the phenom to an i5-2500k, otherwise everything looks good. You also need a case and heatsink btw.
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November 21, 2011 1:57:59 AM

yes i have a case and heatsink, but wont switchinng the processor call for a different motherboard?
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a c 281 4 Gaming
November 21, 2011 1:58:20 AM

For gaming you would get more performance out of faster X4 but to answer your question it should do well.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 21, 2011 1:59:17 AM

get an i5-2500k and get a better motherboard.
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November 21, 2011 2:06:12 AM

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For gaming you would get more performance out of faster X4 but to answer your question it should do well.


Agreed with this, if you are going to go AMD, get a faster x4, and if you are going intel, get the i5-2500k.
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November 21, 2011 2:13:50 AM

so how about this setup would it be able to play skyrim on highest setting at 1080p?
and games like battlfield 3, mw3. ?

CPU:intel I5 2500k ($224)
MOTHER BOARD : ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ($170)
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B.
($45)
GPU:HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
($270)
POWER:CORSAIR hec Zephyr MX 750 750W Peak Output ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($70)

Total price: $779

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November 21, 2011 2:15:39 AM

Illest said:
so how about this setup would it be able to play skyrim on highest setting at 1080p?
and games like battlfield 3, mw3. ?

CPU:intel I5 2500k ($224)
MOTHER BOARD : ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard ($170)
RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B.
($45)
GPU:HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
($270)
POWER:CORSAIR hec Zephyr MX 750 750W Peak Output ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($70)

Total price: $779



Yes, as far as I know that should work great
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November 21, 2011 2:16:37 AM

great thanks!
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November 21, 2011 2:19:49 AM

imo you were better off with the 1100T and switching to a 6970 or GTX 570 because they outperform the HD 6950 by a good margin

processors are no the limiting factor in 90%+ of games, waste of money to upgrade processor instead of video game especially with an already high end build. The 1100T is a good performer as is the II X4 980.
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November 21, 2011 2:44:55 AM

Id say the i5 and the 6950 2gb are a better option. The i5 is significant in games like BF3 where processor does matter. Sure the GPU is going to be running at %99 most of the time but the 6950 should still be able to handle almost everything at max and the i5 is just more of a future proof option. Plus I didnt look up the motherboard but Im assuming he can crossfire later on and at that point anything other than an i5 or i7 would bottleneck him.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 21, 2011 8:05:51 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 21, 2011 8:26:15 AM

If I remember well there's no game that i5-2500k isn't faster than any AMD CPU.
Saying this, gaming = i5-2500k, do not change it.

About the VGA, it all depends if you want to use 3D games, use CUDA applications and stuff like that besides gaming at all. If you don't want all these, get AMD or Nvidia, it doesn't matter, it will fall into personal preference.

About PSU, do you intent to use SLI/Crossfire? If not you could buy a weaker PSU and spend the money in another area.

About MOBO, unless you really fell in love with your selection, there's no need you get a mobo like this. You sure can have all the features in a cheaper mobo. People are talking about Asrock Extreme3, very high OC in CPU and cheap, and it's ATX. (I like bigger mobos, components not so close.)
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