What Is this System Capable Of.

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W Bronze W0382RU ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply ($80)

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 ($130)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL ($30)

MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($115)

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($175)

would this system have the capability to play new games? on 1080P? at what settings?

just trying to build the cheapest system that can still support good games like skyrim and battlfield 3.
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  1. ja, it looks ok for a budget build, but i would use an i5, as the i3 will slightly bottleneck the 6870... but if ur dead set on it, then it could play these games on 1080, but not on a high AA...if any.
  2. ok, how would that effect the playability?
  3. I'd say that good enough for at least high at 1080p.
  4. ok sweet thabjs. but what effect does the antu ailiasing have without it?
  5. p67 is unnecessary for a non k series as they cannot overclock. Look for a h61/67 it will save you some money. 750w is pretty overkill for a single 6870, not to mention thermaltake is not exactly the best psu manufacturer out there. You can save some money by switching this to something like the corsair cx500.

    As far as the i3 bottle-necking the 6870, no it won't the i3 is a very capable gaming chip that can deliver higher performance than a stock 955be.

    Just my .02
  6. welll if i can save money there (which i can) , does that mean if i upgrade to a 6950 instead ide be able to get bettter quality or in that case would it not be able to handle that card?
  7. Yeah, a 6950 would be better. Maybe if you tried real hard you could save enough on the mobo and PSU (don't save too much though, as in be sure to get quality parts) to get an i5 + 6950.
  8. Man I love this PCPartPicker site

    I'm not entirely sure about the motherboard and you don't really need a CPU cooler so you could upgrade the mobo and just not buy the cooler.
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    6950 and it'll play crysis at 1080p. for more modern games check the game-related benchmarks (like the ones for BF3, skyrim, crysis 2 DX11, Rage, etc.).

    rest of your system is fine.

    p.s. if you're thinking of a crossfire setup in future then stick with the p67/z68. 2 6870s will handle 1080p with ease.
  10. Best answer selected by Illest.
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