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October 19, 2011 6:03:32 AM

Hi guys question is will i be able to max out graphics and max out powerdvd 11 with this setup.

i5-2500 quad 4.2ghz
10gb ddr3 ram
1tb hd
dvd burner
2gig gtx 560
pre installed dust filters and case with top mounteed
hdd docking station


$1145 im ready to buy this any time

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October 19, 2011 6:08:32 AM

you would have to be more specific in what you want to max out, and I'm pretty sure u won't be able to max out games with a single 560, (at least not at 30 frames a second)
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October 19, 2011 6:20:20 AM

latest games like crysis 2, bullstorm, battlefield 3 and modern warefare 3
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October 19, 2011 6:36:39 AM

and blu-ray movies which im using powerdvd to run em
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October 19, 2011 7:52:26 AM

10gb ram?
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October 19, 2011 8:06:05 AM

no, 1 x 560 cannot max any of the games you mentioned,
check out the benchmarks on Tom's charts, that will give you an idea how your system will perform in games.
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October 19, 2011 8:34:45 AM

buy 2 * GTX 560 Ti SOC 10cm version. :lol: 
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October 19, 2011 9:11:42 AM

I would suggest getting only 8Gb of ram (btw how did u get to 10?)

and the gfx if you want to max out those games then you will need 2 GTX 560's/2 AMD 6870's

or a stronger single GPU - like a GTX 580/AMD 6970

for your bluray movies - your cpu should handle them on its own - but hardware accelaration from a GT430 will be enough for a 1080p movie - so no worries there...
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October 19, 2011 9:13:31 AM

10GB is wayyyyyy too much!

Its best if you go for some CF/SLI setup. But for good gaming you dont need 100FPS. Anything around consistently 60FPS is ok.
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October 19, 2011 9:42:47 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
10GB is wayyyyyy too much!

Its best if you go for some CF/SLI setup. But for good gaming you dont need 100FPS. Anything around consistently 60FPS is ok.

+1; if you go with an sli or xfire setup you will max out everything. If you want a single card powerhouse, then look into the 570 or higher and 6970 or higher
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October 19, 2011 10:03:13 AM

bf3's recommended gfx req. is radeon hd 6950, so you'll need that or higher to play bf3 at high detail and resolution. imo the gtx 560 won't be fully using its 2gb ram - not worth the extra cost.
single card - gtx 570 or radeon hd6970
multi card - 6950 cf or gtx 560 or gtx 560ti sli
radeon hd cards are usually better at video playback. both nvidia and amd cards will probably 'max out powerdvd 11'.
if it's a pre-built pc try to get at least a gtx 560 ti or a radeon hd 6950 if you want to play lates games at high settings.
also get a psu strong enough(80+ bronze or better) to power the gfx card(s).

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I would suggest getting only 8Gb of ram (btw how did u get to 10?)

one configuration would be 2x 4gb + 2x 1gb on 4 slots.

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October 19, 2011 11:33:49 AM

de5_Roy said:

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I would suggest getting only 8Gb of ram (btw how did u get to 10?)

one configuration would be 2x 4gb + 2x 1gb on 4 slots.


I know how it is possible - its just silly to go with a setup like that with ram so cheap atm (rather get 2x4Gb, and then later you can add additional 2x4Gb)


But thank you
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October 30, 2011 2:02:53 AM

Okay so i didn't go with that setup...

how about this setup?

215i5-2500 $215

Sata Blu-Ray Writer Pioneer $122

AsRock Z68-Ext3-Gen3 $135

Seagate SATA3 1T $59

2G 6970 Powercooler $349

8G (4Gx2) 2133 G.Skill Ripjaws-X $99

Coolermaster RC-932-KKN1 HAF 932 $147

Corsair TX-750 ATX Power Supply Unit $144

Hyper 212+ $32



Is there a way to cheapen this up a little and still get max graphics? Atm i'm at $1300 My price range is 1000 but if i wait til early next year i can then probably afford 1500 but i get impatient with technology and like to upgrade immediately *compulsive buyer here* :) 
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October 30, 2011 7:38:26 AM

maybe a hd 6950 and get luck to unlock to 6970? maybe a cheaper case? 650w psu? just saved you 200 bucks
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October 30, 2011 8:19:13 AM

newer hd 6950's rarely unlock because of amd's laser-cutting.
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October 30, 2011 9:37:04 AM

I agree with the case ... any recommendations on a cheaper case???... won't the 650w be fine lining it for a 6970??? meaning on the limit?... Just don't want to do what i did when i bought my last computer and got a 450w for a 8800 gts and it couldnt seem to run the card well enough.

mistake once.. is okay 2nd would make me an idiot :) 
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October 30, 2011 8:41:57 PM

There are many other cases out there you just have to look. You are also going to have to pay up if you want to max out everything, it takes alot of power and money. My Thermaltake V9 Black was $79 when I bought it and cools well, but some say it is not the most durable. There are also some cheaper PSU's out there BUT ONLY BUY FROM CREDIBLE BRANDS, not some cheap retarded brands.
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October 30, 2011 10:36:40 PM

Othrys said:
I agree with the case ... any recommendations on a cheaper case???... won't the 650w be fine lining it for a 6970??? meaning on the limit?... Just don't want to do what i did when i bought my last computer and got a 450w for a 8800 gts and it couldnt seem to run the card well enough.

mistake once.. is okay 2nd would make me an idiot :) 

i run a 570 on a 600W, so a 650W from corsair, antech, or seasonic should power it nicely.
Get the HAF 912 if you want a good gaming case but more affordable. it can fit any card out there.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 31, 2011 10:05:20 AM

can you max anything out with the 570?
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October 31, 2011 10:07:58 AM

i guess the question is 570 1280g vs 2g 6970... roughly same price unless i go asus or gigabyte in the 570 then its 20 dollars more
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October 31, 2011 1:30:18 PM

the 570 and the 6970 trade blows with each other. the 2gb models are used for mostly high rez above 1920x1080, and in multiple monitor scenarios. the 1280mb on the 570 is plenty, and runs everything just fine@1920x1080 as well as the nvidia architecture pushing better tesselation support
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October 31, 2011 7:47:58 PM

Well i was most likely only going to do full hd or possibly 3d in the future.
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November 1, 2011 12:14:31 AM

3d you will want to do multiple cards and nvidia, so there ya go
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November 3, 2011 8:36:43 AM

just curiousity with 560gtx ti x 2 ... sli sorry :)  what power supply would that need?

cuz a lot of ppl are suggesting that sli buildup... it should be fine with everything else on the list i hope
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