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January 8, 2012 2:29:32 PM

Hi

Sorry for the second post about my new desktop

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 Processor (6M Cache, 3.10 GHz)
Motherboard: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.3)
Ram: Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 2X2GB
Case: CROSAIR Graphite 600T Midi tower CASECC600T
Graphics: GeForce GTX 560
DVD Writer
Power Supply: CORSAIR 650WATT 650HX

Do you think that this desktop is ready for the new games and design programs like:
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
Rage
Just Cause 2
GTA IV
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe inDesign

and future games?

Thanks in Advance

More about : ready future games

January 8, 2012 2:40:29 PM

Yes, thats a pretty nice computer you have there.

Not sure what resolution your monitor is, but, It will play MW3 and Rage with max graphics with ease 60fps @ 1080.

As for BF3 and GTA 4 it will play them both well @1080 but with medium graphics. It wont handle these maxed out @ 1080 but will still look nice while getting between 30-60fps depending on which graphic option you choose.

The weakest part of you computer is you graphics card, but it will still be able to play all the games you have listed.
January 8, 2012 2:49:30 PM

Its a good gaming PC , an 560Ti will be better.Buy a cheaper case and buy an 2x4GB memory because you will need , and a 560Ti.
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January 8, 2012 4:31:15 PM

one guy said to me that Ram is not a big deel for games
the most important thing is graphic card
hey said 4GB is enough as RAM
what you think?
January 8, 2012 4:34:37 PM

Gothams Finest said:
Yes, thats a pretty nice computer you have there.

Not sure what resolution your monitor is, but, It will play MW3 and Rage with max graphics with ease 60fps @ 1080.

As for BF3 and GTA 4 it will play them both well @1080 but with medium graphics. It wont handle these maxed out @ 1080 but will still look nice while getting between 30-60fps depending on which graphic option you choose.

The weakest part of you computer is you graphics card, but it will still be able to play all the games you have listed.


Thanks for your replay
my monitor is LCD LG 17inch Widescreen
January 8, 2012 5:06:25 PM

loai548 said:
one guy said to me that Ram is not a big deel for games
the most important thing is graphic card
hey said 4GB is enough as RAM
what you think?


Yes, 4GB is enough for gaming 99% of the time.

loai548 said:
Thanks for your replay
my monitor is LCD LG 17inch Widescreen


Do you know what resolution your monitor is?
January 8, 2012 6:22:38 PM

I Changed my graphic card from GTX 560 To GTX 560 Ti as you tooled me
and my screen resolution is: 1360x768
and of course can be changed to different resolution supported
January 8, 2012 6:40:40 PM

Getting a 560TI is a good choice. 4GB is enough for now. Next time you get $160-$180 you can buy a nice 1920X1080 23" or 24" monitor.
If you plan to overclock, get an aftermarket HSF. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $29.99 Free shipping. That's the price today, anyway. Could be $24.99 tomorrow. Comes with heat sink compound.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 8, 2012 7:01:32 PM
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A 560Ti will easily play all modern games @ 1360x768

It sounded like you had already bought this computer from reading your 1st post, but after reading your last post, its sounds like you havent already bought it.

If you haven't already bought it, I would recommend getting a 2500k instead of a 2500. With a 2500k and a Z68 motherboard you will be able to overclock your CPU. I would also recommend a CPU Cooler such as the Coolermaster 212 evo to go with it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 8, 2012 7:31:57 PM

I didn't get it yet.
i5 2500k was my first choice, but because of my limited budget, the buyer recommended to change it to 2500 to fit my budget.
my question is, does i5 2500 cpu can't be overlocked? or what?
January 8, 2012 7:55:53 PM

2500 has a locked multiplier, so overclocking is almost impossible (perhaps you can get +3-4% or something, nothing that matters)
The 2500K can usually get to 4500mhz with decent air cooling from what i hear.
The price difference between 2500 and 2500K is around 1,6% where i live, so its an easy choice here...
the 560 Ti is a great choice if you don't want to blow of a lot of money!

EDIT: for a long term solution you should probably not go higher than 4200mhz on air, since you will shorten its lifespan if you put too much heat trough it, ask around for overclocking tips if you don't have experience.
Do not be scared though, sandy bridge chips are some of the easiest to overclock.
January 8, 2012 8:08:24 PM

for 17 inch monitor it is more than enough
January 8, 2012 8:33:22 PM

koogco said:
2500 has a locked multiplier, so overclocking is almost impossible (perhaps you can get +3-4% or something, nothing that matters)
The 2500K can usually get to 4500mhz with decent air cooling from what i hear.
The price difference between 2500 and 2500K is around 1,6% where i live, so its an easy choice here...
the 560 Ti is a great choice if you don't want to blow of a lot of money!

EDIT: for a long term solution you should probably not go higher than 4200mhz on air, since you will shorten its lifespan if you put too much heat trough it, ask around for overclocking tips if you don't have experience.
Do not be scared though, sandy bridge chips are some of the easiest to overclock.



But when i compared both processors on Intel website i found that 2500k does not have: Intel® vPro Technology , Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d), Intel® Trusted Execution Technology.
While 2500 does have them
and no any other difference between them !!!

Something Else: What are the disadvantages of overloacking? and does i need to overloack to run these games ?
January 8, 2012 9:12:13 PM

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January 8, 2012 9:14:03 PM

The Sandy Bridge is a great architecture for gaming, and the standard 3,3Ghz and turbo boost features is plenty for todays games.
Improving CPU beyond the "bottleneck" stage (where the GPU becomes the main thing instead) is somewhat pointless, it can improve your fps a bit, but nothing major.
However some games are mode CPU intensive than others (especially some console ports are guilty of this!) so it might help a bit with those.
Mainly, overclocking it would be for future games, games always become more demanding.

EDIT: I have no idea about any features the 2500K would be missing compared to the regular 2500. I havent heard of any, but if Intel lists something... Well i guess they make the things, I'm not sure if its anything useful for gaming though?
January 8, 2012 9:20:11 PM

Thanks too much for your help
So I decided to not take a risk and do overlocking as 2500 is plenty for games
especially overlocking need too much power consumption and decreases lifetime or lifespan of hardware.
January 9, 2012 8:51:14 AM

loai548 said:
Thanks too much for your help
So I decided to not take a risk and do overlocking as 2500 is plenty for games
especially overlocking need too much power consumption and decreases lifetime or lifespan of hardware.


I would highley recommend getting a 2500k instead of the 2500, as it is only $10 more, then if you decide you want to overclock later on, you can do. Overclocking on a 2500k is really easy.

I wouldn't take much notice of what koogco said. Overclocking (if done safely) does not really shorten the life span of your CPU, at least not enough for it die before you would of upgraded anyway. A safely overclocked 2500k will still last you years and years.

Just make sure to read some guides on overclocking before hand, or if it would be easier for you, I would be happy to give you help with overclocking.

I have seen a very nice increase in performance in gaming from overclocking from 3.3Ghz to 4.5Ghz, especially in Skyrim.

Evan a 4 Ghz overclock would be a very nice increase, you won't evan need to increase the voltage with a 4Ghz overclock, so this will not shorten the life span of your CPU at all and your power comsumption will remain the same.


January 9, 2012 11:51:45 AM

Gothams Finest said:
I would highley recommend getting a 2500k instead of the 2500, as it is only $10 more, then if you decide you want to overclock later on, you can do. Overclocking on a 2500k is really easy.

I wouldn't take much notice of what koogco said. Overclocking (if done safely) does not really shorten the life span of your CPU, at least not enough for it die before you would of upgraded anyway. A safely overclocked 2500k will still last you years and years.

Just make sure to read some guides on overclocking before hand, or if it would be easier for you, I would be happy to give you help with overclocking.

I have seen a very nice increase in performance in gaming from overclocking from 3.3Ghz to 4.5Ghz, especially in Skyrim.

Evan a 4 Ghz overclock would be a very nice increase, you won't evan need to increase the voltage with a 4Ghz overclock, so this will not shorten the life span of your CPU at all and your power comsumption will remain the same.



Amazing, really thank you. I contacted my provided and we cancelled the 2500 and added 2500k instead.
It will take up to 4 days for the PC to arrive. I appreciate your help, i will contact you if i need anything.
What do you recommend me to install on this PC: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 or x86 ?
January 9, 2012 12:53:47 PM

Gothams Finest said:
x64



Thank you very munch :) 
January 9, 2012 4:23:52 PM

Yes you need the 64bit in order to use more than 4GB ram (and that is including the ram on the craphics card)
As for overclocking, yes you only shorten the lifespan if you make it quite a bit hotter, and the 2500k is a really cool overclocker.
January 9, 2012 4:34:18 PM

koogco said:
Yes you need the 64bit in order to use more than 4GB ram (and that is including the ram on the craphics card)
As for overclocking, yes you only shorten the lifespan if you make it quite a bit hotter, and the 2500k is a really cool overclocker.



Thank you
I'm just waiting my new PC to arrive .:) 
January 10, 2012 9:39:04 AM

Do you think that i can play BF3 With this PC with Ultra Settings ?
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