Gaming PC : Can it run... :

Hi there!

I have decided to create my own Gaming PC and I was just wondering if these specs below can run games such as World of Warcraft, SWToR, Skyrim etc on the highest graphics.

AMD FX 4100 (4 x 3.6 GHz) AM3 8MB - Black Edition
AMD Heatsink & Fan
8 GB 1333 MHZ (2x4GB) - (DDR3)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 2 GB - (PALIT) (PCI-E)
Asus M5A78L-M LX (AMD 760G) - VGA
Motherboard Integrated HD Sound
Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
Corsair 700W Gaming PSU - Low Noise
1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD 7200 RPM 32MB
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
21.5" HD Widescreen TFT - Black - 5ms

Thanks

Rosza
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  1. depending what resolution you will be running those games on, but for the most part you should be fine
  2. Errrrrr, Im quite new to building computers etc so whatever resolution did the best fps would be the one I would go for :)
  3. alvine was asking the resolution of your monitor
  4. I have no clue all I know is I am getting :

    21.5" HD Widescreen TFT - Black - 5ms

    Sorry if thats not enough information :(
  5. Rosza said:
    Errrrrr, Im quite new to building computers etc so whatever resolution did the best fps would be the one I would go for :)

    What is the native resolution of your monitor? any other resolution on that monitor would require it to scale the output and that would probably slow it down.
  6. sounds like 1920x1080...ummm medium settings
  7. Get an i5 instead of that FX4100, that CPU would be bested by an i3.
  8. clarkjd said:
    What is the native resolution of your monitor? any other resolution on that monitor would require it to scale the output and that would probably slow it down.



    Again all I know is

    21.5" HD Widescreen TFT - Black - 5ms

    :/
  9. You should look into getting a Phenom II X4 965 which is at 3.4ghz and might be able to reach 3.8-4.0ghz if you know what you are doing. Or do one better like I did, buy an AM3 motherboard that unlocks AMD chips (only for phenom II and Athlon II) and snatch up a Phenom II x2 555 and then unlock the other 2 cores. It is hit or miss that they will unlock or be stable but the success rate is actually pretty high on those chips. I did it, mine runs fine at 3.6ghz (400mhz overclock) and have had success with 3.8ghz.

    Of all the new FX Chips, the 4000 lineup is extremely mediocre you'll get more out of the phenom II.
  10. Rosza said:
    Again all I know is

    21.5" HD Widescreen TFT - Black - 5ms

    :/

    Do you have a brand & model #?
  11. alvine said:
    sounds like 1920x1080...ummm medium settings

    A 21.5 in screen could be 1280x720 and still be classed as HD.. :cry: :??:
  12. I think your biggest struggle would be skyrim, as it is probably the most graphically intensive of the three. WoW can run on pretty much anything, and SWTOR does not seem all that impressive in the graphics department.

    Personally, I have a intel i7 920, gtx 285, 6gb ram, and was able to run skyrim on high settings with 1920×1200 resolution. I think you'll be fine.
  13. clarkjd said:
    A 21.5 in screen could be 1280x720 and still be classed as HD.. :cry: :??:

    sir its 2012 i dont think you will find a 720p 21inch computer display.
  14. Hmmmm maybe I will re-think some of my options - thanks for the help :)
  15. alvine said:
    sir its 2012 i dont think you will find a 720p 21inch computer display.

    If he is buying a prebuilt, that DOESN'T specify the resolution, then there is no telling what it is, I don't care what date it is. :non:
  16. Yeah it would be prebuilt
  17. Realistically gaming is about the GPU, the GTX 560ti is a very good card, i think you'll be fine.

    People slag off the FX CPU's but realistically the difference is minimal if there at all

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-2100-gaming-benchmark,3136-7.html
  18. The 560 ti should be fine. Take a look at these benchmarks for Skyrim. The 560 ti is more powerful that the GTX 460 benched here...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-benchmark,3074-6.html

    and take a look at these benchmarks...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-560-ti-gf114,2845.html
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