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New Gaming Pc Specs Overkill ?

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April 7, 2012 7:44:53 PM

Built this a few days ago upgrade from existing went form ddr2 setup to ddr3 been installing drivers in spare time nearly got her up and running, i got the ram pretty cheap and already had a 5770 laying around so thought id get another but heard these hexa cores not very good gaming wise. you think this will be up to the job of new ish games like crysis 2 ect?

Case:Cooler master Haf X
CPU: 6 Core 1055T AMD @2.8 GHZ o.c @ 3.55 GHZ
GPU's: Crossfire ATI AMD HD5770 2GB o.c
SSD:60GB OCZ Vertex (boot drive)
HDD:2x 160gb WD
Sound Card: asus xonar DG
RAM:16GB ddr3 1600mhz corsair (downclocked @ 1333mhz)
PSU: 850w XFX Pro psu
O.S: win7 unlimate 64bit
Water Cooling Loop: xspc rasa 750 RS 240 Pump and res, aquapc ram block, koolance hdd block,xspc raystorm cpu block
Fan controller: Areocool V12XT touch screen.

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April 7, 2012 7:52:24 PM

IX3 SAINT 3XI said:
Built this a few days ago upgrade from existing went form ddr2 setup to ddr3 been installing drivers in spare time nearly got her up and running, i got the ram pretty cheap and already had a 5770 laying around so thought id get another but heard these hexa cores not very good gaming wise. you think this will be up to the job of new ish games like crysis 2 ect?

Case:Cooler master Haf X
CPU: 6 Core 1055T AMD @2.8 GHZ o.c @ 3.55 GHZ
GPU's: Crossfire ATI AMD HD5770 2GB o.c
SSD:60GB OCZ Vertex (boot drive)
HDD:2x 160gb WD
Sound Card: asus xonar DG
RAM:16GB ddr3 1600mhz corsair (downclocked @ 1333mhz)
PSU: 850w XFX Pro psu
O.S: win7 unlimate 64bit
Water Cooling Loop: xspc rasa 750 RS 240 Pump and res, aquapc ram block, koolance hdd block,xspc raystorm cpu block
Fan controller: Areocool V12XT touch screen.


Yeah, not a fan of the 1055t. Intel is the way to go for gaming.

I think it'll be okay for gaming though.
April 7, 2012 7:54:53 PM

Get an i5 2400 instead.
Get 8GB of RAM.
Get an ASRock Extreme3 Gen3.
The GPUs will perform well.
Otherwise good!
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April 7, 2012 8:03:00 PM

The 16GB is overkill, 8gb of ram is more than enough. Sell your 5770 and get 600w psu and use the extra money to get a HD 7870, 7850 or 560 Ti. I would also recommend an Intel build but that phenom processor is also good, although the FX 8150 would best better than the phenom (specially if you decide to overclock).

Edit: You don't really need a sound card, the one provided by your motherboard is more than enough (unless you work with sound).
April 7, 2012 8:27:40 PM

yeah i thought the 16GB was a huge overkill but was £37 for 4GB 1600 or £55 for the 16GB at 1600 so was sort of a no brainer, i thought i should of gone for a quad core im just not a fan of intel never have been, and went for the asus (M5A97 PRO) know its not a great board for specs compared to the (ASRock Extreme3 Gen3) but reliability always good with asus, and same price range.
April 7, 2012 8:29:22 PM

AMD is no longer best for lower budgets. Intel beats AMD at almost every price point, although some may argue.
April 7, 2012 8:29:32 PM

no its current build... azn
April 7, 2012 8:30:30 PM

:/  was probably a bad decision to go AMD for chips at the moment. Sometimes you just have to set your bias down. The 1055T gets wooped every time in gaming by the Sandy Bridge chips. Even the i3 2100 performs slightly better. The i5 2400 can't be overclocked but even so the 1055T OC'd can't keep pace.

1055T vs i5 2400
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/147?vs=363
Just scroll to the bottom and you'll see the AVG fps difference is quite shocking.
April 7, 2012 8:32:07 PM

i just liked the idea of the hexa core know it would keep up to spec for a good few years, wasnt really fussed about the price well the 1055t was £130 didnt want to spend much more than that on the cpu
April 7, 2012 8:32:36 PM

Here is a good deal that will save you some money, what's your budget?
April 7, 2012 8:37:08 PM

ive already built it all just getting a feel for how it will cope with the current games didnt have a budget but total recipts of parts came to £1700 , but now i keep thinking i really should have gone intel.
April 7, 2012 8:37:25 PM

Ehhh your choice, but the benchmarks show that the i5 2400 keeps pace in the 1055T in multi-thread, killing it in single thread and raping it in gaming.

Also the i5 2500K was only £14 more
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Inte...
So... Yeah, the i5 2500K can overclock to 4.6ghz with ease and kills even further... :/ 
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