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April 23, 2012 1:41:47 AM

Can anyone tell me if this build looks like it'll be able to run most new games on high setting without many frame-rate hitches:

Motherboard-----ASUS M5A97 AMD 9 Series
CPU------AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (3.4 ghz not overclocked)
RAM------Patriot 4GB DDR3 (1333 Mhz)(2-3 sticks)
Video Card-----Radeon HD 6870 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5( Crossfire in the Future)
Hard Drive-----Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
Optical Drive-----Sony Optiarc 24x DVDRW Drive
Case-----Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430
PCU-----Coolmax Cl-600B (600w)

Thanks to anyone who reads this, considers its contents and puts any effort whatsoever into finding a truthful answer!
April 23, 2012 1:52:53 AM

Simsmzzms said:
Can anyone tell me if this build looks like it'll be able to run most new games on high setting without many frame-rate hitches:

Motherboard-----ASUS M5A97 AMD 9 Series
CPU------AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (3.4 ghz not overclocked)
RAM------Patriot 4GB DDR3 (1333 Mhz)(2-3 sticks)
Video Card-----Radeon HD 6870 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5( Crossfire in the Future)
Hard Drive-----Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
Optical Drive-----Sony Optiarc 24x DVDRW Drive
Case-----Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430
PCU-----Coolmax Cl-600B (600w)

Thanks to anyone who reads this, considers its contents and puts any effort whatsoever into finding a truthful answer!



truthfully im open to any builds that will allow me to play graphically intensive games in the price range of 500-700 us dollars
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April 24, 2012 12:34:58 AM

Pretty close to the build I'm bout to put together this week. Only major diff will be the video card, I'll use a evga GeForce gtx 570. I'll let u know how it goes, mainly playing wow & swotor atm
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April 24, 2012 2:13:29 AM

The only problem I have is the PSU. Coolmax not known for reliability.
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April 26, 2012 10:53:56 PM

K everything up and running, swtor is the most demanding game I play ATM and I'm getting 80 fps on high settings and havnt over clocked yet. Same mobo and CPU u have listed, but using 8GB ram, GeForce 570 vid card, and a corsair 750w psu.
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