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August 7, 2012 12:56:24 PM

Im new to this so I was wondering if this pc would be decent for gaming.

ASUS M5A97 AMD 9 Series AM3+ Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition AM3 CPU HDZ965FBGMBOX - 3.40GHz
Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB)
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 01G-P3-1556-KR Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0(x16)
Western Digital WD3200AAKX 320gb
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply




What im looking for is to play games like diablo 3 and World of warcraft on the maximum setting at 60 fps
Im open to changing the parts and i would like to know what i should do to run these games at max settings.

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August 7, 2012 1:11:48 PM

To max the settings at that sort of frame rate, you're looking at a 570/670/680 or 7850/7870 I would think. You may be able to go lower since they're not the most graphically demanding titles, but it's definitely a graphics upgrade you need!
August 7, 2012 1:42:42 PM

ok thanks and do you think i would need the 750 watts power supply? or could i just use a 550 watt power supply?
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August 7, 2012 1:43:31 PM
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System looks good, but this is what I will change/recommend you do:

Drop the 750w PSU, you don't need anything higher than a 550w, look at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Change the graphics card, would suggest waiting for the GTX660 / 660ti (out in a few weeks) or the AMD HD7870. If those are too expensive then the 560ti at a minimum.
August 7, 2012 2:20:20 PM

Best answer selected by treyflrap.
August 7, 2012 2:35:21 PM

Thanks, hope you enjoy your soon to be new rig!
August 7, 2012 2:51:38 PM

Thanks for the help I really appreciate it
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