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May 27, 2012 3:47:34 AM

Looking to run high end games bf3 skyrim but mostly for GW2 just need to know will it run those games and on what settings. Thanks :) 

•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [+100]
•HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
•MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS with Heat Spreader)
•MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, XFast Technologies, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCIe x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom Ultimate OC Certified) [+49]
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+43] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)

PS if you find anything i should upgrade to play games like bf3 then please let me know

PSS i would like to run GW2 on ultra high graphics

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May 27, 2012 9:59:33 PM
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The CPU is horribly overkill for the 6870. I reccomend going down to i5-2500k and getting a radeon 7850 instead. If you do that, you should be fine with Skyrim and GW2, as well as Battlefield 3 if you turn the settings down a bit.


May 27, 2012 10:35:00 PM

Thanks for the info with that said i will downgrade the cpu and do you think i can run gw2 on high?

-Also, i am a very new pc gamer like 2 weeks new so thank you very much :) 
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May 28, 2012 12:11:51 AM

whalen22 said:
Thanks for the info with that said i will downgrade the cpu and do you think i can run gw2 on high?

-Also, i am a very new pc gamer like 2 weeks new so thank you very much :) 

From what I've seen from the beta, you should be fine running GW2 @ max settings. Battlefield 3 is probably the only game you can't run on max settings out of the ones you listed. A concern you might have is that I heard Cyberpower PSU's are ***, so I would buy a retail PSU and install it into the computer.
May 28, 2012 7:01:57 PM

Merueth said:
From what I've seen from the beta, you should be fine running GW2 @ max settings. Battlefield 3 is probably the only game you can't run on max settings out of the ones you listed. A concern you might have is that I heard Cyberpower PSU's are ***, so I would buy a retail PSU and install it into the computer.


I have also heard that so i am getting the 80 gold plus psu unit do you think that would work?

-Also, thank you so much this info is very helpful :) 
May 29, 2012 12:35:37 AM

whalen22 said:
I have also heard that so i am getting the 80 gold plus psu unit do you think that would work?

-Also, thank you so much this info is very helpful :) 

Yes, an 80+ Gold PSU is usually very good, listing what brand and make it is would also help.
Good PSU brands are: Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Antec, and OCZ.
May 29, 2012 1:19:55 AM

Merueth said:
Yes, an 80+ Gold PSU is usually very good, listing what brand and make it is would also help.
Good PSU brands are: Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, Antec, and OCZ.


Corsair cmpsu-650txv2 80+ PSU
May 29, 2012 2:42:15 AM

whalen22 said:
Corsair cmpsu-650txv2 80+ PSU

That will do just fine.
May 30, 2012 1:44:44 AM

Ok thank you so much, thanks to you i know just what computer i want :) 
May 30, 2012 1:45:01 AM

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