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July 3, 2012 3:12:12 PM

Hey. So after searching and searching I have finally decided to buy this configuration. I just need to know if it is ok enough for gaming. It's not like I'm going to play all games on max but I need to ask the one ultimate question. Can this run Crysis on max.
Here's the full config
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Processor - Intel i5 2500k 3.3 ghz
Graphic Card - Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6870 1 GB GDDR5
RAM - G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB
Cabinet - Cooler Master 690 II Plus
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68 Series Motherboard
HDD – Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB HDD Internal Hard Drive
PSU - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2UK 650 Watts Power Supply Unit
Mouse - Razer Death Adder 3500 DPI Mouse (Black)
Keyboard - Razer Lycosa Mirror Gaming Keyboard
Mousepad - Razer Goliathus - Fragged Control Gaming Mouse Pad (Standard)
PC Resolution - 1440*900

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a c 278 4 Gaming
July 3, 2012 4:06:12 PM

Not max - high / very high. I'd say drop the expensive peripherals and the mouse pad and upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7850 - that will be able to handle it on ultra easily. Also the green HD will be a massive bottleneck - get an SSD or go with a 7200 RPM drive, 5900 RPM drives should *NEVER* be used as your primary.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2012 4:16:38 PM

Agree with g-unit1111 ^+1 on all points. even dropping to a lower quad core i5 (2400/2300) if you need to stay in budget and get a 7200 rpm HDD and the 7850 GPU
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a c 278 4 Gaming
July 3, 2012 4:22:27 PM

jerreddredd said:
Agree with g-unit1111 ^+1 on all points. even dropping to a lower quad core i5 (2400/2300) if you need to stay in budget and get a 7200 rpm HDD and the 7850 GPU


You're not really going to save that much money by going with the i5-2400 - it's only like a $30 difference and the 7850 clocks just as well as the 7870 does, the only next step up from that is the GTX 670 or Radeon 7950 but those would put a major dent in the budget.
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