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Good Pc (Gaming) Setup?

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July 5, 2012 8:03:01 PM

Hello,
Is this a good (budget) gaming setup?

-Grafische kaarten ATI/AMD PCIe
-XFX HD6850 (HD-685X-ZCFC)
2x DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini-DP, CrossFireX 1 x € 104,90*
-CPUs Socket 1155
Intel® Core™ i7-2600K
FC-LGA4, "Sandy Bridge" 1 x € 274,-*
-Voedingen
MS-TECH MS-N650-VAL
Value Edition 1 x € 44,99*
-Behuizingen Midi Tower
Aerocool Strike-X ONE
Zwart 1 x € 36,99*
-Moederborden Socket 1155
ASRock P67 Pro3 SE
RAID, Gb-LAN, Sound, ATX 1 x € 72,90*
-Harddisks 3,5 inch SATA
Western Digital WD5000AAKX
SATA 600, Caviar Blue 1 x € 64,90*
-Geheugen DDR3-1866
Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1866 Kit
CMT8GX3M2A1866C9, Dominator GT, XMP 1 x € 72,90*

The Motherboard and the CPU work together (socket 1155). I will buy a better CPU cooler (the boxed one is too weak). The Power Supply is 650 W (enough I believe)

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July 5, 2012 8:09:52 PM

Should be fine.

Don't need hyperthreading for gaming so could drop to a 2500k (or 3570k with a z77 motherboard) and either save the money or get a higher end video card (7850 or a 670 GTX if there's enough savings there).
July 5, 2012 8:16:20 PM

You can downgrade your cpu to i5-2400/2500/2500k, and also downgrade your ram to ddr 1600. This will save a lot of money without decreasing gaming performance. With the money saved, you can upgrade your gpu to at least a 7850.
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July 5, 2012 8:35:02 PM

Thanks for your help, I do want to be ready for the future ( and I like The I7, just because its i7 :p  ) I will downgrade my ram to Ddr3-1600
( this is a `warning´ I got from the site (www.alternate.nl): The by you selected Memory (ram) does not support the JEDEC standards. Therefore your memory will be set @ DDR3-1600. ) *translated from dutch :p * So I guess having more than 1600 is quite useless :( . I might upgrade my GPU, but it got such a high benchmark for such a low priced GPU? (source: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD...) What do you think?
July 5, 2012 8:52:10 PM

Intel® Core™ i5-2500K or Intel® Core™ i5-2550k (cheaper, no integrated GPU *this one: Intel® GMA HD 3000*) It has more Mhz (the 2550k)
July 5, 2012 9:42:52 PM

I still would recommend an i5 if you are just playing games. The main difference between the two is just hyper threading, and games won't make good use of hyper threading anytime soon.

As for you gpu, the 6850 definitely does have really good price for its performance. It also runs very cool and has excellent power consumption. The only thing it doesn't have is sheer performance. The 6850 will be able to run every game at some graphical settings, probably for the next 4 or 5 years even. However if you like playing games at high graphical settings, it just won't do the trick.
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