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Hows my rig for mmorpg games?

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November 23, 2012 12:17:26 AM


ASUS GTX 660 2gb GDDR5
$199 (save $40)

i5-3540 1155 3.1 ghz
= $149.99 (save $50)

asus p8z77-v
=$99 (save $50)

Kingston Hyper X Genesis 2x4 8GB
=$30 (save $15)

Antec HCG-620W
=$70-85 (non-sale)

MID Tower Case
Antec Liquid Cooler h90

I play 1240x1080 planning to upgrade 1600x900 sometime in the future. I play games such as Aion and Guild Wars 2.

Is this a decent rig? sALE IS TOMMOROW so i need some answers if it needs any tweaking

*Also i dont plan overclocking since i have no experience what so ever im fine with non-oc.

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November 23, 2012 12:36:46 AM

It decent, but why go with liquid cooling especially if you are not overclocking?

A typical heatsink fan like CoolerMaster Hyper 212 would be fine.

If there is a GTX 660 1GB for less then go with that instead. You don't really need 2GB until you go over 1920x1200 resolution.
November 23, 2012 12:47:56 AM

because my current spec amd athlon x2 64 dual core 5200+ 2.7ghz / geforce 8600 gt usually overheat and shutsdown i got frustrated and bought a liquid cooler only when i play games with good graphics. haha

so i5 3540 and gtx 660 wont bottleneck? i just want a decent fps maybe 30-60+ just not below 30 or 40 if possible.
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November 23, 2012 12:58:58 AM

Well just to add jaguarskx, does ask a valid question. If not overclocking the stock cooler would even do fine but if wanting cooler temperatures you can go for the Hyper 212. In addition the Kuhler 920 is a closed loop water cooler meaning it's not exactly the same performance of a actual custom water cooling kit. Typically closed loop water coolers are matched. In addition, the GTX 660 is a bit of an overkill at that low resolution. I myself with a HD 7770 max out every game I throw at it at the resolution of 1600x900. You could lower yourself to at least to the GTX 650 ti. Lastly I believe the 3540 will not bottleneck the GTX 660.

Edit: Should take a look at this (gotta learn how to insert images straight from websites :lol:  )

As you see the DH-14 which costs less outperforms the Kuhler 920, the DH-14 is an air cooler. An alternative to the DH-14 which isn't so ugly is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE which costs less than the DH-14 and outperforms it. Either way I believe at stock clocks the best solution is the Hyper 212, you should also work on the case airflow to lower temperatures. Try to get positive pressure which allows less dust which can be done by having more intake fans than exhausts.
November 23, 2012 1:04:41 AM

so gtx 650 ti 1gb is fine? or 2gb?
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November 23, 2012 1:05:49 AM

1gb is fine in my opinion, my HD 7770 is 1gb and maxes out almost every single game. Also re-read my post, I did some editing.
November 23, 2012 1:27:03 AM

so i plan getting $100-$150 a graphics card bang for the buck thats a good one for 1gb for my resolution..

gtx 650 ti 1gb is good at $160? and gtx 660 $199 sale by save $40? is worth it? or
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November 23, 2012 1:28:42 AM

Eh... well since it's on sale it would not hurt. Who knows maybe you will get a new monitor in the future that will utilize the GTX 660 to its full capability.
November 23, 2012 2:02:58 AM

It's actually a pretty solid rig and your getting it for an awesome price, since your getting everything on sale stick with the 660 2gb, memory size and especially memory speed is important for things like anti-aliasing, etc. My suggestion would be to go with a 3570k it's a 50 dollar difference and for the increase in performance it is worth it, plus you have the option of overclocking later (which I would highly recommend) if you change your mind. Your board will even do it for you if you truly don't feel comfortable doing so yourself, if you decide to do so post back here if you need help with it. That setup should be able to max out any mmorpg, and handle most everything else @ 1600x900 med - high settings pretty easily.

I'm excited for black friday sales tommorow too, they got some crazy deals on amazon right now I'm grabbing an i7-3930k and x79 mobo tommorrow for $690, saving like $400 dollars!