What kind of performance should I anticipate? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: June 18, 2012 4:39 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Brendanthemann June 18, 2012 4:30:16 AM So I'm building my first computer, used primarily for gaming. I'm only 18, and my budget is rather low, attempting to stick in the $800 range. This is basically what I'm looking at intel i5-2500k 3.3GHz processor Seagate Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s Corsair Vengeance Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), DDR3-1600MHz ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Motherboard Ultra LSP550 550-Watt Power Supply The graphics card is where i'm waffling. I'm looking at XFX Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... But if anyone could recommend anything in a similar price range i'm all ears. Oh and I will be playing on a 21 inch 1080p monitor ANYWAYS, to my question. What kind of performance on what settings can i expect in Skyrim, BF3, and other similar games? Thanks More about : kind performance anticipate Sunius a c 291 U Graphics card June 18, 2012 4:39:32 AM Do not buy that power supply. It's bad. It won't be enough for the HD 6950. I'd suggest at least this one: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... On BF3 you'll be able to play with everything on ultra except multisample antialiasing disabled. You might be able to set it at 2x. On skyrim, if you overclock your CPU to at least 4 GHz, you'll be able to max it out. It's really CPU dependent: m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat kind of performance should I expect? Forum What kind of performance should I be expecting with this PC? Forum SolvedWhat kind of tests should I perform for new build? Forum SolvedAMD FX 6300 Gaming PC Build, is it good for 1st build and what kind of performance will I get? Forum SolvedI was wondering what kind of computer case should I get ATX or Mid ATX? Forum Solved4890 to R7 265-what kind of performance increase am I looking at here? Forum SolvedWhat kind of power supply should I use? Forum SolvedWhat kind of monitor should i get for gaming Forum SolvedWhat kind of gaming performance will I get ? Forum SolvedWhat kind of gaming performance can i expect from an fx-6300 and an r7-260x Forum Solvedwhat kind of performance will I get? Is 600w enough? Forum SolvedWhat kind of FPS should I expect on Borderlands 2? Forum SolvedWhat kind of cooling should I use? Forum SolvedWhat kind of performance am I expecting? Forum Solvedwhat kind of upgrade should i make? Forum Solved[Skyrim] What kind of performance will I get with this build? Forum SolvedWhat kind of monitor should i buy? Forum SolvedWhat kind of PSU should i buy? Forum SolvedWhat kind of RAM should I get for my computer build? Forum SolvedWhat kind of thermal paste should I buy? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !