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August 15, 2012 8:43:38 PM

I am planing to play games like Black Ops 2 on max settings at 1080p. I will use the 7770 in a Crossfire or CrossfireX with another 7770 or a 7750 later on. Anyways, how is this build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/eIPI
August 15, 2012 8:49:27 PM

Sorry man, but to me it looks like you have to save up a bit more :( 

Maybe you'll get away with it if you don't mind playing on the lowest resolution and lowest graphics settings.
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August 15, 2012 8:50:52 PM

nafoni said:
Sorry man, but to me it looks like you have to save up a bit more :( 

Maybe you'll get away with it if you don't mind playing on the lowest resolution and lowest graphics settings.


I agree - don't expect to max out anything with a G630 and a 7770. Unless you're playing on a 15" CRT at 800 x 600. :lol: 
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August 15, 2012 8:54:44 PM

The ArmA series is very graphically intensive, I know, but I just wanna play it on low settings. The CoD series and other mainstream games, on the other hand, I want max settings on.
August 15, 2012 9:00:30 PM

i would also look at another brand of psu. im not sure you need 600+ watts for this build...in fact im sure you dont. maybe a cx500 from corsair would do the trick. you should do alright (maybe not max, but good) in the cod series cause theyre not too terribly hard to max out. what resolution are you at?
August 15, 2012 9:05:27 PM

carowden said:
i would also look at another brand of psu. im not sure you need 600+ watts for this build...in fact im sure you dont. maybe a cx500 from corsair would do the trick. you should do alright (maybe not max, but good) in the cod series cause theyre not too terribly hard to max out. what resolution are you at?

I chose the Rosewill because Hardwaresecrets.com said it was very good for the price, and it reaches maximum efficiency just under 400w, which is about what this system is going to use. And 1080p, btw.
August 15, 2012 9:05:40 PM

thats also arma ii, you can expect that the new one might be a little more demanding, but you can probably play it with lower settings.

its also worth noting that that was tested with a core i5 2500k processor, which probably helped a little

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August 15, 2012 9:08:16 PM
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The Rosewill RG series has reviewed well. It's not at all like the ancient Rosewill models that destroyed their reputation.
I also think you need a higher budget. Move up at least to a HD6870 and an i3-21xx.
August 15, 2012 9:09:48 PM

Onus said:
Move up at least to a HD6870 and an i3-21xx.


what he said
August 15, 2012 9:11:57 PM

Ok, thanks everyone!
August 15, 2012 9:12:33 PM

ChaseCTech said:
Wait, according to this, I can play it Arma II... how much more graphically intensive is ArmA III compared to ArmA II?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2012/02/15/am...


That's only 30 FPS and using a i5-2500k. You're looking at 1/4 - 1/2 the CPU power of that (most games don't touch all 4 cores on the 2500k, but even disabling 2 cores on the 2500k, it will still smoke the 630 you're looking at).

I'd try to save up for an i3 and at least a 560 Ti or a 6950 class GPU.

Also, why 4x 1GB RAM? I'd go for 2x 2GB just to give yourself an easy upgrade path - the cost shouldn't be any different.
August 15, 2012 9:12:57 PM

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