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November 5, 2012 10:07:48 PM

procceser:intel i5 2500 non k
motherboard: asrock z77 extreme 4
ram: g.skill ripjaws 8gb
graphics card:sapphire radeon 6850
hdd: western digital wd-re4 500gb
dd:light on disk drive
case haf 912
psu. antec bp 550 plus modular
os. windows 7 oem

could i run crysis 2 on max or high

more games i want to play
bf3
skyrim
assassin creed 1,2,relavations,brotherhood
crysis 1,and warhead
and the list goes on could i run most games on max or high at 40 fps and up

i had a amd build on here but i could only run 1333mhz instead of 1600

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November 6, 2012 12:40:58 AM

get the 3570k or 3570, on newegg there is a $15 off promo that will put the 3570 at less than the 2500, and the 3570k only $5 more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if you aren't going to oc, there is no point in getting z77. Go with b75 or h67. With that gpu, you could probably run crysis on medium, I would try to get a 7850, if you can fit that into your budget.
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November 6, 2012 12:51:43 AM

it all depends on the resolution your playing at. if 1366x768, then yes you'll be able to play any game maxed out. if 1080p, then nope, you won't be able to play bf3, skyrim, crysis, or the last two AC games maxed out (although you might squeak by at mostly higher settings). I would suggest getting a cheaper case, a cheaper CPU (like the i3-3240), and a better GPU, like an HD 7850. You don't need a quad core CPU in order to have a good gaming PC.

Why do you say you can only run the RAM at 1333 with an AMD build? you just go into BIOS and set it for timing it's rated for.
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November 6, 2012 12:56:32 AM

That is true, I was just assuming 1080p I guess.
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November 6, 2012 2:21:40 AM

Augray37 said:
it all depends on the resolution your playing at. if 1366x768, then yes you'll be able to play any game maxed out. if 1080p, then nope, you won't be able to play bf3, skyrim, crysis, or the last two AC games maxed out (although you might squeak by at mostly higher settings). I would suggest getting a cheaper case, a cheaper CPU (like the i3-3240), and a better GPU, like an HD 7850. You don't need a quad core CPU in order to have a good gaming PC.

Why do you say you can only run the RAM at 1333 with an AMD build? you just go into BIOS and set it for timing it's rated for.


Yeah or get a $180 i5 and the strongest GPU you can afford. Definitely cut down on the case, PSU (Keep it a good PSU, just the lowest wattage that is still safe), and anything else to save money when making a build in this price range.
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November 6, 2012 2:47:36 AM

yea you can change this build up so that you get more gpu. If your budget is concerned. If not just add a new gpu to your configuration. Like an AMD 7950, I'd stay away from the 6000 series I had one last year they tend to get warm use more power and are quite a bit slower for frame rates.

let us know Ur budget and we can whip something up. Also go for a larger drive they are cheap ull fill 500gb up in a blink.

and what monitor and resolution. Thanks.
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November 6, 2012 5:49:54 AM

The 6850 is decent. It can handle most games (not BF3, Metro ect) at 1080P.
You can easily bump the Memory clock up quite a bit, and push the Core clock from the stock 775MHZ to 900MHZ. That is without voltage tweaks, granted pushing much higher even with voltage tweaks won't get ya much farther.

The case is good, but you could drop down by about $20 to something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Coupon brings it even lower.

CPU wise it is an interesting trade-off. You could swap the i5 for a i3-3220 and then bump the GPU to a 7850, but you are sacrificing the quad core i5 of course.
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