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Topic # 83837 21-May-2011 20:25
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ASRock 870 Extreme3 Socket AM3 AMD 870 + SB850 DDR3 1800 USB3.0 SATA3 Quad CrossFireX Ready 1394 Raid 0 1 5 10 And 8 CH HD Audio

Gigabyte GZ-PC Black Mid Tower Case, No PSU, 1x 80mm Fan, 4x 5.25, 5x 3.5, 2x USB 2.0
Great Wall Gw-450sel 450w Atx Power Supply .
Palit GF GTS 450 PCI-E 2.0 1GB DDR5 128-bit, Dual-Link DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, Fan
Asus DRW-24B3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail


AMD Phenom II X4 955 - Quad Core 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Black Edition
Cooler Master AM3/AM2(Up to 65W) 25.17dBA Tool free clip Active cooling solution for desktop PC for AMD Sempron/Athlon II X(all series)/Phenom II X(all series)
- LIMITED STOCK ONLY - KINGSTON HyperX 4GB Kit 1600MHz CL9 kit (2x2GB) DDR3 NonECC DIMM XMP Blu

500GB Western Digital SATA Hard Drive

will this be fast enough for the latest games


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  Reply # 472048 22-May-2011 00:40
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nwatene: will this be fast enough for the latest games



GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 $270
INTEL CORE I5 2500K $330
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1333MHz $200
EVGA NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX560 TI SUPERCLOCKED: $390
Samsung F3 1TB $90
Corsair HX650 $200
 
Add case and optical drive, and you're good for most of the "latest games" at a decent res.


 

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  Reply # 472054 22-May-2011 02:39
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nwatene: ASRock 870 Extreme3 Socket AM3 AMD 870 + SB850 DDR3 1800 USB3.0 SATA3 Quad CrossFireX Ready 1394 Raid 0 1 5 10 And 8 CH HD Audio

Gigabyte GZ-PC Black Mid Tower Case, No PSU, 1x 80mm Fan, 4x 5.25, 5x 3.5, 2x USB 2.0
Great Wall Gw-450sel 450w Atx Power Supply .
Palit GF GTS 450 PCI-E 2.0 1GB DDR5 128-bit, Dual-Link DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, Fan
Asus DRW-24B3ST SATA Black 24x DVDRW Retail


AMD Phenom II X4 955 - Quad Core 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Black Edition
Cooler Master AM3/AM2(Up to 65W) 25.17dBA Tool free clip Active cooling solution for desktop PC for AMD Sempron/Athlon II X(all series)/Phenom II X(all series)
- LIMITED STOCK ONLY - KINGSTON HyperX 4GB Kit 1600MHz CL9 kit (2x2GB) DDR3 NonECC DIMM XMP Blu

500GB Western Digital SATA Hard Drive

will this be fast enough for the latest games



What you've put up is good enough for all the games on the market at the moment.

It should be good for a few years at the very least.



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  Reply # 472055 22-May-2011 02:41
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cheers

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  Reply # 472368 22-May-2011 14:50
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Hmmm, I don't know your monitor resolution, your game settings expectations or your framerate tolerance, but to say the proposed build 'should be good for a few years' is a bit optimistic if you ask me.

The OP asked about 'the latest games'. I know most games these days are shoddy console ports with graphics to match, but that's a very low spec machine. Take the GTS 450 for example; even under more favourable conditions (i7 980X), you'd be looking at around 20fps average in Crysis Warhead at 1680x1050. Not my idea of a comfortable number.



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  Reply # 472392 22-May-2011 15:20
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i have purchased a Asus M4N98TD EVO MB and gotten the phenom x6

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  Reply # 472621 22-May-2011 21:06
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I agree with Oubadah. Youd be a lot better off spending more and going for something like a GTX560 Ti as a GTS 450 would quickly become outdated.

Also think about getting a larger PSU such as said HX650. This will give you the option of adding another GTX560 Ti for SLI later down the road when your system begins to fall behind :)

Not including the CPU and MB you've already bought, what is your budget? 

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