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Windows 7: Will this pc be good enough for gaming

14 Dec 2011   #21
4eyed

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Just another question, is 960t a good procesor ( not gonna unlock 2 hidden cores ), or should i get one of these, 955, 965, 970, and maybe, if it's worth the price difference, 980?


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14 Dec 2011   #22
4eyed

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One thought occured to me today... i5. Is there a way to get an i5 processor ( 2400/2500, won't do any OCing ) and a good mobo while keeping the same budget and downgrading gpu to 6770 and getting the psu & case combo i mentioned earlier? Will it be better or worse 4 gaming? Or maybe i could get a mobo that supports ivy bridge, get the i3 2100 ( which seems to outperform phenom ii x4 ) and upgrade to ivy later?
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14 Dec 2011   #23
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4eyed View Post
i5. Is there a way to get an i5 processor ( 2400/2500, won't do any OCing ) and a good mobo while keeping the same budget and downgrading gpu to 6770 and getting the psu & case combo i mentioned earlier? Will it be better or worse 4 gaming?
That depends entirely on your source for the parts in Serbia, Germany, or wherever you are buying. You would have to check your local dealers.

In the US, you are likely to get more performance with a given budget with an Intel-based PC, but AMD is still pretty competitive at lower price levels.
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14 Dec 2011   #24
4eyed

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If all parts were avaiable, what would be a better option ( for gaming ), i3 2100 with a p67 or h67 mobo while keeping all other components same as listed on page 2 ( upgrading to ivy bridge in a year or so ), or a i5 2400/2500 with p67 or h67 mobo while downgrading the gpu to 6770 and getting a worse psu, or the one on page 2? Note: FOR GAMING!
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14 Dec 2011   #25
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

is i3 core good for gaming ?if it is ,wich one ?
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14 Dec 2011   #26
4eyed

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This is the build i've come up with:
CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
Mobo: Asrock P67 Pro3
G. Card: Ati Radeon HD6770 1GB GDDR5
HDD: Hitachi 160GB Sata II 2MB ( from an old pc )
DVD R/W : Philips 24x ( from an old pc )
Case: w/e @ 20-40€
PSU: Cooler Master CX500 500w

All of this will cost around 490€, which i think i very good for an i5 system. The gpu should be fine for wow and new games on medium, probably gonna upgrade it in a year.
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14 Dec 2011   #27
ignatzatsonic

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That looks pretty good. I'd probably try to steer you to a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic PSU if possible, but overall it looks fine to me.
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14 Dec 2011   #28
4eyed

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That looks pretty good. I'd probably try to steer you to a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic PSU if possible, but overall it looks fine to me.
Ok. Thank you! Btw. if there is any better gpu at this price point pls let me know.

EDIT: Of these 3 pcs, which one would perform better in games ( bf3, crysis2, ac:r, skyrim etc. ):

1:

Cpu: Phenom II x4 955 BE
Mobo: MSI 970A-G45
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb DDR3 1333MHz
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB GDDR5
HDD: Hitachi 160Gb SATA II 2mb ( from an old pc )
DvD R/W: Sony Optiarc 24x
Case: w/e
PSU: Cooler Master CX500 500w

2:

Cpu: Intel Core i5 2400 3.1GHz
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1333MHz DDR3
Mobo: Asrock P67 Pro3
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5
Everything else the same

3:

Same as 2 only with an i3 2100 cpu and hd6870
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15 Dec 2011   #29
4eyed

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Finally, i've ordered this build from amazon.de that i hope will give me the best bang for the buck. It will arrivein a couple of weeks. This is it:

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 3.1GHz
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB GDDR5
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
Mobo: Asrock P67 Pro3
Case: Xigmatek Gehäuse ATX Midi oN Asgard schwarz: Amazon.de: Computer & Zubehör ( nothing special )
PSU: Corsair CX500 500w


Should be pretty neat for gaming. What do you think?
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16 Dec 2011   #30
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

8 gigs of RAM on an i3... Interesting xD
Still, it beats having a Dual Core, so it would be suitable for modern games (though don't expect them to work flawlessly on high settings... or work at all)
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