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Windows 7: Is this a Decent gaming build?

21 Nov 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A GTX 460 is probably enough. The 500 and 600 series are slightly more powerful but also a lot more money. See the comparison of the high end cards here: PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmark Charts

And this is a good PSU: Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


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21 Nov 2012   #12
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Great, the HD6850 fits my budget just right. So overall, this could handle Mafia 2, and GTA IV on at least low settings?
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21 Nov 2012   #13
Kobra1294

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My guess would be medium-high, with 6gb of ram and a semi-nice processor you'll have no trouble.
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21 Nov 2012   #14
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Great! This is a great step up from my Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2 GHz Single Core/2GB RAM eh? :P
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21 Nov 2012   #15
Kobra1294

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quite! I've got a Phenom 2 3ghz x4 and 8gb ram. I also have a gtx 560 and I can run it on max. Now if only I could solve my bsod problem, I'd be in business. Anyways, with your build you shouldn't have trouble playing games. Maybe not on ultra, but you still surpass most minimums.
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21 Nov 2012   #16
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Great, the HD6850 fits my budget just right. So overall, this could handle Mafia 2, and GTA IV on at least low settings?
Should be playable on high settings. graphics card would not be the bottleneck. your CPU and ram are a little lower, but still doable:
(disregard notebook stuff, still good site for looking up playability of games on desktops)
Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards - Notebookcheck.net Tech


I would also then compare the 6850 to Nvidia's offers to see which side comes up on top....

Looks like Radeon 6850 is better than Nvidia 650 and around the same price, the next one up Nvidia 660 is way pricier... haven't looked at the higher 500 series though. one of those might be competitive right now...
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21 Nov 2012   #17
Kobra1294

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Great, the HD6850 fits my budget just right. So overall, this could handle Mafia 2, and GTA IV on at least low settings?
Should be playable on high settings. graphics card would not be the bottleneck. your CPU and ram are a little lower, but still doable:
(disregard notebook stuff, still good site for looking up playability of games on desktops)
Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards - Notebookcheck.net Tech


I would also then compare the 6850 to Nvidia's offers to see which side comes up on top....
Yeah, I'd agree that high is completely possible. 6gb isn't really bad considering almost no game uses that much ram. IM(biased)O Nvidia will come out on top, just like intel does, but when it comes to price/budget, AMD is a VERY comparable opponent.
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21 Nov 2012   #18
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Great! This is a great step up from my Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2 GHz Single Core/2GB RAM eh? :P
Yes I think you will be impressed. and any newer graphics card will be a step up from the on-board....

Also remember to get rid of all the bloat-ware that will come on the machine lol.. that stuff slows it down more than anything.
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21 Nov 2012   #19
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 714 View Post
Great! This is a great step up from my Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2 GHz Single Core/2GB RAM eh? :P
Yes I think you will be impressed. and any newer graphics card will be a step up from the on-board....

Also remember to get rid of all the bloat-ware that will come on the machine lol.. that stuff slows it down more than anything.
Oh, Gawd, I know how bloatware slows a computer down. I took a SONY VAIO with so much crap and bloatware from AOL and Norton, and there were so many processes on startup, it wasn't even funny. Reinstalled it with a Digital River ISO and the original product key, and that thing was a rocketship.
Anyway, thanks guys, you all get +Rep
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