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26 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8/Ubuntu/LinuxMint
 
 
Gaming with this built, any issues I may encounter?

I will be building a budget gaming rig with the following components:

Mobo: Asus P7P55D

Processor: Intel i5-750

GPU Card: Asus ENGTS450 DirectCU/DI/1GD5

RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x2GB(this I can upgrade)

PSU: Thermaltake SP-630P SMART 630W 80+

Any issues I may face? Suggestions?


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26 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Well the system overall will be fine and run games around medium 1600x1200 at a average around 30fps from what I've seen reading in google about that card. Wont max out games but overall like I said it will be fine. The other components are good and leave room for feature upgrades like the card or ram or w/e if you decided to upgrade later. In some benchmarks though like the crisis benchmarks and alien vs predator in dx11 the card does poorly.I would go with a gtx 550ti at the minimum which I've seen at amazon for 113.50 on their uk site.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nvidia-GTX55...3964690&sr=8-2
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27 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8/Ubuntu/LinuxMint
 
 

Well at present I will have to settle with this, but like you said, I will be making upgrades as time goes on. I think a good CPU cooler will do a fine job, in the event of overclocking. Thanks

::SLD:..
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27 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

If it's gaming you're in to, don't bother with the CPU overclock. There are only a few games that rely heavily on the CPU. Even so, that CPU won't break a sweat. Just invest the money on a more powerful GPU. Some good bets are the GTX 660Ti or a 670 if the budget fits.
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28 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
If it's gaming you're in to, don't bother with the CPU overclock. There are only a few games that rely heavily on the CPU. Even so, that CPU won't break a sweat. Just invest the money on a more powerful GPU. Some good bets are the GTX 660Ti or a 670 if the budget fits.
Buying a 660 or 670 will most likely just bottleneck that build?
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29 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VitaminK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
If it's gaming you're in to, don't bother with the CPU overclock. There are only a few games that rely heavily on the CPU. Even so, that CPU won't break a sweat. Just invest the money on a more powerful GPU. Some good bets are the GTX 660Ti or a 670 if the budget fits.
Buying a 660 or 670 will most likely just bottleneck that build?
I'm not entirely sure how it would bottleneck it. In fact, I'll go as far as to say that I'm not sure how a bottleneck in modern systems would happen. Care to shed some light on it mate?
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29 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
If it's gaming you're in to, don't bother with the CPU overclock. There are only a few games that rely heavily on the CPU. Even so, that CPU won't break a sweat. Just invest the money on a more powerful GPU. Some good bets are the GTX 660Ti or a 670 if the budget fits.
I recommend against any form of GTX 660Ti as they are using an outdated RAM bus/hardware that is bottle necking the processor.

A 670 is the bare minimum I would recommend for any form of high resolution gaming.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tom's Hardware
Our last few comments concern the 660 Ti's 192-bit memory interface. Our benchmarks show that this can really put Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660 Ti at a disadvantage, even at 1920x1080 and without obscene texture detail settings. Whether or not you run into a performance problem depends mostly on the game you're playing. In general, though, the card really starts to run out of steam at anti-aliasing settings at and beyond 4x MSAA. This is too bad, since the GPU goes underutilized at that point. The problem is unique to this card. None of the other Kepler-based boards experience it. We're not saying the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a bad card, but there are competing configurations that demonstrate better balance.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...g,3283-17.html
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29 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LuzTeTT View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
If it's gaming you're in to, don't bother with the CPU overclock. There are only a few games that rely heavily on the CPU. Even so, that CPU won't break a sweat. Just invest the money on a more powerful GPU. Some good bets are the GTX 660Ti or a 670 if the budget fits.
I recommend against any form of GTX 660Ti as they are using an outdated RAM bus/hardware that is bottle necking the processor.

A 670 is the bare minimum I would recommend for any form of high resolution gaming.

Edit:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tom's Hardware
Our last few comments concern the 660 Ti's 192-bit memory interface. Our benchmarks show that this can really put Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660 Ti at a disadvantage, even at 1920x1080 and without obscene texture detail settings. Whether or not you run into a performance problem depends mostly on the game you're playing. In general, though, the card really starts to run out of steam at anti-aliasing settings at and beyond 4x MSAA. This is too bad, since the GPU goes underutilized at that point. The problem is unique to this card. None of the other Kepler-based boards experience it. We're not saying the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a bad card, but there are competing configurations that demonstrate better balance.
A GeForce GTX 660 Ti For Everyone? : Seven GeForce GTX 660 Ti Cards: Exploring Memory Bandwidth
I seriously didn't know that. Thanks for the advice mate
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