Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Possible Gaming Rig?

10 Feb 2013   #11

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apprentrice5 View Post
will definitely go through the guide when i get the new system, and as for cooling i have a antec kuhler 620 :)
OK set to go then

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home premium

I had a 6870 in my last system. You should be able to run most recent games at or near 'Ultra' settings with that. I'd replace the 650 for sure though. Good call on that.

If you're modding Skyrim or looking to play Farcry 3 or something, you'll have to dial it back a bit. However, you're still looking at a vast improvement over anything the consoles can dish out.

A decent gaming rig for certain.

A 500w power supply isn't enough. It'll be running full bore all the time with a 6870. You need a PSU that can handle the load. I'd go 650+w with a 6870 rig myself. At least 650.

Processor and GPU is sufficient, Ram unknown though.

That can be an issue and I'd suggest looking into what you're getting, and what your motherboard, cpu cooling, and processor can handle, and go with the best available option if you want to get the most out of games with it.

Most pre-built machines will lowball you on the ram side of things and go with the lowest available option if they can get away with it. Ram is very important for games, though you don't really need more than 4gb for any modern games, frequency matters. You want the best possible matchup between the CPU Bus speed and Ram Frequency. [I'd personally go with 8gb of Ram with the system you've built, but you don't currently need it for any games I know of.]

If you really want to get the most out of gaming, make sure you're getting decent Ram with the system. The rest sounds solid, but having low end Ram can drag both GPU and CPU performance down.

I only posted in a 'solved' because there was no mention of Ram in the specs given, and that's almost as important to a gaming rig as CPU and GPU processing power is. It can make a huge performance difference. Also the PSU isn't good enough on this setup. You need more, a 500w might run it, but it'll be going full bore all the time and burn out eventually. You need a little more, I'd go 750w myself, but 650 would be enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2013   #13

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hum Contra am not really a gamer but interested to see your post and am always interested in what graphics do what best:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Possible Gaming Rig?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
MSI Z170a Gaming 3 or GTX 960 GAMING 100ME Issue?
Greetings All, I posted this over at both the MSI and TomsHardware forums as I think it's a hardware issue but I want to make sure it's not a Windows 7 issue so I'm going to post it here in case anyone has some thoughts or ran into a similar issue in the past. Gents, I've run into an issue...
Graphic Cards
BSOD 0x9C during gaming, new gaming PC, nothing helps
Hi all! About 5 months ago I bought all new parts and assembled a PC for gaming / school work. The goal was to buy parts that are instantly available (sold older PC to a friend and I needed a replacement fast) and the price range was about 1000-1200€ (in Finland). I ended up with the following...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD with Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 in SLI while gaming
Hi guys, This is my first post in this forum since I have not received any help from elswhere. You guys are my only hope. Okay, so I recently bought two G1 Gaming GTX970 graphics cards. The first driver install went bad by windows using its own drivers, so I got the Display Driver...
BSOD Help and Support
Gaming on a Desktop Computer VERSUS Gaming on a laptop
In your opinion, what do you think are the pros and cons of gaming on a desktop computer and a laptop computer ? I'm hoping in the next several months to own a fairly decent gaming system, whether it be laptop or desktop. However I'm still undecided as to what I really want. Money won't be...
BSOD Occurring Randomly while gaming and when i am not gaming???
I dont know why. I recently bought a new computer and it has been doing this since i first got it. I dont know why but hopefully you can help me. :D My Computer Stats: -Intel® Core™ i7-3770K -GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H Z77 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB -Corsair Vengeance 8GB -2TB Hard Drive...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55.
Twitter Facebook Google+