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Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
05-02-2012, 09:14 PM,
#11
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
Alright well thanks to you I am now officially on my way to building my first PC Smile
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05-03-2012, 07:20 AM,
#12
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
i played Skyrim with decent gfx settings with an AMD64 x2 5000+ ,1gb ram,radeon 4650 ,so i know the specs you listed will played it at higher settings so imo you will do fine with it. I actually was thinkin of building another PC with lower parts than what i have in my current rig
Current Build: CPU:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobo:ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB SSD:Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 Case:Corsair Carbide Series 400R PSU:Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-650 Ram:CORSAIR XMS3 16GB Cooling:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Sound:Asus Xonar DG 5.1 OS:Windows7 HOME Optic Drive:LG Super-Multi M*Disc Keyboard:Razer Lycosa Mouse:Razer Naga MousePad:Razer Sphex -- http://www.youtube.com/FreekishPC


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05-03-2012, 09:43 AM,
#13
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
Oh did you really? Sweet thank you that makes me feel more confident!
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05-03-2012, 02:15 PM,
#14
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
those three games you listed, you will have no problems with a 5770/6770 even at 1080p. playable framerates on budget systems are usually anything above 30fps(except very few). your going to be well above that in those 3 titles. the 6850 would be a good upgrade but with higher cost, since you can usually find a 6770 at 90 bucks on sale. goodluck.
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05-03-2012, 02:34 PM,
#15
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
Yea I found a 6770 for $100 I believe but I think I might go for that bit of an upgrade because I will be using this a lot for gaming. Thanks for the advice!
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05-11-2012, 01:17 PM,
#16
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
I actually have one more question. I found the XFX Radeon HD 7770 and Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 for the same price as the 6850 and even a little less. How much more powerful are these and if they are will my 450 watt psu be enough for them?
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05-11-2012, 02:42 PM,
#17
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
Here's the comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/539?vs=536

The 6850 wins, the only thing 7770 has on it is slightly lower power consumption and temps. Noise levels are about the same.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
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05-11-2012, 03:25 PM,
#18
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
I am also debating on what card to buy. I wanted to get a 7850, but that's out of the budget right now. I have ivy bridge; does the 7770 actually utilize pci express 3.0? I know the 6870 is faster, but I like that the 7770 has lower temps and uses less power. Plus 7770 is newer architecture and directX 11.1. I can pick up a 7770 for about $100 with a MIR and my $20 newegg gift card. But I just can't decide.
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05-12-2012, 02:54 AM,
#19
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
(05-11-2012, 03:25 PM)humphrey111 Wrote: I am also debating on what card to buy. I wanted to get a 7850, but that's out of the budget right now. I have ivy bridge; does the 7770 actually utilize pci express 3.0? I know the 6870 is faster, but I like that the 7770 has lower temps and uses less power. Plus 7770 is newer architecture and directX 11.1. I can pick up a 7770 for about $100 with a MIR and my $20 newegg gift card. But I just can't decide.


Your motherboard does not support pci express 3.0. I don't think it would change the results very much even if it did though. I am no expert but I think the pci express 3.0 wouldn't help the 7770 out that much but this is only from what I have been reading not 100% sure.


The possibilities are endless though like if you save 50$ on the 7770 and can use that to get a motherboard that supports crossfire and pci express 3.0 then down the road you can add a 2nd 7770 for really cheap and would be a sweet upgrade. http://www.techspot.com/review/501-amd-r...page9.html This link shows skyrims benchmarks on a number of different resolutions on the 7770,6850 and the 6870 then on the crossfire 7770.

Those are also all tests on max quality so you could lower them a bit to hit or get close to 60fps no matter which route you go.

If you plan to stick to one video card then 6850/6870 is a good choice.

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05-13-2012, 09:24 AM,
#20
RE: Building My First Gaming Rig, Would Like Some Help
My motherboard does support 3.0. I'm not the OP, I jacked the thread. oops.
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