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#1 Torn05

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:22 PM

So I'm building a gaming rig for a friend and all they really want out of it is to be able to run everything on max, with playable rates. My main question was will an Athlon II x4 640 along with a GTX 460 be able to do this? Can I maybe go even cheaper? That's my only real issue. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:55 PM

What games does your friend wants to play it a max settings?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:06 PM

Everything. I don't think he'll mind playing something like Metro 2033 slightly below max settings, but just about everything else needs to be playable.
And also, are the stock fans for AMD processors absolutely unbearable noise wise, or are people just picky? I'm slightly worried about the motherboard having the RAM slots too close to the CPU which might hinder the variety of Heatsink/Fans I can get. Thanks.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:09 PM

If this PC is going to be aimed at a gamer, go for the Phenom II's, they have a little more performance and overclocking options. The 955, 965, or 1090T would be excellent. I also suggest ditching Nvidia on AMD platforms since you don't get SLI. I suggest something in the Radeon 6800 series, they tend to perform either similarly or a little better than the GTX 460. BTW, AMD's upcoming chipset for their AM3+ CPU's should have SLI and Crossfire built-in a la Intel chipsets, at least on the 990FX and 990X. If this is a gaming PC, I wouldn't worry too much about noise since, under gaming, the GPU may drown out the CPU fan.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:57 PM

I heard AMD will release a new 6800 series graphics card, the 6890.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 07:55 PM

I haven't seen anything about a Radeon 6890, except from before the name change. I'm not sure what segment of the video card lineup a 6890 would intend to occupy. Not a hardcore gamer, that is satisfied by the 6900's, not a midrange gamer which uses the 6870. The gulf between a 6870 and a 6950 doesn't seem large enough to warrant another SKU, in my opinion.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:30 AM

I read it somewhere on Tom's Hardware. news section or something like that.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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