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Old 04-11-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Just ordered my rig from the internet. Can you give me any idea how well my system will fair with modern games?

Intel i5 760 2.8GHz Socket 1156 8MB L3 Cache

Asus p7p55d-e LX Intel p55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit

700W Powersupply

OS: Windows 7
Res:1680x1050
Will use stock cooler for now - Dont intend to overclock just yet!
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I'm wanting to play the new Shogun 2 Total war & Crysis 2 soon.

Feel free to give postitive and negative feedback.
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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Sounds pretty much the same as my buddy's rig besides your card is better, this should be pretty beastly for games.
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Cheers DarkSeeker. Right to the point i like that!

Just wondering instead of the CPU and motherboard. What system would be better if i used these two components instead?

Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 870 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Item: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 8MB L3 Cache 125W Retail Boxed Processor
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Well its down to preferences really, it's that old AMD Vs. Intel question really.

As far as i can see, both chips and boards are on the same 'page' if you will. Both quads, both 8MB Caches. the only difference really is the clock speed, which would be less in reality than it is on the box, due to factors like Frontside bus speed/hypertransport modes.
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Your personal opinion What would you go for?
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well, i personally think Intel have an edge with the Core i series. You get more for your money for AMD, but if you have the money may as well be Intel, since their CPUs seem to be more efficient to me, and the performance is just a little bit better.
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Thanks Darkseeker your a star!
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