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Hiya there im kind of new here and i'd like to share with you my next gaming rig and ask some questions. Here it goes:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz

8 GB RAM DDR3 (i dunno the frequency)

Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3
OR
A MOBO ASRock around 40 dls.

AMD Radeon HD 5770
OR
Nvidia Geforce GTX 460

18.5" LCD Monitor (dont remember wich brand)

SATA 1 TB (dunno brand)

Questions:

Is it a good gaming rig? I mean, i plan to play Battlefield 3 at 50-60 FPS i dont plan to play it on maximun settings, only high. And Battlefield: BC2 I need 45-60 FPS again, i dont plan to play it on maximum, at least advanced medium or high.

The GPU wich one do I Choose? both are too tied up but I need to choose one. If those GPU can't run BFBC2 or BF3 at 45-60 FPS then tell me wich one will do it, just don't put like EVGA 590 GTX wich is 700 dls. Put a decent GPU share your knowledges

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post #2 of 12
5870 or GTX480's are going cheap these days they are a fantastic buy as they provide top dollar performance at a fraction of the price.


Also you don't need 8GB RAM just for gaming 4GB is plenty and I mean plenty however RAM is extremely cheap at the moment so you may as well.
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Out of curiosity, is this a rig you are building or buying prebuilt?

With that screen size, you'd probably be fine, but those vid cards aren't going to be very future proof in my opinion, and certainly not if you got a higher resolution monitor. I have mine in crossfire and am looking to replace them when the 79xx series from AMD comes out, just because even with crossfired 5770's I just can't run games as high as I'd like. Some at best medium.
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I would go for the 460,or crossfire His IceQ turbo 5670. Another suggestion is why not the 560 Ti or the 550 Ti. You'd get great benchies and great FPS. Nice CPU. Great for the money. Get the gigabyte motherboard because it's a great oc'er. A samsung f3 1TB is a great fast and cheap.You should get G.SKILL Ripjaws X or Corsair Vengeance for the 8 Gig's of ram.

Wish you the best!
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Good suggestions thus far...

However, to be honest I'd recommend not skimping on the motherboard. For ~$100-140 you can find some killer boards with CFX/SLI support and USB/SATA 3, as well as the AM3+ socket. That being said, I don't want to start an argument like I did in another thread, so I'll say now that it's not a huge concern.
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if u want to play bf3 at 1080p go for a 6950 they work wonderfully with high resolutions and you should be able to play high detail with 2x aa,as for the 560 ti it wont really perform as well as the 6950 at higher resolutions http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/293?vs=330
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Might want to hold off another month. Bulldozer is supposedly being released September 19th, IIRC. If anything, it'll drive prices of older stuff way down.
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Go with the gigabyte board.ASrock is too cheap imo and if you go super cheap you can always expect problems like doa or something frying after a month.

The 5770's are tough little cards and would be awesome for you if you're only using an 18 inch monitor.I have 2 and turn off crossfire for most games because they don't utilize both gpu's and still get good frames with graphics on high at 1920x1080 resolution.XFx is a good brand,i've had mine for almost 2 years now and no problems plus they have a lifetime warranty.

I know you didn't mention it but another thing you don't want to skimp on is the power supply.I'm not talking about the wattage just the quality of the parts used to make it.Corsair and antec are some of the best imo.
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GTX 460 is obviously faster than HD 5770. (it's a bit faster than 5830 even, on few games)
it also has better multi card scaling than 5770 last time i checked.
your 18" probably has like 1440x900, so the 460 will be able to max all games, including crysis, crysis 2, maybe metro 2033 without DOF

also, definitely go for the 8 GB. 4 GB is "enough" is old. you want to prepare for the future. some games already take up to 2 GB ram, 4 GB don't give you that much headroom.

the gigabyte model looks good. i like gigabyte

also may I suggest an intel sandy bridge CPU? specifically the i5 2500K CPU. simply the best for gaming and general computing. this CPU will be future-proof for a long time. it's also not that much more than the 1055T.
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Good suggestions thus far...

However, to be honest I'd recommend not skimping on the motherboard. For ~$100-140 you can find some killer boards with CFX/SLI support and USB/SATA 3, as well as the AM3+ socket. That being said, I don't want to start an argument like I did in another thread, so I'll say now that it's not a huge concern.
Mmmm... i want it cheap, im not rich y'know

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Go with the gigabyte board.ASrock is too cheap imo and if you go super cheap you can always expect problems like doa or something frying after a month.

The 5770's are tough little cards and would be awesome for you if you're only using an 18 inch monitor.I have 2 and turn off crossfire for most games because they don't utilize both gpu's and still get good frames with graphics on high at 1920x1080 resolution.XFx is a good brand,i've had mine for almost 2 years now and no problems plus they have a lifetime warranty.

I know you didn't mention it but another thing you don't want to skimp on is the power supply.I'm not talking about the wattage just the quality of the parts used to make it.Corsair and antec are some of the best imo.
I just want to play Battlefield: BC2 and BF3 and some other misc. games.

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GTX 460 is obviously faster than HD 5770. (it's a bit faster than 5830 even, on few games)
it also has better multi card scaling than 5770 last time i checked.
your 18" probably has like 1440x900, so the 460 will be able to max all games, including crysis, crysis 2, maybe metro 2033 without DOF

also, definitely go for the 8 GB. 4 GB is "enough" is old. you want to prepare for the future. some games already take up to 2 GB ram, 4 GB don't give you that much headroom.

the gigabyte model looks good. i like gigabyte

also may I suggest an intel sandy bridge CPU? specifically the i5 2500K CPU. simply the best for gaming and general computing. this CPU will be future-proof for a long time. it's also not that much more than the 1055T.
Sorry mate i belong to AMD. Yep, Gigabyte, ASUS and ASRock are my favourite gaming MoBo's


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Out of curiosity, is this a rig you are building or buying prebuilt?

With that screen size, you'd probably be fine, but those vid cards aren't going to be very future proof in my opinion, and certainly not if you got a higher resolution monitor. I have mine in crossfire and am looking to replace them when the 79xx series from AMD comes out, just because even with crossfired 5770's I just can't run games as high as I'd like. Some at best medium.
So.. wich one do you recomend don't come with an €500 or the GTX 590 wich is $800 if you come with that might as well as buy an iBuyPower PC.

Current price of all of this is:

$504. I live in Mexico so it's going to be a lot more expensive, i can't decide wich GPU, is there anyone who has used both 5770 and GTX460?

Thank you all for your support!
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