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I have a few games that a better-then-average system in order to play right. Such include: Black & White 2, Sims 3 & Expansions, and From Dust. My old system (the one i'm using now) can play BW2 and TS3 just fine on lower graphics settings, but my integrated video card isn't cutting it for From Dust. So, i guess the question being is, is the attached computer configuration ideal for the above games...or any game that requires a higher grad of computer hardware.Specifically, From Dust and The Sims 3.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980 3.33 GHz Six Cores 12M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair XMS Gaming Memory with Heat Spreader)

VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon HD 6990 4GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card

POWER SUPPLY: 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

HARD DRIVE: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)


if, in your *educated* opinion (this is an expensive endeavor and I need realistic advice) anything above isn't up to par, please please please suggest a replacement. Thanks in advance
post #2 of 5
so just to make sure...the newest game you want to play is sims 3 ? There are TONS of cards that can make out Sims 3 cheaper than that 6990


If so you can look to spend far less money
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Pretty sure you can run just about any game on a single 1080p display with a 980x and a 6990...

Not sure what else you could change but that is about as high-end as it can get on a x58 platform.

If you're looking for opinions on getting lower cost parts then I'd suggest getting a GTX 570 and maybe switch to P67/Z68 with a i7 2500k or something. That will save you a ton of money and will let you run those games on high settings just the same.
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in all seriousness to answer your question - no that's not nearly enough. only way to run those games at good settings is to buy a time machine, go into the future, steal some i7 9999x cpu's and some gtx 90000 vid. cards. even then you'd be barely meeting minimum required specs.
post #5 of 5
something more like a 6950 or GTX 560ti or even a 6870 would be better. Ditch the sock 1366 and try a i5 2500k. No need for more than 650w psu

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Originally Posted by naizarak View Post

in all seriousness to answer your question - no that's not nearly enough. only way to run those games at good settings is to buy a time machine, go into the future, steal some i7 9999x cpu's and some gtx 90000 vid. cards. even then you'd be barely meeting minimum required specs.
Thank you troll.....return to your cave
Edited by hednik - 11/4/11 at 8:47pm
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i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
Mouse
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
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