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Hi!


It's a long time ago since I had to put together a budget rig, which can run CounterStrike: Source maxed out.

But I just want to know if a Phenom II X4 960T + a Radeon HD6850 1Gb. would do?



Thanks in advance! smile.gif
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Easily.
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Easily.

What he said!
post #4 of 11
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Thanks for the reply! smile.gif

How low would I be able to go CPU and GPU wise?

I already chose a Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 mobo for OC and multi-GPU consideration smile.gif

The 6850 is such a solid card that I don't really wish to use another, you know? tongue.gif


But +rep!
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I had constant 60fps with my 8800GT (and more) when I used to play the game (don't like CS one bit). Not sure what would be the equivalent today, look up reviews for the 6700 series or 550Ti maybe ? But with the 6850 at least you could be sure to max a lot of older games and play most current games on high and max some of them.
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I had constant 60fps with my 8800GT (and more) when I used to play the game (don't like CS one bit). Not sure what would be the equivalent today, look up reviews for the 6700 series or 550Ti maybe ? But with the 6850 at least you could be sure to max a lot of older games and play most current games on high and max some of them.

Yeah, I knew that the 8800GT is more than enough, but I wanted to make it a little more powerful so he would be able to add another 6850 down the road, and OC the CPU smile.gif Then his rig would last him a long time.
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CS: Source loves CPU power more than GPU power after a certain point (as with most Source based games). Anything above a Radeon 4870 will push more than 300 FPS when paired with a fast CPU. In my experience Intel chips tend to be faster in CSS, but my 955BE and 1055T handled it well with mild overclocks also. I'm talking about like 500 FPS constant vs 800 FPS. No real discernible difference except price.
Edited by tehmaggot - 2/5/12 at 6:53am
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CS: Source loves CPU power more than GPU power after a certain point. Anything above a Radeon 4870 will push more than 300 FPS when paired with a fast CPU. In my experience Intel chips tend to be faster in CSS, but my 955BE and 1055T handled it well also. I'm talking about like 500 FPS constant vs 800 FPS.

Haha! Then I think the 960T would be more than enough for him! smile.gif Thanks, and +rep!
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Haha! Then I think the 960T would be more than enough for him! smile.gif Thanks, and +rep!

Certainly. He could make due with something as simple as a Sandy Bridge i3 and still get respectable FPS. Glad I could help smile.gif
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My experiences with cs:s and different hardware on its video stress test
I 7 2600 k @ 4.9 ghz / 6970 = 994 fps
Phenom II 965 @ 3.4 Ghz /5830 = 424 fps
AMD Regor 245 @ 2.9 Ghz/ 8800 GT= 224 fps

If that helps smile.gif
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