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post #11 of 29
The login screen is doing this:

HD 6950
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FPS is about 150-200, seems to be unaffected by GPU usage. So the login screen doesn't look a good way to benchmark : )

As the login screen seemed to only take 25% cpu(quadcore), I tested it with just giving it one core to use. Result was that the sound just stopped and seemed to be lagging. FPS was unaffected by this.
Edited by fasti - 4/25/12 at 6:22pm
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post #12 of 29
Also an upgrade of your hard rive to a WD Blue or Black.
WD Green is for storage/back-ups, not for OS

Also what case do you have in your system?
    
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post #13 of 29
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Thanks for clearing that up, fasti. However, I know my GPU is crap either way.

Since I will have no money left I'm not gonna buy a new hard drive. I'll try to hook up my WD 2500JB and install GW2 on there. Hope that doesn't mean I'll have to run my OS from that drive.

The case I'm using is HKC 7041NS.

I've decided to go with probably a Corsair GS500WATT or CX500WATT V2, and the Radeon 6870 GPU. What I still don't understand is the difference between the various models. I've found, for example, the 11179-09-20G and the 11179-00-40R at good prices but I'm completely clueless to what these model numbers mean. Does anyone know anything about that?
post #14 of 29
Installing on a different drive can help, but might have problems, as your OS is on a slower drive.
Using that old IDE drive is worse, than the green drive, and much slower.

Case not sure, as dont see what it looks like inside, but cooling will not be good at all.
The difference of the cards is location. The 20G is for North America and 40R is Europe.
    
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post #15 of 29
If you're only using an X4 and a low/mid-range card like a 6850 or 7770, you will be fine with a good 400W PSU. Corsair's CX430V2 is basically the best PSU for cheaper builds.

HDDs are quite expensive right now as companies are still reeling from the tsunamis.

As for the GPUs, most people keep track of them based on the brand (such as MSI or XFX) and by what heatsink it has (like Twin Frozr) instead of by serial number. Of course, the serial number can also give you more specific information about when it was manufactured and which batch it was in just in case there was a bad shipment.
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post #16 of 29
The CX430 is ok PSU, not really a 430w PSU, more close to 370w.
For smaller builds like this, I always use the Enermax Naxn ENP450AST Tomahawk II 450W. Can be had for under $35.
Much more powerful, than the CX430.
    
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post #17 of 29
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So those cards with different product number are basically identical, good to know.

I think I prefer the 6870 over the 6850 or 7770 so I'm not sure about those PSUs you guys recommended. In the specifications for the 6870 it says you'll need at least 500W. Aren't the CX500 V2 or GS500 I mentioned any good? I can get 'em at €53 and €60, respectively. With the 6870 it would come down to €205-212. I'll try to get €20 off or something.
post #18 of 29
You'll need an i5 to get the most out of the game.

Right now it is incredibly CPU bound, so much a Phenom X4 at 3.5GHz doesn't cut it.
   
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post #19 of 29
Seeing as you have limited budget. I would recomend the HD6870 and another PSU to make sure everything runs smoothly.

with 7xxx series you will need a bigger budget. HD7850 is good but you have to pay for it.

I have the HD6850 overclocked and 955BE CPU i play most of the games on Hight on Full HD. Your CPU will limit you but if u cant afford one now then just stick it untill you can.

HD6870 is a good card and you can get them cheap now plus it overclocks well
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post #20 of 29
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So those cards with different product number are basically identical, good to know.
I think I prefer the 6870 over the 6850 or 7770 so I'm not sure about those PSUs you guys recommended. In the specifications for the 6870 it says you'll need at least 500W. Aren't the CX500 V2 or GS500 I mentioned any good? I can get 'em at €53 and €60, respectively. With the 6870 it would come down to €205-212. I'll try to get €20 off or something.

Ignore what the manufacture says you need for a PSU. You will never use that much on your system.
My system uses only 385w gaming, and its much more powerful than what you have.

The CX500 is not a very good PSU and one to avoid, the GS500 is slightly better.

Some choices, not sure to where you live.
Be Quiet BN191 Straight Power E9 450W
Seasonic Bronze S12II-520
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