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Will this play everything at max settings?

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Obviously everything will be overclocked, but will it play almost every current game at about 60FPS?
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A lot of games yes but not the newest titles.
Bit of an odd build, using mostly old hardware. That 1.25GB of vram on the video cards is very limiting.
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In some VRAM heavy games it will suffer, but in most it will perform quite well. There might also be some CPU bottlenecking, but nothing to prevent max settings.
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some games
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I had a Phenom x6 1055. It wasn't unlocked but with 2 cores disabled I got 4.ghz, and it ran a little on the warm side using a Frio. Now, the 955 may run better, and you may not need to pump 1.4 volts into it to get there, but if you plan on overclocking, look for a better cooler. With that said, the cards are going to be bottlenecked, I promise you that. I have 1 gtx480 oc'd to 900mhz. I was getting maybe 40fps in Crysis 3 maxed out settings. I switched over to a 3570k, and now im getting >60 at times. Not saying you wont see performance, but with 570's in SLI, you're not going to see the best performance that you could. I have the same RAM, its very good, and takes volts like a boss if you need to OC that for some reason. Honestly, you are putting a ton of money into a motherboard, and you're skimping on the CPU, 890fx can't do SLI without mods, and only on some boards. If it were up to me, based on experience I would go with intel, however, I am assuming it is a budget build based on the components. So, maybe intel is not an option for you, but I would honestly get a decent Intel board for cheap, a 3570k, and if you live near a micro center they are $180. One gtx 570 is about equivalent to a gtx 480, and if you overclock it you could push the performance threshold further. You can get a 7850 for a little cheaper than those two 570's, or if you wanted to spent a bit more you could go with a 7950 for just at 300, or a little more than. Just my opinion.
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Drop the 570s and get a single card with more vram possibly?
    
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a lot of newer titles (Crysis 3) will chew that limited vram up. it's doable but as previously stated go for a single card. while the performance gains at face value are quite good compared to a single card at that price point; the headaches that come along with it not to mention the heat that will come off of them... that tiny case will be a quite effective space heater. and a noisy one at that. for the 300 bucks spent on those cards you could pick up a current gen card such as a 7950 or a 660 if your a fan of the green team.
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Yeah it will............at lower resolutions
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Ok, I was just wondering, not actually purchasing this, just wanted to see how cheap you could get a build that could play almost everything on max. So change the 2 570's out for a 7970, how about that?
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