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1600MHz RAM isn't really affective with AMD processors, I would go for 1333MHz instead


Really..? Hmm
    
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i have everything set to ultra and it plays fine on my rig.

i have a small resolution and no anti aliasing, but everything is set to ultra at this moment except for models which is set to high.

edit: just checked and it averages between 45-50 during tussles, 60 at other times
Edited by eljitto - 10/27/10 at 7:34pm
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post #13 of 17
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Really..? Hmm
Actually, that was when the Phenom II X4s came out, not too sure about the X6 Six-Cores. I think it would be safe to go with 1600MHz if you were going to get the X6, or get a 1333MHz RAM kit with lower timings.
     
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post #14 of 17
Shouldn't take much.
Like eljitto, I play on a low res with an old card, smooth on ultra. (1360x768).

Wouldn't envision it needs that much GPU power even at higher resolutions.
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post #15 of 17
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Actually, that was when the Phenom II X4s came out, not too sure about the X6 Six-Cores. I think it would be safe to go with 1600MHz if you were going to get the X6, or get a 1333MHz RAM kit with lower timings.
If he gets 1600mhz ram, it will easily run with much lower timings when at 1333mhz (much lower timings than a 1333mhz kit)
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post #16 of 17
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On some maps starcraft 2 would struggle during intense combat on highly detailed maps on all ultra settings @ 1080p. thats with a gtx280 and a i7 920 at stock.
    
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post #17 of 17
It really depends on the resolution. 1080p I'd say 6850/6870 and a 955 would run fine. Any lower resolution an Athlon II with any decent graphics card will do the trick. I run 1600x900 and get 45-75 fps all ultra on random 3s/4s, can squeeze a few more out if I OC my graphics. And that's just a 555 stock with a 5770.

Note: check some of the reviews of the 6850/6870. Most games they run about even with the 460 / 470, but Starcraft II they both tend to outperform the 460.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/a...ange-market/10

I find the title of this thread amusing after reading your potential "minimum" build.
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