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K well if I'm SOL on OCing my cpu, and i'm not rdy to build my own computer and ailenwares are not a goodidea to get. I need help on a good gaming pc
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post #42 of 60
DA2 loves the GPU. The reason it plays like crap is because you have a Nvidia card. You're in the same boat as the rest of the Nvidia users. I'm using forceware 267.84 and i still get stuttering when i use DX11. They say First week of April there will be a fix for DA2.
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post #43 of 60
Never buy pre-built. You'll pay out your ass in the end. You're paying $2000 just for the logo ya know.

You can get a good budget board, and buy a 2500k and decent DDR3 ram. sandy bridge is super easy to Overclock. Mine is currently at 4.5Ghz, and I plan to go up to 5Ghz down the road.


P.S. DA2 is garbage, and is poorly optimized. You'll have issues no matter what GPU, CPU, or drivers you happen to be using. This is a fact. The lead developers from the first DA quit a quarter way through the project as it was going down hill. This is the end result.
Edited by H3XUS - 3/27/11 at 12:14pm
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post #44 of 60
GTX460? OC it to at least 3.1GHz.
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post #45 of 60
for about $300 you can get yourself a 2500(k), and a budget board.. but then you'll also have to buy DDR3 ram.
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post #46 of 60
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K well i have a dell xps 630i? Are you saying if i'm not rdy to build a new pc yet i can just go ahead and gut the motherboard, get a new one, maybe an intel i7 and some DDR3 ram?
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post #47 of 60
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Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

32 nm Sandy Bridge
8MB L3 Cache
Intel HD Graphics 2000
thats what i was looking at wanting to get, so with that being said from new egg what motherboard should i get
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post #48 of 60
Remember that there's a $100 difference between the i5, and the i7. If cost is an issue, there's BARELY a difference between the two. i5 2500k is Overclockable to 4.4Ghz, stable with stock cooling, not to mention that if you were to purchase a CPU cooler down the road, you could overclock it MUCH further. To be honest, you can go with just about any type of DDR3 ram, and you won't notice a difference in speed. G.Skill is a great brand for price/performance. Just make sure the Ram is compatible with your mobo. The mobo specs will always show what type of ram is compatible with it.


Being that you have a great GPU, you want the P67 chipset, and not the H67, as the H67 is more geared toward accelerating onboard gpu, which is significantly worse than your awesome 460.
Edited by H3XUS - 3/27/11 at 12:32pm
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post #49 of 60
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well with battlefield 3 coming out this year i wanna make sure i can play good on max settings. I'm not a console guy i love playing games on the PC. SO i wanna get whats good
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post #50 of 60
The cheapest p67 mobo I see on newegg right now is an msi. Those boards feature "OC Genie". You can OC your 2500k to about 4.2Ghz with a press of the button on the mobo (it's cheating, but an effortless, and quickly efficient OC ).

Do you have a budget of any sort? -because it's going to cost you around $400 to do this.

"This" being...
-buy an msi p67 1155 socket board
-buy an intel i5 2500k CPU
-buy 4Gb of DDR3 ram (also, remember that P67 is Dual Channel, so go for 2x2Gb sticks)

On the UPside, you'll be set for years (perhaps 6?) after this quality upgrade.


Sandy bridge is going to be around for a long time by the way. All ivy bridge will be on release is a smaller sandy bridge. So the only difference will the the size of the CPU.
Edited by H3XUS - 3/27/11 at 12:53pm
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