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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Btimmy, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. rickss69

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    I'm re-installing the OS this morning and getting Steam up to speed. This one will be going "under" the desk never to be heard again lol. :toast:
     
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    Aww.. Good catch jack! I copied, and pasted two pic's together, and it's actually only 1 card.. It's hard doing this one handed.. lol I was feeding my daughter (5 months old). The 7870 puts him over budget and the 660.
     
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    Problem with building a budget desktop is if it's really built budget you will always be hamstrung by at least one piece of hardware, likely more. The cost of upgrades will certainly bust it out of the budget realm and you will never be quiet satisfied with the final results. Better to buy a used rig if available to get the best bang for your buck if it will suit you for awhile.

    I got the Storm situated and under the desk now...boy, what a difference! I can hear the game now instead of all that fan noise. Nice game play with 35-65fps ultra settings in FC3.
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    I may put something together in that Silverstone case just to see how it fares. ;)
     
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    How do you think something like this would stack up for casual gaming?

    MSI H55M-E33/H55M-P31 mb
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    I'm also considering a socket 775 combo with two 8800 GTS's in sli... :toast:
     
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    So thats 529 with one 7850?,the 660 is just 40$ more and is way better.
     
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    All I can say is wow...really impressed how well the 9600 GSO performed. I would have to say this set-up is more than up to the task. Card is at stock clocks and everything else default. :toast:

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    Here it is again with the settings dumbed down a bit. No real gains as far as I could tell...I'd leave it be.



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    Now here's a blast from the past...an EVGA 790i SLI Ultra and two Zotac 8800 GT's. This was a top tier rig back in the day and can still hold it's own with many modern rigs. This one is sporting the must have cpu of the time...a e8400. I remember running stable 4GHz with the air coolers of that time and who could forget those video cards. I'll throw up some game screens shortly...

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    Oh yeah, smooth as butter. :toast:

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    Best part of this deal is I found my lost 980X cpu this week-end while going thru parts lol. :laugh:

    Here's another little budget screamer...

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    A 8800GTS ? lol you gotta be joking the only thing that screams is "make it stop maaaaake it stop" hell i have a 5750 in the draw that runs circles around it well over 80FPS on L4D2 farcry 3 on HIGH was very playable a used 5750 can be had for less then 50 bucks ;)

    same with a 9600GSO anything pre GF200 is gonna be less then useless for gaming ...
    DX10 is dead end of story l4d is a old game on a old engine
     
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    What have you to offer? Even the newest cards of today will be considered junk next year...I don't suscribe to that theory. The OP is on a limited budget and I'm giving him examples of what to expect from various combinations. I've actually played the above systems in game and they perform just fine...a huge step up from a laptop for sure.
     
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    he could pickup a 6870 or a GTX460/560 for less then a 100 bucks used if he doesn't have a 100 bucks to spend on a haft way decent card then he should wait spending money on 4 year old junk is waste of time money and effort
     
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    Your post might be relevent to the OP if you had the rest of the components for a pc to go with that GTX 460 for $500 or less...
     
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    I wasn't complaining just was pointing out that a 4 year old card is gonna be taxed beyond its limits playing anything but 4 year old titles :roll::nutkick:
    crapdaddys build is pretty well spot on anyway
     
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    Sure sounded like complaining to me. You were saying about four year old junk and then point to yours lol.

    Anyway, I'm loading one of the games the OP wanted to play...we will see how it performs with one of the rigs above. That is the best help I can provide.
     
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    well you asked for me to make my post relevant so I did :roll:
     
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    Well here is the game the OP wanted to play, "League of Legends". Don't know much about it, but it is rather colorful.

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    I'm a League of Legends player, and even an old 8800GT can run it easily at high details. Some slowdowns in teamfights can make you reduce the settings to medium quality, but I think it won't be necessary. My girlfriends used to play LOL in my ex-8600GT DDR2 at medium an it was smoothly smooth as well.

    Besides, in the last page has THE budget gaming PC (I suggested). I think 550~600USD can't buy nothing better than that.
     
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    Timmy hasn't answer back in days guys. give it a break till he comes back.
     

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