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Gaming Computer Help

by Chazacastle / August 9, 2011 9:20 PM PDT

Hey, i have been looking online to build a computer, and after a while i ended up on this site, with all my chosen specs:

I was just wondering if somone could tell me, if my CPU and GPU will work well for playing the latest games on high settings (Such as Skyrim when its out, Fallout:NV, Call of Duty, other things like that)

I was also curious to find out if my PSU has enough power to run all my parts well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I'd check the requirement of the video card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 12:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Gaming Computer Help

I thought that card asked for a 550 Watt PSU.

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I really dont know
by Chazacastle / August 10, 2011 12:44 AM PDT

I have looked, and it said it wants a 500 wat PSU. Im getting confused because ofit :S

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500 or 550 doesn't matter since 350 is on the list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 12:58 AM PDT
In reply to: I really dont know

Missing that by that much surely is a sign this will either not work or not last long.

Imagine your car at 120 MPH. Sure the speedometer goes to that but how long will it last?

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So i could do this?
by Chazacastle / August 10, 2011 1:31 AM PDT

So i could run it on a 350, but it wouldnt have as good FPS while gaming? Or i would get FPS drops?

Bottom line - Is it really worth me upgrading the PSU?

Thanks for your help.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 2:20 AM PDT
In reply to: So i could do this?

I used the car analogy as most folk understand that pressing the limits will result in non-operation to failures of the hardware.

This is not a matter of FPS but damaged parts. I would never go below the suggested power supply wattage.

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ATI Radeon HD 6870
by Brechan / August 13, 2011 12:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Gaming Computer Help

According to AMD's website in regards to this videocard:

" 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express®
power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD
CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) "

This is just to power the videocard alone; not including any other components such as the CPU, hard-drive, optical drive, etc.
You also want to ensure that the power supply is from a reputable vendor (e.g. Corsair, Silverstone, Antec, etc.) as PSU's from "Joe-Blow OEM" will not last, and will not provide the clean power that your computer will require.

Since your primary goal for this new computer will be for gaming; I would suggest you look at other cases that will supply more airflow, as the higher up we go (in regards to the videocard of your choice), the more heat that will be produced (look at cases that are specifically built for gaming, as they will have more/ bigger fans, will allow for more fans to be installed, will certainly have larger interiors-allowing for better airflow)

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