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I'm considering buying a new computer in like one or two months and wonder if you guys could recommend a decent rig that can handle GTA IV and possibly GTA V without problems on highest settings.

 

I was thinking about something like this, does it look decent?

 

Motherboard: Asus M4N98TD EVO SLI (http://www.inet.se/artikel/1901838/asus-m4n98td-evo-sli)

HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar SATAIII (http://www.inet.se/artikel/4303818/1tb-western-digital-caviar-black-64mb-sata-iii)

RAM: A-Data 3x2GB 1333MHz (http://www.inet.se/artikel/5305655/a-data-6gb-3x2gb-game-series-1333mhz)

CPU: AMD Phenom2 X6 1090T 3,2GHz BE (http://www.inet.se/artikel/5308653/amd-phenom2-x6-1090t-3-2ghz-be)

GFX: Gigabyte Radeon HD6850 1GB (http://www.inet.se/artikel/5409044/gigabyte-radeon-hd6850-1gb)

Soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium (http://www.inet.se/artikel/6303360/creative-sound-blaster-x-fi-titanium-oem)

PSU: Corsair HX 650W 80+ (http://www.inet.se/artikel/6900268/corsair-hx-650w-80-)

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And btw that stuff I have chosen costs all in all $1200 and I don't want my computer to be more expensive than that. Maybe you can even make a less expensive one.

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It would be much better to go for new Intel CPUs, like i5-2500k. Also buying 6GBs of RAM has no real point.

 

1 979 kr Intel Core i5 2500K 3,3GHz

http://www.inet.se/artikel/5309986/intel-c...i5-2500k-3-3ghz

 

2 519 kr Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC 1280MB

http://www.inet.se/artikel/5408922/gigabyt...-470-soc-1280mb

 

1 090 kr ASRock P67 Pro3

http://www.inet.se/artikel/1901998/asrock-p67-pro3

 

499 kr 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ

http://www.inet.se/artikel/4303589/1tb-sam...oint-f3-hd103sj

 

443 kr Corsair 4GB (2x2048MB) 1333MHz XMS3-10600

http://www.inet.se/artikel/5304315/corsair...3mhz-xms3-10600

 

794 kr XFX Core Edition 650W

http://www.inet.se/artikel/6900364/xfx-core-edition-650w

 

= 7 324 kr

 

In my opinion this is much better PC for roughly the same price. CPU has only four cores, but performance wise one core of i5-2500k is way faster than the one from 1090T, and also Intel overclocks better. For GTA4 Intel is much better CPU. Also I've put there a faster video card with good cooling and lots of VRAM (enough to max out GTA4 in full HD). I've changed also the hard drive, since IMHO Western Digitals are way overpriced. RAM was cut down to 4GBs (that's more than enough these days), and also changed PSU to a cheaper one (which doesn't mean it's sh*tty; this XFX is manufactured by Seasonic - and that speaks for itself).

 

With this rig you'll get way better performance.

 

Also, do you really ned sound card? Because all motherboards have them integrated.

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YankeesPwnMets

yojo's is better then the AMD system, but I think you should spend an extra 70 dollars and get a CoolerMaster V6GT for the CPU cooler. I think with how cool sandy bridge runs and how high it could OC, this cooler could do a 4.5-4.7 Ghz OC

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Hey why not go all the way...

 

Motherboards (Optional)

MSI P67A-GD65- 1 789 kr

Processor

I5 2500k- 2 159 kr

I7 2600k- 3 149 kr

I7 875k- 3 369 kr

 

Ram

DDR3 Optional (OCZ, Corsair, etc )

 

Case

Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Black Mid-Tower Case- 99.99

Thermaltake VL200K1W2Z Element V Black Edition Full Tower Case- 104.99

 

Video Card (Optional EVGA, PNY, MSI, ASUS, Galaxy, Zotac, Palit)

GTX 285- 1 499 kr

GTX 470- 2 659 kr

GTX 570- 3 399 kr

 

PSU

It's up to you, just try to stay above 650W or more

 

CPU Cooler

CORSAIR A70- 50.00

CORSAIR Hydro H70- 80.00

Ultra ChillTEC - 99.99

 

Drives

Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B 24x- 19.99

Samsung SH-B123L Blu Ray Combo Drive- 79.99

LG WH10LS30 Super Multi Blu-ray Rewriter- 99.99

 

Hard Drives( Optional)

1TB- 59.99

2TB- 79.99

40GB SSD- 80.00 and up

 

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All of the CPUs you listed are obsolete compared to i5-2500k.

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All of the CPUs you listed are obsolete compared to i5-2500k.

I dont know about the 2500k like that but I know that I don't even have to worry about nothing playing GTA at max settings and all mods including ENB. the turbo boost even push all four core to be used for GTA IV. If you want to max out the game go for I7 or better or expect the game to play on medium settings and low fps with the i5 or lower.

 

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/498/Intel...i7_I7-875K.html

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i7-875k is both slower and more expensive than i5-2500k, so I can see no point in recommending it. Hell, even i7-2600k is cheaper!

 

i7-875k == total waste of money.

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i7-875k is both slower and more expensive than i5-2500k, so I can see no point in recommending it. Hell, even i7-2600k is cheaper!

 

i7-875k == total waste of money.

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i7-875k is both slower and more expensive than i5-2500k, so I can see no point in recommending it. Hell, even i7-2600k is cheaper!

 

i7-875k == total waste of money.

I only gave him this suggestion because he ask for a computer that can handle GTA IV and possibly GTA V without problems on highest settings. Lol to the comment about "i7-875k is both slower and more expensive than i5-2500k" Only if you don't know how to overclock. I could even overclock my i7 875k to beat the hell out of the i7 2600k, because having an unlocked multiplier seems to overclock better with less strain on most motherboard. But you're right, i5 2500k is great but not better than the I7 and even far away from my i7 980x overclock, price might be an issue but it's worthed to get better quality. with the Intel Core i5-2500K. You won't want to run games at maxed out settings, but mid settings yield playable to an average frame rates. My rig was struggling playing GTA with my i5, can't even max out the game. He could choose to listen to me or you, it's just a matter of opinion , who cares. But if you're not planning on overclocking the 2500k is your best choice...

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Lol to the comment about "i7-875k is both slower and more expensive than i5-2500k" Only if you don't know how to overclock. I could even overclock my i7 875k to beat the hell out of the i7 2600k, because having an unlocked multiplier seems to overclock better with less strain on most motherboard.
But you do realise that i7-2600k (and i5-2500k as well) have unlocked multiplier too and can be easily overclocked above 4,5GHz? (check out the reviews, these CPUs can hit 4,8-5GHz with air cooling!) And they drain less power and produce less heat, so they put even less strain on motherboard? That overclock argument really had no point, since 2500k/2600k put 875k to shame in that matter.

 

Also it seems like you fail to notice that i5-2500k is brand new CPU architecture. Because i5 was slower than i7 in the past, it doesn't mean that new i5 is slower than old i7. According to reviews i5-2500k beats the i7-950 - and that is something.

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YankeesPwnMets

the K means unlocked, and Sandy Bridge runs much cooler then the Bloomfield/Gulftown/Lynnfield i7s

 

Also, it isn't guaranteed that you will get a successful BIOS flash. a Radeon 6970 requires a 8 pin and 6 pin, while a Radeon 6950 only needs to two 6 pin power connectors, so you can't guarantee stability when you flash.

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stevetrackboyz

I don't get to test out the i5 2500k till monday, so I can't vouch for it yet. But from what I've heard, It come extremely close to the Core i7 960 in the multi-threaded version of CineBench but since it doesn't feature Hyper-Threading support and thus is limited at running only four threads at once, While the 875k beat the 960 with Turbo Frequency running 3600MHz while the 960 is doing 3467MHz When it comes to Hyper Threading enabled I'm building this new pc right now for one of my customer using a P67A-GD65 and the i7 2600k, and yes you are right. The I7 2600k is great with GTA IV, The only thing I hate about it was that the fps still drop down low to the 30's while my 875k stay stable between 45 to 61. But it's worthed. I update the list to a more fair computer...

Took me all day to get this to work.

 

Here's some shots with a P67A-GD65 with I7 2600k and a GTX 570 at max...

 

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My i7 875k

 

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