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Old 10-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #31
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Currently I am having AMD Athlon 64 4800+, old CPU,
if I buy a good Nvidia card like GT640, would it enable me to play latest 3D games "smoothly" ?
 
Old 10-20-2012, 02:24 AM   #32
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For playing Crisis 3, is the integrated VGA of core i5 3570K enough?
Depends on what resolution, detail levels you are using, and what frameate you call 'enough'. But probably not.

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Currently I am having AMD Athlon 64 4800+, old CPU,
if I buy a good Nvidia card like GT640, would it enable me to play latest 3D games "smoothly" ?
GT640 isnt really a gamers card.

How smoothly games will run mostly depends on video card, but with some games the CPU makes a difference.

The 4800+ is below the minimum for many newer games. So even if you got a fsat video card, some the newer games will run fine, some of them will bog out, and some of them wont run at all.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 05:41 AM   #33
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Like that I have to change the whole PC.
buying at least a core i3 or phenom II X4.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 06:47 AM   #34
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No way, Crysis (all versions) is known to be very demanding on the hardware. If you want to play games get at videocard meant for gaming.

EDIT: Sorry, didn't see the second page.

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Like that I have to change the whole PC.
buying at least a core i3 or phenom II X4.
Its possible you can install a phenom II into your AM2/AM2+ board, depending on what board you are running.
 
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Its possible you can install a phenom II into your AM2/AM2+ board, depending on what board you are running.
The answer is No, because the memory supported by the mobo is DDR2,
this my board:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...754&CatId=2838

I had better changed all, DDR3 Ram is cheap now.

Probably I will auction my PC online, someone may want to buy it.
Get some money to buy a new one.



I had made up my mine,
CPU = intel core i5 3570K,
Mobo = ASUS P8Z77-V LX
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...888&CatId=6976
VGA card = GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Graphics-Cards

RAM = 8 GB DDR3 1600
HDD = 2TB Sata3 6Gb/s


Will this machine play Crisis 3 well?
 
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The answer is No, because the memory supported by the mobo is DDR2,
this my board:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...754&CatId=2838
Actually the answer is yes. That board supports all quad-core Phenom II with a TDP of 95W.
 
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phenom II already outdated.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #39
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our computer shops here no longer selling phenom II of AM2+.
 
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Probably I want to buy a Phenom II X4 955 BE, it can be overclocked.
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phenom II already outdated.
Amazing! In the last few days, Phenom II has become outdated....

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our computer shops here no longer selling phenom II of AM2+.
Phenom II AM3 can use DDR2 so it can be used on AM2/AM2+ DDR2 boards.

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I had made up my mine,
CPU = intel core i5 3570K,
Mobo = ASUS P8Z77-V LX
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...888&CatId=6976
VGA card = GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Graphics-Cards

RAM = 8 GB DDR3 1600
HDD = 2TB Sata3 6Gb/s


Will this machine play Crisis 3 well?
I'll say it one last time....how well something will run really depends on the resolution.

With crysis 2, at 1920x1080, GTX 650 Ti is borderline at best. I'd expect crysis 3 to be at least as hard on hardware aas crysis 2-

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...50-ti-review/6

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...06,3318-7.html

Spend a few extra $$$ and get a GTX 660. The GTx 650 is an 'entry' level gaming card, the GTX 660 is much faster.
 
Old 10-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #41
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If I choose Ati Radeon, what is your recommendation?
HD 7770, 1GB DDR5 memory, is it ok?
 
Old 10-21-2012, 08:20 AM   #42
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A GTX660 VGA card is more expensive than the intel core i5 3570K CPU,
I feel painful to buy it!

If I choose this configuration:

1. core i5 3750K = RM690
2. VGA card Sapphire HD7870 2GB 256Bit = RM880
3. Mobo GA-Z77X-D3H = RM500
4. RAM 8GB = RM 125
5. Casing, just change power supply to 600Watt = RM 250
6. others , reused.
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Total cost = RM 2445 = USD 815

Is this system ok for almost all applications?
 
Old 10-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #43
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My objective is also to build a PC that can install hackintosh easily.
 
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You will get no help here with that, since installing MacOS X on non-Apple hardware is a clear violation of their license.

But anyways, if you want us to help you choosing hardware for your needs, don't you think it would be helpful to write down all relevant information in your first post, rather than from time to time a little piece of information?
 
Old 10-21-2012, 11:08 AM   #45
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Haha, actually the problem is money, I am not too rich, how to get the best from the money I spend?
 
  


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