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VendettaSteel
15-07-2010, 06:30 PM
Hey guys, I just threw together a PC on Dell's website and I was wondering how well it would be able to play recent games and what sort of framerates I could expect for, say, Crysis at max settings. It is a Dell XPS Studio 8100 and I will list the specs below:

Processor - Intel Core i7-860 Processor (2.80GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 8MB Cache)
Memory - 4GB RAM
Hard Drive - 1TB
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
Price - $1,985

Thanks in advance, VendettaSteel

powerover
15-07-2010, 09:31 PM
your graphics card will be a major bottle neck, crysis at max settings, I will say probably 20 - 30 FPS perhaps?

Greven
15-07-2010, 10:48 PM
You will be in a whole world of hurt if you ever have to make a warranty claim. Buying a Dell is not much better than buying from trademe.

Yukrato
15-07-2010, 11:45 PM
I managed to get a full refund from Dell. Took along time talking to stupid customer support.
Try PlayTech or Computer Lounge for prebuilt systems.

Alex B
15-07-2010, 11:48 PM
You will be in a whole world of hurt if you ever have to make a warranty claim. Buying a Dell is not much better than buying from trademe.

I've made a few claims for clients and always found them good, what issues have you had exactly?

VendettaSteel
15-07-2010, 11:50 PM
your graphics card will be a major bottle neck, crysis at max settings, I will say probably 20 - 30 FPS perhaps?

In what way? Should I look for a higher end card? The other two options would be a 240 GTS or a 260 GTX.

Thanks, VendettaSteel

VendettaSteel
15-07-2010, 11:55 PM
You will be in a whole world of hurt if you ever have to make a warranty claim. Buying a Dell is not much better than buying from trademe.

I've had great experience with Dell's customer service in the past; owned 2 Dell laptops and whenever I had a problem I called customer service and they always made it quick and easy to fix whatever problem I had :P

Thanks, VendettaSteel

VendettaSteel
16-07-2010, 12:17 AM
I just found a YouTube vid of Crysis running at max settings on a pc very similar to the one I put together and it was running at 25-45 FPS (without FRAPs) which seems pretty decent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEN-pnLVnpc

Thanks, VendettaSteel

pantera989
16-07-2010, 12:34 AM
I would spend a little less on the CPU/motherboard by switching to something like an i5 750 quadcore with a P55 motherboard and use the extra money on a better graphics card. As for your other options on graphics card, a GTX 260 will perform similar to a 5770 wheres a GT240 will be significantly worse.

powerover
16-07-2010, 09:47 AM
In what way? Should I look for a higher end card? The other two options would be a 240 GTS or a 260 GTX.

Thanks, VendettaSteel

5770 is not that powerful of a card, it is good for low power consumption tho...

agree with pantera989 there, if you are aiming for just gaming, and not looking too far ahead...

240GTS: don't even try to think about this one if you want to game
260GTX: performs about the same as 5770 but power consumption is higher than 5770

powerover
16-07-2010, 09:50 AM
I just found a YouTube vid of Crysis running at max settings on a pc very similar to the one I put together and it was running at 25-45 FPS (without FRAPs) which seems pretty decent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEN-pnLVnpc

Thanks, VendettaSteel

where does it tell you that it is running at 25-45 FPS?? if the frame rate varies that much you will notice it in the game and that is very annoying, the picture will go from smooth to jittery.....i know that from my personal experience..

SolMiester
16-07-2010, 10:10 AM
Hey guys, I just threw together a PC on Dell's website and I was wondering how well it would be able to play recent games and what sort of framerates I could expect for, say, Crysis at max settings. It is a Dell XPS Studio 8100 and I will list the specs below:

Processor - Intel Core i7-860 Processor (2.80GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 8MB Cache)
Memory - 4GB RAM
Hard Drive - 1TB
Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
Price - $1,985

Thanks in advance, VendettaSteel

You forgot the most important thing when asking a question like this....The monitor resolution! You will be fine with this setup if you only game at 800x600, however I imagine your screen is a lot bigger!

Cellux
16-07-2010, 10:29 AM
Why not build it yourself?

Individual warranty on parts that way. Much easier to replace.

VendettaSteel
16-07-2010, 10:59 AM
Thanks for the help, just wondering if swapping the core i7 out for a core i5 650/660?

VendettaSteel
16-07-2010, 11:04 AM
where does it tell you that it is running at 25-45 FPS?? if the frame rate varies that much you will notice it in the game and that is very annoying, the picture will go from smooth to jittery.....i know that from my personal experience..

In the video the guy is using fraps and the game is only running at 20-30 FPS but without Fraps (in the description) it would run at 25-45 FPS.

VendettaSteel
16-07-2010, 11:16 AM
You forgot the most important thing when asking a question like this....The monitor resolution! You will be fine with this setup if you only game at 800x600, however I imagine your screen is a lot bigger!

I will be running at 1600 X 900, 16:9.

SolMiester
16-07-2010, 11:25 AM
I will be running at 1600 X 900, 16:9.

The card will struggle then....!, you need at least 5850, better off with 5870 to get yourself some headroom

8ftmetalhaed
16-07-2010, 11:28 AM
no on swapping the cpu out for a 650 or 660. They're dual cores with hyper threading, not true quad cores. Go for either the i5 750, or stick with the i7.

Battleneter2
16-07-2010, 12:07 PM
I will be running at 1600 X 900, 16:9.

Yea cant see it listed what resolution that guy is running at in that youtube vid but think its pretty low. At a modest 1600x900 you will have to turn down eye candy in some games esp Crysis with a 5770 GPU.

As above consider knocking back your processor to a I5 and beefing up your video card if gaming is your main focus.

pctek
16-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Hey guys, I just threw together a PC on Dell's website

Forget it.
Go to Computer Lounge or PLaytech.

powerover
16-07-2010, 03:44 PM
Yea cant see it listed what resolution that guy is running at in that youtube vid but think its pretty low. At a modest 1600x900 you will have to turn down eye candy in some games esp Crysis with a 5770 GPU.

As above consider knocking back your processor to a I5 and beefing up your video card if gaming is your main focus.

I used to have 1 5770 and with the cpu in my sig i can only manage around 27-30 FPS on max settings in crysis (anti-aliasing off tho..)

VendettaSteel
16-07-2010, 03:56 PM
Forget it.
Go to Computer Lounge or PLaytech.

Can you reccomend a Playtech PC?

QW.
16-07-2010, 04:25 PM
5 in the link below

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139234/CATID=54/Gaming-Desktop-PCs.html

VendettaSteel
16-07-2010, 04:43 PM
5 in the link below

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139234/CATID=54/Gaming-Desktop-PCs.html

Thanks for the help, VendettaSteel

powerover
16-07-2010, 04:46 PM
I used to have 1 5770 and with the cpu in my sig i can only manage around 27-30 FPS on max settings in crysis (anti-aliasing off tho..)

correction, crysis settings on high, anti aliasing off, 27-30FPS...

number 5 looks really good, but the mobo....i'd prefer a third party one like asus or something...higher OCability..

qazwsxokmijn
16-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Can you reccomend a Playtech PC?
I'd recommend CL more cause I've dealt with them several times now and they always give great service. Playtech is great also don't get me wrong, but I get the impression CL is more 'enthusiast' than Playtech is......

Gobe1
16-07-2010, 05:00 PM
I used to have 1 5770 and with the cpu in my sig i can only manage around 27-30 FPS on max settings in crysis (anti-aliasing off tho..)

So what Fps do you get now with two 5770s?? on the same settings

VendettaSteel
16-07-2010, 06:46 PM
What do you guys think of this PC?

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?sysid=122&systypeid=4

powerover
16-07-2010, 08:56 PM
What do you guys think of this PC?

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?sysid=122&systypeid=4

better, i'd prefer this one for gaming :D

powerover
16-07-2010, 09:03 PM
So what Fps do you get now with two 5770s?? on the same settings

I think from memory, around 45-50, anti-aliasing on 2X.....Haven't played for aaaages...uni is too busy.. :(

CPU is bottle necking here, but my PSU is not beefy enough to OC so I couldn't OC to test...:(

my mate had a core i7 with a asus rampage mobo and a 270GTX, then he got another 270GTX again..he told me that his CPU is bottle necking as well (which is weired, i thought core i7s are real powerful??) , but after some OCing he got pretty much doubled the FPS out of his SLI...:drool