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jlanauze
20-07-2010, 06:45 PM
hi im thinking of getting this gaming rig from computer lounge and just wanted a second opinion

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66Ghz 8MB LGA1156
ASUS P7P55D-E LX Intel P55 Core i7/i5/i3 PCI-E DDR3
Kingston HyperX LoVo 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL9
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM SATA II
EVGA nVidia Geforce GTX460 768MB GDDR5 PCI-E
Silverstone Strider Essential ST50F-ES 500W PSU
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit OEM
Lian-Li Lancool PC-K56B Mid Tower Case
Standard Hardware Installation and Configuration
LG W2261VP 21.5" 50000:1 Full HD 1080P 2ms HDMI
Microsoft Wired Desktop 600I

total cost $2000

pctek
20-07-2010, 06:57 PM
Yes.
Although I'd swap the HDD for Western Digital and if you can afford it, get a better GPU.
Although it's OK.

Depends on the games really - FPS? RPG? Solitaire?

jlanauze
20-07-2010, 07:48 PM
i like to play all kinds but my old computer cant play morrowind unless it on the lowest possible settings. the games i would like to play are games like "Total War Empire" and im also a big fan of RPGs

Yukrato
20-07-2010, 09:34 PM
I think this would be better than the GTX 460 its 1GB and is roughly the same in price and performance
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12511
If you had the money the ATI 5850 is better for gaming but not sure if the difference would be noticeable for Total War Empire.

However do your research into a graphics card carefully, I will say not everyone likes the 5830, no voltage control.

pctek
21-07-2010, 08:53 AM
RPGs not too high end so it should do.

GreacherTech
21-07-2010, 09:22 AM
I agree with pctek, that system is fine and will run the games you like to play and have mentioned. RPGs are deffinitly not graphical hungary

SolMiester
21-07-2010, 10:38 AM
Get the 1Gb version of the 460, NOT the 768Mb

inphinity
21-07-2010, 11:41 AM
Get the 1Gb version of the 460, NOT the 768Mb

+1 , the 1GB version performs much better for almost the same price, especially at any sort of decent resolution.

And people saying RPGs aren't graphics intensive never played Oblivion at launch eh? Heh.

SolMiester
21-07-2010, 11:59 AM
I think this would be better than the GTX 460 its 1GB and is roughly the same in price and performance
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12511
If you had the money the ATI 5850 is better for gaming but not sure if the difference would be noticeable for Total War Empire.

However do your research into a graphics card carefully, I will say not everyone likes the 5830, no voltage control.

The GTX460 is at least 30% faster than the crippled 5838!
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/nvidias-geforce-gtx-460-the-200-king/6
Thats a poor recommendation!

jd2759
22-07-2010, 09:49 AM
The CPU your looking at is a stale one to overclock and if you want to give it a try, try this.
http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/web/NT00038582

jd2759
22-07-2010, 09:50 AM
stable not stale