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#1 Sep 10 2010 at 7:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just want to say thanks to all the help I got from everyone in helping choose the rig, I wanted to run it on crazy high settings but from the looks of it I am going to be able ot run it at pretty good settings and just live with it. There are a lot of conflicting stories about what can run the game on highest setting and what can't so I went middle of the road. This rig is a pure gaming rig in my media room, so here it is.........


CAS: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Adjustable HDD Cage
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case (total of 5)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-760 2.80 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1156

VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card

MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX] Asus P7P55 LX Intel P55 Chipset DDR3 LGA1156 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI

MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader)

HDD: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

POWERSUPPLY: * 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

FAN: NZXT Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

CD: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

OS: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

WNC: Zonet ZEW1642S IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card

BLUETOOTH: USB Bluetooth 2.X EDR Dongle with Led Light Thumb Size


I am going to pretty heavily OC both the CPU and GPU so I got that much of a PSU. Liquid cooling was a "free" upgrade but i figured it would help with the OC.

Motherboard seems to be OC friendly and relatively easy to use. Also crossfire compatiable in case I ever want to toss in another 5850, not sure if I will.

Got the wireless adaptor card since everything else in the media room is wireless and don't want to have to pay U-verse to set up a router in there. And the Bluetooth will be for the keyboard since I sit back from the screen about 15 feet or so, and I am going to run awireless XBOX controller as well, just like the controller feel better.

Anyway, pretty stoked about it coming. I had to pay a little extra for it to get here before the release but I just did some snooping around and got a discount code for 5% off online.

If anyone plans on ordering from CyberPowerPC.com then use SPRING0410 and you get another 5% off, hope that helps someone out.









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#2 Sep 10 2010 at 7:55 PM Rating: Good
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You should easily be able to run on Med-High settings, only place youll have some FPS issues would be in town.

Enjoy your new toy!
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#3 Sep 10 2010 at 8:02 PM Rating: Default
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My system is very comparable in that I run an i5-750, and an XFX 5850. 4GB of RAM, also.

I OC the CPU to about 3Ghz. I run the game on the highest settings on 1440x900 Windowed, or 1680x1050 fullscreen with absolute ease. I haven't tried max resolution. I should.
#4 Sep 10 2010 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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#5 Sep 10 2010 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
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How much that set you back OP? I need to start shopping soon (assuming you read the "FFXIV fried my PC" thread lol).
#6 Sep 10 2010 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Very nice Tech congrats.I bought mine from IBUYPOWER i just couldnt wait for PS3 release.
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#7 Sep 10 2010 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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WIth coupon and express shipping it cost me $1,177. I am pretty happy with the pricing.

My plans are to OC the CPU to about 3.8 or so, should be able to get that and run pretty stable since all this will do is about 10-15 hours a week of FFXIV and my son plays WOW. I will OC the GPU as well.

So I am hoping to run HIGH settings in 1080 on my 120 inch screen, I did some pretty extensive reading and it looks like it will be ok.

I got the i5 760 after reading and comparing it to other CPU's like the AMD 965 Black and even some of the i7's. From my research it seems the i5 760 will push the game just fine, especially with OC. And the main thing it is missing from the i7's is hyperthreading, which I don't think will be a huge concern in gameplay.

This is my first time getting a gmaing rig, I have always played on consoles. I am really looking forward to seeing the game with these graphics on some high settings. I played FFXI on XBOX and PS2 so anything will be a pretty large jump.
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When I'm trying to decide what spell to cast I look at the mobs' weaknesses, check the day, check the weather and then calmly cast Thunder IV.
#8 Sep 10 2010 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
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OC on air cooling is hard to do and remain stable, i'd look into liquid cooling down the line if possible
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#9 Sep 10 2010 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
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That's a nice setup.

You should be fine just increasing the multiplier for cpu (up to 3.4-3.6) on stock cooling.

I have a phenom ii x3 720 pushed to 3.4 from 2.8 on stock cooling in a microatx case, and the stock cpu fan is inferior to the i5-760. My recently upgraded gpu is a 5850, and benchmark on high scores 3800+. You should be able to get over 4000 easily.
#10 Sep 11 2010 at 7:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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Thanks for the input. This will be my first time OCing anything so this should be fun. Naturally going to take it slow and see where it lands. And I figured that since I went with watercooling it should be fine to push it a little after I get the hang of everything.
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WAR has access to enough enmity gear and enough hate-inducing JA to aggro baby jesus.


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When I'm trying to decide what spell to cast I look at the mobs' weaknesses, check the day, check the weather and then calmly cast Thunder IV.
#11 Sep 11 2010 at 7:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I just built a new PC today.

Intel i5 760@2.80ghz
NVIDA GeForce GTX 460
4GRam



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Cost - 818 USD
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