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#1 Sep 29 2010 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Hello everyone. First post woohoo. Anyways, right now I am playing ff on a complete pos from like 1932. Needless to say the game runs quite poorly. So yesterday I ordered everything for a new computer, then I saw this thread and wish I would have had someone verify that I made a good purchase. So I'm going to post what I ordered and I'd appreciate everyones' feedback regarding whether I made good decisions and how well the game may or may not run.

Case: NZXT Lexa-S Gaming Case - Black w/ Blue Light

Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 -- AMD 770

Memory: 4GB (2GB x2) DDR3-1333

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 - 1GB

Power Supply: 600 Watt

Processor Cooling: AMD Liquid CPU Cooling System

Hard Drive: 1TB 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3Gb/s (I had an SATA3 here but had to downgrade to SATA2 because I was over budget and couldn't afford to upgrade mobo to a compatible model

Optical Drive: 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive

Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard (I also have a cheap PCI sound card at the house. Don't know which to use.

Operating System: None (I will install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit)


Thanks guys

EDIT: Just realized I made a new topic, meant to reply to the PC builder topic. Delete if this is a problem moderators, sorry!



Edited, Sep 29th 2010 9:10am by drewrox
#2 Sep 29 2010 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
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The only difference between my system and yours from the looks of it is that I stuck with a Phenom II 3.2 ghz, and splurged on the GTX 470. Mine runs it fine, so should yours.
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#3 Sep 29 2010 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Thank you for the reply. Do you run well in decent settings? For example, right now I have every graphical setting as low as possible, minus turning off the monitor. Should I be able to run with things turned up quite a bit?
#4 Sep 29 2010 at 7:33 AM Rating: Decent
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I have a 5770 and a slower processor and I run on hi res medium to high settings with little lag so yours should run great.
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#5 Sep 29 2010 at 7:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Can you be more specific on the liquid cooling system you used?
#6 Sep 29 2010 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
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Very similar to my setup, whcih ran the open beta quite well. I am using a Phenom II 965 (3.4ghz), 8GB ram, and a GTX 460 1GB. Ran quite well even at 1920x1080 with settings maxed or near max. I'd say youve done well!
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#7 Sep 29 2010 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Weirdly enough mine run better in window mode then full screen :)
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#8 Sep 29 2010 at 8:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Since when does AMD make a liquid cooling system? Infact since when do they make a cooling system?
#9 Sep 29 2010 at 8:05 AM Rating: Default
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You should really drop the AMD processor, and its cooling system. Seems odd you would need one for that speed. You should go Intel and get a I7. Not sure what the price difference is though.
#10 Sep 29 2010 at 8:29 AM Rating: Good
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That looks fine. Seriously, that's a top of the line setup for a non-overclocker. Identical to mine except I have a lesser video card, and I'm running at near max settings.
#11 Sep 29 2010 at 8:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I'm glad to hear all that!

About the liquid cooling system: I'm not sure exactly what kind it is, it was a free upgrade special they had. The AMD refers to the fact that that particular model is for AMD processors.

About overclocking: I got the Black Edition because it is supposedly extremely easy to overclock to 3.8ghz. Requiring only a multiplier change and no voltage change.

About the i7: I went with AMD because in my opinion they have a much better performance to cost ratio than intel chips. On top of the i7 being overpriced, you also need a more expensive mobo for it.

So it sounds like it should run great which is a relief!

Thanks everyone!
#12 Sep 29 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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drewrox wrote:
Well I'm glad to hear all that!
About the i7: I went with AMD because in my opinion they have a much better performance to cost ratio than intel chips. On top of the i7 being overpriced, you also need a more expensive mobo for it.

I fully agree with that statement.

And yes you should be able to crank that to 3.8 or even 4ghz without much fuss. Don't be afraid to up the voltage a little bit if need be, with decent cooling it'll be fine. You will notice a decent jump in FPS on FF14 from overclocking, too. I did when I went from 3.2 to 4ghz on my 1090t.
#13 Sep 29 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Yea, I had my 1090T ordered 15mins after I got the email from newegg saying it had been released.

Oh and 4ghz isn't tooo difficult... >.>

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1200323

Edited, Sep 29th 2010 1:58pm by Psyrecx
#14 Sep 29 2010 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I will definitely try to OC it. I've never done it before but have done a lot of research so I'm hoping I don't ***** things up too badly!
#15 Sep 29 2010 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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drewrox wrote:
Well I'm glad to hear all that!

About the liquid cooling system: I'm not sure exactly what kind it is, it was a free upgrade special they had. The AMD refers to the fact that that particular model is for AMD processors.

About overclocking: I got the Black Edition because it is supposedly extremely easy to overclock to 3.8ghz. Requiring only a multiplier change and no voltage change.

About the i7: I went with AMD because in my opinion they have a much better performance to cost ratio than intel chips. On top of the i7 being overpriced, you also need a more expensive mobo for it.

So it sounds like it should run great which is a relief!

Thanks everyone!


Ah, so its probably one of those self sustained Coolit systems. I've been seeing alot of companies putting them in computers lately.
#16 Sep 29 2010 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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the only thing I see that could potentially bite you is the 460. It is supposedly still acting buggy a few weeks after installing. Not everyone is having the trouble as far as I know. I'm sure they'll perfect it anyways soon. I hope it works out for you.
#17 Sep 29 2010 at 6:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't heard anything bad about the 460. Do you have any more information?
#18 Sep 29 2010 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
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if you intend to overclock, I would honestly consider one of the 790 or 890FX chipset boards, they are just made to handle the OC better.
as for the liquid cooling, if its a kit thats not a swiftech, I'd avoid it, the coolit ECO from ALC is pretty good from what I hear though, unless you're doing a custom loop, get a good high end air cooler like the thermalright TRUE or the noctua NH-D14 if it would fit in your case, think the hyper 212 is rated really well also. (note, the TRUE does not come with fans).

thats my two cents.
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drewrox wrote:
I haven't heard anything bad about the 460. Do you have any more information?


Since these have released there have been a lot of reports on comments on newegg and across the web where these will act fine for a couple weeks and then start artifacting and having all kinds of crazy glitches or just totally crap out. I'm sure these issues are getting fixed or maybe a lot of them have been with the drivers etc but last I heard it was still happening.
#20 Sep 29 2010 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Lafaiel wrote:
if you intend to overclock, I would honestly consider one of the 790 or 890FX chipset boards, they are just made to handle the OC better.
as for the liquid cooling, if its a kit thats not a swiftech, I'd avoid it, the coolit ECO from ALC is pretty good from what I hear though, unless you're doing a custom loop, get a good high end air cooler like the thermalright TRUE or the noctua NH-D14 if it would fit in your case, think the hyper 212 is rated really well also. (note, the TRUE does not come with fans).

thats my two cents.


Oh yea, forgot about that. Usually with ATI boards, it is only recommended that you OC on FX boards. Although I do believe that there are a few other chipsets that handle it fairly well. Mines a 790, hopefully will be getting a 890fx ASAP.
#21 Sep 30 2010 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Dang. Wish I knew that when I ordered the pc!!

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 5:45pm by drewrox

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