XFX Radeon 5770 Juniper XT
Palit GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
i dont no much about video cards, but I have all the other parts covered, thanks alot for everyone input by the way,
i was also going to get that mb cpu combo you listed, but after reading reviews alot of people were saying they werent compatible together and they had problems. i choze these instead.
ASUS M4A88T-M/USB3 and a phenom II 955
Edited, Jan 31st 2011 9:08pm by Zeviont757
Video card: They're relatively comparable. People would argue in favor of either one over the other but you can't go wrong between the two.
Combo: The combo I listed should be compatible but the one you mentioned is fine as well.
Retail is the only way to go.
You can easily get an i5-750, 6gb ddr3 and a gtx 460 for $700 ish from HP. That will play the crap out of Final.
It is indeed worth it, listen not to these negative naysayers, always saying nay.
Haha... You're pretty funny. Aside from the fact that HP uses 350-450W power supplies (say goodbye to a couple components in a year or two if you tax it and the power supply chokes), I gotta say it: Pics or it didn't happen.
i may be completely wrong here but i thought that it was different mobo's and cpu's that ran radeon and gtx cards.
You are semi incorrect. So long as your motherboard has a PCI-Express slot (nearly all modern motherboards do), it would fit a Radeon or a GeForce card just fine, whether your build is AMD or Intel.
The only issue would be whether your case can fit it, if the card is large and the case is small. Small form factor cases with large GPUs doesn't work well.
The game requirements are posted on the box and website.
I recomend a Intel based CoreI5 or CoreI7 based system with 8 gigs of ram and a 64bit Windows 7
if you want no client side lag at all i recommend a solid state harddrive.
This game sometimes taxes my quad core amd athlon II X4 620 you cant even watch a movie on another screen because the mpeg encoder struggles to get cpu slices and its choppy and often desyncs audio. Even with 8gb of ram and a Nvidia 450 1gb.
that is why i recommend a better cpu like Intel as they multitask much better.
I'm going to have to disagree with you on the 8 GB of RAM; 4-6 GB is the sweet spot right now, there isn't really a need for 8-12 GB of RAM unless you're doing video encoding or programming/compiling. More RAM isn't a -bad- thing, but it would be really underutilized.
Athlons are also AMD's mid range CPUs. For gaming, the better product is the Phenom II rather than the Athlon II. I would say that most of the i5s are comparable to most of the Phenom II CPUs, but you are right in that the high end i5s are slightly better than the Phenom II and the i7 blow Phenom II CPUs away in both performance and price. Pay more, get more. Edited, Feb 1st 2011 9:51am by Mikhalia