How good is this computer for my gaming?

Looking at either:

Ati radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5

or

BFG GTX 275 OC 896GB DDR3

The GTX has a larger bit at 448, but less ram.

I plan on playing as many games on a 22" at 1680x1050 resolution and on high settings:

Sims 3, Command and Conquer 3 Kanes Wrath, Supreme Commander 2

Anyhow here is Full System specs:

Specs

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Motherboard: EVGA 750i FTW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

CPU: Intel core 2 quad q9550 E0 overclocked to 3.4mhz(stock is 2.83mhz)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Extreme

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Graphics: BFG GTX 275 OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Or Ati Radeon HD 5770 (Sorry don't have a link for it.

RAM: 4gb(2x2gb)Ocz Gold 1066mhz DDR2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Power Supply: Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W modular

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Hard Drives: (primary)Western Digital 640gb Blue WD6400AAKS 16mb cache SATA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

(Secondary)Seagate 250gb sata

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Blu-ray dvd burner: LITEON Blue-ray HES208-08

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

Operating system:Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Tell me what you think. I know these are slightly older parts in some areas, but for what I want to do and for upgradeable down the road i think it's not bad, and I can build this system for less then $800.

Thanks again for your help and 10 points to best answer.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    For a gaming pc, the BluRay player isn't adding anything to your gaming ability. If you want to keep it for other reasons go for it. If you are strictly speaking of getting the most gaming performance possible for that price, I'd drop the bd-rom and get a better graphics card. Let this page be your graphics card guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/graphics-card-...

    Also, I wouldn't buy the ultimate edition of windows. If you already have it, then no worries but don't buy it. Get the windows 7 pro instead. Gaming wise it has the features you need and its cheaper. The ultimate only has more biz oriented features. Also, if you have an email address at a college (by yourself or with your kids or whatever) you can buy a new copy of windows 7 pro for $30. It says its an upgrade edition of the home preium edition *but* when checking out it will ask you if your computer needs to join a school domain. If you say yes. You'll get the full edition of pro instead for the same price!

    Also, I wouldn't buy two different hard drives, *unless* you are buying an ultra speedy one like a velociraptor or a SSD for a boot drive where cost means you have to get a small drive. In your case, both drives you are buying are the same speed and the smaller drive has a smaller buffer. I wouldn't do it that way. You can't raid them, and pricewise you could just buy a single 1tb for cheaper than those 2 together and come out saving $10 bucks.

  • 1 decade ago

    Gaming is all about graphics cards, RAM and processors. The graphics card you['ve got you'd be better off replacing. Games are beginning to support quadcores... Get futureproof, replace your dual-core :) for the games you mentioned? Dual core will be fine. but for an ideal framerate with larger screens youd do well to replace them both. RAM. You need a minimum of 2gb at least 800MHz... if you want to show off get 1066. Listen to me bud, although the guyb who answered first made some good points.

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  • 4 years ago

    The Sims is actual exciting. It takes up particularly an incredible form of your laptop memory yet its rather sturdy. additionally video games like Sonic and enormous Mario are sturdy. however the Sims is my general :D

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