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Old 04-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello i'm buying a computer and i'm curious if this rig could handle games like Crysis 2, Battle field 3, Skyrim etc at max settings without lag. Specks are below and here is a link:
iBUYPOWER Computer :: Gamer Paladin D875
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NZXT Phantom Full Tower Gaming Case - Black

Case Lighting
None

iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
None

iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
None

Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache)

iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
None

Processor Cooling
Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-2011] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan

Memory
16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 2GB - Single Card

Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA

Motherboard
[3-Way SLI] Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 -- 4x PCI-E x16, 6x SATA 6Gb/s

Power Supply
800 Watt - Standard

Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Data Hard Drive
None

Optical Drive
[12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black

2nd Optical Drive
None

Flash Media Reader / Writer
12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black

Meter Display
None

USB Expansion
None

Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit

Monitor
None

2nd Monitor
None

Speaker System
iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System

Video Camera
None

Case Engraving Service
None

Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service

Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days

Free Stuff
1 x [Free] Corsair 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Free with Any System Purchase over $1499
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is this computer good for gaming?

Yes, this will play those games on max settings.
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It will, but way to much to do that stuff.
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If you're willing to spend that much on a computer I would consider building your own.
Not only will you get more bang for your buck, but it will be better optimized to do what you want.

Obviously not everyone has the desire to do so, but if its a matter of intimidation its not as hard as you may think.
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What would you suggest instead? I'm looking to play the same games (in addition to WoW, SC2 and Diablo 3) maxed settings but want to stay as affordable as possible.
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What would you suggest instead? I'm looking to play the same games (in addition to WoW, SC2 and Diablo 3) maxed settings but want to stay as affordable as possible.
I could max those on my current setup quite easily. There's no need to drop $1.7K+ on it to do it.

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Swap my 580 for a 560ti and it would play any game out there today for pretty cheap.
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What would you suggest instead? I'm looking to play the same games (in addition to WoW, SC2 and Diablo 3) maxed settings but want to stay as affordable as possible.
Considering your budget is ~$1K less I would suggest not trying to hijack someone else's post, the builds are going to be totally different.

I had already posted a suggested build in your thread that fit your budget and needs, guessing you never saw it.
Bare bones or Build?
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Thanks for all the help only problem is is it easy to ship parts to apo in Germany?
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No more difficult than shipping a whole computer.
Probably better off buying parts in Europe and building than shipping a whole build from the states anyway.

I haven't shopped Germany yet so I'm not sure who the preferred on-line or brick and mortar retailers are, but perhaps one of the members across the pond will know.
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