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    Default About to buy new rig from Newegg. Need suggestions

    Here is the link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229268

    My question is, will that rig handle rift at max settings in a 20 man raid?
    If not what would I need to upgrade?

    Also consider that i will probably overclock the cpu up to 3.7 ghz

    Thanks in advance.

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    That's good enough for this game and mybe future games might need to replace video card in a year or 2

    Its similar to my sepecs and i'm running Ultra settings with no Shadows and i'm steady 40-50 FPS but have no tried any raids yet

    Buy a Heatsink if your going to OC your Core I5

    i just hate the design of the case
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portishead View Post
    Here is the link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883229268

    My question is, will that rig handle rift at max settings in a 20 man raid?
    If not what would I need to upgrade?

    Also consider that i will probably overclock the cpu up to 3.7 ghz

    Thanks in advance.
    "Max settings" implies AFx16 and SSAA turned on which will cripple the HD6770. You'd need at least an HD6870 if not an HD6970 or the nVidia equivalent. My HD6870 only yields 25-30 FPS in cities with maximum settings, and out in the field around rifts it can drop as low as 15 FPS without even a group of players nearby. I shudder to consider how low the frame rate would get with an HD6770.

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    Considering that people with top-dollar machines often can't get Rift to run at 60 FPS with max settings, I wouldn't get your hopes too high.

    It looks like an overall decent rig, but I would be extremely wary of the power supply. It's an unspecified 700W, and is likely complete and utter trash. This is very common in pre-built machines, it's an area where they cut costs because most people don't know to look there.

    A bad power supply can cause lots of "phantom" problems in the machine, as well as risk damaging components, or at least shorten their lifespan. They tend to deliver far less power than they're rated for, and it's "dirty" (out of spec) power as well. This becomes especially problematic when you start overclocking, which requires additional draw -- stable draw.

    The 6770's not a bad card for a budget, but it's probably going to choke in 20-mans at max settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamma Ray View Post
    ....It looks like an overall decent rig, but I would be extremely wary of the power supply. It's an unspecified 700W, and is likely complete and utter trash. This is very common in pre-built machines, it's an area where they cut costs because most people don't know to look there....The 6770's not a bad card for a budget, but it's probably going to choke in 20-mans at max settings.
    Agreed.

    Unless you are technically incompetent to a hopeless degree, I would strongly suggest you spend your money on the components and build it yourself. You will spend less money than what this bundle is charging and be able to upgrade to a nice power supply and the Radeon 6870, at least. I am a complete noob and I did this about a month ago. Youtube and a techie friend helps. Rift runs like butter with everything maxxed out, even during 20-mans.

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    All in all, that's a pretty solid system.

    As was said before, get a better heatsink for the i5-2500k. That CPU is VERY overclockable.

    I used to be an AMD/ATI fan, but I recently upgraded to an nVidia GTX 580 FTW and I'm VERY happy with the performance of it over how this game handles ATI cards.

    My only other negative comments about that build is that it only has SATA 3.0 and not SATA 6.0 for hard drive/SSD support and USB 2.0 not USB 3.0.

    While that costs $899, you can build a system for just $200 more than will get you everything that I pointed out ... but you have to order the parts yourself from Newegg or Amazon and assemble the system yourself (oh, and the $1100 price I'm talking about, includes a 22" LED monitor with built in speakers).
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    Here is what I'd recommend, you can get all the parts from either Amazon or Newegg and just order them and assemble them as needed. You'll need a keyboard and mouse, but other than that, it should be a "turn key system" that will last you a LONG TIME, will be very playable, and you can expand (by overclocking the i5-2500k and later on adding a second video card and going SLI when prices drop on that card in another 12-24 months to under $100):


    Intel Core i5-2500K Processor
    $224.54 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1
    $24.21 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    Cooler Master GX Series 750W ATX Power Supply RS750-ACAAE3-US
    $84.99 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch (21.5-Inch Vis) Widescreen Full HD 1080p LED Monitor with Integrated Stereo Speakers
    $166.99 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
    $56.24 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)
    $59.99 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
    $99.99 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)
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    Condition: New

    EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)
    $229.99 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    EVGA Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 Intel - LGA 1155 Motherboards 130-SB-E685-KR
    $152.36 - Quantity: 1
    Condition: New

    Add in either a 500GB or 1TB Western Digital Black SATA 6.0 for $89/$134 or a Crucial M4 128GB Solid State Drive for $164 and you'll be set.
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