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Can an i7 920 and gtx 680 sc still run most games on high settings?

#1xavieris1984Posted 8/16/2013 11:17:02 AM
my buddy is giving me is pc for very cheap like 200 bucks with keyboard and everything, 8 gigs of ddr 3 and speakers by creative?
#2gastamanPosted 8/16/2013 11:18:55 AM
You should be fine...
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#3RedFive3Posted 8/16/2013 11:19:28 AM
I have a i7 950/GTX 580 set up and I can run any game on a least high, most games on ultra. So, you should be fine.
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#4Master_BassPosted 8/16/2013 11:19:49 AM
Yeah, that's a great deal for only $200.
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#5xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 11:19:59 AM
i just didnt know if i really needed to upgrade the i7 920 to a better processor, some are saying my processor is old but still is powerful in its own way?
#6aak57Posted 8/16/2013 11:22:20 AM
Wait, what is he giving you for $200? It seems you already have the i7 so I'm somewhat confused.
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#7Master_BassPosted 8/16/2013 11:22:37 AM
It's still a great processor, especially if you overclock it. Sure, newer ones beat it, but it's still just fine.
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#8ShubPosted 8/16/2013 11:24:02 AM
Just overclock the i7 920, it overclocks decently if you have the C0 stepping, and even better if you have the D0 stepping, and with overclocking it will match any CPU in the same line of CPUs up to the 970/980X/990X which are 6-core CPUs, so those are out of reach. The best upgrade you could get without swapping your motherboard is an i7-960, and that's the same CPU as the i7-920 except it's clocked at 3.2 GHz instead of 2.66. That's a very easy overclock for a 920.
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#9xavieris1984(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 11:24:51 AM
no i dont even have anything, he is giving me everything in the antec case with i7 920 and gtx 680sc and all the other bells and wistles for 200, i have known him for 12 years, he is a console guy and i am getting into pcs.
#10ShubPosted 8/16/2013 11:25:26 AM
That's an amazing deal... the video card alone is worth more than twice that.
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