Will i be able to play these games and ani ideas on a motherboard?


Sep 14, 2011

Im just wonderering as im hoping to buy a pc soon to replace my laptop.

My specs will be

AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz AM3 Black Edition CPU.

4 or 8gb of ddr3 ram.

Radeon 6870 gpu

a 750w powersupply with 12 v rail (what ever that means =S)

First if you know any budget motherboards or cases that would fit these parts then please say.

Games i would like to play.
maxed out would be nice buy don't mind turning down a few graphic settings. and at least 25 fps

Crysis warhead
Crysis 2

left 4 dead 2
From dust
Gta 4

Arma 2
Call of Duty 4
Call of duty 5 (zombies)

battlefield 3 ( not maxed out)
BAttlefield bad company 2
Skyrim (not maxed out)

dirt 3
medal of honor
minecraft (far render distance, fancy graphics with room for mods and texture packs.

Thanks to everyone who helps.

It really helps if you ask in the format suggested in the thread stuck to the top of the forum
No one can tell you what fps you might get without knowing the resolution of your monitor , or advise you on parts without knowing your budget

Whatever you do with AMD make sure you use an AM3+ motherboard and preferably with a 970 or 990 series chipset for compatibility with future processors


Sep 12, 2011
Go for AM3+ mobos and make sure your not getting your psu for the watts. Make sure its a quality build (80+) and you might be overdoing ur psu just a bit and try waiting until the 19th to check out AMD's bulldozer prices because theres a good chance that they're going to be better performance for about the same price.