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Windows 7: Will this pc be good enough for gaming

13 Dec 2011   #11
4eyed

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I know, i will be buying the psu, gpu and ram in germany ( going there in a week ). I couldn't believe it when i saw the hd 6870 for 150 euros, hd 6850 costs just as much here. My main concern is the cpu, not sure if it's good enough for modern gaming.

EDIT: Since hdds are pretty expensive nowadays, do you think 160gb hitachi sata 2 ( the one in my current specs ) will be enough 'till... Say... February?


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13 Dec 2011   #12
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

yes but instead of a 550ti get a gtx 460 or 560
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13 Dec 2011   #13
4eyed

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok. This is it.

Mobo: MSI 970A-G45
CPU: Amd Phenom II x4 960T 3GHz
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1333MHz
GPU: XFX Radeon HD6870 1GB GDDR5
PSU: Corsair CX500 500w
HDD: Old Hitachi 160GB Sata II 2MB ( Gonna upgrade later )
DVD R/W: Sony Optiarc 24x

And I'm gonna pack it up in some cheap ~20€ case.

What do you think?
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13 Dec 2011   #14
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I think my current PC specs aren't as good as yours, but my PC can play almost any game these days without problems. Unless it's something like BF3, I'll probably have problems, but I doubt I'll be getting any new games anytime soon.

Your system will be fine.

Edit: But I have to say, if you're going to be putting a lot of stuff on your machine passed the 160 gig mark, I suggest getting a bigger drive. If you're not, leave it alone.
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13 Dec 2011   #15
4eyed

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
I think my current PC specs aren't as good as yours, but my PC can play almost any game these days without problems. Unless it's something like BF3, I'll probably have problems, but I doubt I'll be getting any new games anytime soon.

Your system will be fine.

Edit: But I have to say, if you're going to be putting a lot of stuff on your machine passed the 160 gig mark, I suggest getting a bigger drive. If you're not, leave it alone.
I'm gonna get 500gb / 1TB when the prices go down.

EDIT: Now it's just a matter of choosing the gpu manufacturer. XFX Radeon HD6870 vs Sapphire Radeon HD6870.
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13 Dec 2011   #16
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Germany... Good! Anywhere but here in Serbia xD

160GB is really small nowadays, but unless you need extra space for pretty much anything, you can survive two months. Windows 7 with a reasonable amount of software installed takes about 20-25GB of space, so you should be set. And since you'll be getting a new HDD in any case, you should start backing up data soon.
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13 Dec 2011   #17
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

i make do with a 120gb SSD in my gaming rig i have 40gb left with bf3, skyrim, saints row 3rd and red orchestra installed guess ill be needing another SSD soon.. yay
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14 Dec 2011   #18
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

I have a whole 1TB (2 physical drives) and they're roughly 50% full all put together.
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14 Dec 2011   #19
4eyed

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ty for your help, this is the pc i'm gonna buy:

Mobo: MSI 970A-G45
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 960t 3GHz
RAM: 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws
GPU: XFX Radeon HD6870 1GB GDDR5
PSU: Cprsair CX500 500w
HDD: Hitachi 160GB Sata II ( from an old pc )
DVD R/W: Sony Optiarc 24x
Case: Something cheap, no more that 40€ (50$, 33, suggestions welcome )
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14 Dec 2011   #20
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

A $50 case should be good enough. Only suggestion is just make sure the case can house the motherboard you'll be putting inside of it. Other than that, you're good to go. Good luck.
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