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Windows 7: Would these be good specs? (need advice)

06 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Would these be good specs? (need advice)

Okay, so I made a topic awhile back when I was considering upgrading my current PC. However, I did not get it upgraded, as some of the upgrades appear to be incompatible with my current PC, and in the end it proved itself to be cheaper to just purchase a new computer that was built from scratch. I also saved up a bit more money to work with.

For $1,500, I would have this:

Processor: AMD FX-8350 CPU, 4.00 GHz/8MB L2 Cache

RAM: 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-2133 Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 -- AMD 970

Battery: 850 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-850AX

Harddrive: Dual 1TB Drives - RAID 0 High Performance

This would be a PC that is used for playing games such as Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and also doing game development with the UDK engine.

I just want to know if that would be a good PC, or if it wouldn't be fast enough for what I'd be doing with it, and if it isn't good enough, just let me know what I should improve.

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06 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I would consider a solid state drive to replace one of the HDD's.

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06 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Anything else?
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06 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

I would agree with Golden on the SSD. But, I don't see $1500 there. I think you could get that cheaper or get more for the price you quoted. I see about $1200, but no case or CPU cooler mentioned. But to answer your question, yes, that computer would do what you want to do, pretty well.
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06 Apr 2013   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I build this one a few months ago.

AMD & Gigabyte combos are my favorites!

AMD-FX-8350 Build
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z
OCZ 700 watt OCZ700MXSP Power Supply
GigaByte GA-990FxA-UD7 Motherboard
AMD FX 8350 8-Core CPU Black Edition 4.0 GHz
Seagate 2TB Hard Drive
LG Super Multi OEM DVD-R/W Sata Optical Drive
GSkill RipJaws-Z 4 x 4GB DDR3 Memory sticks
EVGA nVidia GeForce 9800 GT 1GB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 Video Card

Windows 7 Enterprise Edition SP1 (x64) From MS TechNet

Have you checked prices at & ?
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06 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Yeah, it has a high-performance ARC liquid cooling fan, and an NZXT Source 210 Gaming Case. xD

Well, if it'll work good for what I want to do, I'll go ahead and get it. :P
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06 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

Definitely change your storage to a 128/256 GB SSD and a HDD.
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06 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, that build will run everything you want it to. Just as everyone else has mentioned, you should look into getting a SSD. It will make a difference and you will not regret it.
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06 Apr 2013   #9


I'm with the everyone else. Looks like a great machine and a SSD would scream with it!
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06 Apr 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Alright, I'll look into getting an SSD with it. Thanks for the help!
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