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December 3, 2013 6:54:58 PM

Can someone please tell me how long this gaming PC will last (Graphic wise) like until the computer goes out-dated and I can't run games on high settings.

My PC Specs:

Motherboard: Msi 970A-G43
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX760 2GB
Power: Rosewill 630-Watt Green Series 80 PLUS
CPU: AMD-FX 8320
Ram: Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB

Also I dont have a Cpu cooler, I used a stock fan soo will it over heat? and is the spec bottle necking? Thanks :D  ( oh yeah, sorry but, Igot windows 7 instead of windows 8 because I dont really like it soo will that matter about performance?

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December 3, 2013 7:02:16 PM

Probably 2-3 years or so, by then I'd assume that more games would take advantage of the 8320's 8 cores so you could just upgrade the GPU and apply an overclock to the CPU, then you'll be playing games at higher settings again
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December 3, 2013 7:03:50 PM

Using the stock CPU cooler shouldn't be a big issue if you aren't overclocking.

Windows 7 versus Windows 8 should not be a significant performance difference. There are some benefits, but not normally significant.

The CPU may be something of a bottleneck depending on the game and situation, but over time, that will be less of problem as games get more and more efficient with using large numbers of cores and can more effectively utilize the FX-8320 fully, granted there is a limit to this once the CPU's full performance is no longer sufficient, but that's probably not going to be an issue for several years at the least.

The GTX 760 should also be a great card for several years. In a few years, it may not play things maxed out at 1080p anymore, but it will still be a strong card. For example, even formerly high end cards from two generations ago such as the Radeon 6950 or the GTX 560 Ti are still decent cards for most games at 1080p.

The rest of the computer also seems to have no issues.
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December 3, 2013 7:06:50 PM

It will last you for awhile. The FX series runs very hot, so I recommend going aftermarket with them.
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December 3, 2013 7:10:50 PM

Blaise170 said:
It will last you for awhile. The FX series runs very hot, so I recommend going aftermarket with them.


It's not too bad for the FX-8320 at stock settings and the AMD stock cooler, although somewhat loud, is a decent cooler. Going for a cheap aftermarket cooler wouldn't hurt, but I don't think it will be necessary except for very hot ambient temperatures.
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December 3, 2013 7:20:42 PM

blazorthon said:
Blaise170 said:
It will last you for awhile. The FX series runs very hot, so I recommend going aftermarket with them.


It's not too bad for the FX-8320 at stock settings and the AMD stock cooler, although somewhat loud, is a decent cooler. Going for a cheap aftermarket cooler wouldn't hurt, but I don't think it will be necessary except for very hot ambient temperatures.


The funny thing is that I actually have a market cooler when I bought the Gaming PC... When I saw that it came with a stock cooler I was like fuck it, its going to be the same thing and I used the stock one... because I was lazy to install the market one lol. Should I use the market one instead.. the only problem is that I dont want to risk breaking my PC when changing the cooler.
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December 3, 2013 7:23:17 PM

It's not likely that you'd break something from changing the coolers, but unless there is currently a problem with CPU's temperatures and/or it is too loud for you, I wouldn't bother changing the cooler.

Just in case you need to use it, what aftermarket cooler do you have?
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December 3, 2013 7:25:21 PM

blazorthon said:
It's not likely that you'd break something from changing the coolers, but unless there is currently a problem with CPU's temperatures and/or it is too loud for you, I wouldn't bother changing the cooler.

Just in case you need to use it, what aftermarket cooler do you have?


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
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December 3, 2013 7:30:40 PM

That's a great low-budget cooler and if you happen to need to use it, it will be more than sufficient.
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December 3, 2013 7:33:08 PM

blazorthon said:
That's a great low-budget cooler and if you happen to need to use it, it will be more than sufficient.


ok, thanks for everything
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December 3, 2013 7:36:57 PM

You're welcome.
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