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Can you guys tell me how long i'll be able to play games with these specs. And will my GPU bottleneck?

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January 25, 2014 12:50:49 PM

Like title says..
My specs that I will buy:
MOBO: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
GPU: Gigabyte R9 270 R927OC-2GD-GA / GTX 650 TI
CPU: AMD A8-5600K HD7560D / 3,6 GHz
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt
RAM: 8 GB
January 25, 2014 12:57:55 PM

Unfortunately we can't see into the future, so we can't reliably say anything about how long it'll be a good gaming PC ;) 

I can say that you have no bottlenecks in that system. How long it'll be able to play games depends entirely on the type of games you like to play and what you consider a playable framerate.

If you aren't picky about detail settings, you should be able to play most new AAA games well for at least 3 years. If you don't mind turning detail down to get smoother gameplay in the next few years then you can squeeze a lot of life out of that PC.

Less demanding games should be pretty playable for a much longer time.
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January 25, 2014 1:00:44 PM

Well, thanks for your answer.The 650 TI also doesn't have bottlenecks?(I don't know if I should buy 270 or 650 TI.. The games I would like to play are: Minecraft, BF4, and ofc the newer games that'll come out. And is my CPU going to be good for the next years?+
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January 25, 2014 1:14:17 PM

SlicKomarac said:
Well, thanks for your answer.The 650 TI also doesn't have bottlenecks?(I don't know if I should buy 270 or 650 TI.. The games I would like to play are: Minecraft, BF4, and ofc the newer games that'll come out


Bottlenecking would refer to one part of your PC being slow and causing other parts to wait for it to finish work, holding back your faster parts. Your CPU & GPU are well matched, and will not bottleneck each other.

Games like minecraft should be very playable for quite a long time.
Games like BF4 (Big, detailed, AAA games) will be much more demanding, but should still be quite playable. In the coming years you will need to get comfortable configuring your graphics settings for what plays best rather than what looks best in these type of games.

A 270 (you mean the R9 270 right? just double checking) is a much better than the 650 Ti.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/857?vs=781
A R9 270 uses the same chip as the 7870 in those benchmarks, so their performance is very similar. That website didn't have a 270 vs 650ti comparison, but 7870 vs 650 ti is close enough.

This is another batch of benchmarks on newer games. Again, the results of the 270 weren't available here, and they have the 650 ti boost.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1040

There is a big price difference between the 270 & the 650 Ti though. A 660 is what you would compare to a 270.
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January 25, 2014 1:16:37 PM

So R9 270 is the same like 7870? So, which one do you prefer me to get?
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January 25, 2014 1:23:38 PM

You should get the 270, or if going nvidia, the 660 or 760 depending on how much you want to spend.

You can get a 660 for pretty cheap right now, probably less than the 270.
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January 25, 2014 1:26:36 PM

Is the 660 better than the r9 270?
If 660 is better than it'll be this one : Gigabyte GTX660 N660OC-2GD 2048MB
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January 25, 2014 1:57:40 PM

SlicKomarac said:
Is the 660 better than the r9 270?
If 660 is better than it'll be this one : Gigabyte GTX660 N660OC-2GD 2048MB


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1039

That bench is with the 270X vs GTX 660. I'm not trying to be confusing, its just that I like to reference their records of benchmarks and they don't have data for the 270.

A 270X is a higher clocked 270, the chips are equal in all other ways. So if you were to buy a 270 and overclock it to 270X speeds you would see the same results.

The 270 is faster in the large majority of games. In some games like BF3 & Crysis 3 its basically a tie, but overall the 270 would be the winner.

Here's the best priced 270 I found after a quick search. Coincidentally it is also a Gigabyte card.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GWSYVUY/?tag=pcpapi-20

Edit: For some reason I didn't think about this till now. You have not purchased any of these parts yet, correct? If that is true then I would recommend getting a different CPU.

I would recommend an FX 6300. Its basically a budget 6 core processor that will fare better in games than the A8 or Athlon. It goes for about $120. You will need to choose a different motherboard though, as it is socket AM3+
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January 25, 2014 2:05:49 PM

Thank you, man. Thanks for your good answers ;) 
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