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Will this computer be good for gaming?

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September 3, 2010 2:55:03 PM

I'm currently building a new computer to replace my Optiplex GX270 custom. (Old, I know)

What I currently have:

CPU- Athlon II X4 630 @ 2.8GHZ (stock cooler, 55c @ 100%)
GPU- GTX 460 1gb (came off an Alienware)
PSU- Rocketfish Gaming 500watt continuous, 600 peak (80% eff.)
Mobo- Violet6
Ram- 2gb x3 (single channel, 10600)
HDD- 5400rpm WD 1tb


Would it be worth getting another 2gb ram for dual channeling, or won't it increase performance much?
Will my CPU and GPU work together for DX-11, or will there be stuttering in games?
Does my PSU have enough power for my system at peak performance?

If you have any suggestions let me know.

Thanks in advance!

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September 3, 2010 3:34:43 PM

getting 4gb of ram would be a good upgrade but u have to check that the extra stick has the same timings, voltages etc. otherwise u might run into problems. 5400rpm HDD is also very slow, you'll see a performance boost if u get even just a 7200rpm HDD like the Samsung Spinpoint F3 or a WD Caviar Black.
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September 3, 2010 4:05:02 PM

I wanted to get an SSD for my OS and all the games/apps I use the most, good idea?
I currently have 6gb of ram, I wanted to know if I should upgrade to 8gb for dual-channeling.

Also, my resolution is 1920x1080.
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September 3, 2010 4:06:27 PM

+1 if you follow the suggestions above you will have a good gaming machine.
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September 3, 2010 4:17:32 PM

100% support getting an SSD.
Are all modules of your 6gb ram identical? I'm not a fan of mixing and matching. In your system 4gb is more than enough for everyday usage, so going from 6-8 wont make any difference.
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