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Upgrading my 939 Venice.. will this do for the next 5 yrs?

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April 25, 2011 3:43:16 AM

Does this seem reasonable for a good modern gaming rig? I'm re-using my case/DVD/card reader/monitor/etc.

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Windows 7 Pro 64

$679 w/o OS.
April 25, 2011 6:44:36 AM

Its a good powerful computer .

Whether its a good rig depends a bit on your monitor resolution

Unless you need the features of Win 7 Pro you will be better off with home premium
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April 25, 2011 1:26:21 PM

I currently have a 1680x1050 22" and a 1400x900 (19"?).

Home should be fine and is cheaper so that's a good idea.
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April 25, 2011 5:14:52 PM

it is hard to predict of it will still be good for the next 5 years, but for the next 2, 3 years it will be fine and play any game but depending on the speed of games system requirenents improvment you will probably have to upgrade gpu in the next 5 years IMO
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