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Future proof PC

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July 4, 2012 1:49:51 PM

Hello folks.

I have currently found 2 diffrent PCs, which i would like some input on.

They will be mostly used for gaming. Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, Starcraft 3, Alan Wake, Max Payne 3 etc. So newer titles, and would like it to be able to run most games at high or ultra settings. And would also like it to be as the title says, future proof, as in, it will run games fine for at least 1-2years without much issue. Of course im aware i might have to upgrade the graphics card at some point, but as long as the rest is fine and can do what it should, then i am happy about it.


PC1:

INTEL i5 3550, 3.3GHZ (TURBO 3.7GHZ) IVY BRIDGE
- ASUS Motherboard, H61
- GEFORCE GTX570 1280MB DDR5 (DVI, HDMI)
- 500GB HDD, 7200RPM, WD5000AAKX
- 8GB DDR3 KINGSTON RAM
- 24X DUALLAYER DVDBurner , +/-, DVD-RAM (SONY)
- COOLERMASTER ELITE
- 700W PSU, 17DB HIGH-END
- 8 Channel Soundcard, SURROUND SOUND
- 6STK USB Ports
- NETWORK CARD 10/100/1000Mbit


PC2:


- MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TWINFROOZER II Edition
- Intel i5-3570K (NEW!)+ CoolerMaster TX3
- 8 GB DDR3 RAM 1600 Mhz
- CoolerMaster Elite 430
- CoolerMaster GX 550 PSU, 80+ CERTIFIED!
- MSI Z77A-G43 MILITARY CLASS III motherboard (NEW!)
- Samsung 500GB HDD
- Samsung DVD-Burner


The first one is a bit cheaper then the 2nd one. But i know being cheap is not always the best solution, which is why im asking for some suggestion on which to get here :) 

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July 4, 2012 1:54:55 PM

in the first one, replace the 570 with a HD7850. same abilitym far less power usage, with that you can step down as low as an Antec 380W PSU for a single card.

in the second one, replace the PSU with one of similar wattage from antec, seasonic, corsair, pc power and cooling, or xfx
July 4, 2012 2:00:34 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
in the first one, replace the 570 with a HD7850. same abilitym far less power usage, with that you can step down as low as an Antec 380W PSU for a single card.

in the second one, replace the PSU with one of similar wattage from antec, seasonic, corsair, pc power and cooling, or xfx



Sadly I dont have any option to change the PSUs at all. I can however change the GFX in the first one as you suggested.
But I have to admit I have had nothing but problems with ATI drivers in the last 3 years ive been using them, which is why i Picked the 570.
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