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September 30, 2012 1:28:59 PM

I've only ever had lower-end pre-built computers from best buy or target. Was looking into buying a gaming PC, all my other PC's have crapped out before so I'm not sure how much to stress a computer with games or if there is. (I'll be using 1 24 inch Monitor and 1 19 inch Monitor if that makes a difference as well)

The system:

~CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912
~CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
~CPU: CPU: Intel(R) Coreā„¢ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (Overclocked 10%)
~CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans
~FAN: Thermaltake Frio OCK (Not fond of liquid cooling)
~HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
~MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+0] (G.SKILL Ripjaws X
~MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset
~POWERSUPPLY: * 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply
~VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB



The questions:

Should I only have a few games on the PC, or does it not matter?

How will this function for games like WoW, GW2, Sims 3?

and...

Estimate how many years until I'll have to upgrade. (I mainly just plan on playing games that are currently out, not a hardcore gamer and I don't think I'll be buying a ton of new games. Mainly just MMO-RPGS)

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September 30, 2012 4:39:34 PM

That looks like a great build.
I would go for this mobo because it would cf better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You need to be more specific on when you should upgrade. That will play all games on ultra. The 7950 got 1200p 72fps average, which is one of the hardest games to run that is currently out. So when you say "time to upgrade" it will probably play game on ultra easily for another year or two. It will play things on medium to high for possibly 5, but remember medium settings 5 years from now will still look like the best settings then. Also you could get another 7950 a few years down the road and then you will get a lot more power, also a few years down the road you could probably get one for 100-150
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October 1, 2012 10:19:43 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
That looks like a great build.
I would go for this mobo because it would cf better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You need to be more specific on when you should upgrade. That will play all games on ultra. The 7950 got 1200p 72fps average, which is one of the hardest games to run that is currently out. So when you say "time to upgrade" it will probably play game on ultra easily for another year or two. It will play things on medium to high for possibly 5, but remember medium settings 5 years from now will still look like the best settings then. Also you could get another 7950 a few years down the road and then you will get a lot more power, also a few years down the road you could probably get one for 100-150


Already put in my order after I posted this, so I'll probably stick with that mobo :/  Another question, should I overclock the 7950 ? (I've read that it overclocks pretty well, but I've never overclocked anything and don't have the slightest idea how to do it )
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