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Mid-Range Gaming Setup - Yes or No

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February 9, 2013 8:43:05 PM

I want to have a mid-range machine capable of playing modern games for the next 5-10 years. Will this do?:

-Intel Core i3 2100
-GTX 650 Ti or GTX 660
-8 GB RAM
-ASRock H61M-HVS
-Coolermaster GX Lite 500W

Any and all opinions would be appreciated.
I'm a console person, please don't eat me.

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February 9, 2013 8:50:54 PM

If you want somewhat futureproof rig that won't break your bank, you'll want at least i5 3470 with H77 motherboard and Radeon 7870 XT (Tahiti LE).
February 9, 2013 8:52:52 PM

Upgrade the processor to an i5 3550 or, if you know how to overclock, an i5 3570k. No setup now is garunteed to run games in 5-10 years, trust me, it's not like console gaming, graphics are much more demanding on PC. BUT, if you want to last that long, get a GTX 680 or 7970 GHz Edition for your GPU. You'll need a good 550 watt Power supply too. The next generation of graphics cards isn't said to be coming out for a while, so don't worry about that, I'm sure someone will respond to this thread saying to wait, I wouldn't, you can always upgrade. Besides that you are probably fine. I assume you'll be playing at 1080p?
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February 9, 2013 8:53:38 PM

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I want to have a mid-range machine capable of playing modern games for the next 5-10 years. Will this do?:

-Intel Core i3 2100
-GTX 650 Ti or GTX 660
-8 GB RAM
-ASRock H61M-HVS
-Coolermaster GX Lite 500W

Any and all opinions would be appreciated.
I'm a console person, please don't eat me.

switch the power supply out with this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the h61 mb wont post with an ib cpu unless you flash it to the newest bios rev.
Anonymous
February 10, 2013 8:56:33 AM

mclovits said:
Upgrade the processor to an i5 3550 or, if you know how to overclock, an i5 3570k. No setup now is garunteed to run games in 5-10 years, trust me, it's not like console gaming, graphics are much more demanding on PC. BUT, if you want to last that long, get a GTX 680 or 7970 GHz Edition for your GPU. You'll need a good 550 watt Power supply too. The next generation of graphics cards isn't said to be coming out for a while, so don't worry about that, I'm sure someone will respond to this thread saying to wait, I wouldn't, you can always upgrade. Besides that you are probably fine. I assume you'll be playing at 1080p?


I'll want to play at a minimum of 720p.
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