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How well will this setup handle gaming for, lets say, the next year or so?

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2 years ago#1
Intel core i7 960 3.2 ghz
2x4 8gb RAM Corsair Vengeance (will add one more slot of 4gb fairly soon)
ATI Radeon HD 6870 GPU 1gb
875w PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium
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2 years ago#2
Not well
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i5 3750K / ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 / Patriot Viper 8GB /Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB/ Corsair TX650
2 years ago#3
What would be best to upgrade at this point? My pc is about 31/2 years old. I have no idea what my cooling unit is, it came with the desktop, Alienware Aurora btw.
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2 years ago#4
I'd say it could wait another year. Maybe replace your 6870 with a 280x, if you want the biggest boost at a low price. That i7 should be about as good as an i5, I think. Could probably overclock it, methinks.
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2 years ago#5
I'd say it will do low-medium settings for the next year. Maybe even beyond.
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2 years ago#6
Only problem I can see is the GPU. I think the rest of the components are still fine.
2 years ago#7
Boge posted...
I'd say it will do low-medium settings for the next year. Maybe even beyond.


Definitely this. It's not in the studios' interest to require more than those cards anytime soon, that would be suicide for the game sales.


If more games start using more than four cores/threads now that the next-gen consoles are coming, that i7 960 might live on for yet some years. The first gen i7 have really had a great run
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