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

#1DBZpunk21Posted 10/28/2013 5:03:22 PM
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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#2HighOnPhazonPosted 10/28/2013 5:10:37 PM
Not well
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#3DBZpunk21(Topic Creator)Posted 10/28/2013 5:20:02 PM
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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#4YoungAdultLinkPosted 10/28/2013 5:21:29 PM
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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#5BogePosted 10/28/2013 8:10:35 PM(edited)
I'd say it will do low-medium settings for the next year. Maybe even beyond.
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#6jZangetsu21Posted 11/1/2013 1:55:49 AM
Only problem I can see is the GPU. I think the rest of the components are still fine.
#7godplaysSNESPosted 11/1/2013 9:47:59 AM
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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