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Wanting opinions on whether or not it is time to upgrade...

#1AtomicMenacePosted 2/17/2014 5:04:03 PM
My current setup is:

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz
4GB DDR2 PC2-8500
Geforce GTX 460 1GB GDDR5
2TB 7200 RPM HDD

I'll be honest that for the longest time I have been concentrating on console gaming with both the PS4 and Xbox One due to many friends only having consoles and notebooks to game on, but I also have a huge Steam library that I'm always adding to it for future play - I'm wondering if I would see much of a benefit of getting a new PC at this point in time or whether I should continue waiting for something new on the horizon?

How behind the times am I?

P.S. If it is time to get a new PC I am assuming that Battlefield 4 is currently the top bench-setter for specs. Is this the case? If so, what is the cheapest I can spend to build something that can max out BF4?

Like always, any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Cheers!
#2AtomicMenace(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 12:21:19 PM
Bump.
#3VIP86Posted 2/19/2014 12:53:41 PM
If you aren't getting what you want, then upgrade. If you can wait a bit longer, DDR4 is coming out, so you can do a complete new build. A lot of people are waiting for the 800 series cards from the green team, which should be out, I believe later this year.
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#4Dirk85UKPosted 2/19/2014 1:00:28 PM
AtomicMenace posted...
I am assuming that Battlefield 4 is currently the top bench-setter for specs. Is this the case?


Crysis 3 is more power demanding than battlefield 4.
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#5foodeater4Posted 2/19/2014 1:02:52 PM(edited)
Your computer isn't that bad at all. Your CPU and GPU are getting a bit old, but there not horrible. I think in you case, I would just upgrade the GPU. Maybe a GTX 660, 670 or a gtx 760 depending on what you want to spend and/or if you'd also have to upgrade the PSU with a 760.

Also, 4 gigs of ram if you have a 64bit OS
#6ArkonBladePosted 2/19/2014 1:06:57 PM
If you are not playing it a lot now you might as well wait a bit longer to upgrade. Unless you plan on playing it soon and want the best possible graphics you can afford now.
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#7smelly_boobPosted 2/19/2014 1:39:39 PM
Dirk85UK posted...
AtomicMenace posted...
I am assuming that Battlefield 4 is currently the top bench-setter for specs. Is this the case?


Crysis 3 is more power demanding than battlefield 4.


does anyone even play crysis? I know they;ve made 3 of them... but the only time the series gets mentioned is when youa re talking about PC graphic benchmarks... not actual fun?


If you want to play BF4 maxed on a 1080p display, you are probably looking at a $1000 build minimum (assuming having to buy everything new including OS)
#8AtomicMenace(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 4:57:56 PM
Well speaking of the devil, the said PC from earlier has now officially died leaving me typing this on a Macbook Pro from mid-2010. With no way to access my massive Steam collection (let's face it - Macs don't exist for gaming) I am finding myself in desperate need to assemble a new PC that will effectively run everything currently out along with being future proof for the foreseeable future in terms of upcoming games certain to be blockbusters.

As of now I am setting my absolute maximum cost at $1300, though I would love to keep it around a grand if not lower. Keep in mind that I have dual monitors, awesome keyboard + mouse, speakers, all that - so I am needing the barest of essentials for a rocking tower. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated and commended as my late PC was also built from suggestions and assistance provided to me from the GameFAQs community.
#9BogePosted 2/23/2014 5:10:02 PM
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#10Ghost_TurtlePosted 2/23/2014 9:39:39 PM
I just recently built a new PC. These are my specs:

i5 4670K Processor
8 GB DDR3 1866
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
256 GB SSD
1TB HDD
Windows 8

That ran me around $1200. I could have maybe shaved $100-150 off minus the bells and whistles I didnt mention.
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