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Is that PC future proof?

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  • Started 8 years ago by Digitalmohsin
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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Posts: 3

Board: ASUS P5QL-CM , Intel G45 Chipset
Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS2 @ 800 MHZ
HDD: WD 320GB 16MB Cache
GPU: MSI 9800GT OC 512MB

i want comments of you people on this rig that how much is this system future proof? how long it can play games and perform everyday computing. please do tell me.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 14920

No system is future proof for any long period of time.
This is an example of Builder systems used today.
Intel i7 Core Processor.
Asus or Gigabyte 1366, X58 compatible motherboard.
(4) 500 Gig Western Digital HDs with 32 Meg cache.
4 Gigs of Fast Brand Name DDR3 memory compatible with motherboard. Your Choice
Antec or Corsair 1000-650 Watt (80) rated PFC power supply.
Antec Full Tower Case.
You can figure the rest out from here ..............
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 6609

Digitalmohsin, I have a rule of thumb about cutting edge hardware that can play all of the latest games. The rule is: any system that you build today will continue to be leading edge for about 18 months. At the end of that time, the system won't be obsolete, but it will be possible to build a new system with better parts that will be the *new* leading edge.

To echo what raphoenix says, and add my own input, leading edge parts for today would be:

CPU: Intel Core i7 series
Mobo: Intel X58 chipset
RAM: 6-12 GB of DDR3 1800+ MHz memory in a triple channel configuration
GPU: GeForce GTX200 series, or ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
HDD: High-speed SSD for OS, 1 or more 10k RPM hard drives w/32 MB cache for storage

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 14920

Agree with ScottW.
Keep forgetting the MBs have 6 memory slots on them for triple channel mode.
Would also add to obtain multiple EXACT SAME HDs of either type to take advantage of MB Raid feature.
Rick P.

Posted 8 years ago

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