So with this new generation of consoles coming out, the lowest common denominator in terms of game development has increased. Already, there are games like Watch Dogs which are starting to demand a lot more than most games this past generation. I recently built a gaming rig last winter. Here are the specs:
RAM: 8 GB (planning on doubling to 16)
CPU: AMD FX-6300 Six-Core Processor 3.5 GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970 with 3 GB video memory
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Is there anything more I should upgrade?