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    Is this a good Rig?

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    I've recently decided I would like to switch over from consoles to PC and am looking to purchase my first rig. However, I am still learning the ropes and don't know a lot about PC's at this point. I found a used rig with this parts list:

    Tower: Cooler Master HAF 922

    Mother Board: Giganytr 970A-DS3

    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600 Watt ATX 80 plus Bronze

    CPU: AMD FX 6-Core Black Edition FX-6300

    GPU: XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5

    RAM: 8GB of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1866

    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP900 64GB SSD

    Storage: Seagate 750GB 7200RPM

    I am looking for a PC that is going to be able to run all of the upcoming next gen games. Will this be sufficient, and is it worth the asking price of $500-550? Thanks your help!

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    That depends. Do you know what kind of distances and how much weight it will be required to haul? I think if it was me, I would just go for the pre-built Kenworth W900. Its not worth the time building one yourself.

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    VERY WITTY ^^

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    #4  Edited By Gerriam

    I'd say it's an okay rig, albeit a bit on the older side. It should play most of the current games just fine, but there really is no telling as to whether or not it will run most of the upcoming games in the quality you'd like to.

    What's really bothering me is the price. You're buying it used and it's not like the components, bought new, added up together would be way more expensive than the $500-550 asked for it...

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    The specs seem decent for that price, but I wouldn't go with a 64GB SSD, even if you have a larger, secondary drive. 128GB min, 256GB preferred. You could always upgrade the GPU later if games start to outpace it. Also depends on if you're planning on running games at 1080p or 4K.

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    I would say it's a.... BIG RIG!

    Huh... huh...

    Seriously, though, it seems like a middle of the road build. For the price range it seems fine, but no guarantees it will run new games all that well. If you don't mind a drop in quality, though, it will probably be fine.

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    #7  Edited By OGJackWagon69

    Thats pretty decent, I mean you'll be good for most games that are out right now, most of the true next gen stuff that will give things a run for there money like the witcher 3, isn't out yet, so there's no way of knowing what hardware configs are up to snuff, but if I had to guess I don't think you'll be able to max out a game like the witcher 3 at 60fps with that rig.

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    You could probably do way better though if you built your own with at least $800ish budget and kept a watchful eye on sales from different sites.

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    Your processor won't do you any favours in the long run (AMD CPUs are inefficient compared to Intel), but it's decent enough for now, but I'd say it ain't gonna be keeping up with the pack for very long (assuming that's what you hope to do).

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    At the $500 - $550 range yes. What you listed will out perform the current consoles. Assuming you wanted to do that or wondered.
    Though if you want something that will last you a long time, you'll need to up that budget.

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    #11  Edited By OurSin_360

    Get a newer processor and a 3gb 7970.....I have a fx 8350 and a 3gb 7950 and i'm happy with what i have for now.

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    @oursin_360: that's the same thing I have, maxes out like every game

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    That's solid, especially for the price. When I built mine a couple of years back, those were just about the specs I had. It's probably worth your time to pick that up and invest in a newer graphics card. That way you'll have a stronger PC for the price of a mid-range custom-built one.

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    #14  Edited By chaser324  Moderator

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