Should i buy this PC

Wrath2

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Not sure if right section or not, but, oh well...
CPU: AM3+ AMD FX-8320, 16MB BOX Black Edition 32nm - 3.50GHz
Motherboard: MB AM3+ 970 MSI, 2xPCIe/DDR3/SATA3/USB3.0/GLAN/7.1
RAM memory: DDR3 8GB
HDD: 1TB
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5, DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP/
Optical device: DVD Multi Writer 22XDVD/12xDVD-RAM/2MB
Case: ATX
Power supply: 600W

I want some info on it, will it bottleneck, for how long can i expect it to run all newer games, will it cause much noise, etc.
Thanks in advance.
 

13thmonkey

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actually it's quite nicely balanced, will play reasonably at reasonable settings. How quiet, no idea, depends on precisely which components and case etc. the amd stock cooler is noisy however, consider this to be a cheap and effective update.
 

jaraldo

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I'm assuming this is off craiglist or something similar? What is the cost of it? There is a reason they hide the Mobo/PSU models..just keep that in mind. :)

MSI is usually not a good brand for FX cpus in particular (i never buy them personally)
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&gid=0
We don't know your exact model of the mobo, but as you can see all the 970's will have some trouble. You'd want a PhaseCount/VRMs of at least 8 or more. All the 970's have only 4+1 phase count. This means they will have a tendency to overheat and cause throttling.

You PSU could be a $20 one which is such bad quality it fries your system in a month, it's really hard to tell without a model.

If you were to buy it, add on about $130-150 for a new mobo/psu .

Just so you know, retailers usually play these "games" aswell, putting in cheap motherboards and power supplies with really nice CPU,GPU and Ram...disaster waiting to happen T_T.
 

jaraldo

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Well it's up to you. You can probably build a new computer for the same price as building his and adding in a new mobo/psu. You have a copy of windows 7/8 ?

Edit: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3RomL

You can cut 8 euros off by getting the 1x8gb version of that ram and maybe 5-7euros off by getting a different case; that is more a personal touch if you want to change it.
Could get a cheaper board from the list I linked in my first reply if you want to. From what I've seen, the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P is the best 970 board for the 8320 imo. You shouldn't have any chance of overheating because of the 8+2 phase count and it is a really feature rich board.

Anyways tell me what you think. Also, do you plan to Overclock or have dual cards eventually? You would need a 750w PSU for dual cards.
 

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Thanks for your help everyone.
OT: I don't plan to overclock it or add one more card later, question, how long is it going to last, i need it for next 4 years
 

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Well, I think you should keep the same mobo anyways. After looking, you don't have many choices on the list. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#sort=a7

This computer should last you 4 years because:
1. With this mobo you have far less chance of any overheating problems because of the 8+2 phase count.

2. That is a really good cpu :)

3. The PSU is very reliable

4. This depends on what games you want to play , but it should do alright in most games within the next 4 years in medium/high settings with an acceptable FPS rate.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2013/11/27/battlefield-4-performance-analysis/3


You may want to clarify what you mean by "will this last 4 years" , since no matter what build you make, there is always a chance of things breaking down after a few years. I'm sure a few of the main parts come with 3 year warranty though.
 

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