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Old 06-02-2014, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know a lot about gaming computers?

Can anyone give me an appraisal for this computer?
I want to get a PC to run DayZ with some friends, and a guy wants to sell this to me but I have no idea what its worth


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1055t 6 core AMD, oc'd to 3.3ghz, cooler master heatsink
hd6950
asus motherboard
4gb ram
500w power supply
500gb hdd

this case,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147153
too lazy for a pic, but it looks like that, I might have a non lit fan if you want that swapped out.

HDD is about a year old, but very low usage.
hd6950 and cpu heatsink were purchased 2-3 months ago and may have been used ~2 weeks.

the cpu/motherboard were great for the time I used them, I just wanted an upgrade for 3d modeling.

I have a win 8 key I don't use, so I'll install that.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No help here but good on you for DayZ!
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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decent graphics, but not stellar either, I've had nothing but bad luck with AMD gpus so I'll admit I'm biased against their graphics cards.

you need a minimum of 8 gig of ram to be able to game, most people would say 16 these days.

that is an older cpu as well, so it might not really be worth the hassle it could bring you as well... I have a feeling he wants more than it's worth
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Standalone. Anyone know what its worth?? And what pieces are going to need to be replaced?
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is what I was playing Arma2 on and when I'd play wasteland I would a very low frames..
Acer V233H
Antec Twelve Hundred
Asus M4N98TD EVO
AMD Phenom II Black Edition X4 965 *** the card you have listed has a better score on cpubenchmark.net
4gb RAM
Cooler Master V6 GT
Nvidia GeForce GTX460 SC *** the card you have listed has a better score on videocardbenchmark.net
Asus Xonar DX
TRENDnet Wireless N PCI Adapter TEW-643PI
Ultra LSP 750 PRO Lifetime Series

Charts that I am getting data from:
PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End
PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards

The differences between the cpu is 4,269 to 5,058 ($145.00/$196.69) *the 1055t being better
For $139.99 you can get a AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX - Newegg.com
AMD FX-8320 Eight-Core have a score of 8,098

The differences between the gpu is 2,664 to 3,179 ($143.03/$469.99) * the hd6950 being better
For $409.99 you can get a EVGA GeForce GTX 770 DUAL SuperClocked 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card 04G-P4-3774-KR
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 DUAL SuperClocked 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card 04G-P4-3774-KR - Newegg.com
GeForce GTX 770 have a score of 6,208

I don't think I would buy the computer for more than $500. Look at it this way.. the HD 6900 series came out at the end of 2010 and the HD 6990, the last card of the series, came out March 2011. The 1055T came out in 2010 as well, and the last cpu of the Phenom II series came out in 2011. This computer is 3-4 years old and if you were to take the same money that was used to build that computer and used the money to build a computer today it would be a beast compared.
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You may want to look at this site... Pick Parts, Build Your PC, Compare and Share - PCPartPicker
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you need a minimum of 8 gig of ram to be able to game, most people would say 16 these days.
Completely untrue. I've never seen a game that can even make use of more than 4 gigs, much less require it. If you're doing really heavy stuff like editing video or using streaming software you'd benefit from more but gaming? 4 is fine. That may change with games for the new generation of consoles, but ram is cheap.

That's basically a solid three year old system with a one year old video card. It should run DayZ just fine. If there's really any weak point in it, it'll be the processor. The video card in particular is very good and should be able to max out most games providing it isn't bottlenecked by the cpu.

I'd say a fair price would be about 400$ assuming its in good working order.

Anecdotally, I've owned about a dozen video cards from both ATI/AMD and Nvidia over the last... 15 years? In my experience both vendors make quality hardware, neither has significantly more driver problems than the other.
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