My uncle is an artist / graphics designer (for mainly console games), but has now switched to iOS App Designing so obviously he is working on a mac now. He said he is going to give me his PC. It's a custom build that he made 3 years ago, that cost him Â£2600!
Here are some vague specs:
2.4Ghz Quad Core processor 8Gb Ram 1x 512gb HDD 1x 256gb HDD (with 6 slots free for hardrives) 1x geforce 8800 gtx (768mb) (1 more slot free for graphics card)
I Just want to know if it's still any good now and if it would work as a gaming pc? Furthermore if it would be able to run new releases (e.g. skyrim) and how well it would (like min, med, max settings).
Thanks in advance Louis
Answer by roguekiller23231 · Nov 13, 2011 at 12:25 AM
i had a very simular PC that i made, Quad core Q6600, and a 8800GTX, and it was fantastic. I could play GTAIV on Highest textures with some tweaking. every game i threw at it i could play at full or almost full settings at a decent frame rate.
obviously some games now are very demanding on the memory, the only drawback on the 8800GTX is the 756mb memory (depending on model) but it should be able to play most games still at a decent rate if you tweak the graphics settings.
sadly my 8800GTX died!
Answer by Razor512 · Nov 12, 2011 at 08:04 PM
For the CPU, we need the model, For example if it is a Phenom 1 CPU at 2.4GHz, then you wont have the CPU power needed to run a game smoothly such as metro2033
But if it is a Core 2 quad, then it will handle the newer games.
The videocard will need to be replaced.
unless the system is using a 512GB SSD, there is no way a 3 year old PC with those specs can cost even $800
A good upgrade if the CPU model is good will be getting a GTX 460.
With the stock overclocking controls, you can generally hit around 875-900MHz on the GPU (From the stock 675-720MHz), and with a bios mod to unlock the voltage limits, you can hit around 930-950MHz
(Hitting the 900MHz range puts the gtx 460 into the performance range of the gtx 560ti or better)
Answer by xedric14 · Nov 13, 2011 at 01:03 AM
You can always use that as a gaming rig.. for maybe 2 years more? but on low graphic settings. It all depends on how you get satisfied with what you are playing. even the best specs out there can't satisfy some gamers.
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