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How are these PC Specs?

By Moybien50 ยท 5 replies
Feb 12, 2018
  1. Hello,
    I have been interested into PC gaming for quite a while now. I haven't planned/thought about the specs for my desktop until now. I was wondering what everyone thinks of them.

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard: Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad Motherboard MSI G41M-P28 Socket LGA 775
    RAM: Patriot Signature DDR3 8 GB 2 x 4 GB CL11 PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Desktop
    Fan/Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED CPU Cooler with PWM Fan, Four Direct Contact Heat Pipes
    Computer Case: RAIDMAX Ninja II ATX-A06WBO Black / Orange Steel / Plastic ATX Tower Computer Case
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
    Graphics Card: EVGA NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 760 SC
    Power Supply: EVGA 500 B1 100-B1-0500-KR 80+ BRONZE 500W
    Capture Card: AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable 2, Full HD 1080p60 Recording (This might sound crazy, but I do want to try to stream/make gameplay videos on Youtube and Twitch, and that is why I thinking of buying this capture card)

    I do plan on giving my desktop the operating system of Windows 10 (Regular). I haven't thought of monitors, keyboard, mouse, sound speaker just yet. If you have any ideas, I am open to yet.
  2. delrey

    delrey TS Booster Posts: 166   +48

  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,789   +4,594

    If you are happy with that machine for now, I'd at least get an SSD for it.
    elites2012 likes this.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,277   +566

    Overall your proposed PC is very dated. You want Windows 10 but your motherboard does not have drivers that support it. Manufacturer's driver support only goes up to Windows 7.
    MaikuTech likes this.
  5. Moybien50

    Moybien50 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your comments everyone. I'll be rethinking about the specs and see how I can make them better.
  6. MaikuTech

    MaikuTech TS Guru Posts: 888   +158

    Moybien keep in mind what mailpup said, that would be the bump in the road while upgrading an old system.
    If you can work with 200 dollars, you could go the lga1150 route with your current ddr3 ram.


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