AUSTIN8ER Jan 30 @ 6:40am
New to PC, how's my setup?
I'm trading my xbox one for a gaming pc. There is a couple I can choose from. How are these setups and which one is best? Can they run Arma 3?

Computer 1:
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Galaxy 65IGH8DL7AXX GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC 1GB
8gb DDR2
500gb sata
DVDRW
500W PSU7

Computer 2:
Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Galaxy 65IGH8DL7AXX GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC 1GB
8gb DDR2
500gb sata
DVDRW
500W PSU

Computer 3:
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz
EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB
6gb DDR3
2x500gb sata
DVDRW
750W Corsair PSU

Computer 4:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition @ 3.4 GHz
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI Motherboard
EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 Video Card 1280MB
8gb DDR3
500gb sata
DVDRW
750W Corsair PSU

Computer 5:
Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 Video Card 1280MB
8gb DDR3
500gb sata
DVDRW
750W Ultra PSU
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ontelo Jan 30 @ 6:43am 
They are all pretty bad & unbalanced.

What's your budget?
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[M]* B@|| Cru$HeR Jan 30 @ 6:44am 
Comp 3 or Comp 5
AUSTIN8ER Jan 30 @ 6:45am 
Oh are they? Hmm...what type of quality would I be getting out of a game like Arma 3 with computer 3 or 5? Could I run it at all?


My budget is very low, I was on craigslist and seen a guys post he was willing to trade electronics for his high end gaming PCs so I asked if he'd trade for an xbox one and he said yes.

Just want to know what I'm gettting before I go through with it though.
Last edited by rotNdude; Jan 30 @ 7:48am
46 and 2 Jan 30 @ 7:24am 
computer 5 for sure faster cpu later on you can upgrade the videocard.
Last edited by 46 and 2; Jan 30 @ 7:24am
AUSTIN8ER Jan 30 @ 7:27am 
Ok cool thanks guys. I'll try out that Can You Run It thing so I can find out if i can play some arma.
[☥] - CJ - Jan 30 @ 7:54am 
3 or 5, both are pretty decent, though 3 being a little out dated of course.

5 may be the better choice due to CPU upgrade options.
senseidongen Jan 30 @ 8:09am 
I'd agree on PC 5 - you'll probably want to replace the GPU fairly soon in it but the 470 should actually be fine in the interim.

It almost goes without saying, but make sure the machine works just fine before you hand over your xbone forever! I really can't stress that enough, at least run some gaming benchmarks (or have the seller do so) to confirm that you aren't trading for a large paper weight!
Slink3Slyde Jan 30 @ 10:13am 
I would go 3 as well the I7 920 is still a good CPU for gaming, the 570 is a much better GPU http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/519?vs=518,

I would trust the Corsair PSU over the Ultra PSU in 5. 6 GB RAM would be fine and easily upgradeable later.

3 or 5 definitely anyway either will play Arma 3 easily :)
AUSTIN8ER Jan 30 @ 10:16am 
Thanks guys I really appreciate all the help :D I'm a complete noob when it comes to PC gaming as I've always been just a casual console player, but I've gotten to the point where I'm done with just casual gaming and I want to get serious with bigger games like skyrim and arma. So it sounds as if computer 3 or 5 is the way to go, and with the previous post from Slink3Slyde I'm considering number 3. Thanks again everyone!
Tris125's Laptop Jan 30 @ 11:50am 
For raw power and on average best FPS, computer 3 wins. The 5th one is quite good too, but could do with a GPU upgrade.
time goblin Jan 30 @ 1:19pm 
3 gets my vote too
_I_ Jan 30 @ 1:47pm 
#1&2, c2q are old
#3 the 1g i7 is showing its age too but with good cpu cooling they can overclock well
#4 amd pii x4 isnt any better than c2q
#5 is the newest 2g i5, as good for gaming as an i7


its a toss up between 3 and 5
for 5, 470 was a high end gpu, but ultra makes crap for power supplies
im sure the 750w ultra is enough, but when you upgrade the gpu get a quality psu for it

for 3, with a h60-80+ it can go to 4ghz and match current i5s
it has a good psu, and can go to a any single gpu in the future
Last edited by _I_; Jan 30 @ 1:48pm
[☥] - CJ - Jan 30 @ 2:27pm 
In defense of Ultra, i have an Ultra X4 750w Modular PSU which is going towards its 2nd year. Had absolutely no problems with it.
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Rove Jan 30 @ 2:38pm 
PC 3
[☥] - CJ - Jan 30 @ 2:51pm 
I still say 5.

3 may be decent because of the GPU but the CPU is outdated.

With 5 the CPU can be upgraded later on with an i7 if need be, and the GPU is still pretty good.
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