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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ACA529, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. ACA529

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    That mb needs bios 17 or later to run that cpu. The bios needed was released in early 2011 so if you buy a board now it should have at least that bios or later. I did check and newegg.ca has the same board $10 cheaper.

    I would go with a WD black series drive over a seagate. The black series is a better quality drive AND it comes with a 5yr warranty; other than that, looks ok to me.
     
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    Would a 600watt PSU power all of that plus a nVidia 7600GT?

    This is the PSU I ordered: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33041&promoid=1146

    And do you know how well this would run SWTOR?

    Thanks!
     
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    A 7600gt is a pretty low end card so it does not need a lot of power. That pw supply should be fine. I have no idea what swtor is; however I am sure that min requirements are posted at the site.

    If you are going to game, I would give some thought to a modern video card; the 7600 is many generations old now.
     
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    With a new video card, how would this computer be for gaming? Like playing Battelfield 3 for example? High end games?

    Thanks very much
     
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    With a modern card like a nvidia 560 or better, it would do just fine. I just would not expect much from a 7600; it is at least 5 generations old technology now and not really suited for modern games.
     
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