Is my PC still good enough for modern games?

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#1 Maxpowers_32
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As I'm still using Windows 7 I've been getting notices about support ending and needing to upgrade to Windows 10. They are also saying that since my PC is a few years old I should consider getting a new one.

As far as I can tell my PC runs great, but I haven't tried any 2019 games. Mainly I've been playing Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Batman Arkham Knight, and Doom and I can run these games on pretty high settings.

I built my PC a few years ago and here are the specs:

Core i7 2600K CPU @3.4GHZ

8GB RAM

Geforce GTX 1070

Intel SSD5 512GB and Samsung 850 Pro SSD 256GB

Considering the hardware above and that fact that it's working fine for games so far I don't see any reason to upgrade anything. Do you?

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#2 pyro1245
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CPU getting a bit long in the tooth, but you can still use it for modern games.

Honestly I think you're good. You should upgrade to Win 10 tho. There are plenty of ways to get cheap keys. Check Ebay. Last Win 10 Pro key I got was like $5 (OEM key so it's bound to your mobo. If you ever upgrade your hardware you'll have to buy a new key).

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#3 Random_Matt
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OC the CPU, must do 4.5

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#4 Random_Matt
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Yeah, as above, downloading win 10 ISO is free from the ms website.

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#5 mastershake575
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@Maxpowers_32 said:

Considering the hardware above and that fact that it's working fine for games so far I don't see any reason to upgrade anything. Do you?

No reason. Games should run fine (reality is most games in 2019 are running/developed on modified game engines that are 3+ years old).

I would keep your system till the next generation of consoles/game engines roll out in early 2021 then go from there.

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#6  Edited By Litchie
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@pyro1245 said:

CPU getting a bit long in the tooth, but you can still use it for modern games.

Honestly I think you're good. You should upgrade to Win 10 tho. There are plenty of ways to get cheap keys. Check Ebay. Last Win 10 Pro key I got was like $5 (OEM key so it's bound to your mobo. If you ever upgrade your hardware you'll have to buy a new key).

I think it's still free to upgrade to W10. Even though they ended that deal years ago, I upgraded not too long ago for free. All you need is a legit W7.

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#7 Bikouchu35
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If you don't need it than you don't need it. Seems like you are happy with it and the games listed isn't too demanding. Theres always ebay w10 key if you can't upgrade fyi, I bought one from a good rated seller and it worked.

Personally upgraded to r5 2600 from 2500k, cause 4c/4t could no longer keep up for the past few years actually. It may actually run better than I think 7600k those extra threads are finally put to good use. If you upgrade theres plenty of good options now and in the future. Amd ryzens are so good now.

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#8 thehig1
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It looks fine, if you want to improve it you can.

Overclock the CPU, if you have a good aftermarket cooler, if not get one either a big air cooler or AIO liquid cooler, what ever you preference.

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is an old faithfull, under £30.

For AIO liquid cooler the Coolermaster Master Liquid lite is around £35.

Upgrade to 16gb of ram, the odd game you play will use it. DDR3 ram isn't expensive.

Upgrade to Windows 10, other users have posted here with how to do that cheap or even for free

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#9 thereal25
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I have very similar specs.

I've got the same cpu but I usually have it oc'ed to 4.3ghz.

I also recently purchased 16gb of ddr3 ram.

The 1070 is a great value for money card.

I'm also operating win7 and I don't think the cancellation of updates early next year would be anything to worry about.

I've got a 1080p screen and basically I'm happy if I can run games at that resolution with high settings and anything from 30 - 60fps.

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#10  Edited By Yams1980
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Unless you got some serious bottlenecking going on with a specific game, i'd just sit back and wait.

I think in late 2020 when the new next gen consoles come out will have games demanding at least 8 core cpus, which will make 4 core 2600k i7's finally obsolete for many AAA games.

Finally the end to the epic sandybridge generation. I have several 2600k's and also a 4700k which will also be out of date by then.

So we got around 1 year left before we need to find an upgrade likely to a 8 core/16 thread cpu.

Its also true you can overclock a 2600k really high depending on the motherboard. Even the crappiest motherboard i have i can still hit 4.4ghz on one of my 2600k's with a dirt cheap evo 212, and with my highest end board i can hit 5ghz. Depends on the cpu quality, cooler and the motherboard. A 5ghz 2600k is almost on par with a 6700k stock clock cpu.