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Server Workstation vs Gaming PC


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#1 SmokeViper07

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:56 PM

I've been looking into various projects including research on parts to rebuild/upgrade my gaming PC. I was curious if it would be easiest to setup a server workstation as a replacement for my gaming PC or to just use regular ATX boards. I want a PC that would last a long time that I wouldn't need to upgrade often at all that would be able to run the latest up to date online games and other graphic and RAM intensive games to be released along with media editing software. Which would be more cost effective in the long run?

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 06:58 AM

I don't know much about hardware but I can tell you that to run the latest games you need the latest hardware, don't expect to be able to run next years highest performance game on high settings on a PC you build now and don't upgrade.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:23 PM

I've been looking into various projects including research on parts to rebuild/upgrade my gaming PC. I was curious if it would be easiest to setup a server workstation as a replacement for my gaming PC or to just use regular ATX boards. I want a PC that would last a long time that I wouldn't need to upgrade often at all that would be able to run the latest up to date online games and other graphic and RAM intensive games to be released along with media editing software. Which would be more cost effective in the long run?


With gaming you are always forced to upgrade your graphics card. So there's nothing you can do to "future proof" yourself against that. Any current quad core CPU will suffice for CPU requirements though. The only game that I know that is quad core intensive is Battlefield Bad Company 2.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:20 PM

I've been looking into various projects including research on parts to rebuild/upgrade my gaming PC. I was curious if it would be easiest to setup a server workstation as a replacement for my gaming PC or to just use regular ATX boards. I want a PC that would last a long time that I wouldn't need to upgrade often at all that would be able to run the latest up to date online games and other graphic and RAM intensive games to be released along with media editing software. Which would be more cost effective in the long run?


With gaming you are always forced to upgrade your graphics card. So there's nothing you can do to "future proof" yourself against that. Any current quad core CPU will suffice for CPU requirements though. The only game that I know that is quad core intensive is Battlefield Bad Company 2.


Sorry I didn't mean that I wanted a PC that I wouldn't need to upgrade period, I wanted to know which would be a more cost effective decision for what I am going to be running and wouldn't require upgrades 6 months after the build, my current rig for example I was able to last 2-3 years before needing to rebuild/upgrade. Hope this clarifys




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