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A family member asked me for advice on what to get for a gaming PC and I'm afraid I'm not up with the times. The last PC they a few years ago blows and I don't want to repeat the same mistakes. I want this thing to not need upgrading anytime soon.

 

Basically the kids play Minecraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Sky Rim.

 

Any advice? The last thing I knew was when I got my i5 2300 @ 2.8 GHz per CPU. That was close to state of art back then.


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A lot of new games are requiring a 64bit OS these days. If Minecraft is involved, I would stick with Windows 7 x64 for now, the edition you choose is up to you... Reason being is there are lots of problems with Windows 8/8.1 video drivers not having the correct WDM version. Basically, I say, take the newest game of the bunch: Skyrim. Here is the recommended requirements:
http://www.uesp.net/...em_Requirements

Even that is a bit behind the times! So you don't want to lock into the old games recommendation as you will have to upgrade sooner. I'd say take a look-see what a newer game recommends and start there. For example see Call of Duty: Ghosts:
http://www.ign.com/w...em_Requirements

I don't think you really need to get that recommended video card, as in, it might be a bit much.

So get Win7 x64 (or do the research on the Win8/WDM/Minecraft issue), quad core CPU, 6-8GB+ RAM and a decent video card.
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Yeah, They are already running Windows 7 64 bit and I planned on keeping them on that. 

 

I'll use that second link as to what to shoot.

 

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