Bought a new computer

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December 13th, 2017, 9:05 pm #1

Is this a decent machine? Bought it used for a ridiculous price. I know it's better than my old POS though. :D

FUJITSU Esprimo P900 E90+ Core i7 (2nd gen) Quad Core
Intel Core i7-2600 Quad Core 3,40GHz/Turbo 3,80GHz L2 8Mb
8192Mb DDR3
2000Gb SATA
DVD-RW
12xUSB 2.0(4xFront, 8xRear), LAN, HDMI, DVI
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4Gb GDDR5
Windows 10

Just installed NHL 2004. Launcher required XP compatibility mode and running it as administrator. That's it. All works great.

Haven't installed latest public beta yet though. Will do it soon.
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December 18th, 2017, 12:32 pm #2

At least it looks decent. Of course it's not the best what you can get but it should run most of the games with medium/high settings. Only thing which might be a problem at some point is the size of the RAM (8GB). Otherwise it looks good. :good:
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December 18th, 2017, 1:51 pm #3

Yeah. But it was worth €600, don't you think? And you can get more RAM easily.
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December 18th, 2017, 3:54 pm #4

I would say that the price ok. That 1050Ti is quite new. The CPU is a little bit old but I have the 1st generation i7 and it's still working without problems :D

I would say that if you take a 600€ prebuild PC, it would be WAY MORE worse than this one. :good:
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December 18th, 2017, 4:24 pm #5

Was this a prebuilt or custom built PC? Do you have the ability to upgrade motherboard or was it a custom OEM part?

Sandy Bridge may be old but it can still be relevant today. I think it wasn't until Skylake or Kaby Lake that tech bloggers finally started saying "If you want, you can safely upgrade from your Sandy Bridge processors now", because everything before that was just a small incremental upgrade that did not justify the price of an upgrade. Of course, that was before DDR4 RAM prices started to increase to ridiculous rates in the U.S. I am not sure how DRAM pricing has affected DDR3 RAM, but 16 GB would be a worthwhile investment in the future depending on your workloads and gaming loads. You will just have to weigh the cost of that versus the cost of upgrading to a newer processor, motherboard, and DDR4 RAM if you decide to go that way in the future (and if your machine allows such an upgrade).

The 1050 Ti is newer, but if you're gaming at 1080p it may not be able to hit 30 FPS in more contemporary games without medium or low settings. For older titles, it should be plenty for 1080p/30 FPS. A GTX 1060 would be perfect for 1080p/60 FPS, but requires a 6 pin connection from the PSU and if this PC was prebuilt, it may not support that GPU.
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December 18th, 2017, 4:36 pm #6

This was an used machine.

I don't care about upgrading. I usually keep the computer for a few years and then just buy another preowned machine. Then I give the old machine to my son who just plays Minecraft anyway. :D

I only play Madden, Pinball Arcade, MAME, MLB 2k11, FIFA, PES, some manager and NFS-driving games and NHL 2004 and this seems to run everything in full details without problems.

FIFAs are actually bad resource hogs. That's why I upgraded in the first place.
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December 18th, 2017, 5:05 pm #7

Sounds perfect :tup:

Again, I can't speak for the cost of computer parts outside the U.S. so I can't give a good judgment on the price you paid. But as far as whether it's a decent machine for your usage, I say yes!
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December 19th, 2017, 12:43 am #8

trent,18 December 2017 wrote: I only play Madden, Pinball Arcade, MAME, MLB 2k11, FIFA, PES, some manager and NFS-driving games and NHL 2004 and this seems to run everything in full details without problems.
If you like racing games, the recent Forza came to Windows 10 (from xbox exclusive), for me as an old NFS-games-fan it feels more NFS than regular NFS :D Find them on Microsoft store (with free demos), definitely worth trying out :perfect:
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December 19th, 2017, 1:07 am #9

Jonathan,19 December 2017 wrote:
trent,18 December 2017 wrote: I only play Madden, Pinball Arcade, MAME, MLB 2k11, FIFA, PES, some manager and NFS-driving games and NHL 2004 and this seems to run everything in full details without problems.
If you like racing games, the recent Forza came to Windows 10 (from xbox exclusive), for me as an old NFS-games-fan it feels more NFS than regular NFS :D Find them on Microsoft store (with free demos), definitely worth trying out :perfect:
Thanks for the tip man. I might get that one.

I heard DIRT Rally is pretty amazing too. :good:

Edit: I just installed ancient Sega Rally Revo. This is still the SH*T. Amazing, mindless arcade racer. :D
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December 19th, 2017, 7:36 am #10

DiRT Rally is good! One of the hardest DiRT games what I have played because it's not so arcade than the others.

Soon, the steam might start their holiday sales and you can get DiRT Rally about 9,99€

Although, from Humble Bundle, you can get codemasters racing bundle just for 12,72€ and you will get multiple F1 games, Dirt Rally and some stuff for DiRT 4 (if you will buy it someday in the future)
Humble Bundle Codemasters racing bundle
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