Hi there, and a kinda gaming rig question
Hi there, just discovered Phoronix for me. Although im already for some time in Linux already. :) Seems pretty much very interesting! :) Since relation / balance between a good software and hardware was always interesting to me. Which makes it a complete good package. :) And Phoronix seems like this relation oriented. Which is cool. Especially the Valves recent actions. Which brought me here. As it is being said sometimes "ice has shifted / moved". Looks like. :)
So the first interesting question ive got is. One friend of mine wanted to buy a new PC for his teenager. For around 6xx euro. And since my colleague "Net-Admin" was telling me the other day about his cool workstation HP wx9400 and how pretty cheap u can get it on ebay. I was like this is what i have to get for him! :) So i ordered one which had 2 x FX3700 512mb ddr3 in it. (also 16gig ram, view sas drives, and dual quad, but whatever). So what i was wondering is how good of a gaming PC this is? I have googled around and found that quadros aren like the best gaming cards around. But i saw also that u can actually install other optimised versions of drivers etc. to make it better. :) And i was thinking kind of it will anyway be better then mine video card (Intel GMA 950 with which i could play some games actually). But when i googled around to try and compare it for example to HD 5800 (which his friend has / 1gig ram). It looked by the statistics pretty different.
So what do u think are the 2 x FX3700 pretty good for some average gaming or is it more or less already outdated?
any tips are apreciated,
thanks in advance,