Asslamualikum to all wiredpakistan forum members.
I live in Abbottabad and want to buy used branded system for gaming like NFS Most Wanted 2012, NFS Rivals, Battle Field 3, 4, GTA 4, Max Payne 3, Crysis 3, Fifa 2014 and much more. If I go for normal desktop Pcs like Hp and Dell business line, they have neither generous PSU nor normal ATX casings for third party PSU upgrades and can't handle any mid range gaming graphic card with normal PSU. Then I think if I go for workstations which have generous PSU with 6 pin and 8 pin connectors, dual PCI express slots for SLi and Crossfire and heavy graphic cards, better cooling equipment like copper heatsinks and large fans, physically double Intel Xeon processors installed on the motherboard with dual and quad core configuration, better RAM upgrade options upto 64 GB and so on.
Please don’t suggest me about core i 5 or 7 because my pocket don’t allowed me especially in Abbottabad, here normal system price is very high. If core 2 dou or quad core or workstation like Dell Precision T3400, Dell Precision 690 or Dell Precision T3500 is enough with put some decent graphic card then “Buhat Achcha”
But a number of questions revolving in my mind about workstations:
Q-1 Does any advantage of Intel Xeon processors that are physically single or dual installed on motherboard in dual or quad core configuration?
Q-2 What is the difference between ECC and Non ECC RAM? Which is the best for gaming? For example Dell precision T3500 supports both RAMs i.e ECC and Non ECC.
Q-3 What is the best graphic card for above mentioned games? Can HD 7770 is enough to run the above mentioned games?
I raise this question because I have searched on OLX Pakistan, many people are using workstations as a gaming purpose and sale at reasonable price. I have called to many computer sellers, they suggest me that heavy PC is not necessary for gaming. Games only require heavy graphic card and can run smoothly with Intel Core 2 Dou E8400.
Mostly I used system for office works, internet, mailing, adobe photoshop, watching HD video songs and movies, music and gaming purpose.
Please kindly guide me. All your kind comments , suggestions and assistance are highly appreciated.