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Per request, here's the system I ordered from Dell. 

Two 21.5" monitors with touchscreen input.

Dell XPS 8700 Tower: 
Intel Core i7-4790 Processor with 8M Cache
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 
2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive + Intel® SRT 32GB SSD Cache
AMD Radeon™ HD R9 270 2GB GDDR5
Integrated 7.1 with WAVE MAXXAudio 4

Intel Centrino Advanced-N + Bluetooth 4.0
Rear: HDMI Port, DisplayPort, RJ45 port, 7.1 Audio Line In, 4x USB 3.0 Ports, 2x USB 2.0 Ports. 
Front: 2x USB 2.0 Ports, 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 19-in-1 Card Reader, Blu-Ray CD/DVD reader/writer. 

Plus two 21.5" monitors with touchscreen input for a dual screen setup.

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Well, here's my current feeble system, but it runs Arma (somehow).

AMD Athlon II X2 215 (dual core 2.7ghz)

6GB DDR2 RAM (I had actually forgot I added another 2GB last year)

Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 GPU (400mhz core, 500mhz memory)

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My build is being compiled in a couple of places, the most up to date will be here; NOTE: some items may disappear over time as I am purchasing now through July.


I've already purchased two of these displays and am running one of them on the PS4 at the moment:


As I was typing this, I completed the purchase of the keyboard I wanted:


Still deciding on the mouse and headset, but that will come later.

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Sigh....I get too caught up in things sometimes.

My current workstation/"gaming" rig is old as fuck and can't really be upgraded due to a shitty OEM motherboard.

I do however have a media PC that I built with individual components that doesn't really get used a whole lot, although it has an older socket FM1 motherboard that's getting almost impossible to find new CPUs for.

So I went on eBay and found myself a CPU that will work, that's a decent upgrade, and I'll be buying a Radeon 7850 from a guy in town.

So old specs of media PC:

  • MSI A55P3 motherboard
  • AMD A4 3400 2.7ghz dual core APU
  • ATI 4350 video card
  • 4GB DDR1333 RAM

New specs once everything comes in (about a $190CDN cost, or ~$150USD)

  • MSI A55P3 motherboard (same)
  • AMD Athlon II X4 641 2,8GHz quad core CPU ($50 ebay)
  • ATI 7850 2GB GDDR5 GPU ($100 local Kijiji buy)
  • 8GB DDR1333 RAM (extra 4GB stick, $40 from Canada Computers)

It's not a massive upgrade, but for the cost I think it'll be worthwhile.

Even if ArmA 3 turns out to be a bust, it'll be nice having a faster computer for work and whatnot.  This POS is really starting to show its age.

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R7 is a series of video cards.  There will be a more specific number with it, like 260, 270, etc.  

2GB is a good start, but GDDR3 is generally used a few generations ago.  Not saying it's bad, just a bit older.

You should be able to tell exactly what card you have by running 'dxdiag' from the text box at the bottom of the start menu.  

The card you have will be under the 'Display' tab.  If that doesn't work, download CPU-Z or Aida64. Those will tell you more about your computer.

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successfully played a game on the computer and got about 2 kills in the 40 min I played ... using a mouse and keyboard ....

This is going to take some learning to get use to ... will look in to some PC controllers I think ... not going to try and fight with getting the ps4 controler to work yet 

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