PC Advice and Switching OS

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by cx40hero, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. cx40hero

    cx40hero First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2019
    Hi all,

    Ive been using Ubuntu for ages now but have never really used it for gaming.
    The SNES and the recently acquired 360 serve that purpose.... untill recently that is.

    Ive found myself leaning towards some more PC gaming but Ubuntu isnt really that user friendly so Im thinking about switching out to WIndows.
    I dont want to play really new games but id like to be able to run things like Baldurs Gate EE, and Fallout 3 on there.
    Is my current setup fit for that?
    Ive never really been into PC hardware but I recently purchases a Z620 Workstation from a friend of mine who refurbs computers for a company in Scotland.

    Specs:

    Z620 Workstation
    Memory: 23.5 GiB
    Processor: Intel® Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00GHz × 24
    Graphics: NVA8

    It also has 2 nvidia nvs 300 graphics cards.

    What are your thoughts?
    Good enough for some older games?
    What OS would you recommend?
     
  2. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    I wouldn't recommend a workstation for gaming. What you have there is a server processor, ancient graphics cards and 24Gigs of RAM that you will likely never need.
    You should be able to run older games on that but it's singularly ill-fitted for gaming in general.
    Windows 7 support is ending soon so I would recommend Windows 10.