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Is this (noob) Computer Bugdet Build good enough to play current games on Medium

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June 22, 2014 8:49:25 PM

Like the description I was wondering if this build is able to play games like Team Fortress Two, Minecraft, Garry's Mod, Black Ops 2? I would like to know what kind of fps in-game I would expect to see in the computer aswell.
:http://pcpartpicker.com/user/wii846/saved/gdkj4D

Also this is my first time ever building a computer i'm still understanding it all.
I am also 14 years old.

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June 22, 2014 8:59:29 PM

You're not getting as much bang for the buck combining an APU with a weak GPU. Better off with a discrete GPU. With $500 and needing to buy an OPS, I'd go with something in this neighborhood.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.30 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $514.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 22, 2014 9:00:37 PM

Here is a faster APU, so you won't need the GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A10-7700K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($58.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $420.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 22, 2014 9:16:59 PM

DSzymborski said:
You're not getting as much bang for the buck combining an APU with a weak GPU. Better off with a discrete GPU. With $500 and needing to buy an OPS, I'd go with something in this neighborhood.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.30 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $514.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


So what your saying is that I have a better CPU compared to my GPU and not getting the worth of the processor?
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June 22, 2014 9:23:41 PM

wii846 said:
DSzymborski said:
You're not getting as much bang for the buck combining an APU with a weak GPU. Better off with a discrete GPU. With $500 and needing to buy an OPS, I'd go with something in this neighborhood.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-HD2 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.30 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $514.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


So what your saying is that I have a better CPU compared to my GPU and not getting the worth of the processor?


What I'm saying is that by pairing an APU with a weak GPU, you're essentially using 2 weak GPUs instead of 1 decent one. Even hybrid crossfire with a 250 is going to lose to a 260x. Better bang for the buck.

http://www.eteknix.com/kaveri-hybrid-crossfire-a10-7850...
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