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July 7, 2014 12:40:45 PM

Here is a cheap gaming PC i found for only £439, I can't build by myself as my parents (even though I'm 16) don't trust me :/ . Anyway this should run games like Rome 2 at medium or high. I do plan on upgrading the graphics card later and ram.
Processor Intel Core i5-4440 Quad Core (3.1GHz, 6MB Cache, Intel Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Memory 4GB (DDR3 1600MHZ)
Hard Drive 500GB (7200RPM)
Optical Drive DVD-Writer - Serial ATA
Graphics AMD Radeon R7 250 2Gb
Wireless LAN WIFI - Wireless Ready
Motherboard MSI H81M-E33 Socket 1150 Motherboard
Motherboard Form Factor Micro ATX
Chipset Intel H81
Sound Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC887
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Case CiT Black Widow Gaming Case with Blue LED Fan
Power Supply Cooler Master Elite 500W Power Supply
Warranty 2 Year Warranty (14 Day Swap Out,1st Year C&R, 2nd Year RTB)
Dimensions 202mm x 441mm x 442mm (W x H x D)

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July 7, 2014 12:50:28 PM

Entry level computer,you will be able to play modern day games such as watch dogs,battlefield 4 etc. on average 40-50fps low settings,I'd recommend getting gpu first,ram is easy to get later,and not that essential in gaming.
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July 7, 2014 12:51:04 PM

That looks like a pretty fair price for a prebuilt computer considering it has an i5.
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July 7, 2014 12:53:53 PM

in low to medium gfx and in some games high by turning off or lowering the msaa and shadows...
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July 7, 2014 1:17:18 PM

This is really poor, they are trying to sell of their old stuff because of the haswell refresh... I mean H81? Are they fucking kidding me?

And no, it will not run rome 2 medium to high, unless you want to set a "minecraft" resolution.
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July 7, 2014 1:22:00 PM

BigBadBeef said:
This is really poor, they are trying to sell of their old stuff because of the haswell refresh... I mean H81? Are they fucking kidding me?

And no, it will not run rome 2 medium to high, unless you want to set a "minecraft" resolution.


I thought i5 CPUs were good?
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July 7, 2014 1:26:02 PM

atomicweasel said:
BigBadBeef said:
This is really poor, they are trying to sell of their old stuff because of the haswell refresh... I mean H81? Are they fucking kidding me?

And no, it will not run rome 2 medium to high, unless you want to set a "minecraft" resolution.


I thought i5 CPUs were good?


It is and an H81 motherboard is perfectly fine.
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July 8, 2014 10:25:43 AM

Its old, very old, Might as well get a FX-8350 rig.
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July 8, 2014 10:31:41 AM

BigBadBeef said:
Its old, very old, Might as well get a FX-8350 rig.


Haswell 1150 boards came out one year ago and are the newest available slot for Intel. Are you trying to troll or do you not know anything about Intel? Stop telling him it's old when it's the newest socket.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z87-H87-H81-Q...
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July 8, 2014 11:40:54 AM

What I'm saying is that if he's going for old, then he might as well go for FX-8350.
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July 8, 2014 5:14:45 PM

atomicweasel said:
BigBadBeef said:
This is really poor, they are trying to sell of their old stuff because of the haswell refresh... I mean H81? Are they fucking kidding me?

And no, it will not run rome 2 medium to high, unless you want to set a "minecraft" resolution.


I thought i5 CPUs were good?


i will say except your GPU and RAM every thing is fine you can add a 4 gb ram later but the gpu is not strong at all...
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