Suitable system for gaming

Buying a gaming PC for Christmas and to be quite frank, I don't have a clue what I'm on about. I don't want the best quality just run various games like dayz, h1z1, cs:go etc. at medium quality! What price would I be looking at? And just to be clear this would cut it right?

CPU and Memory:
AMD A6 quad core a6-6310.
Hard drive:
1TB SATA-III hard drive.
DVD optical drives:
Dual layer.
Graphics:
Dedicated graphics.
AMD Radeon HD .
Interfaces and connectivity:
6-in-1 media card reader.
3 x USB 2.0 ports.
2 x USB 3.0 ports.
Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
Bluetooth.
Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled.
Webcam and sound:
HD webcam.
Wired keyboard and mouse.
Operating system and software:
Microsoft Windows 8.1.
This device can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free.
Monitor:
21.5in display.
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels.
General features:
Size H5.1, W52.9, D36.1cm.
EAN: 889800180606.
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  1. Wouldn't cut it sorry XD
  2. No that won't do the trick, the CPU is slow and its not even the top in onboard graphics by amd. You can build a pc that will do what you are asking for $500ish may can find a prebuilt for less but it will need a graphics card to do much for you
  3. Supahos said:
    No that won't do the trick, the CPU is slow and its not even the top in onboard graphics by amd. You can build a pc that will do what you are asking for $500ish may can find a prebuilt for less but it will need a graphics card to do much for you


    Yeah I was expecting that it's just what I've got atm for my college work so just thought I'd ask haha. And is there any reason prebuilts are cheaper, less powerful maybe?
  4. Usually less quality components, less customizable, a lot of times not upgradeable at all, and they get parts cheaper because they buy them by the hundreds. At about aa $550~600 budget its better to build anything less probably buy
  5. If you want a good pc, that can last for years and play all newer games today, I´d suggest something like this:
    NB. You need keyboard and mouse. Everything else included.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($28.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($62.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.51 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($85.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Samsung S22D300HY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $712.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 12:33 EST-0500
  6. Victorion said:
    If you want a good pc, that can last for years and play all newer games today, I´d suggest something like this:
    NB. You need keyboard and mouse. Everything else included.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($28.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($62.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.51 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($85.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Samsung S22D300HY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $712.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 12:33 EST-0500


    Thanks for that, anything that's good quality and will last. Would there be anything I could downgrade slightly as I'm slightly short on that much money as a student
  7. Feeney99 said:
    Victorion said:
    If you want a good pc, that can last for years and play all newer games today, I´d suggest something like this:
    NB. You need keyboard and mouse. Everything else included.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($28.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($62.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.51 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($85.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Samsung S22D300HY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $712.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 12:33 EST-0500


    Thanks for that, anything that's good quality and will last. Would there be anything I could downgrade slightly as I'm slightly short on that much money as a student


    I made it as tight as possible, without buyer´s remorse.

    You could get an i3 core, which is 60 bucks cheaper, but you´ll probably want to upgrade within a year.
    Skip the Optical drive, you´re probably never gonna use it and windows 10 can be installed through USB
    If you have a windows 7 or 8 license, you can use that and upgrade to windows 10 for free
    You could get a cheaper monitor as well, but I suggest to at least get a 1080p screen, since anything less would be a waste on such an awesome graphics card.
  8. Victorion said:
    Feeney99 said:
    Victorion said:
    If you want a good pc, that can last for years and play all newer games today, I´d suggest something like this:
    NB. You need keyboard and mouse. Everything else included.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($28.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($62.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.51 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($85.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Samsung S22D300HY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $712.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 12:33 EST-0500


    Thanks for that, anything that's good quality and will last. Would there be anything I could downgrade slightly as I'm slightly short on that much money as a student


    I made it as tight as possible, without buyer´s remorse.

    You could get an i3 core, which is 60 bucks cheaper, but you´ll probably want to upgrade within a year.
    Skip the Optical drive, you´re probably never gonna use it and windows 10 can be installed through USB
    If you have a windows 7 or 8 license, you can use that and upgrade to windows 10 for free
    You could get a cheaper monitor as well, but I suggest to at least get a 1080p screen, since anything less would be a waste on such an awesome graphics card.


    Alright thanks I'll see what I think
  9. Telling us how much money you actually have would be best.
    The following can run all modern games on medium settings at least, if not higher.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: *Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($48.65 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: *MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($105.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: *Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: *EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: *Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($11.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($81.60 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $507.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 13:33 EST-0500
  10. James Mason said:
    Telling us how much money you actually have would be best.
    The following can run all modern games on medium settings at least, if not higher.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: *Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($48.65 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: *MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($105.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: *Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: *EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: *Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($11.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($81.60 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $507.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 13:33 EST-0500


    I'm hopefully looking at $500-$600
  11. Then getting the most out of your money without going over $600 would be this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: *Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($48.65 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: *Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: *EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: *Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($11.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($81.60 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $581.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 13:43 EST-0500
  12. James Mason said:
    Then getting the most out of your money without going over $600 would be this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: *Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($48.65 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: *Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($28.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: *EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.75 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: *Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($11.90 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: *Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($81.60 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $581.52
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-24 13:43 EST-0500


    - There is a huge difference in GTX 960 2 GB and 960 GTX 4 GB for modern games. If you´re gonna pick a 960 card, you should always go for the 4 GB.
    - i5-4460 quadcore gives better performance than the i3-6100 dualcore, and if you´re on a budget, I don´t see any reason to go for skylake tech, just forces more expensive motherboard and more expensive ram for no gaming gains.
    - I´d also suggest a hybrid drive, that promotes faster loading times, rather than a normal hdd, when the price difference is so small.
    - Mini Tower cabinet is too small, a GTX 960 card wont fit
    - 430w PSU is barely gonna hold the watt requirements. The video card alone demands a minimum of 400 w.
    - Windows 10 is preferred to windows 8.1, when the price difference is less than $4. If you have to reinstall on a later point, after the free upgrade of windows 10 has run out, you´ll be sorry you didn¨t spend those extra 4 bucks.
  13. Victorion said:

    - There is a huge difference in GTX 960 2 GB and 960 GTX 4 GB for modern games. If you´re gonna pick a 960 card, you should always go for the 4 GB.
    - i5-4460 quadcore gives better performance than the i3-6100 dualcore, and if you´re on a budget, I don´t see any reason to go for skylake tech, just forces more expensive motherboard and more expensive ram for no gaming gains.
    - I´d also suggest a hybrid drive, that promotes faster loading times, rather than a normal hdd, when the price difference is so small.
    - Mini Tower cabinet is too small, a GTX 960 card wont fit
    - 430w PSU is barely gonna hold the watt requirements. The video card alone demands a minimum of 400 w.
    - Windows 10 is preferred to windows 8.1, when the price difference is less than $4. If you have to reinstall on a later point, after the free upgrade of windows 10 has run out, you´ll be sorry you didn¨t spend those extra 4 bucks.


    1. How much vram you need depends more on what resolution you're playing at, for 1080P 2Gb is fine for things below ultra.
    2. Yes in terms of raw power it's more powerful, but for gaming performance the difference is negligible.
    3. Yes, 10 seconds vs 5 seconds looks impressive when reduced to percentages but not when shown in real world time.
    4. Not true, the case can support cards up to 12.99 inches, the 960 is only 10.12 inches.
    5. The system only needs 250 Watts at most, that's 180 extra watts.
    6. Well, actually the Windows 10 key get's stored to your motherboard, so you can reinstall Windows 10 from the Windows 10 ISO you can get from Microsoft's website. All 4 of my systems I upgraded to from 8 to 10 had the same "cd-key/serial number" after I upgraded them to 10 and used cd-key extractor programs to look at them.
  14. James Mason said:

    1. How much vram you need depends more on what resolution you're playing at, for 1080P 2Gb is fine for things below ultra.
    2. Yes in terms of raw power it's more powerful, but for gaming performance the difference is negligible.
    3. Yes, 10 seconds vs 5 seconds looks impressive when reduced to percentages but not when shown in real world time.
    4. Not true, the case can support cards up to 12.99 inches, the 960 is only 10.12 inches.
    5. The system only needs 250 Watts at most, that's 180 extra watts.
    6. Well, actually the Windows 10 key get's stored to your motherboard, so you can reinstall Windows 10 from the Windows 10 ISO you can get from Microsoft's website. All 4 of my systems I upgraded to from 8 to 10 had the same "cd-key/serial number" after I upgraded them to 10 and used cd-key extractor programs to look at them.


    1. Newer games require more VRAM, even at 1080p, and the games to come will demand more as well. The card you suggested cost $179.99, the card I suggested cost $179.99 - mine just have twice the VRAM.

    2. Depends entirely on the game.

    3. 10 vs 5 seconds are not even close to real world performance. Normal HDD will boot windows in around 50 seconds where as a hybrid drive can do it under 10 seconds. So we´re talking about maybe 80% difference in loading times. Imagine that for your favourite game, For less than 20 bucks price difference.

    4. Retracted.

    5. I said it was barely going to hold requirements. You reply with expected normal usage watts. They are not the same.
    10 bucks price difference, for a better and stronger PSU with better certificate as well, is it worth it?

    6. Actually Microsoft rewrote activation rules for Windows 10, but you may be right that it could be installed again. Though some people claim it´s only during the 1st year (promotion period) - The real question Is it worth 4bucks?

    Bottomline is your suggestion and my suggestion are priced very similar, considering yours doesn´t have a monitor included. There´s a huge performance difference though, and I´d have big buyers remorse if I had went with your suggestion sitting next to someone else that spent 100 bucks more with so much more.
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