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July 5, 2012 6:05:41 PM

Hi everybody.

I was thinking of buying this computer

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-FX-X4-QUAD-CORE-NVIDIA-GT...

I was just wondering what it would be able to run, and how well etc, all the usual questions. Thanks a lot in advance!

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July 5, 2012 6:15:37 PM

I'd personally be reluctant to buy a computer from ebay. Regardless of that, the graphics card in that system is weak. The processor is ok, but you'd need a new graphics card if you want to play anything recent on even medium settings.
a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 6:19:52 PM

nick9595 said:
Hi everybody.

I was thinking of buying this computer

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-FX-X4-QUAD-CORE-NVIDIA-GT...

I was just wondering what it would be able to run, and how well etc, all the usual questions. Thanks a lot in advance!



No its not you main problem with that system is the GTX520 graphics card its not for gaming at all.
Whats your budget?

You would of been better off with something like these....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261047153011?ssPageName=STRK:...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=26...
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July 5, 2012 6:25:46 PM

I would go up to around £350 for a decent PC, though ideally £300 or less. Thanks to both of you for your replies!
a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 6:29:04 PM

Well if your in the UK, keep an eye on ebay for a PC builder called togden57, as they regularly sell good systems that are a bit out of date but can still play games.
a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 6:51:10 PM

Its a better one than the other but still a weak GPU.
a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 6:53:30 PM

Can you not self build ?
July 5, 2012 6:54:18 PM

What games would that particular PC be able to run well? I said I was thinking about bidding. Truth is I bought it just now without thinking.. binding contract n'all. Hey ho.
July 5, 2012 8:13:03 PM

I'll definitely look into that, though without them upgrades, what do you think it would be able to run?
a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 10:44:30 PM

The PC is old (2007-2009 roughly) but was very high end then. You should be able to play any game its just what settings you can play them on. The CPU is still strong especially if you get it over 3GHz but the graphics card is quite dated now.
July 6, 2012 4:47:17 PM

If I were to add the graphics card you recommended, how well would that boot its performance?
a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2012 6:01:04 PM

You would be able to play all games on high settings @ 1920 x 1080 and most on ultra settings
July 6, 2012 6:24:11 PM

If that's without overclocking, is there really any need to do it? Thanks for your help!
a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2012 9:24:18 AM

Not really if you wanted to get a better graphics card it would be, it would also help in CPU intensive games, like large multiplayer maps on BF3.
a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 12:20:25 AM

better look elsewhere and increase your budge. get an intel quad core if you want to play bf3 with anything near smooth fps. also look at a minimum of a gtx 270,gtx 450,gtx 550 or similar performing ati cards.
the fx 4100 is a dual core cpu in real terms. yes it has 4 cpus but there paired into modules. so they are comparable to a dualcore cpu with hyperthreading. which will be no good for bf3. you will get little more real world perfomance than the old 775 dualcores. so a pointless buy for bf3.

to play bf3 the minimum you need is a 775 quad core of 2.4 or faster
or a amd am2 quad core of 2.6 or faster.
4 gigs of ddr2 800 or faster.
a gtx 260 or ati 4890 or faster.
if you pick nvidia you want a minimum of a (x50 1s you get past the gtx 260) x60 x70 or x80 x90
for ati you need to get a x750 x760 x870 x690 perfereably the higher the fist number x the better for the lower numbers preferably 6 or better.
a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2012 7:32:46 AM

I was talikeng about the second ebay PC with the 775 Quad CPU @ 2.4GHz + 4Gb 800MHz RAM that is the one you bought isn't it £148.68 + delivery?
July 8, 2012 4:46:59 PM

Yeah, I bought the one I linked from Ebay
a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2012 11:23:24 AM

Then as I said and Hexit confirmed (though didn't see the spec you got) with the 6850 you should be able to game very well.
July 9, 2012 5:59:30 PM

and it's fully compatible?
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2012 12:28:50 AM

Is what compatible? I think the answer will be yes though.
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