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December 4, 2009 3:27:02 AM

im building my brother a system he plays wow,cod4,gta4,and utIII so i hooked him up with a biostar mobo,celeron e3200,2gb ram,HD 4670 ,160gb HDD and a antec psu do you thnik its good enough to play those games at decent frames

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December 4, 2009 4:09:47 AM

Not even close. The Celeron sux for anything other than general web surfing. It will run WoW and UT3 may be ok but it does not even meet the minimum for COD4 and GTA4 eats quads for lunch..... It might play those games at super low resolution with all the eye candy turned off.
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December 4, 2009 4:23:22 AM

+1 GTA4 murders even the highest end dual cores we have out in the market currently - it won't be pretty with a Celery lol
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December 4, 2009 6:19:00 AM

hes only got a 15'' moniter
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December 4, 2009 6:28:15 AM

Maybe at 640x480 or 800x600 they might be playable but I doubt it......Its too far below minimun requirements for GTA4 and COD4. Celerons are usless for any kind of gaming and always have been. Its the 1mb cache.
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December 4, 2009 6:52:04 AM

It should be okay for an okay build. But for that I would have gone AMD. get even the athlon II 240 would be sufficient with that GPU. Would it be the best thing ever? no, but it should do a decent job. I've got that GPU paired with a 4600+ on my secondary/lan comp and it can do dawn of war II on high at resolutions much higher than what you'd use here.

Oh, and get him a decent CRT for like $20 on craigslist, I see them there all the time. fifteen is much too small.
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December 4, 2009 1:33:06 PM

The Celeron won't just suck, it will bite down and chew. It looks like you've already bought all this, and your budget must be pretty tight, but at the very least see if you can replace the CPU with an E6300 for $81.
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December 4, 2009 1:36:20 PM

For comparison, I used an AMD 4850e in a project PC. It could eat Celerons, but struggled with a game as undemanding as Guild Wars (also using a 4670) at 1440x900. The same GPU with a 720BE now runs quite sweetly.
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