Good or bad CPU and Graphics-card?

My brother recently bought a new computer (without knowing if the parts are good) and it has an cheap intel processor and an NVIDIA GT420 2048 MB graphics-card.

So my question is that: is this processor and graphics-card good or bad, and what games can they run?

-Intel Pentium E5800 processor 2 MB L3 cache, 3.20 GHz, DDR3 800 MHz, 65 W (un-overclockable)
-nvidia GT420 2048 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM (total available memory 4854 MB)

Or should he just buy new parts?

(It's an desktop computer)

Thanks! :)
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  1. The CPU is 3 generations old and not even a good one from that generation. The GPU is the slowest direct X11 card Nvidia make and its only sold to big PC builders like Dell & HP and is not for sale separately. You will not be able to play power hungry modern games like Crysis 2 or Metro 2011 at all you may be able to play less demanding modern games on lowest settings and resolution. If you got a better graphics card (which may need a better PSU) then you should be able to play non demanding games on medium settings but if you want a gaming PC then take it back and start again. From the specs I think it must just have been about the cheapest PC for sale new, if not I suggest you return it for a refund.
  2. Suolakeksi said:
    My brother recently bought a new computer (without knowing if the parts are good) and it has an cheap intel processor and an NVIDIA GT420 2048 MB graphics-card.

    So my question is that: is this processor and graphics-card good or bad, and what games can they run?

    -Intel Pentium E5800 processor 2 MB L3 cache, 3.20 GHz, DDR3 800 MHz, 65 W (un-overclockable)
    -nvidia GT420 2048 MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM (total available memory 4854 MB)

    Or should he just buy new parts?

    (It's an desktop computer)

    Thanks! :)

    Did vendors cheat you mate?
    Cuz if your getting that pc for free which is a bargain i wouldnt pay 40dollars for it.
  3. If that PC has an ATX cabinet then its the only thing you should keep, rest all is just a scrap.

    If i were you, i would've saved some decent amount of money and build a PC myself with respect to my needs. so its up to you to decide weather to upgrade that scrap or build a 3rd gen PC!
  4. Holy necro Batman.
  5. Simply Both are old and crap.
  6. What do you mean good or bad?The correct term is new or old architecture.Good or bad brand name and depends on manufacturer for the material quality of the components.I was looking for a graphics card from ebay and there was a new one from china that was cheaper than the one from uk.I dont know if i am wrong or not but i think many pc components that are very cheap they are not durable.
  7. this is bad
  8. Burn it....burn it with fire!

    If you have to cash you can probaly get some ok upgrades...

    Here is a link where they they have a bunch of cpus and gpus have a look
    http://pcpartpicker.com/
  9. It was a very bad buy.
    Those specs are quite old, they shouldnt even sell it anymore.
    Its quite hard to upgrade from that build because of compatibility issues.
    I think you just start from scratch and build a much future-proof-ish type of rig.
  10. just use it for internet browsing and listening to music.
  11. lol this was posted on 2011
  12. ^^^ :D:D:D:D:D:D we have been robbed!!!
  13. ..... hope it was at gun point because that was a steal lol lame joke i know
  14. bro
    both the graphics card and processor is very bad.
    i think it could not play any new games and ur best bet would be to upgrade ur gpu to at lease a ati 6670
  15. instead of using GT420, you'd be better using GT440 DDR5 from Digital alliance,
    its cheap but strong enough to play Tomb Raider 2013, BF3, COD etc
    its clock quite high, and i used it a few years ago, benchmarking using combuster got quite high FPS
    http://www.digitalalliance.co.id/product/graphic-card/nvidia-series-pci-e/item/geforce-gt440-gddr5

    processor you could use E7xxx series, you could search a second-used,

    mysuggest : better to upgrade your pc before everything too late, and expense more money, you could use AMD and ATI for the cheaper ones
  16. Both are EXTREMELY BAD. Dont be fooled by the 3.2 GH! 2MB of L2 cache, wow. even the ram is bad im sorry to say.

    Even the cheapest laptops you can buy have 1600mhz ram theses days. Celeron processes are really not with is unless you can deal with a very very slow PC..... Pentium are going to be 10000000x times worse.

    The only use for this combo is a streaming box, on linux

    Forget gaming,you will be able to play really old games sure, 15 years old games!
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