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Would this be a sufficient gaming computer?

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April 2, 2012 5:15:33 PM

http://www.officemax.com/technology/computers/desktop-c...

I have $300 in officemax credit, i would get a new PSU and graphics card of course. i want to play diablo 3, and League of legneds and SC2. any thoughts? also what graphics card and PSU power needed?
April 2, 2012 9:56:56 PM

The product support page says "Discrete card support for high-end NVIDIA® GeForce® and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards", so i assume there is at least 1 free pcie 2.0 x16 slot free. One thing i would be wary of is bloatware/crapware/oem av. search google for "pc decrapifier" to help with that.

http://pcdecrapifier.com/
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April 2, 2012 10:02:43 PM

James McKeane said:
The product support page says "Discrete card support for high-end NVIDIA® GeForce® and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards", so i assume there is at least 1 free pcie 2.0 x16 slot free. One thing i would be wary of is bloatware/crapware/oem av. search google for "pc decrapifier" to help with that.

http://pcdecrapifier.com/



anyway to tell what the psu wattage is for the stock machine? im assuming 300 or 350 at most..
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April 2, 2012 10:14:00 PM

James McKeane said:
Power2 300 W (non-PFC)
500 W (full range)

http://support.gateway.com/s/desktop/2011/gateway/dx/dx...

"Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation."

sorry to sound dumb but what does that mean, does it mean it can handle up to 500watts/? shouldi not bother buying a 500 watt psu and just keep the stock? will it be ok with an after martket GPU?
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April 2, 2012 11:57:17 PM

k1ngkev1n1 said:
sorry to sound dumb but what does that mean, does it mean it can handle up to 500watts/? shouldi not bother buying a 500 watt psu and just keep the stock? will it be ok with an after martket GPU?
You're gonna need a more powerful psu, especially if you plan on buying a modern gpu that can give at least decent performance in Diablo 3. I cannot wholly endorse this idea because a) gateway does not specify the motherboard make and model used inside the pc and its limitations, and b) you would almost certainly void any warranties carried with the pc.
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