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Can somebody please tell me if this is a good computer!! Thank you!

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August 15, 2012 7:07:33 PM

Hello, the time has come for me to buy a new computer. When it comes to computers, in my eyes they all look the same and I can't for the life of me distinguish the good, the bad and the ugly. So, I was hoping some of you who have a passion for computers can help me :bounce:  ( I feel like if I go to a Best Buy and ask they are going to be biased and try and make me spend more money than necessary).

First off, things that you should know: I do very LIGHT computer gaming. I wanted to go for a computer that would play Diablo 3 very well, with no lag or hiccups. This is going to be the ONLY computer game that I download on to my new computer, because as I said before I'm no hardcore gamer. Other major things i'll be using this computer for is writing papers for school, and just surfing the web casually.

So, can any of you tell me... is this the computer that fits my needs of basically playing diablo 3 very well with no lag? I am open to any other recommendations, if you have any just say so!

Many people also tell me " make sure you have a good graphics card"...does this computer have a good graphics card for diablo?? and I always thought it was memory that made the game run smoothly...not graphics card...either way I don't know...PLEASE HELP! :ouch: 

The Computer:

http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Des...


thank you guys SO much! :D 

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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 7:16:36 PM

Then this would be good for you.
It should play Diablo 3 fine but you have to play around with the graphical settings in Diablo 3.

And CPU, GPU and memory all matter in gaming but mainly GPU matters, so does CPU but not as much.
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August 15, 2012 7:26:24 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Then this would be good for you.
It should play Diablo 3 fine but you have to play around with the graphical settings in Diablo 3.

And CPU, GPU and memory all matter in gaming but mainly GPU matters, so does CPU but not as much.


Okay thank you for your feedback! And this computer probably won't run Diablo on max settings how i want it to, but on low settings no problems, correct? Thank you
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a b à CPUs
August 15, 2012 7:43:27 PM

Hi :) 

A "GOOD" graphics card costs MORE than that whole computer....

All the best Brett :) 
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 7:43:28 PM

Yea low, maybe medium but disable Anti Aliasing (mulitsampling or what ever its nicknamed) if you want more FPS, you might be able to run on max with AA turned off..
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August 15, 2012 7:47:32 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Yea low, maybe medium but disable Anti Aliasing (mulitsampling or what ever its nicknamed) if you want more FPS, you might be able to run on max with AA turned off..



Hi :) 

Thats got an A6 ...NO dedicated graphics card at all :) 

Its NOT going to MAX anything....not ever...

All the best Brett :) 
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August 15, 2012 7:47:39 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

A "GOOD" graphics card costs MORE than that whole computer....

All the best Brett :) 


And there is no point in spending more than $500 on a 'good' GPU (most likely a overpriced).
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 7:48:15 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Thats got an A6 ...NO dedicated graphics card at all :) 

Its NOT going to MAX anything....not ever...

All the best Brett :) 


And you,ve got proof of that?
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August 15, 2012 7:51:06 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
And you,ve got proof of that?



Hi :) 

Lol, you dont know who i am do you ...

I own several Computer companies with shops in the UK....

I sell Pcs and Laptops.... so YES i do know what I am talking about.....

All the best Brett :) 
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 7:54:35 PM

I didn't say you didn't know what you are talking about i said have you got proof that the APU can't max out on any game.
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August 15, 2012 7:57:34 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
I didn't say you didn't know what you are talking about i said have you got proof that the APU can't max out on any game.



Hi :) 

Yes lol.... I sell the damn things..... you have proof they WILL max any game...say BF3 as an example... ?

All the best Brett :) 
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a c 283 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 8:00:42 PM

The 6530D (the iGPU) isn't maxing out many if any games. I'll go ahead and second that.

With Hybrid CF, it would have a better chance, though, but STILL not with BF3.

Edit: We're getting WAY off topic, though. D3 is the game in question here, and the 6530D should be passable for that. Won't max it out, but it'll be ok.
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 8:05:49 PM

It could probably max out some older games like mass effect and assassins creed...

Probably not games that came out this year but compare BF3's requirements from Diablo 3's , Diablo can apparently run on Pentium Ds paired with NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT and BF3 requires C2D as a minimum with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT.

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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 8:09:48 PM

I,ve got a i3-2310M with HD 3000 graphics, it can max out Assassins creed (10-20) with AA turn off and Mass effect with every think set to high (15- 25).
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a b à CPUs
August 15, 2012 8:11:06 PM

Hi :) 

To get back TOTALLY on topic....

To the OP ...NO its not a good computer for you..its a rubbish computer for gaming...

All the best Brett :) 
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August 15, 2012 8:12:55 PM

It should run D3 but at pretty pants settings or at a lower res..... buying the right GPU to hybrid Xfire it may be a good idea if you got it.

I think you can do better for your money but as I'm from the UK I dont know the good sites in the US for pre-built kit, I checked newegg theres a few possibles but I'm sure a US member can help you more.

*EDIT for dumbass spellings*
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 8:14:03 PM

I would say try it, the OP said that he/she won't be playing it at max settings and thats the only game that he/she is going to play.
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a b à CPUs
August 15, 2012 8:15:38 PM

remember minimum settings is just that its the bare minimum for the game not crash to desktop and run at its lowest possible resolution its not a place you want to be
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 8:18:07 PM

I still think it would perform well especially with AA turned off.
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August 15, 2012 8:28:30 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

To get back TOTALLY on topic....

To the OP ...NO its not a good computer for you..its a rubbish computer for gaming...

All the best Brett :) 


Thanks for the info. Do you have any recommendations for me that are around the 500-700 price range?? thanks! :wahoo: 
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August 15, 2012 8:33:36 PM

tyler626 said:
Thanks for the info. Do you have any recommendations for me that are around the 500-700 price range?? thanks! :wahoo: 



Hi :) 

I am Uk based as well so you will be better off taking advice from one of the US experts here...

One will be along soon, I am sure...

The main thing is to buy a computer with a graphics CARD, ....doesnt have to be a huge one for what you want though...

All the best Brett :) 
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