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Good enough Gaming PC?

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Anonymous
September 2, 2012 7:00:22 PM

Is this config good enough for some 1280x1024 entry level gaming?


For the record, this is not meant to playing demanding games. Actually, this is more intended for stuff like TF2, Minecraft (will slap on hd texturepacks and shaders), and other light games. I am totally satisfied with playing on medium, because I am coming from absolute low settings with forced 1024x768 with 10fps. The price point is meant to be competitive with normally priced prebuilts that cost about $600.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A8-3870K 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock A75M-ITX Mini ITX FM1 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 40GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint M8 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Silverstone SG05BB-450 Mini ITX Desktop Case w/450W Power Supply ($119.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $597.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 14:59 EDT-0400)

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a b 4 Gaming
September 2, 2012 8:38:28 PM

As long as you are not looking at the number of "cores" in the processor, and expecting it to be really fast, fine. It has significantly less performance, in most tasks, compared with, say, an Intel i3. Having said that, it has, at least, reasonable graphics, for light gaming, at your resolution. I'm not a great lover of mini cases, because they've often got little ventilation, and rubbish power supplies. I'm not familiar with it, but that one does, at least, seem reasonable. All round, it's a reasonable build, as long as you don't expect miracles, from it.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 2, 2012 8:57:22 PM

I think your system is overkill for TF and Minecraft :lol: 
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