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August 9, 2012 10:02:11 PM

Hello, Toms Hardware Community!

I am starting to get into 3D MMORPGs, but my computer is lacking in the gaming department. I researched. and researched and researched and researched until I finally managed to find an amazing PC. At less than $500, I found a computer that was video game ready, the CyberpowerPC GUA250 (link below). Since I found it so cheap. I decided to spring for another low priced item, the Radeon HD 6670 graphics card (link below). I want to know, how well will this desktop w/ graphics card play World of Warcraft and Star Wars: the Old Republic?


(CyberPowerPC GUA250)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/CyberpowerPC-Black-Gamer-Ultr...



(Pick the better Radeon HD 6670)

GIGABYTE RADEON HD 6670:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

ASUS Radeon HD 6670:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR IF YOU HAVE AN EVEN BETTER GRAPHICS CARD THAT IS STRICTLY WITHIN THE $50-$100 BUDGET, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! BUT IT MUST BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE LISTED DESKTOP!

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August 9, 2012 10:06:41 PM

I like gigabyte model better (due to bigger fan).

Though for those games you really want at least i3 CPU, and not that Bulldozer stuff. It costs similarly, however, performs much better in games.
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August 9, 2012 10:18:41 PM

You won't be able to run those games comfortably on high settings with that gpu and cpu, but it will still work. I would recommend just to build a computer. You can get slightly higher performance for the same price as the pc you got selected there.
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August 9, 2012 11:34:42 PM

Best case scenario for that setup will be low to medium settings at best
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August 10, 2012 12:37:44 AM

I don't know why people are trash talking the FX-4100. That is what I put in my most recent AMD build with GTX 560. Runs most games I play on high-max. Haven't tried BF3 or Skyrim though. As for a GPU, don't buy either. Get a http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=GTX550TI-PCIE-1...
worth it if your willing to pay an extra $5.
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August 10, 2012 12:57:20 AM

boss6647 said:
Hello, Toms Hardware Community!

I am starting to get into 3D MMORPGs, but my computer is lacking in the gaming department. I researched. and researched and researched and researched until I finally managed to find an amazing PC. At less than $500, I found a computer that was video game ready, the CyberpowerPC GUA250 (link below). Since I found it so cheap. I decided to spring for another low priced item, the Radeon HD 6670 graphics card (link below). I want to know, how well will this desktop w/ graphics card play World of Warcraft and Star Wars: the Old Republic?


(CyberPowerPC GUA250)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/CyberpowerPC-Black-Gamer-Ultr...



(Pick the better Radeon HD 6670)

GIGABYTE RADEON HD 6670:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR

ASUS Radeon HD 6670:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR IF YOU HAVE AN EVEN BETTER GRAPHICS CARD THAT IS STRICTLY WITHIN THE $50-$100 BUDGET, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! BUT IT MUST BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE LISTED DESKTOP!


CPU wise the FX-4 is fine for MMORPGs as any modern CPU can handle them. you have plenty of RAM but I would suggest the AMD 6750 for $90, it will give you better performance then the AMD 6670 especially if you are gaming at something like 1600x900 resolution.

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-H675FS1G-Radeon-128bit-Expres...

the AMD 6750 would give similar results as the GTS450 below


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August 10, 2012 1:49:10 AM

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August 10, 2012 1:58:36 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
I don't know why people are trash talking the FX-4100. That is what I put in my most recent AMD build with GTX 560. Runs most games I play on high-max. Haven't tried BF3 or Skyrim though. As for a GPU, don't buy either. Get a http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=GTX550TI-PCIE-1...
worth it if your willing to pay an extra $5.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/p...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-812...

when a competitor's sub-$100 low end CPU and your own last gen mid-range CPU (Phenom II x4) as well as your high end budget CPU (A8 APU) manages to play catch up with your low-end performance CPU, with a decent fps lead at best in a few games after all the hype, it's no wonder it's a disappointment; Phenom owners don't see a reason to upgrade (or downgrade), those on a budget will see similar performance even on an $90 SB Pentium which are technically SB i3 sans HT and a slightly lower clock.

to be fair, from what i can see the flaw is more apparent when paired with a high end GPU and at higher res , something many aim for. mid-range GPUs performance would be minimally affected i reckon. so i do believe the FX-4100 may not be much of a bottleneck for the 6670, with a GTX560 near that threshold.

once an upgrade is in plans with a high end GPU in mind however, i think it's best OP gets a new motherboard and CPU when that time comes.
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August 11, 2012 7:23:28 PM

Hazle said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/p...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/amd-fx-812...

when a competitor's sub-$100 low end CPU and your own last gen mid-range CPU (Phenom II x4) as well as your high end budget CPU (A8 APU) manages to play catch up with your low-end performance CPU, with a decent fps lead at best in a few games after all the hype, it's no wonder it's a disappointment; Phenom owners don't see a reason to upgrade (or downgrade), those on a budget will see similar performance even on an $90 SB Pentium which are technically SB i3 sans HT and a slightly lower clock.

to be fair, from what i can see the flaw is more apparent when paired with a high end GPU and at higher res , something many aim for. mid-range GPUs performance would be minimally affected i reckon. so i do believe the FX-4100 may not be much of a bottleneck for the 6670, with a GTX560 near that threshold.

once an upgrade is in plans with a high end GPU in mind however, i think it's best OP gets a new motherboard and CPU when that time comes.

I bought the FX to hold out till the new Piledriver series of CPU's. Mine isn't bottlenecking my GTX 560 though. I was about to go Phenom x6.
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