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November 24, 2012 10:04:58 PM

I know this probably isn't the right place for this post but I wasn't sure where else to put it, so apologies in advance.

I'm looking at getting a PC for some casual gaming, nothing new and I'm not too fussed about stuff being at it's highest settings. I think the most demading games I want to play will be DayZ and Fallout 3.

I've been looking at this PC on eBay, as I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, compatible RAM etc and was wondering whether it would be able to comfortably run these games? A friend gave me the impression the processor may let it down in regards to framerate but from what I could gather from the PassMark website it fared pretty well. I'm not sure if I'm looking at the wrong score as there is a normal and dual 5130 there and the eBay listing led me to believe it was the latter.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280974797083?ssPageName=STRK:...

Any help on whether this would be ok or whether I'd be better off putting my own build together would be appreciated, my main draw for the prebuilt option was what seemed like a low price.

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November 25, 2012 1:57:24 AM

That thing looks like it sucks
November 25, 2012 2:21:33 AM

That listing is basically a total scam. Seriously he's saying it's worth 3000 and he's selling for 149? He's just looking for a sucker.
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November 25, 2012 2:24:18 AM

Yeah nothing about that looks good. That would be good for running a sever and nothing else. I bet your ram won't work in it either.
November 25, 2012 5:11:45 AM

Build a good gaming PC. Much more fun, and you know what you are getting!
November 25, 2012 5:37:23 AM

I wouldn't say it's a scam, it's just reeeaally old server hardware. But yeah, build your own PC.
November 25, 2012 5:51:08 AM

as everyone said, don't get that. start a new topic describing what you are looking for, everyone here prefer build you own, but if you're really new and that scares you, then go ahead and we'll just make sure it has good parts
November 25, 2012 12:40:55 PM

Thanks for the help here guys, it's decided I won't getting that then!

The only reservation I have regarding making my own (other than making sure everything is compatible as I've never done it before) is that the thing that had initially attracted me to the listing I now know to be not worth it was the price, I'd not wanted to spend more than a couple of hundred quid initially and I don't think I'll be able to build anything for that.
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