I am looking at home building a system, to replace an 8 year old one that is near death.
What I would like to know is if this system will run and play Everquest-2 and similar games well.
System will be,
ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
CORSAIR 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory ((4gig total for now. will upgrade to 8gig soon after build.))
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
AMD A4-5300 Trinity 3.4GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7480D
Graphic card we currently have is a radeon hd 6670 ( also to be upgraded after build )
Going into an Apevia case, i dont have the item number, but it is top fan cooled, 3 front fans, side fan and rear fan, with plenty of room for additions.
The amd APU is roughly equivalent to an i3, maybe a "little" better depending on the application. You could probably run everquest, but as for 'similar games", it depends on your interpretation of similar. Similar meaning modern day mmos, then no. Similar as in older games.. probably. Depending on budget/more specific games you want to play, a better cpu and a dedicated gpu are preferable.