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November 30, 2012 6:33:20 PM

'Ello mates. I'm wondering if this PC is okay enough to run games. An example of a couple of games I'll run on it are TF2, League of Legends, Minecraft, similar sorts. I won't be getting those games that require a BEAST gaming PC. All I really care about is if it can run it decently, not like those super decked out ones. Apologies, I don't have allot of knowledge when it comes to PCs and specs.

Also I won't be only using it for gaming so don't take it as a pure gaming computer. I'm only a teenager and I still have school to finish so I will use the PC for work as well.

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-...

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November 30, 2012 6:59:01 PM

What pc? a pc without any components will be a no, you can't play any pc games without a pc.
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November 30, 2012 7:15:35 PM

It has a 7450 amd which is a really weak card, but for those games at 720p i think it will do.
But i recommend if you can see a better pc with at least a gfx card like a 7750-7770 AMD.
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November 30, 2012 7:21:33 PM

Yea that is a weak card and I couldn't find any specs on what PSU it used but I would assume that would also need to be replaced if you ever wanted to add a decent video card to it. It should run the games you listed just not very well, what resolution monitor will you be using?
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December 1, 2012 4:29:33 AM

by the looks of it and for the price of $599.99 its much better to buy separate parts and build a better PC. just a suggestion^^
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June 13, 2013 1:23:36 PM

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'Ello mates. I'm wondering if this PC is okay enough to run games. An example of a couple of games I'll run on it are TF2, League of Legends, Minecraft, similar sorts. I won't be getting those games that require a BEAST gaming PC. All I really care about is if it can run it decently, not like those super decked out ones. Apologies, I don't have allot of knowledge when it comes to PCs and specs.


It's from Best Buy. An automatic no. Those systems have very low end GPUs, junk PSUs, and operating systems loaded down with bloatware that makes it nearly unusable. Plus you have to deal with their horrible Geek Squad service.

William Longstreet said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/162g5


No offense but that's a horrible build for $1K. You don't need that cooler for a locked CPU (and that cooler is junk anyways). Raidmax cases are garbage, that RAM is old triple channel for X58 systems, a 64GB SSD will barely hold an OS, and you can definitely get a better GPU.

This would be better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1086.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-13 16:22 EDT-0400)
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June 14, 2013 11:25:47 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:
'Ello mates. I'm wondering if this PC is okay enough to run games. An example of a couple of games I'll run on it are TF2, League of Legends, Minecraft, similar sorts. I won't be getting those games that require a BEAST gaming PC. All I really care about is if it can run it decently, not like those super decked out ones. Apologies, I don't have allot of knowledge when it comes to PCs and specs.


It's from Best Buy. An automatic no. Those systems have very low end GPUs, junk PSUs, and operating systems loaded down with bloatware that makes it nearly unusable. Plus you have to deal with their horrible Geek Squad service.

William Longstreet said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/162g5


No offense but that's a horrible build for $1K. You don't need that cooler for a locked CPU (and that cooler is junk anyways). Raidmax cases are garbage, that RAM is old triple channel for X58 systems, a 64GB SSD will barely hold an OS, and you can definitely get a better GPU.

This would be better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1086.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-13 16:22 EDT-0400)





this will be my new build, since you seem to know a bit more about the casses and such, can you tell me what you think about it? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/_WLong/saved/1Ld5

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June 14, 2013 12:26:27 PM

William Longstreet said:

this will be my new build, since you seem to know a bit more about the casses and such, can you tell me what you think about it? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/_WLong/saved/1Ld5



Check your PM.

Never mind it's not letting me send one, so:

I would suggest a few things:

- Drop the extra hard drives - you can always add more as you need them
- Go with a single stronger GPU than two weaker ones
- If you're going to overclock you need an unlocked processor, otherwise the fan is not necessary

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($178.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($425.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1489.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-14 14:14 EDT-0400)
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