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Help buying a new gaming pc.

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January 18, 2013 3:51:53 PM

Hello,
I'm getting a new gaming pc and I'm thinking of this one.
AMD FX 4100 Black Edition CPU
Asus M5A78L-M LX V2 Motherboard
8GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM
1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
500W PSU
EZCool Mesh ATX
MAG 18.5" GML1951 LCD
all for £390. Will this run most games and is it good value for money? Thanks for the help.

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January 18, 2013 4:07:15 PM

if you want to play games you should get a better video card as 7750 is minimum
January 18, 2013 4:09:28 PM

It will certianly work. Your board supports 1600 speed DDR3 when overclocked. I would consider over clocking your memory and buying 1600 sticks.

I would also consider spending the extra $35 for a 7770.

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January 18, 2013 6:23:41 PM

It will run a majority of games at a low setting, at least modern games. Older games it would do much better at. It will depend on requirements. I do have a few suggestions.

1) If you can upgrade to an FX-6300 you would be much better off. You are getting the newer architecture and more cores. In the US that is about a $35 upgrade and well worth it.
2) I'd get DDR3 1600 RAM, it is usually only a couple bucks more. If not, it probably won't make much of a difference.
3) You do not need 500W for that system. The 7750 could run off a good 380W power supply. You can look at a 400-450W good PSU and use that money for a better card. Maybe a 7770 or GTX 650Ti.

The above changes will all depend on your budget. However, sometimes a slightly higher budget will yield you quite a bit more performance.
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