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Balanced/Unbalanced System?

Last response: in Systems
January 26, 2013 7:00:20 PM

Hey guys, I just have a quick questions. I recently bought a new computer (I was on a budget), and I was wondering what you guys think. I bought:


Video Card:




Ok, now my question is, how balanced/unbalanced is my computer? I wanna use this for games and web surfing. I have 16gb of RAM (I bought one and mobo came with another). I know 16gb is a bit overkill, but I don't mind. :D  The highest game i'll be playing is ARMA II/DayZ. Im thinking that the video card should be upgraded so it will be more balanced. What you guys think? Thanks for your opinions and help!

P.S. I have Windows 7 x64 Home Premium :sol: 
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 130 U Graphics card
January 26, 2013 7:05:29 PM

The video card will only get you lowest settings in modern games. Go for something 7770 and up.

The fx-4100 is usually considered to be not very good and most people recommend a 4300 or 6300.
January 27, 2013 2:27:23 AM

Don't get the 4300 either. For the price difference you should just get the 6300. It is literally a $10 price difference, but a HUGE performance difference.
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
a c 127 U Graphics card
January 27, 2013 3:29:27 AM

Well, they are all fairly balanced since they are all at the bottom of the performance scale.

You might want to up your budget if you want good performance in games, I would classify that machine as a HTPC at best.