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February 2, 2013 3:24:19 PM

It has these specs

AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core Processor
ASRock 960GM-GS3 FX Mother Board
8GB of DDR3 memory
AMD Radeon HD 7750 Graphics card
1 TB Hard drive
650 Watt PSU

I am new to building computers and this is what i have so far. Is this an okay gaming computer? I Bought the stock computer from cyber power, then upgraded the PSU and Graphics card on my own.

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February 2, 2013 4:57:49 PM

It will be fine for basic gaming, but you should not expect high level performance in demanding games

Have you ordered it already?

If not its possible the forum can help you do much better for a similar price
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February 9, 2013 10:36:16 PM

Outlander_04 said:
It will be fine for basic gaming, but you should not expect high level performance in demanding games

Have you ordered it already?

If not its possible the forum can help you do much better for a similar price


What do you mean by demanding games? Would battlefield 3 count as one?
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February 9, 2013 10:43:32 PM

^ The definition of a demanding game is BF3.

Basically games require different levels of performance to run well. Plants Vs Zombies will run at max settings 1080p very easily on that rig, Battlefield 3 will chug quite badly if you tried.
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February 10, 2013 1:57:30 PM

I understand what you are saying. However what is the ideal fps for battlefield 3?
I can play on high at 30-35 fps and for me that is fine.
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February 10, 2013 7:39:05 PM

The Ideal FPS varies person to person, personally I always set my games so they stay 50FPS+ while playing, if it dips lower than that it is noticeable to me.

However if your fine at 30FPS, theres no reason to change it.
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February 11, 2013 12:14:58 AM

Ok thanks. i tweaked it a bit so now i can play on 50-60 fps on medium and high quality settings mixed in. Lets say i would like to upgrade parts on on my computer. What part would need to be changed in order to make my computer more powefull for gaming?
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February 11, 2013 2:50:07 AM

CPU first, then GPU.
I advise upgrading to an FX-6300 or better, then getting the best graphics card you can afford. Get at least a 7850 for the GPU upgrade to be worth it.

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February 11, 2013 6:58:21 PM

Yes, what manofchalk said. A CPU upgrade and a videocard upgrade will be the biggest upgrades to improve your gaming experience.
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February 11, 2013 9:22:02 PM

manofchalk said:
CPU first, then GPU.
I advise upgrading to an FX-6300 or better, then getting the best graphics card you can afford. Get at least a 7850 for the GPU upgrade to be worth it.

Hey thanks for the answer. So if i were to upgrade from the 4100 to the 6300 cpu, what would i need to do? would i need a whole new motherboard?
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February 11, 2013 9:27:41 PM

I don't agree with CPU first though. the guy's running a 7750!
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February 11, 2013 10:17:47 PM

FinneousPJ said:
I don't agree with CPU first though. the guy's running a 7750!

yeah i understand the 7750 is not that great, however i first had a nvidea gt 610 in my pc and i replaced it. im not planning to buy another Graphics card for another year or so.
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February 11, 2013 10:18:56 PM

@cyberpowerpc said:
you would not need a new mother board. your current motherboard is still compatible.

source: http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/960GM-GS3%20FX/?cat=CPU

So what would i have to do to swap the CPUs out and how much would it be? i only have around 120 dollars or so right now.
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February 11, 2013 10:37:04 PM

I would suggest getting someone who is knowledable with computers to help you out. You can also read articles and Youtube tutorials to take out the old cpu. For price that would be another thing you would have to research. Prices do change on a daily basis. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox
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February 11, 2013 10:40:05 PM

alright thanks. However i have one last question. Would the FX-8300 outperform the FX-6300. And also what does GHz mean for computer processors. And is the more GHz the better?
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February 12, 2013 3:04:49 AM

Yes, the 8300 is the stronger chip.

The Clock Speed of the CPU is measured in Hertz or Hz (1 oscillation per second), however using Hz means you would have a ridiculously large number, so Megahertz (Mhz) or Gigahertz (Ghz) is used to shorten it (1000Mhz = 1Ghz). The faster the clock speed, in general the more performance you get because the CPU is running faster.
However the assumption of a greater speed meaning more performance only works when its the same CPU being tested. For instance, you cant compare an AMD chip against an Intel using the Clock Speed, because they are different CPU's. The amount of cores also matters as well, so you cant compare an Ivy i3 against an Ivy i7, because the i7 has double the amount of cores and will outperform the i3 despite the similar clock speeds.

The best example of where it does work would be the FX-8320 and 8350. Both are the exact same CPU, except the 8320 is clocked slower. If you overclocked to an 8350's speed, they would perform identically.

All the above applies to Graphics cards as well.
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