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Is this PC good for Gaming (Medium level)?

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April 25, 2013 8:00:24 PM

Looking to get a new PC and due to complications, I can't build my own (which saddens me because I got excellent advice from a member of this forum and was fully prepared to take up his suggestion).

Anyways, I stumbled across the Dell XPS 8500 and was wondering if it was decent for gaming/everyday use (video streaming and stuff like that).

Specs:
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3350P processor (6M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)

Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English

8GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz

1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6.0 Gb/s

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 620 1GB DDR3


I know the GPU is TRASH, but I will have to make due until I can upgrade to a 7700 HD

anyways, is it good. At this point anything would be better than the toaster of a machine I'm using now (Inspiron 531s), but I just wanted oppinions, like what kind of graphics and fps will i get on certain settings.
I don't think that the XPS is bad (especially since I'm on like a $700 budget), but hey...It's Dell...
April 25, 2013 8:26:23 PM

You answered your own question. It's a weak card. For $700, you'll get better performance if you build your own.

Also, you'll want to measure that case to make sure that it can fit a 7770.
April 26, 2013 8:33:18 AM

I would recommend you go to Dell Community Forum and search there for XPS 8500 GPU upgrade, video upgrade - XPS 8500 and 8300 have problems with certain GPUs, so you may end up with problem, trying to upgarde, and you would not be able to.
Just an advice.
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