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would this be a suitable pc setup for gaming
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Posted October 22, 2011 at 3:35PM
hello , im a teenager and want a gaming pc that wont break the bank but will be able to run the top games. ive never owned a gaming so have a limited knowledge
Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM II X6 SIX CORE 1075T (3.00GHz/9MB CACHE/AM3)
Motherboard ASUS® M5A87: AM3+ PLATFORM, DUAL DDR3,SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
Memory (RAM) 2GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (1 x 2GB)
Graphics Card 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti - DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29)
Processor Cooling STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Facilities ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
Office Software FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
Anti-Virus BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
Monitor 19" Widescreen TFT 1360 x 768 2MS, D-Sub, DVI, 18.5" Panel (£79)
DVI-D & HDMI Monitor Cables 1 x 2 METRE DVI-D CABLE (£5)
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Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:53PM
My only comment would be that you need more than 2Gb memory, it is so cheap nowadays that pushing it up to 8Gb would not be expensive.
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Posted October 24, 2011 at 12:51AM
As chub_tor has pointed out, the RAM definitely needs upgrading. 2GB is simply not enough. You can buy 8GB for £36 here.
Intel processors currently perform much better than AMD ones, so you'd be better off going for an i5 if you can, rather than the Phenom.
Graphics card is OK. It's the most important part of a gaming system so if you have any money left over then that's the part most deserving of an additional upgrade (after increasing your RAM from 2GB!). The nVidia GTX560 can be bought for £143 here, or if you go with ATI/AMD, you could get a Radeon 6850 for £108, or a Radeon 6870 for £142.
If you don't mind me asking, where has quoted you that price and how much do they want for it?
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