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Choosing a new desktop PC capable of animation and gaming

by CurtisGamer / March 25, 2015 7:45 AM PDT

I am in the process of shopping for another desktop PC, one that can handle 3D modeling and animation and especially PC gaming. I went to different stores such as Best Buy and Staples, but they don't have the one in stock that contains a graphics card capable of running today's games such as Titanfall and Assassin's Creed. The graphics card I am talking about range from 1 to 2GB worth of video RAM, which is quite enough of running such titles or extensive 3D animation. On the other hand, they sell desktop PC's running Windows 8.1 with 8GB of RAM and up to 3.4Ghz processing speed, but the video cards are mostly based on Intel's HD Integrated Graphics, which doesn't tell you how much video RAM they contain. These video cards are embedded with the CPU, therefore cannot be upgraded.

So, before I make my final decision on purchasing a desktop PC, would the Intel HD Integrated Graphics be suitable for running higher quality games like the ones I mentioned and extensive 3D animation projects?

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(NT) What's the budget ? Is this for business of just for fun ?
by VAPCMD / March 25, 2015 10:13 AM PDT

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True.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2015 8:01 AM PDT

As to the Intel HD, no gamers I know will accept such. Hard working 3D folk will not go near such either.

As to upgrading an Intel HD we have done that for decades by plugging in a video card. Sometimes we have to upgrade the PSU at that time.
Bob

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PS. Forget my list (changes monthly) for best for the buck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2015 8:05 AM PDT
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No
by Bob__B / March 25, 2015 11:40 AM PDT

The intel igp will not do what you want.

Local merchants...staples/bestbuy..etc do not stock gaming rigs.
Too expensive and too many variables.

If you want such a thing visit your local pc shop...have a chat.
Visit dell or hp use their config tool....see if something fits.

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