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is this a good buy

by starwars12345678910 / May 26, 2015 1:22 AM PDT

im buying a new gaming computer
this is the list of parts i need this computer to run newer and minimum to medium settings and run at least 60fps
plz help all comments are good and keep in mind this is a $339.33 setup

CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $62.10 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $42.99 @ Directron
Memory Kingston 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $25.11 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $28.95 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $119.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 400W ATX Power Supply

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Clarification Request
That's no moon. (laptop?)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2015 1:33 AM PDT
In reply to: is this a good buy

There's so much wrong with this rig for gaming that I suggest you don't go near it. Take more time to learn about gaming rigs. This is not a gaming rig unless we are talking about card games.
bob

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how about any of these
by starwars12345678910 / May 26, 2015 1:45 AM PDT

CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $70.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A88XM-A Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $46.20 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.10 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $27.99 @ Newegg
341$ total


CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $42.99 @ Directron
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.60 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $30.60 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @
353$ total


CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $70.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI A78M-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $53.10 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston Fury Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $26.01 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.60 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $20.98 @ Newegg
352$ total

are any of these good enough

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Good enough for doing what?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2015 1:56 AM PDT
In reply to: how about any of these
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can you help me then
by starwars12345678910 / May 26, 2015 2:09 AM PDT

im new to gaming i know how computers work and i have studied up for years and went to every forum for help but apparently my knowledge isn't enough
so please tell me the specs i would need and ill try to find parts also im on a very tight budget im trying to be mimimalistc in my price also i just want to run newer games at lowest settings and still get a good frame rate
i dont care about os as long as it can at least be windows 7, i dont care how much hard drive space there is, i dont care how heavy or loud it is or even what brand. all i care is if it can run games.
plz help

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You found one in the second unit of your second post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2015 2:17 AM PDT
In reply to: can you help me then

It appears to game OK. I even supplied a review to show expected frame rates.

You also don't want to fall for the Windows 7 trap. Folk can get on just fine on 8. We banned it for a few months at the office but shortly after the free Classic Start showed up we lifted the ban and don't shop for Windows 7. No good reason to be in the past.

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clarification

which one would game okay also what do you mean by windows 7 trap
also can you be a little clearer on what you said

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The trap is simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2015 3:29 AM PDT
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You would have to ignore fine models because they don't come with Windows 7. Windows 10 is right around the corner.
Bob

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clarification
by starwars12345678910 / May 31, 2015 4:08 AM PDT
In reply to: The trap is simple.

that doesnt awnser the first part of my question i was also asking which rig you meant when you said it would game fine

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The machine up top is NOT a gamer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2015 8:45 AM PDT
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You have the single stick of RAM dragging down CPU performance and then the 750. There are plenty of articles on these two items so with all that's been written I'll just say it.

That's not a current gen gamer PC.
Bob

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