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Is this a good setup for Minecraft, Unturned etc?

by Darknightmare87 / September 27, 2014 9:20 PM PDT

Hi. I have been looking for a good gaming setup to replace my current laptop, and I want to know if this will play Minecraft, Unturned, Team Fortress 2, League of Legends, and possibly BioShock and BioShock Infinite. All of the games listed here I want to play on at least default settings, but the settings can be adjusted if need be.

Dell i3847 Desktop: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K0HMR6I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

XFX Radeon HD 5450 1GB: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B5YUMQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Mediabridge Cat5e Ethernet Cable, 100ft: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003RCEAB8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1DCPNQKKEISZB

Microsoft Wired Keyboard 200: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UT2E8E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

(Just a note: I already have a mouse and monitor)

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Good desktop, not a gamer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 2:13 AM PDT
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That would be good, but...
by Darknightmare87 / September 28, 2014 12:23 PM PDT

That GPU Is very good, don't get me wrong. And I would get it if my GPU Budget was higher than ~$60 or lower. I was also thinking a 6450, would that be any better?

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All I can do is warn you off.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 1:38 PM PDT

You can find benchmarks for the video cards on the web, Tomshardware. No need for me to do more than warn you. That is, you would get that, then be upset about wasting the bucks on that card when the one I would put in isn't that much more.

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by Bob__B / September 29, 2014 1:52 AM PDT

If your stuck with 60 bucks then the 6450 is the better pick.
Just be sure you get at least the 1GB model.

You might not be real happy with it but you'll be more happy than a 5450.

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I was also thinking of this
by Darknightmare87 / September 29, 2014 8:21 AM PDT
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by Darknightmare87 / September 29, 2014 8:32 AM PDT
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Let's be clear
by Bob__B / September 29, 2014 11:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Actually...

Video cards in the 50/60 buck range "suck" for gaming.
Unless your talking about Hearts or Checkers....etc.

You can jockey around makes and models but at the end of the day you have a card that "sucks" for gaming.

With a 60 buck budget get a hd 6450 and accept that it will "suck" for gaming.

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I'm able to go a wee bit higher
by Darknightmare87 / September 29, 2014 11:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Let's be clear

If absolutely necessary, I can go a bit higher, but the final product including the PC and all that should be $400 or less. Any more than that is a no-go

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(NT) Then did you try for the other low cost gamer? The AMD A10?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2014 11:38 AM PDT
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Alright, back to the start. What about this configuration?
by Darknightmare87 / September 29, 2014 11:45 AM PDT

Alright, so I've decided to scrap everything and start all over. Here is what I came up with:

XFX Radeon HD 6670 2GB VRAM:

Lenovo H520 Desktop:

Kensington K64408US ProFit USB Keyboard:

Belkin 8" by 9" Mouse Pad:

V7 SA0604B-8N6 6 Port 900 Joules Surge Protector:

Mediabridge Cat5e Ethernat Patch Cable:

6FT VGA Monitor Cable:

All this came down to a little over $350.

(Again, I already have Mouse and Monitor)

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That's the DDR3 video card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2014 12:48 AM PDT
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by Bob__B / September 30, 2014 1:51 AM PDT
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