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Old 07-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---Pavilion-Desktop---8GB-Memory---1TB-Hard-Drive/5563016.p?skuId=5563...
I am interested in getting this pc for gaming, i usually only play mmorpgs like Wow or Diablo 3, guild wars or really any free mmorpg and The Sims 3. So would this be a good one to get for that purpose? I know ill upgrade the graphics card sooner or later when i get the money and i might also upgrade the processor if its so slow. Any help would be grateful Thanks~
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well - if you want to game you will probably have to get a new Video card (as you said) . However, most of these pre-made systems have terrible PSU's- like a poorly made 350 watt, which will not safely run a good dedicated graphics card- so you will have to buy and install both a new GPU and PSU to increase the systems gaming abilities. As it is sold you will have to play on low settings- which maybe all you want. Here is a link for info on the video card: AMD Radeon HD 6530D - Games 6530D
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think it would be a bad idea to get this for gaming. that isnt a graphics card, it is integrated graphics. the psu is not made for a graphics card upgrade. there are an extra 2 cores on the cpu that youll never use.

what is your budget?
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you considered just building yourself?
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What about this Hp Hp p7 1235 or even this Cyberpowerpc Gamer Ultra 0298
maybe this? Cyberpower gamer ultra 2114

I have also thought of building my self but i have not idea where to start... and my budget..i would like to keep it under $600, but where i can upgrade in the future.
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Yes you are much better off building yourself!!! Do you already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse etc. DO you need a new OS or do you have a win7 64 bit already? For $600 it will be tight.
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600 will be tight no matter what but especially on a budget building is your best bet, it's not hard either.
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Yeah, shouldn't be too bad.
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