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#21AsellusPosted 8/4/2013 10:22:30 AM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/CyberPowerPC+-+Gamer+Xtreme+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+2TB+Hard+Drive/9244118.p?id=1219007770672&skuId=9244118

Pretty good looking system and not all that badly priced either as prebuilts go.
#22Sk8terZero(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2013 8:13:45 AM
Hey guys I just wanted to say thanks again for your help and info. I ended up taking the Asus back to Best Buy and they manager swapped it out for an HP Envy with an AMD Six-Core FX 6200, 10GB DDR3, 1.5 TB HDD, and a Radeon 7570. While I know its still a prebuilt and most of the parts are entry level, it runs Civ 5 on Med-High settings at 1920x1080 perfectly, even at late game. For me this is the best running PC I have ever had and am pretty satisfied, I just wanted some of your opinions on it.
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#23thatfool12GsPosted 8/6/2013 9:18:02 AM
Since you are limited to Best Buy..

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=1307658239&pid=mp1307658239&pcatId=abcat0502000
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#24JairPosted 8/6/2013 9:51:32 AM
Sk8terZero posted...
Hey guys I just wanted to say thanks again for your help and info. I ended up taking the Asus back to Best Buy and they manager swapped it out for an HP Envy with an AMD Six-Core FX 6200, 10GB DDR3, 1.5 TB HDD, and a Radeon 7570. While I know its still a prebuilt and most of the parts are entry level, it runs Civ 5 on Med-High settings at 1920x1080 perfectly, even at late game. For me this is the best running PC I have ever had and am pretty satisfied, I just wanted some of your opinions on it.


As long as you're satisfied with the performance, sure. That should also be able to run Skyrim at a good frame rate as long as you don't go crazy with mods, anti-aliasing, and shadows. For Simcity, I'm in the dark as I've not played it. Basically, as long as you're realistic with expectations and are prepared to sacrifice a few bells and whistles, you should be okay as an occasional gamer.

The issue is how much of a pinch in performance you're going to feel with upcoming games, but I guess that's a concern you can leave for the future.