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Are these specs enough for next gen gaming?

#1Bl00dlegendPosted 12/10/2013 2:23:38 PM
3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
2Gb Dedicated Graphics
#2MahoganyTooth92Posted 12/10/2013 2:26:22 PM
Bl00dlegend posted...
2Gb Dedicated Graphics

2Gb implies a decent card, but the words "Dedicated graphics" sounds fishy.

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#3EternalFlame66Posted 12/10/2013 2:28:48 PM
needs more information
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#4Bl00dlegend(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 2:29:07 PM
It's on internet

here is link
#5MahoganyTooth92Posted 12/10/2013 2:33:23 PM
You're buying a prebuilt? Then no, you won't be able to play games well, if at all.
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#6DragnfyrPosted 12/10/2013 2:38:45 PM(edited)
No, that desktop is terrible judging from the specs listed on Asus' website. To get the best performance for the price you must build a custom gaming PC. Short of building it yourself you must buy a preassembled custom gaming PC from a computer store.
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#7ShubPosted 12/10/2013 2:39:24 PM
Not for that price.
"3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processor" is fine. It means it's an Ivy Bridge quad-core Core i5. Probably an i5-3330 or 3470 or something like that. Not top of the line but it's fine.
"8Gb DDR3 RAM"
"2Gb Dedicated Graphics" is how they cheat ignorant customers. It could be fine, but it probably isn't fine for gaming at all, given the price of the computer. It's likely some junk like a 6570 or 6670 on which they slapped 2 GB of VRAM to make it sound good, but it's still useless for gaming. So in all likelihood, you'll want something better if your goal is to game, especially "next-gen" gaming (which isn't really a thing as far as PC gaming is concerned).

But before you upgrade the video card, you need to know what the computer's power supply is, and since it's probably crap, you'll probably need to swap that as well.
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#8Majoras_pantsPosted 12/10/2013 2:51:29 PM
You only have three real options if you want to get into PC gaming.

The best option is to build a PC. watch a couple youtube tutorials, it's extremely easy, and the nget someone here to help you pick out parts on

The second best option is to have someone build one for you, and give them a case of beer or something for their trouble.

The third option is to wait and buy a steambox, and install Windows onto it.
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#9VIP86Posted 12/10/2013 3:55:30 PM
I did some research and these are the cards that Asus says could come with the prebuilt.
NVIDIA® GeForce G505 1GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GT620 1GB/2GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GT625 2GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GT630 2GB
NVIDIA® GeForce GT640 3GB
AMD® Radeon HD8350 1GB
AMD® Radeon HD7470 1GB

You are probably getting a GT640 at best, since the website said 2GB of Vram.