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Considering getting a new pc, some advice please

#1Taahir09Posted 2/23/2014 7:48:25 AM
Hi, I'm looking to get a new pc but within a budget. Also I'm going to be using it for gaming and I'd love to be able to play every game at max settings and 1080p atleast but for now I'll settle for 720p with medium settings. I don't mind lowering settings but I don't want to drop the resolution. So I found this build online and would like to know if its good enough.


Thermaltake V2 350Watt ATX Case
AMD® A8 6600K Richland™ Series APU - 3.9GHz Quad Core, Socket FM2,
Radeon™ HD 8570D Graphics
MSI® AMD A55MA-E33 chipset PCI-E AMD Hybrid Crossfire support
Raid 0/1/10/JBOD Support, 4GB DDR 3 1333 Memory, Integrated Realtek 8ch Sound
500GB SATA III hard drive
LG 24xDVD-writer


Is this build capable of running games at the settings I want till mid next year? I'll be upgrading sometime next year or even getting a new pc. Also is this pc 64 bit capable as I'll be using windows 7 64 bit on it. I'll be getting this pc for around $400 so is this a good deal or am I better off getting a ps3 and a few games for that price?
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Why is it so hard?
#2Taahir09(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 8:32:41 AM
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#3Taahir09(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 9:25:53 AM
Bump bump bump bump bump X_X
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#4tiger8191Posted 2/23/2014 9:26:56 AM
Well it will play games on low/med. trouble is that upgrading will be more expensive since it needs so much upgrading to get where you really want it. It needs a gpu but any decent gpu will require a new PSU. Then it your looking to max everything at 1080p you're going to need to upgrade the CPU. And depending in what you choose a new motherboard. Then add another 4gb ram. So logically this will be a horrible choice.

What is your budget. If you don't want to just build a pc now then we can find a better cheaper prebuilt and add a gpu or just build a PC that will require much less upgrading ($) in the near future.
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#5Taahir09(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 9:57:07 AM
My budget at the moment is about $600. I don't mind waiting for a few months looking for a good deal. Also I'm not from the US and when it comes to pc's and gaming things are much more expensive here. The thing about me being able to upgrade next year is coz I'll be completing my degree in the next few months and will be starting work so I'll have a lil bit more money to play around with.
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#6Taahir09(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 10:07:13 AM
Also I'm happy with 30 fps for now. I need a lil help because I've never really used an AMD processor so I'd also like to know a bit about the reliability. I know factory faults can always happen but I won't be overclocking anything so I need a system that could last for 1.5 years max.
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#7tiger8191Posted 2/23/2014 10:47:55 AM
AMD is fine.

What country are you in?
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#8Taahir09(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2014 12:13:37 PM
I'm in South Africa. Thanks for all the info so far.
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#9Taahir09(Topic Creator)Posted 2/24/2014 6:59:55 AM
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