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2 years ago#1
How are these specs for gaming?

AMD A8-5500 3.2GHz with AMD Radeon HD 7560D
8GB RAM
2tb Hard Drive

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1034790.htm


Also, I am planning to add a Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card to it later on

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GeForce-Graphics-Express-128-bit-Dust-Proof/dp/B00IITDIHM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394501126&sr=8-2&keywords=asus+geforce+gtx+750

I want to run games like Day Z, Titanfall and Star Wars The Old Republic

Is this a good set up? Only got a 400 budget (around $650)
2 years ago#2
It's pretty bad. Don't get a prebuilt and then upgrade it. Just build the whole thing from scratch because it's cheaper. Also don't get an AMD A series CPU if you're planning to buy a dedicated graphics card. The whole draw of the AMD A-series is the integrated graphics.
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2 years ago#3
I read that I can use dual graphics cards with AMD A series?

It's my first gaming pc so I do not know much about it
2 years ago#4
Bl00dlegend posted...
I read that I can use dual graphics cards with AMD A series?

It's my first gaming pc so I do not know much about it


You can, IF you use an AMD card, and you are thinking of buying a Nvidia card.

Now even though it is possible, it may not be the best solution. A medium video card could give you better results.
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2 years ago#5
If you are going AMD and getting a dedicated video card, drop the APU for a similarly priced CPU.
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2 years ago#6
Yeah the cool thing about building your own is you can skimp out on things you don't need (2TB HD/Blu Ray) and focus on a good GPU/CPU combo.

Or you could buy a barebones system if you just want something in between. Something like this:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-383-OK&groupid=43&catid=2502

if you add a 4670K and 8GB of RAM it comes out to around 322 GBP. All you need is a GPU to add to it, whatever would be compatible with that 300 watt Bronze certified power supply. Maybe a 750ti.
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2 years ago#7
Advice #1: Get an Intel CPU, either i5 or i7.

Advice #2: Don't buy a pre-built PC. It's so easy to build your own these days, even I learned how to do it (on youtube.) You get a lot more for your money.
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2 years ago#8
NCIX will built your PC for $50. All you have to do is select the parts, which we can help you with, and add the following to your shopping cart: http://products.ncix.com/detail/pc-assembly-and-testing-with-a0-7842.htm

That being said, building it yourself isn't too hard (there are step by step guides on YouTube) and you will save some money.
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