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In need of help buying Gaming PC

#1Warhead_321Posted 8/13/2014 5:15:08 PM
Hey, I'm about to buy a used desktop online mainly to play DayZ and am not too good with computers so I would love if someone who knows about specs and pc's help.

Specs are as follows-

ASUS, AMD QUADCORE 3.4Ghz, 4GB RAM, WIN 7, 2 HDD’S, NVIDIA, WIFI
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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 @3.4 Ghz

CPU COOLER: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro, 6 heat pipes, 92 mm fan

RAM: 4 GB DDR2 PC2-6400 high performance Patriot RAM

GRAPHICS 1 (PCIe card): NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (Dual DVI, with VGA adapter)
GRAPHICS 2 (integrated): ATI Radeon HD3000 (DVI, HDMI)

HARD DRIVE 1: 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm (operating system)
HARD DRIVE 2: 640GB Western Digital 7200 rpm (storage)

AUDIO: VIA HD audio

OPTICAL DRIVE: LG DVD Multi Read/Write, CD Read/Write

WIFI: Atheros AR9281 802.11N (backward compatible with 802.11 b&g)

CASE: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition, blue LED lighting inside, side window

FANS: Cooler Master 120 mm blue LED front fan, Cooler Master 120 mm rear case fan, generic 100 mm bottom fan

POWER SUPPLY: Cooler Master Extreme 2, 525 Watt, 120 mm fan

PORTS: 8 USB(2 front, 6 rear), 8 Audio (2 front, 6 rear), LAN, 3 DVI, 1 HDMI, PS/2 Keyboard

SOFTWARE: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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I know I'm gonna need another 2-4gigs of RAM but would this run DayZ on med-high settings and keep me going without upgrading for while? Price is also under $400.
#2Jedi454Posted 8/13/2014 5:26:40 PM
Day-Z is poorly optimised, it struggles to run properly on even the best of PCs, wait until the game is completed, then you should be able to run it properly on the PC you have.
#3Warhead_321(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2014 5:41:21 PM
This would be a decent gaming rig for $400 to run most new games though right? Thanks btw, Jedi.
#4gunner967Posted 8/18/2014 9:32:58 AM
Warhead_321 posted...
This would be a decent gaming rig for $400 to run most new games though right? Thanks btw, Jedi.


For $400 it's not bad, but don't expect max settings- probably medium @720p.
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#5ClouddxPosted 8/18/2014 9:37:16 AM(edited)
gunner967 posted...
Warhead_321 posted...
This would be a decent gaming rig for $400 to run most new games though right? Thanks btw, Jedi.


For $400 it's not bad, but don't expect max settings- probably medium @720p.


I disagree, if this is a used system he is paying way to much for it.

I can build a brand new gaming system for $400 that would perform much better than that. It would be able to play all games at High or Very High settings at acceptable framerates.
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#6RadarPosted 8/19/2014 1:40:50 PM
Clouddx posted...
gunner967 posted...
Warhead_321 posted...
This would be a decent gaming rig for $400 to run most new games though right? Thanks btw, Jedi.


For $400 it's not bad, but don't expect max settings- probably medium @720p.


I disagree, if this is a used system he is paying way to much for it.

I can build a brand new gaming system for $400 that would perform much better than that. It would be able to play all games at High or Very High settings at acceptable framerates.


This. Your RAM is half what it needs to be, and you'll need at least 1gb of GRAM to play anything new.
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#7ClouddxPosted 8/19/2014 11:41:20 PM(edited)
Radar posted...
Clouddx posted...
gunner967 posted...
Warhead_321 posted...
This would be a decent gaming rig for $400 to run most new games though right? Thanks btw, Jedi.


For $400 it's not bad, but don't expect max settings- probably medium @720p.


I disagree, if this is a used system he is paying way to much for it.

I can build a brand new gaming system for $400 that would perform much better than that. It would be able to play all games at High or Very High settings at acceptable framerates.


This. Your RAM is half what it needs to be, and you'll need at least 1gb of GRAM to play anything new.


Hmm, well you seem to be new to PC gaming so...

The 750 ti has 2gb of VRAM. I have no clue what this GRAM is you're talking about, because it doesn't exist. Also, there are about 3 or 4 games out to date that can take advantage of more than 4gb of ram, mostly because every .exe is 32bit instead of 64. The prime example of this is in Crysis, it has a 32bit.exe and a 64bit.exe.

P.S. Please learn the correct terms or else you'll mislead other people into thinking there is such a thing as GRAM.
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#8ATARIJAWAPosted 8/20/2014 1:49:13 AM
Clouddx posted...
Radar posted...
Clouddx posted...
gunner967 posted...
Warhead_321 posted...
This would be a decent gaming rig for $400 to run most new games though right? Thanks btw, Jedi.


For $400 it's not bad, but don't expect max settings- probably medium @720p.


I disagree, if this is a used system he is paying way to much for it.

I can build a brand new gaming system for $400 that would perform much better than that. It would be able to play all games at High or Very High settings at acceptable framerates.


This. Your RAM is half what it needs to be, and you'll need at least 1gb of GRAM to play anything new.


Hmm, well you seem to be new to PC gaming so...

The 750 ti has 2gb of VRAM. I have no clue what this GRAM is you're talking about, because it doesn't exist. Also, there are about 3 or 4 games out to date that can take advantage of more than 4gb of ram, mostly because every .exe is 32bit instead of 64. The prime example of this is in Crysis, it has a 32bit.exe and a 64bit.exe.

P.S. Please learn the correct terms or else you'll mislead other people into thinking there is such a thing as GRAM.


You don't download GRAM and you call him new to PC Gaming?
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#9ClouddxPosted 8/20/2014 2:01:16 AM
ATARIJAWA posted...
Clouddx posted...
Hmm, well you seem to be new to PC gaming so...

The 750 ti has 2gb of VRAM. I have no clue what this GRAM is you're talking about, because it doesn't exist. Also, there are about 3 or 4 games out to date that can take advantage of more than 4gb of ram, mostly because every .exe is 32bit instead of 64. The prime example of this is in Crysis, it has a 32bit.exe and a 64bit.exe.

P.S. Please learn the correct terms or else you'll mislead other people into thinking there is such a thing as GRAM.


You don't download GRAM and you call him new to PC Gaming?


=P
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#10Fade2black001Posted 8/20/2014 2:36:47 AM
Jedi454 posted...
Day-Z is poorly optimised, it struggles to run properly on even the best of PCs, wait until the game is completed, then you should be able to run it properly on the PC you have.


Which wont be till 2020

Also TC that PC is not worth buying at all. It will be good for a media center though and light gaming...
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