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User Info: Bl00dlegend

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

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

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

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)

User Info: Dragnfyr

3 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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User Info: Bl00dlegend

3 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

User Info: fatali

3 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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User Info: -5xad0w-

3 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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User Info: kelemvor

3 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:

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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User Info: Nicodimus

3 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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User Info: TheOceIot

3 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:

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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