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is this a good starter gaming pc?


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#1 muyara

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:54 AM

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP---Pavilion-Desktop---8GB-Memory---1TB-Hard-Drive/5563016.p?skuId=5563...

I am interested in getting this pc for gaming, i usually only play mmorpgs like Wow or Diablo 3, guild wars, free mmorpgs usually and The Sims 3. So would this be a good one to get for that purpose? I know ill upgrade the graphics card sooner or later when i get the money and i might also upgrade the processor if its so slow. Any help would be grateful Thanks~

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

The thing to remember with name brand computers is:

1. the power supply will be just big enough. Upgrade the video card, means upgrade power supply.
2. Extremely limited CPU upgradability. Basically what you buy is what you have.

Name brand computers upgrades are pretty much Limited to adding memory, Hard drive or optical drive as well as limited slots for add on cards. You buy a Name brand if you will be happy with it as it is.

And you link didn't work. What model was it?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:11 PM

HP p7-1234

Could you recommend me a gaming pc or custom one under $600?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

Maybe killerx525 or DJBPace07 can help here, I'm more or a Intel CPU and Nvidia user.

This one is AMD CPU and ATI video.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

Im fine with Intel/Nvidia, anything that is decent for gaming lol

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

I'd recommend this HP because it has the latest generation APU and better integrated graphics which will definitely help in games. It also can be upgraded in the future like adding in a GPU and upgrading to the fastest CPU which in my opinion won't be really necessary as the CPU that the system comes with it already a quad core.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:56 AM

Hi killerx525

I was hoping you would help as I am not up on AMD since I stopped using them back in the slot A days.
That does like like a better computer.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

Yes, the new Trinity APU has some big improvements in the CPU and GPU area and is now even faster then Intel's graphics solution.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:32 PM

Could you recommend a good custom build gaming pc within the price range of $600
Im really considering the Hp you recommended but i want to be 100% certain before i get it ^^'

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:43 AM

Maingear makes some really high quality custom desktops but it's gonna cost you a bit more then $600.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 09:59 AM

would this one be just as good or better than the Hp p7 1235? Cyberpower pc gameer ultra 0298?

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

It has a far greater CPU upgrade potential since it uses a AM3+ socket and the 6670 is faster then integrated graphics in the APU. But the downside to this, is with these "cheaper" companies, they tend to use low quality components like the power supply which is a really bad thing to do as the power supply is like the "backbone" of the system. The company Maingear uses high quality components hence why the base price is a bit pricy in my opinion. But i reckon, you should stick with the HP as you would probably won't encounter to much issues with it.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

alright thanks ^^




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