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08-Aug-2010, 09:18 PM #1
Exclamation I want to get into PC gaming, please help.
I currently have this computer:

I've bought some games off of Steam (Empire: Total War and Tropico 3) and they run well, but I was wondering if someone could tell me if the computer is good enough for gaming (overall). If not, what can I change. I'm a complete noob at this point and really need some help. Thanks in advance.

I don't want anything too big. Just something good enough to run at least most, if not all, games on medium. Thanks in advance.
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09-Aug-2010, 12:32 AM #2

Here you go amigo :]
This site is literally made to tell you if your computer passes the minimum / recommended requirements to play the game on high quality with good performance.

This will make it much easier for you to find out.
(There is a drop down list of almost all games)
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09-Aug-2010, 02:44 AM #3
I wouldnt trust the website personally, I have used it in the past and it has been totally wrong. It is good as a very rough guide, nothing more in my opinion.

The graphics card in that system is pretty low end (HD4350) so that is something that may need a bit of a boost. However, if you were going to do that you would also need to replace the PSU (Power Supply) as 300w isn't really going to cut it with a newer card.

Generally, HP use standard ATX PSU's (but not guaranteed to) and this would be factor to consider. If you machine does not have a standard ATX PSU then you would probably have to get a replacment specifically from HP which will cost you more for a lower quality unit.

If you were looking at upgrading, what sort of budget are we looking at as that will also be a factor to consider.
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