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I want to get into PC gaming, please help.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Saaking, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. Saaking

    Saaking Thread Starter

    Aug 8, 2010
    I currently have this computer:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...=us&docname=c01859815&product=4007333&lang=en

    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.
  2. i4gotmyname281


    Aug 9, 2010

    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)
  3. Tanis

    Tanis Shane

    May 29, 2006
    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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