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I meant to take my father to Microcenter to get them to build him a real decent PC, but he went ahead and got a Best Buy PC *sigh*


It's recent, it's some AMD quad core APU with Radeon 8330 integrated GPU. Knowing this will blow, i ordered the GTX 750 Ti, since i figured a recent AMD APU quad core is OKish, but the GPU, being integrated, ain't all that great at all. and nevermind the PSU, i don't think there is a external PCI-E output.


So, the GTX 750 Ti is powered only by PCI-E bus right? and it should just slot in without too much fuss? Hopefully prebuilts are built a lil bit better nowadays than before, but still.


Sorry if i couldn't get exact CPU specs, i had a short glance of it.
     
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I meant to take my father to Microcenter to get them to build him a real decent PC, but he went ahead and got a Best Buy PC *sigh*

 

You could have had us help you build him one instead.

 

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It's recent, it's some AMD quad core APU with Radeon 8330 integrated GPU. Knowing this will blow, i ordered the GTX 750 Ti, since i figured a recent AMD APU quad core is OKish, but the GPU, being integrated, ain't all that great at all. and nevermind the PSU, i don't think there is a external PCI-E output.


So, the GTX 750 Ti is powered only by PCI-E bus right? and it should just slot in without too much fuss? Hopefully prebuilts are built a lil bit better nowadays than before, but still.


Sorry if i couldn't get exact CPU specs, i had a short glance of it.

 

Before going any further, I have one question: what will he be using this computer for?

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You could have had us help you build him one instead.


Before going any further, I have one question: what will he be using this computer for?

Eh, Microcenter does a good job on their sales for PC parts, and they build it nicely, that's fine for me.

He wants to play stuff like iL-2 Sturmovik and FSX, sailing simulators, etc.

And he has it hooked up to a 42inch TV that's only 1366x768, so the GTX 750 Ti will overkill it enough anyway.

Nothing like Crysis 3 or anything like that.
     
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The 750 Ti is good enough for up to 1920x1080, if you drop AA and such though.
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As far as I know the hd 8330 is only available on the a4 5000 which is a laptop cpu. He may have bought a desktop with a laptop board on it.

If that is the case, then you won't be able to put it in the computer because it won't have a pci-e x16 slot.
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nooooooooooooo


I knew Best Buy sucked, but his old computer HAD a PCI-E slot, come on. Laptop boards in Desktops? that is BS!

I'm hoping he has the receipt... But then again i need to recheck his actual best buy PC and see for myself if it's what you claim.
     
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nooooooooooooo


I knew Best Buy sucked, but his old computer HAD a PCI-E slot, come on. Laptop boards in Desktops? that is BS!

I'm hoping he has the receipt... But then again i need to recheck his actual best buy PC and see for myself if it's what you claim.

Yeah it's something you have to look out for nowadays. OEM's have been doing this a lot in the last couple years in their lower end office machines. The a4-5000 is a quad core mobile chip w/ the hd 8330, so it seems consistent with the information you have given us so far.
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Yeah it's something you have to look out for nowadays. OEM's have been doing this a lot in the last couple years in their lower end office machines. The a4-5000 is a quad core mobile chip w/ the hd 8330, so it seems consistent with the information you have given us so far.

I'm hoping he has the receipt, then we'll get a proper desktop. Not this lame-ass lapdesktop crap.
     
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I'm hoping he has the receipt, then we'll get a proper desktop. Not this lame-ass lapdesktop crap.

Try to convince him to let you build him one.
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Ya i got it covered now, i went with a decent 300w PSU and cheap H81 motherboard, along with i5-4570. Not that this rig has to be OCed or anything, it's only a man-room PC for old IL-2 Sturmovik, nothing much.


Still, the whole laptop-in-a-desktop is such a conjob especially from Best Buy.
     
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