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Hey so i am pretty new to this forums and the whole gaming pc jig in general. I am gonna try get a summer job this year and hopefully will be able to save up for a budget gaming pc. I will firstly be playing casual games like minecraft, tf2, etc but am hoping that it will be able to run some decent games with a decent fps on medium settings hopefully. I will not be able to afford anything too crazy and i am customizing it from this website called custompc.ie. I will post all the specs it provides and i would like some feed back on whether you think this would do for casual to possibly some more decent gaming.


PC Case: Zalman Z3 Midi Plus

Processor CPU: AMD A8 6600k 4.2 ghz 4 core black edition

CPU Cooling: AMD Fan Cooled (Only other option it gives is a liquid cooling system and that would be too expensive)

Memory: 8gb DDR3 1600mhz Corsair

Motherboard: Asus A55BM-A with USB 3.0 support

SSD: None (I know ssd would help out alot but i most likely will not have the money to include an ssd)

Hard Disk: 500gb Sata Hard Disk (I prob wont need a tera cause on my current crappy pc is have a c: drive with 225gb and a d: drive with 225gb, pretty much everything is on my c: drive and i still have loads of space.)

Optical Drive: 24X DVD Rewriter

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD7560D with HDMI

Sound Card: Realtek 8 Channel Hd Audio

Power Supply: 500 Watt ATX Power Supply

That is the main computer I will be running this with windows 7 home premium probably. Please respond if you think that this will suffice for some casual gaming to possibly some demanding gaming at mid settings. It would be much appreciated. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 9
Have you looked into a 750k + 260x?
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
I will be sure to, thanks
post #4 of 9
You won't need a 500W PSU just buy a 450 of good quality.
Also, since the video memeory your A8 will be using in graphics processing is the RAM, I suggest getting faster RAM or OC-able RAM.
As tbbt said, an AMD Athlon 750K+Radeon R7 260X would be a very good, cost effective and cheap setup. It'll also be able to handle newer games coming out since it is better in multithreaded performance than the A8.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: at what resolution will you be gaming at. I have an R7 260X, which maxes out everything (so far) at the 768p.
    
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
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Originally Posted by Jaydev16 View Post

You won't need a 500W PSU just buy a 450 of good quality.
Also, since the video memeory your A8 will be using in graphics processing is the RAM, I suggest getting faster RAM or OC-able RAM.
As tbbt said, an AMD Athlon 750K+Radeon R7 260X would be a very good, cost effective and cheap setup. It'll also be able to handle newer games coming out since it is better in multithreaded performance than the A8.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: at what resolution will you be gaming at. I have an R7 260X, which maxes out everything (so far) at the 768p.

With that setup a 350-400W will be more then fine.

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Thanks for your comments guys I was just not too sure on all of this since i am pretty new to this but you have all been a lot of help thumb.gif
post #7 of 9
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would an Octigen PSU 450W EUP work with this?
post #8 of 9
Not worth it
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
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Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
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Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
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