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How good is my newly bought PC for gaming

By dakid192
May 2, 2009
  1. just got the computer just wanted to know what are you guys thoughts on how well this will play games like crysis on max ill also be playing on a 22" 2253lw samsug lcd. any siggestions on improvment i would like.



    Okia ATX 550W Power Supply

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Quad core

    EVGA 512-P3-N862-AR GeForce 9600GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3

    ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

    payed $622 for all of this
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Dunno about max but you should be able to play with modest to decent settings, at least.

    Your system (minus the monitor and unstated peripherals as well as shipping and any labor), works out to about $500ish e-tail, so your price is about right.

    The first thing that I'd probably swap out is your PSU. From what I can see it is likely Broadway's Okia model which isn't too impressive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ription=Okia ATX 550W Power Supply &x=16&y=31

    The next major upgrade, short of building a new system, would probably be to your graphics card, but that is likely unjustified at this point. Otherwise, perhaps a dedicated sound card if you have some decent speakers/headset.
     
  3. dakid192

    dakid192 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    also it came to be $622 with the wireless key/mouse, optical drive and the computer case which by them selves r $80
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    Hence my saying that the price paid is about right...
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Decent price, but I think too CPU centered, it would have been better with a 4770, 4850, or 4870 and a dual or triple core, but yes it is good.
    Yes the powersupply is unreliable.
     
  6. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,274   +152

    Aye.. Graphics card may be a little underpowered in my opinion also.
     
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