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Is the Fusion 600 Elite PC any good for gaming?

By razaguy
May 9, 2011
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  1. hi guys,
    Iv'e been searching for a decent gaming computer that will run certain games and i found the Fusion 600 Elite PC. I tweeked it a bit on the website "pcspecialist.co.uk" and i only want the tower with certain components. Here is a list of everything:

    Case
    STYLISH PIANO BLACK ENIGMA CASE + 2 FRONT USB

    Processor (CPU)
    AMD PHENOM II X2 560 (3.30GHz/6MB CACHE/AM3) - BLACK EDITION

    Motherboard
    ASUS® M4A78LT-M: mATX MAINBOARD, DDR3, USB 2.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s

    Memory (RAM)
    4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)

    Graphics Card
    1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS 450 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11, 3D Vision Ready

    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    1TB WD CAVIAR GREEN WD10EARS, SATA 3 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE

    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

    Power Supply
    450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29)

    Processor Cooling
    STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER

    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

    Network Facilities
    ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

    USB Options
    4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

    Also the games that i would want all this to play on are Dawn of war II and team fortress 2.
     
  2. tractorphil

    tractorphil TS Member Posts: 62

    The system looks good to play the games you have listed. If you can afford it, I would go with the x4 955. I have owned the x2 550 and it did fine but just seems to struggle a bit with some applications and games,the x4 955 made my games and other programs run a lot smoother plus it has two extra cores.
     
  3. razaguy

    razaguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    oh yeah, i changed the processes to the x4 955 and changed the case to a cheaper one and it evens out as a £8 difference.
    so yeah :grinthumb
     
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    The graphics card is weak IMO.
     
  5. razaguy

    razaguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    new graphics card

    ok the graphics card that i have listed is a 3D one and im not interested in that so ive changed it to the
    "1GB ATI RADEON™ HD5450 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11"
    so can some one tell me if thats any better than the other one i listed above and tell me if its powerful enough to play games like dawn of war II, team fortress II and WOW.
    thank you
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Even worse.
    They both suck IMO.
     
  7. razaguy

    razaguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    so what your telling me that they won't be able to play any of the games that i have listed?
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    No I said they're bad, with the 5450 being the weaker of the two..
    I'm sure they'll start up the games just fine; I'm also sure that you'll get poor frame rates.
    Those cards are not very good for gaming, you should switch around your configuration for a better card.
     
  9. razaguy

    razaguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    can you give me a name of one, because i want one thats decent,
     
  10. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,172   +37

    An Nvidia GTX 460 or even an AMD 5770 would do you well. Also, who make is your power supply?
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    The GTS 450 should be able to handle all three games on relatively High settings, provided you're gaming at resolutions under 1600x1200. Also, WoW performs better with a quad-core CPU, so get one if possible.

    You don't need to get a GTX 460 for those games unless you're going to game at or beyond that resolution I specified above.
     
     
  12. razaguy

    razaguy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    the power supply is 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
     
  13. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    I would suggest a GTX 550 Ti/ GTX 550 Ti TOP. That's what I am thinking about buying.

    @ hellokitty[hk] GTS 450 is not that bad though. It is better than the Radeon 5770 or even 5800 series when super overclocked
     
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    But I don't like it's name :(.
     
  15. Atham

    Atham TS Enthusiast Posts: 520

    You don't like the name? WTF?
     


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