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Old 26-12-2012, 19:30
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Going to replace my old PC, only need a tower as I use my TV for the monitor, I have my eye on this
http://www.very.co.uk/mobile/acer-aspire-xc-amd-e2-processor-4gb-ram-1tb-hard-drive-base-unit---black/1167699198.prd2?aff=google&affsrc=froogle&cm_mmc=froogle-_-ELECTRICAL_AND_SEASONAL_ELECTRICAL_COMPUTING_PC'S-_-2BSES-_-Aspire_XC_AMD_E2_processor_4GB_Ram_1TB_Hard_Drive_Base_Unit_Black&istCompanyId=3bdc6c74-7f2d-4594-839e-e5b39b2661fb&istItemId=awilxilp&istBid=t


I will generally just be using it for everyday browsing and maybe streaming sky go, will this be good enough or should I look for one with dedicated graphics
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Old 26-12-2012, 21:35
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Going to replace my old PC, only need a tower as I use my TV for the monitor, I have my eye on this
http://www.very.co.uk/mobile/acer-as...lxilp&istBid=t


I will generally just be using it for everyday browsing and maybe streaming sky go, will this be good enough or should I look for one with dedicated graphics
Will be fine - generally you only need a dedicated graphics card if you are playing modern 3D games like Call of Duty etc
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Old 26-12-2012, 21:44
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For general surfing this PC from ebuyer ain't too bad.

149.99 delivered

Zoostorm Desktop PC
AMD A4 3300 2.5GHz
4GB RAM + 320GB HDD
DVD Writer
AMD Radeon HD 6410D

http://www.ebuyer.com/407538-zoostor...p-pc-7873-1076

You will need to add an operating system, keyboard and mouse.
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Old 26-12-2012, 23:30
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Will be fine - generally you only need a dedicated graphics card if you are playing modern 3D games like Call of Duty etc
What sort of games would be playable on that machine
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Old 27-12-2012, 00:33
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The posted link is dead and there's 3 or 4 Acer XC PCs on Very's site. I think it must be this PC as it's the only one with the dual core AMD E2-1800 CPU. It has an integrated Radeon HD 7340 graphics card: http://www.very.co.uk/acer-aspire-xc...aspire%2fo%2f2.

OP, if you google 'AMD E2-1800 & Radeon HD 7340 gaming' and 'Radeon HD 7340 gaming' you will find some reviews and YouTube benchmark vids of games on the first search string and benchmark results for the card on the second.
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Old 27-12-2012, 12:11
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What sort of games would be playable on that machine
'Casual' sorts - stuff like Plants vs Zombies, Bejewelled
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:31
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Would this PC be any good for gaming?

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-66...rue#overrides=

the one with the i3 processor 6gb ram and 1tb hard drive 10% off code takes it down to 341, or can I get better for the money my budget is 350
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:17
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Would this PC be any good for gaming?

http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-66...rue#overrides=

the one with the i3 processor 6gb ram and 1tb hard drive 10% off code takes it down to 341, or can I get better for the money my budget is 350
I'm afraid you can't really get away with any serious gaming on the cheap. The i3 2120 would be fairly dismal for games.
The i5 in the 429 one would be better, but you'd need to add more RAM and a graphics card to that, which would take it out of your reach.

The i3 2120 is a good budget CPU mind, I've got one in in this machine. (I'm not a gamer)
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:31
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I'm afraid you can't really get away with any serious gaming on the cheap. The i3 2120 would be fairly dismal for games.
The i5 in the 429 one would be better, but you'd need to add more RAM and a graphics card to that, which would take it out of your reach.

The i3 2120 is a good budget CPU mind, I've got one in in this machine. (I'm not a gamer)
I wouldn't go as far as saying the i3 2120 is dismal for games. I know a fair few people who run this with a decent graphics card and game modern titles fairly well.

The graphics card is more important. I have an G840 which is inferior to the 2120 but I chose it so that I could spend more on the graphics card (as that build was on a tight budget). It does fine.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...lock,3106.html

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming...iew-32586.html
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