building a gaming pc help

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
December 25, 2011 at 00:27:26
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.81 GHz / 1.5GB
Well...I'm planning to buy a pc with this specs

Intel Core i3 3.1GHz
2GB RAM
500GB HDD
Nvidia GeForce GT210 1GB Video Card
ATX Casing

would it work out?? will I be able to run new games without problems??

I'm tired of a freaking piece of crap pc o.O


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#1
December 25, 2011 at 00:52:38
I'm not an expert on gaming machines particularly, but even I can see that a cheap, old graphics card will not be able to run the latest games, the processor is not the best and you may need a bit more RAM, depending on what OS you intend to use. Running modern games always demands the most recent, powerful hardware & you need to increase your budget substantially to get all games to work well.

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#2
December 25, 2011 at 01:02:26
thanks for the fast reply!

can you give me some good video cards??

I'm tired of a freaking piece of crap pc o.O


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#3
December 25, 2011 at 02:16:21
U don't need "most recent, powerful hardware" to run new games.
How about AMD quad core phenom II x4 955 for $120 at newegg?
Yes 210gt is old and not a gaming card, checkout GTX 550Ti.
I didn't see PSU listed, just make sure u don't buy a junk unit.
If u are intel fanboy stick to quad core sandy bridge core i5 chip.

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#4
December 25, 2011 at 06:30:54
Those aren't gaming specs. And you left out 2 of the most important pieces of hardware - the motherboard & the power supply.

You could probably get by with the i3, but I'd recommend a better CPU. And you should have at least 4GB RAM. You definitely need to choose a different video card - as kuwese said, the GT 210 is NOT good for gaming. Have a look at this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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