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Asus - Essentio Desktop with Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor - CG5270-BP003
I was wondering is this computer good enough for gaming?
I ask the people at best buy and they said yes because they are commissioned if not what is a cheap gaming computer and don't say build your own I want it prebuilt.
 
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The GPU it has sucks for gaming.
 
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What does that mean Im kinda a noob??:thumbup:
 
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Alright could it run cod 5 and fallout 3 im on a budget!!
If not could you recomend a desktop that could.:biggrin:
 
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I don't think it would get along with CoD5 & Fallout 3 that well.

You could always just get a better card to replace it.

(FYI, the GT220 is most likely a rebranded 9600GT, so I'd suggest going with HD4850/70/90; or if you want to stick with Nvidia a GTX 260 or similar.)
 
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I don't think it would get along with CoD5 & Fallout 3 that well.

You could always just get a better card to replace it.

(FYI, the GT220 is most likely a rebranded 9600GT, so I'd suggest going with HD4850/70/90; or if you want to stick with Nvidia a GTX 260 or similar.)

Could you get me a link please!!!:biggrin:
 
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What resolution are you going to be running the games at?
 
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The highest resolution for that monitor is 1920 x 1080

If you are getting just a video card, your best bet right now at the moment is any ATi 4k series. Don't listen to the nVidia fanboy's right now as it is lacking behind.
 
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From best performance to worst:

4890 ($200)
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4890/HTDI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Pros: Will be able to max out completely, with extremely playable frames.
Cons: Most expensive of the three.

4870 ($150)
Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Pros: Most likely will be able to max out completely with extremely playable frames.
Cons: Not as powerful as the 4890, less future-proof.

4850 ($100)
Newegg.com - MSI R4850-2D1G OC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Pros: Cheapest of them, will most likely perform fine on high - maxed settings.
Cons: Least powerful of all of them.

The prices are taking into account the MIR on the 4890 and 4850.

If you are tight on your budget, go with the 4850; it will perform fine. If you aren't, then I'd opt for one of the other cards.
 
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Hey would i be able to use dual cards with the one already in the computer and then put in the 4850:? I really want hdmi out.
 
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If you REALLY want a prebuilt I would just recommend buying a barebone kit, then put in your own parts, not really building it yourself, but not really getting a prebuilt because for $700 you can build a decent rig.
 
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:mellow:Could you recomend a bare bones and what parts to upgrade I have till Christmas
 
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You do know a barebones kit would still need to be 'built' once you recieved the parts, right?

The only 2 reasons you'd get a barebone: It's on an absurd deal OR you don't want to risk hardware incompatibility...

If you wanted to build it yourself we could create a list of hardware for you, so you wouldn't be risking hardware incompatibility.
 
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