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.625 build questions
01-12-2012, 02:51 AM,
.625 build questions
I've always wanted to Build my own computer and browsing through this site gives me the confidence to do so. Unfortunately my budget is 500 which has to include the price of the os. So I was thinking of the .625 build but will it be able to play games such as the new star wars online, Starcraft, and shogun 2 at a playable frame rate on Medium settings on a 720 LCD tv?

Or considering the tight budget would I be better off purchasing this load out from a local pc shop:
I apologize for the link it's easier than typing the information myself as it doesn't allow me to copy and paste the info. Confused

I appreciate your suggestions. Thanks a lot.

01-12-2012, 09:27 AM,
RE: .625 build questions
The PC that you linked to will not let play those games at medium settings, if even at all, considering that it has a very weak integrated graphic processor.

Tier 0.625 will have no problem running those games at medium, if not high, on a 720p TV.

However, considering that the games that you want to play are highly CPU intensive, I'd recommend upgrading the CPU to the Intel Pentium G860, which will cost you $17 more but will also give you a solid 10-30% performance increase in some scenarios.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
01-12-2012, 09:29 AM,
RE: .625 build questions
I would definitely not purchase that pre-built custom PC because it is using onboard graphics. That's a big reason why the price is so low.

Also, 30 day warranty is laughable. If you buy the parts yourself, you'll get at least a year, typically more, on every part.
01-12-2012, 08:48 PM,
RE: .625 build questions
Thanks so much for the input, I appreciate it. I look forward to getting this project started soon.

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